Ten years later

By Jon Bauer Herald Staff

Why, too, ‘K? Two men enter, one man leaves: Herald writer Debra Smith checked in with our local Y2K kid, Daniel Garcia of Marysville, who was born just 38 minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, 2000, to see how his first 10 years have gone.

The Buzz thinks Daniel’s done remarkably well, considering all the turmoil after Y2K, when the world’s computer systems collapsed and the developed world was forced to adopt a hunter-gatherer existence and dress like Mel Gibson and Tina Turner in “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.”

Shovel-ready, indeed: Lake Superior University’s Word Banishment Committee has issued its annual list of banned words and phrases. Among the overused verbiage this year are “shovel-ready,” “czar,” “too big to fail,” “sexting” and using “friend” as a verb.

If only it were that easy. We’re still waiting for a three-strikes-and-you’re-out law for those who insist on using “impact” as a verb.

My Spidey-wallet is tingling: Shareholders of Marvel Entertainment, publishers of Spider-Man and Hulk comic books, approved Marvel’s sale to The Walt Disney Co.

Marvel shareholders will receive $30 per share in cash, some Disney shares and all back issues of Scrooge McDuck comic books.