Patterico's Pontifications


We’re Number Ten! We’re Number Ten!

Filed under: Awards,Humor — Patterico @ 12:23 pm

The preliminary results of the Weblog Awards place me among the top ten blogs in the category of Best Conservative Blog. Which is a nice way of saying that, as predicted, I came in last place.

But it’s a pretty respectable last place: within 100 votes of both Hugh Hewitt and Mary Katharine Ham, in a contest where the top vote-getter received 5780 votes. This way, I can console myself with the thought that, if I had annoyingly flogged the contest every day (as I did in some previous years), I might have scratched my way into 8th place. That’s a lot better than if I had campaigned hard, and still ended up in last place.

I have truly learned one of life’s great lessons, as articulated by Homer Simpson:

You tried your best and failed miserably. The lesson is: never try.

Thanks to all who voted.

4 Responses to “We’re Number Ten! We’re Number Ten!”

  1. So which is it, Patterico? I can’t tell if you wanted 8th place or 10th place. In the immortal words of Homer Simpson:

    “First you don’t want me to get the pony, then you want me to take it back. Make up your mind.

    DRJ (6dbcaa)

  2. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.” — Mark Twain.

    Since you’re not ignorant, your problem must be lack of confidence.

    Nah–that’s not it.

    ManlyDad (d62cf6)

  3. If you had been on the side of justice in the Atlanta no-knock murder case, I would have voted for you. You still would have been in last place, but at least you’d sleep better.

    [You mean on the side that jumped to conclusions? Nah, that’s OK. And I sleep fine, thanks. — P]

    Frank N Stein (38ff57)

  4. Maybe Mr Stein wouldn’t have voted for you, but I voted for you seven times — out of 564 total votes you received!

    I still don’t have a PayPal set up for my site, so I’ll just await the delivery of my Patterico’s Pontifications coffee mug!

    Dana (556f76)

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