144. 2008 As Dave Barry Remembers It

Well, you owe yourself a little chuckle or two, or seven or 23. And probably several laugh out loud moments. I have just the ticket. Read Dave Barry's year in review. Need some convincing? I'll whet your appetite.

"How weird a year was it?
Here's how weird:
• O.J. actually got convicted of something.
• Gasoline hit $4 a gallon -- and those were the good times.
• On several occasions, Saturday Night Live was funny.
• There were a few days there in October when you could not completely rule out the possibility that the next Treasury Secretary would be Joe the Plumber."

He adds this little nugget at the end of January's entry: "Finally, in what some economists see as a troubling sign, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac invest $12.7 billion in Powerball tickets."

He returns to the misadventures of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac several times during the review.

You don't want to miss it.

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