Well Christmas is over. This means that it is time to look forward to a new a better creature called the New Year. Before ringing in the New Year, it’s time to hit rewind button on twenty ten. Let’s take a look into the trial and tribulations of 2010 as we hand out superlative awards for the graduating class of 2010(some of which we hope won’t show up in the reunion of 2011).
Greatest Good Boy Gone Bad Story: Tiger Woods
Before the infamous public scandal, Tiger Woods was only known for being the only golf player that everyone knew. He had a great life with a great career and great family. However, that bridge came tumbling down when he finally admitted to cheating on his wife, Elin Nordegren. His public apology sounded more of a “sorry I got caught” speech rather than heartfelt pledge for forgiveness.
Best Live Television Malfunction : Joseph Biden
When in doubt, make sure that your mike is off, especially if you are in fact the vice president. Yes there is no Manuel on being vice president and having the job is not one the greatest jobs (Firstly, when do you ever remember the vice president’s name after the completion of their term ? Do you remember the name of the vice president for Richard Nixon?). However when a bill like health care reform passes, we all know that it is big f***ing deal, so we’ll let Vice President Joe Biden slide on this one!
Best 15 Minutes of Fame: Antoine Dodson
Some of you might be wondering, who the heck is Antoine Dodson? However, you might know him for that viral video that then turned into one of best auto tuned remixes many have seen in years — The Bed Intruder! This red wearing bandana native from the projects made headway for his exertive and direct statement when being interviewed about his sister’s rape on the local NBC news. His direct camera speech lead way to a youtube hit “The Bed Intruder Song.” After public appeal, Dodson was interviewed by the Today Show and also was able to go to the BET awards.
Worst Cringe Worthy TV Show: Jersey Shore (Miami)
We thought they were good the first time around. Then they were even better the second time. Who knew that there good be interesting tv behind eight strangers that sleep, party, smooch and repeat! This time around there was even more GTL and ever more of the “situation”! Who knew that getting into fights could give you so much money!
Worst News Headliner: The BP Oil Spill
Just when we thought we were making headway into preserving our natural resources, we turn around and make things even worse. That happened on April 20th, when the worst oil spill took place. We all didn’t know who to blame and who to look to for help. No longer was the Gulf of Mexico one of the best natural beauties but became one of the worst homes for it’s 7000 inhabitants.
Best Success Story: Chilean Miners
It was one of the best live soap operas we’ve seen in years. It had all the characteristics of a soap opera: forbidden love, scary life or death situations, and a happy ending. Less than three months in a the minors who were once trapped underground finding alternative ways to live were now able to find solace in knowing that they were able to survive one of the deadliest situations yet.