2017 was a terrible year for the country but a great year for satire. It made it hard to winnow down this list. It kept growing like topsy. I’m not sure who or what topsy is but it grows like, well, topsy. I suspect topsy is somehow related to turvy, but where the New Orleans jazz singer Topsy Chapman fits into the scheme of things is unclear; much like this sentence…
I *had* hoped to get the list down to a top forty like the AM rock stations of my youth. It wasn’t happening so I got it down to a top fifty. Yeah, I know: who the hell has ever heard of a top fifty? You have now. Besides, I posted a grand total of 483 times in 2017 so a top fifty is only slightly OTT. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Here it is in chronological order:
1/16/ 2017: The Gong Show Presidency.
1/23/2017: Mock Jazz Funeral For Lady Liberty.
2/8/2017: The Fog Of History: Explaining Trump.
2/15/2017: Power Before Country.
3/13/2017: King Of The Bigots.
3/22/2017: Tea About The Tillerson.
4/12/2017: Gret Stet Grifter.
4/17/2017: MOAB DICK.
4/19/2017: The March Of Autocracy.
5/2/2017: Lost Cause Fest: The May Day Melee.
5/8/2017: Le Sigh.
5/17/2017: The World Of President* McBragg.
5/18/2017: The Spirit Of ’73: The Unraveling.
5/31/2017: Glengarry Glen Ross On The Potomac.
6/14/2017: Tweet Of The Day: Larry Tribe Edition.
6/17/2017: Saturday Odds & Sods: Get Back.
6/29/2017: Mr. Bad Example.
7/3/2017: Back To The Nineties.
7/12/2017: The Beguileds.
7/19/2017: The Finger Of Blame.
7/26/2017: Follow Me Boys To The Trumper’s Jamboree.
7/29/2017: Saturday Odds & Sods: I Should’ve Known.
8/3/2017: The Fog Of Cosmopolitan History.
8/14/2017: Lost Causers Fester In Charlottesville.
8/23/2017: The Primal Scream President’s* Ego Rallies.
9/13/2017: Walter Trump: Teevee Western Con Man.
9/20/2017: Your President* Speaks: Apocalypse UN.
9/21/2017: Malaka Of The Week: Bill Cassidy.
9/25/2017: Malaka Of The Week: Frank Scurlock.
10/2/2017: Oscar R.I.P.
10/19/2017: Quote Of The Day: Movie Monsters Edition.
10/23/2017: Bottom Of The Barrel.
10/25/2017: Flaking Out.
11/8/2017: Fuck Yeah, Virginia.
11/9/2017: Putting The Dope In Papadopoulos.
11/13/2017: Judge Pervert’s Ten Commandments Of Love.
11/21/2017: Now Be Thankful.
11/29/2017: The Ugliest American.
12/9/2017: Saturday Odds & Sods: Cold Rain and Snow.
12/13/2017: Fuck Yeah, Alabama: A Perfect Political Storm.
12/14/2017: Only A Memory: Pat DiNizio, R.I.P.
12/18/2017: Seven Dirty Words, 2017.
12/27/2017: Headline Of The Day: The Power Of The Butt.
Some of our more anal retentive readers may have noticed that the final tally was 52. I *had* to include the butt post since the headline was written by First Draft pun consultant James Karst. It was one of the dear boy’s career highlights so what the hell else could I do?
That’s it for this year. The scariest thing about this long and winding list is that it could have been even longer: 483 posts, y’all. The final closing bat meme of 2017 is a tribute to the late Rose Marie who died this week at the age of 94. It was a long life, well lived. Sally Rogers lives on.