Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, September 07, 2007

Watcher's Winners

Frivolity did not play well with the Watcher's Council this week. I was hoping my post, Our Crumbling Civilization: Flat Buns Edition, would score a handful of second-place votes and end up doing pretty well. My plot was foiled by the usual suspects: Strong posts by Council members and I scored nary a vote. Curses, skunked again!

Definitely not skunked was Done With Mirrors, who racked up 3 1/3 votes for Contemptible, a spot-on analysis of Hollywood/media/anti-war actions.

Coming in second was The War to Remember 9/11 from Right Wing Nuthouse. To those who think we've made too much of 9/11, he asks, "Does sorrow have a shelf life?"

Over on the non-Council side, our habit of richly rewarding on-the-ground Iraq coverage manifested itself again, as Small Wars Journals' Anatomy of Tribal Revolt trounced all comers, as it should have. I now understand how Iraqi tribalism works, and its implications on al-Qaeda, the central Iraqi government and our war effort.

Coming in second was a very good piece from Thoughts by Seawitch: The State which must not be Named. Someone had to write this story contrasting Mississippi’s Katrina recovery with Louisiana’s sometime, and Seawitch wrote it quite well.

The Watcher of Weasels has posted all the winners here.

Thanks again, Watcher, for lighting this bon-mot fire.