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Hadley Freeman over at the Guardian has penned this: My Hanukah honours list for 2012 (dec 11, 2012). Her reasons? ” Sure, Hanukah comes with sweets, songs and – for no reason other than its proximity to Christmas, not that it is the Jewish Christmas obviously – presents. But something’s missing: an honours list. Christmas gets the Queen’s message, (non-Jewish) New Year gets an Honours List – where is Hanukah’s piece of the December gongs pie, eh? This grievous oversight shall be corrected this year with the inauguration of the first Hanukah Honours and Horrors list. L’chaim!”

The Golde Menorah award goes to…

Hillary Clinton Obama may have won the election but it’s Clinton who truly had the triumphant year: she has been widely praised as a secretary of state, has behaved with the kind of quiet, attention-avoiding decorum not generally associated with a Clinton and, most importantly, she became an internet meme with Texts from Hillary. A meme, people, a freaking meme! And we haven’t even mentioned the video of her getting on down in Pretoria, South Africa, in August, shaking that Rodham money-maker, and doing proper pointy-finger salsa dancing in a bar in Colombia in April. Whoever thought being Hillary would be such fun? While she’s still keeping shtoom about a 2016 run, her polling in the early primary field is grin-stretchingly high. Hillary Clinton, you can light my menorah any time.”

 

and the not-so-attrractive Dreidl goes to…

Starbucks Was anyone really surprised by Amazon’s tax-dodging? Seeing as this is a company that goes out of its way to crush small bookshops, inviting consumers in the US to tell them the prices of books in local stores so they can then match or undersell them, dodging tax seems like par for the Bezos course. But Starbucks? What once started out as a Seattle caffeine hippy utopia (albeit one whose outlets look increasingly like homeless shelters with Wi-Fi) is now the Mitt Romney of coffee chains, with its complex financial setup and whining that it has“agreed” to pay £20m. Sod you, Starbucks, and your stupid mermaid, too. By the way, your coffee sucks.”

 

Consult the article for the full list of awards. Personally, I think THE WEATHER should have a special “I am defriending you on Facebook”-soggy-raw-inside-latkes award…

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