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That’s The Thanks I Get

30 Aug
Too Many Award Groups?

Image by Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton via Flickr

Yesterday’s Award Ceremony seemed to go down well, apart from a little carping in the cheap seats from those who felt left out; but I am not pleased with what I now see is my unworthy winner: guess what she did?  She gave it awayThat’s right, Nancy re-gifted my award like a set of cheap toiletries at Christmas. 

I didn’t thumbsuck this idea to go sharing it round the net.  I didn’t (possibly) infringe image copyright so people would read about me willy-nilly and come racing over here to see what the fuss is about.  I didn’t spend nothing to have it thrown back in my face.  I intended sharing the award as much as a box of you-know-what; but now it has lost its exclusivity.

However, the damage has been done; and once you hear who Nancy’s recipient is, you’ll quite understand that she was too afraid to do anything but pass it on: the deserving secondhand winner is…Miss Whiplash.

I am an idiot, actually (thank you, Hub, for that masterly overview of the situation): I should have given the award to the scary people first.  Oh, wait….

I went over to Miss Whiplash to see how she was coping with the sudden fame and adulation, and read something that I just have to share with you.  Miss Whiplash has been having trouble with her computer:

Anyway next day I went to see Chris and Colin who do the Tarot readings. Colin asked if there was anything that I really wanted to know. Yes I replied…can you tell me where my e-mail list of contacts have gone and where my photos are, and where everything is..

I think I can help you there he said, I used to be a Computer Technician.

You couldn’t make it up.

Well done, Miss Whiplash; it wasn’t a comment but it did give me a real laugh out loud moment.  


A brief explanation about the spelling of CoWAbunger™ (thank you, everyone who offered help; I just c+p this one; it’s easy when you know how), which caused some confusion: it is not to be confused with cowabunga

(i)    a greeting by Chief Thunderthud of HowdyDoody fame
(ii)  an exclamation of joy by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
(iii) a surfer dude’s phrase to show off his/her coolness

CoWA: Comment of the Week Award – the ‘the’ is silent, as in        .

bunger: bung (to offer a bribe to a greedy blog owner) + er (the Scouse pronunciation of ‘her’); thus, bung ‘er a box of Maltesers and the award is yours.



Joke 159

30 Aug

A wife went to the police station with her next-door neighbour to report that her husband was missing.  The policeman asked for a description.

She said, “He’s 35 years old, 6 foot 4, has dark eyes, dark wavy hair, an athletic build, weighs 185 pounds, is soft-spoken, and is good to the children.”

The next-door neighbour protested, “Your husband is fifty, 5 foot 4, chubby, bald, has a big mouth, and is mean to your children.”

The wife replied, “Yes, but who wants HIM back?”

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