Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Because Choppy Fringes Are All The Rage

Following on from my critical post and the fraught commenting and counter posting that ensued, I had an idea. "Always room for another awards show" said Damien. Okay, so he qualified it with "even one based on snobbery and elitism", but the idea took hold. So with the help of some friends, I started to draw up a plan.

Well, I started to scrawl witticisms and spidery diagrams in my notebook, to be a little more accurate. The Irish Blog Awards are to he held in Cork this year, on my birthday. Because I do not plan to attend (worrying that there might be WANTED posters of me at the entrances, or worse, that it would be just like last year where nobody knew or indeed gave a fuck who I was) I started thinking that it might be nice to have a little warm-up event in Dublin. An alternative, of sorts. A fringe event. The Ugly Blog Ball.

I got quite excited by this. Even dreamt up some categories - Most Personal Blog, Best Commenter, Best Short Post, Biggest Controversialist, that sort of thing. Pondered venues, almost emailed Panti to see if she might play hostess now that she's a blogger herself. Decided that it should be fancy dress, to lend it a festive feel. Dress as your blog! I would wear flowers, I reckoned, and lots and lots of rouge. I looked forward to seeing Catherine wear wheels, to see Gimme frolic, Flavor Flav style, in oversized timepieces. I couldn't decide quite what to do with Annie, bar glue a tumbler to her ear.

But I lack Damien Mulley's drive and dedication, so I have done nothing to make this happen. Perhaps next year, eh?

32 comments:

JL Pagano said...

Why not have the event, but since the blogs are so ugly maybe there shouldn't be any awards at all - everyone could just go on the piss.

Who knows - we may have a better time than they will down in Cork.

Radge said...

Damn it. So close. I was looking forward to wearing my quizzical expression.

Ellie said...

Darn it, I would have loved to have seen Gimme dressed up. As anything.

backpedalbrakes said...

+1 for going on the rip anyway.

Conan Drumm said...

Ooooh great, dressing up!

What's to organise, all you need do is email invitees to meet on a quiet night in a bigish venue.

the dublinista said...

You should definitely do it. It would be the mercury prize to the Brits, the Palme D'or to best film, the Martha Wainwright to Celine Dion...
All you really have to do is pick a place, tell people to come in fancy dress, hand fliers out at the door with some boxes to tick and off you go.
I'll be on your party planning committee.

Rua, prince of Darkness said...

Its quite simple really, I'll do the first one for ye:
Select a city-Dublin
Select a pub-
Select a night-
Select a pint-

Oh yeah, thats +2 for going on the ripp

Rosie said...

okay, i've emailed Aunty Panti to ask if her living room might be free on february 20th. start planning your costumes.

and if anyone wants to buy me pint meanwhiles, feel free. february is fucking ages away.

Rosie said...

Aunty Panti says yes. Dublinista, start work on the invites. or email me, or something.

tina said...

oooh, this is a great idea. damn, what am i going to wear??? i'm crap at fancy dress.

conortje said...

Just how the Thelma Mansfield am I supposed to dress up as my blog though? Count me in for round of drinks all the same it's been AGES since I saw you!

Rosie said...

wear your camera, Tina. you're the designated photographer.

maybe some pants or something too though.

and Conor, you can paint yourself in sepia tones, don your string vest and braces, and look pensive.

B said...

I'm setting up one exclusively for shelf stacking Longford people that moved to Galway for college in the last month.

... :P

Kitty Cat said...

*tries to work out the logistics of a 2 person TK Red Lemonade bottle costume*

Rosie said...

*wonders why, when surely Kitty should come dressed as a cat, and Teacup should come dressed as... well, a teacup?*

Kitty Cat said...

ah. that would probably be easier. fair enough.

Ian said...

Who gives a fuck about the nerd convention anyways?

emordino said...

I'm sure there's some interesting costume I could come up with, but all I can think of is hangover and a waistcoat. And, uh, trousers.

tina said...

Rosie - i can't take pictures in the dark (camera shake...), so the venue would have to be brightly lit. :)

problemchildbride said...

Oooh! If I come over this year I wanna come. I'll be no trouble, honest! I can play the spoons! (2 tunes!)

problemchildbride said...

Prolly not going to make it this year though.

Bah.

Rosie said...

lots of people, Ian. nerdy ones, mostly.

that sounds alarmingly similar to what i plan on wearing myself, EM, though i shall probably forego the waistcoat and trousers bit.

i was rather hoping for soft light and sympathetic angles, Tina.

i dunno, Sam, i hear you're rowdy.

tina said...

i guess i just have to finally get a tripod and learn a few new techniques, which is not a bad thing, actually.

let me know if you need help with the planning and organising, would be more than happy to help.

problemchildbride said...

Fally overy, that's probably what you heard. Very fally overy. Bloody fresh air.

Twenty Major said...

Yes, the air is to blame.

Primal Sneeze said...

I'm with Sam and Twenty - if there's going to be air, I'm not going.

Quickroute said...

If yer buying - I'll be there (plane tickets that is)

Rosie said...

thanks, Tina.

could be worse, Sam. i wish all i did after a skinful was fall over.

gentlemen, i shall make sure that there is as little fresh air in the room as possible. with 70 drunken bloggers talking through their arses, it's likely to be in short supply anyway.

if i had the money for plane tickets to south america, do you really think i'd spend it on bringing you home, Quickie?

Felix for Zosia said...

How about a Best Use of Punctuation category?

Andrew said...

Surely 'Spanish Exposition' would be best represented by dressing up as Julio Iglesias, with his cock out.

opop said...

情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 言情小說, 愛情小說, 色情A片, 情色論壇, 色情影片, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊美女, 視訊交友, ut聊天室, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, a片下載, av片, A漫, av dvd, av成人網, 聊天室, 成人論壇, 本土自拍, 自拍, A片, 愛情公寓, 情色, 舊情人, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 情色交友, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊, 情色電影, aio交友愛情館, 色情a片, 一夜情, 辣妹視訊, 視訊聊天室, 免費視訊聊天, 免費視訊, 視訊, 視訊美女, 美女視訊, 視訊交友, 視訊聊天, 免費視訊聊天室, 情人視訊網, 影音視訊聊天室, 視訊交友90739, 成人影片, 成人交友,

免費A片, 本土自拍, AV女優, 美女視訊, 情色交友, 免費AV, 色情網站, 辣妹視訊, 美女交友, 色情影片, 成人影片, 成人網站, A片,H漫, 18成人, 成人圖片, 成人漫畫, 情色網, 日本A片, 免費A片下載, 性愛, 成人交友, 嘟嘟成人網, 成人電影, 成人, 成人貼圖, 成人小說, 成人文章, 成人圖片區, 免費成人影片, 成人遊戲, 微風成人, 愛情公寓, 情色, 情色貼圖, 情色文學, 做愛, 色情聊天室, 色情小說, 一葉情貼圖片區, 情色小說, 色情, 寄情築園小遊戲, 色情遊戲, 情色視訊,

uhfdf said...

做愛的漫畫圖片, 情色電影分享區, 做愛ㄉ影片, 丁字褲美女寫真, 色美眉, 自拍俱樂部首頁, 日本偷自拍圖片, 色情做愛影片, 情色貼圖區, 八國聯軍情色網, 免費線上a片, 淫蕩女孩自拍, 美國a片, 都都成人站, 色情自拍, 本土自拍照片, 熊貓貼圖區, 色情影片, 5278影片網, 脫星寫真圖片, 粉喵聊天室, 金瓶梅18, sex888影片分享區, 1007視訊, 雙贏論壇, 爆爆爽a片免費看, 天堂私服論壇, 情色電影下載, 成人短片, 麗的線上情色小遊戲, 情色動畫免費下載, 日本女優, 小說論壇, 777成人區, showlive影音聊天網, 聊天室尋夢園, 義大利女星寫真集, 韓國a片, 熟女人妻援交, 0204成人, 性感內衣模特兒, 影片, 情色卡通, 85cc免費影城85cc, 本土自拍照片, 成人漫畫區, 18禁, 情人節阿性,

aaaa片, 免費聊天, 咆哮小老鼠影片分享區, 金瓶梅影片, av女優王國, 78論壇, 女同聊天室, 熟女貼圖, 1069壞朋友論壇gay, 淫蕩少女總部, 日本情色派, 平水相逢, 黑澀會美眉無名, 網路小說免費看, 999東洋成人, 免費視訊聊天, 情色電影分享區, 9k躺伯虎聊天室, 傑克論壇, 日本女星杉本彩寫真, 自拍電影免費下載, a片論壇, 情色短片試看, 素人自拍寫真, 免費成人影音, 彩虹自拍, 小魔女貼影片, 自拍裸體寫真, 禿頭俱樂部, 環球av影音城, 學生色情聊天室, 視訊美女, 辣妹情色圖, 性感卡通美女圖片, 影音, 情色照片 做愛, hilive tv , 忘年之交聊天室, 制服美女, 性感辣妹, ut 女同聊天室, 淫蕩自拍, 處女貼圖貼片區, 聊天ukiss tw, 亞亞成人館, 777成人, 秋瓷炫裸體寫真, 淫蕩天使貼圖, 十八禁成人影音, 禁地論壇, 洪爺淫蕩自拍, 秘書自拍圖片,