Wednesday, August 23, 2006

And The Funny Award Goes To...

Update: Thank you to everyone for your ideas on titling this award! More information on the first edition is forthecoming...

I've been feeling that things have been a little, well, depressing here at Chez MotR lately. I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the convergence of *ahem* monthly happenings with what is shaping up to be quite possibly my last few days of breastfeeding Little Guy. (*sniff*) That these two events are occuring simultaneously seems to have sent my hormones completely out of whack, and thus, a sort of sad and easily irritable MotR has emerged of late.

And while I think it is perfectly fine and OK and good to blog about things that aren't just funny and cute and that are actually of a more serious nature, I feel the need to honor the funny stuff today--the stuff that people blog about that gets me "choking on my twizzlers", as one blogger put it in her comments to me once.

And here is why I want to honor the funnies.

Because no matter how completely shitty my day is, no matter how badly I feel like picking up an expensive household item and chucking it across the room for reasons I can't fully explain...I'll open the Internet and something I read on one of your blogs will have me

laughing.
my.
a*s off.

And in those few brief minutes that I'm reading your post, I'll forget about stuff for a while. I'll forget that I still haven't gotten the laundry done. I'll forget that I have a "heart to heart" talk scheduled with my mom this weekend that I'm absolutely dreading even though I know we need to do it. I'll forget that Husband had every right to get annoyed with me this evening because I was being a bit*ch but couldn't help it (those damn hormones again). I'll forget that we're probably getting no vacation again this year and I sooo need a vacation.

When I read these hilariously funny posts, I'll forget it all and just have a good, from-the-gut laugh. And you have no idea how theraputic this is for me.

And so, to the true point of my post.

I want to start a Funny Award. And I want to know what you think about it. It would be a little award that I would hand out to bloggers who got me laughing my tushie off. I wouldn't award these on a schedule. Just when I came across a post that REALLY cracked me up. There are a lot of funny posts out there so it would have to be like spitting-out-my-coffee funny. There would be a button involved for the "awardees" that they could place on their blog, and I would put a link on my sidebar to all the "winning posts" as a way to showcase them.

Now please note that I am in no way qualified to determine what funny is, and I actually don't claim to be funny myself so it is quite possible that you might not think the posts that I select are even that funny. But one thing I've learned about the blogosphere is that you can create anything here. There are no rules. It's an open playing field where non-funny people can hand out funny awards. And ya know, I kinda feel like handing out some funny awards!

So, what do you think? Do you like this idea? Do you think I should do it?

If so, do you have a good idea for a name for my Funny Award? Cuz all I can think of is "The Funny Award," which is completely unoriginal and un-funny. And somehow I think that the name of a funny award should be kinda funny. But I guess it doesn't have to be.

Anyway, whatcha all think? I'm dying to know.

For examples of posts that I think are worthy of The Funny Award, go read Pattie's latest post over at Stolen Moments or go watch this hilarious video of Jenny's daughter over at Mama Drama.

53 Comments:

Blogger carrie said...

You could call it the "SOMC Award" (spitting-out-my-coffee). I think it's a great idea.

Carrie

ps. Hang in there with the hormones, they are always a little out of whack when you stop nursing! It'll get better soon!

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Kailani said...

I almost killed my husband when I stopped nursing! It does get better!

I think a Funny Award would be a great idea! Can't think of a good name right now but I'll get back to you.

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Kvetch said...

I think your Funny Award is a great idea, and I like SOMC award, but why not stick with the tried and true ROTFL or LOL Awards. Everyone will know exactly what you mean. Geez I wish I was funny.

4:56 AM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

OHMYGOODNESS...you think I'm funny. Hee. You totally just made my whole day.

I LOVE the idea for The Funny Award. I'm always looking for a great pick me up or a new site to explore. Now if you'll excuse me...gotta go check out Stolen Moments.

5:21 AM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

Sounds like a fun idea!

5:25 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

Great idea. I totally think you should do it. I am usually creative with names and such...so I'll think about it (on my way to work right now) and get back with you. But, you should totally do it. I have one to nominate already. I'll ahve to send you the linnk. (its not written by a mother - but this guy's entry is freaking HILARIOUS!) oR i THINK SO.

5:37 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

I love the idea. How about the PYP awards (pee your pants).

5:51 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

Ok, got a few suggestions on names that I dreamed up driving to work....
The Gutbuster Awards
The Screen Cleaner Awards (meaning you have to clean your screen after you spit your beverage out on it)
The Chuckle Till Ya Buckle Awards

I may think of some more...but there is my contribution!

6:31 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I love posts that are so funny that I cry from laughing so hard and because I just can't be that funny.

This is a news blog, but THIS post is hilarious!

http://journals.aol.com/thecoolerblog/AOLNewsCooler/entries/2006/08/21/k-fed-masterpiece-theater/1095

6:39 AM  
Blogger Pattie said...

Aww....gee, thanks for mentioning me. I can't take the credit, though. It was all my four year old's fault :)
Seriously, though, I think a Funny Post Award is a great idea. I am sure many of us can use a good laugh. It's therapeutic (especially on those "hormone" days...cheer up!)

6:44 AM  
Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Love the idea, but it will add more blogs to my already 'takes 2 hours to get through them all' now list. My problem; not yours. Funny awards - two thumbs up!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

First of all - you ARE so funny!
And B - I think it's a great idea!!

7:21 AM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Never underestimate the power of the weaning hormones to mess with your mind!

I love the "Gutbuster" terminology from sunshinedaily4me.

I can't wait to read the winners! (If you wanted to really spark a craze, you could do it by nomination, like the Perfect Post awards, and hand out buttons - that would pretty much seal your blog-world domination!)

8:13 AM  
Blogger sunshinedaily4me_wuz_here said...

OK, you have GOT to check out my funny link..I just posted it on my blog. It is about frustration with Walmart, to which we can ALL relate I'm sure. Anyway, still thinking of more funny names....

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

You guys are awesome! There are some great suggestions here:

SOMC (spitting-out-my-coffee) Award
ROTFL or LOL Awards
PYP awards (pee your pants)
The Gutbuster Awards
The Screen Cleaner Awards (meaning you have to clean your screen after you spit your beverage out on it)
The Chuckle Till Ya Buckle Awards

I'm laughing just reading these names!

Oh, and B&P, the nomination thing was something I had thought of but I wasn't sure how I would work out the logistics of it. I have to think on that some more, but it's a good idea.

8:45 AM  
Blogger Great Day said...

great idea. I like screen cleaner awards, and also PYP awards.

When does this start?

8:49 AM  
Anonymous O Mama Mia said...

Let the games begin, MOTR! This will be awesome! I've got two lil ideas: the everyone knows LMAO Award or the S&G Award (shits n giggles). Cannot wait for this to begin!!

8:59 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Seriously, this is a fantastic idea. I like the PYP award name personally.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Yankee, Transferred said...

SOMC gets my vote.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Amber said...

I think a funny award would be PERFECT! I'd love to check out your winners as a pick-me-up for my own day. Oh, and did I tell you I'm pretty damn funny? At least that's what my daughter says. I've trained her to laugh at my jokes on command... :-)

P.S. Aunt Flo paid me a return visit the very same week I stopped nursing. How thoughtful of her.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I think it's a great idea!

12:28 PM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

I vote for Screen Cleaner Award, that is just soooo apropriate.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Babaloo said...

This is a great idea. I would love to check out your winners. My submission for the name would be: the "Funny Off The Record Award."

1:08 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

More great ideas! You guys are on fire! LOL

Great day: I hope to do the first one within the next 3 weeks or so. I need to find someone to make the button for me first.

1:51 PM  
Blogger kittenpie said...

Oh, I'm all for giving props to the posts you enjoy. I'm so sending in a perfect post nominee this month.

I think Kvetch's idea of using one of the much-known acronym LOL or ROFL or LMAO would work.

Or you could name the button itself, the way some medals and cups have names. I'm thinking "The Belly Laugh Button."

And Izzy could totally make you a button.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Self-Proclaimed Supermom said...

I think that is a GREAT IDEA.

I enjoy choking on my twizzlers too. Especially the new rainbow ones.

Yum...ack...snort...yum :)

3:10 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

It is an awesome Idea. Feral mom makes me laugh - hard, so I will be surely nominating her.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Kittenpie: Great minds think alike. I am so hoping Izzy will make the button! Just have to ask her...

3:40 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

I'm with Kvetch. I like ROTFL or LOL for award names. It's a great idea, btw, to have an award for funny posts. We all need a little humor from time to time.

Says the woman who has been on a serious kick for the past few days.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Nut's mom said...

SMOMN award- spraying milk out my nose

5:44 PM  
Anonymous mamatulip said...

I love the idea! You rock.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Queso said...

I love it. Great idea. Point me to the funny.

What about:

The Laughtastic Award.

Or the Gigglicious Prize.

Or the Choking On My Twizzlers Award, sponsored by, um, Twizzlers.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

I think its great and I will look forward to it!

8:30 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

I think it's really great, and I waited to comment b/c I was hoping that inspiration would strike and I'd help you with the naming of it.

so far, I got nothin'.

I suck.

but still, I think you are so fabulous for thinking of it.

FABULOUS. do you hear me??!?

9:00 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

LMBO (Which stands for Laugh My Butt Off/Laugh My Button On!)

Who doesn't like a good laugh? Smart thinking!

9:01 PM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Great idea! I really needed humor today, lots of whine being served here, AAAHHHH!

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Funny is good. Everyone loves FUNNY! And I've given up all hope of ever getting one of those OTHER awards *ahem* people give each other *sob*

But seriously, sounds like a great idea and I hope you're feeling back to your old self soon. I've been riding the hormonal tsunami a bit lately, too.

xo

9:36 PM  
Blogger me/myself/I said...

A funny award sounds like a great idea! I`ll never get it for sure (I`m just not funny (on purpose...), but still: a great idea!

12:06 AM  
Blogger K. said...

My son is definitely weaning himself right now too. Is that what my problem has been? I seriously thought it was the pregnancy....

4:44 AM  
Blogger sunshine scribe said...

What a great idea!

But who is going to award you .... some of my favourite funnies come from right here my friend :)

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I love the idea. I think you should do it for sure.

9:05 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

What a cool idea!

You Go girl. (Oh dear God that was SO 90's!)

9:10 AM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

Yes! Great idea! Call it anything you want - just tell me where to find the funny.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Waya said...

I love the idea and I love reading funny posts too. I like the "PYP" award! You're so creative!!

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Missi said...

Wonderful idea!!!

I like the ROTFL or LOL award.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Piece of Work said...

But . . .can you give YOURSELF a funnie?

7:41 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

The Barbie clothes all over the house was a classic... and of course, a falling asleep baby is always good for a chuckle. I just saw a Yahoo video yesterday or the day before that was a tiny little kitten falling asleep sitting up. That was beyond cute.

The only thing I can think of for a name has to do with liquid shooting out your nose. A little lengthy but would make a great image on a button!

Thanks for the comic relief!

8:28 PM  
Blogger Marla said...

I like the idea of a place to find the funny easily. Because some days, I go looking for it, and all I find are posts that are not only sadder than I feel, but so sad they make me feel bad that I feel bad at all.

I vote for the "Screen Cleaners", I think you're great for suggesting this.

And as for the weaning, let's just say that one thing to look forward to, that in no way makes up for what you'll miss, is that it's nice to shop for shirts that one doesn't have to consider "easy access".

5:31 AM  
Blogger Sudiegirl said...

Here's a suggestion:

The "Golden Rubber Chicken".

There ya go.

Come visit me to pay me back...;-)

Thanks!

9:22 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

I would end up just pretty much voting for every single post at Mrs Fortune so...that wouldn't make me really good contest judge, would it.

Bring the funny! I can't wait!

5:37 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Hey wait... BTF? Bring the Funny?

Does that suck for a name?

5:39 PM  
Blogger Oblivious Maven said...

I like it, I'm always in the market for a giggle.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I think a Funny Award is a GRAND idea! How about the "LMAO Award"
Ugh...that's not the best, but its a suggestion hehe! Love your place here!

12:12 AM  

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