2008: Summer Olympics
2009: The second World Baseball Classic, The Women’s Professional Soccer league will debut
Winner: 2008. Nothing trumps the summer Olympics
2008: Presidential election
Winner: 2008. Obama!
2008: Brown Earth Rat Year
2009: Brown Earth Cow Year
Winner: 2009. Year of the rat? WTF. I‚Äôm glad that‚Äôs over (well, starting February 4, 2009).
2008 has been designated as the:
* International Year of Planet Earth.
* International Year of Languages.
* International Year of the Potato.
* International Year of Sanitation.
* International Year of the Frog.
* European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
2009 has been designated as the:
* International Year of Astronomy.
* International Year of Natural Fibres.
* International Year of Reconciliation.
Winner: 2008. Year of the potato. C‚Äômon! (I can‚Äôt believe I missed that one!)
Winner: 2009. Just look at that! MMIX. This is the year of the MMIX!
2008: 8, the number of infinity
2009: The highest single-digit number in the decimal system
Winner: Gorsh. This is a tie. You have infinity, which should be anything. But 2009 presents a good case too, especially since 8 doesn‚Äôt really represent infinity. It‚Äôs more of an infinity imposter. Ok. Winner goes to 2009.
2008: Leap year
2009: No leap year
Winner: 2008. It even has more days than 2009!
THE FINAL WINNER!
By count of the seven categories, 2008 wins 4-3. What a narrow win! I‚Äôm sorry 2009, but all you are is really a precursor to the year 2010. This year should totally be called “the year before 2010” or “2010-1.” We all can tell who is gonna win the Battle Royale next year between 2010 and 2009. 2009 is so weak. I can‚Äôt wait for 2010 to march in. 2010 is so future! Year of the jetpack for every American!