Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Bitter, Very Bitter

Twins fans may remember the last game of the 1988 season. Allan Anderson was the scheduled starter, but he skipped the start because he had a slim lead in the E.R.A. race that he could lose if he were shelled in the final game. We here at Nihilist in Golf Pants adopted the Anderson strategy these last few weeks leading up to the declaration of the City Pages’ Best Right Wing Blog award. We figured that we had to have at least a small lead, and didn’t want to post anything that might tempt City Pages to look elsewhere. The strategy worked for Anderson, who won his E.R.A. title, but not for us.

Perhaps someday we’ll be able to congratulate the winner, but not today. Perhaps someday we will stop telling everyone we see that the new editors of City Pages are much stupider than the old editors, but not today. Perhaps someday we will admit that we really deserved to lose if only for following the Allan Anderson strategy, but not today. Perhaps someday we will come up with a Sheryl Crow/toilet paper top 11 list, but not this day. Today we rant!

We’ve come up with hilarious top 11 list after hilarious top 11 list, some even anti-Republican. We’ve taken shots at right-wing bloggers that City Pages hates like Power Line and Mitch Berg. We even turned down the $20 cash Swiftee offered us to remove our Best of the Cities 2006 link thingee. We’ve done everything it takes to repeat, except one thing: draw cartoons.

Yes, the City Pages gave out both of the right-wing and left-wing awards to cartoon blogs (cartoons they admit they don’t understand), which hardly seems fair to those of us who can’t draw (and who write things that can be understood). Drawing is not blogging! (And if you had to give the award to a cartoonist, it should have at least been Swiftee.) We will retaliate – we will refuse to link to City Pages anywhere in this post! Take that!

The worst of it is that now we’re starting to feel some empathy for the Star Tribune – for now we to know what it feels like to be passed over for a left-wing award. To think that they’ve had to go through this experience 17 straight years boggles the mind.

I was so upset that I almost took down the Best of the Cities 2006 logo, but thought better of it. We are and always will be the Best Right-Wing Blog in the Twin Cities for 2006.

They can’t take that away from us.

Nihilist Adds: David Strom should be bitter too. He has again failed to regain his "Best Villian" title. I guess that campaingning for lower taxes is only worse than slaughtering a dozen puppies if you're successful.


Anonymous Darling Nicky said...

Congratulations! Your cred has been restored.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

I think Paul Simon said it best.

"I don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard." - Call Me Al

it's just a fad, you'll be back on top in no time.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous Swiftee said...

I suspect that the NIGP crew are big fans of Deal or No you know what happens now don't you?

My offer has now been reduced to $2.35 and a lukewarm PBR.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Nicko McDave said...

You hit the nail on the head with the Allan Anderson analogy. Not about sitting back and doing nothing, but about being named Anderson.

I've heard it said that being named Anderson is a key to instant success in Minnesota -- and beyond. You want to get elected to public office, you stand a better chance if your name is Anderson. Down south, a long time ago, a "family" of unrelated pro wrestlers earned Minnesota cred by calling themselves the Andersons (only the oldest was a real Anderson). Famous Dave is an Anderson!

"Anderson in Golf Pants" has a nice ring to it. Think about it.

7:33 AM  
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