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January 1, 2008
The List: What's In and Out for 2008
BY HANK STUEVER - WASHINGTON POST STAFF WRITER

The imaginary belle epoque rolls ever on. The Doug Neidermeyer types still rule, while the rest of us link to pictures of frightened LOLcats. (I can has wurthless American dollarz!?)

Discussion

Post staff writer (and "List" czar) Hank Stuever will be online Wedensday, Jan. 2, 2008 at 1 p.m. to discuss the Style section's annual compendium of what's in and what's out.

Nothing is real. Which is why we're in here minding our own business, humming Amy Winehouse songs, reading a book on our Kindle about what it's like after civilization is suddenly gone and our houses all get foreclosed by kudzu and wetlands. It's comforting, somehow. Bring on the staph-infection doomsday!

But wait - what's this optimistic-looking New Year's message we're being handed under the stall?

Why it's The List, of course, jotted down on several yards of squeezably soft Charmin. Whattaya say?

Wink-wink? Tap-tap?

Someone's over on that side, waiting ...

Ecotourism
Bodyguards named Tiny who used to be linebackers
Bodyguards named Ari who served in the Israeli army


Pinkberry


Vita Coco
Halo 3
Wanting to be president since you were 5
Wanting to be Oprah since you were 5
"Cry-Baby" musical
Grocery-store orchids
Sex
Naps
OMG, look at my Dad's jeans
OMG, look at my Dad's Facebook page
"Crank Dat" at wedding receptions
Messy hair
Messy house
Heaping scorn on your
incandescent bulb
Heaping scorn on your
bottled water
Dork crushes (Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill)
Twerp lust (Michael Cera! McLovin!)
Models in jail
Hedge funds
Ficus walls
AP calculus
Latin class
Private jet owners
against global warming
Oil companies pretending
to go green
Monetize
Ideate
Domino's Oreo Dessert Pizza
KFC's Double Chocolate Chip Cake


Anticipating a Google phone
HBO
Showtime
Egyptian cotton sheets
Cashmere sheets
Heirloom popcorn
Terps
Hoyas


Virgin America
Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs's clothes
Hot dog vendors on DC streetcorners
Bibimbap vendors on DC streetcorners
Panini
Bubbly
Tap
Candy-colored Adidas
Forefoot-striking running shoes
Hanging out with Lindsay Lohan
Hanging out with Rumer Willis
Guitar Hero III
Rock Band
E-mail bankruptcy
Zero e-mail Fridays
"Law & Order" on your résumé
The law review on your résumé


The
Kate Moss
look
Diadems
Cuffs
Paddle Surfing
Pinot Noir
Peacoats
Anoraks
Pomegranates
Persimmons
Analogues
Manques
"30 Rock" on TV
Versace snowboards
Chanel skateboards
Husbands addicted to Wii
"Klute" hairdos
Gouda
Salami
Rock Paper Scissors tournaments for grown-ups
Hannah Montana tickets
for your daughter
529 fund for your daughter

Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Hiking the Continental Divide
Kobe beef
Wagyu beef
TV house-flipper comeuppance


Squirrels
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