by liberal japonicus
regular jrudkis suggested that a discussion about what happened in 2012 might be interesting, so here it is.
I googled some lists of the happenings of 2012 and I really only noted three big things.
- the election
- Hurricane Sandy
- Newtown school shooting
I thought about including Benghazi and the killing of Trayvon Martin, but tragic as they were, it didn't seem to have the kind of repercussions that the above three things had. I suppose there are any number of discrete events within the campaign that could be highlighted, but they sort of all blend into a sort of grey mush.
There was also
- London Olympics
- Greek debt crisis
- Obama coming out for gay marriage
- The long and winding road of Obamacare
But these took the characteristic of background music. This isn't to dismiss them, but they seemed something that just happened to be on the radio. Similar to what Count-me-in noted in the previous thread, writing 2012 never really got imprinted in the muscle memory (though I did finally figure out that I only needed to add 12 to get the Japanese Heisei era dating, so the year wasn't a complete loss).
What about you folks?