LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR. One year ends, and another begins. But before we dip our toes into the unknown waters of 2014, let’s take one last look back at the waters of “Year That Was …” The year that was 2013, that is!
If you’re a member of the American Year Enthusiast Comunity (AYEC), then you’ve already heard the rumors: The rumors that 2013 just might have been the greatest year of all time. Surprised? Don’t be. 2013 was a year that truly had it all: From politics, to world events, to weather, to culture, to trends … 2013 was a total rollercoaster ride, giving us 52 thrilling weeks of non-stop headlines, all in a single year!
Even if 2013 isn’t, in the end, voted the greatest year of all time, there’s no doubt in my mind that it was a top-ten year of all time and maybe even a TOP-FIVE year of all time. There were just too many incredible, earth-shaking events that took place this year for us not to give it the respect it deserves with a top-five placement in the Greatest List of Wonderful Years. I mean, seriously: What year was better? 1973? Are you kidding me? You’ve gotta be kidding me. You’re gonna put 1973 up against 2013 and try to keep a straight face? “You better get out of the kitchen with that mess,” is what I say to that. Or maybe you think 1985 was a better year? Now, I’ll admit, 1985 was a good year — maybe even a great year — but to try and put 1985 on the same level as 2013 makes me think somebody doesn’t understand how to cook in daddy’s kitchen (the kitchen where we cook up all our favorite years into pies).
Let’s face it: 2013 had more events and people than any year in human history so far. We’ve got to pay respect to this year. And so I want everyone to put down their coffees and waters right now and help me give homage to the hottest year to come down the pike in a long time: 2013.
And so it begins, a tradition unlike any other …. my year-end lists all about 2013 (or whatever year it is when I make them). Get ready to relive everything that happened this year, in the form of lists. Share these with your friends, your co-workers, your family … with anyone who knows what year it is, and what’s important in life — and that means SHARING MEMORIES ABOUT WHATEVER YEAR IT IS. And that means, for this year? It’s simply gotta be all about 2013, without any question unless you didn’t know what year this was called.
And therefore, without any further to-do, ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to present THE BEST OF ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT IN 2013:
3. Wonderful arts and entertainment but it could be better
1. The finest in arts and entertainment
Ding-a-ding-dong! Did you hear that? It was the starting bell to my lists! So strap on your seatbelt, sit down, and get ready for more great lists coming soon! 2013 was an amazing year and these lists will prove it!