DorkFest is the traditional October festival where we come together to share our dorkiness together in a mutually supportive and respectful environment underlain with a seam of nasty, unforgiving competitiveness, resentment about having been passed over in the past, and complaints that one has nothing to add to past years' entries. From the entries submitted, it is my duty, in conjunction with the lame duck Dork, to choose the blog's official Dork and Vice-Dork for the coming year.
But first let us praise the great Dorks of the past.
2009 Dork: Eversaved
2009 Vice-Dork: Jenners
2008 Dork: Rex Parker
2008 Vice-Dork: Rebel
2007 Dork: g
2007 Vice-Dork: FingerstotheBoneWow, that's a seriously dorky crowd! Think you have what it takes?
Then THROW DOWN!!
I will dare to define dorkiness here as "the shaping of one's life around one's arbitrary enthusiasms." Apply for dorkhood by submitting an answer that begins with this phrase:
I embody dorkiness by ____________.
Your entry -- which must be in the comments by Saturday morning -- may be anywhere from the theoretical minimum of five words (eg. "I embody dorkiness by geohashing") to, well, the sky's the limit. Links to web locations that demonstrate your dorky achievements are acceptible. Supplementary material may be emailed to the obvious gmail acccount.
Simple references to previous years' entries are less fun and effective than are previous years' entries cut and pasted along with acid little resentful comments appended. And you can add recent achievements. What have you dorked for us lately?
Eversaved and Jenners are ineligible for office this year, and -- Jenners -- it is traditional for the Vice-Dork to seethe with resentment at this juncture that she does not ascend automatically to Dork, let alone to be barred from even running.
Entries with remarks that are implicitly or explicitly flattering of the L&TM5K content are always especially welcome.
Submit your DorkFest entry in the comments. Chop chop!!!