You've already read about the inductees into this year's Westword Hall of Shame and refreshed your memory of this year's strange-but-true news stories, so now, as a final goodbye in a month of goodbyes to 2011, we present the top ten Latest Word blog posts, in terms of traffic. Pageviews, baby. We'll see you back here on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
Consider this a weekend-long open thread to shake out any rants you've had building up this year.
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