Monday, November 18, 2013

CheersFest 2.0! (If your name is Gary, do not read this post...)



So... 

Have you ever attended a Christmas party where you bump into the ONE person who was always there for you during the past year? You'd thank them for being such a RockStar, right??? 

Well... 

If you remember last year we all roasted our Ninja Captain, Alex J. Cavanaugh in the first ever CheersFest.

This year, we decided to choose a new victim. (Er.. roast-ee) 

And... 

The 2013 recipient of the CheersFest is none other than Arlee "Lee" Bird!!!!! 




On his main blog, “Tossing It Out,” Lee describes himself, in part, “as a writer, speaker, entertainer, music lover, collector, husband, father, grandfather, friend, traveler, seeker of truth and wisdom.” He majored in English while at the University of Tennessee, has blogged since 2008, and currently has six blogs that delve into his diverse mind.

The original brains behind the annual A to Z Challenge, Lee can be counted on to pay it forward and is a well-respected member of the blogging community.


Hosted again by Mark Koopmans, Me, David Powers King, Stephen Tremp and The Ninja Captain himself, CheersFest 2.0 will go LIVE! Dec. 9, 2013.

In order to proper cheer (or roast) Lee, here are four questions for you to answer on CheersFest Day, but please keep the retorts short – (no longer than 20 words each):

  • Why did Lee come up with the A-Z Challenge?
  • If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean?
  • Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush?
  • Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
  • Bird
  • Juggler
  • Challenge
  • Brown Jacket
  • Tossing

For Bonus Points:
  • In +/- 40 words, can you come up with a caption for Lee’s Facebook picture? 


As usual, the Very Demanding Rules of CheersFest include:

  • Join the Linky List *below*
  • Have fun
  • Post your 200 (total) word contribution ON Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
  • No, seriously. Have Fun!

Two winners – chosen by Lee – will each win a prize:
  • An autographed color photo of Arlee Bird appearing as the Court Wizard in the World of Fantasy Players. Also included in the first prize pack are an assortment of promotional materials from Lee’s show biz days with a personal letter and a brief history of his entertainment career.
  • A personalized graphics design from Jeremy at Being Retro for the winner’s blog. (Jeremy will design a header, badge, button, banner, or whatever might appeal to the winner.)
Excited to roast and toast our blogger buddy, Lee?
If so, the Linky is now open. Sign up and we’ll see you on Dec. 9th





Red. Head. Out. :)

37 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for Lee's roasting that I could light my remaining four hair follicles on fire :-)

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    1. Human, Mark,

      That would be four more follicles than my human has :)

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  2. Go ahead Gary - read it!!
    So much fun being on the roasting side this year...

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    1. Mr. ninja dude,

      Gary didn't read it. However, I skimmed, um thoroughly read this fascinating posting.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  3. Hi Morgan ... I'm so pleased it's Lee - he's done so much for us all via the creation of the A-Z April blogging frenzy ...

    Poor Lee .. I hope he can bulk up a little for his roasting! Cheers and it'll be fun to read everyone's entries ... Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      A man who brought further awareness of our alphabet. I spy with my doggy eye, something beginning with "A" or it is "L" :)

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  4. Hehe, that's a nice thing to do for someone :)

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    1. Hey Rachel,

      How's the Mork from Ork challenge coming along? :) My human hopes you are now feeling totally better.

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  5. Great one Morgan.
    Gary just loves it when blogers come together!
    Mabey Penny is holding him back.

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    1. Ah DAVID,

      Morgan is a great one, all right :) My human just loves it when they have these blogpests, um blogfests :)

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  6. Sure Penny will give you some lip for this trip lol

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    1. Pat in the Hatt and his rhyming cat! I will give them some tips and notable quips.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  7. Hey...I read this over at Alex's and Arlee couldn't be a better choice. Unfortunately, this year I'm going to have to pass. I'm simply too swamped with other commitments. But you guys have fun! I'll enjoy reading about it.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

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  8. So stoked for the roast! Or should I say, I'm stoking the fire for the roast? Same diff. I'm looking forward to c-hosting with you, Morgan! :)

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  9. Sounds extremely exciting. I can't wait to hear all the funnies people say in the roasting. I of course am content to just be in the audience.

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  10. Actually I'd be interested in what Gary would have to say. Or would he let Penny do all the talking?

    Thanks for putting me in the hot seat!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Hey Mr. Bird,

      Yes, you can relax now. I'm here to let you know that I'm looking forward to seeing you get roasted. Couldn't happen to a nicer bird.

      Enjoy the hot seat, Lee.

      Pawsitive wishes,

      Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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  11. Seeing this everywhere today. Can't wait for the roast.

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  12. I'm in!!! It's going to be fun fun fun.

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  13. Props to Lee...I'm seeing his cheery face popping up all over ther blogosphere;)

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  14. Just saw this on Mark's blog. :) I love that this is happening again this year!

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  15. Awesome! Arlee is very deserving of a roast. :)

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  16. Ha ha - I like how he commented on this post even though you said not to read it in your title :) I don't actually know him (I've never done the A-Z, even though I know it's a huge thing).

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  17. Greetings human, Morgan,

    I detect a bit of a conspiracy happening. First your ninja-type dude and now that guy who is obsessed with the alphabet. Hmmm....hard to imagine having a blogfest dedicated to one person. Kinda' creepy, methinks :) Hang on...oh never mind....

    And on behalf of my human, Gary, I am only now commenting on this riveting article. My human Gary is probably not worth knowing.

    And thus, Arlee Bird gets roasted. It reminds me of Thanksgiving. Put Lee in the hot seat. I'm sure all his adoring fans will be hopping with delight and joyous adulation for da Man!

    As for me and my human, we rather enjoy being a um, well-kept secret.

    "Excited to roast and toast our blogger buddy, Lee?
    If so, the (Kinky) is now open. Sign up and we’ll see you on Dec. 9th" I don't think so! :)

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  18. Just laughed out loud at Koopman's comment.

    This sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Oh, and that Facebook photo is priceless.

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  19. Com'ere, Mark. *strikes match* Let me help you with that. :P

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  20. Sounds like it's gonna be loads of fun!
    Has a year passed already? I remember last year's Cheerfest... time DOES fly! (as cliched as it sounds...)
    Writer In Transit

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  21. This sounds like such fun! I know I am going to have a blast reading the responses to the questions! I remember when people were cheering/toasting/roasting Alex last year. How has a year gone by?
    ~Jess

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  22. This looks like a lot of fun. I already have my caption in mind. =p

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  23. This sounds like fun!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  24. how awesome! youre so thoughtful! (and no gary, ha!)

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  25. I'm terribly out of the loop but I thought I'd swing over and say hi!

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