I've noticed a number of bloggers recounting their top stories of 2007, and not wanting to be too
much of a spoilsport, I reckon I can do the same.
In 2007, we wrote somewhere around 966
articles, excluding the handful of articles that never made it past the "planning" stages. Of these articles, the ones that caught the most attention were:
#1: Professional Protester, Jihadi-Style
The world got introduced to Shakheel Bhat
, courtesy a bit of much
appreciated traffic from Christopher Hitchens
. This story even managed to get Snapped Shot to appear on NPR
and CNN International
(via IBN Live), not that either appearance was anything earth-shattering.
#2: Rage Boy Parody Roundup
No photography-related story is complete without a photoshop contest, this being the contest for the story above. I was swamped for probably 2 weeks solid receiving and sorting through the contributions I received for this, courtesy Michelle Malkin's
interest in the contest. And I am quite
proud to say that this contest was judged by Rage Boy himself
#3: Professional Protester, Palestinian-Style
Rage Boy fans were elated
to learn that there was a pretender to the throne in the Palestinian terror-tories. Or at least, Geenstijl readers
seemed pretty excited about it. Oh, and the same rule as above applies here as well
. Get your entries in today!#4: Glorious Jihadi Linkage
Al Jazeera Magazine made the mistake of hotlinking one of our graphics in a heart-wrenching, but totally false
story. Considering that little fact, I didn't feel so bad about raining on their little parade.
#5: Updates are Also More Equal
This was the second in a series of exclusive articles on George Mason University's "non-sectarian" prayer room being taken over by Muslim student groups on campus, and their associated demands that the University construct an expanded "Islamic Study Area" for their own use. Thankfully, the University has continued to deny these demands.
#6: Snapped Shot: Always Pwning Jihadis
Snapped Shot readers were given a chance to get in on a little bit of free advertising, courtesy an Indonesian website that made the mistake of hotlinking one of our graphics in a pro-jihadi article. They never learn, do they?
#7: Rage Boy: Palestine
This was the first time we noticed that Shakheel Bhat had a bit of competition in the "Palestinian" terror-tories.
#8: GMU Broadside Stands Up to Inequality
The fifth article in our exclusive series on George Mason University. It was good to see the campus newspaper investigate this story on their own.
#9: Sir Salman Rushdie: Day of RAGE Edition
This was the fifth day in a week of protests
over the granting of the Knighthood to Salman Rushdie, made all the more famous by a cameo appearance by Rage Boy.
#10: Words of Wisdom from Capitol Hill
Ever wonder what your Congressional staffers think of you? We had a rare chance to see their thoughts firsthand, and I've still gotta say: They ain't pretty.Honourable Mentions:
While these stories weren't in the top ten, they almost
#11: Rage Boy Photoshop Contest: The Results Are In
My congratulations again to Scott
, who was singled out as being the
photoshop that brought a tear to Rage Boy's eye.
#12: Professional Protester, Palestinian-Style
I have a distinct feeling that we'll be seeing The Mustache
Whatever 2008 holds, I hope that it will be as entertaining for us all as 2007 was!