Wednesday, December 22, 2004

__________ of the Year

This is the time of year when we learn the __________ (fill in the blank) of the Year. There's the Person of the Year, the Athletes of the Year, the Women in Public Relations Woman of the Year, the Blog of the Year, the Word of the Year, and the Fungus and Lichen of the Year (among other of nature's stars).

Many publications simply announce the winners, in oligarchic fashion. Others give their readers the opportunity to vote on a number of candidates for the honor (I was pulling for Amanita regalis to regain the top fungus spot.) But, notice that no-one allows the readership to choose the category! We aim to fix that, Hereunder.

We ask our gentle visitorship to nominate a category -- that is, _____________ (fill in the blank) of the Year -- in the comments below. For example, you can't use "Lichen", because that has been taken and is fast becoming unfunny; but, you can use "Plastic Bag" -- although, that would certainly lose. Anything will do except offensive and utterly tasteless submissions, which will be deleted with extreme prejudice.

In any case, we will leave the nominating open for the next week, then carefully study the submissions, then announce the winner in semi-oligarchic fashion next week.


In the crockpot... "A Brief History of Tetherball."


Blogger Harry said...

What a coincidence. And here I was, doing my oft-celebrated Day of the Year, trying to decide the winner for Moment of the Hour.

But the best I can do at this Minute, Second of the, is suggest a Whatever of the Year, and leave the readers to fill in that blank themselves.

12/22/2004 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger Blue Clinkers said...

Blog Debut of the Year!

12/22/2004 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger Remainderman said...

I like Harry's "Whatever of the Year", since it suggests an admirable resignation to whatever -- whatever that might be -- and it serves as an homage to the level of acuity and creativity one finds on these pages.

Blue Clinkers is close: I would swap just a few letters to form "Blog Debacle of the Year".

12/22/2004 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger LilNellie said...

How bout "Cousin of the Year"?

12/23/2004 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Remainderman said...

Ah! One of the poor relations angling for an award.

Not so fast. What's is worth to you, LilNellie?

12/23/2004 09:45:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Slobotnik said...


Perhaps LilNellie was nominating YOU as "Cousin of the Year"......what a generous soul.

12/23/2004 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Remainderman said...


You, of the unfortunate name -- you might be right.

Perhaps, I was quick to judge LilNell's intentions. After all, with a name like that, how could one but think the best?

Whereas, with a name like Slobotnik, one could think all sorts of bad things. (Nothing against you, of course. May I call you Slob?)

In any case, I accept the nomination (if intended), and, since we employ the Ukranian voting model, it seems that I have already won.

12/23/2004 11:28:00 PM  
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