The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

6 December 2003

Concession stand

If you pay any attention to the Academy Awards at all, you've probably noticed that the presenters no longer begin their announcements with "And the winner is...." I assume that this revision was done to assuage the feelings of the 80 percent or so of nominees to whom the Oscar® does not go, the folks who shrug, fake a smile, and say "It's an honor just to be nominated."

The 2003 Weblog Awards, presented at Wizbang!, are a far cry from that Hollywood stuff, and the ratio of losers to winners is going to be a lot higher than 4:1. Still, the dynamics are much the same.

I must point out here that there are at least seventeen blogs nominated in the Large Mammal category which are better than mine, and as a person of conscience, I must urge you to vote for one of them. (The others, I haven't read.) And when I finish with something like two votes out of ten thousand, I plan to shrug, fake a smile, and announce: "It's an honor just to be nominated."

Because, well, it is.

Posted at 1:15 PM to Blogorrhea

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You are already doin' much better than I in the votin', though neither of us are doin' all that well in comparison to the ones at the top o' the heap.

Posted by: Tiger at 7:16 PM on 6 December 2003

Charles, you're in a class by yourself -- truly. Wit, longevity, linkage - you've got it all.

Posted by: David at 10:55 PM on 6 December 2003