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01/24/2006: And it appears it's that time of year yet again......

As long as I'm mentioning Pete, I note that apparently A Perfectly Cromulent Blog (Pete's home on the Interweb) has been nominated for a 2005 Koufax Award in the category of Most Deserving of Wider Recognition.

My personal attitude towards blog awards is that they're a singularly silly exercise, and I (usually) neither vote in them nor do I generally take notice of them. However, given my admiration for APCB (and because, dammit, any blog that's Perfectly Cromulent is by that fact alone Deserving Of Wider Recognition), I'll suspend my apathy to the extent necessary to vote for Pete in this one.

Of course, in taking this position I'm now running the risk of alienating a number of my blog-friends and acquaintances but what the hell, I've "known" Pete longer than most, and we Cardinals fans have to stick together (that Pete seems, based on a comment or three he's left here, to have an appreciation for the music of Kraftwerk as well as for the Cardinals only cements that decision further). But, looking over the list of nominees in this category (which looks to be about as selective as the Memphis telephone directory, to judge from the number of nominees), if you don't think that Perfect Cromulence is reason enough to make a blog Deserving Of Wider Recognition, then if you decide to vote for one of the below named almost-as-equally-deserving nominees, I promise I won't get my knickers in a twist:

Apostropher (who has been seen haunting our comments)
Bark Bark Woof Woof
BattlePanda (a favorite of my co-blogger, Brock Sides, and an occasional reader/commenter here)
The Daily Howler (is the Howler really "deserving of wider recognition"? This is a site that became a daily read for me ages ago. If it's merely "deserving of wider recognition", that's a pretty clear sign that the collective brains of the blogiverse doesn't come up to the intelligence of a pile of shit)
Democratic Veteran (what I want to know is WTF wasn't Main and Central nominated?)
Driftglass (probably Karen's personal favorite)
Elayne Riggs (though it's spelled "Elaine" in the nomination list)
Facing South (part-time bloghome of the-blogger-formerly-known-as-South-Knox-Bubba, new home of "Friday Bird Blogging", and a must-read resource for folks interested in politics and culture in the South)
Happy Furry Puppy Story Time (another Kraftwerk fan, to judge from the pic of the Man Machine cover)
Lean Left
Mad Kane's Notables (Web home of The Poet Laureate of Left Blogistan (© Len Cleavelin; all rights reserved))
Newsrack (another proud member of The Rocky Top Brigade)
The People's Republic of Seabrook
Steve Bates, the Yellow Doggerel Democrat (frequent commenter at, and often cited by the proprietor of, Why Now?. That Why Now? isn't a nominee shows how ridiculous the idea of "blog awards" is)

And that's just the list of blogs that I read at least semi-regularly. I'm sure that there are others on the list that I'm doing an injustice to by not naming them.

Screw it. So many blogs, so little time. And so many other worthwhile activities in the world.

Len on 01.24.06 @ 12:19 PM CST

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