Order of the Molly for March 2007

Last month, I tried a new motivational tactic to reward good commenting, allowing you to nominate and select one of the commenters here for the Order of the Molly award, acknowledging excellence in commenting. Kristine Harley and Scott Hatfield won that recognition that time around. I said it was going to be a monthly phenomenon, and what do you know, another month has come by, and it’s time to do it again.

This is an important award, I’ll have you know. As Kristine noticed, it got some people worked up — John A. Davison is going on at some length about it, although, to be perfectly honest, he only seems to be talking to himself and his little friend, Martin. Still, it is amusing.

Anyway, this is easy. You can see the previous thread for examples, but all you have to do is name some commenter whose contributions you enjoy, and maybe say a word or two to convince others that your choice is worthy. I’ll count up all the mentions on Sunday, and declare a winner then. Don’t turn this into a serious competition, though—it really is intended to just celebrate the good ‘uns, and there will be more opportunities to recognize people in the future.


  1. #1 Torbjörn Larsson
    March 16, 2007

    Frak, always selection with these evolution blogs. Which is hard when there is so much delightful variation to choose from. Good thing it is repeated.

    Seeing that I missed the first opportunity, I will cast three votes this time.

    My first vote would have gone to Scott, because he is thoughtful, clear and stoic in the Roman sense (“calm acceptance of all occurrences as the unavoidable result of divine will or of the natural order”).

    My second vote must then go to Kristine which I would have voted for sooner or later, because she is witty, funny, and takes no shit.

    And my final vote this month goes to Blake Stacey, because he is engaging, learned and always there for us. Even if it is to tell us he will check in later…

  2. #2 Torbjörn Larsson
    March 16, 2007

    I forgot: Thanks Scott and Trip (and the earlier thread commenters) for the nominations! This was a great start of my day, as you can imagine.

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?
    March 16, 2007

    Yes, Blake Stacey this time.

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?
    March 18, 2007

    And Dustin, too. Look at his performance up on the woo conference thread:

    There’s a virtual particle associated with a reality distortion field. It’s called the GW-Boson.

    Doreen [Virtue, who "works on angels"] has appeared on Oprah

    That’s like saying mold appeared on five month-old mayonnaise.

    ROTFL! He needs some kind of award.