They handed out the 2006 Webby Awards the other night. One of the rules is that your acceptance speech must be 5 words (or less?) in length.
Here are some of the winners and their speeches:
“Discover digital objects and handles.”
– Dr. Robert Kahn, who received a special lifetime achievement award for co-developing the TCP/IP computer networking protocol that is the basis of the entire Internet.
“Jewish American Princesses … Smokin’.'”
– JDate.com is a dating service that caters to Jewish singles looking for kosher love. The site, designed by Sparks Network, won the Webby award for best social-networking site.
“Sports? Pornography? Sports? Pornography? Sports!”
– ESPN.com won the Webby Awards for best sports site under the entertainment category. The awards show also featured several members of the cast of Avenue Q, a Broadway show consisting of puppets, who performed a scene about how the Internet’s main function is really to host pornography.
“Everything you think is true.”
– Prince was awarded a lifetime-achievement award for his Web site NPGMusicslub.com, on which he has released seven full-length albums that are not available anywhere else.
“Two crackers, fighting racism, yo,”
– RememberSegregation.org is a site constructed to recreate the era of racial segregation. Visitors first encounter a screen with two different areas to click on: one for “White Visitors” and the other for “Colored Visitors.” Viewers then get to the site’s main page, which features information on the history of segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I have a big … pencil.”
– Big Ideas Come From Big Pencils.
“Darlings, make blogs, not war.”
– Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post.
“More than just bare breasts.”
– Genographic Project, National Geographic.
“Liberals have mojo … we win!”
– Mother Jones. After this win was announced, host Rob Corddry asked the crowd if there were any conservatives in the audience at all. One person applauded.
“Make UNICEF obsolete … help kids.”
– State of the World’s Children 2006, UNICEF
You can view a list of all the Webby Award winners here (complete with links to the winning web sites).