And if Jack's fall isn't cheering you up, Katha Pollitt has a review of 2005 that surely will.
(As an aside Andrea and I both agree that times like these we miss living in DC. I was more than 20 before I realized that everywhere else in the world people who barely knew each other talked about TV shows, not news stories. I would love to hear the conversation at Au Pied de Cochon or Fox and Hounds this week. Maybe not quite as good at the discussions about the Jenrette's capital steps sex, but still.)