Help us choose the citys most annoying person or institution. Cast your vote here!
Within the next week, March Madness office pools will be diminishing workplace productivity all across America. With college basketball's national championship tournament approaching, we got to thinking: What about those of us who don't follow sports? In the coming weeks, we'll be forced to pretend we care when our colleagues whine about their brackets getting busted. All that pretending saps our energy for when we really need to fake it — during job interviews, family gatherings, and parole hearings.
For all you San Franciscans who couldn't give a shit about March Madness, we at SF Weekly have devised a contest that will allow you to avoid having to feign an interest in sports. Using totally unscientific means — i.e., polling cranky co-workers — we generated a list of 32 people or things (we didn't have room for 64) from various backgrounds in the Bay Area that we find irritating and annoying. We've taken the liberty of choosing the winners of the first two rounds just to make the online voting more manageable and, well, 'cause it was hella fun. But it will be up to you, our readers, to name the city's Most Maddening entity. Just go to our Web site (www.sfweekly.com) and cast your vote in the four head-to-head matchups we've set up (Sean Penn vs. Danielle Steel; Bruce Brugmann vs. Barry Bonds; MUNI vs. Ed Jew; and Dede Wilsey vs. Dirty Hippie).
We'll post the results here next week.
To see the results for the previous rounds, click on the links below.