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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Blog Makeover Contest

Do not go gentle into that good blog makeover contest,
Old blogs should burn and rave at Nicky and Mike;
Rage, rage against the dying of politesse.

Though wise bloggers at their end know they are best,
Not Salmon Like The Fish or We Work For Cheese they
Do not go gentle into that good blog makeover contest.

Good bloggers, the last wave by, crying how bright
My punny words and funny pictures invoked laughter,
Rage, rage against the end of this fight.

Other contestants who caught and sang their praises in flight,
I learned, too late, they dissed dufus on their way,
Do not go gentle indeed they slight (me).

Brave words, near libelous, and flung with blinding might
Foul fish, stinky cheese like insults every day
They rage, rage against the dying of their slights.

And you, my readers, you're simply the best,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce votes, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good blog makeover contest
Vote, Vote for dufus. Isn't he the best?

With sincerest apologies to Dylan Thomas (and I do mean sincerest because I sure took significant liberties here with what otherwise is a terrific piece of literature.)

Well folks, this is it. The voting closes at 5pm eastern time Friday. I hope you've enjoyed the three-way smack down Nicky and Mike over at We Work for Cheese, Salmon from Salmon Like the Fish and I have engaged in on each others blogs, at Tribal Blogs on Twitter and on Facebook. I certainly had fun.

More to the point, though, I really hope you'll vote for me here today and again tomorrow to win this thing. Hey, I'm innit to winnit.

Oh, and thanks to all my good buds for playing along, voting, and having a chuckle or two. Regardless of who wins, it's been lots of fun.

"I'm nonamedufus and I approve this last-ditch effort to solicit votes that will win me the Tribal Blogs Extreme Blog Makeover."


Nicky said…
I don't think Bob would mind at all Dufus. Mainly because Bob did a lot of drugs...I don't think he minds much of anything! I wish you luck Dufus, and it has been a lot of fun competing against you :-)
nonamedufus said…
Not that Dylan my little cheese head. I think you're a couple of curds shy of a poutine.
Skeeter- said…
Yall must be siblings, the way yall go back and forth! Do not go gentle into that next family reunion!
nonamedufus said…
Wha? No way, man. We're not related. We met over the internet. She thinks I'm a buff, blond 30 something guy. Those little 16 year old babes. You can fool 'em every time.
LOTGK said…
I clicked my vote for you. I cannot believe that Salmon guy is winning. Is he handing out free fish dinners or what?
quirkyloon said…
What? Who dissed Nomie? Who dissed?

*smacks fist into hands*


Kidding! But I did go and vote again. I hope it counted it. I forgot to check how many votes were counted so I could confirm my vote.

Goooooo Nomesters!
nonamedufus said…
Hey, thanks for your vote. Salmon's a girl and I think she's accosting perfect strangers on the street to vote for her. I've seen a picture of her. Truth be known I think I'd vote for her too.
nonamedufus said…
I don't know if it'll count or not, more than once. But thanks for your efforts. That damn Nicky over at can be a nasty one. Don't let her good looks and excellent writing skills fool you.
Linda Medrano said…
I love that you called Nicky your little cheese head. I voted for you and for her a bunch of times. But still that fish girl is winning. I'm still voting on my computer and on Alex's too. We'll see.
nonamedufus said…
You're a peach Linda. And by that I don't mean kinda fuzzy. I appreciate your divided loyalties and your dilemma. Did you vote for me more than that little cheese head?
00dozo said…
I tried to vote more than once but it wouldn't let me.


Oh, well.

Gook luck guys!
00dozo said…
That, or she ate a lot over-fermented cheese?


(Kidding, Nicky.)
nonamedufus said…
So much for that adage vote early, vote often. Thanks for your support anyway 00dozo. Appreciate it.
nonamedufus said…
Oh I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Not even Nicky. (I wonder if she got the blue cheese I sent her.)
redheadranting said…
This killed me! Too bad I can't vote because if I could I would vote for you (until someone else bribed me). This is most awesome and creative. You should be very proud of yourself.
nonamedufus said…
Thanks, Jen. This has been fun. I've got one more saved up for Monday. I'll be gracious in defeat.
redheadranting said…
This has been fun, thanks for making it so much fun. Since we had a few people who wanted in after it got going we decided to have another contest. We've changed up the rules a little and it won't be for another month but get your begging and groveling boots on because it will be even more fun than this one.
nonamedufus said…
Not another contest. I don't think I have enough snivelling and grovelling left in me.

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