This week I am happy to host the 129th version of Bonfire of the Vanities, where the bloggers of the world poke fun at themselves, or, as the sponsors at Wizbang! put it, we carnivalize the Worst of the Best of the Blogosphere. It is a celebration of excellence in mediocrity, and the Superbowl of lame posts from those who are typically better. All submissions were nominated by the authors themselves in a collective show of candor and, perhaps, contrition.
Each post shall be introduced in the authors' own words so as to give them every opportunity to dig their hole deeper. Since this is the last edition of Bonfire before December 25, Merry Christmas & Happy Chanukah to all-unless you are a striking MTA employee.
Lucky Bamboo. "Houseplants are always good story fodder, right? no? Ok, overzealous coworkers, they're funny, right? got your own, eh? Hmmm. I almost had my own pocketknife stuck into my thigh. I knew you'd like that." Mike eulogizes his desk bamboo.
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! "As always, I'm submitting this article to the Bonfire because it contains vitally important information and not because it's another lame attempt to jack up my hit rate by talking about a more popular blogger." What did you expect from a cat?
Sloth: I Confess. "Meme bad, post bad... " -Sinner. Also: Lust: Glenn; " So I make a snide comment about Prof. Reynolds... bigdeal... No only does he see it, but he links to another post of mine. Shame on me."
Response to a Response. "My lame and poorly executed attempt to continue a debate with a few readers. I'm just not smart enough to figure-out a solution to this dilemma using Blogger."-Early Riser
Breakfast for Dinner. "I had a Friday of many gloomy posts. I needed to post something light hearted. Why not do a “What I had for dinner” post? Well, I did, complete with pictures."-Mike
No Relation. "Playing with Google Video I found this... yikes! I hope I'm not related to this guy!!"-Peakah
The World's Best Pun. From Todd Smith, aka The Punsmith -"What could be more self-serving than judgeing your own pun as the 'World's Best Pun', especially if you're 'The Punsmith'. "I judge, I jury" now turning to 'You judge, you jury'."