Archive for Nomination

The Best Of … 2011

Posted in Food, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2011 by Bob

It is the end of the year. That means best of lists from everyone. I was reading an article today at lunch that someone put together about the best things they have eaten in 2011. I thought this was going to be a great piece as it alluded to it being about “regular” restaurants. When I say “regular”, I mean the kind of place where a family can eat for under $2000. Where they are only mildly upset that your toddler threw some food on the floor. Where they come up to you and say “oh that is the best baby laugh we have had in a long time!” instead of “Sir, please stop laughing so loud.”

I was wrong. It was a bunch of food editors who talked about the best hot dog they had in France and food that they ate in a number of places I couldn’t even pronounce in NY mostly. I find that is an overarching problem with most reviews of anything, they are not for the common person. I guess movie reviews are for everyone sometimes, but only when they don’t talk about the camera direction and how well the director used the 6 in. Fresnel with barn doors to the best of it’s ability during the death scene.

Back to the food. As I said, I was disappointed that it wasn’t more “everyman.” So, my best of list at the end of the year, is going to include best of votes from all of you, my readers. I am going to need nominees and then we will vote. Here are the following categories that I would like to rate. Hopefully I will get enough nominations and then votes to make this fun.
Best of Categories for nomination:

Best Hot Dog

Best greasy ass burger

Best breakfast place

Best family restaurant

Best Pizza

Now, I realize that everyone doesn’t live in my area (NW Chicago Suburbs), but that doesn’t matter. Nominate whomever you want. It will give me places to visit I I ever get to travel. I would love if the nominations are for non-chains but if you are in love with a chain, then by all means nominate! Leave your nominations in the comments and I will compile sometime at the end of the week and start the voting.


It’s Friday After Thursday Before Saturday

Posted in Music, Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2011 by Bob

If you haven’t seen it already, the song “Friday” by Rebecca Black has got to be one of the MOST annoying songs that has ever been produced. I will give props to her only so far as she is 13 and wrote a song. I don’t think I can blame her for that. We CAN however blame her parents and the company that made the video for this monstrosity. We can blame the public, me included, for talking about the video and getting it viewed millions of times on Youtube. Yes, once again I am bitter and I fully admit it.

If you don’t know what I am referring to, here it is:

With the press calling this the worst song ever written, and everyone getting into March Madness, I decided that I want to do my own little bracket; Kind of a way to relive the stress of the NCAA Tourney and to see what others think. I am going to set up my own brackets and have voting for the worst song ever.

Now my depth of music is rather limited. Most of the songs that other people will think are among the worst written, I probably actually enjoy. So, I need your help. I need you, my loyal readers, and those that happen to stumble across this insanity, to give me your nominations for worst song ever. The number of songs in the contest and the number of days the contest voting runs will depend on how many song nominations I get through Sunday when nominations end. The voting will begin on Monday along with what the brackets look like. I will keep the voting for each round open for a few days in case I can’t get to it until later at night, and for those of you that don’t stop by every day. After each round I will post the bracket to show the results. I think this will be fun … at least for you.

So, leave a comment with your nomination (s) and come Sunday night I will tally everything up and get things ready for Monday. If this works out well, and it garners enough interest, nominations, votes, etc., then I will run future bracket contests with prizes like gift cards from places like iTunes, Starbucks, etc. No, I am still not sponsored but this will also make me maybe get my ass in gear and move my site to self hosting where I can do cooler things.


And until next time, remember … “As long as there’s, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll.”

%d bloggers like this: