As has become a time-honoured festive tradition on mildly popular internet-based webzine Drowned In Sound, the last working week of the year marks the award for the Shittest DiSers. Once a month over the year myself and a roundtable of very carefully chosen esteemed DiSers (+ Lucien) have been gathering at sean's cottage and slagging you all off over a couple of cases of Kaliber and a big pan of chilli.
Last year's runaway winner was CrispinAlexander. This year, to be fair to the lad, he's not done too much corpse-bashing. Another half-dozen of last year's list have sunk witout trace, those still around have generally sorted their acts out. Good men, one and all.
As usual, to keep things friendly, entrant-specific reasons for inclusions won't be given, but they include oversharing, casually mentioning girlfriends a bit too much, pretending to like American Football, a complete lack of self awareness, just being boring, neurotic and humourless, terrible gags, all the way up to right-wing nutters and straightjacket probables.
For many months we looked to have a runaway winner this year, as OBT disintegrated into an absolute shell of a man. Taking pity on the lad, we decided to spare him the award, fearing it might push him over the edge. Having discounted our resident cloud-barker, it could only be one man, really. A fella who's spent the last twelve months being offended, shouting at people, and generally morphing into DiS' own resident version of Jon Gaunt, ladies and gentleman, your Shittest DiSer of 2013 is...moker.
2012 - http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/social/4422278
2011 - sadly deleted.