About a week ago, I received an, ahem, rather prestigious honor which was totally unexpected, but I want to thank all the little people who shoulders I had to stand on to attain this extremely coveted award.
In case you have been living under a rock at the bottom of a slime covered swamp, I know you and anyone who is anybody, anywhere has heard of the prize for the pinnacle of performance in power blogging.
Yes, I actually was named a s a recipient of the PSYCHO CARNIVAL AWARD FOR ORIGINALITY!
The trophy is now ensconced in my room of mementos, in a glass and brass Victorian display case of coveted objects, locked away for eternity along with my neighbors wife.
I will, of course, show it to interested parties for a small fee.
This rather ostentatious gilded, or perhaps melted american cheese product covered statuette was presented to me by my esteemed colleague, SQUATLO, who authors the rather intellectually lofty SQUATLO RANT blog. Really, I cannot recommend Squatlo's blog enough...for me it is a trip to an alien culture...well, Tennessee, close. He gave the award to me on the condition that I publish a picture of myself and give the award to three other deserving bloggers. After much consideration, I have decided on the lucky recipients whom I will confer this rather lofty accolade upon.
First, I would like to award The Engineer Of Knowledge. One of my esteemed collaborators who has given me much inspiration over the last few years. The Engineer has proven that being a Republican doesn't mean embracing TEH STOOPID. In fact his very existence is a positive influence. A man of science and philosophy, but that hasn't stopped him from being peculiarly and particularly hilarious.
He also posts some fine music from time to time.
Next we take a trip to the United Kingdom and give the award to Laci the dog's Blog. Laci is a Powderpuff Chinese Crested Canine and is smarter than most honour students. Laci's owner is a lawyer and he is the one who should be on a leash. Intelligent analysis and observation, eclectic music and insights into Scottish Humor and I've learned much more than I need to know about Haggis!
The third and final award goes to a blogger in Italy Mikeb302000. Mike has a penchant for great movie dialogue and an eclectic selection of music, but the focus of his blog is guns, violence and the death penalty. Mike was a US Marine and a real fighter for gun control regulations. He relentlessly reports, catalogues, analyzes and argues with gun nuts about gun laws. He goes there, day after day and takes them all on.....
Oh, yeah, the picture...It was one of my good days............