December 09, 2004

Because I Want ON This Taking-the-Weblog-Awards-Seriously Train, That's Why*

House rules, effective immediately:

I find out any of you goofs voted for any blog making any reference within its title to the word "pajamas"--and this includes the British-spelling variant "pyjamas" and such nonwords as "pajamasphere"--and you're off the site, okay? Do the right thing and confess it here and now so I can ban you forever. I mean it: This definitely goes on your permanent record.

It took me a year or two to tire of "blogosphere" and perhaps half a year to start wincing at "hat tip," but what has been done to a word once devotedly wed to an innocent and comfy article of clothing, by a bunch of uninspired duckspeaking drool-spoolers, in less than three months, is unbearable.

See also: brownshirts. So: Al Gore makes one of his typically weak-brewed, wholly unintentional ha-ha's, and your first thought is to work it into your blog title? For real? You know there are Livejournalers out there who have more dignity than that?

(Sure, my blog has a very stupid title, but it's a very stupid title that I didn't have to read Instapowerjournal-or-whatever-lawyer-is-King-Blog-this-week to come up with.)

So . . . just . . . please. Enough. No more clothing, at least, because at this point anything could send me over the edge; were Lileks to renew his unsuccessful bid to get "spats nod" into popular use, I could actually snap.

*Not really; just trying to see if I could exceed the level of hysteria exhibited by some of the other participants. I don't think I succeeded . . . it needs just a few more italics, maybe even more bold.

Posted by Ilyka at December 9, 2004 07:17 AM in hell is other people

Now, now...No need to get abusive. We always wipe our drool, and I haven't spoken duck since college.

Anyway, we thought InstaBrown-Pajamas didn't leave the right image.

Posted by: Jeff at December 9, 2004 04:18 PM

Hey, I haven't even mentioned the awards on my blog! I think there should be some category for that....

Posted by: Ith at December 9, 2004 05:53 PM

I read a post like this and I get the feeling that you're not looking forward to the inevitable round of outraged posts over that reporter having set up Don Rumsfeld.

Am I right? I know you don't mean to suggest that you're not grooving on the outrage.

Posted by: Allah at December 9, 2004 06:49 PM

I think Digital Brown Jammies is a fine blog site and you should link to them in the spirit of good will, neighborliness (is that a word?) and esprit-de-corps. They are a couple of good guys and you'd like 'em if'n you met 'em. So-- chill, girl.

Posted by: Ghandi-Bob at December 9, 2004 06:59 PM

I see someone didn't read the disclaimer.


Posted by: Margi at December 9, 2004 07:20 PM

Personally, I think this whole post was intended to intimidate and humiliate DBPJ voters.

Posted by: Jeff at December 9, 2004 08:04 PM

Don't forget the strikethrough. All the kewl bloggers do it.

Posted by: Rob at December 9, 2004 09:11 PM

This makes my tummy hurt... ooooooo.

Posted by: Ghandi-Bob at December 10, 2004 10:55 PM