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The Astounding Blogger of the Year Award

2 Jan

January 2, 2013

Over the course of 2012, it has been the honor of the Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride to receive a great many awards and nominations for a variety of blogging awards, some of which you see published below. And we are especially grateful to have been nominated more than once for each of these awards. I am now a multiple Versatile Blogger Award-winning blogger, as well as a multiply Inspiring Blogger and even a double Blogger of the Year.

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And so forth and so on, yadda yadda yadda. These are all pretty harmless, if somewhat silly. There is no real award, there are just people who make up “awards” and give them to their friends who make up awards and give them to their friends who gave them awards in the first place. Let’s say what they really are- ploys to drive up traffic, since each comes with a silly set of rules requiring the “winners” to answer 5 to 10 silly questions about themselves (“When did you first begin blogging?” “Which flowers bloom in your imagination?”) and then pass the “award” on to 10 or 12 other bloggers, who pass it on the 10 or 12 more, etc  etc etc.

It is the blogging version of a chain letter.

But they are really no big deal and they make people happy and if someone wants me to be the Motivation Blogger Award winner, than far be it from me to complain. But to foist this on 10 other unsuspecting bloggers and make them slough it off to another 10, each of whom has to answer a set of ridiculous questions is not something I want to be a part of. There is enough unwanted spam in the world.

So it is in this spirit, or perhaps in direct contraction of it, that I announce that Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride at bmj2k.com, Your Daily Dose of the Absurdities of This Absurd World, has both created and awarded to itself as the first recipient, the Astounding Blogger of the Year Award.
 PHONEY BLOG AWARD

Thank you, thank you, please be seated. I am humbled by your applause, and your standing ovation? Well deserved, I admit.

What makes this award special is that every time you are nominated, you are entitled to another Whitman Mayo. As you can see, I have been nominated nine times. And even better, I have twice been decorated with the Golden Crown Whitman Mayo. Truly, none have been so honored since the dawn of time.

This award represents the pinnacle of the blogging arts.

As a condition of the award, the winner of the Astounding Blogger Award promises not to foist it upon any other person or site.

However, that shouldn’t stop you.

Pick five sites that you feel deserve this made-up award and post a link to this very page so that they may claim their award and proudly display it on their site. But there’s a catch! Each “winner” must answer the questions below and post them on their site.

1- How does Cthulhu affect your everyday life?

2- Who would win in a fight- Kirk or Picard?

3- Which flowers bloom in your imagination?

4- You see that thing last night? What’s up with that?

5- Do you really want to live in world where men wear meggings?

That’s it. Simple, right? So go on out and pick five sites that you feel embody the history and the majesty of the Astounding Blogger Award and give them the honor of this prestigious decoration.

As for me, I’m off to write my acceptance speech for Cattle Rustler Blogger of the Year.

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Whitman Mayo:

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Gold Crown Mayo:

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11 Responses to “The Astounding Blogger of the Year Award”

  1. allenkeyes January 2, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    1- How does Cthulhu affect your everyday life?

    >>>>> It allows me to pick which lockers will be the duds when I’m watching Storage Wars

    2- Who would win in a fight- Kirk or Picard?

    >>>>> Will Wheaton and Sheldon Cooper for the win!

    3- Which flowers bloom in your imagination?

    >>>>>DEATHTUNIAS

    4- You see that thing last night? What’s up with that?

    >>>>> What thing? That Brooklyn thing?

    5- Do you really want to live in world where men wear meggings?

    >>>>> YES! MEGGINGS ARE AWESOME AND AN INCREDIBLE FASHION STATEMENT. MEN WHO WEAR MEGGINGS ARE SECURE IN THEIR MASCULINITY, AND GET THE CHICKS LIKE NOBODYS BUSINESS. MEGGINGS ARE FOR DIESEL MEN. (Why yes, I did invent meggings. Why do you ask?)

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  2. allenkeyes January 2, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    How about the C Montgomery Burns award for outstanding achievement in the field of excellence? (Ahhhh…..back when the Simpsons was funny)

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    • zathra January 2, 2013 at 1:22 am #

      Back when the Simpsons was funny….. I think their place has been taken by Family Guy / American Dad & even The Cleveland Show. I haven’t really watched an episode of the Simpsons in about 2 years. It’s being kept around for the same reason that NBC keeps SNL around – Sentimentality.

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      • bmj2k January 2, 2013 at 8:18 am #

        I think SNL is in a “give up” time slot because nothing will get great ratings there, and it is cheap, so why risk pad pr by cancelling it?

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        • zathra January 2, 2013 at 8:31 am #

          It’s in a ” graveyard ” slot, which usually kills off many shows. The Simpsons still airs in a prime time spot on Sundays, which is inexplicable. The show has been treading water since, what, about 2001 ?

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          • bmj2k January 2, 2013 at 10:24 am #

            I totally agree about the Simpsons’ quality, but I don’t know about the ratings- they still must be good. Plus there is also the merchandising money to be considered- this still makes FOX a ton of money from syndication, toys, apps, etc. Similar to Doctor Who for the BBC- Even if it was not a top show for them they rake in the pounds from merchandising. But there is nearly no SNL merchandising and virtually no rerun value since it is so topical.

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            • zathra January 2, 2013 at 10:33 am #

              I guess all that other income would be like having a goose that lays golden eggs with the Simpsons.

              As for Doctor Who not being a top show….. ** BLASPHEMY ** !! I think the series has become ** better ** since Matt Smith took the title role.But the only reason I began watching it in the 80’s on PBS was because this girl I was dating at the time wouldn’t shut up about it. 😉

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              • bmj2k January 2, 2013 at 11:24 am #

                Oh, DW IS a top show, no doubt about it. I just that meant that if, for some reason, it was not, then it would still bring in the bucks for them and still be on TV.. I like Smith a lot but I think the writing for his tenure has not been as good as some previous seasons.

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                • zathra January 2, 2013 at 11:35 am #

                  Agreed !!
                  I have seen a few anime’ homages to Doctor Who on YouTube, & I think ” No more bloody anime’ ! ”

                  Anywho, I think Smith has gone back to the roots of the series. A cranky, wonky old man in a blue box who happens to look a 21 – year old.

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                  • bmj2k January 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

                    I want Ice Warriors!

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                    • zathra January 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

                      I want to see The Master return. Really, he was always too good an opponent for The Doctor to simply get rid of after a season or 2. Like Lex Luthor to Superman, or the Joker to Batman.

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