February 13, 2006
Fistful of Euros - Satin Pajama Awards
Lounsbury has fobbed off on me the very gauche task of informing readers that we've been nominated for an award. A Fistful of Euros, a clever European blog (whose design admittedly served as inspiration for 'Aqoul), has placed us in the Best Non-European Blog category along with luminaries such as The Head Heeb and...actually, that's the only other one I recognize because it deals with similar topics.
Anyway, as the awards are based on user voting and Lounsbury rather likes the little bear...well, let's not belabour the point.
In other news, I have redesigned the 'Aqoul Syndicated Feed Aggregator as promised. In addition to a cleaner and more usable design, the Aggregator also fetches RSS feeds automatically every hour. Have a look and feel free to suggest worthy blogs/media outlets for inclusion.
Posted by eerie at February 13, 2006 08:17 PM
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Well, you know, Editor in Chief and all that.
And I really like the bear. It's very cool.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 13, 2006 07:41 PM
Bah. Editors have no fun. I had to be civil to that drooling idiot on "Dubai Media-ocrity" while you got to shred her. This veneer of respectability is starting to get tedious.
Posted by: eerie at February 13, 2006 08:00 PM
E: you could create an alter ego with which to shred.
L: i think you're loosing it, mate.
Posted by: drdougfir at February 13, 2006 08:23 PM
E: i see that there's still no RSS feed of the agregator. coming soon?
Posted by: drdougfir at February 13, 2006 08:29 PM
I spent 16 hours on the Aggregator this weekend. Shut up.
Posted by: eerie at February 13, 2006 08:35 PM
Did you have to be civil? Well, I wrote the froggies.
Man, I like that Bear. Vote, ealry and often. I want the Bear. The cute little bear with the little starsies.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 13, 2006 09:20 PM
Do we actually get a bear? Or just a photo of the bear with our name next to it?
And shouldn't the Editor in Chief get the bear, not her trusted but foul-mouthed advisor?
Posted by: eerie at February 13, 2006 09:38 PM
Of course here "we" is royal.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 13, 2006 10:00 PM
Re the bear: It's VD day tomorrow, Lounsbury. Just sayin'.
Posted by: pantom at February 13, 2006 11:00 PM
Pantom, you're a good man for keeping him out of trouble.
Posted by: eerie at February 14, 2006 12:32 AM
Don't blame me for the bear (but do blame me for the actual nominations.) I love the fact that it has a santa cap in February.
Posted by: David Weman at February 14, 2006 01:27 AM
do you want THIS PARTICULAR bear (i.e. the a.f.o.e. one) or would ANY cute, fuzzy bear with an e.u. flag draped around it do?
Posted by: raf* at February 14, 2006 05:27 AM
Watcha talking about? The bear is cool. I'd be uninterested in the awards if not for how cool that bear is.
Raf Bey: Hmmm, an interesting question. I think the AFOE bear.
Pantom: Victory Day? Eh?
By the way mates, we're looking distinctly 2nd place. Vote you lazy scum.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 14, 2006 03:38 PM
Valentine's Day. Didn't you get into trouble last year?
Will bump this post tonight to remind the stragglers.
Posted by: eerie at February 14, 2006 03:46 PM
Well this year I have cancer.
Good excuse. Sort of.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 14, 2006 04:48 PM
Nobody in KSA can vote so I'm out where that is concerned. Restraining myself from purple expletives in this public domain for now.
Posted by: Bint at February 14, 2006 05:09 PM
Starsies... dear lord. Way to motivate; done, and still looking like a strong second.
Posted by: zurn at February 14, 2006 05:15 PM
Bollocks, Binti, you've got London peeps! All for the Bear!
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 14, 2006 08:57 PM
By the way mates, we're looking distinctly 2nd place.
Indeed we are.
Eerie, better use your pull with the FT and get them to endorse us!
Posted by: Anonymous at February 14, 2006 09:44 PM
Hah, I doubt a subscription counts as wasta.
I suppose I could write a fan letter to Martin Wolf. Wonder how many of those he gets.
Posted by: eerie at February 15, 2006 12:12 AM
Suppose I could coerce non-KSA 'peeps'. The prospect of them being able to even view the page while I cannot distinctly puts me off. And L- maybe if I had a LOOK at the bear I would be similarly taken and motivated.
Posted by: Bint at February 15, 2006 06:22 AM
AFOE seems to be perfectly viewable from other places in ksa. or thus my sources tell me. maybe they're lying.
the bear is ... well, let's just say that l is under heavy medication right now.
ps: have managed to make someone post about the award thingy on lebanon heart blogs, which will automatically be picked up by openlebanon.com
Posted by: raf* at February 15, 2006 07:01 AM
I tried to vote starsies for us, but alas we do trail pretty significantly. I wouldn't be upset if our butt was being kicked by the Head Heeb, but these other guys? Feh.
Posted by: Tom Scudder at February 15, 2006 02:13 PM
Well, that Quark thing .... eh.
In any case, I care not very much about awards. But the bear is really neat. And not simply because I have massive amounts of narcotics in me. (Or that I am radioactive, which I am. Very interesting scan today, which netted me a nice little certificate for the authorities explaining why I might set of radiological detectors. Possibly the most interesting piece of paper I have ever had.)
Objectively, a teddy bear with an EU flag shirt and an odd sort of Santa Cap is coool.
Posted by: The Lounsbury at February 15, 2006 04:38 PM
L: were i you, i'd frame that certificate.
RE: the bear. you're all loosing it.
RE: L saying "cool." you've lost it. and cancer is no excuse! no excuse to talk like my cousins living in the central california valley! Were they literate enough to read this, they'd no doubt say, "like, you TOTALLY stole OUR word! we sooooo copyrighted the word "cool!" like, it's even tatooed on, like, our tushies! its, like, so, like, on!" i rest my case.
Posted by: drdougfir at February 15, 2006 07:04 PM
I wouldn't be upset if our butt was being kicked by the Head Heeb, but these other guys? Feh.
Well, that Quark thing .... eh.
In victory magnanimity: The cool thing is that through this contest I found your great site. I shall add it to the recommended links at 3 Quarks Daily. (Yes, we're gloating a bit...)
Posted by: Abbas Raza at February 17, 2006 08:45 PM
My teddy bear!
Bah, you lazy scum of a good for nothing fan base, the lot of you should be taken out and forced to watch Libyan TV for 3 solid weeks.
Well, congrats mate, and thanks for the note. You crushed, and with good humour and panache. I am a great fan of panache.
Perhaps I can interest you in a slightly used American certificate attesting to personal levels of radioactivity?
Posted by: collounsbury at February 17, 2006 10:33 PM