Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Dude Write 23: Holiday Feast

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Before we know it... the Holidays are upon us. Most of us are busy cleaning and decorating our homes and apartments in preparation for the impending hordes of family and friends set to descend upon us, to gobble up mounds of delicious food, watch the Cowboys lose (I'm regretfully a Cowboys fan), play board games, then promptly pass-out on the couch from tryptophan overdose.

And we wouldn't have it any other way.

Out of respect for the precious time we have with our family (and the need to prep for their arrival), we will waste little time getting to the most delectable and tasty portion of our weekly program... THE RESULTS!

Here are your Dude Write Week #23 Winners:

Our latest inductee into the Diamond Club is, Daniel Nest for his post 'Weekend diary of a man gone mad.' Daniel is no stranger to the the Diamond Club. In fact, if he keeps winning, we may have to rename our top card the Daniel Nest Club Card for excellence.

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

We had a tie for the second spot, so we will be giving away TWO Platinum Man Cards this week. Our first winner is, Damon Rallis for his post, 'I thought it was a tumor or a stroke... but it turns out itsjust some weird form of herpes, without the genital warts.' He also wins for worlds longest post title. Glad you are recovering from the non-genital warts!

And the second Platinum Man Card goes to, 
Kevin Routh for his post 'Forrest.' I'm glad to see Kevin win this one. Who wouldn't be proud of their son for making the ultimate dude wish, "All I want is to be surrounded by Victoria's Secret models!!!"

There are three Chairman's Choice awards this week.  Jimmy from Jimmy's Opinion gets the honor this week for winning last weeks Diamond Club Card.

Jimmy said: "My Chairman's Choice would go to Kevin at Stuff My Daughter Says for his post 'Forrest', because Dude how many guys actually think this way, if Forrest had not been so quick on the draw and wished for Christmas music first, just look where he would be, I have a feeling he will be repeating this wish until one day he gets what he wished for."

Your editors also had an opinion this week:

WilyGuy said, "I selected Bryan Jones' post 'A Bar Room Fantasy' because I loved his use of 'todger.'  As a non-Brit, I will be planning to use this phrase from this point forward.  It will bewilder audiences, especially when used somewhat out of context. 'Yes, Boss, the report will be on time but my massive todger will have to be quieted.'  Great Job Bryan."

Michael Walker said, "I had a tough time deciding this week, but ultimately I went with Jeff Law's post, 'Twinkie Heaven and Hell," because Jeff was brave enough to broach the topic of the Twinkie-ass-explosion  crises that has rocked our nation these last few weeks. You know everyone and their brother have been emptying the store shelves of Twinkies and gorging themselves until... well... read Jeff's post. It will explain it all."

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 Kevin Routh on the 'Twinkie Heaven and Hell" post. He said : "RIP Hostess. My kids always asked me to get buy Ding Dongs (instead of Twinkies) for their snacks. Not because they liked them more - but because "Ding Dong" is kid slang for penis. A box of Ding Dongs can provide pre-teen boys many hours of humor."

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