Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Best Posts of the Year

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." --Saint Thomas Aquinas

As I cruise around to other blogs, I notice there are quite a few who are posting "year in review" posts. I'm not going to do that. I can't. I lose track of time. I'll give you an example:

I heard a couple of weeks ago (or was it last week?) that it's been 2 years since Saddam Hussein was discovered hiding in that spider hole. Holy cow! I thought it was just last summer!

See? No sense of time.

Here is an idea:

I want my readers who have blogs of their own to list for me, in my comments section, the blog posts that you consider your personal best written efforts, or at least your best ideas. For the year 2005. Don't feel you have to go further into your archives, unless, of course, you want to. I won't complain if you do.

I don't want to know which ones you think others liked best. I want to know which ones you think are the best. List at least 3 if you can.

I'll start. (so you get the idea of what I'm looking for) I think my best written post was my July 2nd post, entitled simply, "A Question". My next best posts are a tie, 9/3 and 9/8 entitled respectively, "Politicizing Disaster" and "Of Course-He's Black!" And my 10/10 post entitled "Exclusive Report, Bush causes Hurricanes" And lastly, my 8/29 post, entitled, "The Begatting of Dissension".

I also happen to think my Christmas day post is pretty good, so if you haven't read it yet, feel free. I was a little disappointed that it didn't get more comments. But I know a lot of people weren't at their keyboard on Christmas. Some people have families.

So there you have some of the posts that I consider my best. Also, tell me if you remember a post I made that you liked especially. Or if you liked any at all. It seems whenever I write a post that I think sucks, I get the most comments, favorable and otherwise. So maybe I don't know what is good and what isn't.

So, now it's your turn. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back and tell me what you think your best posts are. Call it a meme if you like. But please don't let me down. It should be fun!


Fish said...

It's hard to pick three favorites from this year. Nothing I write is earth shaking, but I think it's all brilliant at the time I post it (I'm a little prejudiced that way).

I've picked three I particularly liked as I read back through some of the stuff.

Incrementalism about how the government takes away our freedoms in small bites so it doesn't hurt too much at the time.

More on small towns growing up in a small town mid century

The Day the Towers Fell about 9-11-01

Mark said...

Fish, I read two of those. they are very good. I couldn't read the one about incrementalism because the address is incomplete.

I do have a comment about one I did read while looking for it. I lived in Evansville, Indiana once for about 6 months and I still remember some of those Kentuckian jokes.

Did you ever hear the one about the Hoosier and the Kentuckian fishing on opposite sides of the Ohio at night? The Kentuckian asked the Hoosier how to get to his side of the river. The Hoosier told him he'd shine his flashlight across and he could walk across on the beam. The Kentuckian said, You aren't foolin' me! I'll get halfway across and you'll turn off the flashlight!

Toad734 said...

I liked the one where you started questioning the dark side and started thinking you may be more liberal than you realized.

Mark said...

Ah C'mon Toad. Aren't there any posts you've made you're proud of? Link us up, Dude!

Etchen said...

I just looked back on your posts and they were indeed good, but after reading your Christmas post I think none can compare to it. I never realized that the Bible never stated that Angels sang/sing. Very interesting indeed. I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Gayle said...

I have two blogs and all the best stuff (I think) is in the Archives:

All three from the November Archive:
"Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree"
"Amazingly Prophetic"
"Hey George!"

From the August Archive:

"Happy Whatever1"
"Kerry's Not Joking...He is a joke!"
"Only By Being United Do We Stand."

Erudite Redneck said...

My best posts were the ones wityh the best comments;

"Remedial political history"

"Jesus is a liberal"

"Jesus is a conservative"

Mark said...

Etchen, what are some of your best efforts?

Mark said...

Gayle, I loved "Hey George!" Hreat story. I heartily recommend it to other bloggers. and no, it isn't about George Bush.

MadMustard said...

Mark, I enjoy writing satire. I do not get too many readers nor many comments on my fabrications. These are the three that I got the most chuckles out of writing.

‘Bama Boycotts Aruba

Planning for Disasters

The Bush Brush Cleanup

To push the three story limit…
Bush Loves Bunnies

Disclaimer: Read at your own risk.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Just 3?

I was thinking of doing something similar, but not sure if I will.

Mark said...

I requested at least 3. It doesn't have to be limited to that number nor does it have to be that many. Come on, Smithy. I especially want to see yours.

Mike's America said...

Mark: As I complete my month by month review, I'll keep an eye out for a post that really sings.

The one that caught the most attention in the wider world was this take on President Bush's recent Oval Office speech:

The BBC picked up my comments and put them as counterpoint to:
-The Washington Post
-The New York Times
-The Miami Herald
-The Los Angeles Times

Little ole Mike's America providing the balance for the big boys... Only too happy to do it.

Here's the BBC link:

Happy New Year to you! And a belated Happy Ramadan to you any lurking moonbats.

MadMustard said...

You can make ‘clickable’ links in the comments section manually by typing in the following HTML code:
{a href=””}link{/a}

Substitute “<“ for both “{“ symbols, and substitute “>” for both “}” symbols. Note: the only space is between "a" and "href".

Fritz, who also posts here, suggests this utility:

1) Paste the URL into the “Enter URL” window and type in the wording for the link text into the “Link Text” window.
2) Click on the “Link (Anchor Tag) Code” button.
3) Copy the link code that the utility generates for you and paste the text into your post.

Mark said...

U am going to try that, Mad, let's see here...


Mark said...

OK. Let's try it this way:

christmas day

Mark said...

Oh I like that! Thanks, Mad!

MadMustard said...

You bet, Mark. Have a Happy New Year!

Xena76 said...

Have I written 3 posts this year?

I hope you had a great Christmas!

Mark said...

come on, Xena, Give it up!

Poison Pero said...

#'s 1 & 2 are easy choices for me......The 3rd is an evolving post, and is becoming one of my favorites.

#1: 9/11/01: Never Forget, Never Surrender, Never Forgive

#2: We Have Some Hero's....And Some Zero's

#3: Pero's Glossary

Poison Pero said...

Since I was late on the question of Best Posts of the Year.......I'm going to put them here.

#'s 1 & 2 are easy choices for me......The 3rd is an evolving post, and is becoming one of my favorites.

#1: 9/11/01: Never Forget, Never Surrender, Never Forgive

#2: We Have Some Hero's....And Some Zero's

#3: Pero's Glossary
Another highlight of the year was being given the title of "the Rightiest of the Right Wing Righties"...Along with a few other choice words, by the Redneck:)

Erudite Redneck said...

Pero, you will always be the rightiest of the right wing righties! :-)

Problem is my own assessment of my own self don't roll off the tongue so well:

The center-libbest of the center-lib libs?

Lone Ranger said...

Since I post on my blog every day, and since I’m so full of myself, it was ot easy to narrow down a list of my favorites. But here are a few I consider to be good.

Here is Islam from U.N.C.L.E.\'s point of view.

So, you can’t legislate morality. Really?

In February, I weighed in on Valentine\'s Day

I hate being wrong, and I get tripped up every time I give Democrats the benefit of the doubt.

Of course, I had to put in my two cents on MLK Day.

I usually get about 30 hits a day, but this post sucked in 169 hits through Google.

OK, that’s enough. If anyone wants to see more, just click on over to Important Stuff -- or Not, where liberal comments must be fair, honest and family friendly. Which means almost none of them get posted.