October 23, 2005

Opiniatrety Blog Awards

The usual process for blog awards is to invent categories, solicit nominees, and then hold votes for the winners. In this case, this seems wrong to me, because no reasonable person could disagree with the awards I'm about to give; so asking for other nominees and holding votes would just be redundant. Instead, I'm just going to give awards for a few categories, and readers can propose new categories and winners if they like.

Best background picture: Professor B (Chris Bertram beat me to this observation)

[Honorable mention: The Poor Man Institute for Freedom and Democracy and a Pony. Collect them all!]

The Ted Barlow award for best subhead: Sueandnotu

Most annoying open thread announcements: DAMN IT, ATRIOS!!! WILL YOU PLEASE MAKE THE THREADBOT STOP QUOTING YES SONGS? It's giving me unpleasant flashbacks* to when I was young and irresponsible and actually listened to this, and it also creates the impression that bloggers tend to be geeky. We wouldn't want to do that, would we?

*No drugs involved, though I doubt it's any better that I used to listen to Yes sober.

Posted by Matt Weiner at October 23, 2005 08:45 AM

University of Chicago Professor who should blog (much) more: Jacob T. Levy

University of Chicago Professor who should blog less: Still open. Kass thankfully doesn't blog, and Cass was my runner-up for the award above.

Posted by: washerdreyer at October 23, 2005 12:37 PM

University of Chicago professor who should drop Charles Johnson like a hot brick: ?

Posted by: Matt Weiner at October 23, 2005 03:02 PM

I like how Levy's solitary blog post (AOTW) in the middle of the front page is labeled "continued."

Posted by: Matt Weiner at October 23, 2005 03:09 PM

Aww, thank you so very much.

I'm gonna go with best blog persona: Angry Black Bitch.

Posted by: bitchphd at October 23, 2005 05:51 PM

That's good. I had not known about that blog.

LGM has some pretty great photos too. I think they may get "Best putative author pictures--group blog category."

Posted by: Matt Weiner at October 24, 2005 10:19 AM

2: I really hope that someone who
a) he trusts and;
b) has built up an immunity to really offensive writing
e-mails Dsquared (and I don't mean Daniel Davies)with a battery of quotes from LGF in order to get him to reconsider that move. His argumentative step from (paraphrasing): "as a classical liberal, I take the existence of a wide range of disagreement on important issues to be a good thing" to "it is wholly non-problematic for me to associate myself with an explicitly political project irregardlessof how outrageous the views held by other members of that project are" is totally unsupported.

Posted by: washerdreyer at October 24, 2005 01:36 PM