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Five word Webby winners

June 10, 2008

colbert.jpgIt’s become a tradition at the annual Webby Film and Video Awards, which honor the Web’s best videos, for winners to accept their prize with a speech of five words or less. At least it stops all that guff about mothers, mentors and meanings. So who said what at this year’s 12th annual awards and could you have done better?

- ”Five words is not enough,” said Lorne Michaels who received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his groundbreaking work with SNL Digital Shorts.

- “Keyboards are full of germs,” said director Michel Gondry of “Be Kind Rewind” who was named Webby Film and Video Person of the Year

- “Contact me for voice work,” said Tay Zonday of the viral video “Chocolate Rain.”

- “Please don’t climb our building.”, “Frugal Traveler: American Road Trip” (Travel)

“Together, we’ll make reading obsolete.” The Onion News Network (Best Writing)

- “The revolution will be webcast.” – Getty Images (Documentary: Individual Episode)

-”Well, well, well, well, well.” My Damn Channel, “Wainy Days” (Comedy: Series)

-”Thank you very much. Good bye,” said comedy heroes Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, who were named Best Actors for their cult hit

A list of all speeches — it’s fairly brief – can be found at:

Stephen Colbert, Arianna Huffington, David Byrne will tonight deliver their own five-word speeches at The Webby Awards, which honor the best Web sites.


The Stiletto Blog ( chosen an Official Honoree in the Political Blogs category by the judges of the 12th Annual Webby Awards, along with CNN Political Ticker, Swampland (Time magazine) and The Caucus (The New York Times).

For some unfathomable reason, The Stiletto got her beautifully framed certificate in the mail instead of receiving it in person at the Webby Awards Ceremony. Had she been at the shindig, this would have been The Stiletto’s acceptance speech:

“How can I monetize this?”


“Hold me closer Tony Danza.”

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