Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Awards



It has been suggested that there be awards for the best of this and that at the end of the year. Face-Lifts and Guess the Plots, mainly, as EE already instituted New Beginning awards. Although I think the least messy way to handle such an undertaking would be for EE to choose the nominees, I don't object to nominations from the minions. If nominations start pouring in, I'll tabulate them and announce the most-nominated ones. If nominations trickle in, I'll just choose them myself. The criteria should be wit, humor, etc.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The good news is that it is not difficult to spell ril and kate.

Anonymous said...

Ode to Brenda Bradshaw

Whatever happened to Brenda Bradshaw?
The hottest blogger I ever saw.
But she was more than just a pretty mother,
She was as sharp and witty as any other.
Where did she go, our favorite MILF?
Perhaps EE didn’t select her continuations enough.
Please come back, Brenda B!
For, my memory of you, is the best of me.

Anonymous said...

Here's an excerpt from the greatest face lift of all time: FACE LIFT 78.

[Jaws? Are there sharks? You haven't mentioned any sharks. Sharks would definitely improve this book. So would a wolfman. Is there a wolfman?] [If there's a wolfman in a book, it should be stated clearly, up front; it's sure to be a major selling point, and you don't want it getting lost in all the boring personal security, implications of legislation, and software development crap.] [In fact, here's what I recommend: keep the sharks and the wolfman--make it two wolfmen, in fact--dump the software/private eye guy, and add some zombies, a brutal eunuch, a few ruthless vigilante sorcerers, and the Pooka of Leinster.] [You're probably thinking, But that would make it a completely different book! Exactly!]

The second best all time feature on EE is FACE LIFT 75, the birthplace of so many stock characters (including the brutal eunuch and the cynical mercenary.

I wish I could remember which facelift involved the angry author who moved to Colorado to help him write his book. That was classic too.

Evil Editor said...

122

Anonymous said...

My memory is such that I can't even remember yesterday's Face Lifts let alone nominate one. I have been exposed to way too much tetra-ethyl lead and benzine. -JTC

Anonymous said...

Thanks, EE. Man, that Colorado dude was not a happy chappie. He'll never make it. The comments string was hysterical.

How about this EE? Do you remember your line "Either I'm in a drug-induced stupor or you were when you wrote this"?

p.s. Here's a grammar/punctuation question. In my previous paragraph, should the question mark go inside the quotes? Everybody tells me it should. My argument is that the question mark isn't part of your lihe. It's part of my question. So I always put it outside the quotes and always get zebbed for it. I'm wrong, aren't I?

Evil Editor said...

We need 10 volunteers to each choose a group of 25, read them, and report back with the three best in their group.

Anonymous said...

I volunteer!

...dave conifer

Evil Editor said...

How about this EE? Do you remember your line "Either I'm in a drug-induced stupor or you were when you wrote this"?

That's 227. I found these by putting the quote (the word Colorado in the earlier one) in the search feature at the top of the blog and hitting "search this blog."

From what I've gleaned off the Internet, commas and periods are always inside the quotation marks in North America. Question marks go where they work logically, so you had it right.

Evil Editor said...

Okay, Dave Conifer has 26-50.

GutterBall said...

Doing the facelifts, right? I'll volunteer. I can't do 'em tonight, but I should have time to crash tomorrow night.

I'm in!

Evil Editor said...

Gutterball has #s 51-75. Choose the three funniest.

acd said...

I'll do 25 of them. :)

cm allison said...

next year I'll opt in, but being that I'm still new to your site, I think I'll continue to semi- "lurk and learn"....

I feel like I've been shoved off the high board into the deep end, brain's ballooning!

Evil Editor said...

That would be 76 to 100 for acd.

acd said...

I won't let you down, sir!

Not to encroach on others' turf, but I have to nominate Face-Lift 220 for the funniest GTP's ever, and 45 for introducing us all to the nexus of time travel itself.

McKoala said...

What's the deadline for reporting back? Different tiime zone and school holiday issues here, but will volunteer if you need another minion at your service.

Evil Editor said...

No deadline, the awards should cover the full year, through 12/31.
So you can have 101-125, unless you say otherwise.

December Quinn said...

I volunteer to take 25, as well.

Evil Editor said...

December: 126-150.

GutterBall said...

Do we report back here or e-mail our picks to you?

Evil Editor said...

Either's okay.