Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Quote of the YEAR!

Well, it's official. The quote of the year is......drum role, please.....‘Don’t tase me, bro!’

Reuters
updated 12:56 p.m. CT, Wed., Dec. 19, 2007-

LOS ANGELES - "Don't tase me, bro," a phrase that swept the nation after a U.S. college student used it seeking to stop campus police from throwing him out of a speech by Sen. John Kerry, was named Wednesday as the most memorable quote of 2007.
Fred R. Shapiro, the editor of the Yale Book of Quotations, said the plea made by
University of Florida student Andrew Meyer on Sep. 17, accompanied by Meyer's screams as he was tased, beat out the racial slur that cost shock jock Don Imus his job and the Iranian president's declaration that his country does not have homosexuals.
Shapiro said Meyer's quote was a symbol of pop culture success. Within two days it was one of the most popular phrases on Google and one of the most viewed videos. It also showed up on ringtones and T-shirts.


I won't even list 2 through 4 on the list.....it's just too sad. If this is the best that the great minds of our country can come up with then we are in a sad place. Hopefully they chose the most notables, not the most intelligent....so at least that would give me some solace.

1 comment:

satire and theology said...

Well, it's official. The quote of the year is......drum role, please.....‘Don’t tase me, bro!’

Sadly, there has been quite a bit of taser news this year, with the story you note, the situation in Utah over a speeding ticket, and the death as a result of being tasered at YVR (Vancouver International Airport. There has been other taser news as well, sadly. I suppose shocking quotes get press.

Cheers, Mike:)