This is a satirical 'year in review' here are some clips:
* January In response to AOL's proposed buyout of Time Warner and Ted Turner's Turner Broadcasting, Yahoo announces it will acquire actress Jane Fonda. AOL labels the acquisition "sloppy seconds."
*February Nearly 92 percent of respondents to an online survey say they have been on the Internet at least once, while 6 percent says they have never been online but hope to do so within the next six months. The remaining 2 percent in the survey, conducted by ZDNet at its Web site, say they have never been online, and have no intention of doing so.
* September Morningstar analyst Laura Pavlenko Lutton actually issues a report saying Priceline "has strong potential and is probably a good long-term bet." Meanwhile, First Albany analyst Ullas Naik puts out a "strong buy" on CMGI at $35. Both analysts refuse to divulge what they are sniffing.
* December Linux continues to make inroads in the operating system market by winning support from companies such as IBM and Dell. Microsoft appeals.
Doing my part to lighten the mood.
I didn't say it. I'm just telling you what this tiny ad said.