The Yale top Quotes of the year have been published and here are the top 10 in all their glory.
Fred Shapiro's cry of "Dont Tase me Bro" has topped the charts. Poor old Freddy was asking some questions at Senator John Kerry's speaking engagement when University Campus police took offence and dragged him off the mic. When he resisted the rent-a-cops whipped out the cuffs and portable bug zapper and gave him a belt, ignoring his cries and pleading. The phrase made a massive impact on pop culture, ending up on t-shirts, bumper stickers and the video was the most viewed on YouTube.
2nd was the ditzy, and apparently stage frightened Miss Teen America, Lauren Upton. When asked why she thought so few Americans could find the US on a world map, she gave a rambling disjointed answer reminiscent of the President Dubbya at his most amusing.
3rd was Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's comment about there being no poof's in his country - "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country." Yeah right. And the world is flat in Iran. And the Sun revolves around Iran. I reckon the next Gay Pride march should be in Tehran - Mohammed Queen of the Desert.
4th in line for honours was Don Imus, a so called shock-jock radio hack. When commenting on the Rutgers Womens Basketball team he was quoted as saying "That's some nappy-headed ho's there". Theres shock, and then theres just cock. Nice one alienating two segments of the population at once Don.
Coming in at number 5 is the fat Mexican Alberto Gonzales. When being questioned over the firing of 8 federal prosecutor's, he used the phrase "I dont recall" over 70 times. Its pretty damning of the US Justice department, especially when Gonzales' former chief of staff uttered "I dont remember" 120 times 3 weeks earlier to the same comittee. Looks like they need to deflourinate the water at the Justice Dept eh.
In at 6 was Senator Joseph Biden speaking about former New York mayor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rudy Guiliani - "Theres only 3 things he mentions in a sentence: a noun, a verb and 9/11"
Number 7 was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - "I'm not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody (Vice President Dick Cheney) who has a 9 per cent approval rating." Touche.
Number 8 was from Idaho Senator Larry Craig who apparently has "a wide stance when going to the bathroom." This was apparently why his foot touched an undercover policeman's in a bog. Footsie under the partition easily explained away.
In at 9 is Joseph Biden again with this quote about Presidential Candidate Obama - "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man." Not as good as number 10 I reckon which is...
Former US Pres Jimmy Carter - "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." You've got to admit thats a bad sign when former presidents start slagging you off publicly.
Reuters via Stuff