I tried -- really, I tried -- to not comment on the recently-finalized Canadian Blog Awards any further, but this just plain made me want to strangle kittens:
Not that there was a deep field of competition
Babbling may have swayed a few votes. Thank goodness he started all this:
Without much further ado - The Best Military Blog of 2007
Well, Mark, I'm sure this is exciting and all for you, but let me enlighten you -- when I want to be informed on all things Canadian military, I don't go to The Torch. Instead, I stop by The Galloping Beaver to read what Dave has to say, and I'm fairly sure I'm not alone. But that's not what gripes my wagger.
First, there's that snotty little putdown of yours that there wasn't really a deep field of competition, given that Dave can write circles around the lot of you over there at The Torch. But it's particularly grating that TGB didn't even make the second round of voting.
And, yes, I'm aware that it's very much a popularity contest and depends on how vocally you can pimp yourself out to the voters but, seriously, in what non-deranged universe is TGB not one of the top five military blogs in the country?
Mercifully, at this point, I can consign what little respect I had left for the CDNBA to the dustbin of history where it so thoroughly belongs. From now on, I can just ask the magic 8-ball and get an answer that's at least as meaningful.
WHOOPS, MY BAD: Since, as you can read in the comments, TGB explicitly withdrew from the competition this year, so that bit of my rant was eminently off-target and I apologize for it. But that still doesn't excuse the smugness of The Torch regarding the lack of competition. That's about as childish as it gets.