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December 5, 2005

Life imitates high school (chapter 5,271,009)
Posted by Patrick at 11:32 PM * 19 comments

I have no idea who’s running this or what it amounts to, but we appear to be a finalist for “Best of the Top 250 Blogs” in something called “The Weblog Awards.” Right now we’re holding up the rear with a massive two (2) votes. If you feel motivated, go show the flag.

Comments on Life imitates high school (chapter 5,271,009):
#1 ::: Rich McAllister ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 12:25 AM:

The sad thing about this is that the limit votes to 1 per IP address per 24 hours, and I actually thought about reconfiguring my router to use the other 3 IP addresses I have allocated so I could vote 4 times.

#2 ::: Teresa Nielsen Haydent ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 12:30 AM:

Ach. As usual, there's no category for Best Comment Threads, much less one for Best Spontaneous Outbursts of Formal Poetry, or Best Parodies and Pastiches, or any of the other local specialties.

Eh. It's a poll. As Patrick says, "Life Imitates High School." Really, I just wish there were parity of egoboo for excellent weblogs like Languagehat and Pharyngula, whose subject matter is unregarded by most best-of polls.

#3 ::: Julia Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 01:02 AM:

I'd like to vote, but I'm not willing to install Flash to do so...

#4 ::: Andy Vance ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 01:52 AM:

Ick ick ick. It's run by Wizbang, one of the most odious blogs in all Dementia.

And they can't even spell "Hullabaloo."

#5 ::: Jo Walton ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 09:35 AM:

I don't have enough Flash for them.


#6 ::: Skwid ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 11:08 AM:

Agreed with the Flash difficulties. I have to have sufficient flash for work, so I was able to load it in IE Tab, but sheesh...why is Flash 7 required for something so simple?

BTW, Making Light is (as of the time of this comment) 2nd to what appears to be a liberal politics blog on Blogspot called "firedoglake". Whatever it is, they've currently got over three times ML's votes...

#7 ::: James Goodman ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 11:09 AM:

Done deal. It looks like you are up to 201 votes now. I will vote again when I get home (is that wrong? :D)

#8 ::: Lois Fundis ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 12:26 PM:

I couldn't vote at home, not having Flash there, or the right flavor of Flash or something, but I've just put you up to 251 votes -- now in second place!

#9 ::: Cass Marshall ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 01:00 PM:

You seem to be holding second place quite well with a 267
Firedoglake with 747
Making Light with 267
Hullabalo with 205

#10 ::: Dave Kuzminski ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 01:43 PM:

I'm just glad I didn't have to choose between you and Miss Snark.

#11 ::: Lin Daniel ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 05:12 PM:

My vote took us up to 345! This may be a first for me. Not only was I never in contention for any popular position in high school, I was frequently not even aware there was a vote until it was over.

#12 ::: Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 08:00 PM:

Jo Walton:

I don't have enough Flash for them.


It's okay, Jo. I voted on your behalf. 381.

(At the moment, Making Light is third.)

#13 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 09:41 PM:

Allow me to say that if you're not reading Firedoglake or Digby's Hullabaloo, you're missing two of the most consistently insightful political blogs on the net.

Firedoglake is the charismatic newcomer, specializing in obsessive dissection of Plame-o-rama. Digby is, on the other hand, smart today, smart yesterday, smart tomorrow. They're both outstanding.

#14 ::: Beth Meacham ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 10:26 PM:

Firedoglake is absolutely wonderful, and as Patrick says, the place to go for all things Traitorgate. They're tops on Plame, and excellent on Abramoff and Delay, too.

#15 ::: Gotham Image ::: (view all by) ::: December 06, 2005, 10:58 PM:

Pat - Congrats on your nomination!

We have not been here in a few months, but we'll get back to the old visit sched.

#16 ::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: December 07, 2005, 04:31 PM:

Michael Berbube is nominated in the next category down. Let's all vote for him, too.

#18 ::: Jean Rogers ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2005, 10:49 AM:

If someone with Flash would like to cast my vote for me, feel free!

#19 ::: Squrfle ::: (view all by) ::: December 11, 2005, 07:43 PM:

Ha! I just turned the number of your votes to 666.

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