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Thursday, September 14, 2006

comment of the month - big prizes to be won

That's a shameless lie, but hey the Tories started it, so don't blame me. The concept of the prizes will be big, rather than the prizes themselves.

I am hereby instituting a prize of, at best, minimal value (or is that worth?) for the most brilliant comment posted at this blog during the month. And I have rules. Some follow, but you never know there may be others I haven't told you about - or made up yet. And I may or may not adhere to any of the following rules:

1 The voting panel will consist of me.
2 I will accept nominations and bribes.
3 I will acept requests for guest judges to join the panel (me) on an ad hoc basis.
4 If I like you personally, you may win even with a really crap comment - so don't let perceived lack of ability on your part dissuade you from making loads of entries.
5 The prize(s) will be random, fanciful and whatever I decree.
6 They may occasionally be real.
7 They may less occasionally be surreal.
8 If I can't be bothered with any of this, I won't.

I have already selected my first winner and ....drumroll.... is....
anonymous (canned applause)
for her/his concise yet erudite comment on my cat post:

'cats rock'

(S)he wins: a year's supply of upper case 'A's to minimise her/his anonymity
and a copy of my recipe for Warm Salad of tossed cat and pan-roasted wingnut.
Just give me your name and they'll be dispatched to you forthwith, Nonners.

Thanks to everyone who entered (albeit unwittingly) this month's contest - I think all the judges agree that the overall standard was incredibly high. Good luck next time - try a bit harder to post comments that come up to the required standard and you too could be the fortunate recipient of something pointless.
P.S. It can sometimes help to write comments out in pencil on some scrap paper before you get clever with a keyboard!
Get posting and Win Win Win!!!


  • At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Violet Socks said…

    Is this for the month of September, or for the 30 days beginning today?

  • At 3:19 PM, Blogger witchy-woo said…

    "Get posting and Win Win Win!!!"

    You're just tarting for comments now...

  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger Kingcod said…

    comments rock

  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Kingcod said…

    comments rock

  • At 2:38 PM, Anonymous Violet Socks said…

    Didn't I post a comment here a couple of days ago? Have I been moderated into oblivion?

  • At 3:08 AM, Anonymous manxome said…

    See, I was GONNA say "cats rock", but instead I said "dogs bite". Should have gone with my (cat's) gut, so to speak.

    Disclaimer: no cat was harmed in the posting of this comment

  • At 1:10 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    Apologies to all my readers (actually it would be just as quick to pop round and deliver a few hand-made cakes). Violet left a post on her site (obviously just trying to up her traffic cos she's envious of my new-found celebrity and posts reaching well into single figures) asking what had happened to her comment. I came here and found all these comments in moderation when I thought I was meant to get emails or something oh blah blah blah.
    So here you all go:

    VS (1) I will not reveal what my 'month ' consists of. It's up to you to define it amusingly.

    Witchy (aka Mum) 'tarting for comments' and???? you say it like it's a bad thing. Surely only the stupid and greedy would be drawn in...

    VS (2) see above

    Manxome - 'dogs bite' would have won it! Why didn't you post? The moral is if you don't post comments you can't win.

    And Coddy - that's it I now close this month's compy and declare you to have won - see my post to this effect.

  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger manxome said…

    Well, damn. I made-up the "dogs bite" comment because I was certain that this was a made-up contest.

    The rules are so confusing!

    I never win ANYthing. (((sooob!)))

  • At 8:17 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    Post it this month, Manxome! I don't care; I'm just totally wacky, me. And as an anti-competitiveness freak, my competition will be won by all my visitors if we give it time. So keep reading and you'll be a winner.
    Next week I start my bingo promotion.

  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger manxome said…

    Yeesh, SW. I *did* post the "dogs bite" comment, right above your latest drivel there. It's a valid *current* entry, even if it's based on a past entry I didn't actually make. Geez, it's as plain as the nose on B-I-N-G-O's face!

    I didn't want it to come to this, but it may be time to start offering fake bribes.

  • At 12:34 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    hey mankers - don't get weird with the time thing or whether you posted it or said you were going to post it. Maybe you did actually post it in Bujumbura ...This is not some kind of Schroedinger's comment thing. Now tell me about these fake bribes??? I may feign interest.

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    actually, re-reading your latest post, manx, I do rather like it's angry surrealism; it's right up there for this month's prize - and if you were to add the merset hint of cat-harming...
    (must sort out some old tat for the poor dear)

  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    oh god Noooo! the ultimate solceism - a misplaced apostrophe in the previous comment - just behind the crowd of fearful saurians and pissed-off cats will be Lynne Truss trying desperately to berate me.

  • At 12:30 PM, Blogger stormy said…

    Over at Sparkle's, there is a small but growing movement of cats reclaiming the word 'pussy' from the pornographers. We should offer our support to their cause.

  • At 12:21 AM, Blogger simply wondered said…

    Frankly, anyone wanting to reclaim any cat from me wouldn't have to try too hard.
    And 'pussy' has a long and (ig)noble history as a metaphor for that particular part of the anatomy.


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