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Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
We asked for sanity — and you gave it to us. From a year rife with rampant Islamophobia, overt racism, frequent gay-bashing, constant fear-mongering and general craziness, you helped us pick out those few precious moments of rational, admirable behavior. Over the past few weeks, we’ve compiled and published your nominations for the Year in Sanity. Now, on the eve of the Stewart/Colbert rally, it’s time to rank ‘em.
Here are they are: the 10 sanest moments of 2010.
In honor of the Rally to Restore Sanity, we're celebrating great acts of clear thinking -- and need your help! Who do you think deserves to be honored for their sane behavior this year? You have three ways to let us know your idea:
1). Blog about it
on Open Salon (be sure to tag it: theyearinsanity).
2). Email us your idea at TheYearInSanity at salon dot com.
3). Post your idea in the Comments section on this post.
We'll be spotlighting the best suggestions up until Oct. 30, when we will list our Top 10 honorees.