Harper’s has a condensed, slightly humorous (not funny haha) and downright offputting review of 2009. From “Scientists in San Diego made a robot head study itself in a mirror until it learned to smile” to learning that the actual Man in the Mirror died, 2009 was a rough go.
- Newspaper circulation in the United States declined to its lowest level in 70 years.
-Sea levels continued to rise, and a 40-yard-wide asteroid just missed the earth.
-Thirty-nine million Americans were on food stamps, 54 percent of graduating U.S. business majors lacked job offers, and two gunmen robbed a man of one dollar in the parking lot of an Ohio Wendy’s.
Haven’t had your fill? Read on here.