Television evangelists Jimmy Swaggart and Tammy Faye Bakker have been named as the 1988 co-Whiners of the Year by the founder of National Whining Day.
"They were the most visible and most vocal whiners over this last year," said Kevin Zaborney of Monroe, Mich., founder of the Dec. 26 holiday.Zaborney, 24, started National Whining Day in 1986. Since then, he has come out with a list of famous whiners who include Stan Laurel and Pee-Wee Herman.
"At the time I came up with the idea, I worked for a drugstore," Zaborney recalled. "Nobody wanted to work the day after Christmas. I found why.
"When people exchange their gifts, they whine. They look around to make sure other people hear it. They say, `It's broken' or `I don't like it."'
To those who want to know how to celebrate Whining Day, Zaborney suggests a "whine and cheese party" or "go out and whine and dine someone."