Bad Bloggees United!

Bad Bloggees United!

Bad Bloggees United!

Bad Astronomy
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Dec. 19 2006 11:50 AM

Bad Bloggees United!

It's been a long fight, a good fight, a fight to keep the invertebratistas down in the inky depths. And even though, at the bitter end, we could not keep them at bay, I am very grateful about the response I got from the BABloggees. It was amazing to see so many people jump right in -- and not just for me, but for all the science blogs nominated, all of which are excellent. I read most of the nominees every day.

At the risk of sounding maudlin, remember, we are talking about science blogs -- and as far as Pharyngula and I (not to mention Panda's Thumb and others, too) are concerned we are also both skepticism blogs, and anti-antiscience blogs. The world at large categorizes us as geek, dweebs, and sometimes (literally) heartless, and evil, and emotionless. Yet this campaign was run with humor and fun and zaniness. Science fans jumped right in to support whichever side they wanted, and it was amazing and fun to see how it played out.

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And I could not have done it alone. If I had, I would only have had 7 votes.

So now, as promised, it's time to show The List, the long list of people who have supported me and Bad Astronomy by urging their friends to show a little backbone. All of the folks linked below wrote a blurb on their blogs, their sites, telephone booths, and bathroom stalls across the world to put the Bad Astronomy Blog where it is: the very very oh-so-nearly best science blog in the world for 2006.

Now listen up: some of these links are, to phrase it delicately, Not Safe For Work (NSFW). Those have been labeled appropriately. If you are a minor or at work, don't click them. If you are a grownup and/or at home, click them with abandon.

The List of Bad Astronomy Supporters

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  • Bay of Fundie -- this gets the honorary first link here because he is the one who nominated me for this in the first place. Of course, he also nominated Pharyngula, so his motives are ultimately suspect.
  • Universe Today (yay Fraser!)
  • Booted Up (and here and here, too... thanks Teri!) NSFW
  • U Dream of Janie sometimes NSFW (for the occasional, um, adult situation)
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  • Skepchicks! very rarely NSFW-ish (it has strong language, but good, clear critical thinking)
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  • The Squid Zone -- Haha! Even squids voted for me!
  • The Spacewriter (hi CCP!)
  • The Inoculated Mind -- Karl Mogel interviewed me for his podcast, and has lots of other interesting ones online too!
  • Again, thanks to everyone. Next year, I'll start my smear campaign earlier.