5. Pussy Riot - The all-girl Russian punk band that ran afoul of Vladimir Putin by performing a protest song in a church were sentenced to two years in prison over the weekend, which was terrible for them but fantastic for people who enjoy hearing newscasters say the words "Pussy Riot" with a straight face. It also gave American twentysomethings a chance to momentarily pretend to care about the Russian punk scene before we realized there were no bands called "Cock Looting" or "Anus Protest" and we completely lost interest.

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4. Melky Cabrera - The Giants outfielder, recently busted for using a banned substance, has dug himself an even bigger hole by creating a fake website for the product in a misguided attempt to back up his claim that he didn't know it was against the rules. It's being called the most elaborate deception involving a professional athlete since Michael Jordan tricked himself into thinking he was a baseball player. 

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