TigerLilly suggested this one after GypsySoul thought she deserved an Iron Bladder Award, or some such, for superhuman endurance as reported in the Bathroom Break topic. So nominate your pals for silly awards here. Silly but kind awards...
A few of us on the boards are stagehands....try running a follow spot at a show (rock, opera, theater etc...) and hope and pray you don't have to take a leak. Especially if you're running a truss spot right above the stage!! .....not to brag but we at least have lucky bladders if not iron....
Sunshine Daydream, for a "Magic Fingers" award, for his talent in making sure that we can't miss his posts!
C.C. Joe, for a "Gift of the Gab" award.
Jackass of the century. or Best effort to cut off your nose to spite your face. Way to go Dudes!
for JurassicBlueberry for that awesomely blue recipe. Put it in "sat down to my supper" thread too perhaps?
see if i can prove you right Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
Rhino would appear to be nominated for few Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
to Seattlep for coming back from Iraq, and refinding the Dead. Had to say that, even though I seem to be dominating here thus far. Will be quiet for a while now:-)
on the download controversity Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
on the download controversity Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
:-) Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
Spanish Bob!But you did that here on purpose, right? Just to show anyone who's confused what your award is for?:-)
You want a typo award now too, or what? Not to be controversitous or anything!
I nuked the duplicate, though. Bob, you seem to have a lot of experience with the double-posting bug!
Tiger Lilly gets my nomination for __________________________ (please fill in the blank) love and peace.
is still there too much of Morroco's finest Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
is still there too much of Morroco's finest Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
Oh well. I'm sure there's an award in here somewhere.
am just waiting for the right witty title to come to me, which it will...OR perhaps someone else will beat me to it, which would be great! But can say right now that you and izzie get the Deadicated Mod High Award of Honor, and that's for sure!
TigerLilly gets my nomination for "Most Beautiful Name On The Site". The orange flower that grows wild in the midwest. When I see the name I think of the flower in nature and am transported away from computer world. TigerLilly also gets the "Good Vibes Award!" Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Thanks alot Hal R. :-)TigerLilly is what my dad called me as a kid, 'cuz Lilly is our last name. Still does sometimes. Am partial to that flower too. While I'm at it, posting here and all, GRTUD definately gets the Hot Tuna award for excellence in culinary journalism. for those who are confused, see the "sat down to my supper" thread.
I would like to nominate grateful34 for exemplary good manners and cool in the churning madness that is the Tapers Section Forum right now ------------------------------------------------- On August 23rd, 2007 grateful34 said: I just want to make a correction and apology for misspelling's David Lemieux's name in my previous post ---------------- An fine example of an unsolicited and thoughtful apology .....need I say more.....eeerm..no!
Artichoke award goes to Cosmicbadger, for making at least some of us laugh in a time of crisis.
REALLY! Thank you!
"the sword of righteousness is made of irony"
goes to Izzie for elegantly gratuitous uses of the word 'Fuck'
Have been restraining myself from using that word in the forum, even though is one of my favorites lately.;-) Is it allowed? Can we be crass as long as we aren't insulting anybody directly? Perhaps so, as have seen c.c. joe use it once or twice, I think.
The Scientific Transative Astronomical Research Award is hereby presented to along with a Doctorate in General Space Research to our esteemed colleague here at Dead.net - Dr. Golden Road. He has uncovered and reported on many very cool things from the Bonnaroo Music festival to the following story that has literally blown galaxie's and minds to the outer limits of perception. It also kicked in a pretty cool flashback just reading it!*! (not sure why it was posted under "turn on channel 6 but i guess it doesn't matter anyway.) We have the report here. Thanks "Doc" Golden Road for the devotion and visions. Dilated Pupil? By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer 1 hour, 59 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Astronomers have stumbled upon a tremendous hole in the universe. That's got them scratching their heads about what's just not there. The cosmic blank spot has no stray stars, no galaxies, no sucking black holes, not even mysterious dark matter. It is 1 billion light years across of nothing. That's an expanse of nearly 6 billion trillion miles of emptiness, a University of Minnesota team announced Thursday. Astronomers have known for many years that there are patches in the universe where nobody's home. In fact, one such place is practically a neighbor, a mere 2 million light years away. But what the Minnesota team discovered, using two different types of astronomical observations, is a void that's far bigger than scientists ever imagined. "This is 1,000 times the volume of what we sort of expected to see in terms of a typical void," said Minnesota astronomy professor Lawrence Rudnick, author of the paper that will be published in Astrophysical Journal. "It's not clear that we have the right word yet ... This is too much of a surprise." Rudnick was examining a sky survey from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which essentially takes radio pictures of a broad expanse of the universe. But one area of the universe had radio pictures indicating there was up to 45 percent less matter in that region, Rudnick said. The rest of the matter in the radio pictures can be explained as stars and other cosmic structures between here and the void, which is about 5 to 10 billion light years away. Rudnick then checked observations of cosmic microwave background radiation and found a cold spot. The only explanation, Rudnick said, is it's empty of matter. It could also be a statistical freak of nature, but that's probably less likely than a giant void, said James Condon, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He wasn't part of Rudnick's team but is following up on the research. "It looks like something to be taken seriously," said Brent Tully, a University of Hawaii astronomer who wasn't part of this research but studies the void closer to Earth. Tully said astronomers may eventually find a few cosmic structures in the void, but it would still be nearly empty. Holes in the universe probably occur when the gravity from areas with bigger mass pull matter from less dense areas, Tully said. After 13 billion years "they are losing out in the battle to where there are larger concentrations of matter," he said. Retired NASA astronomer Steve Maran said of the discovery: "This is incredibly important for something where there is nothing to it." "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him." "Everybody's dancing in a ring around the sun"
Thanks Marshun! Always a treat to know there's someone "out there" reading. I knew that diploma from the Unversity of Space I got in Red Rocks, back in '79 would come in handy for something, even if nothing at all.... "All energy flows according to the whims of the Great Magnet. What a fool I was to defy him."
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks again and just want you to know that I'm working on a new one that I hope will be as good with more common and interchangeable items. Bon appetit!Congratulations to my nemesis (Dr.) Golden Road. We've known each other so long I feel as though he's become my alter ego. Oh and I'm glad you're over the Lyme's disease, Marshun. That's a terrible affliction and not always easy to get properly diagnosed. You guys are all fantastic and the bright part of my day.... The Dude Abides!
For putting up with all the insanity in the Tapers Section..... I wonder what would have happened at the old dead.net with no mods??!!!!! The Tapers Section was the only thing we had there.....And with Free-Form topics, it would have been a train wreck...Ahhh, the Wild West... Kudos Ladies.... Dead to the Core www.myspace.com/bongwizard
to help Tigerlilly in her dilemma I can reveal the following The owners of this website have assumed complete control over the f word (and its derivatives) on this site and for unexplained and frankly suspicious reasons have delegated its exclusive use to izzie They are however amenable to non commercial trading, so if you are desperate to use the naughty expletive you have to persuade izzie to leave it out of one of her posts! Fortunately the lawyers who designed this arrangement inadvertently overlooked the popular Irish term 'Feck' which is entirely free for use whenever and wherever you like, and, according to Wikipedia ' is syntactically interchangeable with fuck, though it has no sexual connotations' oooops PS
thus "feck" is a good suggestion, cosmicbadger. Can it be used JUST like the other word, ie:fecking, etc?
Indeed, the terms ‘feckin’’, ‘fecked’ and ‘fecker’ are all in use and can be used as an alternative to that other word, except there is not really a sexual connotation. The terms are quite commonly heard in Ireland and as they are a degree less offensive than the word with the ‘u’ instead of the ‘e’ For a real education in the use of feck, try to see the wonderful comedy show ‘Father Ted’, featuring three bizarre Irish priests ministering to the population of the remote Craggy Island. It showed in Channel 4 in the UK and I start laughing just thinking about it...the network seemed unconcerned about the amount of feckin' in the show.... but I do not know if it was exported Any Irish correspondents out there to provide further illumination? sorry for the diversion from the awards ....but hey..what the feck!
Don't forget shite. Ahh... Father Ted.
off to see if Netflix has that movie. If it's as funny as you say, my entire Irish Catholic family will be all over it. grey, thanks for the kind words. And thanks, in general, to all youse guys.
Goes to Golden Road, for his masterpiece about his encounter with a creature of the night in the movie thread. Am totally in suspense about how this man vs. nature mini-drama will end. Hats off for great storytelling!!!!!!!!!!!!
is/was a tv series not a film Bob - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Spanish Jam
I accept that award, thank you very much. I couldn't get my brain around why folks were upset that Gans had edited the word Fuck out of his post! My choices were to give them many many fucks to contend with, or perhaps to start editing their posts for them, to include Fuck. this fuck provided by: izzie
izzie now you have also just walked away with the effing acceptance speech award too. I'm still laughing............. (this fuck provided by: izzie)
I think using a ph gives it a tad more class. So Congradu-phucking-lations! See rolls of the toungue the same, but adds an extra bit of fucking class when reading. What the phuck do ya'll think? ( this fuck brought to you by the letters "P" and "H")
DAVID LEMIEUX *** THE ULTIMATE PRANKSTER
I nominate marye for the Zippy the Pinhead award for starting a topic "Who Is Lily Allen?" on this site. Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
What or who is "Zippy the Pinhead". Have googled Lily Allen this morning, and is some great stuff to be found. As a matter of fact, think I will nominate her right now for: Miss Personality New and Upcoming Celebrity who has already managed to be banned from performing in the U.S. In my limited browsing, seems like this young lady just might be 'bout as clever as Brittany Spears. Come on cosmicbadger, you are the resident Lily Allen expert, number one fan. Help us learn MORE about this fascinating young woman.
Are We Having Fun Yet? TigerLilly, here is part of the description from Wikepedia. But to really understand just google and get on the Zippy website. You have to see him to understand and to understand one must be slightly and happily deranged. marye gets the award because putting Lilly Allen on this site is the kind of thing that Zippy would do. Here you go, but do look at the strip on the Zippy site. "Zippy made his first appearance in Real Pulp Comix #1 in March 1971. The comic strip began in The Berkeley Barb in 1976 and was syndicated nationally soon after, originally as a weekly strip; it has been a daily feature since 1985, distributed by King Features. The Zippy comic strip has a cult following of devoted readers; however, there are those who find the strip incomprehensible. This antagonism and confusion is so common that the official Zippy website contains a tutorial on understanding the comic strip . The original home of the strip was the San Francisco Examiner, where it was first published daily in 1985. It was picked up for worldwide syndication by King Features in 1986. When the San Francisco Chronicle canceled Zippy briefly in 2002, the Chronicle received thousands of letters of protest, including one from Robert Crumb, who called Zippy "by far the very best daily comic strip that exists in America". The Chronicle quickly restored the strip, but dropped it again in 2004, leading to more protests as well as grateful letters from non-fans. The strip continues to be syndicated in many other papers, but often ranks at or near the bottom of reader polls. The strip is unique among syndicated multi-panel dailies for its near-absence of either straightforward gags or continuous narrative, and for its unusually intricate artwork, which is reminiscent of the style of Griffith's 1970s underground comics.  Characters and content Zippy's original appearance was partly inspired by the microcephalic Schlitze, from the film Freaks (which was enjoying something of a cult revival at the time), and P.T. Barnum's sideshow performer, Zip the Pinhead (who was not a microcephalic, but was nevertheless billed as one). (Coincidentally, Zip the What-Is-It's real name was William Henry Jackson or Johnson (according to various sources); Griffith's full name is William Henry Jackson Griffith, after his great-grandfather, the noted photographer.) However, Zippy is distinctive not so much for his skull shape, or for any identifiable form of brain damage, but for his enthusiasm for philosophical non sequiturs, verbal free association, and the pursuit of pop culture ephemera. His wholehearted devotion to random artifacts satirizes the excesses of consumerism. Zippy's unpredictable behavior sometimes causes severe difficulty for others, but never for himself. Zippy almost always wears a yellow muumuu with large red polka dots, and puffy, white clown shoes. He is married to a nearly identical pinhead named Zerbina, and has two children, Fuel-Rod and Meltdown. He has three close friends: Claude Funston, a hapless working man, Griffy, a stand-in for Bill Griffith who often appears in the strip to complain about various aspects of modern life and Shelf-Life, a fast-talking schemer always looking for "the next big thing". A humanoid toad, Mr. Toad (less commonly Mr. the Toad) who embodies blind greed and selfishness, appears occasionally, as does Zippy's angst-ridden brother, Lippy. The Toadettes, a group of mindless and interchangeable amphibians, also pop up here and there. In his daily-strip incarnation, Zippy spends much of his time traveling and commenting on interesting places; recent strips focus on his fascination with roadside icons featuring giant beings; Zippy also frequently participates in his long-running conversation with the giant fiberglass doggie mascot of San Francisco's "Doggie Diner" chain (later, the Carousel diner near the San Francisco Zoo). The website encourages people to send photos of interesting places for Zippy to visit in the strip. His most famous quote is "Are we having fun yet?," which has become a catch phrase. It appears in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Zippy's signature expression of surprise is "Yow!"" Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself
Have been mising something indeed. Am very fond of "slightly and happily deranged", so will explore Zippy the Pinhead with great pleasure, I suspect.
but admits the whole thing was TigerLilly's idea!
I don't think I need to add anything to that nominiation. Hal, you rock.
we're not worthy!