Sunday was the second annual Good Riddance Day: New York City residents were invited to say goodbye to their bad memories of 2008 (the financial meltdown, in particular) by tossing them into an industrial-strength shredder set up in Times Square. A sledgehammer was provided to those who preferred to have their lingering 2008 memories smashed to pieces (subtle). Last year, people destroyed their annoying cell phones and shredded lousy report cards. This year, the $250 prize for the most creative object shredded went to a man who tossed in a sock. It represented all the socks that emerge from the laundry without their mates.