Well 2009 is coming to a close so I thought I’d compile some of my note-worthy internet finds of 2009. Not all originated in 2009, but most of the content and news did. Anything that didn’t, I discovered for myself in 2009.
2009 saw a pair of near tragic events in the air this year, neither of which ended with the loss of human life. First in January when a plane piloted by Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger went into the Hudson with 155 people on board. Then on Christmas day when a wanna-be terrorist, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, failed to successfully detonate a bomb on an airliner headed to Detroit.
Taking Back Sunday released a new album called New Again. A decent CD, but a typical Taking Back Sunday CD. Nothing groundbreaking or especially catching so overall a disappointment. But a new TBS CD is always a good thing.
Mark McGwire made his way back into professional baseball. Replacing Hal McRae as a hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals, under Tony La Russa.
I discovered PS22. The inner-city choir from New York.
I found 100 must read books according to The Art of Manliness. And I’ve read nine of them.(ArtofManliness.com)
Twitter was huge in 2009. I still refuse to get an account but I can’t deny the social impact. (BuzzMarketingDaily)
Tiger Woods was discovered to be unfaithful to his wife Elin Nordegren. Read all about it at Tiger’s official website, TigerWoods.com. Oh, wait. Every other website in the world is still buzzing with the news, but you won’t see a word about it on his official website. How about this then… Tiger, Sex, Uchitel and Ambien. It’s pretty bold of David Letterman to come out with this. His Top 10 Tiger Texts. Considering Letterman’s own problems stemming from sexual irresponsibility. What everyone forgets is the choices that Tiger was faced with. He could go find random ass. Or he could home to this.
Of course Tiger did what he did! Wouldn’t you?
Taylor Swift had a big moment ruined by Kanye West. But rebounded to win the CMA Entertainer of the Year, AMC Entertainer of the Year, and the AP Entertainer of the Year so I think it was a pretty good year for the girl.
The Big Fan came out in theaters. I still haven’t seen it or anything but I think it looks fantastic.
And for the most part I missed a lot of good 2009 blogging. Writing this has made me realize that. So if I were to have a New Year’s resolution it would be to read more blogs. Doesn’t sound too impressive does it?