Irreverent and cute, it’s hard to resist getting sucked in by The Bastards of the Blogs, and it’s tempting to collect all seven Bastards, or however many Bastards the Bastards select as blogging bastards. The question remains, though, out of the current seven Bastards, which Bastard is the biggest Bastard of them all?
Just days ago the Bastards introduced their seventh Bastard.
Is she a liberal or a conservative? Neither! She’s a Bastard, you bastards! While Arianna Huffington is surely an attractive addition to the blogging Bastards, she is certainly not the biggest Bastard of them all. Stay tuned; they’re releasing the back of her card today sometime.
Adam Curry, famous for big hair and his MTV VJ days and known to some as The Podfather, is certainly a fitting addition to the Bastards, but he is not the biggest Bastard of them all, unless you’re giving him additional points for his big hair.
Microsoft geek-blogger Robert Scoble‘s Bastard card says, “It’s all about RSS, and tablet PCs, and Microsoft, and great software, unless I don’t agree with you…”
Scoble’s blog is so widely read that being geek has become more pimp than the latest Snoop album. Definitely too cool to be the biggest Bastard of them all. Besides, would the biggest Bastard ever surf on a rainbow-colored shell? I think not.
What a Bastard! While I am truly a conservative, I do have some liberal friends, and no liberal I know, who is a true liberal, of course, does anything for the money. Only a liberal Bastard would blog for the money! Kos could easily be the biggest Bastard of them all, if not, at least, in the top three biggest Bastards of them all.
Wil Wheaton is also a Bastard, although we’re still not sure why.
Michelle Malkin, whose card reads, “Facts, facts, facts — I don’t need no stinkin’ facts! The talkin’ points come down and I get to bloggin’…Karl Rove’s my daddy!” shows that she is certainly one of the biggest Bastards of them all, but with President George W. Bush’s approval rating still at an all-time low for a second-term president, she may want to start writing some better talking points.
Dave Winer is likely the biggest Bastard so far, not because he certainly qualifies as one of blogging’s inventors, but because he keeps reminding us of it.