Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My New Favorite Blog 2008 Brackets Set

After a short delay I present the brackets for the My New Favorite Blog 2008 competition (click the picture for a larger image). For more information on the competition check out this post. But the basic idea is that this is a double elimination tournament, where each round is judged with incredible subjectivity, all in the name of me finding a new blog that I can call my favorite. The first round of the tournament feature the following parings:

1. Quit Your Day Job vs. Madge
2. A Haiku For No One vs. Fabulously Jinxed
3. Leisure Pursuit vs. Cheezy's Blog
4. Who Said Life Wasn't Funny vs. Mini-Obs
5. Not just nouns & verbs vs. What Is Hip
6. The Bingo Caller Of Love vs. Gledwood Vol 2
7. I Have A Bomb Shelter And You Can't Use It vs. Falling On A Bruise
8. No touch Monkey! vs. White rabbit
9. SlydesBlog.com vs. Stranded In Reality
10. Present Simple vs. The Year It Didn't Happen
11. Bug-Eyed Blog vs. The RaeJanes
12. Under the Bridge vs. Will o' the Wisp...
13. Intergalactic Gladiator vs. Light Motifs
14. I Think, Therefore I Am Frustrated vs. Steve's Nude Memphis Blog
15. Slapdashittery vs. Much That Is Hidden
16. Kate Smudges In Earth, Paint and Life vs. Mimi says

I will be checking back up on the blogs on Thursday or Friday to determine the winners of the first round. Good luck to everyone!


Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Oh man, this is gonna be exciting.

I mean, unless I get booted quickly.

And thanks for putting me on.

Joe the Troll said...

Cool! If you hadn't commented on my Neil post, I never would have known about this. And truly, it's an honor just to be nominated..... :-)

badgerdaddy said...

I have to agree with JtT - wouldn't have known if you hadn't asked a question, and it's a pleasure to be on there.

How exciting!

Badaunt said...

Ooh, how thrilling! Do you accept bribes?

RaeJane said...

*RaeJane prepares to get her butt kicked*

All this time I thought no one paid attention. *snif* and now that someone does.. I've got nothing much to say!

Oh.. and thanks :)

kate said...

I was surprised to see my blog in the running. Cool stuff! I never win anything though ... but it's definitely good to be included here. Thank you! I needed a little cheer today!

Your blog is a good read! I live near nowhere too.

Don said...

Wow. I wonder who suggested me. I wonder what they were smoking. Anyway, whatever a favorite blog is, have fun widdit.

Miz UV said...

Hiya! Thanks for nomming me. I'm familiar with a bunch of these blogs, and they're good. Looking forward to checking back on the progress of the game here.

downtown guy said...

Well lookit there. How'd you run across mine? Very cool.

Memphis Steve said...

I'm in a contest? I didn't even know!

white rabbit said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!

Fame at last!!! :D

And I helpfully explained the Penrith station sign for you

Trust this resolves your query ;)

B.E. Earl said...

RaeJane - Don't worry. You are going against the lameness that is me in the first round.

Best of luck!

ruth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Ookami!

Lucy said...

What a great idea and thanks for including me. I know some of the blogs in the list and if i get out of the starting gate considering i am straight up against a blog with such a great name.

Lee said...

This is really clever! I was wondering why I was having an off week writing wise and now I know!

I will make every attempt to pull up my socks - I'd hate to get voted off the island straight away.

Valerie said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting earlier. If you get a chance, will you check the page again? I was able to access the videos posted. Let me know. Thanks!!

And let the games begin! Good luck everyone!


Jennyjinx said...

Wow! I didn't know you cared.

No, really. I didn't. :)

I guess I'd better mind my qs and... whatever else I'm supposed to mind.

Thanks for the include. I really do appreciate it.

O' Tim said...

You are wasting your time. The answer to your question, "What is my new favorite blog of 2008?" is so obvious: Light Motifs! Duh.

Ookami Snow said...

Wow, I am excited that so many people are looking forward to this year's competition. I can't wait to start reading the posts.

One of the hardest things about this contest is that I only read the blogs when I am checking on them for the competition, so there are times that I wish I could just check in the next day to see how things are going but I have to wait the five days until it is time to do another round.

Again good luck to everybody and thanks for the support!

Slyde said...

wow... very cool!

Now what do i have to do to compete? Should i train harder? Catch a chicken in the sand like Rocky? Take some steroids?


Think Frustrated said...

Shit. I'm up against a "Nude Memphis" blog. I refuse to post any naked pictures to keep up with that one...

Cheezy said...

At the end of the day let's just hope that it's fair contest, with no holding or low blows, and with any luck, 'blogging' will be the winner :)

white rabbit said...

Yup: let's agree some rules...

No kicking, no clawing, no butting, no gouging

No tank tops, no work boots, dress shorts only

No fishnet tights or high heels before 6pm local time (that includes you gentlemen!)

Pass the Port to the left

Ditto the cutchie

The Gare Bear said...

The Year it Didn't Happen -- one of the blogs in your competition gets blog browser points from the Gare Bear -- great point about everyone falling over themselves eating the stuff that heightens sexual arousal and moods but secretly sterilizes the user. Yes, a good snapshot of stupid forms of consumerism that really aren't in the best interest of the consumer.

M said...

ohohoho..rabbit said i am in the running too!! The honour,the honour!!!!!!
Thank you ever so much! Especially as i am not a native speaker and all!!

do i get extra points for that? hmmm?

-noticed it i couldnt wear tanktops and/or fishnets, hence trying to score that way-

Have fun everybody!