Top Female Badasses, Top Pop Songs, and Batman Gets Busted
10/4/2012 3:00:00 PM
We will announce the winner(s) of the WTFT homemade shirt contest on tomorrow's show!
Billboard.com has put out a list of the Top 100 Pop Songs over the past 20 years. And like most of their lists, it is not subjective.
It's based on each song's performance on the Billboard Pop Songs Radio Airplay Chart, from 1992 to today. Here's the Top 10, which includes TWO (???) GOO GOO DOLLS songs.
1.) "Iris", Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
2.) "Another Night", Real McCoy (1994)
3.) "Apologize", Timbaland featuring OneRepublic (2008)
4.) "Hanging By a Moment", Lifehouse (2001)
5.) "Smooth", Santana featuring Rob Thomas (1999)
6.) "Truly Madly Deeply", Savage Garden (1998)
7.) "Don't Speak", No Doubt (1996)
8.) "Here Without You", 3 Doors Down (2003)
9.) "Slide", Goo Goo Dolls (1999)
10.) "Since U Been Gone", Kelly Clarkson (2005)
I've never heard numbers 3, 4, or 8.
If you've ever wondered how the police would handle a REAL-LIFE SUPERHERO helping them out, here's your answer. He WOULDN'T actually be any help, and would probably get arrested for interfering with their work.
33-year-old Mark Wayne Williams of Petoskey, Michigan likes to dress up as BATMAN, listen to a police scanner, and show up at crime scenes. That became a problem last week when Mark heard reports on the scanner about a car accident, where the driver who caused the crash had fled the scene. As state troopers and the K-9 unit searched the area, Mark ALSO searched . . . as Batman.
Yes, he was wearing his Batman costume. He told the cops later, quote, "he just happened to be wearing his costume when he heard of the search." Anyway, the cops were furious when they saw Mark because his scent could throw off the dogs. They told him to leave, but he refused. So they arrested him for FELONY obstructing a police investigation . . . which could get him two years in prison.
This is Mark's SECOND arrest as Batman. Last year he was arrested when he was spotted on the roof of a local business, wearing his costume and carrying a baton and pepper spray. He got six months of probation.
Batman is on the whole pretty badass, but after the announcement that there's a female version of The Expendables in the works, we decided to do the Sweet 16 of female badasses…here are a few that spring to mind:
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in "Alien"
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia in "Star Wars"
Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in "The Terminator"
Zoe Bell as "herself" in "Death Proof"
Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in "Kill Bill"
Pam Grier as Foxy Brown in "Foxy Brown"
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in "The Avengers"
Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity in "The Matrix"
Sarah Michelle Gellar as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
Who would YOU add to the list?