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2013 getting reviewed – my picks

I love the end of the year. It’s a time to look back at everything we’ve done this year and say, “Oh yeah! I remember that!”

So, of course, I love “year in review” lists, which are popping up all over the Internet this time of year. There’s really a category for everything, which is nice, since I’m kind of an “all over the place” kind of person.

Here’s some of my favorites, to help you sort through the lists of lists:

Wait….does this make it a “Best of 2013 Best of” list? That’s a cool fourth wall kind of thing…

  • Buzzfeed: The 23 Most Painfully Awkward Things That Happened In 2013. A unique spin on the list that helps remember all those GIFs we laughed at throughout the year. Plus, I love awkwardness, it helps me remember that someone’s having a worse day than me.
  • CNN: The year in pictures. A very awesome set of photographs, with everything from the Oscars to serious  happenings. Very beautiful stuff.
  • TIME: The Most Suprising Photos of 2013. This is a goofball set of photos from throughout the year. It’s like a mashup of all the photos CNN was too embarrassed to put in their year in review, because they were so out there. I like that.
  • And I’m looking for a good Best Movies list. I haven’t found a favorite yet, but This one of best movie moments comes close. I just hate when these lists include so many artsy movies no one saw. Like, “The Heat” was a great movie. It should be on your list, not some weird movie about a father reconnecting with his won over a 3-hour cup of coffee. But whatever, I’ll keep you posted.

 

Why care about Jimmy Hoffa?

On the heels of a (thankfully) successfulImagel rescue search in our area, news came that a recovery effort dating back 50 years was – yet again – unsuccessful.

Which got me thinking – at this point, why do we care where Jimmy Hoffa is?

The feds searched behind the FBI Michigan field office, but came up completely empty.

The reason for the search was based on a tip from a former mobster.

Hoffa’s disappearance from a Detroit restaurant in 1975 has fascinated people for decades and that’s part of the reason we’re so eager to find him. People feel they NEED to know what happened. I know I’m like that with some of history’s mysteries. I get into it and feel like I NEED to know what exactly happened.

But after a certain amount of time, it may just be better to let things go.

I mean, when do you just say – no more resources. It’s over. We can’t do this again.

However, there are some people still with personal stakes in the search. Hoffa had a family, one that wants to know what happened to him, according to CNN:

Hoffa’s daughter, Barbara Crancer, told CNN by phone Tuesday that she is always appreciative when the FBI follows credible leads in the case.

But, she said, she doesn’t want to get her hopes up.

“We’ve been through it too many times,” she said.

But part of me just can’t shake that these things are a waste of time and resources. I mean, he’s obviously met with foul play and whoever did it, did it well enough to not get caught.

I don’t know.

What do you think? Should we continue to search for Hoffa?

Union County voting malfunction makes CNN.com

The video made by a Lewisburg resident showing the voting machine malfunction in Union County got national media attention: the malfunction was listed as part of  CNN.com’s list of voting snags.

Here’s the CNN article.

The mix-up also made Mother Jones’ list of voting snafus, which you can see here.

Heres my problem with their coverage of this: I wouldn’t say that it was voter suppression or some form of hacking as Mother Jones seems to suggest, it seems like a voting machine malfunction at its purest form.

Apparently, the membranes of many machines were malfunctioning and needed to be recalibrated.

It happened in Perry County as CNN says and in York County as well. 

It seems like this was a technical issue that could have been putting votes for any candidate, it just happened to be calibrated to go from Obama to Romney.

What do you think?