He’s getting a Webby Award for his special achievement!!! Check it out:
Stephen Colbert will be honored for the innovative way he has used the Internet to interact with fans of The Colbert Report – from Google bombing to make him the top search result for “greatest living American” to challenging the “truthiness” of Wikipedia. In his presidential campaign, the “One Million Strong for Stephen T. Colbert” Facebook group attracted more than 78 members per minute in its first week, while his supporters have raised more than $250,000 for the education charity DonorsChoose.org.
Stephen Colbert has finally been recognized by the most impressive awards show that deals with the internet. Colbert has changed the way his fans interact with his television program. He deserves kudos for that. Other media outlets seem to ignore the way that Colbert rules, and even attempt to mock him:
Despite aggressive campaigning on Larry King Live, Today and his own show, the voters have spoken — and the winner is not Stephen Colbert. The falsely outraged host will reportedly address this slight on his eponymous pretend cable news program later this evening.
Dicks. Colbert is your god.
Time to go linking, been a while.
New to the lineup: Keeping Up Foreign Relations, On The DL, The Recliner GM, happy pete’s traveling adventures, Crooks and Liars, Indecision 2008, Walkoff Walk, foodcourtlunch, Where’s He Get The Mask?, Deep Sixer
Chris Paul would rather shoot a 300 game in bowling than score 50 points on the basketball court. Side note: Chris Paul is my new favorite basketball player…God, the Giants suck…Roger Clemens was horny, really horny…Hey, what about Desean Jackson? WELL HERE’S A FREAKING STORY ABOUT HIM!…Wolf Pack sighting tonight at CBP???…
Ambition, Impatience and Sloth is all about policy, policy, policy! But what about flag pins you commie whackjob?!…At least the GOP doesn’t bother with policy anymore…Field Negro is on Vince Fumo’s analogy about slavery and anti-gay amendments…adeel on uneducated buffoons and gas prices…phillyskyline is updating us on projects…Watch this piece about Scientology on Philadelphia Will Do for hilarious comments…OMGZ!!!!1 Demi Moore!!! WITH HER DAUGHTER! IN PHILLY!!! EATING FOOD!! PLEASE TELL ME MORE!!!…Nelson Mandela is on the freakin’ terrorist watch list. *cough* And Attytood is against family values such as preventing our nation from falling into a pit of sin and depravity by not allowing gays to publicly screw in front of little children! Despicable.
Beerleaguer on things changing…Philliesflow interviews a Braves fan…traitor…David Murphy writes about Charlie Manuel perhaps being the glue that held this team together during April…Post about CBP here…
Methinks Buzz is just angry and he doesn’t really know why. Other blogs have written far more eloquent pieces, so I’m just going to post the video and simply state that ‘Buzz’ (really? Buzz? REALLY?) doesn’t understand the difference between a commenter and the guy who writes the blog posts. He also doesn’t understand crude humor, snark, or sarcasm. That may be part of why he sees such a problem with so much ‘vulgarity’ and ‘dishonesty’ and ‘speed’. People post their reactions to events and to other people’s opinions. Some blogs are better than others. Blogs have different missions. Some are poignant, some are funny, some seek to open dialogue, and some are just an outlet for somebody with opinions. Many people writing for blogs are smart people with *GASP* journalistic backgrounds. Hell, some newspapers actually embrace blogs and the internet. Imagine that.
Methinks Buzz is just angry. Angry that he is no longer the ‘voice’ of the fan and that he has to share that with, well, fans. Angry that there’s this ever-growing segment of people that won’t just lap up and take as gospel whatever he and other columnists write. Funny thing is, he has written some pretty good, if sappy, stuff. He just sounds bitter when he tries to rail against the ‘degradation’ of society while he is happy to throw out multiple curse words and character assasinate someone else in the process. He doesn’t want blogs to do that though; leave that job to the experts who’ve spent years perfecting their craft.
(courtesy Awful Announcing)
And enjoy Buzz weirdly attacking someone on the radio. How vulgar. <– Ha, see what I just did right there? Tearing down, not building up!
Veteran newsman Larry Kane apparently has his own website where he gives opinions on various happenings, sort of like every other blog out there in the world wide interwebs. He recently found out, by putting his feet to the pavement and digging up the truth, that the information superhighway may include some unscrupulous people spreading untruths:
What a bunch of information garbage. I don’t blame the customer, but I DO blame people who read very bad rumor and innuendo on the web and decide that it has to be true. The phony report on Starbucks goes back to 2004. Old story – new spin. Also being featured on the web – those phony reports on Barack Obama’, John Edwards, Mike Huckabee and of course the Hate Hillary sites, and the attacks on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, and so many more.
These reports are laughable and at the same time scary, because people spread them like wildfire.
The web is a great resource, but edit your information carefully. Many sites and messages are filled with hatred and distortions that are fueled by political manipulators .
NEWSFLASH AT 11!! Welcome to 1995 Larry. He does offer some advice for his readers:
Don’t believe everything you read, unless, of course, it is printed here!
I believe you Larry. Your eyebrows are trustworthy. Everybody go to Larry’s blog to get the real scoop on whether Dick Cheney is a cyborg or if Barack Obama is an American-hating Muslim. And also go to him for all your Beatles information, he’s an expert on the band.
Sports Roundup Time: OMG FIELD GOAL RECORD!!! sez With Leather…Let the Johan Santana to the Yankees trade rumors commence, says MLB Trade Rumors…Deadspin writes about the Patriots pulling a dick move…It’s from Thursday, but King Kaufmann over at Salon wrote a great piece about the Cleveland Indians bizarre mascot and the red face paint going on in O-HI-O.
A Citizen’s Blog has a great catch-all post, involving Red Sox/Indians, Rowand, and more… Balls, Sticks & Stuff is weighing the pros and cons of Curt Schilling back in the Phillies pinstripes. On the one hand, pinstripes are slimming but, on the other hand, red doesn’t go with his eyes. It’s a toss-up…Beerleaguer lets us in on the big news; the Phils are signing independent league players!…Philliesflow is STILL talking Phillies. This guy must really love these guys…Phuture Phillies is more active than ever, he’s got lots of shit going on over there. Does this guy have a job?…We Should Be GMs is talking Paul Byrd and trade rumors. Speaking of Byrd, dude loves porn, HGH and mullets. This guy must throw some sick parties…dajafi over at The Good Phight is talking closers…
ROB NEYER INTERVIEW AT HARDBALL TIMES!…Max Kellerman gets a co-host? writes the Big Lead….Mr. Passion and Pride predicts….This guy bleeds green, so much so he’s willing to recap yesterday’s Eagles game… Christ, the guys at 700 Level talk Eagles too?!?!….Sixers Journal talks about Andre Iguodala…
NBC decides to yank its Youtube channel, and put everything on its own website, thus requiring about 80,000 more clicks to get to the same video clips…
Hey Yo, says Phillyskyline.com. Comcast Center!
adeel takes on that muslim Obama…John Swift is the best…The PA Progressive tips his hat to the gains the Democratic party is making in Montgomery County. Methinks he should tip his hat to macro-population shifts, but it’s still a good sign…Christ, this is one Angry, Black Woman…Stephen Colbert Meets the Press…crashburnalley writes about the 9/11 whackjobs that infiltrated Bill Maher’s show this past Friday. What a bunch of jackasses:
General sports are cool too: Basketbawful has the greatest post of all-time ever all-time in the history of all-time on pickup defense..Deadspin is nominating Sean ‘dick pic’ Salisbury…It’s Cold Stove time (already?) at The Feed…The Starting Five is posting….and it’s AFC East preview time over at The Big Lead. Finally, Rex Grossman blows
Random shit: Polar bears are whores…Ambition, Impatience and Sloth dislikes him some Clintons…192 comments on one piece at Salon.com says people love their pets…Bill O’Reilly forgets about his two month ultimatum over at Media Matters….Universal Disdain says Maria Sharapova is a bad lay….and Larry Brown Sports does the creepy old man routine with newly-minted 18 year old Hayden Panettiere…Finally, Kristen Bell is going to Heroes.
The man that runs Phillyskyline.com got some MAJOR pub in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Business section on Monday. The piece focused on how developers in the community have used it as a tool to spy on their competition and even promote their own properties by letting Brad give photo tours which he then uploads to his site. While I personally enjoy the neighborhood tours far more, there is no denying that his building photo essays are simply tremendous…and news that important people in the real estate business use them only cements this idea.
Yes, the man from little Tyrone, PA has arrived. And OK, I sort of have a man crush on him because of his tremendous photo skills, but an unbiased observer can definitely appreciate the hard work he puts into every photo essay and each update to his site. Keep up the good work Brad! Even if you do use the ‘we’ blog-speak at your site!
Time to start with the Phils links: The Good Phight discusses stolen bases (EXCITING YES!)…the Chris Wheeler 4 HOF Action Blog resurfaces with a piece extolling the virtues of Chris Wheeler…A Citizen’s Blog predicts a sweep against the Rockies! Unfortunately, he’s predicting it FOR the Rockies… and Balls, Sticks, & Stuff is primed for trading season baby, PRIMED…and We Should Be GMs discusses the career of one Reggie Taylor. Don’t bring up those memories, I had suppressed them.
Passion and Pride is wondering who is going to shine for the Sixers in Las Vegas…Empty the Bench is breaking down the Ray Allen trade like 9 paragraphs DEEP. Now that’s analysis baby…and Dan Patrick did NOT interview for The Price is Right.
Philadelphia Will Do visits the always good Philadelphia Bulletin for some easy laughs about rape… The Starting Five is worried about the state of tennis…The Big Lead finds out that Reggie Bush is a smooth operator…and Phil Mushnick has fucking had it with your fucking bullshit John Sterling!
I’ll be back either next Monday or I’ll put something up over the weekend. In the meantime I suggest you all check out the blogs on my sidebar AND also check out the links page. If a blog’s on that page, it means I like it or I think it’s worth reading, so give these guy’s some traffic.
Go Phils! And if you just need some quick Phils talk, go here: BSG
Phillies Update! The Good Phight is Feeling Optimistic about the Mets playing over their heads right now…Philling Station wants to give credit where it’s due in regards to Cole Hamels Facts.com… Beerleaguer reports about the Gillick/Mongtomery conversation…
The Golden State Warriors upset the Mavericks last night, setting in stone the first time an 8 seed ever beat a 1 seed in a 7 game playoff series. Deadspin’s view from inside the Oracle, Dan Shanoff calls it the biggest upset ever, Empty The Bench agrees, vv too, Sportszilla says don’t hate on Dirk, while True Hoop hates on Dirk. The Big Lead just says let sulking Dirks lie.
Brett Myers notches his first save, Driven to Deep Center hates the West Coast, Phillies Flow provides some numbers, Freaking Gordon says Philling Station, Bonds is going for the home run record, and The Phans Blog isn’t surprised about Gordon.
No Mas wants a boxer v MMA fighter matchup. That *would* be something to watch, wouldn’t it? The Nation of Islam Sports Blog takes glee in Joe Theismann going after Brady Quinn. Here is a picture of blogger Alyssa Milano, and a link to Hater Nation hating on her. MMM, Gritty sandwiches!
Musicians in the park are a problem. A BIG PROBLEM.
Mitt Romney likes Battlefield Earth, Republicans debated and while I’m sure it was great and all, I can’t help but laugh at the headline on Huffington Post about the event: “Ten Middle-Aged White Men”…although I hardly think John McCain qualifies as ‘middle-aged’. Al Walentis talks about the debate. HP also says save our toddlers from hip-hop!
Time for the new blogs added: Mavs Moneyball, LOST-Media, Ballers, Gamers and Scoundrels, Televisionary, and Phillies Locker. New links to established blogs: and Sixers Shots. What the hell happened to SJU Hawk’s Blog?
Now, the Phils: Non-Phils blogs talk about the upcoming season, such as Phawker, who breaks down the players by song… mlb trade rumors sez the Phils are trying to get Francisco Rosario…A Citizen’s Blog is cautiously optimistically about Shane Victorino, as am I. Aren’t you?…Mr. P. Baker at The Good Phight starts the community projection thread about Ryan Howard(put up your numbers)…The Back She Goes! forum posters talk about Carlos Ruiz being trade bait, but the real question if is the Phils think that Jason Jaramillo is ready…Driven to Deep Center says we deserve the division title…Phillies Flow is philling out the roster, day by day…Phuture Phillies wonders what we should do with Michael Bourn. I say trade him for an arm because he won’t be better than Shane Victorino, what say you?…The 700 Level is previewing the Phils 2007 season, while The Phans Blog is previewing the Mets 2007 season. Both teams can be screwed over by injuries this season, but both teams have the chance to be offensive juggernauts. All I can say is that it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
And now, basketball: Did anyone notice that Jon Burkett live-blogged the Sixers-Wizards guy? He must really love his SIxers and his blogging(which is good for us readers)…Desmond Mason is afraid, very afraid, to shoot a shot that requires him to leave his feet or follow through or have an arc or go 12 feet from the net. Isn’t this guy a small forward?…Jorge Garbajosa made sure that the surgery on his mangled leg went just fine by STAYING AWAKE during it…Awful Announcing is continuing its man-crush on Gus Johnson. And why not? This Gus guy seems to have what it takes to paint a picture without being cheesy and draw attention to the action but not himself.
And now, various: Deadspin says goodbye to do-nothing good guy ESPN George Solomon… The KSK guys mock-drafted board games, and one of the guys chose 3 games that aren’t board games…Ambition, Impatience and Sloth talks about the Battlestar Galactica season finale, and how he enjoyed it but thought the final song might have had too much cheese. That’s fine by me, I like a little cheese in my Sci-Fi from time to time, but I can understand why he wouldn’t…The Pennsylvania Progressive is talking about the PA districts that Republicans view as key…Bill Richardson is not a rock star — Yet…The Airing of Grievances discovers a little racism on Youtube. But it’s funny racism!…and The Illadelph loves restaurants.
Finally, congrats to The Field Negro on his one year annivesary. His blog officially became one year old yesterday. He’s funny, makes a lot of sense, so check him out.
Now, the Phillies roundup: Peter Baker at The Good Phight wants someone to kill him if Brett Myers becomes the closer. I will volunteer to help you out sir…Balls, Sticks & Stuff is loving him the spring training competition between Karim Garcia, Greg Dobbs, and Chris Coste for the 25th roster spot. Because it’s not like we have any previous stats to go on as to how these guys hit major league pitching. Especially not as recent as 2006…Jason Weitzel of Beerleaguer is a bit more optimistic about Brett Myers as a closer for the future, should guys like Hamels, Happ, Carrasco all pan out…Mike Radano reports that Ryan Howard was signed to a 1 year, 900 K deal, the highest given to a player with his amount of MLB service…Phuture Phillies loves to draft and follow…and Phillies Flow wonders who the DH will be this season. I’d say Jayson Werth.
My alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University, has decided to ‘adopt’ the Boston College Eagles football team as their team to root for. This embarassment is highlighted with the usual Philadelphia Will Do snark.
MLB Trade Rumors discusses Alex Rodriguez and the Chicago Cubs. Because it’s like the perfect fit, isn’t it?
Apparently Brian Urlacher is handsy with bouncing balls. Deadspin
The Willie Green World Tour is getting the green light now that Rodney Carney is out with an injured shoulder, and Jon Burkett from Passion & Pride is feeling his usual optimistic self about it. I love the guy’s posts, but The World Tour just sucks. But it may be a blessing in disguise, because TWGWT putting up 20 buckets a game ensures the Sixers still have a shot at the 2nd pick in the NBA draft. Go Willie go!
Jerry Crasnick at ESPN writes that Eric Gagne is poised for a comeback. So say Gagne and the Texas Rangers.
And Enrico from the 700 Level spreads the love to the Big 5 with this video.
And now, the Philadelphia news: Philly Skyline breaks the news on the South Street bridge, and oh it is so good. At least for us skyscraper/city loving nerds. Camden is in a big spiraling freefall, with their budget frozen and costs going up. Too bad Camden, we don’t care about you. T Money, or Milton Street to the people who don’t know and love him, was about 4,800 people short of Thursday’s Milton Man March goal of 5,000 people. But he’s running for mayor of Philadelphia anyway! He has Angelo Cataldi’s vote, and all the other South Jersey residents who can’t actually vote. Kinda like Milton, who won’t be voting for anyone. Phawker doesn’t like Rick Santorum, and doesn’t like that we will all be seeing more of him. But only if you watch FOX News. And Philebrity doesn’t like cops shooting at the wrong people. Tough stance to take, but I’ll give them credit for taking a stand dammit!