Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2007 Yellow and Black Plunger Award Nominations Closed: Results To Be Announced

First, to all our readers out there, from the bottom of our pea pickin' hearts, we say to you: "Thanks for riding the bus!" Now, down to the bidness at hand:You got your Academy Awards, you got your Tony Awards, you got your Golden Globes, you got your Blogaronis, you got your Quick Thoughts on 2007 blog post by, our hero, Desdinova, Supervillian of the Ozarks (what did happen to Brian Lewis?) and you got your Yellow and Black Plungers.

The Yellow and Black Plunger Awards are little different from these other awards, which are determined by the casting of votes by one's peers. Winners of the Yellow and Black Plunger Awards are determined by me and a bunch of judges. The list of judges is at the bottom of this post.

One change has been made this year in the selection process, to simplify matters, we will be using the same categories as the Blogaronis. This is so the Yellow and Black Plunger award process does not get to be too awfully confusing to me and the judges.

The winner (or winners, if there happens to be a tie) in each category will receive a wonderful Yellow and Black Plunger with "2007" tastefully attached to the same. The Yellow and Black Plunger is suitable for framing or displaying on a mantelpiece.
Additionally, the Yellow and Black Plunger is made of a time tested design and is completely functional should you desire to use it for its intended purpose.

The winners will also be eligible to attend the world premiere yellow bus (plunge) tour of totally refined and culturally effete drinking establishments, as determined by The Dive Bar Review, that are located within reasonable driving distance of Springfield, MO. (With $3.00 a gallon gas, we had a choice of spending our money on beer or gas, beer won.) Limited seating on the bus for this tour is available to non-winners of the Yellow and Black Plunger Awards on a first come, first served basis, with a preference given to those losers who have their wallets attached to the belt loops on their pants with a chain, (the utmost in fashion sense). Watch this blog for the announcement of the winners coming soon. Remember, the criteria is simple: using viewer input and my own predetermined taste, a selection is made of the best blog in each predetermined category. Nominations---and we got a ton of them folks---closed this afternoon. Our impartial judges are sifting through them right now even as we post, searching for those that truly deserve the Yellow and Black Plunger award: the best of the best, the creme de la creme, the Bailey's, The Cask and Bottle, the DeKuyper's.

I can't not stress enough that the awarding of the Yellow and Black Plunger awards will strictly be impartial. There will be no favorites played, no back room deals, no politicin', no bribery, no chicanery, no solicitin'. No nothing but straight shootin' and the cowboy way!

Judges include (and this list is not absolut): me, Mr. Belvedere, the Grey Goose, Chopin, this guy from Finland, the Jewel of Russia, Effen, McCormick, Bak Zubrowka, Van Gogh, Van Hoo, Pan, Gordon, Cristall, Gilbey, Oliphant, Ketel 1, and much Mor! (Upon request, stuffed pimentos and Three Olives will be included with each judge's packet.)

While the Yellow and Black Plunger awards may be seen as sort of similar to other stuff, it's not, neither are they intended to distract from other stuff. The Yellow and Black Plunger awards are yellow and black plungers. Any similarity to current or previous stuff is purely coincidental. For a complete list of winners send $25.00, via paypal, to the email address listed in the blog author's profile. This offer void where prohibited. Decisions of the judges are final. As always, should you or any of your IM Force be caught or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This recording will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim.


The Lorax said...

Sounds interesting... but watch those two boys Chopin and Ketel 1... they get rowdy.

Jason said...

I wonder how many times in your life you've heard a "good luck Jim" reference...

Busplunge said...
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Busplunge said...

I can't speel woth a dang tongiht:
I ment to say:
About as often as I have heard these famous last words:
"Hey! Watch this!"

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! I'm glad to be a part of the Yellow and Black Plunger Awards, but "...totally refined and culturally effete drinking establishments..."? I think you're mistaken, kind sir. Still, I've got some places in mind. If only "High On The Hog" was still open.(Corner of National and Chestnut- anyone remeber that?)

Busplunge said...

Secret Drinker, (sigh), how many times am I going to have to tell you: "totally refined and culturally effete drinking establishments" are places that put a coaster under your beer and have paper in the restroom. Dang. I hope you don't embarass me like this in front of all the winners and losers when we go on the world bus(plunge) tour!

Anonymous said...

Boy is my face red.