Wonderful People Gave Me An Award #1

A picture of the award I was awarded
The Word ‘Love’ Has Appeared Here Several Times Recently… Weird…

While I wasn’t looking, this here web-log thing that you might be reading right now has been awarded/nominated-for (whatever the correct phrase is) TWO web-log awards in the space of one week.

Now, I still don’t know how I feel about these things, BUT, someone whose words I have enjoyed on their web-log, and/or had pleasurable and mutually consensual commentariat intercourse with has taken the time and interest to express positive vibes toward me, so I WILL EMBRACE IT, and say THANK YOU!

That shit takes TIME, and it takes ENERGY.

So I’m all about acknowledging that kind of effort somehow, where I can.

That’s just the kind of guy I am…



Anyway…  THANK YOU, sincerely, to bekitschig for nominating this web-log for ‘The Infinity Dreams Award’.  Yep, you heard that right.  Check out the picture above; it’s a real thing, and it was nominated toward this place here.  Muchas Gracias!! (a thousand apologies if I completely cocked up the Español…)

bekitschig produces a beautifully eclectic web-log that celebrates all things ‘kitsch’ (funnily enough!), and is well worth a visit, if only for eye-candy value.  Kitsch, as a social/psychological phenomenon, is far more pervasive than we might remember – at least, that’s what my visits to bekitschig have left me with; kitsch is everywhere, man!  Go visit!



[Web-log awards have ‘rules’.  I hate rules.  But they are a partly necessary thing in life and society, as I understand it.]

Thank and follow the blog that nominated you. {*tick!* – done!}

Tell us 11 facts about yourself. {read on below}

Answer the questions that were set for you to answer. {read on below}

Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them. {as above so below}


11 Things About Myself (oh, gear dog, help…)

I’m just going to let these pour out.  If, later, I find this list somehow embarrassing, I will edit it accordingly and *make the offending item disappear from the interwebs forever*.

  1. I am a Taurus/Earth/Ox, in a mash-up of various primitive star-worshiping soothsaying belief systems, of which I am not an adherent, although their combined supposed attributes somehow justify my characteristics/quirks/failings.
  2. I used to call myself an ‘atheist’, but ‘agnostic’ is a much more apt term.  I don’t claim to know anything about what really makes things tick.
  3. I am exceedingly impatient about most things, while somehow being able to appear as though I am a very patient individual.
  4. I value all life, and the concepts of peaceable freedom, universal liberty, global peace, and justice for all sentient beings, very very very highly. [‘sentient’ includes plants and fungi, which implies that my idea of justice involves eating these beings alive or dead, cooked or raw; and something about that just seems a little hypocritical…]
  5. I am an idealistic, naïve, wishful-thinking, and therefore impractical and delusional, person.
  6. I don’t believe most things that are said or written.
  7. I very much believe that the planet we are on is being played like a game of brutal and lawless chess by entities (most likely just particularly evil humans) who are very much undeserving of that privilege.
  8. I am a high-functioning multi-addict fond of an array of alkaloids and molecules.  Choose your poison, umm, intelligently-administered dose of trusted stimulant.
  9. I still don’t really know why I persist with this here web-log.  It’s purpose is, clearly, unclear.  However I find it a valuable outlet and medium for interaction with an array of faceless and valued humans that I have (mostly) never met.
  10. I have seen what’s behind some of the curtains, and still can’t make sense of any of it.
  11. I think maybe I’ve said too much…


Answer The Questions That Were Set
  1. Tea or coffee – Coffee.  Almost exclusively.
  2. Clinton or Trump? – Can’t vote for either (being non-US).  Trump is obviously just a dangerous human circus, wreaking havoc.  I would like to see him somehow shamed and relegated to the dust of history.  Clinton, well…  Can you Americans just all take a punt on the old guy and get Bernie Sanders across the line?  Seems he might want to do something good…  Or just have a big old civil war again and sort out your bipolar-ness…
  3. Cd’s or vinyl?CD’s for convenience, though now almost totally usurped by digital files.  I love vinyl, though, and have an eclectic collection of long-playing records and singles/EP’s on consumer-grade and heavyweight vinyl.
  4. Smart or 4WD? – Have to say 4WD at this time (on bio-diesel if I can).  With hopes of having an electric-drive all-terrain/town car/convertible/sports coupé in the garage one day.
  5. WordPress or Facebook? – WordPress.  Absolutely.
  6. Art or Kitsch? – Kitschy art?  Arty kitsch?
  7. Screaming it out or sitting it out? – I will do either, depending on the situation.
  8. Planning your goals or accept your fait? – Destiny is probably a thing, so I like to ‘roll with it’.
  9. Opportunistic or idealistic? – Idealistic.
  10. Black and white or shades of grey? – Black and white, mostly.
  11. Cats or dogs? – Cats inside.  Dogs outside.


Nominate 11 Bloggers and Set Questions For Them

Here I am going to exploit a suite of loopholes exposed by my crack legal team…

My nominations are TOTALLY UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO DO ANYTHING, however THEIR NOMINATION IS OFFICIAL AND REAL, but CAN BE ACCEPTED PURELY AS A TOTALLY-NON-SYCOPHANTIC SHOUT-OUT because I have found something valuable in their web-logging outputs and just want whoever reads this to maybe go and find something valuable there for themselves.

In no particular order, [drum roll] my nominations for this burst of ‘The Infinity Dreams Award’ are [/drum roll]:

  1. Assholes Watching Movies
  2. Mental Break – In Progress
  3. Donzo’s Guerilla Graffica and Donzo’s Dreamtime (joint nomination, as per a loophole)
  4. The Lonely Tribalist
  5. Content Catnip
  6. Tubularsock
  7. Prague Pot
  8. William Chasterson
  9. I Read Encyclopedias For Fun
  10. Smelly Tongues
  11. Ink and Quill

The “no particular order” was actually me just going back and forth in time looking through comments left here, which helped me to assemble this list of nominees.  And I have ‘interfered’ with the process to make the list quite diverse – yes, I’m a vote rigger…

All the nominees can, IF THEY SO CHOOSE, submit themselves to The Rules and also answer the following questions if they decide that they’d like to post something on their own web-log about being nominated for a web-log award (and holy cheebus, if they’ve read this far I wouldn’t expect anyone would have the energy left to do so…), but here are your ELEVEN questions! (which you can also feel free to simply answer by way of a comment here – the easy way to get out of any perceived need to post about this yourself[!]):

  1. Beer, wine, cider, or spirits?
  2. Driver or passenger?
  3. Night owl or early-bird?
  4. Hopeful, pessimistic, or cynical?
  5. Dreamer or doer?
  6. Action or relaxation?
  7. Cereal, toast, or sans breakfast?
  8. Do you eat enough fruit and vegetables?
  9. Do you drink enough water?
  10. Sneeze explosively, or hold it back?
  11. Work to live, or live for (your) work?

SO. MUCH. WORDS!  Now to wait and see if the ping/track/echolocator system in here actually works and my nominees get told how wonderful they are… And, so many other deserving blogs that I could have included (out of the over 730 that I have clicked ‘Follow’ on since I joined in with this crazy thing), but you know, rules are rules, and all that…  Maybe next time…?  Speaking of which, hold out for the next installment of ‘Wonderful People Gave Me An Award‘…  COMING SOOOON…

Thanks again, bekitschig.  That was fine, but I’m totally beat now.  So much words.  So many letters.  So much grammar…

Cheers y’all!

Wick Burner


14 thoughts on “Wonderful People Gave Me An Award #1

  1. Thank you WB. I’m not comfortable with recognition. I do what I do because it amuses me and I take pleasure mocking the poseurs. That and how is one supposed to be gracious while being maudlin?

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    1. Completely appreciate that.
      I honestly couldn’t put together a list like this and in the present epoch without you on it though, so I hope you accept the tip of the hat, the pat on the back, the wink and the nudge, as they are intended.
      The mocking is necessary, and pleasure, well, it’s about all we’ve got if we’re lucky enough…

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  2. Wick Burner, thank you for this nomination of an AWARD. Tubularsock is pleased to be included in your list.

    Like you ……. rules, fuckem’!

    Tubularsock hasn’t gotten into blog awards, not that many have been knocking down Tubularsock’s bunker-doors with offers, just because it always seemed like too much work.

    Tubularsock once gave himself an award and the one vote Tubularsock gave himself became the vote that threw Tubularsock over into the winning column. But that was easy!

    Tubularsock does enjoy your blog work and thanks you for that.

    As for Infinity, Tubularsock is already in …………

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    1. Most welcome! Astrologers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief that Moose & Michelle and Wick Burner are separated by the Pacific Ocean, diagonally. The very heavens would crumble if our powers were combined on the same continent…

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