Friday, June 17, 2011

#1 Loser

The Philosophy Smoker came in second in a "favorite philosophy blog" poll Leiter conducted over the past few days. Thanks to all the Smokers who voted; thanks to the anonymous commenter who read Leiter's post more carefully than I did and pointed out that the post I posted linking to the poll and encouraging Smokers to vote for us was against the rules and carried a penalty of disqualification; thanks to Leiter for not disqualifying us; thanks to my teammates and the Smokers for making this the second-most-favorite blog other than Leiter's blog among people who read Leiter's blog.

Seriously, thanks, everybody.

--Mr. Zero

11 comments:

Reese Bobby said...

If you ain't first, you're last.

Xenophon said...

Now it would be interesting for you and the other top 5 to do the same survey, to see what else your readers read.

Anonymous said...

Whooo Hooo!!

I come to this blog because there is useful information, and the comments are often (though not always) from intelligent people with interesting things to say. Thanks for putting your time into this and making it worthwhile.

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J.R. said...

Even if you all had TT jobs I fail to see how complaining about the job market would be disingenuous. It is disingenuous to complain about anything that doesn't have a direct effect on you? So because I'm not gay it is disingenuous for me to complain about DOMA?

Also pretty much all professional philosophers, TT or not, complain about the job market. Maybe it is because of this thing called empathy. Just like how I complain about DOMA because I understand the effect it has on others (among other things), not because I want to marry a guy and have it recognized by all states.

Mr. Zero said...

Couple of typos up there. Whoops-a-daisy.

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Anonymous said...

By deleting all those comments, you've deprived us of the ability to see the exchange that precipitated the policy change!