Cocktail time

I’ve just heard that friend and comrade Madam Miaow is on the longlist for the blogging category of the Orwell Prize. For a very well deserved slot in the final fourteen, congratulations are in order. Also from the extended family, a big shout out to Dave and Laurie; and (as a viewer of Law & Order) I should also mention that Jack of Kent and PC Bloggs are among my regular reads. Best of luck to all concerned.

Your humble scribe is not there, but is in the shortlist for the News and Current Affairs category (sponsored by dediserve) at the Irish Blog Awards this weekend. The other finalists in the category are Ireland’s cleverest man David McWilliams, Human Rights in Ireland, Bock the Robber and Maman Poulet. One will not, unfortunately, be in Gaillimh for the big event; but big up everybody in any case, and good luck to the nordies entered – not many of us, sure, but quality over quantity. And while youse are all partying, I will be having a nice quiet weekend with a cup of tea, a chocolate gravy ring and some Dr Feelgood (or it may be King Crimson, one never knows) on the music box.

And, while we’re in backslapping mode, Kerry has made a Top 10 political blogs list in the Grauniad, and His Hermeneuticalness has passed two million hits. Irie!


  1. Madam Miaow said,

    March 25, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations on your nomination for the Irish Blog Awards, Splinty. I think you are perhaps the best stylist of the left blogs, along with a raft of other virtues. Maybe next year for the Orwell.

  2. prianikoff said,

    March 25, 2010 at 8:35 am

    I started reading “Bock the Robber” because of his taste in music, but then he went on a “law and order” rant about anti-social crime and I switched off.
    Arthur Brown pic is interesting. I’m still waiting for any bloggers to review the recent “Heavy Metal Britannia” on BBC4, in which he was interviewed.
    That whole series of programmes deserves an award of its own.

  3. NollaigO said,

    March 25, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I see that Madam Miaow very generously states:

    A special mention for Splintered Sunrise who I was convinced would lead the pack and at least get this far as his writing style, wicked wit, and sharp incisive analysis outshines us all in the left.

    I don’t read Madam Miaow’s blog so can’t express an opinion on her worthiness on making the long-list.

    However judging by some of the other long-listed blogs, ní fhuair tú cothrom na Féinne – Bloody Brits!

    Beid lá eile agutsa !

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