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10 Things ewz Want to See Happen in 2010

January 5, 2010

To add to the pointless top 10 lists that emerge this time of year, the ‘ewz krewz’ sat down for a group-think to come up with our own top ten of things we want to see happen in 2010. And so here it goes, in no particular order, 10 things we want to see happen in 2010:*YlOv53hdGmkcg95fOksvFFBdyD9EOhavHKR69XJDbE1i36u-myUDQBFKn6dce7fw1Kiz-glPp4DkuXDWcAiabFZ/bush_arrested.jpg1. International law enforcement (Claude Van Inkens)

I would like to see the arrest and successful ICC prosecution of the political leaders responsible for organizing, inciting and permitting  the post-election violence in Kenya in 2008. If the LRA’s Joe Kony could also be captured/eliminated that would be an added bonus. Oh and while we’re dreaming let’s throw George Bush, the Israeli government, and Tony Blair in there too. Fewer celebrity deaths (snugglebus)

Sure, sure…there are thousands of far more tragic deaths that happen every day, but the thing with anonymous deaths is, well, that they are fairly anonymous and therefore subject only to the usually dignified private grief of the few who knew and loved them. The celebrity deaths however unleashes a sensationalist orgy of mourning that I could kind of do without for a while. If we could see 2010 out without losing Amy Winehouse, Lindsey Lohan or more than one Olsen twin then that would be great. Thanks in advance, winds of fate. The further rise of international cinema and the demise of Hollywood (theflithyviewer)

Come on Bollywood, Nollywood, Korean cinema! Over the past couple of years there has been a strong showing by “the other” in producing, filming and writing extraordinarily powerful works. It is about time that the monopoly that Hollywood has had on cinema comes to a close.

4. Mark Zuckerberg’s email address, bbm pin, or even just his phone number (petitenemesis)

The guy created the most popular social networking platform in the world. With over 200 million users, the college-kid-come-business-mogul is all about ‘access’ and ‘sharing’, and claims that he is simply “trying to make the world a more open place.” Ironic then that his team hides behind veiled email addresses and avoid direct relationships.
5.  More Sarah Palin (ontheborder)
Preferably a behind the scenes look at the Bristol-Levi Johnston situation (ala Britney/K-Fed stylez); more public appearances and speeches (with full transcripts, obv); more coverage of Todd Palin (the former ‘first dude’ is ripe for some kind of sex scandal); and definitely more rogue-ness ploise!

6. More undeserving award recipients (einsteinsdreams)

I want to see more awards given to people who haven’t achieved anything in order to ‘inspire them to greatness’, or at least guide them away from wreaking rabid havoc on planet earth to more benignly mediocre output. Giving Obama the Nobel Prize was an inspired tactic. Just imagine the benefits to humanity that could be garnered by giving Jedward a Tony, Dan Brown a Pulitzer or Tiger Woods Father of the year….
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7. The Death of Modern Day Journalism (sysh)

As the media sold more and more pointless stories about their own death, personally, as a writer, I couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait until we say our final goodbye to pointless coloumnists who know little or nothing about anything outside of their own self-involved head. I want to see a 2010 where newspapers are filled with actual information from people who actually know something about a subject. If you want to drone endlessly about 30 ways to a ‘better life’, that include suggestions such as “getting philosophical”, “rebranding yourself” and “switching on the power of empathy”, then start a blog– I’m looking at you, Observer. More objects thrown at famous people (theflithyviewer)

Cos it’s funny. Nuff said.

9. The Rise of Hoodie Counter-Culture and the Demise of Hipsterdom (Claude Van Inkens)

2010 should see more threatening working-class kids with some aggresive and apolitical car burning revolt, less whimpish bourgie yuppies with i-phones and insuffarblely indulgent apolitically ironic fashion statements.

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10. Less Country Meltdowns, More Celebrity Meltdowns (kewlskewlboy)

It would be really cool if 2010 saw less country meltdowns in general. Less people dying, less misery, less exploitation, ahhh, that would be nice. Perhaps, for the sake of some yin/yang, we could see a rise in celebrity meltdowns? While Britney started off 2007 with a bang – quite literally – when she shaved her head and attacked cars with umbrellas, and Lindsay continued the insanity into 2008 with a career-ending public spiral, 2009 was unusually quite as far as celebrity meltdowns go. We don’t want deaths or domestic abuse – just some good old fashioned circus entertainment. Who knows, it might even save Somalia.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. TJAW permalink*
    January 5, 2010 4:21 pm


    Big Price for anyone who’s dreams come true (or near enough true).

  2. January 6, 2010 9:12 am

    Funny! 🙂 I like the Sarah Palin one, but I’m glad she’s gone from the scene, I slightly look like her and people would pester me about that.

  3. Ammar permalink
    January 9, 2010 7:08 am

    quiet an interesting post 😉

  4. February 2, 2010 10:25 pm

    I don’t usually reply to posts but I will in this case, great info…I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

    Robert Shumake

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