Top Ten Top 10 Lists of 2008
Posted by languageandgrammar on December 22, 2008
It’s late in December, and that means that it’s time for one of the most annoying traditions of the year (no, I don’t mean Christmas, but seriously, haven’t we had enough of Christmas already?).
It means that it’s time for top 10 list after top 10 list after top 10 list. To be accurate, some of the lists are top 25 or top 100, but you get the point. It’s time for every major media outlet to review the year that was: 2008.
The funniest thing is when someone is reviewing the year’s events and feels the need to review something that just happened or is still fresh in the news. “Our number 9 story on the greatest scandals of the year involves Illinois governor Blagojevich…” That almost slipped my mind–I hadn’t heard anything about that for five minutes.
Anyway, in keeping with the spirit of the season, here is my top 10 list of annoying top 10 lists:
Number 10: Top 10 movies of 2008
Number 9: Top 10 songs of 2008
Number 8: Top 10 political scandals of 2008
Number 7: Top 10 weather stories of 2008
Number 6: Top 10 sporting events of 2008
Number 5: Ryan Seacrest on New Year’s Eve (I know it’s not a top 10 list, but it’s very annoying)
Number 4: Top 10 vegetables of 2008 (hey, Food TV needs to get in on the act)
Number 3: Top 10 bank collapses of 2008
Number 2: Top 10 Bush lies of 2008
And my Number 1 annoying top 10 list: Top 10 top 10 lists of 2008
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