1. The “Good God, Just Shove a Sock in His/Her Mouth” Award for Stupidly Outrageous and Ridiculously Offensive Punditry … goes to columnist Megan McArdle, for her comments following the tragedy in Newtown
“I’d also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once.”
8. The Inappropriate Animal Imagery Award for Rather Stupid Sex Writing … goes to Tom Wolfe and his Back to Blood
“Now his big generative jockey was inside her pelvic saddle, riding, riding, riding, and she was eagerly swallowing it swallowing it swallowing it with the saddle’s own lips and maw — all this without a word.”
9. The Devil is in the Details Award … goes to WHSmith
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