Monday, January 2, 2012

Election Day 2012

         So we held a contest, in which we asked our readers to shamelessly promote us help us spread the word about our new book. And we had such an overwhelming response that yesterday we were forced to sit down and have a serious, well thought-out conversation about who we'd select as our winner.


           It was a tough call, but in deciding a winner, we learned three things. First, that everyone who submitted an entry deserves something, so stay tuned in the near future for random guest appearances (and yes, that means you, Dan, who we have definitely not forgotten about/neglected). Second, we realized that we can't pick just one. I mean, hell, there's two of us, so why not pick two winners? And third, white chocolate milk. Think about it and tell me that didn't just blow your freaking skull. Okay, maybe that was just the beer talking.
           Our winners: Ashley and Stephanie of A Tale of Two Continents and Anne of Anne's Attic.
           Ashley and Stephanie win for this hilarious, fun, and brutally honest video about us, our book, and our blog (in which Stephanie admits she doesn't even read our blog. Ouch).


WARNING: the following video is extremely graphic in that it contains white girls dancing.



Untitled from Stephanie Welling on Vimeo.

            Next but certainly not least, Anne wins for flexing her MSPaint nuts and creating a blog post full of masterpieces located here. Also, as a woman who claims to be the CEO of an imaginary airline company, I fear the consequences of not picking her. Plus, it didn't hurt that she pretended to tattoo our names on her bosom.



         Go check both of their blogs out and say hello. They are all very funny, very smart ladies with not nearly enough readers.
         And now, to let us know what they think about being crowned joint-winners, let's start things off by turning things over to Ashley and Stephanie at A Tale of Two Continents, a blog written by two sisters living in separate continents.


       



            

           Even if we don't know which continents they're on, we still appreciate their writing and their blog posts. And don't worry, Stephanie probably won't get eaten by a lion. Ashley loves cats... or so I'm told by the 20+ cats she hoards in her dorm room (FYI: their names are all "Mittens." All of 23 them). In fact, last we heard, she was going to go take care of the lion thing herself. We're sure she's fine.




        I guess we should probably call 9-1-1 and get Ashley an ambula.. wait, I'm sorry, we're going to have to interrupt this because I'm being told that the CEO of O'Leary Air, Anne O'Leary, is now calling a press conference in the rolling hills of Ireland to announce her thoughts on being co-winner of our contest.






          We'd like to show you the rest of the press conference, but it only got uglier from there. It was 4 hours long, it involved a lot of drinking and swearing, and she said some things about the US government that I can't repeat unless I want to get put on the No-Fly list. She barely even got to the Q&A portion.
         


       
           Remember, the next time you want to get there, but you don't care how you get there or if you make it alive... fly O'Leary. 
          
          With that said, thank you again to Ashley, Stephanie, and Anne for your creativity and your humor, and thank you to everyone else that participated. You'll get yours. Oh just you wait. You'll get yours.


Cheers and stay classy, friends,
B&B

Music: Gotye
Beer: Kirin

58 comments:

  1. Yay!!! Anne is awesome!! So glad she won. Nice job, Anne!!!

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  2. Congrats to the winners! I LOVE that you included the retarded goat. Fantastic.

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  3. Beautifully hilarious as always. You've granted Ash, Steph and Anne a priceless gift - being immortalised in the wonderful work that this is blog!

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  4. Congrats to the winners. I really do think the airplanes in Ireland run on Whiskey, and yes, she did say three way. On a fucking family blog. In a post that contained gratuitous amounts of swearing. Well it's better they learn it here than on the streets.

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  5. Thanks you guys, you just eff'd up the deal I'm trying to make with Boeing. Ya bastards, but basically you're right. My planes run on alcohol, we import it illegally from Poland. A midget named Seamus is my mule.

    And congratulations to Ashley and Stephanie. Stephanie, if you ever want to get off the Rusian continent, I'll fly ya there free. We'll just check you in as luggage.

    Thanks guys!

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  6. What? I didn't win? Oh the humanity! Oh wait...I did see a little tiny section that said Dan. It must be me, right? I thought my last post would sway sympathy in my favor. (pouts shamelessly)

    I suppose third place isn't so bad, and to still make a guest appearance! Can't wait!

    (vomits)....there you can have your phone back, it tasted like shit anyway. It was a blackberry and I prefer blueberry.

    Congrats to the winners! They definitely deserve it! Especially glad to see Anne in there! Her and her fekkin Irish accent, and her fekkin MS drawings! She kicked my arse!

    I know you are just dying to draw up my character, that drunken, crazy Colts fan! Just be gentle with him...he is going through a tough time right now!

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  7. And white chocolate milk did indeed, just blow my mind away!

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  8. hahahaha. Funny imaginary airline. REminds me of Stephen Hawking story of airport in parallel world where evertyhing disappears. Congrats to the winners.
    Puppy would have been cool too.

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  9. Worthy winners all. I loves me some tattooed boobs and mustachioed women, although not necessarily together. Oh, who the hell am I trying to kid?

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  10. Man, I meant to do something with this, although frankly, I have a life and had shit to do. But good intentions should count, right?

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  11. Congratulations to the winners. Once I saw Anne's entry and the fact she tossed her cartoon boobs out, it was clear she was going to win.
    And hooray, the retarded goat with the orthopedic shoe made an appearance!

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  12. Happy New Year Guys, had I been reading blogs for the past two weeks I'd have known about the contest and might have submitted an entry of my own....NAAAAHHH!

    Congrats on the book again and may this year bring you health (#1) peace (#2) happiness (#3). If you do what you love prosperity will follow.

    CG

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  13. This is absolutely fantastic! I just love it. Especially the big boobs with your names on them. No wonder they won!! haha. Seriously, this was a blast. Congrats to the winners and to you both for being such awesome guys! Hugs!

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  14. The boob tattoo's were the best! Here is wishing you both a happy and healthy 2012 :)

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  15. Congrats to the winners! And Alaska is a continent. :\

    Who taught you geography?

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  16. Congrats to the winners!

    And I need my name tattoo'd on boobs now. Yes, my name is Brandon, and yes, I could just use this picture, but IT'S NOT THE SAME, DAMMIT!!!

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  17. First of all: HOLY PENIS BLISTERS, WHITE CHOCOLATE MILK. No really, that's amazing. It's not the beer.

    Secondly, congrats to the winners! Your winning made an excellent post. Ash and Steph are new to me, but I enjoyed their presence. Also, white girls dancing!

    And seeing Anne like that in MSPaint is awesome. It was missing the bottle she always mentions being there, but you guys mentioned it so it was fair.

    Such an awesome post.

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  18. O'Leary can't be worse than any other airline currently corralling us like Texas steer into their flying metal tubes.

    Anne...you're awesome.

    Stephanie...you're a badass.

    Guys...thanks for introducing them to me!

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  19. Wow wow wow!! Um. I would just like to thank the academy for thinking that Anne, Steph, and I had the best jugs out of them all. That means so much. And let's be honest, that's usually how I win most things. But Steph never wins things that way, so this'll be a nice little confidence booster for her. And you're right, now that we're (I'm) famous, we'll never have to deal crack/cocaine again! ... sorry Brandon :-/

    But seriously you guys, this is amazing. Anne and her blog are amazing. And all these comments are amazing. Anne is there some chance that O'Leary Air would drop me off in Scotland? I mean, since we're immortalized together and everything ... ;)

    The highlights for me:

    1) When you called us incontinent
    b) When Stephanie was eaten by lions
    iiv) When you finally recognized Alaska as a sovereign continent. IT'S GOD DAMN ABOUT TIME ... maverick

    Thank you boys again! You are the fucking BEST.

    - Ashley from the mother fucking family blog, A Tale of Two Continents

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  20. *it's about god damn time ... I'm so famous now I can't be bothered to grammar-atize

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  21. Hilarious! I love that they actually put together a video for your contest, now that's determination!

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  22. Good stuff.

    Lol at the Irish space program comment

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  23. Nice job to the winners! I was gonna review the book too.... but I am still waiting for the cliffs notes version! Come on guys help us cheaters out!!!

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  24. I'm still trying to get my brain around white chocolate milk. Because white chocolate is actually missing the cocoa, and white milk already doesn't have cocoa, so doesn't that already make it white chocolate? But, no! That can't be right! So what is white chocolate milk?!?! Argh!

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  25. Lol congratulations to the winners!!!

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  26. Woot on all the support for your release. Happy 2012!

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  27. Congrats to the winners!! The Vlog was awesome! Best of luck in 2012, B&B!

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  28. Nice. But why can't you create anything as awesome as two white girls dancing through your mad paint skills? Get off your asses guys... :)

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  29. Hilarious video!! haha...and the MS Paint inspiration boobies...greatness. Love the winners...they deserve it to be sure.

    You guys are the greatest pimps in all the land. :) I am shamed to say I haven't started the book yet...please do not hate me. I promise it is next! I am going to pimp the shit out of that book! :)

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  30. The changing shirt cracked me up. And this is definitely a family blog - as long as the family is drunk and disfunctional. :)

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  31. lol that was funy as hell, happy new year dude ;D

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  32. Damn! Mr. RK has been assigned the task of getting the ebook to our PC, and has still failed...

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  33. I'm now craving some white chocolate milk. When will you guys be marketing that? Also, way to promote your winners. Always nice to see blogging Gods sending the elevator back down. Especially to some deserving blogs. Have a Happy New Year!

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  34. you know you have made it to the tippy top when you have your names tattooed on some tig ol biddies. :D

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  35. I laughed so hard white chocolate milk spewed from my nose. You guys are feckin' hilarious! Congrats to Anne, Ashley, and Steph. Well done, ladies!

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  36. Heh, this is some pretty damn random stuff. As always, I love the humor.

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  37. Hey.... not all of us Irish are drunk all of the time! Just because I am, and my friends are, and my family are, and everyone else I know here in Ireland is, and I am, it does not make us communists!

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  38. Decided to have a look at your blog from comments on other blogs. I'm sorry, I found it to be a bit disappointing.I am more interested in words to read than cartoons to look at. I think I am probably too old for your effots. Good luck anyway.

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  39. More than Whiskey I bet Irish airplanes run on Iron loaded Guinness :P

    Happy new year guys :)

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  40. Peggy Sue!!!! How was her new year?!

    Congrats to your winners! What's with the Anonymous posters lately? White chocolate milk? I'd buy it...

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  41. You made a grim morning the easier to bear. Thanks. You know being a rare blood courier, I thought I would run into some ravenous, lovely vampires. The only blood suckers are my supervisors~! Have a great new year, Roland

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  42. Wow, have a I missed a lot here! (And missed you guys, too. Really should not stay off the grid for so long, it's disorienting :/) Congrats on the publication of your first book! (I have a friend who used to refer to herself as "The Missing Link"--she's missing something, but it's not a link.)
    Wishing you wild success with it. :)

    Merriest of New Years to you both. I'm excited for you and I'll be scooting over to Amazon to check out the publication. More good things to come in 2012, I'm sure.

    Congrats to the winners, too! ;)

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  43. Congratulations, ladies! Stellar job all!

    A post about supporting your fellow maniacs, I mean, writers, is forthcoming and I'd already planned on shouting you guys out.

    In other news I think I overdosed on my birth control pills. It's the only thing that could explain all of these warm fuzzies I've been throwing around.

    And a final note is that yes, Irish planes do run on whiskey but you wouldn't want to be one. Have you ever seen a plane that was filled from the FRONT?

    Then again, you will get drunk much faster by getting tanked in the rear...

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  44. Crap (or, if I misspelled it, Carp!), I forgot to do this!
    Damn drunk tank.
    Sorry.

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  45. Thanks for commenting on my post!

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  46. Congrats to the winners - that video was cool
    Happy 2012!

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  47. haha the video was great, definitely two amazing picks. And I agree, if Anne ran an actual airport I'd be scared.

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  48. Congrats on the shared winnings ladies. Very good!

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  49. Man you guys like that retarded goat.

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  50. Congratulations to the winners.

    Wish you all a wonderful New Year.

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  51. Good job ladies! I've watched the video a few times and can't stop laughing. :)

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  52. I've been to Ireland many times. Not only does the plane run on Jameson's so that when you land you smell like Homeless Howard, but the rivers are full of Guinness (and not just from Howard pissing in it) and the hillsides bespattered with Lucky Charms. Its a magical place.

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  53. so jelly!!! but I'm happy they were girls to take the cake - also, thanks for the Downey Goat something about that crazy thing gets me, every, damn, time.

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  54. That video & especially the blooper parts I'm glad they left in, was hilarious, they definitely deserved to win, and not have to share either, so there :-P

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