Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Everyone gets a gold star! Except for you, you know who you are.*

The Arte y Pico. Parlez-vous espagnol ?

Sure, it's not the Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence, but it's something.

Something that I received recently from susan and Utah Savage and from Betty C. back in, er, um, May. If Betty were to retract it due to my legendary laziness, she'd be well within her rights. But ahead we must march and dispense of these things to five other people, guilt be damned.

By all means, take your time. I did.

The rules, and no deviation. We don't like deviants.

1) Pick five (5) blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico” blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award which is here Arte y Pico.

As usual, pretty much everyone I read on a regular basis -- i.e. the Best Clogs of the Entire Tubes® -- has probably received one of these things by now.

1. DivaJood, because, despite being a Cubs fan -- nearly as insufferable as those goddamn Red Sux fans, oh woe is us, go to hell you bastards -- she's a pretty cool chick and writes on anything and everything. Plus, being heavily involved with the travel industry, I'm sure she can score some cheap (read: free) tickets for yours truly to finally visit France.

2. dcap, for there might not be a more consistent poster of richly informative, yet highly comical stuff on the internets. In addition, he seems, despite his Noo Yawk status, to not be evil, which is a good thing. The world already has enough evil.

3. everyone at Jonestown, for even though the proprietor has delusions of empire, he's assembled, including himself (and the previously awarded dcap) quite the cadre of quality writers on topics various and sundry. And if this is someone's second or third award, don't sweat it since each of you is merely getting a slice, thus no need to buy another shelving unit. What, you thought I'd buy a complete award, with engraved base, for each of you? Bah.

4. the Mighty okjimm, who I know already received one, but I don't care. Think of this as your prize for finally getting a goddamn blog. Betcha you're thrilled your name in comments is no longer a somber grey but a shiny, happy blue! Yes, I'm merely angling for him to buy the next round.

5. Unconventional Conventionist, because the dude plays Chopin -- no, not plays it like I do, via the start button on a CD machine, but with actual human fingers -- hates wingnuts and most importantly, the gooey center! DFHs of the world, unite!

*oh, relax. I'm not talking about you.


Übermilf said...

Why don't you ever talk about me?

Bad publicity is better than none at all.

DivaJood said...

Oh, hell's bells, that means two new gowns, and I haven't even found the first one yet. Yikes, yikes and more yikes.

FranIAm said...

Randal in a gown, this I need to see.

Randal Graves said...

übermilf, why would it be bad publicity? You're not secretly a wingnut, are you?

diva, speaking of wingnuts, do what they do when they need cash: invade another nation, fuck things up and magically lose billions of dollars.

fran, I may occasionally get in touch with my feminine side more than the average neanderthal, but how did we go from Diva needing another dress to Randal wearing one? I assure you, I am all man when I don my dapper tuxedo duds and bomb the nearest country of brown people.

American Hill BIlly said...

I'd pick choice number three. Just 'cause the name.

Peace and Freedom

susan said...

Can 'you know who' get a real trophy and can everybody else decide where to insert it? Even I'd be willing to buy a new gown for that presentation.

okjimm said...

Well, Buckerooo...I am really complimented, but still confused....cause I still doan know all the rules, iffen there are rules, and I sure am hope 'n there ain't cause I got me enough problems with out dealing with any them there rules! Shit&Whiskers! I have enough problems trying to open an asprin bottle let alone open up a link! Pffffft as little as three weeks ago I thought a link was sumptin ya threw in the frying pan with the eggs! And speaking of eggs&stuff, whoa, I cracked one open yesterday that musta been in the frigerator since last easter.....Gees, talk about stink& smelled so bad that I had to leave the apartment, which all-in-all wasn't such a bad deal cause I was really looking for a reason to get a beer, and gees, there it was and when I got to the bar there was my ol Buddy Billy Lang and he reminded me that he owed me a beer and so gees, I had a free beer&Schultzie gave me some free tickets to thursdays concert, which I am not gonna be here for, so I gave 'em to Carver&Joslyn, who were so grateful that they bought me another beer and then Bubba called and I had to go back home and find something he needed for his trip to Michigan and he was asking me how to put up the new tent I bought him last Christmas and I said that if he would just open the goddam bag there are

instructions on the inside......on a ......'re it....again!

Arte y Pico ;)

DivaJood said...

Randal, invade another nation, fuck things up and magically lose billions of dollars

That is my platform for running for President. Will you manage my campaign? I am running as the First Diva President.

Randal Graves said...

AHB, everyone loves Kool-Aid!

susan, so you simply assume that this mysterious 'you' is affiliated with the Bush administration? Who keeps the terrorists out from under your bed? They do.

okjimm, dude, if anyone is a candidate for drunken blog posting, it's you. Come to think of it, I haven't in awhile either!

Wait, what?

diva, but can you do it with flair, unlike those knuckledraggers? I'll manage your campaign, but I get to fly to Paris on Air Force One.

DivaJood said...

Randal, if I am elected you and Mrs. Randal can fly with me to Paris on Air Force One, because you will become Chief of Staff. And I will have to have someone running the nation while I go shopping.

Je ne regrette rien said...

wow-3 awards, hey Randal? rub some of that mojo on me. yep, i am a greedy girl.

Randal Graves said...

diva, can I watch teevee while I do?

JNNR, please, take one or two!

Unconventional Conventionist said...

Dagnabit, I guy doesn't look at blogs fer one stinking day and both you and Utah have screwed me.

I'll get even. You wait.

Randal Graves said...


DivaJood said...

Yes, you can watch teevee, as long as it is all reality programing.

Randal Graves said...

That tripe? I resign!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, my friend. A well-deserved honor.

pissed off patricia said...

Someone gave me one last week or so and I just put it on the shelf with the many many others. ;)

fairlane said...

On behalf of the Super Team, I thank you, kind sir.

Anonymous said...

I want a gold star.