Let’s put together a 2010 pop-culture time capsule, PopWatchers. What cultural artifacts can we entomb to communicate to our distant descendants what this year was like? What mattered to us? What shaped up? What made us laugh, made us think, or made us chitchat? My picks:
++ The top from Inception: I was at a party last weekend where people were passionately arguing about the merits and contents of this movie. This movie that came out six months ago.
++ Lady Gaga’s meat dress: Sure, Gaga wore some gagagadawful outfits this year, but it seems like the meat dress captured our imaginations more than any other.
++ Antoine Dodson’s red bandana: Hide your kids, hide your wife. Dodson’s response to his sister’s attack became a local news story, then a viral hit — and then an even bigger sensation, thanks to an Auto-Tuned song that itself was covered over and over and over again.
What would you put in the time capsule, PopWatchers?