You wouldn't believe how great is the graphic that our bud Lisset supplied for the Spanglemonkey Awards!
Personally, I believe we all deserve awards. Not just the people of my regular Army, whose praises I cannot sing too highly (how I love you! you're all promoted! soon we'll have Entertainment shipped in, just for you, my footsoldiers of liberal politics!)
But seriously, the New Technology allows everyone who has a connection and a bit of computer savvy to have a published presence on the net. I think it's wonderful. It's easy to dismiss because of its ordinary quality, or to dismiss it because it doesn't bear the imprimateur of money and publication, but I would have to contend that in some way it is then more a Noble Cause. Instead of each and every idea having to struggle its way into capitalist full-blown glory, it can exist parenthetically, it can be attempted, it can surface as a trial in the best postmodern sense, without having to be the Fullest Fruit of its Kind and Annointed by Money.
Am I making sense? What I'm saying is that this is the People's Internet. And of course we are people of a certain privilege, and of course I am not a homeless meth-addled woman in the bart station in downtown oakland publishing my monologue on the net, but still. We are able to put what we want into this word soup. It is community and it is worth admiring.
So the Spanglemonkeys will be soon, and they will, as ever, go to whomever wants one. I will look at your site if you want, and I will grant you words of admiration. Or if you want something specific, just award it! Go ahead! It's all about hedonism!
Oh what the hell. Here's the graphic. Award yourself, people.