This post might baffle readers that come here for: science / physics / book reviews / corporate world dark satire / search term poetry / navel-gazing / self-destruction ... and the other genres I have forgotten. However, I'd argue that this post covers all of those - in a subtle way. My blog has a … Continue reading Intelligent Life-Forms in the Blogosphere – Again!
Earthlings, bow to me. I am famous. The Elkement has been bestowed upon the most prestigious blog award in the universe – non-propagate-able, handed out exclusively by the founder: The BLAHS – BLog Awards Handed out by Sackler. Yes, this is THE Mark Sackler – serial innovator in Search Term Haiku Art and discerning commenter on The Ridiculous and The Sublime. EDIT: Remove [s] from [https] in the links to Mark’s blog to get rid of the false security warnings. See my comment on this alleged bug below.
“Beware of geeks bearing formulas.”–Warren Buffett
I know what you’re thinking. Why don’t I give the Geek of the Year BLAHS to myself? Short answer: I almost won an award like that in my youth, but lost out to the guy in the picture above. It was no fair really; I look far cooler in a leopard skin toga than he does. Anyway, I am only half geek. In my ancient past I was both a sportscaster and a classical music radio announcer. How is that for a cognitive dissonance?
Jokes aside, let’s get down to the serious satire. It’s time to give out another BLAHS (BLog Awards Handed out by Sackler). A quick review of the rules is in order:
- Unlike the various chain-letters going around that masquerade as awards, this one is given out only one at a time–by me.
- The only thing the winner has to…
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As announced in one of my recent off-the-wall posts I have been pondering about founding an award of my own. I am on a mission this week - now I need to get it done! My goals are as follows: Create rules that are self-consistent, loophole-free, but nonetheless rather simple to describe and to follow. … Continue reading Kicking off the ILFB Award: Intelligent Life-Forms in the Blogosphere
I am trying to re-gain control over the blog award nomination process, or I pretend to do so. postmoderndonkey had called it a Mad Tea Party of a nomination process - and right he was. You may accuse me of making this blog the strange attractor of a self-referential loop of weird referrals to itself … Continue reading Missing Policies for the Mad Tea Party and What to Learn from The Jabberwocky
postmoderndonkey has now nominated you all – he nominates all blogs everywhere regardless of orientation, quality or intent for the Liebster award. Spacetime is going to collapse! (I know I am over-using this metaphor.)
Many thanks to the Elkement blog for nominating Postmoderndonkey into a potentially ubiquitous spam nomination process chasing the illusive Liebster blog award presumably never to be awarded as the nomination acceptance process expands by a factor of eight with each completed acceptance straining the limits of the infinitude of the world wide web. Cutting through the virtual red tape as it were, I hereby nominate all blogs everywhere regardless of orientation, quality or intent for the Liebster award. I have spontaneously created and awarded the Liebster Continuation Trophy [here it is, look carefully-( …)] to Elkement who may choose to award the trophy forward or shelve it to sell as an artifact of her career years from now. For further information on this mad tea party of a nomination process and to accept my nomination of your blog please go to:
Elkement is a chaos/process oriented blogger with brilliant insights into reconciling…
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It happened again - I have been bestowed a blog award despite the way I handled my last nomination. This time I will respond in a different way. I - the Subversive El(k)ement - will adhere to the rules! Geeks, please bear with me though! I still think that blog awards are just ridiculous chain … Continue reading Liebster Blog Award: This Time I Try to Respond in a More Normal Way
I have been nominated for an award by a true philosopher despite the cartoon I have posted recently. More precisely, I have been nominated by Daniel who runs The Unemployed Philosopher's Blog! The award comes with some really tough conditions, I try to rise to the challenge: (Italics: Questions designed by the unknown originator) 1) … Continue reading How to Avoid Exponential Inflation or How to Respond Appropriately to an Award Nomination