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We serve no Molly before its time

I noticed people were getting a little anxious for the latest Molly award, but I usually try to hold off to a weekend. It’s worth waiting a few days, right? Anyway, the Molly for January 2010 goes to Paul W. You’re all expected to follow his example and write treatises in the comments from now on.

Now you have to get to work and leave votes for the February Molly in the comments here.

Comments

  1. #1 Tigger_the_Wing
    March 5, 2010

    Congratulations to Paul W!

  2. #2 Celtic_Evolution
    March 5, 2010

    Congrats, Paul W! Well deserved.

    Despite my accident, I was able to keep some notes for February… so I cast my vote for AJ Milne.

  3. #3 rowmyboat
    March 5, 2010

    Cerberus, for spearing Captain Kirk Cameron with her wit and facts! (That gender thread happened in Feb, right?)

  4. #4 Nerd of Redhead, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Congratulations to Paul W. Well deserved. I’ll wait until I get home and check my lists to see who is overdue…

  5. #5 John Morales
    March 5, 2010

    Congratulations, Paul W.!

    I again nominate AJ Milne; I think he’s overdue.

    A couple of comments by posters I’m unfamiliar with caught my eye recently:

    Cerberus in the Bob Marshall backpedaling, unsuccessfully thread, and Ellie in the Al Gore gets a poll thread.

  6. #6 Feynmaniac
    March 5, 2010

    My vote goes to a_ray_in_dilbert_space for his constant pwnage of climate change denialists.

  7. #7 Jadehawk, OM
    March 5, 2010

    told you so…. err, I mean, congratulations Paul W. :-)

    February votes go to Cerberus and a_ray_in_dilbert_space

  8. #8 Haley
    March 5, 2010

    I vote for Josh, official spokesGay.

  9. #9 Sven DiMilo
    March 5, 2010

    congrats to Paul “F.T.” W.

    nom:
    A.J. Milne

  10. #10 Spillson
    March 5, 2010

    PZ, will you be promoting C0nc0rdance’s video on Simon Singh ?

  11. #11 Sastra
    March 5, 2010

    Ah, just when I was ready to vote for him again…

    Well deserved! Congrats to Paul W.

    For February, I have notes on

    AJ Milne

    tsg

  12. #12 David Marjanovi?
    March 5, 2010

    a_ray_in_dilbert_space
    Feynmaniac

    Both long overdue.

  13. #13 Caine
    March 5, 2010

    Congrats, Paul W.! You definitely deserve it.

    Nominating: AJ Milne.

  14. #14 cicely
    March 5, 2010

    More congrats for Paul W., another nomination for AJ Milne.

  15. #15 gillt
    March 5, 2010

    I can’t vouch for this award but you should at least get something for diligence in the face of inanity over at The Intersection.

  16. #16 Nerd of Redhead, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Folks, be sure to check the commenters at the top of the page for past winners.

    This month I’ll nominate AJ Milne and A_Ray_in_Dilbert_Space. ARIDS for his shining of sanity and science into the AGW debate, and AJ for general wisdom. And my sincere apologies to those who are still on my lists.

  17. #18 Antiochus Epiphanes
    March 5, 2010

    AJ Milne!

  18. #19 Kamaka
    March 5, 2010

    Josh Official SpokesGay

    The nym alone deseves a molly.

    AJ Milne

  19. #20 Brownian, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Congrats, Paul W.

    [Chanting] Four more treatises! Four more treatises!

    Again, I vote for the perennial Molly bridesmaid, AJ Milne.

  20. #21 Feynmaniac
    March 5, 2010

    David, I already got mine back in Sept so cast that second vote for someone else! ;)

    Also, congrats to Paul “the typing energizer bunny” W.

  21. #22 aratina cage of the OM
    March 5, 2010

    Congratulations Paul W.! It has been my pleasure to watch you fight with valor and stun your opponents in blinding flashes of tl;dr. Well deserved.

    For February, I would like to place votes for:

    • Josh, Official SpokesGay. It’s HARD being an official spokesgay! But Josh OSG makes it look like fun.
    • a_ray_in_dilbert_space. a_ray made one of the most startlingly true observations I know of last month about a particular brand of religion.
    • Hypatia’s Daughter. HD made a thought-provoking historical case for how we can pursue science for the craziest of reasons, such as attempting to find evidence of a god (or Sasquatch), and still do good science.
  22. #23 Kel, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Congrats Paul (W), well deserved.

    This month, again I’ll vote for a_ray_in_dilbert_space.

  23. #24 Rey Fox
    March 5, 2010

    I’m only voting for the ray if we can get an explanation of that handle.

  24. #25 Nerd of Redhead, OM
    March 5, 2010

    [Chanting] Four more treatises! Four more treatises!

    At least one more while you were posting.

    *holds envelope up to turban, I see Tentacle Clusters galore in his future*

  25. #26 John Morales
    March 5, 2010

    [meta]

    And I see Paul W has posted another meaty comment. Typical.

  26. #27 Josh, Official SpokesGay
    March 5, 2010

    Congrats to Paul W. . .so well-deserved!

    My vote’s for AJ Milne, definitely. Good stuff. But there are so many good commenters here, it’s hard to choose. Half the time I go to nominate someone, only to realize they’re already Mollified. Perhaps we need the Mollies Squared, for two, two, Two Times The Fun(TM)!

  27. #28 SC OM
    March 5, 2010

    About time! Congratulations, Paul!

    For this month:

    AJ Milne

    Josh, Official SpokesGay

    (Coming soon: Pygmy Loris)

    (also Feynmaniac and a_ray, if they don’t get it this month)

    (Ay)

  28. #29 Gyeong Hwa Pak, Tai Dam lum Pun
    March 5, 2010

    I would like to vote for either AJ Milne insightful comments, Josh OSG‘s great contrubution to lightening the mood of the blog, and Dianne.

    Also I’d like to mention other NCO of the Socialy Awkward Republic of Pharyngula:

    Qwerty, RickR, Ol’Greg, Cerberus, F, Holytape, MrFire, and a bunch of others.

  29. #30 strange gods before me ?
    March 5, 2010

    An excellent choice, and well timed. Cheers, Paul W.

    February:

    AJ Milne
    Anri
    a_ray_in_dilbert_space

  30. #31 Paul
    March 5, 2010

    (also Feynmaniac and a_ray, if they don’t get it this month)

    Feyn’s already got a Molly. Just mentioning it since a couple people have nominated already.

  31. #32 KOPD
    March 5, 2010

    My vote for Feb is for a_ray_in_dilbert_space.

  32. #33 Bastion Of Sass
    March 5, 2010

    AJ Milne

  33. #34 'Tis Himself, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Congratulations, Paul W. I see my electioneering of a couple of days ago was more than successful, it reached back to last month.

    I’m going to recycle my nominations from last month:

    Aquaria should be recognized for her intelligence, good writing, and “come at me, world, I’ll kick your ass” attitude.

    a_ray_in_dilbert_space is one of those people whose posts I always read.

  34. #35 SC OM
    March 5, 2010

    Feyn’s already got a Molly. Just mentioning it since a couple people have nominated already.

    Maaaaaan! I’m always making fun of people for doing that. Grr. Sorry, Feynmaniac. I would blame David Marjanovi?, but Feynmaniac mentioned it in this thread. I have no excuse.

    (substitute Celtic_Evolution)

  35. #36 Paul W.
    March 5, 2010

    Thanks, all!

    Especially Sven, for bestowing the “F.T.” along with the OM.

    My vote for February goes to AJ Milne, for his February awesomeness, his prior awesomeness, and because he wuz robbed for the January Molly. (Not that I’m giving it back, possession being 9/10 of It’s mine! Mine! All mine!)

  36. #37 nigelTheBold
    March 5, 2010

    Congrats, Paul W.! Your Gomen recipe wins the internetz!

    Another drunken post for AJ Milne!

  37. #38 Lynna, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Several lines of conga rats in sequins for Paul W, slayer of the Beast of Ignorance.

    My votes go to:

    a_ray_in_dilbert_space, who can be trusted to kick a false premise where it hurts

    Josh, Official Spokesgay (because he proposed marriage to me, and because his comments are properly prickly)

    AJ Milne (and I’m not even drunk)

  38. #39 Lynna, OM
    March 5, 2010

    Sili @17: Thank for the post-Molly shout-out!

  39. #40 Josh, Official SpokesGay
    March 5, 2010

    @Lynna, #38:

    Josh, Official Spokesgay (because he proposed marriage to me, and because his comments are properly prickly)

    See how she goes and poisons the voting well? She just wants you to vote for me because I gave her some special attention.*

    I’m Deeply Offended. I shall consult with the Toothpaste Twins about how best to deal with this incivility.

    But, oh, yeah, I am quite prickly, huh? :))

    *Well deserved, of course. Now don your bridal breast plate my pretty, bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

  40. #41 Lynna, OM
    March 5, 2010

    See how she goes and poisons the voting well? She just wants you to vote for me because I gave her some special attention.*
    I’m Deeply Offended. I shall consult with the Toothpaste Twins about how best to deal with this incivility.
    *Well deserved, of course. Now don your bridal breast plate my pretty, bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

    Yes, it’s all about me. Surely you’re not surprised.

    Truthily, though, I thought a tongue-in-cheek proposal to a woman, (on the basis of style, of course), was a telling moment in the drama of Josh, Official Spokesgay: Good Humor Man, (uh-oh, unintended white ice-cream server associations), destroyer of preconceptions — Man Who Plays with Stereotypes, thus rendering them impotent.

    Gotta go, I need more polish for my nipples.

  41. #42 Islander
    March 5, 2010

    AJ Milne
    tsg
    Celtic_Evolution

  42. #43 AJ Milne
    March 5, 2010

    Again, I vote for the perennial Molly bridesmaid…

    Aw, it’s not so bad… Got all these dresses, now. Some of ‘em even still fit…

    (I mean, sure, the ones from the 70s look a bit too much like wallpaper now to be practical, and are only likely to come back in fashion as some thoroughly unsettling foreshadowing of the apocalypse. But otherwise, it’s all good…)

    Anyway, thanks all, and pardon while I stress out briefly about who I should be voting for (and if they beat me, after all, again, I’m just gonna get real bitter, you better believe it…)

    Anyway: A Ray in Dilbert Space. ‘Cos he keeps on keepin’ on.

  43. #44 otrame
    March 5, 2010

    Josh OSP and a ray in Dilbert Space.

    Then about six others.

  44. #45 badgersdaughter
    March 5, 2010

    Josh OSG, and everyone knows why, too.

    AJ Milne, because nobody doubts it this time, dammit.

    a_ray_in_dilbert_space, because I was shocked there wasn’t an OM after that name already. Gee whiz.

  45. #46 jcmartz.myopenid.com
    March 5, 2010

    When do I get one?

  46. #47 F
    March 6, 2010

    I propose some sort of honorable mention, at least, for Michael Hawkins.

    All the previous votes look so tasty, I cannae decide.

    a_ray_in_dilbert_space

    Josh, (teh awesome) Official SpokesGay

    Bill Dauphin (OM)

  47. #48 Hekuni Cat
    March 6, 2010

    Congratulations, Paul W!

    I vote for AJ Milne and Josh, Official SpokesGay.

  48. #49 DLC
    March 6, 2010

    AJ Milne. why not.

  49. #50 Sili
    March 6, 2010

    Bugger. That was supposed to be

    More troubling, I seem to have forgotten to nominate the magnificent pixelfish(or Mini-Lynna, as I fear I sometimes think of her) back in December. I shall proceed to properly chastise myself.

    (That’ll teach me to try putzing around with relative addresses.)

  50. #51 David Marjanovi?
    March 6, 2010

    David, I already got mine back in Sept so cast that second vote for someone else! ;)

    Oops! Aquaria it is, then.

  51. #52 Janine, Mistress Of Foul Mouth Abuse, OM
    March 6, 2010

    Congratulations to Paul W. for wading through the sheer madness of the Laden explosion.

    As for my votes, the same as I have done the last couple of months, AJ Milne and Aquaria. And I should put a plug in for my fake husband; Josh, OSG. Time to go back for to feeling guilty for all of the other regulars I think I have slighted.

  52. #53 Bill Dauphin, OM
    March 7, 2010

    Congratulations, Paul W.! My only reservation regarding this award is that it preempts one of my planned votes for February.

    That being the case, I nominate my other choice for Feb…

    Josh, Official Spokesgay

    …and renew my nominations from Jan…

    a_ray_in_dilbert_space

    Celtic_Evolution

    Aside to F (@47): While it’s delightful to get a shout-out (and in a Scottish dialect, no less!), the OM part of my nym is a hint that you’d be wasting that vote. For future reference, you can always review who’s already been Mollified here.

  53. #54 Bill Dauphin, OM
    March 7, 2010

    Janine (@52):

    And I should put a plug in for my fake husband; Josh, OSG.

    Does this make him a fake polygamist, since he’s also proposed to Lynna? Hmmm… fake married already, yet fake proposed to our resident expert on all things Mormon? Coincidence? It is to laugh!

    PS to Josh: Forgive me for screwing up the medial capital in SpokesGay. I fear it’s my copyeditor’s brain doing the same stupid thing Word’s Autocorrect “feature” does: Unconsciously “correcting” things that never were errors in the first place. <sigh>

    PPS to all: I notice that a few people in the thread have mentioned Cerberus. For whatever it’s worth, that would’ve been my next vote, but I try to limit myself to no more than three nominations per cycle. Cerberus would definitely be a worthy Mollification.

  54. #55 John Morales
    March 8, 2010

    This comment is a shout-out for any lurkers reading it to consider delurking and voting.

    You can, you know!

  55. #56 Rorschach
    March 8, 2010

    What month are we voting for ? February ?

    Ah, lets see then…

    AJ Milne obviously.

    Aquaria

    tsg

  56. #57 Paul W.
    March 8, 2010

    Brownian:

    Four more treatises! Four more treatises!

    Ok, done. (In Episode XXXVI of the Endless Thread, and in the Sins of Omission thread.)

    Can I rest on my recently-acquired laurels now?

  57. #58 Rev. M.
    March 11, 2010

    I nth the nomination of A.J. Milne. A Molly for A.J. would not be before its time.

  58. #59 Pygmy Loris
    March 17, 2010

    Crap, my nomination just got held for moderation. Dratted euphemism week.

    Congrats to Paul W.

    My nominations: Celtic Evolution, Josh OSG and a ray in dilbert space.

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