The April 22nd edition of Advertising Age published a fascinating segment entitled, ‘Pop Thermometer’ in which editors determined “What’s Hot and What’s Not this Spring.”
In addition to such categories as: Favorite Jennifer, Louisiana-set Reality Shows, Viral Animal Attraction and Comfy DRTV Product, 'Ad Age' spotlighted the Woman Women Love to Hate, and listed who was trending (Sheryl Sandberg), who was trailing (Anne Hathaway) and who was tired (Sarah Palin).
So, in the spirit of the season, I thought I’d take a stab at identifying the Man Men Love to Hate.
1.) Trending: Justin Bieber. He’s our gender’s answer to Lindsay Lohan, and a worthy successor to Charlie Sheen.
2.) Trailing: Alex Rodriguez. This despicable excuse of a man is once again injured and, alas, out of the spotlight for the early part of the season. That said, look for a whole lot of hate when A-Rod finally does set foot again in Yankee Stadium.
3.)Tired: Lance Armstrong. We guys are so over this non-apologetic, smug, blood doping bully.
Note: I’d also add two honorable mentions:
4.) President Barack Obama: Who is positively despised by any, and every, Red Stater.
5.) Congressional Republicans: Who voted against background checks on gun purchases, and are hated by any, and every, Blue Stater. As Adolphus Busch IV, heir to the Busch family brewing fortune said after resigning his membership in the National Rifle Association, ‘The NRA appears to have evolved into the lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers rather than gun owners.’
So, how about you?
Do you agree with my Men Men Love to Hate list?
If not, who would you add or delete? Ladies: Feel free to weigh in as well. I promise not to hate anyone.