Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Top Ten Boneheaded Things of 2010

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The end of the year is a traditional time for doing best of/worst of lists. In keeping with the spirit of the times, I give you: Top Ten Boneheaded Things of 2010 (I know we still have a couple more days, but I don't think anything is going to top these! Most of them I could have written back in September!)

10. Ellie Light: Astroturf and Sockpuppets for Obama

9. Threat to burn Koran: Fourteen and a half minutes of fame too much for FL pastor

8. Sharing the "Alec Baldwin Voicemail Award": Mel Gibson and Eleanor Holmes Norton for their outstanding performances on voicemails they wish they'd never left.

7. Obama bows to everybody in sight

6. Avatar released on DVD on Earth Day: Because nothing says "Save the Planet" like tons of non-biodegradable plastic designed to entice people to suck power off the grid to watch again and again and again.

5. Obama blows off Boy Scout Centennial to appear on "The View"

4. Turning NASA from Space Exploration to Self Esteem Agency

3. Obama takes advice from children: "Did you plug the hole yet, Daddy?" He should have asked Carter how Amy's opinion on nuclear weapons went. Tied with Obama's refusal to accept help from Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations to clean up the Gulf oil spill.


2. Having Steven Colbert "testify" before a House committee on immigration

And the number one boneheaded thing of 2010?

1. Tiger Woods cheated on Elin Nordegren


(Honorable mentions: 1. Domestic Violence Lobbyist Shoots Husband, 2. The new Dem logo: Overhyped and "D" for disappointing, 3. Oval Office Rug gets quote wrong)


Thanks to Linkiest for the link, and a welcome to all of you who came from there!

8 comments:

  1. Great list! This is my favorite.

    "Avatar released on DVD on Earth Day: Because nothing says "Save the Planet" like tons of non-biodegradable plastic designed to entice people to suck power off the grid to watch again and again and again."

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  2. Yeah. That and the Avatar Happy Meals plastic toys will save the planet!

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  3. Very nice.
    The NASA one had even my liberal friends shaking their heads.

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  4. Trestin: JFK said we'd go to the moon in ten years. BHO says we can still look at it.

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  5. The fact that Tiger Woods gets mentioned as important in anybody's daily life is PATHETIC!Get a Life already.

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  6. anonymous: Thank you for your brave and trenchant remarks on my post "Top Ten Things Important in Anybody's Daily Life". Oh, wait! That isn't what I wrote!

    Did the fact that Mel Gibson and Eleanor Holmes Norton left, what would be embarrassing voicemails, be "important in anybody's daily life"? Other than Mel and Eleanor, I mean?

    Was the fact that Obama went on The View, instead of celebrating the Boy Scout's Centennial important in your daily life? Didn't think so. So why single out poor Tiger Woods?

    The items were listed because of their degree of boneheadedness, not their overall importance in the cosmic scheme of things.

    BTW, is calling people names, over an Internet blog post on boneheadedness, that you do not seem to have quite understood, your attempt for an honorable mention? Nice try! I bet if you yelled upstairs, your Mom would bring you a nice hot cup of cocoa as a consolation prize!

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  7. shubnell: Thanks! 2010 was what they call a "target rich environment" for boneheadedness.

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