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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
ALL THESE AWARDS ARE JUST REDICULOUS
ALL THESE AWARDS ARE JUST REDICULOUS
In my first book, shamelessly self-published and purchased by 17 people on amazon who thought they were selecting Whoopi’s book, there is a chapter on celebrities and the ridiculous number of awards they shower themselves with (should be with which they shower themselves, but Cynthia at http://www.commonplacecrazy.com/ said I could get away with this incorrect grammar in casual writing.)
(Longest sentence ever.)
As an example of these ego maniacs ridiculous awards gluttony, I used this list:
Singers receive a few awards; here is a list of awards given to Beyonce:
Do you think she feels “Special”?
I could have used similar lists for actors and even super-models.
This culture of a group of people heaping award after award on themselves is disgusting, and yet bloggers are in fact guilty of the same hubris.
I am ashamed to admit that through the years I have been awarded and have accepted eight such honors. Some might say that I am hypocritical.
I remember a caller to the Howard Stern Show, the greatest radio show ever, where Howard Stern, the greatest interviewer and off the cuff commenter ever, was accused of being a hypocrite. Howard lit into this caller for about eight minutes claiming he has never in his life been hypocritical, and in fact his success is based on his honest upfront unedited opinions and the unwavering consistency of his positions. The caller then replayed two conflicting comments which Howard had recently made on air. Howard Stern listened and then just calmly responded to the caller, “OK, I’m a hypocrite!”
If Howard Stern can so calmly accept and declare his hypocrisy, then so can I. And so it is with great pride and unabashed hypocrisy that I accept my ninth blogger award, the
“Epically Awesome Award of Epic Awesomeness” award.
Thank you Bad Word Mama at http://badwordmama.blogspot.com/ and Akashic Window at http://akashicwindow.blogspot.com/ for this great honor.
In order to accept I am required to answer several silly questions about myself:
But as a hypocrite I am still going to keep the award.
Now so that every blogger who posts at least once a month will also eventually receive this prestigious award, I am required to bestow it on several other bloggers. This is difficult to do as I do not want to leave anyone out and everyone I follow deserves this award.
But here goes. I am handing this award to bloggers whom I have not previously bestowed an award.
First I am NOT handing it out to Chubby Chatterbox at http://www.chubbychatterbox.com/index, because he gets too many awards, and I am jealous of his writing. So Chubby, back off!
Next I give this award to Suldog at http://jimsuldog.blogspot.com/ . I do this simply because he hates awards and declines them so well and I know it pisses him off.
I also give this award to OLDAFSARG at http://oldafsarge.blogspot.com/ because I like his stuff and he and several of his fellow bloggers have put their life on the line for all of us.
Take the award Uncle Skip at http://lionskip.blogspot.com/ , for the same reason as above, and he can use some more good stuff in his life as we all pray for GS!
Finally an award goes to Katrina at http://www.theyallcallmemom.com/ , because ten kids is not enough for the best commenter in all blogdom, plus I like your posts as well.
I am not passing this award to Lo at http://loisstearns.blogspot.com/ as people might talk, and Mrs. C is getting suspicious…plus I think she has this award already.
So go now all you bloggers and accept this award and all the hypocrisy that comes with it. Make up some silly questions and answer them. Then pass this award on so anyone I missed will eventually receive it as well.
I have not notified any of the above recipients, you must stalk to receive.
Thank you…thank you very much.
Cranky has left the building.