The Decade’s Greatest Hits (and Kicks)

Boxing Knock Out Punch
 
Everyone has their top ten something-or-other at the end of the year. This being the end of the first decade of the 2000s and beginning of the next, I am compelled to add my own greatest hits (above and below). For the record, my favorite is Silvio Berlusconi’s recent tussle, while the best near miss is below bottom. Happy New Year, and may the world not get beaten as badly in 2010s as over the past ten.
 
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

3 thoughts on “The Decade’s Greatest Hits (and Kicks)

  1. jimincoto

    If you think throwing a shoe at a person’s head is not “a life-threatening blow,” well, I’ve got a steel-toed, size-13 work boot I’d be more than willing to launch toward your skull in order to test that theory. Just kidding, of course, but I do find it ironic how someone with the Kumbaya world attitude you seem to so fervently support can, on the other hand…or should I say foot?…turn around and advocate such a crude, uncivilized and violent act. Beheading is also a Mideast sign of dissent. Do you support that as well? And considering the number of lives of generations to come who will be forced to bear the staggering crush of debt brought about by the insane economic policies of this president of yours (he certainly doesn’t represent the interests of me or most other Americans), maybe he, along with all future chief executives, ought to be fitted with an industrial strength catcher’s mask. You never know, there may be a wingtip out there with his name on it. It’s only a sign of dissent, right Steven?

  2. jimincoto

    If you think throwing a shoe at a person’s head is not “a life-threatening blow,” well, I’ve got a steel-toed, size-13 work boot I’d be more than willing to launch toward your skull in order to test that theory. Just kidding, of course, but I do find it ironic how someone with the Kumbaya world attitude you seem to so fervently support can, on the other hand…or should I say foot?…turn around and advocate such a crude, uncivilized and violent act. Beheading is also a Mideast sign of dissent. Do you support that as well? And considering the number of lives of generations to come who will be forced to bear the staggering crush of debt brought about by the insane economic policies of this president of yours (he certainly doesn’t represent the interests of me or most other Americans), maybe he, along with all future chief executives, ought to be fitted with an industrial strength catcher’s mask. You never know, there may be a wingtip out there with his name on it. It’s only a sign of dissent, right Steven?

  3. jimincoto

    If you think throwing a shoe at a person’s head is not “a life-threatening blow,” well, I’ve got a steel-toed, size-13 work boot I’d be more than willing to launch toward your skull in order to test that theory. Just kidding, of course, but I do find it ironic how someone with the Kumbaya world attitude you seem to so fervently support can, on the other hand…or should I say foot?…turn around and advocate such a crude, uncivilized and violent act. Beheading is also a Mideast sign of dissent. Do you support that as well? And considering the number of lives of generations to come who will be forced to bear the staggering crush of debt brought about by the insane economic policies of this president of yours (he certainly doesn’t represent the interests of me or most other Americans), maybe he, along with all future chief executives, ought to be fitted with an industrial strength catcher’s mask. You never know, there may be a wingtip out there with his name on it. It’s only a sign of dissent, right Steven?

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