Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Going Once, Going Twice, SOLD to the Winners

How hard is it to follow up 3 times a charm?

Well, we'd be chasing you off with "Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady" as our title. I'm sure Lionel Ritchie is a nice guy, but not so sure he's a Dude, even if he's singing his songs with just about every country music musician out there.

Then we thought, sports! One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out? That ain't workin. The connotation has all of our writers walking away hitless.

Three Blind Mice, though used to mock many a referee squad, isn't going to be anything other than a backhand to our combatants.

The idea of the winner at auction fits well with our dudes. We're all winners. Each post is unique and timeless and would look attractive mounted over the mantle.

How so, you say?

Who isn't thinking of safer curses that could be used in church while keeping a groom calm in his seat? Of course, if you get caught pretend to be British.

How about answers to age old questions such as... can you keep your man card while getting the roto router treatment?

We had a touching tribute to a father's son and a man telling his father's story. And a lake house story that will warm your heart.

We looked at videos of Gargantuan hoses and went all juvenile asking the girl behind the counter to help with adult arm bands at Lamb Day.

Who knew that Frosty mug goodness could lead to love of one man and one Instagram.

Theories that expensive cars come without blinkers are debunked while all manner of side effects can be discovered on late night infomercials.

Don't worry be happy, especially with three photos guaranteed to turn your frown upside down.


And with that, we shall reveal the results.


Our latest inductee into the Diamond Club is Ken with his touching post to his son upon his graduation day. I think we all liked this post. Dear Middle Son puts him in the club.

He can link up in the Diamond Club and he will be given the opportunity to award a Chairman's Choice next week.


Our Platinum Man Card goes to Six-Finger Monkey for his loathing of Instagram and it's many filters. Though the editors thought it might be fun to put a filter on the Platinum Card, we don't wish to taint its legacy. I know everyone's doing it...but you're still a douche is an instant classic.


And our Gold Man Card goes to Birdman over at Change the Topic. He wrote a great little story about a lake house, cutting the grass and drunken raccoons in We Got The Grass Cut.

Though he didn't win the big bag of confetti, Birdman will gt to watch one of his commenters cut his grass with scissors.


This week, there will be three Chairman's Choice awards. As is tradition, Kevin from WhoWouldaThought as a new member of the Diamond Club got to choose a post from this week's selection.

Here is what he said:

"After reading all fifteen entries from Dude Write-Tri, I was tasked with finding one to give the Chairman's Choice award to. One stood out though because it hit close to home and was just awesome. Ken from ken-inatractor gave some serious thought and dedication to his son who is graduating high school. Great post, loved it and it reminded me how my Dad thought of me."

Your editors also had an opinion this week.

Youngman Brown said, "My pick this week has to go to Michael A. Walker from Defying Procrastination for the first in his ongoing series "Death Only Knocks Once." Not only was it incredibly well-written in terms of description, but it also used the language of the time, making me really feel as if I was sitting in a Chicago speakeasy in the 1920's. Bravo to you, Michael. I can't wait to read more.

WilyGuy said, "I was in the mood for some funny this week and y'all didn't disappoint. Though I laughed at many of your honorable entries, I couldn't let the punny humor of Joe over at Living in Kellie's World go. Part III of My Colonoscopy Trilogy: Routed was as funny as it gets. The rear attack of the enema and it's allies with armored units had me in stitches."

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.

There were so many exceptional comments made by the dudes this week. We almost had to pick at random.

The nod this week goes to the thought provoking comment by Michael D'Agostino on WilyGuy's Man Card post "How are you supposed to sew up a bullet hole if sewing will get your card clipped?"


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!

Thanks for a great week!

Tune in Thursday Morning for a secret special competition.