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The W - CRZ's World - CRZ: AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT PUNDIT
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
Any idiot can be a pundit. Time to prove it!

http://washingtonpost.com/pundit

Hey, I have opinions. I can do 400 words or less (after I edit the hell out of whatever I come up with - this parenthetical being a fine example). Clearly, this is a sign from God and a way to force my foot in the door to the exciting world of punditry and writing [about things that aren't software documentation]. Nay, not just writing, but writing for the prestigious Washington Post, yet - (still hanging on as) a major newspaper!

I will now accept (and then probably ignore) any and all advice on how to succeed at joining - and then winning - this competition....if indeed you have any.

"Less parentheticals and dashes" goes without saying, so be less obvious. Thanks :)









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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.10
Are you actually going to enter this? This can't be serious. It contradicts everything I thought I knew about you.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.85
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    Are you actually going to enter this? This can't be serious. It contradicts everything I thought I knew about you.
Explain!









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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.10
Well, in short, the entire premise of this "contest" is stupid. You ... are not. I could explain why I think it's stupid, but I would just sound like the cynical bastard I always sound like. Maybe if they didn't label the contest "America's next top pundit" as if it were a game show like everything else in this country now, it wouldn't sound so contrived and predetermined.

I know this isn't going to be true across the board, but I don't think I've ever used the word "pundit" in anything but a derogatory context. I don't doubt you have thoughtful, intelligent things to say (as a matter of fact I'm quite certain that you do), which is why The Washington Post (or any other newspaper) can't be the best place for you to share them. :)
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.33
Man that pay sucks and thats if they even use your column and they want up to 8 hrs a day debating? Are you that bored?
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.29
    Originally posted by CajunMan
    Man that pay sucks and thats if they even use your column and they want up to 8 hrs a day debating? Are you that bored?

8 hours a week for 3 weeks.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.33
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by CajunMan
      Man that pay sucks and thats if they even use your column and they want up to 8 hrs a day debating? Are you that bored?

    8 hours a week for 3 weeks.


Still a rip off
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idiot or not, I applied. What the heck.

if I win, I'll just go back and copy and past old Grimis stuff



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That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    idiot or not, I applied. What the heck.

    if I win, I'll just go back and copy and past old Grimis stuff


I vote for you!



Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.10
    Originally posted by AWArulz
    idiot or not, I applied. What the heck.

    if I win, I'll just go back and copy and past old Grimis stuff


This probably isn't directed at me, but I did not mean to imply that anyone who participates in this is an idiot.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.61
    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
      Originally posted by AWArulz
      idiot or not, I applied. What the heck.

      if I win, I'll just go back and copy and past old Grimis stuff


    This probably isn't directed at me, but I did not mean to imply that anyone who participates in this is an idiot.


Nope. Zed started this with "any idiot can be a pundit"



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That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy - Swift

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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.10
So he did. Well, I still didn't mean to call anyone an idiot (besides The Washington Post, which isn't a person).

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