CoWAbunger Hoist

7 Nov

I’m not doing this just on Viv’s say-so, though she does have a lot of influence over The Laughing Housewife (don’t tell her!); I’m doing it because it’s the right thing to do.  Pleasing myself, pleasing a friend and choosing the winner never seemed so easy before. 

For this excellent comment on I Always Listen To My Readers, in which I was hoist by my own petard, step up, Big Al.


To all my fellow commentators, please vote on the following:

For making us answer polls on her blogs, Tilly Bud should be:

1. Henceforth and forever more banished from the blogosphere ____

2. Tied up in a room with a box of Maltesers just out of her reach ____

3. Be made to listen to a recording of WordPress prompts played over and over ____

4. Be made to listen to all the knock knock jokes that ever existed ____

or….. (and this is especially cruel)

5. Be complimented on every thing she writes ____


I found a wonderful picture of a cow doing a pole dance but I can’t use it.  If you’re curious, it’s here.  Then there was a picture of a bull goring a matador right where it would hurt me (in the mouth); I’d like to have used it – satisfying on so many levels – but Big Al was so charming and so funny that I decided to go with what he really deserves…a smiling cow.  Here you go, Big Al:

Big Al isn’t funny just in here.  Check out his blog, The Cvillean.  Don’t be put off by the fact that he can’t seem to spell his own name.

Well done Al!

28 Responses to “CoWAbunger Hoist”

  1. misswhiplash November 7, 2011 at 11:25 #

    Your award was very well placed..Big Al is fantastic and is always funny even when he is serious.

    thank you Tilly , he deserves what you have given him


    • Tilly Bud November 7, 2011 at 11:34 #

      Always glad to acknowledge greatness 🙂


  2. granny1947 November 7, 2011 at 13:15 #

    Put me out of my damn misery….what is TMI???????


  3. SidevieW November 7, 2011 at 14:18 #

    I would do the Maltesers one. As a chocoholic I know the agony that would cause 😉


  4. Cindy November 7, 2011 at 14:28 #

    Well done to Big Al 🙂


  5. Big Al November 7, 2011 at 15:25 #

    What can I say? I am humbled beyond words………naaahh! That will be the day.

    In accepting this award I would like to thank my mother and father who put up with such a wise a– for all those years. And my wife for posing in the picture with me to make me look like a normal person. And to my teachers in high school, who 50 years ago said: ” If Al Gore ever invents the internet, and blogging ever becomes popular, and if Tilly Bud ever becomes a blogger and if she ever creates the CowAbunger award, you will certainly win it. And I scoffed at them!

    Thank you Tilly Bud, any humor I invoke comes from learning at the feet of the master. Oops, compliment. Can I still keep the picture of the smiling cow? I love it.

    P.S. Since Tilly Bud has impugned my spelling ability I should explain. (It’s not the first time). I live in Charlottesville, VA. We abbreviate often to Cville. Therefore, I am a cvillean. Coincidentally, I am also a civilian cvillean. Take that, spell checker!


    • Tilly Bud November 7, 2011 at 22:20 #

      An acceptance speech worthy of any blubbing actress, Al 🙂


  6. gigihawaii November 7, 2011 at 15:34 #

    I liked Al’s blog so much I added it to my blogroll. Thanks, Tilly!


  7. Pseu November 7, 2011 at 16:31 #

    good choice!


  8. SchmidleysScribbling November 7, 2011 at 17:29 #

    Al deserves a big smooch from that cow. Dianne


  9. bluebee November 7, 2011 at 19:57 #

    Oh, nooo – a whole cow…

    Congrats, Big Al 🙂


  10. Lorna's Voice November 7, 2011 at 20:03 #

    Big Al, my Big Pal, deserves everything he gets! 🙂


  11. kateshrewsday November 7, 2011 at 21:43 #

    Well done, Big Al! And bravo, smiling cow!


  12. belleofthecarnival November 7, 2011 at 22:37 #

    I suggest being complimented on everything she writes 🙂


  13. Christina Does It All November 8, 2011 at 02:09 #

    LOVE the pictures. as always.


  14. nrhatch November 8, 2011 at 03:58 #

    Excellent choice . . . for an excellent comment. Love the laughing cow!


  15. Perfecting Motherhood November 8, 2011 at 07:06 #

    I know you were tempting me with that pole dancing cow… so there you have it, it’s my cow of the day!


  16. eof737 November 12, 2011 at 04:11 #

    Cute 😆



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