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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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I’m funny! Ha! HAAAAA! Ha? Heh.

For reasons I can’t imagine, apparently I have been nominated for “Most Humorous Blog” honors by these kind people. Go figure. Upon hearing this I promptly curled up in a dark corner and muttered “Must be funny… mustn’t disappoint my audience…” And I thought up all kinds of laff-tastic entries that would prove just how funny I can be, proving only that I am desperately unfunny when the pressure’s on.

Anyway, I’m not winning, so I command thee to go forth and vote. I didn’t want to say anything, but those other blogs? They all have syphilis.*

(Normally I’m not one to toot my own bloggy horn, but last time I said nothing, and then--disgrace. Penury. Death. I won’t let it happen again, damn it.)

Also, today is National De-Lurking Day.


So sayeth Sheryl of the delightful Paper Napkin, and I do whatever other bloggers tell me to do. So say hello. Now. I think this is a bank holiday, too, so you can all go home from your jobs. They’ll tell you that if you leave you’ll be fired, but that’s all part of the holiday hijinks.

*Also, before you think, "Hey, syphilis! I wonder what that looks like!" and do a Google image search for syphilis, I warn you--DO NOT DO A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR SYPHILIS. I was hoping to link to some humorous cautionary poster, and instead saw--well, never you mind. It must never be spoken of. (Wow.)

Reader Comments (94)

Happy de-lurking day to you. I don't have the most-anything blog, but I'm jumping on Sheryl's bandwagon all the same.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersarah
OK, I'll de-lurk. Hello! Love your stuff. And I refrained from Googling any STD's. No tainted taints, thank you.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBitter Betty
Please know that I've told those damned people five times now that I think you're the most humorous. Also know that I, too, am losing. But I'm (mostly) cool with that. Because blah, blah, blah, it's such an honor to be nominated and blah...

Syphilis Diller has crazy hair,-A
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

And thanks for the Google warning. Many, many times I regret what google brings me (which is apparently just what I ask for)
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterben
*waves* Well, here I am. Not lurking. Unfortunately, I haven't got anything pithy or wise to say. Dang. *awkward silence*

I've been reading your site for at least 6 months now; I think that your award nomination is definitely well-deserved. Cheers. :)
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKim
Constant lurker here! I keep voting for you!!! REally! I hope you win, you deserve it!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
[lurking cloak disabled] {nerd alert} Congrats on the nomination![lurking cloak enabled] {end nerd alert}
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteroregoncoastgirl
Well now I'll have to google syphillis just to see what horrified you so :) De-lurking in honor of the day. You have a great blog. I've always enjoyed hiding out and spying on your life. (Just seemed like a lurky thing to
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJules
just another lurker, saying hi and that i voted for you too.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterneko
happy de-lurking day! i too do whatever bloggers tell me to do.

what's that? you want me to go and eat all the children's smarties? done and done. :D
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjamie
Happy De lurking Day! And many more!

Laura(email me for pw)
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
Like all the fine people above, I also enjoy lurking. I am seeking professional help for this problem, do not worry.

but your blog is great and has gotten me through many a fine bland work day like this very one. Bank holiday, you say? Cheers!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLizbet
does it count as delurking if i have commented in the past??
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterwix
Smirking and lurking here.... Congrats on the shout-outs!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentercagey
*delurking* Do I have to stand up and say my name? Is this like AA? Not that I would know, of course.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterbluepoppy
I really think I'm much closer to being a stalker here than a lurker, but let's pretend just for today, shall we? By the way, could you send me a picture of your hair so I can get mine done just like it? No? Damn.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMir
Happy D'lurking day!

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterB

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
I am far too shy to comment on your site, but have gathered my courage to say hello.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBeth
delurking to say that i'm almost tempted by your warning, but the last thing i need on my computer at work is syphilis cookies.

mmm, syphilis cookies. actually, i wouldn't eat those if i were you.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterk.
Delurking and saying hi. Hi. Must...resist...googling...STDs.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterCrow
I'll show you my lurk if you show me yours...

And what is up with the crappy BOB prizes, anyway? I say let 'em win, who gives a FinSlippy...

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSoper

Happy Delurking Day!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterchris
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie
I've d'lurked before, but generally I lurk. I like lurking. Mostly because it's a fun word to say. Go ahead. Say it out-loud a few times (I especially encourage this if you're in a quiet public space--say, a library? A museum perhaps?). It's almost more fun than smock. I know you're all rolling your eyes, wondering who this lunatic is, but try it. Really. "smock. smock. smock." It's vaguely entertaining (for about 3.2 seconds, anyways).

I will now cease this stultiloquence and relurk. Likely to everyone's great relief.

And remeber: early, vote often!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterViktor

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