Monday, April 03, 2006

I Want To Thank The Green Mamba....

And the Artful Asp and King Boa and all the others of my slithery friends, and Hank the angeldog and Henrietta the Revolutionary Leader of Dogs and you, my dear readers (who provided the votes and probably the bribes too) and who make up the community here and the trolls who keep me on my toes and especially the wonderful people at Wampum. So what is it that I'm so thankful for?

Taramtaram! We have won the Koufax Award for the Blog Most Deserving of Wider Recognition! YES! Good for us.

This blog probably didn't deserve the award any more than all the other wonderful blogs in that category, and as usual I feel undeserving in my glory, especially as Bag News Notes, who came second, is a really good blog and deserves the award also. There are many, many blogs deserving of wider recognition, and I have decided to highlight some of them during this coming year.

The list of all the winners this year:

Best Blog -- Non Professional
Crooks & Liars

Best Blog -- Professional or Sponsored
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo

Best Blog Community
Daily Kos

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Echidne of the Snakes

Best New Blog

Glenn Greenwald of Unclaimed Territory

Best Writing
Digby of Hullabaloo

Best Single Issue Blog
Jordan Barab of Confined Space

Best Expert Blog
Pharyngula by P.Z. Myers

Best Group Blog
Shakespear's Sister

Best Post
Bag News Notes for Katrina Aftermath: And Then I Saw These

Best Series
FireDogLake for Plame coverage

Most Humorous Blog
Jesus' General

Most Humorous Post
Dood Abides for The Wizard of Oil

Best State or Local Blog
Bluegrass Report and Tennessee Guerilla Women

Best Commenter

If you read the whole wampum post you will find that I voted for myself this year. Yep. Commercialism has rusted my innocent soul. Sigh.