Congratulations, 2011 WPA Maggie Winner Greg Beato: Best Regular Column

He knocked Sactown back to Palookaville. He sent Mountain magazine crumbling into the sea. He beat Fit Pregnancy so hard it delivered early. 

In a twilight struggle against these and other competitors, Reason's Greg Beato brought home the Lucite® at the Western Publishing Association's 2011 Maggie awards, winning in the category "Best Regularly Featured Department, Section or Column/Consumer." 

In this year's print columns, Beato has investigated the Department of Agriculture's SNAP plan to put as many Americans as possible on food stamps; multibillion-dollar federal education payouts for cyberlaundries, tanning booths and 53-student Jacuzzis at America's colleges; and the Postal Service's transformation into a nostalgia item.

At the Maggies banquet, the WPA selected Beato's May 2010 survey of one-time vice-presidential candidate John Edwards' fledgling porn career for display on the Jumbotron.

Beato's complete print and online catalogue is here. 

Reason was nominated in seven categories this year, including a Best Cover nod for the November 2010 3-D issue (which lost to a scratch-n-sniff cover). 

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  • rather ||

    Big deal he never won the prestigious RandyAyndy Awards ;-)

  • rather retarded||

    I won the Guinness Book of World Records award for most cocks in my ass in one night.

  •  ||

    I don't doubt it, spoof troll.

  • rather retarded||

    SHUT THE FUCK UP LITTLE BOY YOU DON'T GET TO TALK TO ME WITH THAT SMALL DICK

  •  ||

    D-

  • rather retarded||

    FUCK YOU MY BLOG IS AWESOME YOU HAVE A SMALL DICK

  • rather ||

    Wait, I've seen that cup before in a video-Two Gregs and one cup?

  • rather retarded||

    It's not a cup, it's a Plexiglass cylinder. God damn, I'm retarded.

  • Rex||

    Scratch 'n' sniff is my whole career.

  • CoyoteBlue||

    I'd have gone for the scratch 'n sniff also. Much cooler than 3d.

    And congrats to Beato.

  • ||

    He beat Fit Pregnancy so hard it delivered early.

    Just remember folks, Reason supports legal abortion because it's concerned about women's rights. Don't let the smattering of "jokes" about miscarriage-inducing domestic violence fool you.

    It's those eeeeeeeeeeeevil pro-lifers who want to turn the US into Saudi Arabia that you have to worry about. Yesiree.

  • Dead Baby Joke||

    What's the difference between a truck load of babies and a truck load of bowling balls?

  • ||

    You botched the joke:

    What's the difference between a truck load of dead babies and a truck load of bowling balls?

    The truckload of bowling balls wasn't produced by a federally-funded organization.

  • Just Sayin'||

    Fetuses aren't babies. And nobody bowls.

  • ||

    Oh noes! People are having sex! Run Chris, run!

  • ||

    I'm not the one who instantly associates killing human organisms and beating up women with sex.

  • ||

    In all seriousness, I'm still not sure how abortion is a sex issue any more than automobile child seats or school vouchers are.

    If all it takes to be a sex issue is the involvement of a being conceived as a result of sex, then every political issue is a sex issue.

  • Otto||

    Cavanaugh wrote "delivered early" - not "miscarried." Since there are millions of "premy" babies walking around today, your assumption is unwarranted.

  • ||

    Considering the delivery was caused by severe uterine trauma in this scenario, that assumption is definitely warranted.

  • ||

    I'll just assume you're and asshole with no sense of humor, since you can't take a joke and are trying to put words in someone else's mouth.

  • ||

    What words am I putting in Tim's mouth? He laid it all out there for the world to see. Unless I'm misinterpreting his joke, in which case someone should point out to me how it did not have to do with beating up a pregnant woman?

  • ||

    You're right crimethink, Tim Cavanaugh supports beating up pregnant women. You're absolutely right.

  • What the||

  • ||

    Yeah you have to admit that is some prety cool stuff. Wow.

    www.real-privacy.eu.tc

  • Hugh Akston||

    19 comments in, let me be the first to say congratulations Greg.

  • ||

    O RLY?

    CoyoteBlue|4.30.11 @ 6:56AM|#|show direct|ignore
    I'd have gone for the scratch 'n sniff also. Much cooler than 3d.

    And congrats to Beato.
  • BoscoH||

    Congrats Greg. South Park beat you to the punchline of the John Edwards sex tape this week. Like Eric Cartman at the hands of his mother, it's really the American people who were getting f***ed by John Edwards.

  • ||

    Do you have any lipstick? Because I like to look pretty before I GET FUCKED!

  • Almanian||

    That was a capital episode. I was surprised that Eric got zapped at the end.

    I mean....congratulations on your award, Mr. Beato! When someone at Reason wins, we all win. At least I feel like we all win. Or something.

    Good on ya :)

  • Indeed||

    I, too, feel better when other people win subjectively determined awards.

  • ||

    Those guys actually seem to know what is going on dude.

    www.real-privacy.eu.tc

  • Jason Sonenshein||

    Congratulations, Mr. Beato!

  • Replica||

    That was a capital episode. I was surprised that Eric got zapped at the end.

    www.wholesale-order.com

  • han||

    In a twilight struggle against these and other competitors,

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