September 19, 2005

Don't worry, none of them appear nude

I have a chart of "five winning political blogs" in the October Playboy. I'm always reluctant to write about blogs for print magazines (especially L7 ones whose readers barely even know what a blog is) because it just opens me up to abuse from the blogosphere. I decided to risk it in this case because 1) nobody reads Playboy, so who's even gonna notice, and 2) Playboy pays me, while the blogosphere does not.

Here's what the honorees are saying:
I don't put a lot of stock in awards.
I didn't quite know how to respond.
You'll have to suffer through a "Girls of the PAC 10" pictorial
*appalled and embarrassed silence*

I can't defend the Girls of the Pac 10 pics, but the issue also has nude images of girls from video games, who are much more lifelike.

Update: Dammit, I knew I should have used a little "winky" face! Yglesias reads my "silence" remark above as a sign that I'm upset with him. Not in the least. I was just using him to set up a joke about Low Culture. Those are the bastards I'm upset with.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


Buzzmachine? Great blog, but best political blog? I'd nominate Jarvis for Blog Ambassador any day, or best Media Criticism blog, but I guess I don't think of him as a political commentator.

Never even heard of Lowculture til now. I'll have to check it out.

The headline is necessarily shorthand for a slightly broader mix. He's really listed as most influential, which is sort of like blog ambassador, I guess.

And I'm waiting for my appointment as ambassador to the court of Hefner....
Thanks. My wife wasn't quite as embarrassed as I thought she'd be....

Well, if you'd honored Wonkette, maybe we WOULD have gotten naked pictures!

Eh, I bet the reason staff could've put together a relatively hot pictorial. Swimming around on a sea of back issues, maybe. But I hate razor burn, so it's probably just as well...

Don't worry, none of them appear nude.

Thankfully, in my case. I wouldn't dream of inflicting that on the blogosphere.

I thought your piece was clever and well done. Since I'm friends with the Power Line guys, it was even more delicious than you think. They want me to put in a good word for them if I ever get to the mansion, however ...

Great blog mate!! Keep the good work going!! I agree you can't defend the girls in the pic.

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