I’ve said it a million times: I neither expect or desire for this blog to become popular. That either gives me 1)more right or 2)less right to heap scorn on other blogs. I haven’t decided.
Either way, here’s some scorn!
1) Every year, the blog Wampum hosts the “Koufax Awards” for liberal weblogs. It’s not very hard to code web polls, even if you want to code them to restrict multiple voting or demand voters register before they vote. Why, then, does this preeminent blog award offer the stupidest voting system ever? Look at the link I just sent you. There’s a blog post with a list of a hundred (seemingly) blogs. If you want to vote, you either post your vote as a comment or email the Wampum blogger. That’s insane. When I copied and pasted this page with all of the votes into MS Word just now, it was 76 pages long.
2) Speaking of long … we have a new winner in the Amanda Marcotte Run-On Sentence Iditarod. This is all one sentence.
You know, I thought the whole Warren plotline on â€œBuffy the Vampire Slayerâ€ where the character who designed the sexbot, lost his girlfriend, decided to get the girlfriend back by casting an enslavement spell on her, accidentally killed the ex while attempting to rape her, and then ended the season by wounding the straight woman whose power threatened him and killing the lesbian with the gentlest soul imaginable was a tad over the top as a metaphor for a certain mentality that leads all too many men to call themselves â€œlibertariansâ€ and concoct ever stranger arguments for how â€œfreedomâ€ means the opportunity to put the boot to bitches.
It is 108 words long.