In case you’ve been blogging under a rock for the last – oh – week or so, it behooves me to direct your attention to the current skirmish taking place in the blogosphere wherein poets Derek Motion and Nathan Curnow have challenged each other to a battle-of-the-comments.
The rules are simple: both Curnow and Motion have set up a blog post and invited comments upon that post. At the end of three weeks (ie, November 22 or thereabouts) the poet with the most comments wins, and the losing poet must abandon their blog forever.
To celebrate this unparalleled event I have commissioned my nefarious art-monkeys to work their Photoshop-fu magic in a manner that befits, and they have bettered even themselves with this, the official unofficial commemorative .jpg of the Curnow/Motion Blog Battle 2009.
Who will walk away from this digital defenestration unscathed? Who will resign from the world wide web in shame? Will the ghost poetry of Curnow win the day, or will Motion’s space for typing triumph? Whose cuisine blog will reign supreme? Only YOU can decide, gentle reader.