The 2002 Trenchie Awards.

That’s right kids it’s time for the 2nd Annual Trenchie Awards. The best and worst of my year as voted for by me. Last years winners will be listed after each category.

Best Movie of the Year:Gotta go with “The Ring”. It seriously creeped me out. It also might have had something to do with seeing it at a drive-through at night in Deliverance County. Honorable Mention: Red Dragon.
(2001 Winner: Stigmata)

Worst Movie of The Year: “Insomnia” wins hands down. Like I said on my message board this movie was so boring it should have been called “The Cure for Insomnia”
(2001 Winner: American Psycho)

Best Album of The Year: “Killing the Dragon” by Dio. Just as good as his early solo stuff. Honorable Mention: “Happenstance” by Fozzy.
(2001 Winner: Horror Show by Iced Earth)

Worst Album of The Year: Geoff Tate’s solo album. No offense Geoff but stick to Queensryche.
(2001 Winner: Stronger than Death by Black Label Society)

Best TV Show of The Year: “24” wins hands down. Either season.
(2001 Winner: Murder in Small Town X)

Worst TV Show of the Year: Scraping the bottom of the barrel for this one because it really wasn’t that bad a year for TV. But I gotta go with “Ultraman Tiga” on Fox Kids. When I heard a new Ultraman show was coming to the States I was psyched because I loved watching the original Ultraman when I was a kid. The new one just plain sucks. It’s still Japanese actors dubbed in English but they made the dialogue into comedy and it wasn’t funny at all.
(2001 Winner: The Joan Cusack Show)

Best Wrestling Moment/Match of the Year: Tommy Dreamer vs. Rob Van Dam to unify the Hardcore and Intercontinental titles. I was sad to see the HC title go but I’m an old ECW fan from back in the day and this was a great match that almost rose to ECW standards.
(2001 Winner: Chris Jericho wins Undisputed Title)

Worst Wrestling Moment/Match of the Year: Do I even need to say it?? Triple H getting it on with a “corpse” while disguised as Kane.
(2001 Winner: Having to see Chris Jericho in a speedo)

Best Video Game of the Year: A late entrant this year but the winner is Suikoden III. I have been obsessed with this Japanese RPG since I got it. Final Fantasy X was really good but it was a little easy.
(2001 Winner: Twisted Metal Black)

Worst Video Game of The Year: Way of the Samurai. Avoid this game at all cost.
(2001 Winner: Simpson’s Wrestling)

Best Movie Line of the Year: John Ratzenberger as The Abominable Snowman in “Monsters Inc.” “He made himself a diaper out of poison ivy, wore it on his head like a tiara and called himself King Itchy.”
(2001 Winner: Lou Diamond Phillips in Bats. “Don’t tell me I’m up to my chest in bat shit.”)

Biggest Dumbass of the Year: We have a repeat winner. For the second Year in a row is Charlotte radio station WXRC 95.7’s station Manager Dave Ligafelt. First, he changed the format from the only hard rock station in town to another classic rock station. This year he changed the format to 60’s and 70’s and called it “The Ride”. Thanks for disappointing metal fans for two years in a row.
(2001 Winner: WXRC Station Manager Dave Ligafelt)

Most Inane Political Agenda of the Year: We had a lot to choose from this year. But the winner has to be easily offended Kalifornia Atheist possible communist Micheal Newdow. You remember him. He was the guy who said his daughter was offended by “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and got it declared unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit Court. Turned out his daughter was a practicing Christian.
(2001 Winner: (tie) PETA for trying to get the USC Gamecocks to change their name and a Pennsylvania judge for overturning Mumia Abu Jamal’s death sentence.)

Biggest Jackass Celebrity of the Year: Sean Penn for being Mr. Pacifist all of a sudden and saying that violence is not the answer with Iraq. This from the guy who punches out photographers for fun.
(2001 Winner: Rage Against the Machine)

Don’t drink and drive tonight and I’ll see you next year.

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