The Ad Age Pop Thermometer

We Kick Off Fall With Another Reading From Our List of What's Trending, Trailing and Tired

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In June, Ad Age took pop culture's temperature and charted the state of everything from celebrity Twitter accounts (Justin Bieber was totally yesterday) to philandering politicians (sayonara, Anthony Weiner) to reigning superheroes (Captain America, FTW).

What better way to kick off the fall than with another reading from The Ad Age Pop Thermometer? It's going to be a busy season; you'll need to be prepared.

Check out our newly interactive list of what is Trending, Trailing and Tired in pop culture and media this autumn. Click on the images for more details, videos and links to related content.

Got your pumpkin spice latte handy? Great. Dig in.


AOL savior
KKR
Tim Armstrong
Parody Twitter account
@ElBloombito
@MayorEmanuel
Undeclared
presidential
candidate
Mike Bloomberg
Sarah Palin
Gimmicky nail polish
Magnetic Nail Polish
Rubber Nail Polish

Video delivery
Netflix
Blockbuster
Comeback shoe brands
Sperry's boat shoes
Keds sneakers
Celebrities turned Designers

Boy band
NKOTBSB
Jonas Brothers
Must-have photo app
Popbooth
Hipstamatic

TV genre
Retro
Song & Dance Reality
Marketable NFL quarterbacks
Peyton Manning
Tim Tebow
College sports conferences
SEC
BIG 10
Homophobic rapper
Tyler, the Creator
Eminem
Guilty pleasure starring Sarah Michelle Gellar
Ringer
All My Children
Foot-in-mouth comedian
Adam Carrolla
Tracy Morgan

Hair flair
Tinsel
Headbands
Latest teen pranks
Batmanning
Coning
Look, Ma, I can do a Split
McGraw-Hill
Donut chain taking a bite out of China
Krispy Kreme
Mr. Donut
Questionable Joe Montana endorsements
for Skechers Shape Ups
for Joint Juice

Hip historic era
Prohibition
New Wave '80s

En vogue eats
Cupcakes
FroYo
Delectable foodie mag
Gourmet Live app
Dessert-flavored vodka
Chocolate
Vanilla
Bankable TV-to-Hearst hit
HGTV magazine
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