Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Andrew Sullivan’s Weblog Victory Bodes Well for Psychiatric Profession, Manufacturers of Thorazine
Andrew Sullivan’s “Daily Dish” won Best Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards, with an Allende-like plurality of 34.2%. Now, let’s see. There were 72,207 total votes cast, of which Andy collared 24,685. Using this figure as a proxy (a floor, mind you, not a ceiling) for the unavailable datum, “number of demented people who have access to the internet”, and you’re talking a fair amount of money for therapy, medication and restraining devices (and I’m only including restraining devices that have a medical purpose, not the stuff that much of Andy’s constituency employs when they’re canoodling). Even allowing for multiple votes, this is, what, maybe two or three divisions in the Crazy Corps? Still, mucho dinero for the boys in the white coats. Looks like another sterling opportunity for the health care subsidiary of Paco Enterprises!