(S)quid pro quo

(S)quid pro quo

(S)quid pro quo

Bad Astronomy
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Dec. 12 2006 12:06 AM

(S)quid pro quo

Look. I can only handle so many horrifying attacks from PZ's squid-inked poison quill (like here, here, here, and here, and here, and here, and here). Plus, as of this writing, he has 500 more votes than I do (he's at roughly 3200 to my 2600 at 11:00 p.m. Pacific time Monday night 3490 to my 3270 as of 10:00 a.m. Tuesday).

It's not that I want to win, really, so much that that we must stop the tentacled and literally spineless horde from winning.

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And to that matter, I have a cunning plan that cannot fail.

If you have a blog, post an entry telling people to vote for me. Then come back to this entry and leave a comment with a link to your entry. On Friday, the last day of the voting, I will post the list of people who supported me with the links to their blog or site!

Let's be honest: I get more than 12,000 readers to every post. I'm not sure how many more, but that's the number from hits to the site plus people who come in through Feedburner. That's a lot of eyes seeing your site. So plug away! Tell people you have bones, and you're proud of it.

To let you display your support of vertebrates, if you plug Bad Astronomy, you can put this handsome banner on your site:

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I have created three versions: big (1000x555), medium (500x278), and small (250x189). Take your pick.

Honestly, even if you don't vote for me I can't stop you from using the banner. But I also know I have the most honest, wonderful, and -- let's face it -- best-looking readers in the observable Universe (and that includes the depths of the ocean), so I know you'll help out in this time of need.

12,000 people. Hmmm, that's a lot of folks who have not yet voted for me. I'm just sayin'.

Tip of the voting lever to good ol' Fraser of Universe Today for this wonderful idea. He's a man of true calcium.