What? No nomination?

Recovered from the Wayback Machine.

I see that none of you nominated me in any of the categories at the 2004 Weblog Awards including the technical category. Or the photoblog category. Or in the “Small Mammal” category, which I think I was last time I looked.

Luckily there’s no ‘hiking weblog’ category, or you’d all be dirt right now.

Somehow, and it was tough I was so crushed, I have managed to swallow my disappointment and have gone out and cast votes for other people who were nominated –Molly and Meg for technical (taking turns daily), Meryl Yourish in her category, Feministe in her’s. If you’re nominated and I know you, holler and I’ll vote for you, too. Do remember, though, that this is the same award last year that created a separate category just for women bloggers, leading to one of my better posts: Best Blog with a Female Spirit.

The 2004 Weblogging Awards is put on by the Wizbang weblog, known far and wide for its even handed coverage of politics. Yup, the only weblog more balanced is Little Green Footballs, who I have no doubt will win best blog.

(The Greenies are legendary in their fanatical devotion to Charles – look at how they screwed up Wikipedia.)

However, I think the awards are missing one category: The Mr. Rogers as Warblogger Award. This award would be for the person whose weblog writing best represents a weblog written by Mr. Rogers…if he were a warblogger.

Oh, hello Iraq. Boys and Girls, this is Iraq. Can we all sing hello to Iraq?

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine.
Could you be mine.
It’s a neighborly day in this beauty wood,
A neighborly day for a beauty
Would you be mine.
Could you be mine.
I have always wanted to have a neighbor
Just like you.
I’ve always wanted to live in a neighborhood
With you, so
Let’s make the most of this beautiful day
Since we’re together,
We might as well say,
“Would you be mine, could you be mine,
Won’t you be, my neighbor?”
Won’t you please?
Won’t you please?
Please won’t you be
My neighbor?”

Welcome, neighbor, to this, neighborhood. You know how I like freedom. I’d like to talk to you about freedom. We usually talk over there on the couch, so let’s just go there. [gets up, sits over on the couch] Our special talking place. This talk is called “Fighting Terrorism and making the world safe for people like you and me.”

And for this award, I’d like to nominate Jeff Jarvis and the entire Spirt of America: Friends of Iraq campaign. I’ll even donate a red, white, and blue sweater as prize.

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