The Ad Age Pop Thermometer: Fall 2012

Your Guide to the Latest Trends in Everything From British Headline Hogs to iPhone Accessories

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Autumn is here, and with it our seasonal check on what's new in pop culture -- the Ad Age Pop Thermometer, fall edition.

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Tweetable TV
Presidential debates
Political conventions
The Olympics
iPhone accessory
Virtual laser keyboards
Pedal-powered charger for bikes
8-Bitty game controller
Stars of young-adult fiction
Mermaids
Vampires
Boarding-school students
Photo meme
Griffining
Eastwooding
Tebowing
"Lost" heir
"Revolution"
"The Event"
"Flash Forward"
Lionized man
Bill Clinton
Michael
Phelps
Barack Obama
Social TV slam dunk
"Dr. Who"
"True Blood"
"Nikita"
Newspaper salvation
Redesigns
Billionaire buyouts
Paywalls
Oscar contender
"The Paper Boy"
"The Master"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Dance trance
"Gangnam Style"
LMFAO's shuffle
Dougie
Judgy diva
Nicki Minaj on "Idol"
Britney on "X-Factor"
Christina Aguilera on "The Voice"
TV takeover
TV Everywhere
VOD
DVR
Nail polish
Rubber
Vegan
Cinematic Lincoln love letter
"Lincoln" (biopic)
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
"The Conspirator"
Buzz-worthy bestseller
"The Casual Vacancy"
"Gone Girl"
"50 Shades of Grey "
British headline hog
Kate Middleton's naked photos
Prince Harry's
naked photos
The Olympics
Asian beauty trends
"Bagel heads"
in Japan
Ski masks at the beach in China
BB cream in Korea
Romney Gaffe
Threatening Big Bird
Spray-tan
man
"47 percent"
Advertising is ...
Dead
Digital
Deceitful
Pizza Hut goes nuts
Pizza-dough-wrapped Kit Kats
Stuffed "cone crust"
Hot-dog stuffed crusts
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