How well do you remember the events that shook up–and let down–America in 2010?
2010’s highest-rated TV program was:
The Apprentice Gets a Shot at Love: in which the members of a talk show’s production staff vie to be selected as the host’s mistress.
American Death Panel: in which judges Simon Cowell, Michelle Bachmann, and Dr. Conrad Murray audition ailing contestants competing for the right to extend their treatment.
The Balloonies: a television show in which families who have been on television compete to come up with stunts that will get covered on television in hopes of getting them back on television.
The highest-grossing touring attraction of 2010 was:
Paint the Ice Rouge: The Sarah Palin Skating Experience.
Tango Appalachia: The Tony-winning musical about a lonesome governor and his romance with a woman hot from Buenos Aires.
The Budweiser Rockin’ Beer Summit Concert Series, featuring Weezer, Daughtry, Pat Buchanan and Cornel West.
The year’s most-talked about news from the Supreme Court was:
The landmark free speech decision that allows Kanye West to shout loudly in a crowded theater.
When the Commerce Clause ruled to uphold the right of the Google to do, quote, “whatever.”
Sonia Sotomayor’s resignation. An anonymous source quoted her as saying, “If I’d wanted to sit in a room with conservative white men all day, I’d just go back to Princeton. Or Yale.”
The year’s top-selling National Enquirer cover was headlined:
Miley: Billy Ray Made Me Sell My Soul to Disney (Exclusive Contract Photos Inside!)
Ashton: Demi Left Me For Patrick’s Ghost!
Finally, an American: Brad and Angelina to Adopt Jen!
The most disappointing celebrity memoir was:
Wait, I’m Supposed to Be More Famous By Now, by Carrie Prejean
Second Wind: Making the Most Out of Retirement, by Brett Favre
“You Lie!”, And Other Great Stuff I’m Known For, by Joe Wilson