Olivia’s Best Posts Of 2010

While there are still a few days left in 2010, we’re going to feature some of our best and favorite posts from the last year. Each of your regular Frisky bloggers has picked out her 10 favorite posts from 2010—some you may remember well, others might have slipped past your radar. Either way, we hope you’ll relive the best of The Frisky in 2010. Let’s hear it for Olivia!

The 10 Stupidest Products Of 2010

“It has been a very exciting year for strange and unnecessary inventions. While you weren’t paying attention, billions of people had billions of unique thoughts and some of those thoughts were turned into products! But just like not every thought needs to be said, not every product needed to be invented. Behold: the 10 stupidest products of 2010!”

The 10 Best Animal Videos Of 2010

“People all over the world have realized that becoming famous is as easy as getting yourself in a viral video. But this slideshow isn’t about those people—this is about their super cute pets who bring us joy and laughter when there is none to be had elsewhere. And it’s been a good year for animals on YouTube. Here are this year’s best, starting with this video of kitties playing patty-cake and getting into an argument.”

10 Tips For Surviving A Bad Day

“Happy Have A Bad Day Day! I realize that doesn’t sound like a nice thing to say, but I’m looking out for your own good. You’re going to have a crappy day today. Don’t worry, I am too, but be happy that it’s Friday and if things aren’t going your way, I’ve got ten surefire tips for surviving a bad day. And don’t worry, the sun will come out tomorrow. You can bet your bottom dollar on it.”

10 Politicians With Hilariously Terrible Names

“Politicians are very serious people. I imagine a political career isn’t something that you can just fall into. It requires years of dedication, polo shirts and perhaps a stint at Georgetown. And I would imagine that when someone runs for government, they’ve been envisioning their campaign signs since birth. Or in Canadian politician Ian Cumming’s case, oodles of slogans like “Cumming with care for details” and “Cumming with concern for neighborhood safety.” But I feel like some politicians must know that their names will inevitably turn them into the butt of jokes. So to speed up the bullying process, we’ve rounded up 10 politicians with terrible names for your amusement.”

30 Things I Love About Myself

“Happy Love Yourself Week! To celebrate, I was somehow convinced to come up with a massive list of the things I love about myself. When I realized that “hair” only took up one slot, I had to do some soul-searching and it got super awkward. Turns out, I really don’t like talking about myself despite the fact that I’m the coolest person I know. I somehow managed to come up with a list and really recommend you do the same because after the initial discomfort, it makes you feel all sorts of warm and fuzzy.”

Frisky Q&A: Matt & Kim On Why Making An Album Is Like Having A Baby

“Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino met while attending Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute in 2004, and have since put out two albums that evoke summers in their neighborhood—running through sprinklers in the park by day and jumping up and down in dark bars by night, holding a cheap beer, while the walls around you drip with condensation. Their performances, like their music, are tirelessly upbeat. If you can get through a song without at least a head bob and a foot tap, it’s probably time for a vacation. During their Ballyhoo set, Kim actually sang while being held upright, crowd-surfing. Yeah, it was pretty fantastic. I had a chance to catch up with the band at their hotel to talk about their inspirations, Erykah Badu ganking their style, and why they’re so adorable. OK, I didn’t have a chance to address the last part, but they really are awfully cute.”

10 Celebrities Who Hate Totally Random Stuff

“I can totally respect the fact that everyone has their likes and dislikes, but that certainly doesn’t mean I’m going to spare them if they’re totally wacky. It’s come to our attention that Tori Spelling hates water. Which would maybe explain her low body weight … she’s just ultra-dehydrated! The reality TV star said, “I hate water! I’m never thirsty actually. I don’t drink water.” And not drinking water has another interesting side effect: “I don’t sweat. Isn’t that weird?” Spelling admits that she’ll take a sip of her homemade sparkling water “if I have to.” Yeah, you do kinda have to! It’s our frickin’ life force. Haven’t you seen “Waterworld”?!”

The Internet’s Made Young People Lonelier Than Ever

“Quick everyone—let’s blame the internet! A report published recently by the Mental Heath Foundation found that nearly 60 percent of people in the U.K. between the ages of 18 and 24 admit to feeling lonely “sometimes” or “often,” while the same applies for only 35 percent of folks over the age of 55. I guess the assumption is that young people in the prime of their lives are supposed to be having the time of their lives so they can spend their 50s talking about it?”

10 Valentine’s Day Gifts To Get Yourself

“I am very well aware that no one is buying me a Valentine’s Day gift this year—that there will be no teddy bears left on my doorstep or flowers awkwardly delivered to my office. And you know what—thank goodness. That said, there is no way that I shall be deprived of sugar rushes and sexy times this weekend. Because I’m getting Valentine’s Day gifts for myself! What? You’re your own true love and you deserve a personal party that doesn’t include pity.”

An Ode To National Fudge Day

“I’m sure you guys are already all up on this, but it’s National Fudge Day. If you haven’t already fallen into a sugar-induced coma, then I’m at least two pounds of fudge ahead of you. As someone who recently had 16 cavities filled in two days, I think I am a fair judge on everything that is delicious, and fudge fits in that category. In celebration of this most glorious and holy of days, we’ve written an ode to fudge.”