The following stories may not be the most important of the year, by measure of political weight or significance to our daily lives, but they're the ones you wanted to read the most, for better or worse. And really -- who are the Associated Press editors to tell us that Afghanistan and the Tea Party movement ruled the news in 2010? In this here recap, the customer is always right.
Starting from the top, complete with our favorite reader comments:
So unwrap this:
Behold, a much younger Meg Whitman back in the day. She was a No. 1 hottie for real. What we wouldn't do to young Meg Whitman. Things like ...
Whenever a good-looking woman makes a stand for our constitutional rights, but especially when she does so wearing a small bikini, we're 100 percent there -- dude.
And so it was with pride and patriotism that we wiped a tear from our eye and saluted Corrine Theile, a.k.a. bikini girl, who hit LAX on Thanksgiving weekend wearing a black two piece under her coat to make a statement to the TSA that said: If you want a gander at this body, it'll be on my terms.
Amen. We like those terms.
For No. 4 we bring you the irresistible Donna D'Errico. So irresistible, in fact, that she got an extra 15 seconds of fame earlier this month by claiming that she was chosen for a notorious TSA body scan at LAX so that security workers could get a scientific look at her magnificent bod.
'Cause she da bomb.
Nothing like a good hard ban to make life in this concrete jungle a little more oppressive.
Between the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and most other governing bodies within county limits, politicians on power trips made 2010 a rough year for doing whatever the F we wanted to do.
While the City of Los Angeles cut public libraries and bus lines like they were cherry trees, valuable council floor-time was spent on more important things like telling us all the places we couldn't smoke, eat junk food or park our leaky RVs. And just when we thought we couldn't take any more, the FDA came along and yanked the one thing that made us feel better: Four Loko. Things just haven't been the same since.
With no further adieu, here are the top 10 bans of 2010, in no particular order --
We know, that was so last year. But this hot-chick story has legs. In this case, we have Rachel Uchitel, the ground zero of Tiger Woods girls, the one who the National Enquirer cited as a mistress in its 2009 story that broke open the Woods-mistress scandal.
Except Uchitel seemed to game the media as well as we played her:
Example No. 6: One Rachel Lee. Oh so pouty. And that tongue. She boasted of her exploits like a frat-boy virgin on the morning after. According to Vanity Fair:
... Police were already moving on information they had received from someone who said she overheard Lee and Prugo bragging of their exploits at a party. Cops used Facebook to ascertain that Lee and Prugo were "friends" with each other.
And thus, we bring you No. 7 on our list of Hot Chicks In The News 2010: Alexis Neiers, convicted member of the "bling ring" of burglars that targeted the homes of the rich-and-famous.
Except that Neiers is rich and famous too. Perfect. And, apparently, she has a drug problem. And a reality show. Does it get any better?
Now, your definition of hot might differ, but hear us out: Look at those Angelina lips, that Real Housewives pout and that psycho stare.
And you know the crazy ones are always, you know, crazzay, right broham?