peHUB Second Opinion 12.28

How Close Were You Paying Attention in 2009? Check out the New Yorker’s Shouts and Murmurs quiz. (New Yorker)

Overused Phrase of the Year: “New Normal.” Lauren Silva Laughlin writes that LBO barons are preparing for a new normal. (Breakingviews)

Private Equity To Save Us From Banana Republic? Not the retail chain, an actual banana republic, which is getting some help from buyout shops. (Guardian)

Homewreckin: Mark Zuckerburg may have started Facebook as a way to get ladies, but now it’s being used as a tool in divorces. One in five divorce petitions mentions the social networking site. (Techdirt)