Friday, March 26, 2010

The Council Has Spoken!

The Council has spoken!

This week's council winner was Bookworm Room with Tom Hanks shows stunning ignorance when he claims Americans were engaged in racial genocide against the Japanese during WWII. It's a superb piece taking apart Hank's genuinely clueless remarks in an interview he gave before the premiere of HBO's 'The Pacific War'. By all accounts it actually contributed to the low ratings the show got and proves something I've always said about actors. They make their living saying what other people tell them to say exactly how other people tell them to say it and by moving how someone else tells them to move, and if they're good at it and get lucky, it's a decent gig.

Better to be satisfied with that and keep one's mouth shut if you have nothing intelligent to say.

This week's Non-council winner was Abe Greenwald’s Outsmarting History, which makes the cogent point that one never does outsmart history - it's always there as an open book when it comes to judging someone's actions.

Here's a complete rundown of the voting tallies on our weekly competition..there's some great weekend reading here:

Winning Council Submissions

Winning Non-Council Submissions

Council Note: We currently have a seat open for a qualified blogger on the Council up for grabs. If you're interested, you may apply here...or e-mail me for details.

As always, congratulations not only to the winners but to the participants.

please helps me write more gooder!

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