December 31, 2008

The Best of Anthro Blogging 2008

Daniel over at Neuroanthropology has just posted his "Best of Anthro 2008" list. Check it out here. I managed to win the coveted award for "Best Use of a Playboy Cover." It wasn't easy, but I knew I could do it. You just gotta believe, kids, and your dreams will come true.

In all seriousness, thanks to Daniel for all the work he did putting that together. It's great to see all of the anthro bloggers putting their ideas, thoughts, and humor out there.

Here are some of my favorite award categories:

Best Hippos:
The Zodiac (Greg Laden’s Blog)

Best Bird Song in Two-Part Anthro Harmony:
Crakes, objects and sounds (Listening to Birds)

Best Debunking of Biblical Hallucinogens:
A Review of Methodology in “Biblical Entheogens” (Archaeoporn)

Best Anthropology Superhero:
Do Politicians and Pundits Think We’re Stupid? (From the Annals of Anthroman)

Best Use of Romantic Poetry:
Studying Sin (Neuroanthropology)

Best 15,000 Year Old Human Face:
La Marche Cave :: Faces From The Ice Age (remote central)

Best Use of Horror Films to Make a Point about Globalization:
The Revenge of the Local, the Horror of the Provincial, and Western Cosmopolitanism at Risk (Open Anthropology)

Best Use of Ritalin:
Grandma’s little helper (Somatosphere)

The whole list of participants is here. Nice job Daniel. Who knows what 2009 will bring???

In other news, happy new year!

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