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
Elliot Spitzer. As the former New York State Attorney General, you’d think he’d know how to cover his tracks a little better.
Rod Blagojevich. Another ineffective politician and incompetent criminal. There must be something in Illinois’ water supply.
John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his running mate. No commentary necessary.
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.
Global Economic Meltdown 2008. No commentary because it’s in the media ad nauseum.
WTF in Sports
Michael Vick. All that money and he couldn’t just hire himself a few prostitutes for entertainment.
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.”
Plaxico Burress. Baggy pants and firearms don’t mix.
WTF in Publishing
Cassie Edwards. Even though she plagiarized Nobel winners, she still managed to make her books painful to read.
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
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?
Victoria Laurie. Another writer who went Rambo-verbal-style on an Amazon reviewer.
Ravenous Romance courtesy of Jill Elaine Hughes/Jamaica Layne. Some writers need to learn marketing departments exist within companies for a reason.