Sunday, April 29, 2007

Thinking Bloggers

I recently received the horrifying news that I actually made somebody think. Who on earth would dare to express such an insulting opinion of me and this disgusting collection of drivel that I call a blog?

Why, our Brit friend the Freelance Cynic, that's who. He done gone and nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award.

Here's how it works: I am to discuss and link to five other blogs that make me think, and ask them to do the same. Exact rules are reprinted at the bottom of this post.

With that, we at CPW hereby nominate the following five blogs, presented in alphabetical order, for a Thinking Blogger Award. Four out of these five bloggers make me think so hard that I end up copying their ideas. Except for Creepy, who simply causes me to think about his subconscious homoerotic fantasies of Shrek.


All the Way from Oy to Vey

Our pal Katie Schwartz and I remain kindred spirits in our compulsion to take cheap shots at Kristians, although many of Katie's posts on that topic and others compel me to think as well. At times I even post long commentary of my own on Katie's blog, most of which is welcome. I hope. Oh, and I have copied Katie by joining in on the fun on her emails to Lisa Whelchel.

Church of Lost Souls

I first linked to Creepy from Dale because the name of his blog intrigued me. Although he veers into other subjects such as work, psychotherapy and sex, the theme of his blog tends to be religion, specifically his disdain for it. I've spent a significant amount of time, at least in blog hours, pondering some of the statements he makes. I also love it that one of his closest friends is a Jehovah's Witness. Although I'm not sure how his discussions of him are supposed to be homoerotic as someone stated in a recent blog-comment bitch fight.

Eclectic Tales

Old Lady makes me think so much that occasionally I have to stop posting comments on her blog in favor of writing my own posts about her ideas. She writes about everyday life subjects in the sort of captivating manner that illustrates how fact is indeed stranger than fiction.

In Her Shell (The Wonderturtle)

I began copying Wonderturtle from the very first post of hers that I read. I'd like to try to be original at least, but she's just too good. I can't help myself sometimes.

Passion of the Dale

I'm beginning to think that Dale is everyone's favorite blogger, although I've heard he has a pay-for-play policy that may tie into that somehow. In any event, Dale obviously causes me to think because I regularly find it necessary to steal from him. This I've done too many times to count, but I believe this may have been the first instance of that.

Here are the rules:

1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ and a link to the post that you wrote.


Dale said...

This is truly horrifying. Thanks for the nod and the hearkening back to tales of childhood wonder, delight and injuries, those were the days.

I have of course stolen from you when at all possible and envied your excellent writing on a variety of topics.

chelene said...

I'm thinking about where I can work the term 'bitch fight' into conversation.

steve said...

I am a good friend of "ol ladies" and i just want you to know that though i haven't ever commented, your blog makes me think a lot, it makes me think very much and that is part of why I don't stop here so much. I barely have adequate time to recognize my tight group of ten, and comments towards yours would be time consuming I'm sure, but I wanted you to know this.

"jew" "girl" said...

bff-cp, I am truly honored to be in the company of such fantastic blogs and to receive such an honor from one of my FAVORITE blogs online, coaster punchman!!!

wow, honey, WOW!!! you're way too generous. are you hungover?


Creepy said...

I'm flattered, thanks.

Bitch fight is a very underrated phrase, Che.

And while at 38 I'm positive of my sexuality, if I were gay, a 315 pound hairy, sweaty, Jehovah's Witness with freakishly enormous calves would not be the man (ogre) of my dreams.

The Freelance Cynic said...

Excellent list :)

Beth said...


Old Lady said...

Awww shucks!

Grant Miller said...

Congratulations, CP. You've come a long way.

GrizzBabe said...

I agree wholeheartedly that Old Lady writes the kind of posts that are engaging and make you think. CP, you make me laugh.

wonderturtle said...

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I'm twirling around and throwing my hat in the air right now!