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Friday, February 28, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
|Hollywood's Golden Boy:|
Everyone's favorite eunuch.
Meanwhile, the International Middle Child Union presented the Middie Awards well over a month ago (See Post), and there was barely a peep! Can you believe, not a single major TV network covered the ceremony? Not even the CW! Nobody even showed up to collect their award – typical Middle Child treatment.
|The Middie Awards have a|
message for Oscar: "Eat me!"
I find it particularly ironic that an awards show all about celebrating attention seeking behavior can’t get any for itself! Even the Razzies get more attention than the Middies. In hindsight, maybe we need to make our award more friendly and approachable. Perhaps giving winners the finger (our Golden Middle Finger statuette) is a mistake. Maybe we need to humanize our award with a person’s name -- you know, like they did with Oscar and Emmy. “And the Malcolm goes to…” That could work. “The Jan” doesn’t sound very catchy, but “The Brady” has a nice ring to it. How about, “The Britney?” Or “The Stephie?” Your suggestions are welcome…
Coming Friday: Get your Oscar Nominee Birth Order Breakdown Pocket Guide.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
It's that time of year again -- Oscar-mania is sweeping the country! It's in that spirit we present, for your consideration, "The Best of MidKid Remakes."
Coming Wednesday: "What if You Held an Awards Show, and Nobody Came?"
|Life ain't easy when|
you're the Middle Coen brother.
|Piss off a Middle Child,|
and watch what happens next!
|A spy gets blamed for things he|
didn't do. Sound familiar?
|When you can't be the favorite,|
you take what you can get.
|To anonymity and beyond!|
|This is what happens when|
a Middle Child goes nuclear!
|A Middle Child Mermaid yearns to be|
more than an aquatic afterthought.
|Sometimes, second best is the|
best you can be.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|Sleet: the Rodney Dangerfield|
|Sleet will never be as famous|
as rain or snow.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It's almost Valentine's Day. What better time to show the Middle Child in your life how much you don't care, and what better way to do it than with the latest MidMark Middle Child Valentine's Day cards!?! (See last year's cards HERE) Download and e-mail, or just share this link, but whatever you do, DON'T FORGET!! (But in case you do and you feel really guilty, you can always send a gift from the Smack Dab Shop at Cafe Press.)
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Monday, February 10, 2014
As part of my new found and ongoing support for Curling (SEE PREVIOUS POST), I will be posting a series of Curling-related observations and information here at the blog throughout the Olympics, along with daily schedules, results, and more on Twitter @MidKidMusings.
How to Sound Really Cool When Talking About Curling (if that’s at all possible.) It’s hard to support a sport you don’t know much about. I realize it’ll take some time to fully understand Curling -- just like a Middle Child, it can be kind of quirky -- so below are some great links to get all the details on how the game is played. There’s also a link to a Virtual curling game. There’s even a link to a “Curling for Dummies” -- swear to God. To get you started, here’s my own little Curling crash course:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The 2010 Vancouver Olympic games were viewed by 190 million people. That’s 34 million more people than the total viewing audience for every game of 2009 NBA Finals, World Series, Bowl Championship Series, and NCAA Championship Game combined! There’s no denying the Winter Olympics are huge, so I knew my reportage of the games would have to rise to the magnitude of this global sports spectacular. I’d have to find a bigger and better Middle Child angle than simply seeking out individual Middle Child athletes to highlight, so I decided to take it up a notch and rally support for an entire Olympic event! I spanned the globe for a sport that captures the true Middle Child spirit, never quite getting the attention or acclaim it yearns for. And that’s when it hit me – curling! You know, that quirky sport that’s kind of like shuffleboard on ice, but with brooms, and large “stones” instead of pucks.