Dearest commenters, the time of year is upon us when we look back at the year that was, and what a year it’s been. As resident ombirdspersonmoose, I have requested and been granted authority to host our inaugural (and probably final) Commenter’s Year-end spectacular!
There will be prizes, maybe, so pay attention.
Over the past year, and indeed beforehand, this blog has been blessed with a cornucopia of commenters, a hemisemidemijohn of half-assery, an abundance of acrimony, and other alliterations too assuredly agonizing to articulate. This has, naturally, given rise to some first-rate entertainment, and we feel this deserves recognition. Your editors and my humble self have scoured the archives to to pick out the finest of this past year’s comments. To wit:
The “Most Honoured Sir or Madam” award for name most likely to get caught in the spam filters: recent new meteorological commenting phenomenon ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®©
Honourable mention: ??? [which I finally plugged into a translator after who knows how long-MenD]
Dirtiest mind: Filthbot (determined after a three-way runoff. Ew) [heh-you said "three-way"-Filthbot]
Most likely to have their offspring be aware of all internet traditions: Kathleen
Best bailout offer: Pinko Punko
Most serious pants: plover
Most welcome return: teh l4m3
Honourable mention: Gregor Samsa/PupH
Conspicuously absent: Jexter
Unhonourable mention: Canadian Curling Association
Best use of Chuck Norris outside of a wood chipper: this thread (and not because I sort of had the idea-MenD)
(Inside of a wood chipper it’s too dark to see… wait, what were we talking about?)
Most unnutricious, and delicious: Snackie, care of Jennifer
Best cooperative storytelling/troubleshooting effort: courtesy of Shai
Best use of ALL CAPS: annie angel
Most conspicuous trolling of the ombirdspersonmoose: Mandos
Most goatsesque posting: Captain Trollypants
Best invocation of pie: mdh
Least convincing plug: Chuckles
Honourable mention: Plaxico Burress
Best story about racist assheads: Swoof
Best music-related pun thread: here
Best food related concern op-ed-ing: here
Saddest rhyming punnery: here
More awesome puns: here, also here.
Most effective summoning of Professor of Dangeral Studies: here
Most productive antagonization of plover: fish
Best?? battle rapping on 3B: Emuvosis!
Honorable mentions: (tie) Jonah getting it, and comment thread here.
Dishonourable mention: CAPTAIN TROLLYPANTS DEFECNDS JONAG GOLDBERG FROM STUPID THREE BULLS AND THERE STuPID BATTLE RAPS WITh AN AWESOME BATTLE RAP
Also: PODCATS STUPID LOOSERS.
Best battle rapping attacking 3B: annieangel here at RoD.
Emu of the Year: John Aravosis, exhibits a, b, c.
Honorable mention: entire primary weblogoverse, tangentially seriouspantsed here.
Unexpected Dune nerd smackdown, in character, in syntax: annieangel comment responding to Kathleen’s comment in this thread.
No one ever expects the spontaneous Yelp! off: Mandos.
Honorable mention: 3B vs. Kathleen.
Evidence of full ass, and/or IC3W3DG3: The Unannotated Liberal Style.
Best and Most Forgotten Secret Thread Still Active: Eschaton, bitches!
Best April Fools Day Joke: Gregor Samsa getting it from Three B!
The Giant Cosmic Letdown of the Eventually Pimped Take 5 (we miss Yosef).
Most Divisive Topic Amongst the 3B Family: Bob Somerby
Best Removal of Seriouspants on a Dime: 3B Commentariat (thread from above, exactly here.)
[Added by the editorial staff]
Most biologically indeterminate vertebrate: Mendacious D (Ombirdspersonmoose)
[Really, it was the editorial staff. Also all inconsistent formatting is completely my fault. Half-assing would demand no more/less-MenD]
I think you’ll agree: it was a particularly fine year. Here’s looking forward to the next year being even more full of meta-recursion, cobagitation, and awful, awful puns. We only have one wish for the new year that you keep sending us your Celeb Dream Cameos even if we are slow (half-assed) to post (sorry Chuckles, ZRM, Pinko). Also, an occasional Song of the Day, maybe? Even a Delish or Disgust?
You really do make it worthwhile. Keep up the good work, munchloaves!
3Bulls! LLC, vowing never to go F-book velvet rope on you, even if we secretly wonder what a fish v. plover Scrabble would be like.