The Chaz Awards 2007

The Chaz Awards are given annually to those people, places, events and ideas that motivated me sufficiently to start writing down stuff like this.

Most blatantly-shameless advertising tagline:
The Australian Tourist Commission's blunt question: "So where the bloody hell are you?"
Most vitriolic blog thread:
Too many to count.
Worst political move:
House Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi snubs California's sharp Jane Harman for chair of the House Intelligence Committee in favor of ethically-challenged Alcee Hastings, in what is widely viewed as a sop to the Congressional Black Caucus, and then dumps Hastings in favor of an ill-informed political hack.
Best political move:
Joe Lieberman, having lost the Democratic nomination for his Senate seat, easily wins as an Independent.
Best TV event:
Fox cancels O. J. Simpson's "If I Did It" special and abandons plans to publish his book.
Best automotive remark:
John Phillips III in the June Car and Driver, on the $350,000 Rolls-Royce: "Nobody needs this car. It's like having the adult-movie concession at the Vatican — amusing but not hugely practical."
Worst automotive remark:
IRL driver Ed Carpenter, on fellow IRL driver Danica Patrick: "Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars ... especially if you catch her at the right time of the month."
Top-rated collector's item of 2006:
A laptop battery that doesn't explode.
Most elusive Christmas present:
Dick in a Box. (Needed: a home Dick-in-a-Box kit.)
Strangest photo of 2006:
Dakota Fanning goes on Oprah to plug Charlotte's Web; some of us wonder if perhaps twelve-year-old girls should not have legs to die for.
Best album title of the year:
Yo La Tengo's I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass.
Best new magazine feature of the year:
Car and Driver's new reader-question section, "Franz Kafka's Garage."
Most-welcome sign of sanity on Usenet:
Cox actually figures out that people don't want incomplete binaries.

Posted 25 December 2006

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