Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Dude Write 7 was Perfect!


It's always hard to follow one of those signature Youngman Brown posts, his wrap ups are noteworthy.

With the Olympics and my lack of memory for much of the posts, much of anything, I would be writing for hours and days to get a post with that kind of detail. And how can you follow the Seven Deadly Sins? I could go with 7 being the number of perfection in the Bible, but based on at least one post that wouldn't play here.

Instead, I give you this... which is WAY better than a chunky dude in the Flash costume...

7 of 9

A few updates, we're doing better on single post voters and your love of your fellow dudes is appreciated. We want to get more readers and have some ideas. We also want to get new writers and this week we added 2 Rookies to the Starting Lineup. We added one last week. We reclaimed a few long lost dudes.

Our Flash Fiction competition closes tonight for July and the voting will open there at midnight. Be sure to read, tweet, and vote. In a week or so, we'll kick off the August run.

And with that, we shall reveal the results.


Our latest inductee into the Diamond Club is Six Fingered Monkey with his post She Smelled Like Masturbation where we learn about Six's aversion to older women's use of Ponds.

Six is our FIRST REPEAT Member.

Congrats, and head on over to the Diamond Club to link up!

 



This week, our Who Woulda Thought award goes to Kevin...again. His post Your Family is Anorexic took home the prize. He can post another Platinum card to his impressive cabinet. His post on the sticky stick figures on vehicles these days was a shared hatred for all.

 

 


And this week's Gold Man Card goes again to Chris Bird from Change the Topic with his Hmmm, What To Blog About This Week. His second straight Gold card win for a post that from its title appeared on the surface to be punching through writers' block. Bully's and Gays and God, Oh My.

EDIT: In late breaking votes, as in someone came to us at the wire and voted, Jeezy Brown shares the Gold for his post Finding Love in Unexpected Places where we discover love in a massage parlor...no not THAT kind of love!

 

There are three Chairman's Choice awards this week. Brandon from LostInIdaho won the Diamond Man Card last week,


Brandon said: "My pick for Chairman's Award is Brett Minor for his piece, When The Cat's Away. Boys will be boys, and this is the perfect example. Watching Playboy TV, injuries in the name of fun, and a HUGE chip on my shoulder are all memories I share. I had a brother (no sister) and reading Brett's post was like going down memory lane... except for the lack of foot scar... oh wait, I do have a scar on my foot, but that was my neighbor Joey's fault, not my brother. Kudos to Brett, for making it out of his childhood with all ten fingers and all ten toes!"

Your editors also had an opinion this week.

Youngman Brown said: "My Chairman's Choice Man Card goes to newcomer Jeezy Brown. And not just because we have the same fake last name. His post "Finding Love in Unexpected Places" was both hilarious as well as uplifting. Perhaps one day I shall find the love of my life when I am least expecting it from the unlikeliest of women."

WilyGuy said "I love that it is so difficult to pick a winner. This week, I'm going with the sophomore effort from Chubby Chatterbox entitled The Dreaded Physical and just about blew a beer out of my nose on "No, but I'm worried it's the disease that started on Michael Jackson's penis, spread to his face and turned him white." When the doctor followed with "Speaking of your penis," I completely lost it. Congrats Stephen!"

 


In the category of the "Color Commentator" Man Card, which is awarded to someone who we spotted making a particularly exceptional comment on another dude's post.

This week's Man Card goes to Michael Walker for his comment on Simple Dude's post. The imagery just took me back to my first Falcon. He said, "I remember my first car… a Mustang. Not the cool kind that ran, but a beat up 4-cylinder one that didn’t. I remember pathetically sneaking off to go sit in it and pretend I was driving it to school at the envy of all of my friends. My first running car (you know, one that I could actually drive) was a 1978 Ford Futura, or as I liked to call it, the 'Lady Killer.'"

 

Congratulations to all of the new Man Card winners this week. If you didn't get yours this week, come back again on Friday and try again!