[Disclaimer: This article is satire, or what we used to call "fake news" before actual fake news started poisoning the political discourse!]
Tells 2015: “Good luck, sucker!”
Aging year 2014 resigned today, December 29th, 48 hours earlier than expected, citing ethical fatigue and “total disgust with humanity.”
Badly cut and beaten by the events of the past 12 months, the old codger said he no longer cared that Earth would be in moral, political and spiritual limbo until on or about 1 January, 2015, when Baby New Year is expected to arrive.
“I doubt anyone will even notice that I’m gone,” 2014 said, adding: “Which is fine by me. I’m totally ashamed to be associated with the events of my reign.”
2014 noted particularly the rise of ISIS, videotaped beheadings, accelerated climate change, George Bush’s paintings, Miley Cyrus having sex, Justin Bieber not, “and guns, guns and guns.”
“What pisses me even more,” said 2014, ‘is that my good things won’t be remembered, like the Pope finally admitting that yes, he is a Catholic, and Michelle Bachman’s retirement.”
He said he was leaving a note for his successor: “Good luck, sucker!” it reads. “You’ll wish you stayed in the future.”
[Ed. note: Due to early partying at the Humor Times office, as we couldn’t send 2014 off soon enough, this article is being published late. That hangover lasted a long time! Sorry about that, Michael.]
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