Blog Harbor Awarded Nobel Prize

Christopher and his press agentSTOCKHOLM (AP) — It was announced today that Minneapolis-based Blog Harbor has been awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature.  In an official statement from Gerhardt Lindstrom, the new acting Secretary of the Swedish Academy, he noted “Blog Harbor has brought a refreshing change in the way we view this new form of literature known as the blog post.  Having read over approximately 32 million post submissions for Nobel consideration, it is our belief Christopher Gabriel has changed the way people think about a blog.  We have rarely made a Nobel announcement this early but it was clear an exception to the Nobel Code of Nomination Procedure and Selection needed to be made this year.”

Gabriel, reached for comment on a post-signing tour in France, was elated with the news.  “This is quite a shock.  I’m overwhelmed, honored, privileged…what can I say.” 

Asked what post he believed put him over the top, Gabriel was succinct.  “My piece on Facebook.  No question about it.  My willingness to go up against an alien life force without any regard for my own safety in the hopes of making a compelling argument against what has become a dominant force in the world…yeah, I think that did it.”

Gabriel has indicated he will donate his cash prize to WordPress as a gesture of thanks for the free blog template he uses.

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About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of the cleverly named Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. You can hear him weekdays from 9 to Noon. As a writer and humorist, his work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters and publications within the Sun-Times News Group.

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  1. PhillyPat says:

    I believe you have a typo in your blog. It is my understanding you won the *Noble* Prize in Fruitlessness. My information is that you won the prize for the very blog you mentioned regarding your lack of willingness to join the Facebook community. Your efforts to avoid this vast social network while certainly noble will indeed, sadly, one day will prove fruitless.

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  2. Mike says:

    *CLAP CLAP CLAP* Congratulations!! I can’t tell you how honored I am to be reading a blog of such significance. Are you going to start charging people to read your works of art? I know I would.

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  3. territerri says:

    Congratulations, my friend! You are more than deserving of this prestigious award. I wish I could help you celebrate in person, but I can’t. I’ve been awarded the Pulitzer and I’ve got to prepare my acceptance speech and pick out a gown for the awards ceremony.

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  4. Paul Hassing says:

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer chap! 🙂

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