It’s almost 2018, so let’s talk year end awards, Midsiders.  What follows is a survey for you to prove your input, as you are as big a part of the show as we are. Below the survey is a brief explanation of each award. Voting closes on December 15th at 11:59 PM PST. (Note: The Peak Farce Award is entirely decided by your votes. For the other awards, though, you will be making nominations. Our team of hosts and collaborators will be voting between your suggestions and some of our own.)

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This award is all yours, Midsiders. Out of all of the stories we covered, which do you think is the most farcical of all? We’ve gone through each episode and identified the best choices, but if we skipped over your favorite, please write it in.

2016: University Safe Space Training says accepting homosexuality is homophobic and Professor: If you read to your kids, you’re unfairly disadvantaging others (tie)


Of all the narcissists in the land of the free and home of the brave, who was the most narcissistic over the past 12 months? We have a feeling we’re all going to nominate and vote for the same person. (Though the predictions for such voting have been wrong before.)

2016: Hillary Clinton
2015: Donald Trump
2014: Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber


Who not only believed in some insane application of Social Justice, but made real steps in reality (ha!) to “make a difference”?

2016: The Fidel Castro Eulogizers
2015: Bernie Sanders (everything he does) and Yale Students (history revisionism) (tie)
2014: Buzz Feed’s Ariane Lange for her article 12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril


Who did the most Tom Brady thing and excelled when everyone said he/she/it couldn’t? Maybe Tom Brady?

2016: Zack Snyder for the Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman
2015: Tom Brady
2014: Tom Brady


What event or accomplishment would reduce Zack Snyder to awe to the point that he could only call it awesome? Don’t use Snyder’s metric. Use your own and trust that he’s as awesome as you are.

2016: Uber & Lyft leaving Austin after the city passes anti-ride-share regulations
2015: Carrie Fisher for her defense of slave Leia
2014: Firestone for fighting Ebola in Africa more effectively than any government did


Who created the greatest work of Romantic art in 2017?

2016: Damien Chazelle for La La Land
2015: Bryan Fuller for Hannibal
2014: Christopher Nolan for Interstellar