Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Special Guest Wednesday


This week's guest post was written by Tom, Icy and Dusty.

Grooming, n.
1. The unpleasantry of preparing for unpleasantries. -Icy (at right)
2. When the humans spend much effort, time and money so we can go roll in the dirt. -Dusty (Icy's dad)
3. Forging our impressions for others. -Tom (Icy and Dusty's manservant)

Tom, Icy and Dusty are the co-authors of My Dog's Daze, The Alien Guy and Speak Icy Speak!. Did I mention that Icy and Dusty are dogs? Tom is famous for combining photos and animated gifs, and Icy is famous for clever and good natured wit except when they're persecuting Little Bar of Soap for her Christian values on behalf of the ACLU. A regular feature of My Dog's Daze is Icy's Asinine News in which he involves his friends' blogs in a completely fair satire of modern journalism. The Alien Guy follows the travels of an Alien from an alternate Universe while he navigates various universes including one where puns become real, one where Nancy Grace of Court TV duels with a Dog-faced girl, and Akron, Ohio.

I'd also add that Tom is about the nicest guy I've had the fortune to make a friend while Blogging and, together with Indeterminacy, I've found most of my online friends because they first found him. You know who you are. Every technical skill I've used on this site, I've learned from him. Without Tom the picture of Ambrose Bierce holding a birthday cake would never have appeared and then where would we be? Speak Icy Speak gives the technical background to his miracles and is recommended to any casual blogger who wants to learn new tricks in simple language even Dusty can learn. Tom is married and lives in Ohio, God bless him.

How to be Special: Every week, right after publishing the Wednesday guest post I email someone from a list with a word not in The Devil's Dictionary. Their job is to write back by Saturday night with a definition for that word. If you would like to be added to the list, please email me at the address in my profile or leave a comment below.

15 comments:

Sar said...

Nice definitions & pictures, Tom, Icy & Dusty! :)

Grooming: the act of sacrificing one's sense of self for another's.

Sreekesh Menon said...

the act of imposing one's sense of style on others.

AP3 said...

Nice job, Tom and Icy and Dusty! And yes, Doug, that's how I found you. Tom is a great guy.

dddragon said...

Ditto ditto!

Grooming, verb. What I should do to the cats to avoid what I have to clean up later: hairballs.

Doug said...

Sar and Sreekesh: a victim and a perpetrator. Ah, but which is which?

Aral, they're good people aren't they? Dogs being people too.

Dddragon, cats are not people, although dragons are.

Sreekesh Menon said...
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actonbell said...

The highly skilled profession of standing in as the better man at weddings.

actonbell said...

I always love Tom & Icy pictures, and they're sooo clever!

karma said...

there's nothing better than a well-groomed woman. or dog :))

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I love Tom, Icy and Dusty.

Grooming: lying to the public.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Mondo Cane', indeed.

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weirsdo said...

Mrs. Weirsdo says you did a good job.
I personally feel grooming includes a day at the spa, but not the plastick surgeon.

Sar said...

Oh Pansi, but of course, how could I forget - the spa!

Doug said...

Actonbell, that's my favorite role at the wedding or the honeymoon. And I agree about Tom and Icy who are conspicuously absent today, aren't they?

Karma, I'll take nasty woman and well-groomed dog, but to each their own.

Tan Lucy, "By the President" is silent.

It sure us, Gabriel. I live an hour from work because my dogs like to run free.

Thank you, Pansi. That's a very clever distinction and why you're a superstar lexicogramibob.

Really, Sar. Out of the mouths of dolls...

ariel said...

14 months and 11 days later I just want to say that Tom is the person who makes the blogosphere a bearable place.