This year’s award goes to a man who hit the campaign trail dressed in a gorilla suit and tripping on acid; has gone undercover as a GOP operative and then as a born again mega-church member; and detailed the crimes and malfeasance of our most dangerously inept president…all in the name of freedom and journalism. Can you imagine Morley Safer doing any of that?
Barack Obama wins the endorsement of influential music website, Glorious Noise, and its highly coveted “Upright Standing Man of the Year” award.
Stephen Colbert is more than a comedian or a character on a second-rate cable channel. He’s taking our political leaders to task and exposing their hypocrisy and shortcomings.
Johnny Depp is not only one of the finest actors of his generation, but he’s maybe the coolest fucking guy in America. Blasting Hunter S. Thompson to smithereens with a cannon is proof enough of that.