"Like, the worst day of my life! What did you think!"
Marriage was in the news. Whether it was Brittney Spears (twice), Bennifer (Zero times), or Mark and Kip (illegally in San Francisco, legally in MA). Initiatives to "protect" marriage by inacting the current standard were passed all over the country, where marriage is unsuccessful 50% of the time.
There was Hubub when Janet Jackson flashed the world her boob at the Super Bowl (I watched the Super Bowl and didn't catch it), worthy of weeks worth of primetime news, yet Dick Cheney openly lying in a debate was only exposed by a fake news show.
Speaking of Dick Cheney and indecency, the Vice President uttered the mother of all swear words. On the floor of the U.S. Senate. Directed at a U.S. Senator. And this from the "family values" camp.
While the election wasn't held until November 2, George W Bush locked it up one Monday night, when Democrats moved towards a Candidate with no clear platform, over the candidate that made people stand up and take notice. In the end, John Kerry is still looking for a platform that extends beyond Vietnam.
A bunch of nobodies became somebodies, whether they won Championships (Boston Red Sox), Ran for public office, or just lived in their own little world (Napoleon Dynamite), even if that world is Preston Idaho. But the biggest somebodies continued to fight in Afganistan and Iraq. We hope they can become regular joes again. Soon.
Whether it was four hurricanes (and a Tropical Storm) in Florida or earthquakes and Tsunamis in Asia, mother nature proved she is not to be underestimated.