I’ve decided that I may be what’s wrong with America. It’s selecting finalists for these ‘Weekly Questions of the Week’ that have done it. “Oh, I’ll have these little questions of the week, and pick a couple finalists, and it’ll be fun and a way to feature bloggers!” I thought naively. Little did I know what I was setting myself up for. The anxiety and stress over selecting has me pretty much, every week, just wanting to just declare “everyone’s a winner!” Yay! Metaphoric ribbons for all! Then I’ll tell you to “be sure to check out my 74 bloggers of the week, many of whom were also the bloggers of last week!” Then we all grow complacent and wallow in our quickly fading glory.
It’s just that it’s a terrifying responsibility, this selection of finalists. Yes, terrifying. I can say without hyperbole that selecting finalists is a billion times more stressful than if Sophie’s Choice had taken place on a plane that was crashing in to a volcano.
Am I choosing the right ones? Is someone’s feelings getting hurt? How dare I say that certain responses are (bitter, anguished air quotes) “better” than others? WHO AM I TO PLAY GOD??
I’m trying to figure out an alternative. Maybe I’ll make the blogger of the week choose the finalists. Maybe I’ll get some college student who can call it an “internship” so that if I disagree or if people want to know why theirs wasn’t chosen I can shake my head and say, “Tch. _______. You know ________. What an idiot. __________! Get in here! Do better than this! And where the hell’s my goddamn macchiato?!”
But enough about what’s wrong with me for the moment. Let’s talk about what’s right with you. Based on voting from last week, what’s right for you is “more dragons in Titanic“! This was the big winner near, far, whereeeeeever you are. Are you listening James Cameron? Well done, Rinth at My Elegantly Cluttered Chamber! She’s the Queen of the World! The Heart of the Ocean! And… other Titanic references! Please take a moment to check out My Elegantly Cluttered Chamber to say hello.
But back to this week and my shortcomings. Alright, here’s my Weekly Cop-Out of the Week: I’ve narrowed this down to semi-finalists. Yep. Pre-tee lame. I couldn’t even narrow it to 12; there’s 13. Sorry, triskaidekaphobics. So, just for today, you should vote for 5 – 5 different entries, or 5 votes for one of them, 4 & 1, etc. However you’d like. Then, tomorrow I’ll put up the finalists with the new question and the winner for this week!
(Okay, technically, you can vote as often as you like, but you should limit yourself to 5. Honor system, people.)
That way when the finalists are done, I can pass any blame to someone else for what goes wrong, while taking the credit for other people’s ideas when it goes well!
Which brings us back to what’s wrong with America…
So – here’s the picture:
Vote for up to 5 captions: