5th Annual Warblogger vote

John Hawkins’ is collecting the votes again. Here’s mine:

1) The Funniest Blog

1. The Dilbert Blog. 2. Fraters Libertas. 3. The Reaper’s Hairball (aka BaneRants). 4. Feministe. (Hey, unintentional humor counts too.) 5. The Original Cyberpunk’s Ranting Room.

2) Best Designed Blog

They pretty much all suck from a design perspective. One of the many reasons I just stick with the standard Blogger template. No vote.

3) Most Missed (The best blog that’s out of business now)

Sixteen Volts. I don’t know what his deal was or why he quit, but I liked it even though he now repudiates everything. Honorable mention: The Dark Window. I miss my nemesis and still have not found an adequate replacement for lo, these many moons.

4) Best Original Reporting By A Blog

Got to be Powerline. Honorable mention to Captain Ed.

5) Best Blog Round-Up Site (Best website/blog to go to see the
top/most interesting stories in the blogosphere for the day)

1. Icerocket. 2. Technorati

6) Favorite Columnist Who’s Not A Blogger

1. Fred Reed. 2. John Derbyshire. 3. Pat Buchanan. 4. Ramesh Ponnuru. 5. Thomas Sowell.

7) Least Liked Columnist Who’s Not A Blogger

1. Maureen Dowd. 2. Susan Estrich. 3. John Podhoretz. 4. Ben Shapiro. 5. The Gay Mustacio

8) Favorite Political Website That’s Not A Blog

WorldNetDaily. Still weird, sadly not as good as it’s been in the past, but you still find interesting pieces there that you just won’t find anywhere else. And I’m not talking about my column, but rather Jack Cahill, Joseph Farah and the original reporting. Honorable mention to NRO, the trashy twosome of J-Pod and K-Lo notwithstanding.

9) Favorite Left-Of-Center Blogger

1. John Scalzi, Whatever. 2. Charles Stross 3. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Blog.

10) Most Annoying Left-Of-Center Blogger

Amynda of Pandagon.

11) Most Annoying Right-Of-Center Blogger

Michelle Malkin. Hands down.

12) Most Overrated Blog

1. Powerline. 2. Daily Kos. 3. Michelle Malkin. 4. Instapundit. Don’t get me wrong, Powerline is great, especially if you’re in the mood for serious politics as sport. But it’s not reinventing the brass pole, okay?

13) Best Linker

Instapundit. That’s what he does. He does it well.

14) The Best Original Content For A Blog

Zapata King… just kidding. Bulletproof Pimp. Evangelical Outpost. There isn’t enough original content out there, including here. Although I like to think that the ebooks mitigate that somewhat.

15) Best Blog Overall

NRO’s The Corner. I wish it wasn’t usually dominated by Three Monkey Republican grooming each other and that they were more willing to engage in serious intramural scrimmaging, but nevertheless, it’s the best, most reliably entertaining blog I read on a regular basis.