I came across this post today that featured the most famous quotes (phrases, whatever) in pop culture of the decade that we will never ever forget. So I wanted to share my favorite ten with you from the list.
“Yo, Taylor. I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. One of the best videos of all time!” – Kanye West really stepped in it when he stole the mic from singer Taylor Swift as she accepts the “Best Female Video” award during the MTV Video Music Awards (2009)
“Make it work!” – The wildly popular Tim Gunn always encouraged contestants on “Project Runway” to make it happen through this glorious catchphrase. Another favorite? “Carry on!” (2004)
“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” – Kanye West shocked the nation when he went off-script during a live televised Hurricane Katrina fundraiser and ripped into the then- president for how he handled (or didn’t) hurricane relief. (2005)
“Here’s the problem. You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do. … Matt, Matt, Matt, you don’t even– you’re glib. You don’t even know what Ritalin is.” – Tom Cruise went off on Matt Lauer on the “Today Show” and we were scared. More crazy to follow. (2005)
“It’s Britney, bitch!” – Britney Spears’ first words on her comeback album “Blackout” let us know that she was done with all the crazy head-shaving, umbrella-flailing antics and was back for reals. (2007)
“Don’t tase me, bro!” – University of Florida student Andrew Meyer begged security not to shoot him with a Taser during a John Kerry forum and it has been considered a cultural touchstone ever since. (2007).
“Yes We Can.” – President Obama had a genius, trance-inducing slogan chanted by poster-wielding fans that became so wildly popular advertisers piggy-backed off the phrase. (2008)
“You’re fired!” – Donald Trump’s signature line when eliminating wannabe business folks became wildly popular and then became all too tired. (2004)
“She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!” – Joe Simpson made everyone feel a little dirty when he commented on daughter Jessica’s rack. His omnipresence in the songbird’s life always seemed a bit odd but this comment really skeeved us out. (2005)
“I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that’s how I was raised.” – Miss California Carrie Prejean did anything but endear herself to gays in America and beyond when she uttered this phrase when asked about same-sex marriage during the 2009 Miss USA pageant. (2009)