My victories in the weekly Watchers Council competition have been few and far between this year. Therefore, I declare today “Victory Thursday” in honor of my post “Iraq: Quit or Commit” emerging victorious.
One reason for my dearth of wins has been the addition of so many good writers. That and I believe Shrinkwrapped places subliminal messages in his posts ordering us to vote for his entries. He can do that. He’s a shrink, ya know. And can we help it that we’re held spellbound by his fascinating digressions into the human mind as it relates to politics?
And while we’re on the subject, I have no doubt that Callimachus should be banned from further Council competitions. It’s no fair that I feel the urge to vote for his posts every week. Someone who writes so well and makes so much sense should simply move on in order to leave me to my mediocrity and feelings of inferiority.
And now that Dymphna is feeling better (God Bless you, woman) I have to worry about her every week. Bad enough she’s smarter than me. Why does she always have such fascinating material to write about?
I have no patience with writers like Jimmie. What takes me 3000 words to say, the Shackman nails it in 500 or less. And if I had his passion, I wouldn’t need those stupid little blue pills.
What about Dave? He’s a pain in the neck for us rabble rousers. Anyone so reasonable and who writes with such clarity desperately needs an injection of bile so that he can be just as incoherent as I am.
The Wonks need to get a life outside of the classroom. On second thought, then we’d lose the most valuable perspective on education in the blogosphere.
Greg is another one of those “reasonable” bloggers who actually uses things like facts and logic to make his points. Whatever happened to good old fashioned all-American out of control rants?
When I first started to read Joshuapundit, I thought “Oh lovely…another WOT blog. Just what I need.” After reading about 3 posts, I was hooked. Dead on commentary with a twist of humor now and again. Much too palatable…
Imagine my outrage when I found at that Soccer Dad had joined our little group. I almost wrote to the Watcher in protest since I had been reading SD for about a year already and knew damn well that his addition meant he would get the “family values” vote every week. That and his incisive, well researched posts spelled trouble.
Newbie Matt Barr calls his blog “Socratic Rhythm Method.” Even though it sounds like the preferred birth control strategy that my erudite and intellectual parents used (they had 10 kids), I was amazed that, like Socrates, I felt like drinking hemlock after reading a few posts and realizing that I had one more Council member to worry about every week.
Finally, I knew I was in trouble the moment I read newbie AbbaGav’s post “Hizballah Entertainment News: Way to Go Mel!” An Israeli who can find humor in the Hizzies? It’s not fair…just not fair…
So I better enjoy my victory while I have it. Judging by the competition I have every week, opportunities to give my Peter Pan crow would seem to be extremely limited for the foreseeable future.
Oh…finishing first in the Non Council category this past week was “Bad Faith” by 3AM Magazine.
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