Thursday, December 8, 2005

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I'm always the last to find out....

Via Virginia Postrel, I see that I've been nominated for a 2005 Weblog Award: "Best of the Top 250 Blogs."

Virginia writes, "I don't expect to win, but I do hope to beat Dan Drezner." I'm getting creamed, so this is indeed a possibility.

[Any way to boost your numbers?--ed. Well, Megan McArdle has a foolproof approach to getting votes: "Please go vote for us. Because if we don't win, I'll cry. Big, fat tears rolling out of my dewy green eyes, staining my porcelain cheeks as my body racks with sobs. No one wants that." Alas, you have neither green eyes nor porcelain skin--ed. No.... but think of my lovely wife, who has green eyes, porcelain skin.... and dimples that disappear when she's sad. Vote for me -- don't make my wife's dimples go away. Oh, man, that's low--ed.]

posted by Dan on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM


Maybe if you posted more Salma Hayek pictures...

posted by: Alan K. Henderson on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

Dan, that is low. Lucky for you we're not competing against each other. I would have to resort to threatening small animals or threatening to shoot the black man.

posted by: Sean Hackbarth on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

Top 250? Where'd they come up with that number? That's about the total of literate, interesting blogs full-stop. You're in like flynn, Dan.

On the subject of bloggers as cultural phenom, however, here's a great story. This week I'm at a North Shore women's luncheon (why? free food, natch) which is followed by a performance artist on stage (she acts out book reviews in character--could I make this up?). And in discussing Friedman's latest bestseller, this grand dame of the posh burbs share her latest discovery--"clever people who wish to communicate with others via the internet; they are called 'bloggers'"--and she says "everyone needs a hobby, and this one is all well and good, but HAVEN"T THESE PEOPLE EVER HEARD OF PADDLE TENNIS?"

So I put it to you Dan, HAVE you ever heard of paddle tennis, and would you consider switching hobbies? The ladies of Kenilworth await your answer.

posted by: Kelli on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

You're good, but I had to go with Vodkapundit. Listen to the Defeatocrats for a while and you definitely need a nice vodka martini.

posted by: John Salmon on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

More importantly, Ms. McArdle, by her own statement, is over 6 feet tall. You really don't want her mad at you.

As for Vodkapundit, I can hardly wait for his explanation of why the fact that the Provisional Government is enthusiastically creating Shiite death squads isn't really bad news.

posted by: Bruce Moomaw on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

Paddle tennis? Isn't that the generic name for PONG?

posted by: triticale on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

Post a pic of you on your knees, begging. Preferably crying as well. That will bring the votes!

posted by: Don on 12.08.05 at 11:15 PM [permalink]

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