Posted on May 28, 2009 11:54 am

Reader Mark has honored IMAO with the “Best Blog That Used To Have A Podcast Award” Award.

I’m constantly being asked (and by “constantly”, I mean “never”) “when are you guys gonna start podcasting again?”

To which I reply “never”.

Which usually elicits a plaintive, high-pitched “but WHYYYYYYY?”

For the same reason Awards! are JPG files, not MP3 files – efficiency.

We at IMAO respect and value our readers’ time. The average speech rate on a podcast is 200 words per minute. The average speech rate of a picture is 1000 words per second. This makes posting funny pictures 30,000% more efficient than talking about them, and leaves readers more time to spend admiring the awesomeness of Sarah Palin.

But all this podcast talk is just a distraction from the REAL question:

How come nobody leaves “First!” comments anymore?


To join the exclusive club of blogs who honor IMAO and have your award featured on our sidebar with a link to your blog, make up a fancy award image honoring IMAO, blog about it, and drop a link in the comments.

Keep it PG-13, and if it doesn’t suck too terribly bad, your award will be duly noted in a post (Current estimated wait time – 1 Award post), and placed in the sidebar with a link to your site.

As added incentive for people to honor IMAO with worthless, made-up awards, those who do so may proudly display this worthless, made-up Participant Ribbon:

If you don’t have a blog, then send your image to and include a link to one of your favorite IMAO posts.

For the Photoshop-impaired, here’s a guide to making mediocre fake pictures with Microsoft Paint

Or try the free lolbuilder from I Can Has Cheezburger.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Maximum sidebar image width is 190 pixels. Please make sure text is at least barely legible at that size.

Now get honoring!

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15 Responses to “Award!”

  1. eric says:


  2. Frank J. says:


  3. slapout says:

    I am honored that Imao has accepted my humble award. It is but a small token of payback for the many hours of entertainment that the imao crew has given me. And now, I’m off to listen to the episode of the IMAO Podcast (yeehaw!) where SpaceMonkey invents the time machine.

    Oh, and one more thing:


  4. slapout says:

    Well, I’m glad that if someone had to beat me to it, it was FrankJ.

  5. Tim says:

    #2: LOL! The mandatory “first” that isn’t a first. Well played. 😀

  6. Lechteron says:

    The reason we don’t say “First!” is because we’re not like those other trashy internet communities. .

  7. AwesometificAmerican says:

    I should have done this sooner but the boys in the lab insist on test being done before I hand out awards all willy-nilly. So Awesometific American has decided to award IMAO for its over the top awesomeness. Here is the link

    Congrats guys. You deserve it.

  8. Peregrine John says:


  9. Peren says:

    Your Amazon banner on the side is simultaneously trying to sell me Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre and the Spiderman Wii game. It knows how eclectic I am.

    For example, I will talk about Amazon ads on posts that have nothing to do with Amazon ads. THAT’s how eclectic I am!

  10. Carl Lawrence says:


  11. Andrew C says:

    Next! I thought ya’ll we’re cracking down on the whole “first” thing.

  12. Captain Obvious says:

    I thought yelling “First!” was a juvenile Liberal game… First black this, First Hispanic that…
    Unfortunately they’re all Liberals so more like First black idiot this and First Hispanic idiot that…

  13. 4 of 7 says:


    (Good thing I’m not superstitious.)

  14. c says:

    “How come nobody leaves “First!” comments anymore?”

    Ummm . . . because we’ll get banned? (Don’t hit me!)

    Oh, wait. That’s another site. Frist!

  15. John says:


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