Turkeys of the Year 2011

We combed through an abundance of riches this year to bring you the best of the worst

College grads used to grab their diploma, their mountainous pile of student debt and their stack of job offers and then ponder whether it wouldn't be cool to take a year off in Europe before heading for the Wall Street grind.

Now they're fighting each other death-cage style for a low-paying entry position that offers no hope of advancement.

Fun times.

Rick Perry: There could be no other.
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Rick Perry: There could be no other.
Even on his way out, Drayton McLane found one last way to screw Astro fans.
Marco Torres
Even on his way out, Drayton McLane found one last way to screw Astro fans.

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Blog posts:
‚ÄĘ Turkeys Of The Year: The Invasion Begins
‚ÄĘ Turkeys Of The Year: A History, In Chart Form

Previous Turkeys:
‚ÄĘ 2010
‚ÄĘ 2009
‚ÄĘ 2008
‚ÄĘ 2007
‚ÄĘ 2006
‚ÄĘ 2005
‚ÄĘ 2004
‚ÄĘ 2003

Houston has been spared the worst of the Great Recession — so far. We always seem to lag when it comes to suffering economic slowdowns and, unfortunately, recovering from them.

But the intractable persistence of these bad times is starting to bite just about everyone, both in the public and private sectors.

It ain't pretty, but we'll get through it. We're Houston. After all, we're able to endure an onslaught of well-deserving Turkeys each year and shrug it off.

And at least we won't have to experience President Rick Perry.

rich.connelly@houstonpress.com

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Lan
Lan

I am a 27 years old doctor,mature and beautiful. and now i am seeking a good man who can give me real love, so i got a sername Andromeda2002 on  Agedate.СòM, a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men, to interact with each other.Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

Lan
Lan

I am a 27 years old doctor,mature and beautiful. and now i am seeking a good man who can give me real love, so i got a sername Andromeda2002 on  Agedate.СòM, a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men, to interact with each other.Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

Lan
Lan

I am a 27 years old doctor,mature and beautiful. and now i am seeking a good man who can give me real love, so i got a sername Andromeda2002 on  Agedate.СòM, a nice and free place for younger women and older men,or older women and younger men, to interact with each other.Maybe you wanna check out or tell your friends.

Jrtentlaw
Jrtentlaw

Wow, so according to your "story" someone loses their shirt trying to bring quality shows to Houston and decides to get out of the business and has to cancel a few shows in the process and this is how the Houston Press treats them. No wonder the Houston music scene is the national joke that it is. Instead of going to the source you quote people who refuse to be identified (probably because they are full of shit). Talk about Journalistic integrity..I remember working the door for several of Mike's shows and Houston Press people always begging to get in free. Were they covering the shows? no, they just couldnt be bothered to support their scene. Those who cant do, write.

Gaff in a Head Act
Gaff in a Head Act

OK, I was in the mood for turkey this week, but after reading this, I am sated. Or is that sickened? Nice roundup of a bunch of fowl folks.

 
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