Following on from our very popular 2016 Jerk of the Year (won by Channel Nein’s Cricket Commentary Team) we proudly present our February 2017 Jerk of the Month Nominations.
That’s right, the Jerk of the Year now has a monthly check up.
Whilst our Person of the Year (2016 won by by Charles Strunk) needs time to assess the quality of the nominations, it doesn’t take much time to identify a Jerk or act of Jerk.
Each month we’ll launch the nominations, and you the loyal Gurgler reader will get to vote on the winner for the month. Voting closes on the last day of the month. If you see a Jerk that needs a nomination for the following month – please get in touch via our email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2017 Jerk of the Month – Nom 1 – Taxi Jerk
By now a lot of people have seen the young lady ranting at the lost cabbie – but if you haven’t it can be viewed here.
Sure getting a Taxi can be annoying and frustrating, especially when they are too useless to know how to get you to your preferred location, especially when you are paying for the service and not being paid to give directions, but you don’t have to be a complete jerk about it either.
Apparently, a more informed source tells us the lady in question is a somebody of social media. Well they sure are somebody – our very February 2017 Jerk of the Month nomination.
February 2017 Jerk of the Month – Nom 2 – Denis Shapovalov
What is it with Jerk and Tennis? It is the only sport on Earth with a higher Jerk % than Weekend Warrior cyclists. But we’ll give the cyclists their 1 metre this month.
It seems no one wants to let Kyrgios and Tomic (we’ll get to you later) have all the Tennis Jerk fun.
Step in Denis Shapovalov from Canada in the Davis Cup. In frustration he smashed a ball so hard it broke the eye socket of umpire Arnaud Gabas. Lucky it wasn’t a ball kid.
He was kicked out of the game for it, but it was only Davis Cup. He did however win a nomination for February 2017 Jerk of the Month.
February 2017 Jerk of the Month – Nom 3 – Nick Kyrgios
Wins the nomination after his fine showing of Jerk in the Australian Open. Since there was no January award, he should surely be included in February’s award.
February 2017 Jerk of the Month – Nom 4 – Donald Trump
Another for whom a nomination for February is more than likely not going to be the last for the year.
Some in the USA will be having buyer’s remorse about now, or are happy with the current level of government in the USA.
Although without Donald Trump news.com.au would have significantly less content.
February 2017 Jerk of the Month – Nom 5 – The Office Jerk
Previously nominated in the Jerk of the Year contest, nothing has changed and the Office Jerk remains high on the list every month.
Get ready for extra Office Jerkery as they will probably try and ruin your work tipping comp that is about to start.
February 2017 Jerk of the Month – Nom 6 – Robbie Farah
Possibly a little harsh on the former Tiger now Rabbitoh, but it was our only nomination that came in via our email. And we like to give power to the people here at The Gurgler.
I can’t imagine a nomination would make him happy, as nothing seems to.
If you disagree or want to add a new nomination for March’s Jerk of the Month feel free to get in touch via email@example.com
UPDATE – A late entrant, and certainly no less deserving on historical Jerk-work is Bernard Tomic. He has been accused of tanking again, and given his act was still on February 21 US Time it has been included in the February Jerk of the Month voting.