(Best Year Evar!!!)
2006 has been on a killing spree.
Not only was 2006 the deadliest year for journalists in over a decade but December is shaping up to be the gulliest month I can remember.
This month does not want to end without taking as many people as it can, which is why New Years Eve has coordinated bombings in Thailand, hundreds of people drowning in Indonesia, record deaths for the American military not to mention the deaths of Gerald Ford, James Brown and Saddam Hussein.
I had a morbid curiosity about whether the U.S. deaths in the Iraq war would cross 3,000 before the end of the year, (I checked the U.S. causality site way too often) and without a minute to spare the U.S. death toll hit 3000 on New Year's Eve.
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago when I wrote about the 2,000 death toll, yet it's only right that a year as insane as this one claimed the 3,000 mark.
The way I see it, there are two ends to the year-end spectrum.
You could go out like Saddam (Link to the execution)
Or go out like the $126 million, record-contract man, Barry Zito.
I'm aiming for a little less Saddam and a little more Zito in 2007.
Happy New Year y'all.