Interesting Tech Tidbit For The Day

I just found out that you can embed polls from the weblog awards on a homepage. Cool.

Supporting us won’t get you a damn tote bag, but you will get regular beer blogging again. And we both know that you can’t get that on NPR.

BTW, during sweeps week this is what counts as an open thread.

***Update***

To the top! BTW, if you haven’t voted lately consider tossing some votes to the Jawa Report instead because (1) I feel responsible for getting them bumped from the conservative category, and (2) nobody seems to know what happened to one of their comments here.

***Update 2***

Seriously, I promise that I won’t bump it again.

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49 replies
  1. 1

    How come I can only vote once?

  2. 2
    Zifnab says:

    Democracy is a bitch. You’ll need additional IP addresses.

  3. 3
    t. jasper parnel says:

    The damn thing has to be rigged if a laughing baby, for goodness, cannot win best video.

  4. 4
    John Cole says:

    Hrmm. We are actually in second now.

    Odd.

  5. 5
    mantis says:

    I think RedState’s total was adjusted down for some reason.

  6. 6
    Xanthippas says:

    Hrmm. We are actually in second now.

    Odd.

    I think, unlike your competition, you guys have assiduously refused to pimp your blog. Now that you’ve got an embedded poll, it’s much easier to vote for you. And you’re actually closing pretty quickly on Red State, so keep it up fellas…

  7. 7
    Xanthippas says:

    And now you’re in the lead. And I can say I was there when it happened, merrily refreshing away.

    Wait…should I care this much?

  8. 8
    Fledermaus says:

    Where’s the button for Ralph Nader?

    *ducks*

  9. 9
    Tim F. says:

    Where’s the button for Ralph Nader?

    ducks

    Smart idea. You guys don’t want to plumb the depths of what I want to do with the fucking Naderites.

  10. 10
    demimondian says:

    Speaking of “interesting” blogs — RawStory has decided that Blogs4Brownback is a spoof site. I wonder whether we’ll be hearing from Psycheout soon, or if his head will have exploded in rage.

  11. 11
    John Cole says:

    Speaking of “interesting” blogs—RawStory has decided that Blogs4Brownback is a spoof site. I wonder whether we’ll be hearing from Psycheout soon, or if his head will have exploded in rage.

    You guys can laugh at them not picking it up, but if we had not received our advanced degrees (even though we were home-schooled here in the comments) in spoof from DougJ, many of you would think it was real.

  12. 12
    ImJohnGalt says:

    I voted for the one at Minnesota airport.

    Oh wait, I thought it said best of the top 250 bogs.

    [tappity, tappity]

  13. 13
    demimondian says:

    Sorry, John, but I just don’t buy it. Word pattern is consistent with your repeated claim that the The DougJ (he whose name is multitude) is Peter Johnson, but he is not Psycheout, nor is he Sisyphus. Nothing I’ve seen on their blog has given me what I needed to convince myself that they were other than sincere.

  14. 14
    Dave says:

    actually, I’m voting on my daughter’s computer, it’s a mac.
    I hope this helps….

  15. 15
    rachel says:

    Dave Says:

    actually, I’m voting on my daughter’s computer, it’s a mac.
    I hope this helps….

    It’ll have a different MAC address, anyway.

  16. 16
    Krista says:

    Smart idea. You guys don’t want to plumb the depths of what I want to do with the fucking Naderites.

    Must be bad. I think I only recall you ever saying the f-word maybe…twice before this?

  17. 17

    […] Meanwhile, Balloon Juice is – finally – winning the best of the top 250 category and Jon Swift is making a wonderful comeback in the “Funniest Blog” category. Be sure to send some votes their way. Same goes for Foreign Policy watch for best political coverage; JammieWearingFool as best new blog; Glenn Reynolds best individual blogger; LGF here; Small Dead Animals here; Ed Morrissey’s Captain’s Quarters as best conservative blog; and the Debate Link here. […]

  18. 18
    Rudi says:

    I just voted, BJ is now in FIRST at just under 23%. Sorry, but thats even lower than W’s 28%.

  19. 19
    canuckistani says:

    I twigged to Blogs4Brownback when they started harshing on Godless Heliocentrism. That was sublime spoof.

  20. 20
    Michael D. says:

    I had no idea that my own blog, Gay Orbit, is also in the running.

  21. 21
    Richard Bottoms says:

    See that’s what you get when you fully face reality. Didn’t hesitate to vote for you.

  22. 22
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    Sorry, but this has been making me chuckle: Conservative Authors Sue Regnery Publishing Over Royalties. Seems these guys weren’t quite aware of how this cog in the wingnut welfare machine works. Regnery sells their books for damn near nothing to groups like the Conservative Book Club so that they can then say, “Look at how many we’ve sold! Conservative ideas are just too powerful!” It’s a little scamola to make the books look more popular than they actually are. C’mon, you got your advances already, what are you bitching about?

  23. 23
  24. 24
    grumpy realist says:

    Oh yeah, the Regnery thing is going to be pure comic gold if it ever gets to the point of discovery.

    As far as I’ve read so far, these idiots are bitching because THEIR BOOKS WERE SOLD AT A DISCOUNT. Oh horrors, bring on the fainting couch. Can someone please draw these clueless nitwits a standard demand curve? (And can someone please remind them that getting a lawyer versed in the publishing industry to read over contracts before they sign them is A Good Thing?)

    Someone over at Kevin Drum pointed out that if these “best-selling authors” had the wit God gave geese, the $$$ they could get from speaking fees to the 28% would fully swamp any negation of royaties, so what are they complaining about….

  25. 25
    Dreggas says:

    Bubblegum Tate Says:

    Sorry, but this has been making me chuckle: Conservative Authors Sue Regnery Publishing Over Royalties. Seems these guys weren’t quite aware of how this cog in the wingnut welfare machine works. Regnery sells their books for damn near nothing to groups like the Conservative Book Club so that they can then say, “Look at how many we’ve sold! Conservative ideas are just too powerful!” It’s a little scamola to make the books look more popular than they actually are. C’mon, you got your advances already, what are you bitching about?

    Oh you mean like FOX selling the syndication rights of the X-Files to their sub-company F/X? Is Regnery owned by Murdoch by chance?

  26. 26
    Rudi says:

    Salty Party Snax Says:

    How come I can only vote once?

    The server at WA tracks user cookies(I’m guessing), but it doesn’t monitor IP address’. Setup new users on your PC to vote using as many users as you want. Using PHP code may allow hacking, but I’m to lazy to bother. Multiple users allows multiple votes.

  27. 27

    lol why are it only the readers of big blogs who take the time to figure out how to cheat?

    ;)

    It doesn monitor IP Addresses as far as I know, by the way.

  28. 28

    Look at that: the people at the Weblog Awards have decided that Balloon Juice’s lead shouldn’t become any bigger. It’s offline for an hour or so already.

    Cheats.

  29. 29
    canuckistani says:

    I voted! I feel like I’m in the scene in Casablanca where everyone outsings the Germans singing Wacht am Rhein.

  30. 30
    Tax Analyst says:

    Just voted. Looks like a 5-point lead to me. Embedding the ballot in the thread was cool.

  31. 31
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    Oh yeah, the Regnery thing is going to be pure comic gold if it ever gets to the point of discovery.

    I know–I’m loving it so far. We’ve already got one classic quote:
    “Why is Regnery acting like a Marxist cartoon of a capitalist company?”

    Free markets, baby!

  32. 32
    Rudi says:

    Hans VDG – What is the difference between a link and an embedded link, but just a couple of steps? EU football is for the Frenchman sissies, real men play hockey without face shields. Gordie “Mushroom” Howe Rocks!!

  33. 33
    Dreggas says:

    Ex-Navy SERE Trainer Nance to Republicans questioning his record – “I’ll chew your ass out.”.

  34. 34
    Jon H says:

    “I think RedState’s total was adjusted down for some reason.”

    BLAM! Hahahahaha. ;^)

  35. 35
    Chris Johnson says:

    When sweeps week is over can we kill everybody except John and Tim and go back to a fucking sensible political blog again?

  36. 36
    capelza says:

    I can’t see the embed thingy anymore…. :(

    How’s it going?

  37. 37
    Zuzu says:

    Yeah, having a very hard time getting to the polling page…must be totally swamped. Yay, I think.

    Regenery lawsuit … they are actually surprised that their books were being sold in bulk?

    Wouldn’t the fact that excretions like “Unfit to Read…er, Command” were on the NY Times bestseller list be a bit of a tipoff? I mean how many people did you know who actually owned a copy?

  38. 38
    srv says:

    There’s a cookie. The polling page shows up only after 24 hours from your last vote. Otherwise, you get the results.

    I think Zifnab’s cavalry call to Kos did the trick.

  39. 39
    ConservativelyLiberal says:

    capazela, yay it is! We are in the lead with almost 1,000 votes over RedState! I notice that RedState took the embedded poll down from the top of the front page and are not pushing the vote among their members.

    I thought this was a laugh:

    Do you want to see RedState get the recognition it deserves so that it can continue to thrive and prosper as a community?

    Do you want to see Jeff Emanuel receive the praise that he is due as an outstanding miliblogger?

    Then vote. Vote early. Vote often. And tell your friends to vote early and often too.

    VOTE FOR REDSTATE HERE.

    VOTE FOR JEFF EMANUEL HERE.

    Oh my! If RedState loses then they can’t thrive and prosper! Cool, another reason to go vote for Balloon Juice! ;)

    Also, I have been voting GOS up and for any random milblogger that is losing EXCEPT Jeff Emanuel. Partisan hacks do not make good bloggers, and Jeff is about as hacked as they get.

  40. 40
    Tim F. says:

    I think Zifnab’s cavalry call to Kos did the trick.

    I don’t want to sound like I don’t appreciate Zifnab’s effort on our behalf, but his diary had four recommends, maybe fifteen comments and it scrolled off the front page too fast to have an impact. What happened was that as soon as I embedded the poll on the front page our vote count took off and didn’t slow down for several hours. The effect that thing had is amazing.

    Xanthippas was 100% completely right, and he probably deserves half of our fat prize check. At least I hope there is a prize check…

  41. 41
    Krista says:

    Chris Johnson Says:

    When sweeps week is over can we kill everybody except John and Tim and go back to a fucking sensible political blog again?

    Somebody put on their cranky pants today!

  42. 42
    Jody says:

    I will confess, Tim, it was a VERY tough call between Balloon Juice and the incomparable General J.C. Christian. I only wish you could both win.

  43. 43
    Tim F. says:

    I will confess, Tim, it was a VERY tough call between Balloon Juice and the incomparable General J.C. Christian. I only wish you could both win.

    I have to admit that I had a very hard time promoting this site when he does such an incredible job day after day. It would have eased my conscience oh so much if Wizbang let us compete in the conservative category…

  44. 44
    D-Chance. says:

    Since this is a “open thread”, the fun with the ConYank’s advertiser boycott of TNR continues.

    tbogg with the highlights and accompanying commentary.

    Some can spin (tell me CY is spinning and that he’s not seriously that unaware); some can’t. CY can’t. Not convincingly, anyway.

  45. 45
    Zuzu says:

    Yes, my second vote definitely goes to the General.

  46. 46

    It’s amazing to see how you’re blasting the opposition away John, Michael and Tim.

    Meanwhile, what gives huh?

  47. 47
    D-Chance. says:

    Glad to see all the right-wingers are enjoying their “Iwo Jima” moment. Looking a memeorandum, TWENTY-NINE references to Yon’s photo, almost all reprinting it, many repeating the talking poi… er… WWII connection, some even posting side-by-sides.

    A few articles down the memeorandum list, a story about a surge in homeless vets. One in four US homeless are veterans. Funny, ZERO of the twenty-nine bothered to take notice.

    Gotta love the way conservatives view their military; use ’em, abuse ’em, then lose ’em.

  48. 48
    Howie says:

    OH, BTW, I have no idea what you are talking about when you say, “Bumped Jawa from Best conservative category.” We were always the smallest blog in that category anyway. Always lost not that we cared much. I dunno that we’re all that conservative as a group either. I’ve been reading you off and on for years. I’ve never really considered Balloon Juice a “conservative” blog.

    Anyway it’s looking like it’s about time for a concession speech.

    All is fair in love and war but politics, now that is dirty.

    Congrats and have a good one. Enjoyed running with you and Gateway and Red State.

    If you strike us down, we will become more powerful that you can possibly imagine!

  49. 49
    Tim F. says:

    Thanks, Howie. I’m frankly a bit stunned by the whole thing myself.

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