In actual cool news, Kevin from SurvivorBlog and Fury.com won the award for Best Humor/Satire site of 2000 at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival (which i was hoping to attend; maybe next year?). He nabbed the award despite being an alternate finalist, which is especially cool, and he was also invited to speak on a panel about humor on the internet. He won for his highly amusing creation aoLiza, which is essentially an automated IM name that can endlessly prattle back and forth with you without really giving away that no one is actually listening. The humor can be found in the random people who IM Liza just for fun, and the conversations which ensue. Kevin offers a much better explanation on his site, so you ought to go read.
Isn’t it neat when i have award-winning friends and linkees? Now i’ve just got to ask Kevin who i have to fuck to get nominated for something next year :p