Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Dude Write Results: Somewhere Tropical

Welcome to Dude Write!

We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.

You're a dude and you work hard.

Sure, you might not brush shoulders with celebrities on a daily basis, but you still work your ass off.  You have to deal with customers who sound like Gollum and coworkers who are constantly getting in your way.  All this, while trying to woo that special coworker.

Work is rough.  And home life isn't much easier.  When you look in the mirror, you see a growing belly.  When you look out the window, you see kids kicking your car.  When you look at your blog, you see sexual spam comments flooding your blog.

So why not take a vacation and actually make things better, rather than just believing they will get better?

Do it.  Go now.  Somewhere tropical.

(Just leave the vibrator at home)

And with that, we shall reveal the results.

Our inductee into the Members Only Diamond Club is Joe from Living In Kellie's World, for his post "Cruising, Grandmothers, and Vibrators," in which he takes us on vacation with him... though not the most comfortable moments of vacation.

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

The latest People's Choice award winner, granted to the person receiving the most votes from our readership is Kevin for his post "Anonymous, You P***y," in which he systematically picks apart a recent anonymous spam comment on his blog, which had us all laughing our asses off.

There are three Chairman's Choice awards this week.

Last week's Diamond Winner was Ken.  He said: "This week, my pick for Chairman's Choice would have to go to The Transformed Non-Conformist, for his post: Fortune Cookie #6- Confidence isn't enough.  I liked this post, and how Brett told, that as much as you want to believe that you can do something, sometimes it just isn't meant to be. But, one of the best parts was the interactions with his commenters, and the debate that went on as to how much a person needs to be patted on the back when it's obvious that, as much as they believe, they might just not be cut out for a particular job.  Well done Brett."

Your editors also had an opinion this week.

Youngman Brown said, "My Chairman's choice goes to Bryan Jones for his post, "Bye-Bye Beer-Belly," and not just because he was able to use four B's in his title.  I can relate to him completely, after having a similar awakening to becoming a bit plump in the midsection, and I can admire his motivation to lose the pounds, because it takes quite a bit of determination.  Keep up the good work, Bryan, with both the weight loss and great writing."

WilyGuy said, "Don't jump to conclusions when I honor my co-editor Youngman Brown with my Chairman's Choice this week. (yeah, he honored me last week) When I read his post The Smitten Cashier Boy and Pink Maneater, I could totally relate to all of it. The idea of showing off with a $10 bill coming out of your pocket, while casually observing the teen drama unfolding before you, completely getting it at a level far beyond the comprehension of said teens is not foreign to me.  I see it, I get it, I don't want to comment but for some inexplicable reason am drawn into the drama. It's actually funnier as you get older and farther from 18.  Great Job Youngman!"

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!