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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-05-02 07:43
Subject: [poll] Cancer funnies
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Location:Nuevo Rancho Lake
Mood:tired
Music:house noises
Tags:cancer, contest, funny, poll
One of the best parts about the last couple of days is the flood of comments, emails, IMs and phone calls. Not that I didn't already know y'all love me or anything, but that has helped my spirits immensely. However, some folks distinguished themselves in cracking me up. Which on this blog calls for a contest!

Herewith is a harvest of some comment highlights. Usual rules apply, vote for the one you like best. I'll be sending off a mass market paperback of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon thb | Audible ] to the poll winner, personalized with a drawing of my tumor. (Yes, I saw it in the jar before they sent the miserable thing off to the pathology lab.)

Poll #1181370 Die laughing or live sober!

What's your favorite comment on my cancer diagnosis?

daveraines: Thank goodness it was shaped like macaroni, instead of spaghetti or, God forbid, lasagna.
30(24.4%)
aliquoricegirl: Who knew there'd be a time when you'd say, "I'm so glad it ulcerated!"
12(9.8%)
lasirenaolce: I can handle the cancer, but if you're going to keep boiling animal heads on the stove, we really have to talk.
25(20.3%)
jeffsoesbe: In a secret underground bunker somewhere near Washington DC, Dick Cheney is not happy. He thought they could get you. He Was Wrong!
10(8.1%)
yourbob: Never underestimate the power of a little blood in the wrong place.
8(6.5%)
martyn44: Nobody would be surprised if you did find a way of Blogging from the hereafter.
12(9.8%)
jennawaterford: Latin words are never happy things to hear from a doctor.
11(8.9%)
klingonguy: Vote those polyps off the island, I say.
3(2.4%)
jonhansen: So, the tattoo is an elder sign, as recommended by Lovecraft to repel the dreaded flying polyps?
6(4.9%)
deedop: Let me know if you need anything. Like construction of a Tubu-villainous Polyp-smiting superhero costume or something...
2(1.6%)
johno: On the plus side of your treatment, you are definitely clean inside and out.
4(3.3%)
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irismoonlight
User: irismoonlight
Date: 2008-05-02 15:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Not, you understand, that I would like you to quit blogging about scientific experiments in parenting but to me that was the funniest. Closely followed by the tattoo. Very closely.
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User: ex_chrisbil
Date: 2008-05-02 15:37 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
>> "Nobody would be surprised if you did find a way of Blogging from the hereafter."

Ha! Win.

Extract from http://jaylake.ghostblogs.com:

HELP REQUEST

location: purgatory
mood: floaty
music: groany

Does anyone know of some really, really good speech recognition software? Preferably of the type that has no issues with long, echoing sentences and has non-carporial installation methods?

Time in saddle: why bother!
Last night's weigh-out: 0
This morning's weigh-in: 0
Currently reading: All the bad things Jesus saw me do whilst alive
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Tim Lieder
User: marlowe1
Date: 2008-05-02 16:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I just hope you stay on top of it because we need you around.
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corvida
User: corvida
Date: 2008-05-02 17:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I'm glad to see your own version of a rough draft has been edited by doctors. Best wishes on your recovery!
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Deborah Layne
User: deborahlive
Date: 2008-05-02 19:02 (UTC)
Subject: Ewwww
Dude, if you keep using that icon I'm not going to feel bad for you any more.

xo
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Lawrence M. Schoen
User: klingonguy
Date: 2008-05-02 19:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
After sending that coment I had several minutes of imagining next season's Survivor: Jay Lake. Outwrite, Outblog, Outcheese.

I came this close to phoning Jeff Probst.
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Renegade Vagabond: Monkey
User: khaybee
Date: 2008-05-02 20:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Monkey
Sorry Jay, I can't vote. My favorite is still danjite's response to lasirenadolce's description of the tumor. "My God, I hope that wasn't Fred."
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-05-02 20:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, man, I forgot to put that in the poll!
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