Finding the perfect opening sentence of an article can be challenging for any writer. For this Yahoo! Finance writer, the challenge must have been so daunting that she decided to just throw a bunch of words out there and see what sticks:
Unfortunately, those words stuck. It wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t included “among other party-related shenanigans,” since her list doesn’t include any shenanigans. A shenanigan is a prank or mischievous act.