Now, who among us doesn't appreciate the chance to link up our blog -- join a blogging contest, meme, whatever - enjoy the visitors on our own blog and etc, etc . . . and who better to link up with than the Queen of Witticism herself?! It's not that we're easily amused. Linda is effortlessly hilarious and we love her.
But, come on . . . "Ugly Mug Contest?" What's next? "The theme song of this blog should be ______." (Actually, that's not a bad one.)
And alas, other readers were on the same cynical page as moi with reference to the bona fide-ability of this contest and we were not kind to Linda. Not at all. The poor thing had to admit two days later that her "Ugly Mug Contest" had indeed "tanked." Here's my own not-so-kind comment:
Monday, January 12, 2009
Oh Dear Linda, I feel so much better sharing this with you this evening now that you've seen the truth on your own. See I've been researching this. . .
R (N-r) πr(1−π)
This, of course is a Bivariate Equation using Pearson's Correlation. The rho measure of the liner relationship between the variables x (number of readers who have gosh-awful ugly spit-face "mugs") and y (number of readers who are willing to admit it) differs from Pearson's correlation only in that computations did not disqualify "travel" mugs as they are just as filthy scum-encrusted ugly as your "traditional" stupid mug.
Bottom line: Probability of ANY valuable data from your silly contest: ZERO. So sorry. We understand.
Your creativity is obviously diluted right now as your mourn these last precious days before the Great Government Job Creation Program eliminates your blog and replaces it with something more suited to the needs of the American people. Great last attempt though!
OH! I was mean. (Concurring comments forthcoming - 5...4...3...2....) And I left this comment while working on this post for my own blog: The Evidence of Wisdom is a Restrained Tongue.
Aiy Yi Yiii!
My clumsy witticism and completely inaccurate -- not to mention bogus -- statistical equation had clearly contributed to the sadness in Linda's life over the lack of enthusiasm for her Ugly-ma-Hugiddly' Mug Contest and I shall take this opportunity to apologize.
Linda, I am sorry. Please forgive me. In my honest and earnest effort to make amends, I offer this:
My entry into your splendid, well-received, and relevant "Ugly-Mug" Contest:
Ugly: ŭg’ – lee (adj.) def: displeasing to the senses; surly; inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace; despicable; morally reprehensible; atrocious: provoking horror . . . .
Honestly, depending upon your political persuasion, this is The Ugliest Mug ever!
Let me repeat that: "Depending upon your political views, this could be the Ugliest Mug."
This happens to be my Favorite Mug! . . . Which fact (in my right-wing, wacko, pro-life, conservative little mind) encompasses the entire reason the "Ugly Mug-Off" never got off the ground/off the counter/out of the cabinet: One woman's trash is another woman's treasure.
Nonetheless, there is a sisterhood here in blog-world. . . (Oh, let's call it a "kinship." I do have male "followers" and so does Linda.") Does anyone else owe Linda an apology? Has anyone had second thoughts about participating in the "Ugly Mug-Off?" Say, "Yes."
Wouldn't it be nice to participate in Linda's lame contest? Say, "Yes."
Yes!, you say? You'll find the details here: Contest With a Prize: I Challenge You to a "Mug-Off!"
~ Esthermay Bentley-Goossen