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History of the decade, part 11: man and woman of the decade 

Yesterday: 2009

Here is the final part of my satirical series today as 2009 draws to a close. Who were the most influential people this decade? Who expressed the 2000s and changed the way of our collective culture?

Man of the decade
   Nicolas Sarkozy, for glamourizing the presidency more than Ségolène Royal could.
   Carson Kressley, for his contribution to the styles of world leaders.
   Al Gore, for trying to look stylish, but still falling short of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
   Vladimir Putin, for posing topless.
   Tiger Woods, for having a name like a porn star and acting it out.

   Peter Jackson, for helping millions of people find New Zealand on a map when the rest of us could not, and for making it OK to be a successful man with a beard.

Woman of the decade nominee, Elin Nordegren: Part of the reason she got a nomination was to sex up this blog.
Woman of the decade
   Sarah Palin, for creating Tina Fey.
   Elin Nordegren, for being the hottest woman associated with golf since Caddyshack.
   Jenna Bush, for calling her Dad at work live on the Ellen show.
   Angela Merkel, for getting a back rub from George W. Bush.
   Martha Stewart, for comparing herself to Nelson Mandela.

   Oprah Winfrey, for actually meeting Nelson Mandela.

There you have it, folks! Happy 2010!

If you want to read the whole series, this link should deliver the whole lot. Or, jump back to part 1 here.

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Ha! You raise a good point there; I still can't figure why Tiger would cheat on Elin; she's really attractive but the women he cheated with were really low.  
I seem to remember ogling Miss Nordegren many years before Tiger ever laid eyes on her.
   What surprises me is that he was at Stanford University, so we are not talking about a thicko here. And yet he would pursue waitresses and hostesses.  
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