Not Saussure

December 18, 2006

EVERYBODY has won, and all must have prizes

Filed under: Blogroll, Community, press — notsaussure @ 8:11 pm

  Having (most of us) failed to win Weblog Of The Year, we can take some comfort in the news, via Andrew Allison and Tom Paine, that we all of us share Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2006.  I’m already preparing my acceptance speech for what promises to be an interesting awards ceremony.   (Memo to self: get in early booking with Moss Bros.   Perhaps buy shares in company?).

Meanwhile, America’s most reasonable conservative, who was

   planning to make a major statement this week outlining what steps [his] blog is going to take to ensure victory. But then I thought, why rush things? It’s a complicated situation and I’m considering all options, though I am rejecting any strategies that will lead to defeat. I plan to outline a new way forward to ensure victory in the Weblog Awards sometime in January.

is somewhat tetchy about the whole affair; he writes,

Why You and not Me? What have you done that deserves this honor more than I do? I was not expecting to be named Time‘s Person of the Year, but I certainly didn’t think you would get it either. So big deal, you uploaded a few crappy videos to YouTube, updated your rambling and incoherent blog regularly, and harassed a few journalists. Am I supposed to be impressed?

His thoughtful post, besides containing his own nomination for Pronoun of the Year,  contains the interesting news that Blog P. I., an American blog that describes itself as

an ongoing series of investigations into, studies about, and commentaries on uses of the Internet in U.S. politics. While the political blogosphere is the primary focus, Blog P.I.’s interest extends to all corners of the Internet, with an emphasis on user-generated media and what’s often referred to as Web 2.0.

actually predicted this nomination back in October, complete with a photoshopped cover that looks very like the one Time actually used.   


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  1. Wheels within wheels and yet I voted for Jon before becoming sick with the whole biz and ranting about Blogpower.

    Comment by james higham — December 18, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

  2. I, too, am a great fan of Jon Swift, having discovered him through his Amazon book reviews. For some reason, though, people seem to think he’s not [update — I meant to write that originally] always wholly serious in his comments.

    Comment by notsaussure — December 18, 2006 @ 9:25 pm

  3. So what is the prize?

    Comment by netherworld — December 19, 2006 @ 12:12 am

  4. Comfits and thimbles are, I think, traditional.

    Comment by notsaussure — December 19, 2006 @ 12:30 am

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