The results are in for the second half of the Weblogger Beauty Contest. A correspondent who requests anonymity provided these photos of Jon Gales: Gales is, of course, the closely shorn young man whose parents should have sprung for the sports coat when they bought the shirt and tie for his high school graduation. A word of advice from someone who made this mistake many times in his youth: A button-down shirt and tie do not meet the minimum standards of "formal attire." Without a jacket, you look like you should ... read more

The results are in for one half of the Weblogger Beauty Contest. Scott Roberts submitted a photo of himself and Alexander Payne enjoying Hooters: Hooter Lovin' Alex Payne is pictured at center, recoiling from the reflective glow of his waitperson's low-cut bodice. Though other pictures were submitted, this one most strongly demonstrates that he is a beautiful person. Note how Payne preserves the dignity of this woman by averting his gaze and leaning into his friend. I think we can all learn something from his ... read more

On his weblog today, Jon Gales fishes through a BloggerCon photo album and declares that "bloggers are ugly," using several people as examples: Check out some highlights of the BloggerCon photos... Eek. Alexander Payne agrees, calling Gales' assessment "harsh but true." Neither Gales nor Payne makes their photos a prominent part of their Web sites. I couldn't find them elsewhere either. This is a shame, because anyone who would make observations about the ugliness of their fellow webloggers must be incredibly ... read more