The Weasel Awards
October 2, 2003 5:13 AM   Subscribe

And the Weasel Award Goes to...
In the best weasel tradition, this poll is exuberantly, unapologetically unscientific. Last year a conservative group rallied its troops to bias the poll to serve its own agenda. We applaud that behavior and find it to be in the true spirit of weaseldom.
Sounds like a challenge to me... [more inside]
posted by wendell (11 comments total)
 
And if MetaFilter has to live with a reputation as a haven for lefty Bush-Bashers, then let's do something with it. Let's stuff this ballot box full of chads and get Dilbert.com to declare that the W. in George W. Bush stands for "Weasel"... (or are we going to leave it to the folks at Fark?)
MarketingFilter Disclaimer: Yes, I know this is all a promotion for a book, and, yes, I know that Dilbert is so-o-o- pre-Y2K...
And just to be fair (and try to redeem myself), I know that some weasels are "dignified, generous, patriotic and brilliant" (and feature the voice of Michael Dorn...)
posted by wendell at 5:16 AM on October 2, 2003


i didn't see a radio button for united features syndicate or scott adams. bork bork.
posted by quonsar at 5:48 AM on October 2, 2003


I don't like those Weasel Award categories. I think the top Weasel Award should go to Rush Limbaugh's anal cyst.
posted by troutfishing at 6:57 AM on October 2, 2003


This is a useless, meritless online poll. Let's stoop to its level by suggesting we should "stuff" the ballot boxes to validate the already-overexaggerated leftist slant of Metafilter.

Please forgive my complete lack of enthusiasm and subsequent content of urine in cornflakes, but why is this interesting?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:18 AM on October 2, 2003


but why is this interesting?

My personal standard is any thread which can invoke the term "Rush Limbaugh's anal cyst" by the third post is, by definition, interesting.
posted by Elvis at 9:36 AM on October 2, 2003


<pedantry>Shouldn't that be third comment?</pedantry>
posted by daveg at 9:54 AM on October 2, 2003


"a conservative group "

*cough* freerepublic *cough*
posted by 2sheets at 12:31 PM on October 2, 2003


This award gives weasels a bad reputation.
Weasels are really very nice and furry and smart! :-)
posted by nofundy at 12:54 PM on October 2, 2003


Weasels are really very nice and furry and smart!

Yeah, that's what they want you to think.
posted by Stauf at 2:44 PM on October 2, 2003


the already-overexaggerated leftist slant of Metafilter

Ha ha ha!
posted by davidmsc at 4:36 AM on October 3, 2003


But back on weasel-topic:

"Marge, don't discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel."
posted by davidmsc at 4:37 AM on October 3, 2003


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