Okay, I know a lot of people have their own issues with Lady Gaga. Some say she doesn’t have any talent. Others just say she’s a bit of a freak. I’d say no way on the former – she was the first artist ever to have 4 number one songs on a debut album. To the latter, maybe a little. But think how much she has enriched our lives, our ears, and pop culture in general. She’s worn an outfit made of Muppets, a bird nest on her face, covered completely in red satin lace, and bloodied herself of for the VMA’s. Besides some of her oddities, she, as an artist, puts her money where her mouth is…particularly with the LGBT community. A lot of celebrities pay lip service to stepping on cultural land mines, and then other actually prance on and around them. With a bird next on your face and fiercely loyal gays by your side, what is there to fear? Not much. The Fame, then The Fame Monster came packed with addictive dance selections and lyrics that go above and beyond the typical pop cliches.
Second favorite of 2009: Tostitos Hint of Lime chips. I seriously cannot get enough of these delicious, salty and tangy chips. Consuming nearly a bag in one day is not beyond me. I know they’ve been around for a few years now, but they never get old. Don’t you dare try to smother them with salsa — I don’t care how gourmet or fresh it is. These chips stand firmly on their own, without need of any assistance to satisfy your taste buds.