AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
In March, Israel recalled its ambassador to El Salvador after he was found lying drunk, naked, bound and gagged with a rubber ball in his mouth and surrounded by sex toys in the front yard of his official residence in San Salvador.

QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"Nobody tells this Wookiee what to do."
-- Chewbacca impersonator arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly head-butting a Hollywood tour guide in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater

COURT APPEARANCE OF THE YEAR
In Modesto, Calif., Joshua Moreno, attempting to get a judge to lift a restraining order, went to court disguised as his wife, wearing a dress, high heels, red lipstick and long black wig and spoke in a high-pitched falsetto voice. The judge wasn't fooled, however, and had Moreno arrested.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT OF THE YEAR
At an exhibit in Kiev, Ukraine, dedicated to the history of the toilet, a museum had to add "Not for use" signs on all of its exhibits after a 48-year-old man used one of them.

DOOFUS DU YEAR
And the Edgie goes to... Daniel Brown, 22, of Hartselle, Ala., who wore a ski mask to hide his identity when he staged a home-invasion robbery at his grandfather's house in January, but blew his cover when he burst in, yelling: "I need your money and I mean it, Pa-Paw!"