Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
At the end of every year in magazineland, history devolves into pithy lists of important events, quotidian grotesqueries, celebrity transgressions, and last year's most potent political commentary: the dick joke. We offer the following chart as a public service to magazine editors who are no doubt already "conceptualizing" their looks back at 1999. This is what worked in 1998, and the hundred or so years before it. So there's no reason why it shouldn't work again.