The Koufaxes, for those of you unfamiliar, are the annual awards the lefty blogging community gives to ourselves. They’re run by the good folks at Wampum, who give of their time and money with incredible generosity to make the Koufaxes happen each year.
You can go here to leave nominations. At this stage in the process, there’s no limit to how many nominations you can turn in. I’d like to encourage any “Alas” readers who feel inclined to do so to nominate us. (And remember, “Alas” qualifies for both the “Best Blog” and “Best Group Blog” categories, among others).
Also, my fellow bloggers, remember that the “best post,” “best series” and “best new blog” categories are categories in which bloggers are encouraged to self-nominate.
The nominations process is my favorite part of the Koufaxes: the part that’s less about picking just one winner, and is more about doing a lot of nominations as a way of patting our favorite bloggers on the back and saying “good job!” (Plus, “Alas” virtually never wins in the final round, although did win “best design” once. )
Speaking of which, congratulations to occasional “Alas” comment-writer Holly, who has already been nominated for a best comment-writer Koufax this year!
I’m sure I’m forgetting lots of great stuff and leaving out lots of great bloggers, but nominations are inevitably like that. If you see someone deserving that I missed, why not go nominate them yourself?
Aaaargh! It’s even worse than I thought – Our connection crashed and I lost a lot of open tabs. Screw it. I’m going with what I already had done.
Here are the folks I’m nominating for a Koufax for 2006:
Best Blog Community:
Ebogjonson, “Should I Use Blackface On My Blog?”
One Good Thing, “Letter To Alex And Chris, Ten Years In The Future”
Michael Berube, “Academic Freedom.”
Having Read The Fine Print: “I Ain’t Having It.”
Shaenon Garrity: “Why I Hate Anthony.”
Political Saffire: “El Hajj Malik el Shabazz, Race, And Politics.”
Official Shrub.com Blog: “How To Be A Real Nice Guy.”
Alas, a Blog: “Do They Really Believe Abortion Is Murder?”
Fattiepatties: “The Top Ten Things I Am Tired Of Discussing.”
Alas/Rachel’s Tavern: “The Sky Is Falling On Black Men?” Part 1 and Part 2.
Pinko Feminist Hellcat: “The OC Rape Case Series.”
Alas a Blog: Refuting Men’s Right Activist Myths About Child Support: 1 and 2.
Most Humorous Blog:
Most Humorous Post:
Damned if I know. Everyone knows I have no sense of humor anyhow.
Best Coverage of State or Local Issues:
[I'm taking the fifth on this one -- Amp]