Lets drink to ’09 with a good belt of wine
(though whiskey may well be more fitting!)
The recession was hairy,
The swine flu was scary,
And Oprah announced she was quitting!
While we loved Lady Gaga
The Octomom saga
Struck many as shameless and wrong.
We witnessed the rift
Between Kanye and Swift,
And Phelps was caught smoking a bong!
When a pilot’s quick brain
Saved his passenger plane
On the Hudson, the tale was a thriller.
Balloon boy was phony,
As rubber baloney,
The abs on werewolves were killer!
A governor’s flame was an Argentine dame,
Bringing scandal to South Carolina.
There were pirate attacks,
There was Goldman and Sachs,
There was poisonous drywall from China!!
The pres was sworn in
And he flashed us a grin,
While exuding his usual charms.
Though some thought it shady,
The stylish First Lady
Asserted her right to bare arms.
While Michelle was in Vogue,
Sarah Palin went Rogue,
And political tensions were showing.
With the gathering storm
Over health care reform
The Tea Party movement was growing.
The Hollywood crew gave us “Transformers 2”,
While “up” was a true work of art.
There was Bruno (a jerk!)
Plus a young Captain Kirk
And an overweight mall cop named Blart.
Those admen on “Mad Men”
Were sexy-yet-sad men,
With lives full of pressure and toil.
Adam Lambert came out,
Leaving no shred of doubt,
And who didn’t love Susan Boyle?
When a huge SUV
Hit a hydrant and tree,
And the juiciest rumors proved true,
The endorsements went winging,
For that kind of swinging,
Just wasn’t the Tiger we knew.
And Pop lost its King,
What a terrible thing,
For an artist with hit after hit.
There were songs and orations,
With loud lamentations,
For everyone knew This was It.
There were others as well,
Who went out, sad to tell.
We saw Cronkite and Kennedy fall.
Bea Arthur is gone,
Ed McMahon has passed on.
And Mary left Peter and Paul.
With the passing of Farrah,
We ended an era,
And Soupy and Swayzee went too.
DeLuise said goodbye,
As did OxiClean guy
And the soft spoken star of “kung-Fu”.
Yet some news was brighter
And made us feel lighter,
In spite of our sorrows and peeves.
There was a Google wave chat,
And a keyboarding cat.
There were trendy new blankets with sleeves.
Though we still can’t erase
All the troubles we face,
From the climate to high unemployment,
Let’s be of good cheer
And they won’t interfere
With our holiday fun and enjoyment.
We’ll turn from the news
To whatever we choose,
Be it Lifetime or ESPN.
And after a break
We’ll be ready to take,
The big plunge into Twenty Ten!