The Year 2018...

Remember how people could not wait for 2016 to get over and start a new year?

Then 2017 came and it kind of sucked as well, so people started looking to 2018.

But 2018 has been a year of the most divided country in our lifetime, a battle for a wall that will cost billions and billions of dollars and will basically just be symbolic and serve no real purpose.

Dave Barry of the Miami Herald looks back at 2018, like only Dave Barry can.

He writes:

We can summarize 2018 in two words:

It boofed.

We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid.

As was 2018.

In spades.

What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of “Dr. Pimple Popper.”

This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo closeup videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, “Who on Earth would voluntarily watch that?” The answer, in 2018, was: MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. That is the state of our culture. We can only imagine what new reality shows lie ahead. We would not rule out “Dr. Butt Wiper,” or “People Blow Their Noses Directly Onto The Camera Lens.”

Is there anything good we can say about 2018? Only this: It got us out of 2017. But even that didn’t work out as we hoped.

Read his take from month to month on the year 2018.

It’s worth it.