10 Things We Loved About 2012
From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW
5. Mitt Romney …
Look, no one is happier than me to see the back of that tastefully graying head of hair. But oh, the memes that man and his strange, strange deployment of the English language generated! Binders full of women. The trees are the right height. The rhythmic recitation of the verses of “America the Beautiful” (otherwise known as Mormon Hip-Hop). Romney wasn’t given so much to mangled Bush-style malapropisms as to flights of linguistic weirdness akin to the oddly poetic flavor descriptions on bags of Kasugai gummy candy. A one-man meme factory, if he gets tired of spending time with the grandchildren, he can always go work at Buzzfeed.
The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah