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These speak for themselves, really. Steve took out The Steve, again. Presumably for services to the climate-change cause, dyslexic people everywhere and the Forgotten Australians:

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The Working Family came down to a photo finish, an EXACT TIE in fact: 34.6% for both “A great big tax” and “And I make no apology for …” Both the Prime Minister and Tony Abbott can claim bragging rights on the award For Most Overused Expression in Public Rhetoric:

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Kyle, two years in a row. Sandilands achieved the impossible by being more vile than last year. He may have won The Werbeloff, but he also took out the most popular Crikey story of 2009 for his car crash radio interview with a 14-year-old who claimed she was raped. You love to hate him, you really do:

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Readers overcame their confusion as to what an internet meme actually is and voted for Twitter. We’re not sure that even falls under the definition of “meme” but there you go. Go and watch David the Dentist, PS, you clearly haven’t:

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Minchin’s cup overfloweth this year, he’s earned himself another bookend for the study: the coveted and hotly contested University of East Anglia award for the Most Significant Contribution to the Environment:

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And cheers to Kraft for Snack 2.0’s spectacular spiral of shame: decades of brand loyalty undone by poisonous tweets, mutinous Sunrise viewers and very unhappy little Vegemites:

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Last year Janet Albrechtsen took out the coveted Kookiest Public Commentator, this year, The Herald Sun‘s Andrew Bolt won hands down. We’ll be waiting by the fax, Andrew…

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Richly deserved, folks. Congrats.

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