Wonkette Nominated For Yet Another Award, Is Running Out Of Shelf Space

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Over the years, your Wonkette has won most-to-all of the awards ever given to Internet websites, due to the diligence, care and insight its unbelievably talented editors put into every post, effortlessly. But we understand that Internet awards distributors must pretend that we have “competition,” and so we’ll play along and say that we’re “honored to be nominated” for “Best Liberal Blog” in the 2008 Weblog Awards. (Although, and for the last time, we. are. WARBLOGGERS.) More importantly, we’re happy for our numerous competitors — the junior blogs TPM, Crooks & Liars, Think Progress and others — for whom the word “ecstatic” would not adequately describe their emotions upon hearing of their placement in the same echelon as Wonkette. Every child deserves a treat on occasion, we suppose. Voting starts Jan. 5. [GODDAMMIT NEWELL YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GRACIOUS. WELL WE SHALL SEE HOW YOU ACT ONCE THIS DEPRESSION ENDS, IN 2028. — Ed.] [2008 Weblog Awards]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined Wonkette.com in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • AWOcoholic

    Finished jerking off?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Why don’t you just suck yourself and be done with it? I mean JEEBUS CRIST. The love you have for this.
    I’m voting for ALEX JONES.

  • WagTehGod

    I don’t see a category for Best EcoDriving Blog … what kind of awards racket is this?

  • Min

    Well done, Wonkette. And I am unanimous in this!

  • sevenrepeat

    I’d like to thank Jesus Christ, my family and the Academy……oh, and my lawyers.

  • mdotsota


  • hockeymom

    How is Politico NOT nominated?

  • facehead

    (to be sung to the tune of “Angel of Death” by Slayer)

    Wonkette, the magic warblog

    Lived by the snark.

    Ken and Jim, Sara and Juli,

    hope you never jump the shark.

    (the song continues in Celtic, Ken bites head off bat, police typically run in at this point and stop everything)

  • Bruno

    Are you serious? This is a liberal blog?

    You guys are the best & deserve the nomination. Those other sites can suck it.

    Happy to vote for you if mortals are allowed, but by the time Nov 5 rolls around I’ll have killed off too many braincells to remember

  • Kev-O-Tron

    Hello? JANUARY 5th? Get off the pot Newell.

    Now if they had an award for highest average blood alcohol content before noon…. We’d definitely have that shit on lock.

  • Jim Newell

    [re=207107]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: THATS WHAT I SAID…

  • cal

    The 2008 “We Blog” Awards?

    Uh, okay, you blog, that’s nice, nerds.

  • crikey_booya

    Please don’t embarrass yourself by talking about the Dali Lama during your acceptance speech!

  • chascates

    You should be in more than one category (especially since they have about 87). Best Comedy, Best Culture, Best Political Coverage too! Cocksuckers. They’re in the tank for Politico & Andrew Sullivan.

  • sevenrepeat

    Uh, I think my myspace page was overlooked for a nomination again!! Darn those racist weblog awarders!!

  • Bruno

    What? Joe the Blog didn’t get ANY nomination? What kind of crooked socialist contest is this?

    BTW, can someone explain the point of KOS to me sometime? I can’t figure out how to read/navigate that boring thing. And the best article they ever had, the one about Palin’s pseudo-pregnancy got removed from it.

  • HuskyMescan

    I was a regular at C&L, but I was too snarky. Wonks fits me like a condom.

  • Kev-O-Tron

    This is such a dog and pony show. Where to begin? No RonPaulForums? No Hillaryis44? countryaboveself.com? thankyougeorgewbush.com?

    This is like a debutante ball for dope smoking hipsters who ride fixies.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Does this mean you’re going to start building your mausoleum now, Jim?

  • El Bombastico

    Is the logo for the Weblog awards a computer monitor sitting atop a giant turd? If so, Taylor Marsh will P’WN you guys.

    Seriously, Taylor Marsh????

  • Kev-O-Tron

    [re=207113]sevenrepeat[/re]: It was too sparkly.

  • chascates

    And how many of those other blogs have been mentioned by CNN???

  • jagorev

    I’d like to do this “weblog awards” site what we did to to that nice “Patriots and Traitors” site

  • bfstevie

    Liberal blog? Like Bruno, I was totally unaware of this. I hope nobody rats me out to Bill Kristol and Campbell Brown. I miss giant Campbell Brown. Bill Kristol, not so much.

  • chascates

    [re=207091]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Don’t the Lizard People have a blog?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=207114]Bruno[/re]: Daily Kos is unexplainable to the untrained eye. To the trained eye however it is simply unreadable.
    Sorry Kos. You have gone far, far over the edge. You make Wonkette look like serious bizniss.

  • Keram2

    [re=207116]HuskyMescan[/re]: Crooks and Liars commenters don’t laugh. There’s no time for laughing when Bush hasn’t been impeached.

  • jagorev

    Also, traitor Josh Fruhlinger of the Comics Curmudgeon has been nominated for “Best Humor Blog”. I fail to see what’s humorous about perverting good, clean, all-American cartoons with filthy comments about oral sex

  • El Bombastico

    It will be stiff competition in the “Best Online Community” category between the Michael Jackson Fan Forum and SVUfans.net. What, no love for the denizens of midgetstumpporn.net??

  • Kev-O-Tron

    [re=207126]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: That sites a fucking train wreck. I don’t know why I even try to read it. I give it a cursory glance every day or so and it’s always mundane, a day late and dollar short and basically just dumb. The bloggers there take themselves WAY too seriously.

    [re=207121]chascates[/re]: ah hem!

  • jagorev

    [re=207102]hockeymom[/re]: Ben Smith’s amoral hackery on Politico is nominated for best political blog

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=207129]El Bombastico[/re]:

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Clearly, we do not have enough commentators posting in all caps to be a political, let alone, liberal blog.

  • chascates

    [re=207130]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: When I hit the submit button I knew I had done a bad. If not for Kev-O-Tron CNN might have been lost, if not for CNN the nomination might have been lost, etc.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=207130]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: It’s fucking hilarious. When the Kos gets a story (ohh I’d say 90% of the time), they hack it up to make it look bigger then when it had originally broke three years prior. They do the same thing as the Enquirer, but only after the story has died a fiery death and is rotting in Journalism-Hell.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    One last thing:
    There is some AWESOME DOOD totally attacking Wonkette.


  • bago

    Ah, all that practice with my scrollwheel finger has finally paid off.

  • Kev-O-Tron

    [re=207134]chascates[/re]: Yes, it’s clear that the success of this blog is largely due to me, a commenter who only showed up about six months ago and is rarely funny, mostly grammatically incorrect and always under the influence of something (if only from the night before.)

    [re=207135]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Which makes it all the stranger that O’Reilly et al go on routine tirades against a blog that isn’t taken seriously by anyone with half a brain. HuffPo and Kos are really geared towards teenagers who are angry with their Republican parents and need some talking points to spew at the dinner table.

  • j6n

    One word for why you were nominated at all -> Trucknutz.

  • V572625694

    [re=207129]El Bombastico[/re]: No shit! If this isn’t the “Best Online Community,” then there’s no such thing as an on-line community.

    Which is pretty much the case: if you belong to some community, you don’t need to spend all your time writing brilliant, touching, poignant, hysterical comments on “the Wonkette,” as Howie Kurtz calls it/us/this.

  • sevenrepeat

    [re=207120]Kev-O-Tron[/re]: someone’s got to give perez hilton a run for his money…or just get him to run period.

  • Scandalabra

    I hope you guys don’t have to face Andrew Sullivan in the green room after your win. It could get catty.

  • hockeymom

    [re=207131]jagorev[/re]: Best Political Blog in Bizarro-World, maybe.

  • chascates

    I guess FiveThirtyEight is a shoo-in for the best political blog. Or as he might put it “92.7% sure to win.”

  • wheelie

    I can’t believe there is no Best Root Vegetable Blog category, and they overlooked the Nasal Hair Blogging category too – I would have been in there with a chance but it’s all so mainstreamy these days.

    I remember when blogging was all about tedious people typing worthless gibberish which nobody reads. Where did it all go wrong?

  • bonsai pajamas

    Will there be leftovers from the awards banquet?

  • j6n

    [re=207200]wheelie[/re]: Replaced with Twitter.

  • HuskyMescan

    [re=207140]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Hahaha, that was easy getting him to show his true colors. he sure does like the cocksucking, too. And he’s been hanging around that post for days now.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I think I speak for all the other commentors, that are on “Final Warning” for blogging at work when I say “Your Welcome!!!”

  • Colander

    I’ve never heard of about 95% of those blogs.

  • loquaciousmusic

    Fuck you all. I’ve just nominated “Hillary Clinton Supporters for John McCain,” which will now win first place in EVERY category.

    Now I’m going to return to posting on SVUfans.net. You’re all a bunch of bozos.


    I say Jim, Kev and Sarah owe it all to Kev-O-Tron. His timely and insightful comment “MAD, MAD, MAD” put you all on the map. Face it. Prior to that point this site was never able to overcome the Anna Marie Cox buttsecks plateau.

  • TGY

    Wait, Wonkette is a blog? I’ve obviously taken the wrong tube in teh Intarwebs.

  • S.Luggo

    The category of “Small Rodent-Eating, Infectious Pet Reptile Blog” seems empty. Wonkette would be a shoe-in to be a champ there. Unless, unless, of course, Wonkette were put head-to-head with the autobiographical musings of Michelle Malkin.
    I trust that I’ve not overstepped myself.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=207102]hockeymom[/re]: Politico is now in the “Hello, Kitty” category. With content, fair is fair.

  • snideinplainsight

    See, the deal is, we’re all Wonketeers. That’s been plain since day 1. We admit it freely. No one questions it. Either you are one of us or you aren’t.

    What are they over at Politico? Politicoids? Politoheads? The Polity? Please –

    Also, I blame furries.

  • snideinplainsight

    Andrew Sullivan? Sullivanians? Sullivanners? Sulv-its? Don’t make me laugh-

  • S.Luggo

    [re=207152]j6n[/re]: Form defines substance.
    — Dick Cheney

  • J

    Awww, Wonkette nominated for an award and Ana Marie Cox unemployed and panhandling for money. The irony.

  • Bruno

    [re=207223]HuskyMescan[/re]: The Wolf did show an unhealthy obsession with that thread. I had long forgotten about that and just filed it in the just another ‘GOP child molester’ category.

  • Bruno

    [re=207126]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: RE KOS. What’s up with this “Open Thread for Night Owls, Early Birds & Expats” idea?

    At times when there aren’t frequent updates here, I wish we had some additional stimulus, but somehow we make do. What would you even begin to type in an open thread?

    Oh, and now they have lame awards like “MOST VALUABLE POLICY GROUP: The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy”.

    Yawn – Jim – Thanks for the video Top 10 we wouldn’t be here if you gave out “MOST VALUABLE GRASSROOTS INITIATIVE” awards

  • actor212

    I humbly admit that my blog, Simply Left Behind, has also been nominated for a Weblog Award: Best Up And Coming Blog (Authority between 51 and 100).

  • actor212

    [re=207109]cal[/re]: That’s “Web Log” Award…you know, as in nine inches of hard, round, thick, juicy…blogging.

    Five, if you’re Caucasian.

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    Wait. 95 gazillionty posts, and not one mention of the real reason why Wonkette got nominated in the first place: Best Blog That Mentions Buttsecks With Alarming Frequency? SHOCKED I am!

  • Doglessliberal

    It should have been nominated for best blog, period, and certainly best political blog.

  • Larry McAwful

    Is our rival wonkett.com nominated for anything? Or is that crazy liberal “hate” site undeserving? You know—the other site where Kev-O-Tron posts, I believe.

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    WARBLOGGER action figures coming soon to store near you!!!

    See! Moderately overweight WARBLOGGERS wrestle with Laptops with such feverish intensity as to keep you riveted for minutes on end!

    Coming Soon in 2012!




    [re=207400]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: WABLOGGERS! THE MOVIE!

    Staring Shia LaBeauf.