1. 'Tis Himself, OM says

    Congratulations, Amphiox. Your invitation to the monthly OM baby roast and orgy is being lost in the mail as I write this.

    For September I nominate Jafafahots because he’s intelligent, witty, and something else that I forget AND A. Noyd for decisive, astute writing on numerous topics.

  2. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Congratulations to Amphiox. I’ll add a couple of days aging to your next grog.

    Let’s see, my lists say *looks at pile of paper where lists are* nothing at the moment. I’ll get back later, after the shredder makes confetti of the junk.

  3. Dick the Damned says

    “chronosynclastic infundibulum”

    Is that the whole of Morris, or just the campus?

    Oh yeah, with all those feckin’ churches, it’s gotta be the whole of Morris.

  4. says


    For September,

    consciousness razor


    Stephen Wells

    (I can’t remember if any of them commented here in September specifically, but those are my general choices.)

  5. KG says

    Congratulations to amphiox (and to Brother Ogvorbis for July!)

    For September: Rey Fox, consciousness razor and Dianne

  6. says

    Congratulations, Amphiox!

    I’ll repeat myself from the last noms:

    Jafafahots, who has been ignored much too long and always has sharp, insightful comments.

    A. Noyd, who writes with clarity, incisiveness and patience.

    Louis, who goes above and beyond when communicating with peoples and always provides amusement.

  7. athyco says

    So well-deserved, Amphiox! It makes a September vote much easier since there were two names with many check marks on my list. Now that you’ve been mollified, my choice is clear.

    Here, then, is a ballot marked A. Noyd.

  8. ChasCPeterson says

    You know, Jerry Garcia owned the movie rights to Sirens of Titan. Supposedly there’s a draft screenplay he did with Terry Southern.
    There’s a project I’d like to see.

  9. drewl, Mental Toss Flycoon says

    Congrats Amphiox!

    I’d be happy with any of the noms upthread, but I’ll vote Dianne for some serious heavy lifting and sweet fact smackdowns.

  10. drewl, Mental Toss Flycoon says

    Also Chas @ 16, I’m now very curious about that project. More for JG, but also TS. Thanks for the tangent!

  11. says

    I trap the neigbors’ cats. Their meat is gamy, and a bit stringy, gets caught between the teeth, but I am able to digest their cat souls, and project the mighty pussy at my job, wandering around, pretending to do something, and laughing at the mice.

  12. Dan says

    This is where I learned about the “chronosynclastic infundibulum”. I wish I could find the entire movie. It’s hilarious, and weird satire…you know Vonnegut. and it even has Bob and Ray the funniest news team ever!

  13. Father/Brother/Nephew/Cousin/ex-Mother-in-Law Ogvorbis, OM: Independently-Minded Baboon says

    Congrats, Amphiox.

    I hereby third (or foruth, fitfh, or whatever) Louis. Xe has shoen remarkeable patience dealing with willfully obtuse trolls, semitrolls, demitrolls and learning noobies. It alwasys amazes me just how well treating someone seriously can either enrage or engage. Well done, Louis.

  14. pj says

    Ye yee! Conga-rats to amphiox.

    For september I nominate Louis. His posts always make me want ask “What are you on, and can I get some?”.

  15. Ogvorbis, Temorarily Disconnected From My Computer And Can't Sigh In says

    And I just reread my #21 and ask that the powers-that-be do not judge my nomination based on my homages to Tpyos.

  16. David Marjanović, OM says

    …um… people… he’s a lowercase amphiox.

    I can’t remember September at all and have probably missed many of the threads you’re talking about.

  17. Sili says

    Um, David, some of us capitalize proper names because it’s proper and the way most of us were taught.

    So you’re taught to go against the wishes of the wearer? Do you call them Christian names, too?

    Proper names are capitalised, if people want them capitalised. Personally I think bell hooks is a wanker for insisting on doing it off the Internet, but as a nym I don’t mind.

    Anyway, congrats to OMphiox.


    And for October: oniongirl (no capital) and Muse, the lesbian (no capital) lovers.

  18. Classical Cipher, Murmur Muris, OM says

    Congrats to amphiox! I’ll renom Rorschach for consistent awesomeness and Louis for being hilarious.

  19. Antiochus Epiphanes says

    Sastra: Do you still have my e-mail? Could you send me that pic…you know the one that PZ took, but is not in? (Thanks, Squidly OL). Thanks


  20. kristinc says

    Dianne and Louis for me too. Dianne is fierce and articulate, Louis is patient and ever ready to lie in wait until he can skewer some absurdity.

  21. Philip Legge says

    Chalk up another poster most impressed by Louis (very strong efforts by others such as Muse and Dianne notwithstanding).