February 15th 2010 · Posted in by Bobby Griffin · No Comments
We’re very excited that we’ve just placed an order for some wall murals for Frankie’s room. We are going with a Jungle Safari theme. We already have the grass/sky painted complete with rolling hills. It looks absolutely perfect for a little boy’s room. We almost went with the Transportation theme, but Frankie loves animals, so we thought this was better. My Wonderful Walls has so much awesome nursery art for any little kid! I’ll be sure to post pictures once our little art project is done!
December 3rd 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comments(4)
Well as you may or may not have all noticed, we have not been posting much content lately. The fact of the matter is the site has grown astronomically, and we can’t keep up on the advertising end. The result is having over 61,000 visitors to this blog for the month of September, and less than 4,000 visitors to BlankestBlank.com.
So what does that all mean? That means that while people are tremendously interested in the end results, we just aren’t getting enough votes/nominations to fuel the daily feed. As much as I enjoy writing blog posts each day, I must admit some of the content (specifically MFG and Video) has been lacking in the creative department.
The solution to this matter is that Bobby and I have decided to “take off” the month of October (meaning no daily posts here, other than updates) and really focus on Blankest Blank 2.0. This will result in a much more functional layout, as well as giving us more tools to attract more return visitors. Since it’s inception, Bobby has gone on to obtain a job as a PHP coder/web developer, and I have quadrupled my knowledge of Illustrator/Photoshop. We think that with a little time, energy, sweat and tears, we can help make this site even better, more professional and more appealing.
With this in mind we ask & urge (read: beg & plead with) you to send in any helpful ideas you might have to make this website better. The more we grow and the better we become, the more you, the user get out of the site. So if you have anything you want to add, feel free to post it here, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exciting news is that we are coming back and better than ever! You heard us talk about it, now it becomes a reality: MONTHLY CATEGORIES! That’s right, now you winners go on to compete head-to-head with the cream of the crop each month to determine who is truly the best.
Also, stay tuned for more information about Blankest Blank’s first ever, Best Halloween Costume Contest! (More details to follow!)
Thanks for hanging in there with us and we look forward to an amazing future at Blankest Blank and Bestest Blog!
What can I say about this blog other than it contains some of the most breathtaking photography I have ever seen. It’s really hard to do justice to these photos with words. It’s like telling someone about a really amazing piece of music, that you just have to hear to really experience. I cannot urge everyone out there enough to please visit this site at least once. Seeing these photos from New York, to Mali, and everything inbetween, you have to see it to believe it.
November 30th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · No Comments
Hope you all like the new Header I made and the layout of the blog. Been a long time coming! Well here’s the latest and greatest at BlankestBlank.com. It’s been about 2 months now since Bobby and I, “officially” unleashed the website unto the web community. Since then, we’ve been receiving a ton of traffic to the blog, however a slow down in traffic to the website. This is no good. As such, we have been forced to scale back our reviews to due insufficient voting trends. Thus the new schedule will be as follows:
Best Blog: 8 am by Kevin
Funniest Video: 10 am by Kevin
Funniest Picture: 12 pm by Bobby
Funniest Joke: 2 pm by Bobby
Most Fun Game: 4 pm by Bobbby
Thus I urge you all to post your nominations and get ‘a votin’. Here’s what you missed this week:
November 28th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comments(3)
Meet Elizabeth and her family. She is a great mom, with a fantastic blog and a huge heart, thus I think the moniker “Best Mommy Blog” is righteously appropriate.
I’m not even talking about her participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk or her offer to help anyone who needed to set up a wordpress account and didn’t know how. I’m talking about her amazing strength after an incredible battle with a stomach virus and the remarkable love she has for her family.
This blog is the work of a wonderful giving mother who offers this at the end of her About Page:
Thank you for reading this “About” page.
I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know me.
If you’ve read it, I would love if you would go to my most recent post and leave a comment telling me.
Then I’ll come to your blog and do the same for you!
And then we will be BBFs forever.
…and I urge you to actually take her up on that! You will definitely not be disappointed. I’m also glad to see that at least one other person in the entire world actually liked “Thirteen Ghosts.” I knew I couldn’t be the only fool! Thanks for letting us all get to know you Elizabeth and keep up the great work!
November 27th 2009 · Posted in by Bobby Griffin · Comments(2)
This is a innocent looking game at first, but it’s actually pretty brutal. There’s a stick figure standing at the top of the steps. The whole game is simple. You grab the stick figure by one of his extremities (arms, legs, head) and fling him down the staircase. The more blood that gushes out of him the better! Here’s a little tip. I’ve found that the best way to injure him the most is to make sure he lands on his head when tumbling down. My high score was 274 (is that pints of blood?) Can you beat me? Try Stair Fall Now!
November 27th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comments(2)
When you think of “The Bratty-ist Blog,” I’m sure the furthest thing from your mind is a mom with a 16-month old. However, I work with children all day long and I’m sure “Bratty” is the kindest word used to describe me at the end of the day! Our brat for today though is a self-proclaimed “…Application Engineer for a major computer company in my city…single mother to a son born in May of 2006…pet owner, lover and animal rights proponent.”
This blog is another great glimpse into the life of a very special person. Among the usual personal postings about that bad day that seems to hang over your head, or the newest baby fads, you will find fun contests tucked away!
Yes, right now you can win one of several prizes, such as an MP3 player! Here are the rules:
* You must link to this entry
* You must comment with a link to your entry
* Write one entry about an act of random kindness that you have performed or had performed for you by someone else. Minimum length is 50 words.
What a great idea! Make sure to get your submissions in by October 10th! Thanks again to our “Brat” for such a real and thoughtful glimpse into your life!
November 26th 2009 · Posted in by Bobby Griffin · Comment(1)
A man died and was sent to hell. A few seconds after his arrival, the Devil appeared in a cloud of smoke and said “Why hello, welcome to Hell! You’re just in time for dinner, please follow me.”
The man followed the Devil rather nervously, wondering what was going to happen, and was surprized to find a table piled high with delicious food waiting for him. Assuming this was his last good meal before hell started, he dug in.
When he was finished the Devil said, “Now allow me to show you to your quarters.” The man sighed and reluctantly followed the Devil down a long hallway. He could hear terrible blood-curdling screams coming from behind a door at the end of the hall. “Well,” he thought, “this is it.”
But to his surprize the Devil turned left at the the door, and led him down another hallway and outside towards a magnificent beachhouse with a Porsche in front. When they got there the Devil handed the befuddeled man the keys to house and car, wished him a nice stay and turned to leave. The man couldn’t take it any longer. He said to the Devil “Excuse me, but I don’t understand. This is hell, and I’m being treated like a king! What was behind the door we went past on the way here? Is that what’s really in store for me?”
The Devil smiled and said, “Why no, the room we went by is reserved for the Catholics. They seem to want it that way.”
November 26th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · No Comments
This video is great! I know Bobby can relate, having come from a math teaching background, and I myself can definitely as a music instructor. This really nails home the point: Teachers don’t make squat as far as money is concerned. However, the reward is really in making a difference in a child’s life. As corny as that sounds, it really is the truth. Thanks to Cellfish.com for today’s not pick!
November 26th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comment(1)
Today’s blog comes to us by way of Pookie, elsewise known as Brian at Emasculating Nickname. Brian is a 30-something who obviously enjoys a great laugh! Brian’s blog is a great place to check out some of the most hilarious and “head scratching” stuff on the internet. While browsing for 10 minutes, I found the following internet gems:
That last article really made me question my own existence after uttering the phrase “ogre nougat” over and over and over…You just may have something there Brian…If anyone out there needs a good laugh or a “what the…?” moment in their life (and we all do) please do yourself a favor and check out Brian’s blog, chock full of goodies.
November 25th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · No Comments
Wow this video was shockingly hilarious! I really felt like I was watching one of those British documentaries. I actually know this guy who was in a band and they played Renaissance Metal. It was the strangest thing I’ve ever encountered. It so happened that I jammed with him on drums and it was some of the most bad ass jamming ever. The guy was a phenomenal guitarist, flautist and harpist. Anyway check his band: Sleepy Hollow. Thanks to Lutes Viols and Other Ancient Instruments for today’s vid!
November 25th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comment(1)
Gaijin Girl is a wonderful blog written by it’s host Lady Wanderlust. At it’s moment of conception Lady Wanderlust was a newlywed waiting to make a year-long journey overseas from Sunny North Carolina, to the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. Her purpose was to teach English with her husband, and her whereabouts were to remain unknown for several days to come. This is how it all began.
Now, almost a year later, we find out why it’s almost impossible to quit your job in Japan, and the fact that Japanese women apparently aren’t so big on the drinkin’. Although some of the posts are rather whimsical (what do you expect from a blog? It’s the every day stuff that counts), there are some real insights into American culture immersed in Japanese culture. Often I’ve heard that Japanese people are fascinated with the “American West,” however I find myself the opposite as well. I’ve made it my life’s goal to learn the language (although apparently it’s very difficult) and travel there some day. This leaves me hugely jealous of Lady Wanderlust and her husband!
The most interesting thing is to read her 6 month recap, that documents her thoughts before moving there and then six months after moving there. I must say of all the blogs I’ve read in my life, this definitely ranks up there in the top 5. Thank you Lady Wanderlust for letting me live vicariously in your shoes, as it may be the closest I’ll ever get to living my dream.
November 24th 2009 · Posted in by Bobby Griffin · Comment(1)
This is a REALLY fun game (I nominated it), and I’m so glad it won! It’s Guess the Dictator/Sitcom Character. This game is really easy to play. Think of a dictator or a character from a sitcom. Think of one you know a lot about, because you’re going to have to answer a bunch of yes/no questions about them. This game is eerily good at guessing who you are thinking of right after a bunch of questions asked. At first I thought of “Newman from Seinfeld.” After about 10 questions which included “Are you overweight?” and “Do you live alone?” it had correctly guessed it right.
So, I went for someone a little harder (I don’t know squat about dictators, so I stuck with the sitcom). I chose “Becky from Full House.” It did take a bit more questions to get there (including “Are you a mom?” and “Do you live with your husband’s family?”), but it got it right again! Try it out and let me know if you can stump it!
November 24th 2009 · Posted in by Bobby Griffin · No Comments
Wow, all of these are really, really funny! Some of them you can absolutely tell that it is actually them (Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Eminem). And the comment on the Mariah Carey picture is spot on!
November 24th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comment(1)
I really hope this video is someone’s first attempt at flash because this is the stupidest video I’ve ever seen in my life. If was one of the first video nominations and I recall asking Bobby if he submitted it, hoping he said no. Well whoever is responsible, this is really dumb. Sorry.
November 24th 2009 · Posted in by Kevin O'Boyle · Comment(1)
3 Blessings a Day is a wonderful blog by Leanna, “a wife, mother, daughter, and sister [trying] to make a comforting and welcoming home for my family and friends.” Now I come from a very artistic background and my fiancee comes from a family of genuine artists, so today’s blog is a real treat for me!
Leanna explores the joys of painting watercolor portraits. The first portrait I stumbled upon while exploring this site is entitled Fall Fenceline. This really had me reflective upon my favorite season. The Fall has always been a time for me to rethink my life, remember the times with my friends and generally just become reflective. This portrait encompasses all those things for me and more.
My favorite part of this blog however is defintely the “Unconscious Mutterings” section where you take one word and then write out the first thing that comes to mind. Here’s an example from Leanna:
Thanks for the memories and reflections that your blog has inspired in me. I plan on taking up to my muse (music) and maybe making something you can enjoy in exchange! Either way I’ll be visiting your blog quite frequently. I could use more peace and reflection in my life, for sure.
November 21st 2009 · Posted in by Bobby Griffin · Comment(1)
Police let us in; it’s cold out here.
Doris locked, that’s why I had to knock!
I love who?
I don’t know, you tell me!
Norma Lee who?
Normalee I don’t go around knocking on doors, but do you want to buy a set of encyclopedias?
Wow, if you like super ultra corny jokes, then knock knock jokes are for you! These ones are actually pretty good as far as knock-knock’s go, but that’s not saying too much! Thanks to Knock-Knock-Joke.com for today’s funny joke!