So this week's poll involved just a sprinkling of some common annoyances, and the results are pretty revealing.
Top on the least wanted list with half of the votes is the always humble, bright yellow Hummer. Nothing quite says modesty like this monster of an SUV in the boldest, most obnoxious color known to vehicular fashion. I remember when Hummers first started to appear on the road. Military transport turned road warrior was not only exciting to see, but the object of desire for many since seeing (and affording it) was not something for the commonfolk.
And then people got crazy. Much like the unexplainable need to carry the most obnoxiously branded purse, everyone and their grandmother started driving these things. (I actually saw a grandmother driving one with a soccer ball sticker through the snobby streets of Bronxville, NY circa 1998....it was then that I decided I hate them). Needless to say, they are awful, environmentally tragic, and completely unnecessary. And, yes, the blog-o-sphere has spoken.
Coming in second with half the votes are the comparably absurd Ugg Boots. I have to say that, if they were meant to be snow boots or really over-the-top winter slippers, I probably would not care at all if people wore them. However, it is the wearing of them with shorts (usually with something awful like "Juicy" emblazoned on the rear) that makes me tear out my hair. Moreover, these ridiculous things cost $130 or more. So unless you are (1) on a mission to prove the existence of a Yeti, (2) landing on Mars, or (3) are planning a trip to Kodiak, please do not wear these...I'm preparing a Public Service Announcement as we speak.
Third place goes to Mario Lopez and I have a confession to make: I voted for him twice. I simply cannot stand him. I'm not sure what it is about him that makes me want to burn every episode of Saved By the Bell, but I am willing to guess it is a combination of his personal history with Z. Cavariccis, his unfounded arrogance, and THIS. Is he kidding? He is not iconic. Please make him go away.......
Finally, last place went to texting and reality television...two of my favorite guilty pleasures and, given the fact that each only earned one vote, I guess I am not alone in this one.
And now for a new vote.....