Here are the rules of this esteemed award, as copied-and-pasted from Broadway's own blog:
1. You must brag about the award.
2. You must include the name of the blogger who bestowed the award on you and link back to that blogger.
3. You must choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design.
4. Show their names and links and leave a comment informing them that they were prized with the Honest Weblog Award.
5. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself.
And yeah, it's obvious I already did the first one. I mean, any award I'm gracious enough to acknowledge is clearly bragging material. But if that's not self-evident, I'll give another "yippie!" to express my gratitude for this
Ten Honest Things About Myself
Because things about me are clearly more to my interest than things about other people, I'm skipping numbers three and four and heading right into number five: Ten honest things about myself. But as it turns out, to stay truly "honest" with myself (and honesty is the name of the award here), I'm forced to add an eleventh entry. I'm sure you'll agree.
So here are eleven honest things you might not know about me.
I'm smarter than I pretend to be.
I'm even funnier in person.
I'm so handsome that you'll assume I'm joking when I say that I really am incredibly handsome.
I've advanced enough to have moved beyond basic humility.
Women want me.
Men want to be me.
My breath smells like sex.
I'm really good at video games.
I play the guitar.
And lastly, I really am incredibly handsome.
Blogs I Respect
As for number three, I'm in a bit of a bind, as I don't actually read seven blogs. I only have time to read three blogs on a regular basis, none of which, I suspect, would be the least bit interested in receiving this award. But hey, rules are rules, so let's see if I can find seven bloggers to name.
First up, I'll just take the easy road by naming the American Nihilist blog. Yes, it's cheating, as I actually write for this one, but it really is the most brilliant blog around. Why else would I deem it worthy of my best material?
My second choice was going to be Cannablog, written by longtime reader (and some time nemisis) Mahakal (aka, Mike Goldman), because I liked the blog's theme, but I see he stopped blogging about a year ago. So instead, I picked the most interesting link on his page (except my own, of course), and went with Dr. Frank Lucido's Bully Pulpit: Everyone's Entitled to My Opinion, solely based upon the name. It looks like Dr. Lucido has posted a total of seventeen entries on his blog, so perhaps this grand victory will encourage the good doctor to get off his stoned ass and write a little more often.
Nextly, I decided to look through my blogshares account, to see who the important people linking to me are, so I could return the favor. But fuck me if most of the important folks linking to me aren't blogging anymore. I feel like I'm Highlander here. But I found Capitol Annex, which is a local Austin blog which happens to feature me prominently on their blog list, and since anything associated with Austin is inherently superior to anything outside of Austin, it made my list.
And let's see, where else can I take this. How about Neural Gourmet? He started the Carnival of the Liberals, which makes him fairly awesome. And his blog really is pretty cool (not that I've ever read it), so I guess I'll just pretend I find it "brilliant" and move on. There, that gets me over the halfway point.
Here's one you wouldn't expect. It's Beth's New, Improved Austin Bloggery. I actually know this person. Sure, there are no politics involved with this blog and I generally don't read it, but hey, it's an Austin person and that makes up for everything.
And since I'm desperate, let's just go with Publius' old blog, Legal Fiction. Sure, nothing's been posted there since Pub sold out in 2007 and moved to a blog which shall remain nameless, but I still get a fair amount of traffic from Legal Fiction, so I thought I'd include it here for old time's sake. As a sidenote, I only got added to his blogroll because I kept pestering him so much about it while drunk. Drunken harassment is way underrated.
And that leaves me with one last blog, so what else could I go with but my own. That's right, bitches, I'm picking And Doctor Biobrain's Response Is... as my seventh brilliant blog. So suck on that!
And for all you loyal readers who were hoping I'd pick your blog, trust me, you didn't deserve it.