The best way to describe this site www.amiannoying.com is this. If you ever wanted to see a cliffs notes or less summery of why to like or dislike someone in the public eye, past or present. am i annoying can help you.
It's simple, just type a name in the search engine to find who you are looking for. Be it, Hitler, Edgar Allen Poe, Uwe Boll, Quentin Tarrentino, Gillian Anderson, Harry Dean Stanton, Mark McGuire, Jesus, anyone you want. Hell even TV SHOWS can be looked up, defunct or otherwise. You can be told why the subject was hated by someone (annoying) or why it should be loved (not annoying). The site updates periodically. Flavors of the week get added pretty fast but whats odd is that some pieces are left very bare. Uma Thurman for example. I can almost forgive the picture they chose for her that makes her look like Velma from Scooby Doo, but a paltry 2 annoying and 2 not annoying outside of what many of the actresses and models get as accolades on the site, what magazines put them on sexy lists. Uma isn't a minor actress, there are surely other reasons for yay or nay, right? Buttons at the top allow for voting on the subject if they are in fact annoying or not and after voting you get to see how annoying the world thinks this person is. For those wondering, Barrack Obama is 78.34 for annoying. George W Bush is 49.30 for annoying. Hey, every vote counts, right?
Inconsistency is a big one on the site. Sometimes "smoking" or "has breast implants" is seen as annoying or not depending on who the person is. So, is it ANNOYING to have breast implants or not? Lame reasons for Mayor McCheese (I'm dead serious, at the time of this writing, this exists) being not annoying is that he "always smiles" but a reason for annoying is that "He's a big business tool. McDonalds has him in their back pocket." Wow. Another is for Eddie Murphy. Allegedally a reason for not being annoying is that he gave Arsenio Hall popularity. Hey, your mileage may vary I suppose. One that particuarily bugs me is that the site never mentioned Megan Fox's remark about destroying the midwest to kill all the racists and homophobes. (Seriously, she said that.) Consistency. It's fine and good to report on Rush Limbaugh taking a plea deal when he got busted for drugs which he rallied for years against but something equally dumb if not downright evil, one that condoned MURDER, isn't.
The site is fun to read on inspite of it's faults and like I said can give you the push you need in the right direction to find out more about the subject and encourage further research. I was surprised to hear that Bill Hicks did about 300 shows a year or that there is in fact a "Packers Bikini Girls." I really hope they get an editor to update more of the past entries and make the arguments for what is and is not annoying more concrete.
SERIOUSLY, Megan Fox wanting the midwest destroyed ISN'T ANNOYING?
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AmIAnnoying.com (AIA) is a website that allows users to vote on celebrities based on their annoyance factors. With more than 20,000 profiles of public figures, it lays the claim as the largest on-going celebrity polling site on the Internet.
It was launched by New York State natives Bruce Goldman, Marc Cutler, and Keith Furman in December 1, 2000 as AmIAnnoyingorNot.com. It was created as a twist of the "Hot or Not" craze. Instead of voting for "regular people", visitors have the opportunity to vote for public figures and their irritability. It is also different from "Hot or Not" in that instead of rating the people on a "1 to 10 scale", it simply asks whether the figure is "annoying" or "not annoying".
The user can also vote "don't care" if he/she is unfamiliar or has no opinion of the celebrity. For each celebrity, there is a picture along with background information and reasons why this famous person might be annoying or not annoying. These profiles are authored by Team Annoy (which is the nickname for the three AIA creators) and a devoted following of site users.
While most of the entries on the site consist of individuals, groups such as bands, sports teams, television series, and even street gangs have their own entries to the site. Even AmIAnnoying.com has its own profile, where in its early years it got mostly annoying votes.
AIA keeps track of the votes cast and produces two ...