Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My First Award

The Flogging of America has awarded me my very first award.

That is so fucking cool. Thank you!

As I understand the rules of this meme based award, it is now my responsibility to identify 5 worthy recipients.

"The participation rules are simple:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn't fit your blog).

That was that! Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking! It is the first time I am starting something with my blog so I hope it doesn't come back to haunt me."

"tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!"

Hmmm. That is not as easy as it sounds and leaves the door open to some intriguing possibilities.

The first choice is easy. Although to call it a no-brainer would be a misnomer. Thoghts From Kansas. I know that the title sounds like a contradition...like Military Intelligence or Compassionate Conservatism. But this guy is like Carl Sagan or Stephen Jay Gould. He can explain things so you can understand them. If this guy doesn't make you think, then you shouldn't even try.

Second award will go to Tony's Kansas City. Because he makes me think where in the FUCK does he find the time to read so many websites and blogs, come up with witty, contrarian, well written comentaries, in any given day? I don't know of a more prolific blogger than Tony. He amazes me.

My third award goes to the Sader Family Blog. Don't let the title fool you. I did for a while and I missed out on A LOT! This is not a mommy-blog filled with nothing but cute family photos and tuna-dish recipes. On the very first click you are greeted with "If God is perfect, why did He create discontinuous functions?" and "Referencing Huitzilopotchli again." If that doesn't make you think, then you re ill-equipped for said endeavour.

Number four goes to Joshua Xalpharis. I have no idea if that is his real name or not, but I like his stuff. He's just 21 years old. I can only imagine what an incredible writer he could become by the time he reaches my age. He's already better than me so I expect great things.

God. Just one more. There are so many intelligently written blogs. What was the criteria again? "relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!"

My last award is going to go to a blog that I can't even post to because he banned me from his site for disagreeing with him. I ironically award the Thinking Blogger Award to Mike's America. This is the most rabid, radical, right-wing, Republican blog that I found during the last election cycle. His site is over the top, completely devoid of any rational thought processes, totally reliant on guidance from others and as faith-based (i.e. tell me anything and I'll believe it) as any scary place I've ever visited. Although there is very little thinking taking place in Mike's America, it certainly fits the criteria of "relative content, and above all - blogs that really get you thinking!" Make's me think how can anybody be so fucking gullible and stupid?!?


crse said...

oh god. Am i a momblog? This was my worst fear! Be honest. I do hate tuna fish. Does that count in my favor? And I dont cook ever. Well hate tuna fish is a little strong but ive never blogged a recipe. I say fuck a lot. SHIT!

Seriously, i LOVE what you did with number five. You got banned for disagreeing? And Mike does not find this to be an ironic support of the left wing fear of having speech censored? I mean I could see if you arent writing rabid posts, but its kind of stupid to only post....people that agree....wow answered my own question there!

I totally agree that you are truly a blog that makes us think!

Keith Sader said...

Thanks for the Nahuatl love XO!

Remember, I'm an old-school religious conservative ;-)

Faith said...

See, if the "relative content" had to do with poo, I would SO be one of your award recipients, right? Yeah, thought so.

Of the blogs you gave awards to, I only read one. I'll have to check those other ones, apparently...

SmedRock said...

Apparently your price point is too high for those that are wondering why they did not get picked. :)

Xavier Onassis said...

I want to say something. And since it's my fucking blog, I get to do that. Ahahahahahahaha!

The only reason that just 5 awards were handed out was because that is what the rules called for.

And you all know me, I'm a Rule-Follower. Don't ever let it be said that XO is one to rock the boat or go stirring shit up. Huh uh. Not me. No siree.

I read every blog on my bloglist (and some I haven't added yet) every single day. Usually twice a day. In the morning before I go to work and at night when I get home.

Life is too short to read crappy blogs. Every single one of you is deserving of a Thinking Blogger Award. I wouldn't set aside any of my precious porn surfing time to read your blogs and plop the occasional turd in the punchbowl if your blog didn't make me think or laugh.

Just wanted to make sure we were all clear on that point.

crse said...

Aw XO! Thats very sweet (although i didnt take it personally because a) I never followed through with the first one i got and b) i think im more a blog that makes you feel smarter, more coordinated less dorky and better about your parenting skills)....its just the fear of being the momblog for me. But i do stand by my statement, you truly are a blog that makes me think!!