'Winning!': The Year In Mostly Annoying Quotes and Catchphrases
Sometimes, one line uttered by a fictional character or a real-life celebrity reverberates. Usually it's because of its sheer stupidity—or, less often, for its brillance. Maybe it's because it perfectly fit a historical or cultural momen
"I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen."
Charlie Sheen went off the rails this year, adding&nb
"I got a lot of things twirling around in my head."
Herman Cain was a meme unto himself this year, but perhaps the most all-encompassing phrase he brought into the world was the one about his head twirls. To be fair,
"Not intended to be a factual statement."
When Sen. Jon Kyl got called on his bald-faced lie on the Senate floor—he stated wrongly that abortion procedures comprise 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does&mda
"Corporations are people, my friend."
GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney uttered the phrase that, for many people, sums up the 1 percent's attitude: Corporations deserve the same rights as the people working for
"We are the 99 percent."
This slogan wasn't coined by a particular person, but it did put a personal face<
"Pay it forward."
If "We are the 99 percent" is OWS' gospel, Elizabeth Warren could be its patron saint. Sure, she's playing the same game many occupiers detest, but she's being more frank a
Presidential hopeful Rick Perry had a meteoric rise and is now in the throes of a fall, marked by the gaffe to end all political debate gaffes. Attempting to list three government departments he'd eliminat
Catchphrases aren't only about political gaffes and celebrity meltdowns. They also stem from priceless moments on our favorite shows. In October, Parks and Recreation treated the audi
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose."
Parks and Rec's moment was hilarious, but this one was tender. This year, we said goodby
"I just took a shit in the middle of the street."
In 2011, women reclaimed the fratty comedy. The line above was murmured miserably by Maya Rudolph in Bridesmaids, at the tail-end of one of the most ridiculou