Saturday, January 30, 2010

Call For Articles By Elitist Bastards

This article is post-dated so that it will appear on the front page until Jan. 30. New content will be below.

Updated Jan. 27 - Only two days to go. If you want to submit an article, please do so soon..

It's only a week after New Years, and you've finally returned all those presents you got for Christmas, and now you're looking for something to do. I bring good news. Soon it will be time for another Carnival Of The Elitist Bastards. What's the COTEB, you ask? It's a celebration of knowledge and reason. It was started, and is still run, by Dana Hunter, who offers her reasons for starting the COTEB:

It's time we took the word "elite" back. Time we turned the tables on the "populists" and made their "anti-elitist" and "anti-intellectual" poses the obnoxious ones. What they're basically saying is, people are stupid and enjoy mucking about with stupid people because they're too stupid to appreciate intelligence.

Gather Round, Ye Elitist Bastards

That celebration might take the shape of a discussion of timekeeping, or a smackdown of hypocrits, or people who need to use their heads. It could also be an an explanation of LaTeX, or the Web and the history of science. Whatever you've got, if it's about knowledge or reason, if you wrote it and it's on the web, we want it.

So, if you have what it takes to be an elitist bastard, just submit your links to the COTEB e-mail account.

Once again, I'll be donning the funny hat and and as many pistols as I can carry as I host a cruise of the carnival. I'd love to see submissions from folks who haven't participated before, particularly if they're regular readers. If you submit your entry before January 29, that would be even better. I'll have more time to work on that narrative thing I heard about in composition class. January 29 is the deadline, however.

If you're still not sure what sort of article works as a COTEB article, click on the COTEB keyword and check out some past carnivals.

So, as Admiral Hunter says, send us your treasures, and we'll see you in a few days.

BTW, if you don't have a website, but you have an article that you've written, send it to me and I'll put it up here as a guest post.

NOTE: Yes, this is a slightly updated version of last year's announcement. You gotta problem with recycling?


lawguy said...

Ok, given the photos I've seen and the name of your blog, I have to assume that you also own a St. Or am I projecting too much?

Cujo359 said...

You're projecting too much. There aren't many photos of St. Bernards, but it's often possible to find a topical one.