May 02, 2007
And the Winner Is...
So the Webby Award winners were announced yesterday, and readers may want to check out the health winner: "That Guy." It's a site that is not only amusing, but has a public service agenda that is not at first obvious. Weirdly enough, the Defense Department had something to do with it and didn't totally f*uck it up.
After you've returned (and please do return as Crabby isn't done with you yet), Crabby wants to make an Award-related announcement of her own.
Back now? Good. So Crabby is thinking of having a Contest. Extra Special early readers of Cranky Fitness should have an advantage, she believes, so she is making a pre-announcement now so that you may start bookmarking items as you come across them. Also, because the idea may well be idiotic, Crabby wants to run it by you all first so you can talk her out of it before she embarrasses herself by making it official.
Crabby is looking for something along the lines of "Stupidest Health-Related Moments of the Recent Past." (She knows this description needs work). Readers will submit links such as: A celebrity or politician saying something totally inane about health; a respected media source giving crazy-ass advice; a government agency banning and/or endorsing something it shouldn't. Perhaps even a YouTube clip of someone endangering themselves in a particularly reckless but amusing manner. The target of our derision should be someone either prominent or arrogant--no picking on some poor schlub who is accidentally moronic.
Crabby will give this award a name like "The Crabbies" or "The Golden Claw" or something, and have the contest maybe once a month. The prizes will be monetarily worthless and probably virtual rather than physical, given postage prices and the international nature of her audience. She is thinking that Cranky Fitness might extend special promotional efforts on behalf on the winners' blogs or favorite charities.
So readers, what do you think? Dumb idea? Would you play? Any suggestions or ideas?