I know I'm piling it on with two awards in one day as well as Obama's little thing going on but it's because, as those fellows in Muse would say, our time is running out. It's Tuesday and there are five more awards to go, I lied yesterday when I said the same thing. There were actually six left but one was hidden under the carpet.
And, on Saturday I depart for a quick week in a little island I know and love, so things have to move along a bit now. It's like a TV awards show where everything's running behind schedule because one of the winners has made a huge speech in which they thanked too many people, cried a bit too much and generally went overboard and Trevor McDonald is sitting there impatiently waiting to read the News at Ten. So, I'm typing this very quickly and, if you can read it very quickly, that would help too.
When you see that last year's winner of this much coveted title was Indi and the previous year's winner was Nazreen Sansoni I think you'll get some idea of just how prestigious this award is. Despite the seemingly flippant title this is a heavyweight award, in everything but weight terms.
There are no guest judges for this one, it's just little old me, the slightly pervy Uncle of the Sri Lankan blogosphere. Let's do this thing. The candidates are:
1. Gutterflower - I don't know if it's just me but something seems to have happened and I can't see much in the way of Gutterflower's archives, which isn't a euphemism. And doesn't the word "euphemism" sound like a euphemism in its own right?
But, our Gflower says something and everyone reads it, everyone comments on it. It's a fact of life, blogging life at least.
2. Indi - Last year's runaway winner is back this year. He is the undisputed Godfather of the Sri Lankan blogosphere and he's done it without writing about sex (much) and without saying totally contentious things just to get people's backs up. Check out this little twenty one comment post for a good example.
3. Voice In Colombo - This is an enigma of a blog for me. I believe, though please correct me if I'm wrong, that it's written by several contributors now. Nevertheless I almost always disagree with what is said there, yet am always fascinated by it too. And many others are fascinated and fixated, so many that there are regularly shitloads of comments, though statistics show that 98.7% are from Sittingnut.
And the winner is.........
Voice In Colombo.
I'd like to congratulate VIC or the people who write it for this fine achievement. It was a close thing between Indi and VIC but there can only be one winner. Someday I'd like to buy the original VIC chap a drink and share a wade or something. He'd probably beat me up and throw me out of the country for not being Sri Lankan enough but I'll take the chance.
Silence is snuggly
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