So far all my lists have be largely positive. But over a ten year period, bad shit is going to happen. In order to keep the negativity to a minimum, I\’ve devoted only one list for the Worst of the 2000s. As it turned it, it\’s a surprising small list.
5. Worst Use of the US Patent System [US Patent 6519452] – Yeah, so I have a patent. And the fact that this thing got a patent shows the US Patent System is horribly broken with regards to software.
4. Worst Jello Shot [The Jello Shot That Cannot Be Spoken Of] – I\’m not at liberty to discuss this.
3. Worst Trip [Orlando 2000] – This was a business trip to a computer programmer\’s convention. Do I need to go on? Oh, and it was in fucking Orlando. Hot, muggy and Disney are not three things I want on any kind of trip.
2. Worst Meal
[Village Inn, Flagstaff AZ] – Much chronicled in this posting . To paraphrase Patton Oswalt , it was a failure pile on a sadness plate. [Sushi on McKinney] Sorry, Matt. How could I have forgotten the worst meal ever?
1. Worst Night [Feb 1, 2002] – The worst night of my life. Or, at least, the loneliest. That was the night of the 2nd Annual Birthday limo party. I had spent much of the week before organizing it. And then my gall bladder assploded. So on the night of the party, I was alone in the hospital. And all my friends were out having fun. Sniff. It\’s a good thing the rest of the year kicked ass.