Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Dude Write 16 Results

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The seasons are changing and Fall is here.

And even if some of us hate it, everyone has to agree that it is great weather to go for a drive.  

Sometimes we are happy as a clam to be out driving in our new rides, happy to get away from our everyday quandaries at home, like having to kill spiders for our wives or complaining about bad calls against our favorite teams.

Sometimes we drive with a purpose as we go to our next adventure, making sure that we don't have to deal with backseat drivers or get pulled overThough, sometimes our adventures go longer than planned.

Also, sometimes fruit bowls die*.

*Sorry Jamie, I had no idea how to fit your story into the summary without tacking it on at the end!

And with that, we shall reveal the results.

Our latest inductee into the Diamond Club is Daniel Nest for his post "4 Questionable Comparisons in Idioms"  in which he hilariously brings to light the fact that many of the things we say are completely wrong.

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

This week, our Platinum Man Card goes to Stephen Hayes for his post, "Prepare to Die," where he describes a conversation he has with a witty spider who is attempting to stay alive.

And this week's Gold Man Card goes to Kevin for his post "Peep This, B**ch," in which he discusses the various things about Fall that he absolutely hates.

There are three Chairman's Choice awards this week.  Brandon from LostinIdaho won the Diamond Card last week, so he gets the first choice.  He said:

"This week's Chairman Award goes to the one, the only Chubby Chatterbox for Prepare to Die!  He engaged a spider in a battle of wits, and lost.  This Man Card is more of an 'I'm sorry a spider out-smarted you' consolation prize, but at least it was an engaging story!  You always suck me in, even when they're is a spider waiting for me on the other side.... *shudder*"

Your editors also had an opinion this week.

WilyGuy said, "My Chairman's Choice award this week goes to the fruitiest guy in the lineup. Now, before you get all up in (lack of) arms about my chosen descriptor, I will explain. Jamie Hawkins brought us Still Life Fruit Bowl Blood Bath and turned us all into Smoothie Vampires as we looked on in horror at the brutalization (fruitalization?) of every day fruits and nuts living on our kitchen counters. Well done, Jamie!"

Youngman Brown said, "My Chairman's Choice goes to Dick Stone for his post "What Would You Do."  This post really made me think long and hard about what I would do in his situation, and I came to the conclusion that it made me angry that he has to go through that situation in the first place.  And the way in which Dick let us into his life by asking for our advice shows what a caring father he really is."

And finally, we have 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 Jamie R. Hawkins for his comment on "Prepare to Die!"

He said: "Ha ha ha! That was brilliant!... I must admit, spiders scare the bejesus out of me but I don't feel it's necessary to kill them just because I'm a big girls blouse... Instead, I offer them a cup of tea and a selection of biscuits which they usually politely decline, being creatures who prefer hard liquor and dead insects..."

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