That Godless Yankee … (Etc.) … Bastard, Me
Posted by Larry Wallberg on 06/05/2010
OK, here’s a wacky idea I had. I’m hoping that at least some of you will take part, and also ask your friends to join in.
Apparently, our local rag, the Lexington Herald-Leader, runs a kind of contest each year: The Readers’ Choice (Awards). You’ve probably seen this kind of dumb thing in your own hometown paper, although some of the questions here in Lexington seem unusually stupid.
What or who is your favorite:
place to have a baby?
place to buy UK apparel/merchandise?
place to buy a Derby hat?
local rising star (any career)?
place of worship?
Now, it so happens that one of the categories on the 2010 ballot is:
Who’s your favorite local media personality (newspaper, TV, radio, blogger)?
I think it would be a hoot if it turned out to be that godless Yankee commie homo-supporting baby-killing bastard, me. So I’m asking all my readers to click on this link, scour down the page until you come to “local media personality … etc.” and enter my name: Larry Wallberg. No explanation. Just Larry Wallberg.
Obviously, I don’t expect to win, or even come close. But if I could garner even, let’s say, fifty votes, that ought to give the yokels at the paper pause — because, aside from the idiot at the Life + Stupidity section to whom I complained about a month ago, they won’t have a clue who I am.
If, by some fluke, I do happen to win, I promise that I’ll say or write something outrageous in response. I doubt that I’ll be able to find a New Yawk atheist version of Sacheen Littlefeather to collect my prize, but whatever I do, it will be appropriately hilarious and heathenly.
Thanks. (Just for the record, I also hate what Kentucky did to its Native Americans.)
[Update on 06/05/10 at 4:15 p.m.: PZ Myers, over at Pharyngula, is kindly helping to skew the poll. Hmmm. I’d better start thinking of a sufficiently atheistic acceptance speech.]