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I wanted to have a little fun with our year in review, so over the past week Ben and I have been gathering news, videos, and expert opinions on the Most Embarrassing Moments of 2006.

I also want to hear your thoughts, so I removed our top choices on 5 of the 10 categories. Comment on your nominations for Most Embarrassing in these categories and I’ll post the best comments with a link to the site of your choice (if you have one).

Most embarrassing newscast: Channel 6 weather guy
Initially, this was a tough decision. With thousands of newscasters to choose from, our candidates for the most embarrassing numbered in the dozens. Most had incredibly unfortunate/funny Freudian slips (although there were some fights and name calling mixed in), but once we saw this clip, the winner became obvious:

(if you can’t see the video click here)

Most embarrassing celebrity: Britney Spears and crew
2006 must have been a banner year for the tabloids. Mel Gibson, Michael Richards, Madonna’s baby heist, Tomkat, Brangelina, KFed … the list of embarrassing celebrity moments in 2006 goes on and on. However, the most embarrassing had to be Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan’s escapades on their infamous night out. While Lindsay and Paris stumbled around trying to steal the show, Britney had to one-up them both to get the paparazzi’s attention:
Britney goes commando
Anyone get the movie reference? And yes, I realize I need a photoshop tutor 😉

Most embarrassing technology launch: PS3
Sony should write a book entitled “How to completely ruin a successful franchise”. Somehow they managed to create the world’s most powerful piece of poo wrapped in black shiny plastic. No good games, no availability, a $600 price tag, and limited online capabilities made this the big gaming flop of 2006. I now use ours as a potty stand for my two year old. Sure, Sony will rebound later and probably sell millions, but they’re no longer the undisputed console leader.

Most embarrassing fashion trend: grills
grillzNo, not the burn-down-your-house variety, but the type you place over your teeth. Grills (or more fashionably, “grillz”) seem to have hit critical mass this year, at least amongst inner city high school and college kids. Every other hip-hop and rap artist seems to be wearing them. Walk into any McDonald’s (or other common high school workplace) and you’ll probably see at least a few people flashing their “iced out grillz”.

Wondering what they look like when they’re not being worn? Check out Mr. Bling.

Most embarrassing politician: Donald Rumsfeld
How could we choose our modern day Mr. Magoo over President Bush, Mark Foley, Tom Delay, or others? Primarily because Donald Rumsfeld tried to be so serious that you can’t stop laughing at him, and he never seems to do anything right. Making him our top choice also provides me with a great excuse to show this hilarious video courtesy of CBS:

(if you can’t see the video, click here)

And here are the categories where we’re looking for your nominations (we’ll post the best responses here in the post):
– Most embarrassing commercial
– Most embarrassing news story
– Most embarrassing stunt/prank gone wrong
– Most embarrassing public speech
– Most embarrassing musical performance

Best wishes to all in the New Year!

11 Responses to “Top 10 most embarrassing moments of 2006”

  1. on 03 Jan 2007 at 2:37 pm Ben's Yet Another Vlog

    The man of the Show – Donald Rumsfeld…

    Craig shows us that you never know what those zany Defense Secretaries might do next.  May be  people around should learn

    Found via Anitha’s blog
    Reference :-

    Donald Rumsfeld’s Wikipage
    CBS’ Late Night Show


  2. on 03 Jan 2007 at 7:36 pm Mr. Fabulous

    Those grills give me the heebie-jeebies…

  3. on 04 Jan 2007 at 6:35 am Cam

    The movie reference: Commando… nice work by you. :)

  4. on 05 Jan 2007 at 6:29 am libragirl

    ok, that newsperson, that was awesome and oh my god he’s a happy fellow int he

  5. on 06 Jan 2007 at 7:00 pm Ahsoon

    Hi, i am not sure when did this commercial was broadcast, but it certainly fit the Most embarrassing commercial category.

  6. on 07 May 2007 at 4:35 am tOoilet paper

    umm my mOOst embarrasiing mOoment will have tOo be umm wen we went tOo thiis thiing and ii went tOo the tOoiilet and then wen ii came Oout ii saw these hOot guys and ii walked past them and then they started laughiing at me and ii was liike why are they laughiing at me then thiis guy stOod ub and saiid cant tOoiilet paper be wiith Oout yOou…and ii was liike what are they talkiin bOout then my frend that was standiing riight next tOo mewent and left me and then pOoiinted tOo my behiind THEN ii lOoked and the tOoiilet paper was sdtuck iin ma kniickerzz iits was sOo embarrassiing..lmaOo

  7. on 10 Jun 2007 at 1:18 pm hey

    the video of Donald Rumsfeld was soooooooooooooo funny. That was to laugh ur ass off. it wuz also dum and kinda stupit.

  8. on 26 Jan 2008 at 9:15 pm Destiny

    hi i am destiny simonson from salem oregon i am 10 years old i like chris brown

    CHRIS BROWN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU

  9. on 04 Feb 2008 at 8:21 pm Hannah

    U guyz funny!

  10. on 22 Jul 2008 at 12:52 am Tricia

    Um, “tOoilet paper” girl … please go away. Or learn how to type. And why did you tell that story?

    Sorry, I’m not normally this judgmental.

    Weatherman was HILARIOUS!

  11. on 19 Dec 2008 at 12:19 pm .....dott.....

    omg weather man was hilarious and i agree toilet paper girl go away and learn how to type

    i love mcr I LOVE U PLZ LOVE ME TOO!
    (im 16 btw lol bye!)

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