Thursday, January 24, 2008

World Record Blog Comments

I am accepting the personal challenge of breaking the world record for the number of comments in a blog post. Can it be done here ? The world record is 967. Piece of cake! To start out, let's comment on why everybody likes me so much better than Stacy and Wes.

109 comments:

  1. For starters, I like Ted better because I am him. But to be fair, if I was Wes I would probably like Wes better. And if I was Stacy, it would be a toss-up between me (Stacy) and my (Stacy's) twin brother.

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  2. Your world record attempt. :(

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  3. I haven't decided whether I prefer to shave or pluck nostril hair. I mean, it's getting worse the older I get. It's hard to find a razor that small, but luckily I have large nostrils.

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  4. Lame??! Lame, Abby?? Lame, lame, lame... I don't know what to say. I'm truly hurt. How could you... oh, wait. You're right.

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  5. Now, this could actually turn into a productive and/or provocative discussion! I really feel it. All it needs is some substance, relevance, intelligence, good spelling, wit, interest and maybe a prize or something. Can it be that difficult?

    ...My hands look wrinkly... I think it's this dry I cold weather. Or old skin. That could be it...

    Wit! Intelligence! Relevance!...

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  6. When I was a young boy, about 4, I remember drawing a picture of the Easter Bunny. My dad said, "You didn't draw that! You're too young to draw that well!" I vigorously assured him that I did, indeed, draw it.

    It was several years later before I realized he was pulling my leg and complimenting me. I felt the pride he intended, but was upset because I really thought he thought I didn't draw it, and that someone older did. Frustrating! I did it! I drew it!

    You never know how a kid's mind works. Never assume that complicated little organ is easy to understand!

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  7. Also when I was four, a dog bit me in the face. Right cheek. I still have the scar, although it has moved down to my jaw line now. I did not enjoy the stitches.

    It was my grandpa's dog, who apparently had been teased a lot by one of my uncles, who was about 10 or 12 years older than me. My grandpa was ready to shoot the dog then and there, but they wouldn't let him because they needed to check it for rabies. I don't know exactly what happened to the dog, but he didn't stick around.

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  8. My earliest memory, I think, it watching the astronauts walk on the moon. It was a little frustrating, because it was on at the same time as Batman. But it was worth it.

    Now we're gearing up to go again. Know why? For nuclear fuel. Apparently the moon has a lot of helium-3 we can mine, which is necessary for fusions reactors.

    Space... the final frontier, mining station and smoothie stand.

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  9. I used to teach ballroom dancing. I needed a job and answered an ad that said "No experience required." Went for an interview, said I'm perfect for the job because I have no experience, and spent the next two years teaching people how to waltz, foxtrot, mambo, cha cha, meringue, bolero, samba, rumba and jitterbug. I was never in better shape in my life.

    Very sordid business, ballroom dancing. I enjoyed teaching, and seeing people's self-confidence grow. But the business relies on big bucks from widows, who don't necessarily have lots of big bucks. If you've ever seen a movie about ballroom dancing, it's probably pretty true to life. Except everybody is uglier.

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  10. I was gonna tell a story about a twisted testicle, but I think I'll skip that one...

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  11. If you're reading this stuff, you're very lucky because I can be verbose, and can type around 80 wpm. But I am writing all of this longhand, and I can only write about thirty words per minute.

    I think. Wait, I'll time myself...

    Yeah, that's probably about right.

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  12. My first dog was a beagle named Snoopy.

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  13. My first original cartoon characters were fish. With sunglasses.

    My second cartoon character was a boy named "Ted." Not so original!

    Twenty years later, I decided to finally send a comic strip in to the syndicates. I used those old characters. The syndicates didn't like it. It was pretty awful. But it was better than "Redeye."

    I was supposed to be a famous cartoonist, you know.

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  14. The previous has been the transcript of the Obama / Clinton Presidential Debate.

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  15. How about some comments from my report cards?

    Doesn't use his time wisely.

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  16. Puts words in the appropriate order

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  17. Can compose several related sentences

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  18. Uses his individual dictionary to find unfamiliar words

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  19. Is helped by using hand or body motions to remember spelling

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  20. Can use manipulatives to add and subtract

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  21. Understands money (pennies, dimes, nickels)

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  22. Relies heavily on concrete objects

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  23. He is self-confident and has excellent manners.

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  24. If there are any art directors reading this, please pay attention to this one:

    Often completes work early

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  25. Does colorful and interesting art work

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  26. Has a good attitude towards school

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  27. Understands several methods of graphing

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  28. Enjoys learning to spell new words

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  29. Is building a good spelling vocabulary

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  30. Participates in group story telling

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  31. Speaks with confidence to the group

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  32. Good worker and attentive listener.

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  33. Has a sense of humor we all enjoy.

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  34. Is very helpful about clean-up work around the room.

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  35. Has a sense of humor and enjoys the stories we read.

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  36. Does colorful and interesting art work

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  37. Is continuing to grow in independence.

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  38. Has earned a very fine report card.

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  39. Those are all the ones I could find on my report cards.

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  40. Saves his fruit Jell-o in his pants.

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  41. shares with others: measles, chicken pox, mono, National Geographic pictures, loogies.

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  42. Brings apple brandy to the teacher.

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  43. I am surprised at how many people can't finish the movie quote, "One time, at band camp ...."

    I have had several friends who walk around saying it, but can't finish it because they've only heard other people say, "One time, at band camp...."

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  44. I am going to vote early next week, to avoid the Super Tuesday mess of voters.

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  45. Yea!!! ONE HUNDRED COMMENTS!!!

    Only 867 more to go!

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  46. I mean 866......um, after this post 865.

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  47. I am so glad I read all of those. Thanks for the comment Ted! I really love looking at this blog, it's so wonderful to read what working souls like yourselves have to say.. about illustration and such... not twisted testicles.

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  48. abby, I just wanted to chime and say I'm a fan of your blog as well. I'm guilty of lurking there and probably should comment on your wonderful drawings.
    You have a great sense of color and expressive style!

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  49. Yay! haha You just made my day :P I think I have been looking at your blog for over a year... any comments or suggestions are much appreciated!

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  50. I'll be checking out your blog now that I've discovered it. I also like to check in on Adam Rex, Guy Francis, Drawer Geeks, and Bucky's new blog.

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  51. Ted, my new blog deals specifically with the subject of Twisted Testicles. Perhaps you'll find it of interest :-)

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  52. Ha! Why do I find that so easy to believe?

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  53. Religion and politics... things have changed, because it seems like now that's All anybody talks about. I have to admit they are two of my favorite subjects. But I shall keep my mouth shut. Even though it's hard.

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