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2005 Bloggies

defective yeti was nominated for a 2005 Bloggie award, in the "Most Humorous Blog" category. Hooray for defective yeti!

I made a passing reference to this fact on Monday, in a brief post where I predicted that most readers would instead vote for Dooce, who is also a finalist in the same category. I think some people misinterpreted this as some sort of subtle, sour-grapes, reverse-psychology ploy on my part to get people to pat me on the shoulder and say "there, there -- you are so much funnier than Dooce." Others took it as a subtle dig at Heather's expense. Ah, no. People, rest assured: when I use subtlety, I will make it painfully obvious.

Heather and I are friends -- not physical, we-go-out-and-play-miniature-golf-together friends, true, but certainly as Internet, we're-in-a-book-together, we-both-just-had-kids, my-wife-often-gets-us-confused, we've-been-known-to-exchange-mix-CDs friends -- and no weblog award hoohaw is going to suddenly make us rivals. Furthermore, I would be reluctant to compete against Heather in anything, for fear of a thorough ass-kicking. Well, maybe pie-eating. I bet I could pull a draw in pie-eating. Possibly Boggle.

Anyway, some folks were badmouthing Dooce in the comments of that post, so I pulled it. I recognize that one of the central tenets of quality blogging is that you never delete anything you've written, so I guess it's a good thing that, from this site's very inception, quality has never entered the equation. Besides: if The Queen were to discover that people we're dissing her favorite site on my site, I'd probably wind up sleeping on the couch. So its removal was an act of self-preservation, really.

I think that's enough said about that.

Anyway, thanks for the nomination, person and/or people who nominated me! Now that I've been nominated twice, Voiceover Man can start mention that fact in any movie trailers I happen to appear in. ("Starring Acadamy Award Winner Denzel Washington, Acadamy Award Winner Judi Dench, and two-time Bloggie Nominnee Matthew Baldwin, in Land Before Time XI: Rise Of The Machines...")

And, now: let the "Most Humorous Blog" nominations second-guessing begin! The comments are open: please mention the blogs that make you go hah hah hah. I'll start with Mr. Sun, Fafblog and The Sneeze.

Posted on January 26, 2005 to dy


I cannot go a day without my fafblog. No, really, I can't. If I do, then Giblets gets all Why you go a day without me!

(Bow! Bow to all things Gibletsian!)

Posted by: Dug Steen on January 26, 2005 3:49 PM

i love your website, and thanks to discovering her through you, i also love dooce. :)

Posted by: janaya on January 26, 2005 3:53 PM

Right after this site, I usually check out You Can't Make It Up for my dose of daily humor. Good thing for you she wasn't nominated for a Bloggie - I would have had to think!

Posted by: Joshua Zamrycki on January 26, 2005 4:18 PM

I like that "Boggle" looks a lot like "Bloggie".

Posted by: Megan on January 26, 2005 4:30 PM

You and Izzle Pfaff and Out of Character always make my day.

(And I give you CD's too)

Posted by: dayment on January 26, 2005 4:34 PM

Que Sera Sera, definitely.

Posted by: Valette on January 26, 2005 5:00 PM

A lot of the big-name conservative blogs make me laugh. The things they say are just so silly!

Posted by: Greg on January 26, 2005 5:13 PM

Kafkaesque gets my vote!


Also, check out Harsh Betty


Posted by: Gillian on January 26, 2005 5:40 PM


Nice and funny! What a great guy for the Queen and the Squirrelly!

Beauty Dish makes me laugh. She's got a pig incident going on right now. (http://blogs.salon.com/0003522/)

Posted by: Anita on January 26, 2005 5:51 PM

www.houseofwigs.com is great-not updated all that often, however.

Posted by: Erin on January 26, 2005 7:09 PM

I'm going by the "how much food was splattered on my monitor" scale of funny and izzlepfaff.com takes the prize by a mile there. But then I think it's a little unfair since I learned not to eat and drink while reading such blogs - so unfortunately my screen has never been splattered by defectiveyeti. But I have made some very unattractive sucking air noises from laughing so hard while reading. But I'm still giving my props to the Skot who I've been reading for longer.... but since he's not on the list (stupid list) you're getting my vote.

Posted by: Nurhan on January 26, 2005 7:29 PM

whitehouse.org (is that considered a blog?)

Posted by: Anonymous on January 26, 2005 8:23 PM

You have a great blog, but I'll admit that I have to go with Geese Aplenty. Greg makes me chortle just about every day.

Posted by: The Zero Boss on January 26, 2005 8:54 PM

So much for freedom of speech and differing points of view on Dooce. Do not worry, I will not be coming back to your site again. Everything is not vallina in the world!

Posted by: ann on January 26, 2005 9:49 PM

People, the funniest blog I know is the 'late harvest' http://lateharvest.freeblog.hu/ but you won't understand why coz it's in hungarian.

Posted by: PsycloneJack on January 27, 2005 2:03 AM

The Sneeze is VERY VERY funny. I also like House of Wigs and The Pugilist.

Posted by: Blair Millen on January 27, 2005 5:01 AM

I'm not sure it qualifies as a "blog" because it's updated semi-monthly, but I dig the Fail Math.

Posted by: breath on January 27, 2005 6:09 AM

I hope this isnít in response to her post regarding psychos and hate mail. I donít think anyone said anything here that they wouldnít have said about a movie nominated for an Oscar, (didnít like it, overrated, acting wasnít all that great, donít get what all the buzz is about, etc.) I did say it was a fellatio fest, which I stand by, but that is less about Dooce and more about her commenters who freak me out. She is smart, clever, pretty and certainly a blog pioneer but there is an Internet Cult of Dooce which I donít get. Iím sorry you felt compelled to pull the post. Iíll still come back, though. :-)

Posted by: Xdm on January 27, 2005 6:11 AM

Finslippy is laugh-your-lunch-out-your-nose funny.

Posted by: Jennifer A on January 27, 2005 7:01 AM

Oops, screwed up the link for Finslippy. It's http://finslippy.typepad.com/

Posted by: Jennifer A on January 27, 2005 7:03 AM

Thus Spoke Crapples (crapples.blogspot.com). This guy is incredibly funny. Apparently on saturday he's going to try to kill an elephant with his bare hands.

Posted by: Tina on January 27, 2005 7:51 AM

Well, lessee, who gets me through my day? There's DY (natch), Davezilla (whom I secretly worship), The Sneeze, and the lovely snarktastic ladies over at Go Fug Yourself.

Posted by: Esther on January 27, 2005 8:24 AM

i'll admit, i used to try and keep up, but now everyone in the universe has a funny blog. I only read Que Sera Sera occasionally and have let the others fall behind. However, there is one site (uh.... besides you, of course) that I cannot live without. That fine, upstanding young man? Pat Hughes.


Posted by: lin on January 27, 2005 8:33 AM

I would have to say without a doubt that Pork Tornado's blog (http://porktornado.diaryland.com/) is the funniest blog I have ever read. Go check it out... I dare you not to laugh!

Posted by: Junebug on January 27, 2005 10:58 AM

A tip about Land Before Time humor from your local librarian: Those things get released every five minutes, so comedic effect must be derived from truly large numbers, like MCMXVIII. Witness The Land Before Time XI - The Invasion of the Tinysauruses.

Posted by: Owen on January 27, 2005 11:08 AM

I used to be funny, but then I discovered how much easier it was to be sarcastic and boorish. Pays the same, too!

Posted by: jp on January 27, 2005 11:29 AM

This is what I don't get about these blog awards. The category is "most humorous blog," yet there's nothing funny on here. What gives?

Posted by: Alan Turner on January 27, 2005 2:41 PM

Well, you were, just now.

Posted by: Sanya on January 27, 2005 7:25 PM

Matthew: Thank you for the compliment. If the occasion ever arises that we could fight crime together -- side-by-side, using our humor and some kind of very powerful ray gun, I would love to do that. I will not wear a cape. Best, Mr. Sun

Posted by: mr. sun on January 27, 2005 7:47 PM

I'm still upset Mr. Sun didn't get nominated for best newcomer. Okay, so I only read the nominations three minutes ago, but I can see this upsetness lasting all the way through at least till I click post.

Posted by: Sparticus on January 28, 2005 1:02 AM

Has anyone mentioned The Poor Man. Satire rather than comedy but some good moments.

And Query Letters I love is a documentary collage but .. sheesh.. I laff..

and Eurotrash

and - best of all IMHO - is an Irishman living in Rumania who is worth persisting with because he grows on you. Hugely. Here.

While James and the Blue Cat is very sweetly british.

Posted by: David Tiley on January 28, 2005 7:02 AM

You have your moments but I never click on DY looking for big yuks. I think of you as my casserole of cheese covered comfort food.

Posted by: feldspar on January 28, 2005 10:50 PM

The West Virginia Surf Report makes me laugh out loud at least once a week.

Posted by: Ron on January 29, 2005 6:39 AM

I enjoy the West Virignia Surf Report as well, http://monkeycage.blogspot.com/, and http://sonofcheese.blogspot.com/, for what it's worth.

And I come here for a combination of observations, reviews and game news.

Posted by: Collin on January 31, 2005 3:59 PM

No blogs are worth reading after the author has a kid.

Posted by: Jack on February 1, 2005 5:22 PM

I think the problem with Heather is, she doesn't interact with people who comment on her diary. She comes across like a snobby, bitter uptight woman who want you to listen to her bitch, but doesn't want to listen to you.

I don't think she's been funny for a very long time. I feel sorry for her child.

Posted by: Michele on February 3, 2005 11:16 PM

I like oursecretfantasy.com , It is about dirty jokes, sexy things people do while drinking, wild tales from drunken karaoke nights, and things that seem like fantasy, but are very likely true for some people.
Mostly erotica related, but not Crude.

Posted by: Al Bundy on February 7, 2005 8:50 AM

Here is the direct blogspot link...enjoy! My Secret Fantasy

Posted by: Al Bundy on February 7, 2005 8:53 AM