Hey!  I won a contest!  In addition to a lot of participant ribbons, second prize in a singing competition with two entries (seriously – and my teacher at the time heard the news of my second place finish and was so genuinely happy for me that I didn’t have the heart to tell him there was no one else there), and a kind of shady set of modeling lessons from the mall, I can now add “Importance of Humor” contest winner on http://nakedcupcakes.blogspot.com/ (shut up, okay. This is totally more badass than the mall lessons).

If you aren’t already reading http://nakedcupcakes.blogspot.com/, you really should.  She is witty, and entertaining, and sometimes has contests for her readers (Hello??  Contests!).

I am going to say http://nakedcupcakes.blogspot.com/ some more now.


Of course, anybody new who pops by here via her site is landing on the Lamest of all Lame Stretches in EmotionalUmbrellaLand, but c’est la vie.  Sometimes I giggle a lot.  Sometimes I want to stab myself (but not really. …kinda).  And in between, I apparently moan about our office ant infestation.  Prime audience-building stuff, that.

At any rate, here is my entry, captured for posterity’s sake.

A Pictorial Treatise on the Uses of Humor

I find humor most useful for its social benefits.  I like humor because…

1) It instantly diffuses potentially awkward situations.

I loves me a good April Fool's joke.  My husband does too.  We so TOTALLY get each other that way.

2) It is a powerful feature in attracting the opposite sex.

She's also diabetic!

3) It always works wonderfully at job interviews.

Sometimes they don't even call me back because they're afraid I will be SO funny that no one will be able to get any work done!

And last but not least,

I like humor because it gives me an excuse to sometimes use Microsoft Paint.  And who couldn’t use more of that?

Actually I do this with alarming frequency.  Seriously.

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14 Responses to “Squee”

  1. Ben says:

    What a great save for being caught in an affair, but what about the other 364 days in the year?? :)

  2. Jayme says:

    Holy crap! You are funny! So glad that I stopped over here!

  3. spokeit says:

    LOL- congrats on the award!!

  4. steff says:

    im totally addicted to Paint as well. i’ve never really drawn much but now that i’ve discovered the world of MS paint i’m a total skankwhore for it.
    congrats on the win! based on your submission it was definitely deserved!

  5. Lorraine says:

    Where, my dear madam, does on acquire such amazing Paint skills? I blushed when I saw the man and woman having s-e-x. I want fat daughter’s hairstyle for my own thinning hair. Where does one interview for super mega awesome corp?

    I love it all.
    Congrats again.


  6. Curiosity says:

    @Ben – I’m sure it works equally well as “Happy Arbor Day!” Try it out and let me know.

    @Jayme – I’m so glad you came by! And you’re making me blush. …Shucks.

    @Spokeit – Thanks! I’m totally having a “holy crap people actually think this shit is funny” moment.

    @Steff – I would suggest that we start a support group, but then I would have to write up our charter. And I would probably do it in Paint. But dude! It’s just like drawing, except that it’s SUPPOSED to be bad! How can that be wrong??

    @Lorraine – Secrets:
    - Super Mega Awesome Corp totally almost didn’t fit on that desk. But I couldn’t live with just creating a corp that was just mega awesome.
    - I did not actually spend much time looking at these when I made them (I know – you’re shocked, right?), and have just now noticed the swanky comb-over that fat daughter is rocking. Thank you.
    - To be honest, drawing two stick people having sex was totally harder than I thought it would be! I was stumped for a minute until I put them under the blanket. Seriously. Otherwise it just looks like an eleven with arms (and damn, it must be tough for real stick people to make it work with those bulbous heads in the way). Plus, if you look closely now, she is clearly an amputee and he must be REALLY well-endowed to need to be that far above her. I like to work in details like that, just to keep you interested.
    - The secret is to stay up really late and then not edit the drawings except in the case of an eleven with arms. It spoils their natural badness.

    And for the record, it is totally awesome that you are all here today and commenting and stuff. You’re making me glow.

  7. Zannah says:

    Congratulations! Love the draw-rings. (“Hello, my name is Simon…”) And thanks for Naked Cupcakes!

  8. [...] yay for Curiosity!  Check out her award-winning stick-people drawings (here and here).  While I’m at it (finding good stuff online), I went through Steps 1 through 5 [...]

  9. Sarah P says:

    Such an obvious winner. Totally more badass than the mall modeling – but, can we please, please, please have a post about that? Because we NEED.

  10. Sarah P says:

    (Oh. And thanks for all the linkiness.)

  11. Curiosity says:

    @Zannah – Now I totally want to somehow describe every aspect of my life via stick people. …And to be honest, that sounds like SO much more fun than this crazy “word” stuff.

    @Sarah P – Let’s just say it’s not a period in my life for the weak-hearted. There may have been acid wash jeans involved. …Plus, as pictured above, I have no hair and only one leg. I should have known that they weren’t being picky when they chose me.
    (And I would not point people your way if I didn’t really admire your writing. Who wants their cupcakes in little sailor suits anyway?)

  12. I think working out issues through stick people, dolls, little clay people., or whatever you use is an excellent way to get out frustrations and keep a clear head. And giggling is always a good thing. :) Congrats on the win!

  13. Ha ha ha! This is great! Love it!

  14. These are ALL so choice! I don’t know where to share them… Hmm… BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Maybe on facebook! ;)

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