Well folks, Ted has nominated me for a thinking blogger award. Naturally, my ego being what it is, I'm quietly barring-up at this. Thanks Ted.
Plonka's Blog which Ted puts together is one that I read quite frequently, and his subject matter is a veritable cornucopia - and very similar subject matter to mine, although, he has excellent manners where I tend to get emotional from time to time.
But anyway, the fact that a blogger who I very much admire has nominated me is totally cool in my book.
Without further ado - here are the rules of nominating:
- If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with 5 blogs that make you think
- Link to this post so that people can find the exact origin of the meme.
- Optional: Proudly display the “Thinking Blogger Award” with a link to the post that you wrote (there is a silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog).
- Your chosen blogs cannot have been previously awarded.
Not bad, eh?
I describe my blog, and have done so since 1997 as:
This page is an outlet for my own hate-filled vitriol and spiteful opinions. Uneducated as I am in the ways of the world, it's still necessary to vent my spleen at the media, the music industry, the AFL and anyone else who could have offended my sensibilities. I plan for this to be updated occasionally, depending on my state of mind. So you can either look forward to, or avoid my one-sided, uninformed and dangerously unbalanced opinions on the state of the world and everyone in it.
While this isn't exhaustive, I think that these days my targets probably tend, more often than not to be woo, religion, the finance industry and the media.
But anyway, without further ado, here are my nominations, bearing in mind that some of the blogs I frequently read, such as The Bronze Blog, The Two Percent Company Rants and 95% of You are Morons don't usually respond to these tags.
Also, BeepBeep!ItsMe and Plonka's Blog have already been nominated.
These are the blogs that make me think:
Dubito Ergo Sum (Tom Foss) - "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. --Carl Sagan"
Silly Humans (Michael Bains) - "We are what we only pretend to be. So we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut"
Die Eigenheit (Einzige) - "Ownness [eigenheit] includes in itself everything own... But ownness has not any alien standard either, as it is not in any sense an idea like freedom, morality, humanity, and the like. It is only a description of the - owner."
The Church of the Everlasting Groove - (The Rev. Jenner J. Hull) - "The Funkiest Religion Under the Stratosphere, Baby..."
Action Skeptics - (Akusai with help from Magus) - "Annoying stupid people, one woo at a time."