Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet, we count down another hot CNET list. I'm Molly
Tom Merritt has been at CNET for almost six years, and he helped build
CNET TV. He and I launched Buzz Out Loud, he's been the driving force
behind that show, Top 5, CNET's how-to videos, and so much more. And
now, he's leaving us for ... different-colored pastures. So, here are
the Top 5 reasons that we are going to miss Tom Merritt.
(Brian Tong) At No. 5, Hair and Fashion tips....from day one tom has
welcomed me with open arms, even looking past my body odor. I?ll really
miss his smarts and brain, but more importantly what?s on his brain,
He provided with so many styling tips that were invaluable to me, I
thought Bumble & Bumble was a type of bee. And there?s a reason I have
a blonde streak. It?s to honor Tom Meritt.
(Jason) Coming in at No. 4, Obscure references. (play clip from Top 5
"Whether you consider the automota of Hephaestus workshop the original
robot or side with the automatic flute player of the ninth century
Persian Book of Ingenious Devices, you know robots play a great role in
Automata of what? and 9th century whosit? Oh Tom.
(Natali) Up to No. 3, Geeky How-to. Who else but Tom Merrit would go
to the trouble to take apart a TV and use a soldering iron. I
certainly would cut off a hand.
(Molly and Jason) Sliding in at No. 2, JASON:
all those bad puns ...
So, so many bad puns. So many.
(Cooley) Before we get to No. 1, Here are five more reasons that were
on our list but that didn't quite make the cut.
All right. Let's get to our No. 1. The top reason that we're going to
really miss Tom Merritt...
At No. 1, it's...
(Cooley) Oh crap, now I'm going to have to host the Top 5, and them�s tough shoes to fill.