May 20th, 2005



I'm running on fumes of pure rage. There's no joy for Metro riders on a day like this. My pants, shoes, and left sleeve are soaked through. It wasn't an unusually bitchy ridership day, so that's good. But I'm wet and cold and bitter and if I hear another bigwig in the office crack about how soaked all of us who weren't given company parking spaces look, I'm going to start swinging.

The Worst: Week 6

The Worst
Rules (a review):
Vote for the celebrity of the paring that, in your opinion, more suits the Qualification Criteria or otherwise irritates you more. If you like both, dig deep within your soul to find the one you like less.

The winner of the matches will go on to face more shitty celebrities, the loser will be elimiated. In short: Vote for the person you think sucks more than the other. To move forward is to suck more. To be eliminated is to suck less.

Bitching about how someone you love/respect/think is awesome has made it on the list or ended up defeating someone you think is far shittier than they, is a foul. Them's the ropes. All contestants were democratically nominated and their caliber has been decided by popular vote. You may simply have bad taste. Don't comment or start flames about how so-and-so has no place in this or should never have beaten whoever.

In the event of a tie, the lower seeded celebrity, who sucked enough to tie a higher seed, truly sucks enough move to the next round.

Standings and the full bracket can be viewed here: The Worst

Voting for week 6 will close on Thursday, May 26. Week 7 voting will begin Friday, May 27.

Poll #497490 The Worst - Week 6: Conference Finals

North Bracket Final

#1 Seed: Paris Hilton
#6 Seed: Starr Jones, esq.

South Bracket Final

#6 Seed: Anna Nicole Smith
#9 Seed: Fiddy (Shot 9 times...#9 Seed...coincidence?) Cent

East Bracket Final

#4 Seed: Celine Dion
#8 Seed: Carrot Top

West Bracket Final

#2 Seed: Michael Jackson
#5 Seed: Britney "Can You Handle My Truth" Spears

Car Repair Update

Regarding my failed inspection and broken engine mount: sure I've been driving around with a rejected sticker on my car for about a month longer than I was supposed to. But I took her in to get fixed last night, and they worked on it all day. Fixed the problem, and re-inspected free of charge. Now my car's fixed and I don't have to bother with going back to the inspection place. Total bill: $241.

They had called me earlier in the day to give me the lowdown, but just now I got an email from them (they asked for my email when I filled out the envelope - I figured it was going to be marketing or some bullshit) with notification that the work is complete and the car is ready, the total cost, and a link to a page that has the full detail report. Excellent work, Koons Dodge of Falls Church. You will be getting a very appreciative email from me. You will be joining Liberty Mutual in my esteem of "Companies Who Maximize Technology for Customer Convenience".