|Most blatantly-shameless advertising shtick:|
PETA's Trollsen Twins, bashing Ashley and Mary-Kate for being insufficiently sensitive or something.
|Best political snark:|
Joe Biden says of Rudy Giuliani: "There's only three things he mentions in a sentence a noun, a verb, and 9/11."
|Best political move:|
Oklahoma County Commissioner Jim Roth jumps to the Corporation Commission, becoming the first gay man in a statewide office while precipitating essentially no controversy.
|Worst political move:|
John Edwards reports his haircuts to the Federal Election Commission at four hundred bucks each.
|Best TV event:|
The strike by members of the Writers Guild of America.
|Best automotive remark:|
Dan Becker, director of the Sierra Club's global-warming programs and occasional auto-industry critic, at the General Motors Dealer of the Year banquet in New York: "GM paid $2 billion to Fiat to go away. I said I'd be willing to do it for half that much."
|Worst automotive remark:|
Car and Driver's 2008 10Best Issue, appearing in December 2007, had a photo of NHTSA Administrator Nicole Nason with the unfortunate caption RILF ALERT.
|Top-rated collector's item of 2007:|
The Hello Kitty AK-47 rifle.
|Most elusive Christmas present:|
A Wii from the Midwestern chain Slackers: they sold all their store stock on eBay at a higher price than Nintendo would have liked.
|Strangest photo of 2007:|
Amy Winehouse isn't exactly picking her nose. Then again, almost any photo of Amy Winehouse is bizarre these days, and there's already an online death watch.
|Best album title of the year:|
"We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" by Modest Mouse.
|Least-expected blog development:|
Ree Drummond, writer/photographer of Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, is interviewed by CNN and turns out to be incredibly freaking gorgeous.
|Most-welcome sign of sanity on Usenet:|
People have (mostly) quit bitching about yEnc.
Posted 25 December 2007
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