10. U2 Cookies
Memo to Julia Murphy, renderer of these U2 cookies: contrary to your self-assessment, these U2 cookies are NOT a huge fail! Quite the opposite -- there has probably not been a truer and more meaningful depiction of the band since the late days of the Reagan administration. What works especially well here is the facial expressions, which convey a nearly savant-like comprehension of the individual members as distinct personalities. Cookie Bono is grinning like he just got off laughing gas, while Cookie Edge might be pleased, but who the hell can tell amidst the befuddling tangle of his chocolate chip facial hair. Cookie Adam Clayton appears dour and defeated, which is the only possible attitude for the persistently 4th ranked member of a four-man team for forty years. Best of all, however, is Cookie Larry Mullen, Jr. who could pretty much pass for anybody! He could be Cookie Ian MacKaye! Or Cookie Ernest Borgnine! Who really cares -- the depiction is all so true. The entire essence of a legendary band has been fully captured and made delicious by one intrepid fan. THIS, we dare advance, is truly the sweetest thing.