Monday, December 15, 2008
In The Top 10 Everything of 2008 in the current issue of Time Magazine, there are dozens of categories for which editors have compiled a top ten list based on the events of the last year.
From the serious (Top Medical Breakthrough: First Neurons Created from ALS Patients) to the sublime (Top Sports Moment: Tiger's One-Legged Roar), the list encapsulates much of what will be remembered in 2008.
From the silly (Top Strange Baby Name: Bronx Mowgli by Ashlee Simpson) to the insignificant (Top Jerry Stiller Word: Falafel), it will be looked back upon as a snapshot of our culture during this time.
A new category appears this year which, hopefully, will not become a regular item for this December issue in the years ahead - Financial Collapses.
All of the expected entries are there - Lehman Brothers, AIG, Fannie and Freddie, hedge funds, and more.
Interestingly, of the top ten collapses listed, only one was a reference to an individual.