Who is stealing my life?

Idly browsing HJhop’s blog, I looked at the post What the critics are saying about HJHop.

As funny as ever, a mixture of plaudits and insults.

I was pleased to see this blog was in there, and even our uber-prestigious silver cup thing award was proudly displayed.  Idly thinking, “it’s about time I posted some new favourites. I might even Photoshop a novel silver cup” and ….

Oh shit. The date on his post was May 5, 2007….. Even assuming that this was somehow posted the day after he got the award, that means almost a year – a year – has passed. My life is circling the event horizon….

So, I suspect it’s taken me a year to even notice that HJHop post. It’s obviously taken me even longer to pick a new Top Ten, because I haven’t decided on one yet. I’ll set a new Top Ten date for this year’s, then, and pretend it’s an annual award.

Ah, I’ve just found my old top ten post, “October 27th, 2007” Phew. I’ve snatched half a year back.

Still, I’ve committed myself now.   I’m going to choose 1 May, because that is the day I always wash my face in the dew to stay beautiful forever.   Old English superstition folk custom. As far as I can tell, it works 🙂 (Rain usually has to stand in for dew.  Even suspected dog-piss at a push. OK, I’m not 100% sure that I can recognise dew, but it’s the thought that counts.)

So, 1 May it is.   If anyone wants to corrupt the judging panel – by offering cash incentives or posting brilliant blogs – you have  a couple of weeks or so left to try.   There may even be an updated award icon but that isn’t a promise.

And the winner is…

Debbie Sclussel’s piece entitled “Who is the “Asian” Mass Murderer at Virginia Tech? UPDATE: Shooter is S. KOREAN w/Student Visa” may possibly be the most unbelievably crass thing I’ve ever read on the Internet.

As she seems to have been a finalist in the Weblog awards 2005 (and hence not a winner – wahay – note to atheist blogroll – so there is a god….) I am hereby awarding Debbie Schlussel the Why Don’t You “Joseph Goebbels Award for Sensitivity.”

I see that some comments on her vitriolic blogpiece have also put in strong bids for the Crassest Thing on the Internet title, but you are wasting your time, “Republican Patriot” and others of your ilk. My mind is made up.

The fact that she didn’t even have the grace to admit any error whatsover, let alone apologise for stirring up completely unwarranted bigotry against foreign students, people from Pakistan, Muslims in general means the award remains hers for the foreseeable future. I bet the relatives and students who had a narrow escape really appreciate her efforts to stir up hatred off the back of their tragedy.

I wonder if the terrorists who she imagines to have watched this and thought “Gosh, wouldn’t it be easy to shoot up a campus” were unable to come to this conclusion after Columbine and all the other North American campus massacres because the shooters weren’t Asian.