This morning's editorial on the state budget mess described the situation as "Ugly. Ugly. Ugly on a stick." The "Ugly on a stick" part was my contribution to the editorial. I rise now to give attribution where it is due.
As far as I know, the phrase"ugly on a stick" was coined by Joe Bob Briggs, the world's premier (if only) drive-in movie critic. Ugly was actually a recurring character in Joe Bob's work, which started out as newspaper columns and turned into TV shows (for cable channels in the high double digits, natch) and a one-man show.
If you are unfamiliar with Job Bob's, um, oeuvre, you can find samples at http://www.joebobbriggs.com/review.asp.
In the words of the master, Joe Bob says check it out.