Top 10 Losers of 2006, From The Comedy Wire International Radio Service
Pat Reeder and Laura Ainsworth, self-proclaimed "loserologists"
writers of the internationally-syndicated radio humor service "The
Wire" and the book "Nine
Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent Losers,"
their annual list of the past year's ten biggest losers.
Dallas, TX - January 1, 2007 - Every New Year brings a bonanza of losers for self-proclaimed "loserologist" Pat Reeder to weed through, but even he admits that 2006 truly brought a bumper crop.
1992, Reeder and wife/writing partner Laura Ainsworth have written The
Wire syndicated humor service, used by radio DJs and talk show hosts
worldwide. They scour the news daily
for stories of hilariously humiliating screw-ups to write jokes about. With their prior experience in corporate
training, they realized that most of these missteps could fit into one
categories of nine basic, easily avoidable mistakes, such as "Lose
of Your Goal" or "Don't Communicate Clearly." They
codified these mistakes in their
"reverse self-help" book, "Nine Hallmarks of Highly Incompetent
Losers," available through their website at www.comedy-wire.com. Reeder also does a humorous-but-stealthily
informative speech for corporate and civic groups on how to avoid loser
traps, and each year, the Comedy Wire releases its annual list of the
Ten Losers of the Year."
most media outlets, the Comedy Wire waits until January 1 to release
List, because, as Reeder notes, "It's never too late to come from
and rope a coveted spot, as our #1 honoree proves.
Also, we have to wait to see who escapes the list.
As of midnight on New Year's Eve, Duke
lacrosse team prosecutor Mike Nifong still had a job.
But we'll definitely be keeping an eye on him in 2007."
especially divisive election year, 2006 brought so many losers that
it down to 10 was a difficult task.
Reeder said, "Saddam Hussein lost his life, reporters lost their
heads over John Mark Karr, several major celebrities lost their
Britney Spears lost both her parasitical husband and her panties. So many conservatives lost in so many
creative ways, from Tom Delay to the Rev. Ted Haggard, that we would
to expand the list well beyond ten if we hadn't lumped them all
together. The only solace I can offer our
that loserdom tends to be cyclical. For
instance, this year, the Democrats won by convincing voters to let them
crack at solving America's intractable problems; so in the next
it may be the Democrats who are losers and the Republicans who are
again. In America, anyone can make a
added, "But if I were Kevin Federline, I wouldn't hold my
#10 UNWILLING INTERNET CELEBRITIES -
YouTube, Google, etc., the fabled "permanent record" that kids have
been threatened with for generations finally became a reality. If you ever made a boorish resume tape or a
bad audition video or drunkenly posed topless while kissing a fellow
contestant, it will now haunt you forever.
Special kudos to the youngsters who personified Loser Hallmark
"Call Undue Attention to Yourself" by posting their own embarrassing
photos on MySpace, then exclaiming in horror, "I never realized
would SEE this!"
AND THE COMEDY WIRE'S TOP 10 LOSERS OF 2006 ARE...
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Pat Reeder and Laura Ainsworth's "Comedy Wire" is the secret weapon
of many top radio morning shows around the world. They are also the
of "Nine Hallmarks
of Highly Incompetent Losers" (Comedy Wire
Pat is the co-author of "Hollywood Hi-Fi" (St. Martin's Press), while
is also a singer/parodist whose critically-acclaimed one-woman show “My
Ship Has Sailed” and her popular weblog at www.lauraainsworth.com
satirize America's obsession with youth and beauty.
For information, contact: Pat Reeder
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