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The Lost Ogle Is Shameless

12:51 PM EDT on August 3, 2007

It seems that something called the Okie Blog Awards is coming up soon. As stated by Okiedoke, the Okie Blog Awards are "intended for our blogging peers to recognize and honor the excellence of diversity by bloggers within the state through popular nominating and voting."

The rules seem very straightforward. The blog has to be active, has to have at least one writer who resides in the state, and bloggers cannot nominate or vote for their own blog. However, it seems to me that there is no rule against shamelessly begging people to vote for us.

Obviously, on writing and content merits alone The Lost Ogle would never be considered for an award of any sort. However, there are extenuating circumstances that I think readers should take into account.

1. We have no scruples, and are willing to abandon principles at the drop of a hat in order to please our readers. That is why there is a picture of Scarlett Johansson at the top of this post, despite her having absolutely no connection to the state of Oklahoma.

2. We have a category on the side of the site called "Oklahoma City Porn Stars." Seriously, how awesome is that?

3. We beat Jon Stewart to that whole weird Gary England commercial.

4. We listen to The Sports Animal. A lot. We should get something just for that. And in that same vein, we watch Saving Grace.

5. We have been defeated in the past. Unable to secure nominations for awards with The Gazette and The Oklahoman, the blog awards might be our last chance. Have pity on us. Our self-esteem may depend on it.

Please take these things into account, dear readers, when making your nominations.

Vote The Lost Ogle '07.

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