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Standoffs between passengers and the TSA become intense, but they could be solved if the TSA just hired hotter pat-downers.
Blue-painted tights are the tightest jeans possible. Until body-paint jeans, coming in 2012.
You can power your house with your energy source. Commercial will definitely use the Who song.
Green Bay Packers. Union fighting. Leaving Minnesota in the dust.
Rand Paul used a congressional hearing to say he wants the government to leave his toilet-flushing power to be decided by him and not our government. Causing us to think about what Rand Paul is flushing down his toilet.
Amy Chua's tiger mom; Charlie Sheen's tiger blood; Margaux Fragoso's memoir Tiger, Tiger; Robin Williams' playing a tiger on Broadway it's like The Lion King never happened and no one loves Julie Taymor anymore.
Stirring up rebellions. Mostly over our privacy.
58. iPad 2
Like the iPad but with a better cover.
Apparently necessary for growing everything we eat.
The first bad thing Americans have found out about football. We have lost our innocence.
61. Food dye
May cause hyperactivity in kids. Which is offset by the sluggishness from snacks that have food dye. Problem solved.
Still highly influential. Hugo Chávez is the only person who doesn't like them.
63. Meteorite fragments
People are stealing them. People are dorks. That's why people are not on this list.
64. Modernist Cuisine cookbook
Former Microsoft chief technological officer Nathan Myhrvold wrote a 2,438-page, $625 molecular-gastronomy cookbook. Even he knows there's no money in apps.
They were big in July. That totally counts as this year. Though I don't know if they influenced anyone to be annoying in the long term. Look, 100 is a lot of stuff.
People used to like that guy. Then he decided to put on a big song-and-dance show. No one likes that stuff.
The overcelebrated workday is finally given the song it deserves. One that sounds like it was written by a Frenchman for a risqué 1970s Parisian burlesque show but apparently done by a 13-year-old California girl. Yes, our culture has become so skeevy that our tweens believe they're in a 1970s Parisian burlesque show.
68. Korean tacos
Thanks to Roy Choi's Kogi trucks, you can now put anything in a taco without having to call it a wrap. Remember all those wrap places in the mid-'90s? I bet people lost a lot of money on them. If this were the 1995 TIME 100 Things list, wraps would definitely be on it. What I'm saying is, maybe don't put your money in a Korean-taco joint.
It's like a coupon for something you didn't want that you have to pay for in advance. But it's on a computer!
70. Kate Middleton's Issa engagement dress
The dress that launched a thousand knockoffs.
71. Military tribunals
Lost influence in 2008 but are now back to making the U.S. look as bad as it did when we had a white President.
72. Escaped cobra
Although the Egyptian cobra was missing for only a week and was found inside the very reptile house in the Bronx Zoo where it lived, it entertained all of New York on Twitter: "Holding very still in the snake exhibit at the Museum of Natural History. This is gonna be hilarious!"
73. Proposed Malawi schools
Ruining Madonna's reputation more than Truth or Dare did.
74. Nerd glasses
Destroying the already borderline hotness of hipster girls.
Making people care about oil spills.