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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
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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)

Hi, I'm de-lurking, and I voted for you--I love your blog!!

January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterPC
Delurked. You're bales of laughter in my book. And my book is important. Yes, very.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterpanajane
I'm de-lurking upon command (although I've commented before, so I'm not a true lurker). Anyway, I voted for you and it's good that you are encouraging your devoted readers to vote.

I, on the other hand, jumped the gun and suggested that people vote for my blog before I discovered that it wasn't actually a finalist in its category. Heh heh. Hey, look over there! Something shiny!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJane
delurking -- love your site :)
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterlaura floyd
I don't have syphilis. I know this because the District of Columbia requires a syphilis test before issuing a marriage license, which is silly, because who gets syphilis nowadays? All the youngsters now are into those newfangled monkey diseases. But I had to get a test before I got married, and I procrastinated, and the week before my wedding I had to go to a storefront blood lab on a bad block of Georgia Avenue (not that there are any GOOD blocks of Georgia Avenue) and the lab tech there punctured my vein back and front and I had a 9 inch long black bruise along my inner arm that looked very, very heroin chic with my strapless wedding gown. So I don't have syphilis. Perhaps that is why I didn't get nominated for a BoB award....

Actually, I'm one of them folks that nominated you for Funniest Blog, so it would be proper of me to go and vote for you. I will. Promise.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSummer
I never miss a post; you're the cream of the crop. (Do people still say that?)
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl
Oh, man. Now I totally have to go do a Google search for syphilis. Haven't you ever studied psychology? You tried to warn me. Instead, you compelled me. But before I go burn disturbing images onto my retinas, I will delurk to say: Happy DeLurking Day! Don't feel bad about being unfunny. My blog has been serious for a week and it's killing me ... I'm been chanting "go go gadget hilarity!" with enthusiasm, but to no avail.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer G.
I think you are hilarious, therefore I'm delurking and voting... I'm multi-tasking!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentercml
I found your blog one day --I'm not really sure how anymore, but I've been reading ever since, as your blog cracks me the hell up.

And that is my De-Lurking Tale.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterEm
Well, I've commented before, so I don't know if this counts as delurking. But anyway, I voted for you even though one of your competitors has an Edward Gorey reference in his/her blog title. And hey, you're in 3rd place!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentercyclopatra
De-lurking complete!

I love the site, and of course will run (virtual run?) right out to vote for you. I request only one thing in return: more Henry stories/pictures, he is the cutest thing ever!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterbee
Thanks for the google advice! You have a great site!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermaggie
de-lurked!I check regularly to see what's up.must go now, fingers frozen...Oklahoma cold, houses not built for cold....
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkara
syphilis is prettysyphilis is funsyphils gives weeping open soresto each and every one


(my deepest apologies. I am very sleep deprived because of a teething 4 month old)
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterloachie
As you command, Your Finslipiness! I end my lurking.

Funny you should mention syphilis. Want to spend 3 days in the fetal position? Donate blood, have them commit a lab error during screening, and get notified by registered mail that you should 'talk' to your doctor.

Now aren't you sorry you asked us to stop lurking?

You may now resume finslipping. And I will resume lurking. Happy New Year!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterNova
Happy De-Lurking Day, and congratulations on being a finalist on the BoB Awards!

I'm also a finalist in the BoB Awards, a couple of places under your blog, but that's ok. I blog for fun, and my hamster Duckie, and Bigfoot!

I hope you have a Happy New Year, with lots of fun, and clean socks!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRockchild
I have left a comment or two, but I am usually a lurker here. *hangs head in shame* I have, however, voted for your blog four times already at BoB!

You make me laugh out loud, which I don't do often when reading.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly
Another delurker here. Meep!
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDevon
Count me in. Are all of us de-lurkers lapsed (and thus easily guilted) Catholics, or is it just me??
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermc
Hey! I'm losing too! AND I lost the award right after you did! And! AND! And we SUCK at giving each other needed support on our respective you-know-whats. I'm just saying.

I voted for you. And I'll do it again, just keep it coming with the sweet sweet Funny.

Karen (Chookooloonks) and I are thinking about combining and taking out the competition that way. The working title is Chookoohippoogriffs BUT I think Finchookoogriffslippy might be better. You in?
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJulia S
hi! i read you all the time. post more often, please. the kid can take care of himself for awhile.

p.s. i voted for you. you should totally win. those other people are baby eaters.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkatie
Along with Syphilus, you should never do a Google image search for "mumu." Not unless you want to see a vagina sporting full clown makeup.

Don't ask me why I was looking up "mumu."
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterErin
hi! i'm a huge fan, and a neighbor too, apparently. yay bkny.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLara
De-lurking away!

I used to work as a video producer at a university. Every semester we produced a 6-week series for the fine folks at the free clinics. Basically, I sat in a control room for three hours a week, for six weeks, twice a year, and put photos of diseased genitalia on the air.
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterRobin
I seem to have misplaced my underwear....did I leave it here?
January 5, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterGenuine

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