Friday, May 16, 2008

The Return of CP's Top 40 - part 4

Welcome back to CP's Top 40! I have lost count of my current blogroll so, stalkees, bear with me as we are going to continue referring to it as CP's Top 40.

About a year ago CPW went alphabetical in its blogroll system, causing not a small amount of consternation from blogs with names low in the alphabet, some of whom felt they deserved a more privileged spot on the list by virtue of the tenure of their place in my life or by their lack of a gag reflex, or sometimes both.

Nonetheless, it should comfort my Gentle Readers to know that CP is not so easily manipulated by the press, and that only a few specific types of bribery will work to move any particular stalkee out of his or her proper place in line.

Today we continue honoring our list of stalkees, beginning with those who joined since the last edition of CP's Top 40 was published.

Anandamide. Fire in the sky. Not sure why he chose that name, which Wikipedia defines as "an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter found in animal and human organs, especially in the brain." Yah, right. Anyway, Anandamide's blog features a popular "Homoerotic Friday" series where readers are encouraged to submit homoerotic pictures of classic rock musicians. I support this, and applaud him for posting my picture of Eminem even though he's not "classic rock."

Bells On. I've been stalking Vikkitikkitavi much longer than she's been on my blogroll, and we had a great heart-to-heart in person last winter at a blogger gathering in Chicago about the philosophies and politics behind linking. We each ordered another cocktail to celebrate our mutual understanding that there are those who link because they love you, while there are those who link because they themselves want a link. I assured her I linked because I love her. She has contributed some of the most biting political commentary not only on her own blog, but in the comment sections of others such as CPW.

Better Living Through Bacon. This girl is delightful beyond delights. I chuckle out loud each time I stop over at her place, which is not often enough. Every time I go to her blog (and several of you enjoy this status with me) I think "shit, she is so funny, I have to start dropping by twice a day." She recently reported that her laptop has shit on her, so you might want to drop by and pay your respects - maybe with some Wet Ones or something to help clean up the mess.

Bliss and Bile. Holy shit, I just realized that if I'm only now getting to Chelene, I really haven't paid attention to this little blogroll project in some time. Chelene is awesome. Her snippets are often short, to the point and very amusing - in other words, perfect for a borderline retarded Punchman with the attention span God gave a watermelon. Plus we are real life friends, and all the straight boys I know are out to get into her... oh well, never mind - family blog here! Search my blog for her name and you'll find an awesome video starring hers truly. NOTE: I just discovered that I did indeed already cover Chelene in a previous post. Oh well baby, enjoy even more of the spotlight!

Gifted Typist is a relative newcomer to the CPW family, though I have noticed her stalking our American Idolatry blog more than once. She has the honor of being a real-life writer for a Halifax newspaper, which endears her to me since Nova Scotia is where Poor George and I first got together. Magical place. I would encourage you to check out both her blog and her professionally published writing such as this article where she very meanly snubs Skipper, Barbie's flat chested little sister. The nerve!

Gifts from a Broad proves the mutual point that Vikki and I made regarding linkage: if I like you enough, I will link to you even though you don't link to me. And I won't even be bitter about it. Not really. At least not right away. What were we talking about again? Oh yeah, I remember when I first discovered her, I must have read about 20 posts in a row and laughed my ass off a good percentage of the time. Check her out.

Happy to Be from Iowa - Mnmom, as she calls herself, is another one of those good writers from the Melinda June circle of Iowa friends. Her blog is a pleasing mixture of humor, politics and snippets from everyday life to help us all keep it real. She may be interested to know that Poor George, while not being from Iowa, was very happy to visit Iowa with me this Christmas and was very charmed by Decorah. He even told me he thinks his oldest brother is jealous that George got to go somewhere as exotic as Iowa. I'm serious.

He Had No Identifying Characteristics. MichaelG has known Melinda June even longer than I, which is not easy to say in this world. I met him a few times years and years ago and will perhaps cross paths with him again one day. But for now, blogland is our sandbox. He's funny. Check him out.

Monkey Muck. Dr. Monkey von Monkerstein is a blogger popular with the political and irreverent types. I particularly like it when he gets bitchy and also when he sticks it to the right wingers who I have to agree are ruining (some would say have ruined) this country. Plus he let me win a contest over at his place and sent me a coolio postcard as a prize. It's on my mom's refrigerator.

Ok Fine, Whatever! Any girl who would title her blog after a line in Clueless gets my vote! Dino aka Katy grew up in the former East Germany but now resides in the US, where she blogs about her daily life and posts lots of pictures. I like blogs like that. She also has met Jin in real life, several times. Luucky! (said in my best Napoleon Dynamite voice.)

Stop by for CP's next ten, to come out soon!

Don't worry Tanya, your turn will come...eventually!


GrizzBabe said...

My, those girls sure are limber.

Must check out these site!

Chris said...

MMmmmmmm Bacon:)

Eebie said...

Not sure what the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders are doing as the picture, but no doubt it got my attention.

Good stuff on your blogging friends, I will check them out.

michaelg said...

We've met??? Years and years ago? Oh heavens. Was I in a black out at the time?

chelene said...

Wow, double coverage! I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. Punchman.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Oh, Mr. Punchman I am mortified! Please forgive my bad manners. I read every single one of your posts although I may not always leave comments and I SWEAR to you I totally thought I blog rolled you (kinky) way back in your Morman bashing days (which is what made me adore you BTW). I even tried to find another crab clock for you.

You are on my blog roll this very instant.

And thanks for the plug - I'm agog.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Thanks for the shout out kind sir. And I especially thank you for tossing me in the same post with uber hottie Chelene.

Dino aka Katy said...

ohh wow i made into your top 40 I am so honored especially since i have been slagging of in the blog department

Gifted Typist said...

CP, really? You and Poor George got together here? Wow!
BTW, I'm chuffed to be mentioned in your top-40.

I think it was the Sound of Music YouTube clip and won my heart and the video of MAma Gin staring at the video camera as though a still camera

You were runner up in my contest

Mnmom said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out!! So YOU have visited Iowa and I HAVE visited New York but our paths have yet to cross outside the blogosphere.

Keep up the good stuff - I visit here almost everyday!

BeckEye said...

I practically had to BEG you to blogroll me, so I should really get, like, a whole spin-off blog or something.

Grant Miller said...

I believe I've stalked both you and Bells On longer than either of you have stalked me.

Bubs said...

You know the coolest people.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I've been stalking Vikkitikkitavi longer than all y'all!

vikkitikkitavi said...

Oh, dear. People are saying nice things about me. I do not take compliments well. I must now go to some snarky celebrity photo site and make snide comments until my embarrassment passes.

Tanya Espanya said...

Hands off, Gifted Typist is mine!

In fact, she's hosting us at her cottage this summer, suckah! Put that in your barbecue and roast it!

But if you decide to come up that week, I'll totally cancel on her...