2012 endings: What we'll miss most
It's so hard to recall in December things that happened in January. Don't believe me? Look at the Oscars; filmmakers and distributors try to cram their new releases into the last two months of the year, fearful that January is as distant as 1776 in the minds of Oscar voters. So here's a little trolling through spotty memory lane to note and lament some matters of heft and moment that we will say goodbye to along with 2012 itself. -- Patt Morrison
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David Beckham in shorts( Ted S. Warren / Associated Press )
Need I say more? I guess I do. David Beckham is leaving the L.A. Galaxy and probably big-time soccer, after glamming it up for American fans. At 37, he's getting too long in the tooth for the game but not for the celeb circuit, swanning along with his wife, ex-Spice Girl and fashionista Victoria Beckham.
Above: Beckham, right, in action in Seattle on Nov. 18.