Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I do doodle. You, too. You do doodle, too.

To be more accurate, scribbling, but the alliteration is so much better with 'doodle.' Think of scribbling as doodling with language, which is essentially what I do here. There's certainly neither rhyme -- no, that's not true -- nor reason -- that's very true -- to this place.

Anyway, the bestest librarian on the tubes until another librarian bestows a large bundle of cash, jewels or châteaux to me, Liberality, has kindly presented me this award because I can apparently bend minds.

"So, can I, chump. And a lotta other things!"

Don't you have some booze to drink? The fine print:

Of course, as with every Bloggy Award, there are A Few Rules. They are, forthwith:
*Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.

*Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

* Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to
This Post, which explains The Award.
* Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!

*Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

All these lovely humans are different, but share one crucial element in common. Comme moi, they'll scribble on a wide range of subjects and since my brain is all over the map, I could really use a compass. Oh, if you detect a bit of bribery and/or fear in the following comments, you should be a detective.

1. La Belette Rouge, because if I don't choose her, she'll rip my flesh.
2. MRMacrum, because he should post more of his fiction.
3. The Pope of Beer and Donuts, because I want a custard one.
4. susan, because I want her to post more of her art.
5. übermilf, because she's phantasmagorical.

No one has to pass it on, but do what you want. I ain't laying any rule trip down on you today. Tomorrow, I'm not sure.


Dr. Zaius said...

"übermilf, because she's phantasmagorical."

Indeed! And with cupcakes.

materfamilias said...

Came here to check out Belette's story and find a Buffy quotation for a title? Ah, the goodness is multiplied!

La Belette Rouge said...

Congratulations! You deserve this award, stacks of cash and big bottles of wine. One out of three ain't bad.

And, Randal you are too good to me. But, if you stop I will rip your flesh. Not really. Well, maybe. We weasels are charmingly unpredictable.;-)

I am a big fan of the scribbles of Susan. Now, thanks to your lovely award giving I look forward to checking out the bloggy goodness of the other recipients.

MRMacrum said...

So you have heard that you can bend minds huh? The talk around the water cooler when you are not there seems to disagree I am afraid. The word "numb" I think is the one I kept hearing. Be that as it may. We all live in our own fantasies.

Regardless, I do feel your scribbling deserves any accolade one might want to bestow on it. Your posts are often a struggle for me to get a grip on. And that is a good thing. Prose such as you put down cannot be taught, it has to be there already. Your natural style and wonderful usuage of the language often leaves me astounded.

That you feel the urge to pass this award on to me is, well, I am thrilled to have your stamp of approval. After reading your not so subtle rebuke about my drawing political meaning from the red shoe post, I have been looking for a nice picture to hang in place of the Obama poster. That Scribbly Award will do just fine. Your point about hating the necessity of politics is/was well taken. Up until the run up to this damn election, I had pretty much been able to shy away from making political statements in my blog. The award will remind me daily, weekly, or when the spirit moves me the reason I started blogging in the first place. To scribble words in such a way that occaisionally they may make sense.

Übermilf said...

Why do I feel dirty?

Übermilf said...

Also: this will have to wait until after "Shirtless Crackpots on YouTube" Week.

Randal Graves said...

dr. zaius, yet she never shares them with the class.

materfamilias, hey, someone caught it! I thought about working M.O.O. in there as well, but that would've had everyone going 'huh?'

LBR, do I toast myself when I get home? Was that too presumptuous? Now I'm afraid of having my flesh ripped. Please don't make me do a real shoe post. ;-)

mrmacrum, ha! My wife would probably agree about the numb thing, as in mind-numbingly boring.

The problem with politics is that it's a bloody car wreck. I want to turn away, but I can't often enough, those titillating bastards with their chicanery and sleights of hand.

I'll try to work on my subtlety in exchange for more of your post-apocalyptic prose.

übermilf, that's between you and your dirt. Oh please, don't let this award interrupt such a wonderful series. Today's was especially bizarre.

materfamilias said...

ah! the most dedicated Buffy followers could surely have been counted on . . . after all, those MOO Mothers (forgive the redundancy) were a force to remember.

susan said...

Does the phraseology of image making count as writing? How is it I spent so much time reading and am still unable to construct fluent prose?

Of course I'll provide another picture - you didn't have to encourage me but I do appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

And you deserve it I might add, being one of the better scribblers around the town, country, urbane and rural environs. Now live up to the accolades and continue in the work set before you! Go forth and sin more

Beach Bum said...

Comme moi, they'll scribble on a wide range of subjects and since my brain is all over the map, I could really use a compass.

If I understood that correctly I have to say that you are always on target and hardly need a compass.

okjimm said...

boy*Howdy... this 'not having a computer' thing is really busting my chops.
plus.... my latest client, my lastest program is in the shit-woods.

Ain't no deal, n all, but it sure has made life interesting.

But.... what has really made life interesting in the scant moments I recall as months....is reading the manic,minutely manicured, melodic, melancholy musings of a very, very, soulful man.

Anyways..... Thanks. Muchly.

Utah Savage said...

Oh crap, I forgot to post the rules.

Sal Kilmister said...


Anonymous said...

Well, congrats!

I don't doodle near as much as I dawdle.


S.W. Anderson said...

Wait a minute, Randal. You're in fear of La Belette Rouge ripping flesh, but refer to Ubermilf as "phantasmagorical." Say what?!!

Must be a matter of proximity of the one and safe geographical distance from the other.

Anyway, scribbling is so analog and 20th century. I don't mean to discount the award aspect; you deserve recognition. But I think we need a more up-to-date term, one that reflects our digital lifestyle choices.

Ideas, anyone?

Randal Graves said...

materfamilias, you know, I miss Snyder.

susan, damn right it does, because what are we doing with words but using yet another medium to paint a picture?

afeatheradrift, and sin more? Don't have to tell me twice.

BB, you might not say that if you saw the invisible pile of discarded drafts!

okjimm, that was a cheerful story, thanks for that. I still think we should all incorporate ourselves, fuck up, and get some of that sweet, sweet bailout cash. New computer gizmos for all!

utah, 'tis not the world's end.

sal, tov?

hill, I'm a big fan of dawdling, as well. ;-)

SWA, we have nothing to fear but the fear generated by weasels and phantasms.

As for your suggestion, perhaps, but with so much of the world becoming digitized, this old soul, though not a Luddite, would hope we could keep a few ancient things around. I mean, who reads an e-book? Not holding the thing in your hands? Yikes!

Liberality said...

good choices. you the man.