Wherever there's democracy at work, bizarre write-in campaigns are sure to follow. And the Best Readers' Poll is no exception. You fools gave us plenty of material for our voters-say-the-darnedest-things file — "Out of the way of my fucking car" for best Bike Route; "Horrific thing hanging just inside the Davis Square T station; seriously, just walking past it ruins your whole day" for Best Bad Public Art — and the Street Personality category turned out to be a total gold mine (yay, Segway Abraham Lincoln!). But that wasn't our favorite act of activism at the polls. When some readers balked at our inclusion of drag show Perestroika in the Best Burlesque category, fellow dragsters TRANIWRECK decided to thumb their noses at us by kicking off a campaign to win Best Bagel. Alas, although they racked up plenty of votes, they lost to carb titans Bagel Rising — but they did win our hearts.
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