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DAFP Award: The Polls Are Open


The nominations are closed. WordPresses obscure polling tools are deciphered. It’s time to vote. This isn’t Chicago; one vote per reader please. Even if it is laughably easy to hack Polldaddy. Polls will be open until April 5, 2014. The winner will be sent a certificate from Wickersham’s Conscience, suitable for framing. Thanks to the…

Another Nominee

D.A.F.P. Nominees – The Stupid Is Out There, Folks


A recent comment reminded WC that there have been one – exactly one – nominee to compete with WC’s nominee, Fox News Commentator Laura Ingraham for the Annual Dumb As a Fence Post Award. Reader bi11wi11 nominated anyone who votes Republican. It’s not as if WC has noted any decrease in the amount of stupid out there on…

Limerick Contest Winner!


The polls are closed. WC thanks all who participated, either by composing a limerick or by voting on the efforts of those who did. There is a winner. With 72% of the votes cast, Contestant #3, dorkgirlak, is the overwhelming favorite. She wins the prize, a 12-week introductory subscription to the New York Times on-line edition.…

The Limericks, the Captain and the Contest


WC’s readers will recall that there was a contest. There were entrants. Here they are: Contestant #1 Alaska’s own Governor Parnell Had a mantra he thought rather swell Let’s “drill baby drill” And hope nobody will Remember what happened with Shell Contestant #2 There was a man named Sean Parnell Whose piles began giving him…

Limerick and Defamation Contest, with a Valuable Prize


The New York Times has given WC a gift subscription. That is, WC can give twelve weeks of very nearly unlimited digital access to the Times  to anyone WC wants. This calls for a contest. WC will award the free 12-week subscription to the person submitting the best limerick involving our very own Governor Sean “Captain Zero”…

Americans and Conspiracies: Your Chance


A few readers took WC to task for his examples of conspiracies used in his post on the subject last week. It’s difficult to give examples, WC supposes, without treading on someone’s favorite conspiracy theory. But while researching a recent blog essay, WC stumbled across an entry that seems to conflate in an alogical sprawl…