Our pal Doree Shafrir has just written a very informative piece in New York magazine analyzing the various commenting communities of this old internet. While it’s a great article, I’m a little offended that she failed to include the vibrant and incisive community of commenters here at OMG Blog in her roundup. Doree must not be that interested in neverending, pointless debates about circumcision no matter what the actual topic at hand. Her loss!
In the past 8 months or so of doing this job, though I don’t weigh in on the comments all that much, I’ve read every single one of your delightful notes and even developed certain favorite commenters. (Not to mention UNFAVORITES– but that’s another story!)
That’s why I’ve decided on this 11th day of May, 2010 (Mercury direct again, yo!) to award the first ever OMG Award for Commenting Excellence.
Who will be the historic first-everrecipient of this prestigious honor? I’ll give you a hint: it’s a longtime reader who has brought rapier wit, a keen attention to detail, and an almost psychotically singleminded devotion to celebrity peen to our thriving comment threads. Could it be you?! THE COMPLETELY IMAGINARY PRIZE GOES TO: