I guess some folks are going to continue the tradition and have the VIVIs again. The awards that honor what passes for writing here at AOL. I'll post a link LATER to last year's nominees so you can see how many of those blogs have gone to blogger.
That reminds me. I have a blog over on blogger that I haven't posted in for over a month. Ooops.
In all the categories for VIVIs there was nothing that honored what we who keep journals in J-Land value more than life itself:
Honoring the most amusing commenter
allows people who keep private journals to compete for a chance to win something.
Obviously people with private journals can't compete to win one of the VIVIs because
their journals are PRIVATE. Ya know?
But comments are public.
Last year the competition was
close. It came down to the wire. As I recall, in a very
entertaining audio entry, I chose the winner of the only category I had
-- funniest comment writer in this journal -- by putting all the names
of the nominees in a hat, closing my eyes and choosing one.
I think Remo won. But he had
to beat Bosox [JOHN of Dating Psychopaths] and Swibirun [Chris of Inane
and Insane]. There was someone else I believe, maybe even two
more people, but I'd have to go back into the archives and find out who
they were. Anna at La Vida Mommy? And I bet YAKVETTE [Root of Do I
Amuse you]? I think she was one. She does amuse me. When she comments,
that is, which is getting as rare as sex in the second year of marriage
lately. But these are things I can check out
later. After my drugs kick in.
My awards were called the
CHROMOS, since the VIVIs try to maintain a modicum of decorum and I
wasn't going to fall for that shit. I don't remember why I
called them the CHROMOS, but I do remember the picture of the
award looked like a chrome head on a Harley Davidson or the knob off
a personal gratification device. That was all the winner got --
congratulations and a gander at a picture of the award. Like
I'm going to spend money.
Anyway -- this year I would like to
expand the comment categories. Several came to mind: Most self
serving. Most typos. Most annoying.
So let's do the Writer Who Made the
Funniest Comment[s] again. I do like to encourage laughter here. AND how
about a new one called the the Writer Most Likely To Be Shitfaced While Commenting.
A quick review of several recent comments and you can see there is quite a field to choose from, especially in our new category.
So, feel free to express your opinion about who should be nominated --
in the comments, of course. I will probably ignore you and choose
who I want. But that's how it goes most of the time around here
I'll post the nominees two weeks from today. If I forget, somebody remind me.