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Dave Barry’s 2012 Year in Review

The hits just kept on coming.

IT WAS A CRUEL, CRUEL YEAR — a year that kept raising our hopes only to squash them flatter than a dead possum on the interstate.

Example: This year the “reality” show Jersey Shore, which for six hideous seasons has been a compelling argument in favor of a major earth-asteroid collision, finally got canceled, and we dared to wonder whether maybe, just maybe, we, as a society, were becoming slightly less stupid.

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