25 May 2007

How Big Is My Penis in This?

For fear of debating why Russia and Europe are going through a monumental spat and who benefits and why, at the moment it would appear that comparative penis size is the Russian blog meme du jour.  As the ever acerbic Copy Dude (what did you do wrong to be de-CIS'ed?) puts it, this is the moral equivalent of Haze Homeful of Freshness Awards

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A Fistful Of Winceyette

sleepwalkers

I am reminded that it’s time for the Fistful of Euros Satin Pyjamas Awards. When I worked in advertising, I used to promote the Haze Homeful Of Freshness Awards, which was a real mouthful too. But if you squirted your house daily with Haze, so that your eyes were red and streaming with CFCs when our mystery sniffer called, you could be the lucky winner.

It was always a golden rule of direct marketing that there should be consolation prizes. Obvious rationale: more prizes, more interest. So it was disappointing to see that only one blog per category will win the Satin Pyjama. There will be no scrapping over places for Winceyette or Polyester sleepwear.

Given the current acrimony over blog rankings, it’s rather brave of Fistful to introduce fresh controversy. Why are blogs grouped geographically rather than by genre? Specifically, how can the academic ‘European Tribune‘ hope to compete with ‘My Boyfriend’s A Twat‘ ?

Siberian Light chimes in with some more rankings.  Mental masturbation.  Particularly as this list includes the "never knowingly correct" Edward Lucas.  Edward has at last found his metier and was today writing in the Daily Mail (the link is to his own blog where, without much success he tries hard to downplay the fact that an Economist journalist is writing in the Daily Mail and yet still claiming that he means it.)  I assume that much of what he has written comes from the heart as the application of the head would have resulted in a different story.

Whilst the Ruminator was also bizarrely nominated for the Pajama awards, I have voted for English Russia as I would rather see pictures of cars in holes in the road than read my own drivel on energy security and other strange Russian goings on.

For those who know me, life is returning to normal - I'm blogging again - I wasn't going to bore you with nappy tales - but to be honest its more interesting and insightful than the Russian blogosphere.


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1 comment:

Andy said...

Mental masturbation.

Ain't nothing wrong with a little bit of that, once in a while... :-)

25 May 2007

How Big Is My Penis in This?

For fear of debating why Russia and Europe are going through a monumental spat and who benefits and why, at the moment it would appear that comparative penis size is the Russian blog meme du jour.  As the ever acerbic Copy Dude (what did you do wrong to be de-CIS'ed?) puts it, this is the moral equivalent of Haze Homeful of Freshness Awards

copydude » A Fistful Of Winceyette:
A Fistful Of Winceyette

sleepwalkers

I am reminded that it’s time for the Fistful of Euros Satin Pyjamas Awards. When I worked in advertising, I used to promote the Haze Homeful Of Freshness Awards, which was a real mouthful too. But if you squirted your house daily with Haze, so that your eyes were red and streaming with CFCs when our mystery sniffer called, you could be the lucky winner.

It was always a golden rule of direct marketing that there should be consolation prizes. Obvious rationale: more prizes, more interest. So it was disappointing to see that only one blog per category will win the Satin Pyjama. There will be no scrapping over places for Winceyette or Polyester sleepwear.

Given the current acrimony over blog rankings, it’s rather brave of Fistful to introduce fresh controversy. Why are blogs grouped geographically rather than by genre? Specifically, how can the academic ‘European Tribune‘ hope to compete with ‘My Boyfriend’s A Twat‘ ?

Siberian Light chimes in with some more rankings.  Mental masturbation.  Particularly as this list includes the "never knowingly correct" Edward Lucas.  Edward has at last found his metier and was today writing in the Daily Mail (the link is to his own blog where, without much success he tries hard to downplay the fact that an Economist journalist is writing in the Daily Mail and yet still claiming that he means it.)  I assume that much of what he has written comes from the heart as the application of the head would have resulted in a different story.

Whilst the Ruminator was also bizarrely nominated for the Pajama awards, I have voted for English Russia as I would rather see pictures of cars in holes in the road than read my own drivel on energy security and other strange Russian goings on.

For those who know me, life is returning to normal - I'm blogging again - I wasn't going to bore you with nappy tales - but to be honest its more interesting and insightful than the Russian blogosphere.


Technorati Tags: ,

1 comment:

Andy said...

Mental masturbation.

Ain't nothing wrong with a little bit of that, once in a while... :-)