- After a few months of Haslam, we may remember this guy fondly.
In today's lightning-quick Internet media environment, stories ignite in an instant, burn with a magnesium fury, and leave faint piles of ashes that barely register in our collective memory. Remember the wild and wacky world of Basil Marceaux? Seems like eons ago, yet it was just five months ago when his cyberspace supernova was at its peak.
So to refresh your memory, and to help you reflect on the year that just expired, we've compiled the 10 most viewed Pith stories from 2010. (Interestingly, "most viewed" and "most commented" don't always coincide — in fact, one of the most viewed stories generated only one comment.)
Without further ado, here they are — from sexy bankers to trash humpers, from barely coherent gubernatorial candidates to a barely comprehensible soccer coach firing, from flooded organs to flood relief:
10: Netflix Will Rent You Movies With Anal Rape, but Not Trash Humpers
9: Flash Flood Crisis: Open Thread
8: George Washington, Christian Grantham, and Glenn Reynolds Walk into a Bar
7: Gubernatorial Debate Special! Basil Marceaux Isn't the Nuttiest Candidate — June Griffin Takes the Honor
6: It Gets Better: Belmont Honors Christ's Birth By Booting Expecting Family into the Cold
5: Schermerhorn's $2.5 Million Pipe Organ Severely Damaged by Flooding
4: Hard Currency: Woman Banker Fired For Being Too Hot
3: Basil Marceaux: Internet Superstar
2: Nashville Flood T-Shirts: Give and Get Dry Clothes
1: Why Did It Take So Long for National Media to Notice We were Flooded?