Thanksgiving is over and now begins the most wonderful time of the year ... rehashing the news stories from 2010. People has its Sexiest People of the Year; Time will announce its Person of the Year.
It seems to me that the mainstream media leaves out a major category: Biggest Douchebag of the Year. Mom-in-a-Million and I have a fun idea: leave us your nominations in the comments part of this blog post up until Saturday night. We'll whittle down the nominations to a Top 20, and open up a poll for voting the following week. The winners will be featured in our Top Ten Douchebags of 2010 list, complete with douchetastic profiles by me and Rebekah from Mom-in-a-Million.
It shouldn't be hard to come up with the nominations: there were douchebags a-plenty this year. In the entertainment world, Mel Gibson comes to mind immediately, as does the patriarch of the Sister Wives clan, Kody Brown. The sports world was chock-full of douchebaggery: Brett Favre sexting pictures of his junk; Tony Parker cheating on Eva Longoria (really? was she not pretty enough?); and a large portion of the New York Jets sexually harassing a reporter.
She also put air quotes around the word autism, as if we're all making this stuff up. Lady, I couldn't make this up if I tried. Happily, the people of Nevada remembered this when she was looking for "votes" in November.
Which just goes to show you that douchebaggery is not a gender-specific thing. But there are questions that linger. Does being a fame whore make you a douchebag? Should Dina Lohan be included in our list? Everyone who has ever been on a Real Housewives show?
Speaking of fame whores, it would seem that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino would have a lock on being somewhere in the Top Ten Douchebags of 2010. I mean, really:
My guess is the tough part is going to be whittling it down to only ten eventually. So, our mission is clear. In the comments, give us your nomination(s) for The Biggest Douchebags of 2010.