December 06, 2003


Merde in France is leading in the Best Foreign Blog poll. Confused elderly readers are probably voting for Pat Buchanan instead of me. They must be really confused, because Buchanan isnít even in this race (Iíve checked). What is it with you old people?

Posted by Tim Blair at December 6, 2003 04:56 PM

You can only vote once every 12 hours? What kind of bull is that?

Posted by: Joe Geoghegan at December 6, 2003 at 05:34 PM

the site is also nominated in the best asian web blogs competition, in the foreign category

Posted by: nic at December 6, 2003 at 06:22 PM

The closeness between Australia and the United States is working againt you, Tim.

We don't think of Australia as "foreign" because you're just not different (nuts) enough.

Some Americans probably think Australia's a state.

Posted by: Brian J. at December 6, 2003 at 11:27 PM

I tried to cancel my ballot, Tim, but the mean oppressive white folks in Volusa county wouldn't let me!

Boo Hoo! Boo Hoo!

Posted by: Andrew at December 7, 2003 at 12:57 AM

I voted for you, TB, but perhaps we are not used to naturalness or intimacy in a blooger...You must prepare for our response to it.

Posted by: Melissa at December 7, 2003 at 01:07 AM

I must not grow a roof. Thanks for the vote, Melissa!

Posted by: tim at December 7, 2003 at 01:18 AM

Usually I don't like to encourage foreignness, but I voted for you too. And hey, at least you got nominated for something... [runs away sobbing]

Posted by: Jim Treacher at December 7, 2003 at 03:12 AM

sad to say it, but that when I'm half awake, i confuse you for one of my neighbors who happens to be a cat hater with a southern virgina drawl.

All kidding aside - this is like choosing your favorite uncle - impossible to do. It's hard enough to have to choose between you, the frogman, and dooblevay of Merde in France - nearly impossible. Each of you would get the standard mafia gift of a box of Omaha steaks of you weren't all in hiding...

regards from DC, USA

Posted by: Joe at December 7, 2003 at 04:27 AM


Posted by: tim at December 7, 2003 at 04:34 AM

It's just north of North Carolingus.

Posted by: scott h. at December 7, 2003 at 05:20 AM

People shouldn't vote for you. They should just install you as a puppet dictator.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at December 7, 2003 at 06:36 AM

Tim as puppet dictator? I'd go for that. Howdy Doody's been getting a little too uppity lately and needs a tyrant to keep him in his place. And Kukla, Fran and Ollie need to be purged.

Posted by: Dave S. at December 7, 2003 at 11:32 AM

Tim as puppet dictator? That's awful; he'd rig the AFL grand final so that Collingwood could win it.

I don't know how he'd do it, but you can be sure he'd try.

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at December 7, 2003 at 12:26 PM

Nah, let Tim pull the strings of the puppet dictator.

Posted by: Peggy Sue at December 7, 2003 at 02:22 PM

Silence, all of you! Don't reveal the plan!

Posted by: tim at December 7, 2003 at 02:35 PM


I voted for you by mistake. I love MerdeinFrance but didn't see it there till after it was too darned late.
Don't get me wrong, your site is nice. In a so/so kind of way.



/just kidding
Merde is great but no talk back feature means they don't deserve to be known as the Best.

Posted by: papertiger at December 7, 2003 at 04:12 PM

I am compelled to lobby for Scott Ott's Scrappleface as the best humor blog.
When you think funny(looking) think Scrappleface.

Even Margo Kingston cracked a smile. Scott is just that good.

click my name to vote, and remember vote early(and often) Scrappleface

Posted by: papertiger at December 7, 2003 at 04:24 PM