Hotter Than Wesley Crusher

Quick a little history: I was submitted to the “Hot Blogger Calendar” thingy. I find that funny. I find it funnier that I’m actually getting votes.

My boss over at Linux Journal sends me this “Press Release” for the Brain of Shawn readers… Ain’t the Internet a funny place? (I wasn’t going to mention the hot blogger thing, as it seems self serving, but the Wil Wheaton angle makes me laugh)

Yeah, I work with fun people. šŸ˜€
UPDATE: Now the LJ Press Release was submitted to Digg.

Press: Release: Hotter than Wesley Crusher

INDIAN RIVER, MI ā€“ August 25, 2008 ā€“ Belltown Media, Inc., publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux Journal, is pleased to announce that Associate Editor Shawn Powers is hotter than Wesley Crusher. The survey, featured on, currently features Mr. Powers boasting a 16 vote lead over Wil Wheaton who starred as character Wesley Crusher on the much-loved television series Star Trek The Next Generation.

Katherine Druckman, webmistress for the Linux Journal family of web sites, commented “We are very excited that people think Shawn Powers is hot. We had no idea.” Stressing no offense to Mr. Powers, Druckman goes on to say, “Really? He’s ahead of friggin’ Wesley Crusher?”

The Linux Journal team encourages readers and fans to vote for Shawn Powers for Hottest Blogger. Please visit

About Linux Journal

Linux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently in its fourteenth year of publication. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX (5649), sending e-mail to subs at linuxjournal dot com or visiting

About the Publisher

Belltown Media, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated information and media in the open source marketplace. Media offerings span print and on-line, custom publishing, e-newsletters, and other web-based services. Belltown Media is based in Houston, TX with offices throughout the United States.


  1. Cory Wright says:

    I voted for you, but don’t read too much into that. šŸ™‚

  2. Brad says:

    I gave you a vote you sexy man.

  3. Just because of the glasses I voted for you.

  4. […] Go vote for Shawn! I mean it! He’s beating Westley Crusher! […]

  5. Katherine says:

    I am just waiting for the photo shoot… and I hope there’s a (fake) bear skin rug involved šŸ™‚

  6. Candy says:

    They are all killing me over there today with this. I voted, of course. šŸ˜‰ did you see the follow up from Justin? You people are sick. Wait, I work with you freaks. That doesn’t bode well.

  7. Tracy says:

    It was a tough choice between you & the I Pee in the Wind person, but I voted for you. šŸ™‚

  8. MOM says:

    I went there and I tried to vote for you, but I don’t know if I did it. I filled in the dot but couldn’t find a place enter it. Well just know I tried. I really think a computer that responded to being yelled at would be ideal.
    Love MOM

  9. Jeri says:

    So who is this “Comics Curmudgeon” guy and why does he think he’s hotter than you? Cause he is wr0ng. šŸ˜‰

  10. Michelle K says:

    Shawn’s fans have taken the hottness website down!

  11. Nathan says:

    I tried to vote for you but all of your drooling fans have crashed the site. Dude, you rule!

    (I’ll try again later.)

  12. Shawn Powers says:

    My head is getting too big to fit through the door…

    If you really can’t sleep without voting, here is a link to the poll itself. šŸ™‚

  13. […] Powers and Wil Wheaton have joined the Michelle Malkin/Sara Benincasa hot blogger matchups with a standoff. The staff of the Dallas Women’s Museum apparently did nothing yesterday afternoon […]

  14. Jim Wright says:

    I voted for you, in a strictly hetro one man voting for another man in a manly “least of evils” sort of way and not because I think you’re all sexy and such. Just saying.

  15. Tracy says:

    You can vote more than once if you go in through IE as well as firefox. Shawn, I’ve voted for you on 5 computers, through both browsers, 10 votes here!
    For those of you thinking it’s not registering your vote, all you do is click on his name, & a check mark shows up to the right. A msg shows up @ the top of the box very briefly saying your vote has been registered.

  16. Tracy says:

    Jim, are you sure???? šŸ˜‰

  17. Tania says:

    I’m sending it on to my friends. Hee! You’re such a cutie. But, I’m with Jeri – Jamie Oliver is a sexy thang.

  18. Katherine says:

    I still like Wil Wheaton, even though he is CLEARLY not as hot as you… or this Geri Druckman character. ( hee hee). I was a big Wil Wheaton fan when I was about 12. Stand By Me was my favorite movie for many years. It is still up there.

  19. Kate Baker says:

    I totally plastered you on my site as well, hoping for some more votes, you hawt-o-licious mansicle.

  20. Saqib says:

    I was vote number 314, you can thank me with unadulterated Penguicon goodness!!!

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