Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Best Of 2008

The past couple of years I have been doing semi-annual collections of my best posts (which is like picking the fastest turtle). Since I missed the one in June this year, I am doing a double sized year-end Best Of. And what a year it has been.


I like to travel and travel makes for good blogging material. When I went to England on my son’s Spring Break trip, I managed to blog every day for a week. Here all my London related posts in one place.

Our big summer vacation was to Cape Cod, which is not far from Mianus. There we hunted lighthouses both on the Cape and on Marthas Vineyard.

And for Thanksgiving we tagged along with our son so we could see him march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

But you can be a tourist in your own town and I heartily greeted the opening of our newest, decades in the planning, fantastic tourist attraction on the Inner Harbor waterfront: The Baltimore Visitors Center.


This election year was one of the most discussed ones ever. The few times I treaded into the waters of political satire were a mixed bag. Some posts were duds, but among the better ones were my Candidate Comparison Guide and my career counseling for Sarah Palin.

Personal Experience

Part of my reasoning for a blog is to relay events and experiences that are unique to me. Otherwise you’d just read the blog of somebody wittier and smarter than me. This year I stalked Maureen Dowd and shook hands with George Snuffleupagus. I also showed some Chinese educators who has the best mussels.


Comics are and always will be a recurring toping here at Foma*. This year we got a little metaphysical and explained why Gene Weingarten is an asshat. The annual National Crappy Comics Competition was as popular ever. And I continued to show why I am the Mel to Francesco Marciuliano’s Flight of the Conchords by hosting the Sally Forth Expo as well as sitting on the casting couch. Expect more Forth frivolity in the future.

Pop Culture

I’m got into this whole random pop philosophy game with my three part essay on the Barack Generation (which I tagged as the Tail Boomers) including the handy-dandy identification chart. I think I have a knack for this. I can’t do any worse than Jonathan Pontell.


Finally, sometimes its just fun to do something frivolous (and by the way, you really should check out Mianus) and goof-around like with my tribute to Cheerwine or my uniquely spelled campaign to Frii the Miis.

I want to thank everybody for putting up with me for another year. Tomorrow we will review more of the year past and look ahead to next year.

BlatantCommentWhoring™: As is tradition on my Best Of posts, please feel free to link to your favorite post on your blog.


The Self-Deprechaun said...

Thanks for visiting me and looks like I came to the perfect entry to catch up on the best of your thoughts.

Hale McKay said...

I thought I'd drop by in response to your visit to my place.

(I agree with your assessment of smoking 2 packs of cigarettes after sex.)

I've just spent at least a half hour scrolling, reading and touring this and your other sites.

I especially liked your categorized surveys of the various comic strips.

I'm bookmarking you now and will also add you to my blogroll.

Have a Happy New Year.

yellojkt said...

Thanks, Hale. It's always good to have new readers. Tell your friends about me.