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TT #35: WTF 2008

17 Dec 2008
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Thursday Thirteen

Stupidity Run Amok: 2008 in Review

I’m taking a chance doing this list early because there are two weeks left in 2008 and a lot can happen in that amount of time, but I’m tired of Christmas TTs.

WTF in Politics

Number 1
Elliot Spitzer. As the former New York State Attorney General, you’d think he’d know how to cover his tracks a little better.

Number 2
Rod BlagojevichAnother ineffective politician and incompetent criminal. There must be something in Illinois’ water supply.

Number 3
John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate. No commentary necessary.

Number 4
The Canadian Liberal-NDP-BQ coalition. I would’ve laughed had they not scared me so. However, since Stephen Harper wants to hold onto the PMO beyond January 2009, it looks like they’re getting what they want, which is to continue tax-payer funding of their political parties and reckless “stimulus spending” that I doubt will actually stimulate the economy.  Let’s face it: the Detroit Three are not corporations, profitable or otherwise; they’re government job programs.

Number 5
Global Economic Meltdown 2008. No commentary because it’s in the media ad nauseum.

WTF in Sports

Number 6
Michael Vick. All that money and he couldn’t just hire himself a few prostitutes for entertainment.

Number 7
Sean Avery. Don Cherry said it best: “I’ve known this kid since he was about 16 years old. Once a jerk, always a jerk.”

Number 8
Plaxico Burress. Baggy pants and firearms don’t mix.

WTF in Publishing

Number 9
Cassie Edwards. Even though she plagiarized Nobel winners, she still managed to make her books painful to read.

Number 10
Stephenie Meyers. So much material, so little time. From her admission that she’d be great at stalking stars to convincing little girls it’s “super hot” to have a baby ripped out of your womb by fangs, you can find it all with the power of Google.

WTF in the Blogosphere

Number 11
Deborah Anne MacGillivray. Didn’t siccing a private investigator on someone who gave your book a three-star review on Amazon.com strike you as excessive?

Number 12
Victoria Laurie. Another writer who went Rambo-verbal-style on an Amazon reviewer.

Number 13
Ravenous Romance courtesy of Jill Elaine Hughes/Jamaica Layne. Some writers need to learn marketing departments exist within companies for a reason.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. 17 Dec 2008 4:18 PM

    LOL! Not quite candidates for the Darwin awards, but yeah, we could do without this.

    Happy um…TTing.

    My TTs this week are year-end related or looking-forward. The one that isn’t linked above is http://www.ravensrange.com, in which I sort of poke fun at myself for having too many ambitions at the start of 2008. I’ll be mellower this year. ;)

  2. 17 Dec 2008 4:35 PM

    Good list! I hadn’t heard about those blogosphere people. What idiots!

  3. 17 Dec 2008 4:58 PM

    Flinch on 9 thru 13.

    And here I am looking forward to Twilight.

  4. 17 Dec 2008 7:32 PM

    I like this: The WTF awards. I guess the counterpoint would be the TG (thank God) awards.

  5. 17 Dec 2008 8:13 PM

    Ouch! Remind me never to make you mad lol Happy Holidays!

  6. 18 Dec 2008 4:40 AM

    I know what you mean with your #4.
    Happy Holidays!!

  7. 18 Dec 2008 9:55 AM

    Oh my word about #11-13. Crazy! I will NEVER buy or read books from people who act like that.

  8. 18 Dec 2008 9:29 PM

    What a great TT!

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