While my wife was thrilled to hear that Hugh Jackman won People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” honor this morning, I was more interested and amused with Gordon Ramsay’s “Prick of the Year” win from GQ.
See, there are many, many pricks in this world — but Ramsay has proven, for 2008 at least, that he’s a bigger dick than all of them. From hunting puffins and eating their hearts to making sarcastic remarks about vegetarians to then suddenly feeling bad there aren’t more options for them in restaurants — Ramsay, we salute your wishy/washy, “nobody knows what I really care about” thinking. It’s maddening. And dickish.
For their part, GQ honored Gordon with the title because of his ability to mince the emotional stability of his intern chefs with his fiery temper. Will 2009 be a repeat year? We wouldn’t count him out — but look for darkhorse Chuck Norris to make a strong run at the title.
Check out all of the honorees here — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Eckhart, and John Malkovich.