Thursday, August 24, 2006

Nominee

NOMINEE, n. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.

2006 Update: A biography seeking flesh, a photo gaining breath and a promise in pursuit of oblivion.

While Shayna is saving whales, seeking a cure for breast cancer, giving voice to the disabled, preventing terrorism, remembering our soldiers, accompanying the lonesome and feeding the hungry, Goa'uld is trying to change the world. Go help Goa'uld save a tv show.

72 comments:

actonbell said...

Have I been nominated as Penguin?

Good morning! I'll go help out the Goa'uld.

brian said...

The honorable state of Confusion, home to various objects both inanimate and vocal, hereby casts it's votes for our Nominee, the glowing eyed one, Doug.

puppybrose said...

nominee: jockey

cj said...

nominee: a strong hint that you should do something, they were hoping you were going to volunteer and you didn't. Now your nominated to do something you should have volunteered to do in the first place!

Joel said...

nominee:one whose reflexes prove slower than those who've already taken one step back. see also physically challenged)

Joel said...

nominee:least offensive; most common of the denominators; lacking in uniqueness and conviction; possessing previously unsold soul.

Minka said...

Minka is a nominee over at Sar´s Caption Contest.
I nominate all of you to vote for me.

I promise simpler verifiers, open first spots and general merriment to be had upon my winning!

pretty please? With sugar on top!

QuillDancer said...

Nominee: the person who didn't show up for that week's committee meeting.

Joel stole my original thought -- not stepping back -- and I am glad he got here first because his definition is phrased perfectly.

Minka -- wonderful self-promotion! Here's some advice from the reinging champ of shame -- to be truly shamesless you need to leave a link to the Brawl.

puppybrose said...

Nominee: frontman and/or patsy

O Ceallaigh said...

NOMINEE, n. Conspicuous recipient of the punishment due to the virtuous, whether the virtue reflects nobility of character or steadfast service to those who are in possession of the nominee's soul. Not to mention the contract on the children.

Thomas Jefferson assiduously sought to succeed George Washington as President of the United States, and was miffed when the prize went instead to John Adams. On the second try he got there - only to describe what he had won, later, as "a splendid misery".

Minka said...

Now did I mention that I am a Nominee over at SAR'S Belle of The Brawl?

And while it is an honour to be nominated amongst such contestants, I really really deserve to win this week, ´what with the broken foot and all?!

So if you have a moment in your busy and exciting life´s scedule I´d appreciate that simple click of a mouse.

Minka said...

thanks Quill *winks*

ME Strauss said...

nominee: 1. from the math; meaning one of a number; picked by the group for being about to do "group think"; 2. from the contrarese; meaning not me; don't you dare volunteer me to be president of the parents' club.
3. from the blogosphere; everyone as in Who were the nominees for that silly blogging award? or Who put themselves up as a nominee?
4. from the local saloon; the last person to sit at the table; as in I nomimate Doug to pay for the check.

a4g said...

Nominee, n. That which the worthy would never consent to be.

Miz BoheMia said...

Nominee... I think my verifier says it all...

gaggoza... GAG goes a bohemian! THUD!

G said...

Why thank you Minka, you know my well documented shortcomings on things computer. So all who follow above link, just sift down to the "save the best for last" caption and click right in there. Then of course, go visit our ailing penguin and bring her some chocolate, but first and foremost - vote for G!

Nominee: ask P.T. Barnum.

Sar said...

I'm sure this shameless comment will come as no surprise, but when I saw Nominee my first thought was The Brawl's caption contest. Every caption is a nominee entertaining and challenging me when I try to narrow and create the list of final nominees. But you see, I'm no dummy, I turn the greatest challenge over to you all to decide which nominees will make the winner's circle and which nominees will be crowned Caption Winner and the Champ of Shame (Quilly, I like that title!).

And really, how much fun is it watching the final nominees work their shameless promotion! And speaking of, good advice Quilly and excellent displays Minka & G! Now, how about our other final nominees? CJ? Pia? ZenFo? (that reminds me we need to get ZenFo over here).

Sar said...

Oh and as a fellow tvnerdess, I've done my part to help Goa'uld's cause. Thanks for the heads up Doug. The cancellation of one's favorite series is indeed a critical matter.

Doug said...

Actonbell, how many good feet you got? A temporary replacement might be good.

Brian, I can only imagine the office.

Puppybrose, cannonball.

CJ, we really need to talk. Volunteering is voluntary. I'm almost sure.

Joel, you don't have to be disabled to be the slowest in the backstep. Almost as a quick as a puma will still get you picked.

Minka, shouldn't the winner be someone who can do the happy dance?

Quilldancer, that's so true I can't even make a joke, speaking as chair of the Independent Living Services Coalition, Treasurer of the San Gabriel/Pomona Valleys Foundation, and immediate past chair of the East Los Angeles Regional Center Vender Advisory Committee. Oh, just shoot me.

Puppybrose, you mean "public servant" right? Depending on the public?

O Ceallaigh, you're a cynical man.

Minka, I'd like to but I broke my hand.

Liz, the drinks are on me and my pleasure. It's true that everyone will be a blog award nominee 15 times.

a4g, that's just true. If nominated I will not run if elected I will not serve. Vote Doug in '08.

You're right, Miz B. How could there be more than that?

G, You know I'd like to but my dog ate the ballot.

Yeah, big fun, Sar. Maybe I can get another 6 comments out of it. Thanks for your support of Goa'uld's effort. True story: My dad was in on the Scientists for Star Trek movement in the 60s. Well, true unless he's a damn liar. He does kind of have shifty eyes.

G said...

Doug, I see the quagmire that presents itslef; but I won't tell the others that you voted for me :)

leaves bone near the door.

Minka said...

Doug, I can accept the fact that we are putting you in a difficult position. Therefore I just hope you made the choice you are most comfortable with:)

*purchases ticket to have a look at remaining un-injured bones*

The Village Idiot said...

I have nothing

Ma"nominee"

boo dee pee deepee

The Village Idiot said...

I am going to go soak my head now...

I am not sure I can get much worse

brian said...

Y'all do remember that Sar said you could vote as many times as possible? Sorta like the South Side of Chicago, or certain areas of Queens. :)

mireille said...

That Minka is clever. Re nominee: with any luck, would not run ... and, if elected, would not serve. xoxo

Minka said...

Brian....indeed she took it back!
One vote per computer! Don´t you think I checked up on that right away?

First Nations said...

nominee: 1. the product of 'Menoh-Menoh'
2. The theme song of the sequel to 'Match Game'

Rio said...

No Minnie: Mickey's bachleor party

yeah i got nothing, but i love Minnie Mouse's laugh

brian said...

I guess the ballot stuffing by the last nominee's was the too much. Curses Penguin, foiled again.

pia said...

I vowed never to be nominated for any blog thing again--but Sar's contests are pure fun

And I made a blond and a brunette joke

On the other hand...

Doug said...

G and Minka, thanks for understanding. Between the two of you the problem isn't that you're both friends but one has a broken foot and one has two kids. It's hard to balance the pity. Meanwhile, I'm gnawing the bone and rubbing my hand while I contemplate how to vote. CJ? Pia?

VI, see how long you can keep your head under.

Brian, I was trying to promote ouija suffrage.

Mireille, we can only dream of the day they hold an election and no-one comes. Yes she is.

FN, you're way over my head today. I'm sure that's funny, though.

Which I just imitated, Rio. I know that was funny.

Brian, remember your office computer. Especially if you're having trouble choosing.

Pia, that was an awfully funny caption. I laughed out loud. *shifting glance* They all were.

O Ceallaigh said...

Doug, are you accusing me of living in cyn? I'd need a partner for that. Sigh. Any nominees? If it's not too late - I did give up my apartment in California, after all.

Where did that pill run off to?

:)

G said...

That's Brian - now we're doing honest!

G said...

doing "it" honest.

I heard that Doug. It's okay, not everyone gets my nuance.

puppybrose said...

VI, it took a second... but then i started visualizing the Muppets version of that song, and it all came into focus. (friends of yours?)

i'll nominate you for most obscure-yet-hilarious defintion.

and Doug? yes.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Nominee: In a game of tag, that one who is named to be "it." My Mama told me I didn't have to be "it." ;P

AP3 said...

I got nothing -- everyone beat me to my punches.

brian said...

Ok, 'ears da' ding. In Queens, as our guut frand G, she noses, she noses, dat GQ, she smat lady. "IT", wha' can I sez. "IT" it be alwes imPLIed, ya know? OK, yas wit me? OK.

As da' Nomanee, "IT", well, dat means sumpten to all off youse. Youse guyzes know, a ruba da fengers, OK, we takea, we takea care uf ours owns. OK.

Dats what the bunny isa talkin about, OK, havea nicea day, OK.

Minka said...

Thank god for shifting glances!

The Village Idiot said...

puppybrose...yes, cant you see the family resemblance, a la the wild orange hair?

Kyahgirl said...

Doug is the nominee for the title of 'Most Dedicated Promoter of the Plights, Sites, and Delights of Fellow Bloggers'. You do the dog world proud.

O Ceallaigh said...

VI, I just hope you improvise better than that poor Sesame Street Muppet did. Otherwise you'll be the nominee for "the hook". Those other Muppets staring him down - went right to my soul, that did. Like a lump of cold oatmeal. Ain't much worse in this world than dying in front of an audience. Crede expertum.

:(

G said...

Lampy ever so casually shakes hands with Brian pressing something into his palm. "You look a little down on your luck kid. Buy yourself something HERE. Tell em G sent ya."

Doug said...

O Ceallaigh, I nominate the City of Orono, it's citizens, pets and marine life.

G, the nice thing about double-entendre is the self-selection that goes with it.

Puppybrose, I have to admit I laughed too. But if VI was offering to drown himself, how I could stand in his way?

You're her baby, TLP, no matter how big you get.

Aral, you're just stuck inside of Boston with the Phillie blues again.

Brian, you tawkin to me?

Minka, I've studied the shifting glance in our state's capitol.

VI, the minute I first saw you I thought "Jim Hansen/Frank Oz production"

Thanks, Kyahgirl. You forgot slights, but I'll let it pass.

O Ceallaigh, no running down muppets on this site. Not much is sacred here, in fact, that's about it.

G, I just checked the poll. Scissorhands is gonna have to do a few extra perms this week.

a4g said...

Well if mere truth isn't welcome around here, Doug, how about:

Nominee, n. The most capable, honest, and trustworthy person for any given political position, or in the case of a loss, the second most.

Solace Cai said...

“I thought I was uncontroversial, and I thought I would just slide through. I naively told people that I was a non-controversial nominee.”
-Charles Pickering.

There is NEVER a non-controversial nominee...

I didn't have a good definition for this one... and I'm not too sure I like this quote either, but, eh, it works.

Jamie Dawn said...

Nominee: Rarely the most qualified person for the job.

Kyahgirl said...

you don't feel slighted? oh good. I guess I missed out on mites too.

Miz BoheMia said...

Nominee... a word whose definition my high school French teacher was not acquainted with as she entered me into two Alliance Francaise competitions that technically needed volunteers so yeah, forced to compete...

... closest I have come to being a nominee...

... I kicked ass by the way...

Nominee... a chance for bohemians to K-POW by frenching... KINKY!

rqdogy~ R you a qute doggy?

The Village Idiot said...

Doug,

I was originally cast as Beaker the ever faithful lab assistant

G said...

Can I go in and edit my comments above - it seems I've left out every other word and now my "it" is being taken out of context. Double entendre indeed.

G said...

You are so not metrosexual - perms are so 80's - ask SAR!

Doug said...

a4g, all points of view are welcome, even the true ones. That's a good one, though.

Solace, that's a great quote and example.

Jamie Dawn, that's generous.

Kyahgirl, *scratches*

Miz B, I am. I bet you K-POW all the time.

VI, what fool let you get away?

G, if we all took back our typos all that would be left would be indiscretion, poor judgement and bad taste. That was very skillful product placement, young lady.

puppybrose said...

G: nothin' i like to see more 'n a quick study put a good tutorial into action! this is *exactly* why you're my NBFF!

VI: yeah, i can see Beaker... but the orange-haired dude singing in the video? that just seems so... *you*!!

Nominee: the point on a Nomi's leg between the hip and ankle.


long day, short on caffeine.

Miz BoheMia said...

And hermano, I neglected to tell you that your definition was simply poetic and oh-so breathtaking!

Una belleze te digo! UNA BELLEZA!

G said...

Puppy: Bows deeply - least I can do is honor my teacher.

Doug: If I do say so myself.

Mutha said...

I ain't gonna be cynical tonight folks...
Nominee: That born from the voice of the people. Someone that had an idea once and was crazy enough to have the will to see it through. The one shoved in the back.

And thanks for the gypsy jokes Doug...they had me choking on my lemonade.

QuillDancer said...

nominee: fresh meat

QuillDancer said...

Doug -- I am always right, other people just don't like to admit it.

Minka: de nada -- and may the best Minka win. (Hope g doesn't read this ....)

VI -- I thought you were Beaker. I was going to ask for your autograph.

shayna said...

Hmmmph!!! I have been a nominee for a few awards... but I never won! Does that make me a nominee loser... or an award loser... or does that make me just a loser?

I suck at being a nominee but I promise I would make a great winner!

First Nations said...

doug:
the name of the theme song for the original 'Match Game' was 'Menah Mehah'. hence...yeah.

well it WAS hysterical.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

nominee - One mentally challenged individual looking for validation from other, more mentally challenged individuals.

That's a little cynical, isn't it?

G said...

Quilldancer - don't you know G is omni ah, everywhere. There was a feather in my way. See you said "May the best Minka win" but poor Minka is not at her best what with a broken foot...

Ah it's all good clean fun, I say.

Goa'uld said...

NOMINEE, n. - Someone who is elected by someone else to do something they usually would not want to do...like clean the toilet or water the ficus.
---
Hm...TV show...whales...TV show...whales...*is suddenly feeling guilty*

QuillDancer said...

G -- Are you expressing the theory that Minka's intellectual ability has somehow been dimished by her broken foot? From here it looks a bit like you have a foot in your mouth, not a feather in your way. ;)

On the plus side, that comment's gotta be worth at least 8 points in the shameless self-promotion contest. I would have said 10 had you included a link to Sar.

G said...

Actually no, simply that Minka is probably not at her best with a broken foot.

And now back to the previously scheduled progrm.

cooper said...

A fool and his money, oh no scratch that, a fool and other peoples money.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

So, where's that dog? He can't have nominated himself to go to bed so early.

Miz BoheMia said...

Cooper, I am afraid there is simply Nominee... (get it? get it? "no money"?)

Pa-ram-pam-pam and WHACK they went on the bohemian's head...

OH MY!

Miz BoheMia said...

Oooh! I was comment 69! Now that is appropriately funkified!

Minka said...

TLP, he really is slacking, lately. Do you think we should ask him if something´s the matter?

Douglas dear, you wanna communciate? *pads him gently behind the ears*

Now if that didn't freak our curmudgeon out, I don't know what will kick him awake!

Doug said...

Puppy, who is this Nomi and next time why not kick her there if she hides your coffee. For all of our sakes.

¡Muchas gracias, hermana! Abrazos!

G, and you do. With excellence.

Mutha, that's a little cynical but nicely put. My sincere pleasure. The opportunity to invent a new category of ethnic humor is one I'd never let pass.

Quilldancer, by the transitive property that makes you a nominee here.

Shayna, it makes you a winner of nominations. Congratulations! You may want to note EM Strauss above.

First Nations, sometimes my guts have to be split manually.

Poobah, not only cynical but self-deceptive from a blogger.

G, it's a bloody war, I say, my omnipresent shadow.

Nonsense, Goa'uld. The whales already have greenpeace but who will defend the Una if not you?

Cooper, well done!!!

TLP, 1000 apologies for working, driving home, making supper, etc. I can be very inconsiderate.

Haha, Miz B.

Monika, if I wanted to communicate would I write like this???