Thinking Blogger Awards

Brent at An Angry Dakota Democrat was gracious enough to honor me with The Thinking Blogger Award — a meme award, where every somebody who’s lucky enough to receive the award in turn tags five bloggers that make them think. Thinking’s a good thing, see?

Thinking Blogger Award

I’d just like to say that I’m honored. I’m humbled. I’m deeply moved to receive this award. And I accept the award with profound gratitude, knowing that if I could use the word “I” in this paragraph any more, I would probably be sending a huge signal that I’ve got a bombastic ego and that I…I…I…I’m self-centered or something, and I wouldn’t want that…would I?

Thinking Blogger Joe Crubaugh

Anyway, receiving this award reaffirms the conviction I had when Hard-boiled Dreams of the World was first created. I remember that halcyon day like it was yesterday…

Hard-boiled Introspection

The name for Hard-boiled Dreams of the World was inspired by The Tobacco Shop, a poem by the legendary Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa. Written by Pessoa’s heteronym, Alvaro de Campos, the poem begins:

I’m nothing.
I’ll always be nothing.
I can’t want to be anything.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams of the world.

If you read your Quantum Physics Digest, you know that this universe is a participatory universe, a dream that we constantly create. Like nocturnal dreams, if one becomes lucid, one can have a much more vivid experience, and one can gain direct control over the content of this dream (note: some bums refer to this dream as LIFE.)

Hard-boiled Dreams of the World is one small, probably insignificant way I decided to increase my participation with the collective universe (note: some bums refer to the collective universe as GOD.)

And so it goes…

Hard-boiled Dreams’ Thinking Blogger Awards

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JoeC, Custodian of HARD-BOILED DREAMS OF THE WORLD, by virtue of the power invested in me by Brent and Ilker Yoldas (no doubt making a freakin’ exponential killing off inbound traffic…), do hereby confer the Thinking Blogger Award upon the following cerebral, intellectually appealing, mentally engrossing and reasonably highbrowed blogs:

    1. God is NOT an Asshole. Indigobusiness has already received this fine award, but it would be unconscionable for me not to bestow it upon him again. His blog is a prolific cascade of cognition catalysts. Visit. Read. Have your cup of wonder restored by a veritable deluge of profound sundries.

    2. Big Fat Liberal. Lynne’s blog is a level-headed dose of anti-war, pro-environment, human-rights medication to combat the excessively absurd radicals and corporate cancers running amuck in this world. Do yourself and society a favor: Visit her site. Get innoculated.

    3. La Sirena. La Sirena provides a window on the world from her vantage point in the Windy City. That’s Chicago. Blogging across a wide range of topics, La Sirena composes and brings into sharp focus the world we inhabit. With gorgeous graphics, this site is like reading a blog inside the Art Institute of Chicago.

    4. How Stupid Is You. Is your common-sense dipstick reading low? Do you need a refill of wise gumption? Visit Pete’s blog and get your attitude rotated and your sound judgement rebalanced.

    5. Petulant Rumblings. Feeling snagged and annoyed by pricks from so many thorns in the world’s rose garden? Head over to Petulant’s site. Asheville’s confirmed cynic isn’t shy about revealing an opinion, and cynical opinions haven’t been so thought-provoking and simultaneously fun to read since Andy Rooney started pecking a typewriter for Stars and Stripes.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have here unto posted to my blog and caused the Great Seal of the Thinking Blogger Award to be affixed to the aforementioned blogs this the thirteenth day of April 2006 2007.

Congratulations, you won a Thinking Blogger Award!

Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.

The participation rules are simple:

    1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,

    2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,

    3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.

On behalf of the Thinking Blogger Awards, thanks for thinking!

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