Friday, February 03, 2006

I Need Your Ass

That's an abbreviation for "assistance," of course, in the title. Got your attention, didn't I?

A few blogs that I respect and admire have a "Best posts" or "Greatest hits" sidebar--a nice, friendly idea. And it's convenient for new visitors, who can quickly get a sense if it's a blog worth reading. So, for the common good AND to tickle your funny bone, I ask for a few minutes of your time to read a few back entries ... and leave a comment voting for your three favorites.

I will create links below for what an independent observer has told me are among the better posts to appear here. If you are a veteran of these pages, you may be able to respond quickly with your top choices. If you are are new member of the club, welcome--please take a few minutes and scan these posts and let me know what makes you chuckle most.

All who comment will get their site's link added to my sidebar.

If you already have a link here and you DON'T comment, then I will remove your link, hack your site, and stalk your family. (Not really, but I hope that my regulars WILL offer solid feedback.)

Here goes. Thanks in advance ... for your ass.

From July: Packing the Court: A Modest Proposal and Dear John Roberts

From August: The Latest Celebrity Fling and Funeral Attendance: A Coup-rageous Act for African Leaders

From October: Don't Cry for Me, Filipinos

From November: Man's Buttocks Glued to Toilet Seat: A Commentary

From December: Enemy Mine

From January: Shocking Differences Between Men and Women and Don't Cell Yourself Short

From February: Fall's Well That Ends Well


At February 03, 2006 8:59 AM, Blogger Metal Mark replied to my musings ...

I like Don't cry for me Filipinos,
Man's buttocks glued to toilet seat and the Shocking differences between men and women.

At February 03, 2006 9:00 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Thanks, Mark, for the quick input.

-- david

At February 03, 2006 9:43 AM, Blogger Kitty replied to my musings ...

Narrowing it down to three is really hard.

I'd say:

Packing the Court: A Modest Proposal

The Latest Celebrity Fling

Shocking Differences Between Men and Women

with Don't Cry for Me, Filipinos a VERY CLOSE fourth (or tie for third).

But, they're all really good - so it was a hard choice to narrow down, like I said. Good luck on getting a good, across-the-board, response.

At February 03, 2006 11:16 AM, Blogger Pixie replied to my musings ...

I liked The Latest Celebrity Fling and Man's Buttocks Glued to Toilet Seat =)

At February 03, 2006 12:19 PM, Blogger Ben Heller replied to my musings ...

Mine are Toilet seat

Difference between men and women.

Enemy mine.


At February 03, 2006 12:28 PM, Blogger :P fuzzbox replied to my musings ...

I liked your July 19th post on first and last impressions on the blogosphere. I held some of those same views then and many I retain.

At February 03, 2006 12:31 PM, Blogger siren replied to my musings ...

It is hard to choose 3, but here goes:

Man's Buttocks Glued to Toilet Seat
The Latest Celebrity Fling
Shocking Differences Between Men and Women.

I hope my ass is helpful.

At February 03, 2006 12:42 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Great input--I may have to list more than three to capture different styles!

I am blessed to have colleagues with such fine asses.

-- david

At February 03, 2006 1:09 PM, Blogger Perplexio replied to my musings ...

For Top 3:

"Packing the Court: A Modest Proposal", "Dear John Roberts," and "Enemy Mine."

At February 03, 2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Tai replied to my musings ...

Damn...can I vote for ALL of them?

Okay okay

Don't cry for me Filipinos

Packing the Court

Don't Cell yourself Short

At February 03, 2006 1:37 PM, Blogger BuffyICS replied to my musings ...

Packing the Court, Dear John Roberts, Man's Buttocks, Enemy Mine (my fav), and Shocking Differences.

Tough to choose though, originally I listed all of them except one! I really like Enemy Mine, though--definitely one of your best!

At February 03, 2006 1:52 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Thanks for the additional thoughts. I am feeling the urge to go back and read these again myself. That's dangerous for a writer to do, I know--I'll probably have different ideas about where to take each topic and start editing!

Please keep the opinions coming, these are exactly the discerning opinions I was hoping to hear.

-- david

At February 03, 2006 1:52 PM, Blogger Ben Heller replied to my musings ...


I was thinking about this.

Yourself, Mark and me could do a joint "thing" on tap,

or we could do something like....

1 - Review of the movie (maybe yourself)

2 - Review of the band (maybe Mark)

3 - Review of the album (I've got the "black" album on vinyl)

We could all do an individual spoof critique of their other albums
The Sun Never Sweats
Bent For The Rent
Metal Hammer
Shark Sandwich.
The Gospel According To Spinal Tap.

I've got the track listings for those albums (seriously !)

Let me know what you think .

At February 03, 2006 1:53 PM, Blogger angel, jr. replied to my musings ...

I would have to say that all of them are quite good.
But my favorite three are:
1)The Latest Celebrity Fling--since I really don't think celebrity news is real news. I have neighbors who shop at the same stores or change bf/gf as often as they change underwear.

2)Man's Buttocks Glued to Toilet Seat: fascinating, he was embarassed, but is willing to relive the incident with the whole nation now knowing what "trauma" he endured.

3)Don't Cell Yourself Short: I just think it's funny that people can multi-task, especially when a cell phone is involved.

and an honorable mention would be "Don't Cry for Me Filipinos". Just because I'm so fascinated that someone could own that many shoes or that much stuff.

At February 03, 2006 2:04 PM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Ben: I love the first idea, I wonder what mark thinks. Let's do this via a three-way e-mail; mine is in my profile ... can you start it off?

And thanks again to everyone weighing in on the posts!

-- david

At February 03, 2006 2:42 PM, Blogger Bruce replied to my musings ...

OK, first of all, you can't have my ass, cuz Homie don't swing that way...

Now, that said, I would vote for the The Latest Celebrity Fling, Don't Cry for Me, Filipinos, and Man's Buttocks Glued to Toilet Seat: A Commentary.

At February 03, 2006 9:23 PM, Blogger kim replied to my musings ...

Enemy Mine and Don't cry for me Filipinos as funniest.

Dear John Roberts as best of the more serious.

At February 04, 2006 6:23 AM, Blogger Rocky replied to my musings ...

Visiting your site via Fuzzbox...

My first day here, and I get to vote! I'm honored to offer my humble opinion...

1. Man's Buttocks Glued to a Toilet Seat: A Commentary - I'm a sucker for bathroom humor. The combination of the subject matter and your take on it was just too much ammo to rank any lower.

2. Don't Cry For Me, Fillipinos - This post proves everyone has a story to tell and far too many are made into movies, musicals, plays or reality TV.

3. The Latest Celebrity Fling - I enjoyed your take on Madonna and Mr. Ed. The cone bra comment was very amusing.

Great blog. I'll be visiting again.

At February 04, 2006 9:26 AM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...


All are very good, but "Don't Cry For Me, Filipinos" for the "Spank Me and Call Me Bush.” line wins it for me. Perhaps it leads too well into the discussions on torture and the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal, not to mention the Whoopie Goldberg line "someone is giving "Bush" a bad name". “I remember when I used to like Bush”.

At February 05, 2006 12:04 PM, Blogger Zen Wizard replied to my musings ...

Another vote for the "Don't Cry for Me, Filipinos."

At February 06, 2006 11:54 AM, Blogger KC replied to my musings ...

I did re-read all your linked posts last week but didn't have time to reply. Sorry.

Here are my faves:
1. Man's buttocks
2. Shocking difference
3. Fall's well (hey, Ilike any title that riffs a Shakespeare play)

At February 07, 2006 1:31 AM, Blogger Laurie replied to my musings ...


1. Shocking difference
2. Fall's well
3. Don't cell yourself short

It was hard to choose, though, because all of your posts are usually pretty good! :-)

At February 07, 2006 6:58 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

I'd like to thank the Academy ... and my agent ...

But seriously, I appreciate the great feedback. The best-of list and your links will be up soon.

-- david

At February 07, 2006 1:03 PM, Blogger Sar replied to my musings ...

David, it's really difficult to narrow it down to a single favorite. So when I tell you I chose November's post with it's satire rich with buttocks double entendres, know that it doesn't slight the others.

At February 08, 2006 9:31 PM, Blogger paul asjes replied to my musings ...

based solely on which i enjoyed reading the most:

"Shocking Differences Between Men and Women"


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