2022 – 2023: What’s Out and What’s In
By December 29, 2022 0 2111•
As we look toward the new year with high hopes and a modicum of trepidation, it is perhaps altogether fitting and proper to look back on this past year and the emerging trends compelling us toward 2023. So we ask: What’s out and what’s in?
Out: Blues Alley is leaving for good!
In: Blues Alley is here to stay!
Out: Shop Made in DC on one side of M Street
In: Shop Made in DC on other side of M St.
Out: Zoom get togethers at home
In: Going out for the Georgetown Garden Tour!
Out: Planting sunflowers in one’s garden
In: Planting sunflowers across from Russian Embassy
Out: Water in the C&O Canal for new canal boat
In: Drydock for new canal boat
Out: Zoom debates over streateries in Georgetown
In: Enjoying streatery dining with friends in Georgetown, but late because no parking!
Out: Farehoppers bedevil DC Metrobus
In: DC Metrobus free!
Out: Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola: Cool futuristic concept
In: Who said anything about a gondola?
Out: The Washington Football Club
In: The Washington Commanders
Out: Trump Hotel
In: Waldorf Astoria
Out: Debates over BLM messages on street
In: Debates over pickleball lines on tennis courts
Out: First SCOTUS nominee to announce “I like beer” at Senate confirmation hearings
In: First public defender on SCOTUS
Out: Pandemic eviction moratoria
In: Rising rents and evictions in the District
Out: Trump has new ballcap
In: Trump has a new line of NFT trading cards
Out: Look at the progress women have made!
In: Look how women lost rights they used to have!
Out: Children’s learning loss at home
In: Children’s learning loss at school
Out: How did Elon Musk become the world’s richest man?
In: How did Elon Musk become such a fumbler-bumbler?
Out: Presidential tax returns: Ho hum!
In: Presidential tax returns: You gotta see this!
Out: Tom Brady: The GOAT
In: Tom Brady: Shill for FTX
Out: NASA launches satellite probes to explore outer space
In: NASA launches satellite probes to bonk into comet
Out: Squid Game
In: White Lotus
Out: Star Wars prequels and sequels you can keep track of
In: Out-of-control Star Wars “franchise”
Out: Crypto Kings
In: Crypto Winter
Out: Peace calls from liberals derided by conservatives
In: Calls for “Beat Russia in Ukraine!” from liberals derided by conservatives
Out: Crocs, Y2K Revival
In: Balletcore, Barbiecore, Big Pants and over-sized suits
Out: Jim Jordan’s jacketless look on the House floor
In: Volodymyr Zelensky’s bunker fatigues on the House floor
Out: “Scaramuccis” as a measure of quick-time
In: “Liz Trusses” as a measure of quick-time
Out: Saying “I am not a crook” at the end of corrupt political career
In: Saying “I am not a crook” before being sworn into Congress
Out: Morality Police in Iran
In: Girl-power in Iran
Out: Why isn’t the Fed responding to inflation?
In: Why is the Fed raising interest rates so much?
Out: World Cup soccer is low-scoring
In: World Cup soccer is sometimes high-scoring
Out: Russia strongarms U.S. over release of accused spy
In: Russia strongarms U.S. over release of WNBA star
Out: Meteorologist: “Get out that winter coat; it’s time for fun snow!”
In: Meteorogist: “A bomb cyclone is hitting America. Prepare to die”
Out: The Winter Olympics are in Beijing!
In: Were the Winter Olympics this year?
Out: Cold Fusion: Name of some kind of cocktail
In: Cold Fusion: Demonstrated at Lawrence Livermore Labs
Out: Long live the Queen!
In: Long live the King!
Out: Starbucks offers new venti coffees
In: Starbucks union organizers call for venti concessions
Out: Old men struggling to keep up in today’s economy
In: Old men, frontrunners for the presidency
Out: Dr. Oz cares about your health and the price of crudites
In: Dr. Oz makes fun of stroke victim he’s debating
Out: Dull Hearings in Congress
In: Populary January 6 Committee series
Out: Migrant crisis at the southern border
In: Migrant crisis at the Vice President’s residence
Out: Here are all my vaccinations on this card!
In: Can’t remember how many shots and boosters I’ve had.
Out: Beyond Meat
In: That’s way too “beyond” for me!
Out: Harry & Meghan as “working members of royal family”
In: Harry & Meghan as “working members of Netflix”