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In past years, on the website www.carnivalofglee.com I’ve taken some time at the end of the year to chronicle some of the notable events of the year gone by…just like everyone else does. To help shake things up a little, and because I have young children and am therefore steeped in the literature, my year-in-review is presented in the style of the classic children’s book “Goodnight Moon”. Get cozy, children. Nighty-night!


(With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)

In the year gone by,

There were government budget deals – okay, not really.

And killer cantaloupe

And satellite pictures of…

Earth-like Kepler 22-b

And presidential wannabes marching through Iowa

And two dead terror leaders

And a pair of royals – Kate and Wills!

And a little Muppet action on the big screen

And an NBA lockout

And riots in London and Egypt and Syria

And a quiet old man predicting the world’s end

Goodnight Borders Books

Goodnight Wisconsin (and all) public employees

Goodnight tsunamis, tornadoes, quakes and Charlie Sheen

Goodnight Oprah show

And “All My Children”

Goodnight Steve Jobs

Goodnight Elisabeth Sladen

Goodnight Harry Morgan

And goodnight college scandals

Goodnight European economies

And goodnight “Family Circus” creator Bil Keane

Goodnight BK King

And goodnight Amy Winehouse

Goodnight Liz Taylor

And goodnight Murdoch’s “News of the World”

Goodnight Jack Lalaine

Goodnight Sidney Lumet

And goodnight to the war in Iraq (we hope)

Goodnight Jerry Lewis at MDA

Goodnight Joe Frazier

Goodnight occupiers everywhere


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