Can you feel the tension? They are dropping like flies around here. But of course I guess nothing really goes away on the internet, which may be a small consolation to the Big 6 nominees who got dropped today. Click through to see who's gone and for links to vote for the remaining nominees.
Newsmaker Drop #3 - Sarah Palin and The Tea Party
Palin and her Tea Party cohorts may have capitalized on the disaffection and anger of the American working class, but they did not have the same success in this contest. Are we editorializing by calling this a small victory for political sanity? Probably.Trend Drop #3 - Auto-Tune the News
The Bed Intruder song has 50-million hits and counting. A fraction of those people could have rocketed Auto-Tune the News to the top spot. But that didn't happen.Flameout Drop #3 - European Economies
The economies of Portugal, Spain, Greece and Ireland, aka the P.I.G.S., hit the skids in a big way this year. I mean, people think the Euro might not survive. I guess they're all too busy rioting to vote.Feelgood Story Drop #3 - $11-million Lotto Giveaway
Look at this couple. Really. Look at them. They are way cuter than a bunch of coal-covered Chilean Miners. But I guess this wasn't really a cute contest was it.
Comeback Drop #3 - Conan O'Brien
I guess this makes sense. Sure, he was booted from the Tonight Show. But Conan walked away from that gig a millionaire. And if you think about it that way, all that really happened was that a really funny millionaire got a new job.
Guilty Pleasure Drop #3 - The Jersey Shore
The Jersey Shore's getting dumped? Have you seen how these people react when they get dumped?