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4th Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest


The Oscars are right around the corner … and for the 4th year in a row, C&R brings you the Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest. Simply cast your ballot and you’ll be entered to win this year’s prize: A 2-Month Netflix Gift Subscription (valued at $15.98!). Tune in to watch the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2nd, 2014!

This contest has CLOSED – no further entries will be accepted.

*Prize will be delivered to this email address.

Rules: Contest entries must be submitted on or before Tuesday, Febuary 25th, 2014 at 11:59:59PM EST. Limit one entry per person and per IP address. If multiple entries are submitted, only your first will be counted. Entries that are submitted without a valid email address will not be accepted or counted. No late entries will be accepted. The winner of this contest is the individual that correctly predicts the most categories. In the case of a tie, a single winner will be chosen at random by Adam. “Best Dressed” and “Worst Dressed” categories are subjective and do not count towards or against your final score. Contest winners and all rankings will be announced on cockyandrude.com at 12:01AM EST on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. If there are any conflicts, Adam has the final determining say. Prize will be delivered once via email on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014. It is your responsibility to receive, activate, and use the gift subscription. Please review the Netflix Gift Subscription Terms and the Redeem a Netflix Gift or Promotion pages. By submitting your contest entry, you agree to these rules.

This contest has CLOSED – no further entries will be accepted.


Stuff I daydream about.

Life is harsh. Sometimes the best thing to do is slip into a nice daydream. Here’s just some of the stuff I like to imagine while I’m stargazing, woolgathering or just plain avoiding reality.

My most frequent daydream is of winning the mega millions lottery.
But The Publisher’s Clearing House prize would do just fine. I’m not picky.

After I win my millions, Harry and I will travel. Some of the places I fantasize about going to are Fiji (or any tropical island, really), Santorini, Austria, Australia, The U.K., Copenhagen and Belgium (I hear they make a good french fry…).

I like to pretend that I’m a ballerina. And not just a ballerina, but a prima ballerina assoluta.

I also like to daydream that I’m a singer/songwriter with a multi-octave range.
Here I am performing at one of my sold out concerts.

One of my favorite sports is figure skating. I like to imagine what music I would skate to, what costumes I would wear and what it would feel like to win an Olympic gold medal (in my head I have also won the gold in equestrian events, diving, skiing and gymnastics).

Have you heard? I’m (supposed to be) writing a novel. Of course, I like to think it will be a #1 best selling book. It will, of course, be optioned for a movie. And I’ll have so much fun traveling around the country staying in 5 star hotels and doing book signings. Make sure you come out to see me when I come to a bookstore near you!

Naturally I’ll win a best screenplay Oscar when I adapt my book for film. I’ll receive a standing ovation for my humble and humorous, yet touching acceptance speech.

Once I win the Oscar, maybe they’ll give me a whack at writing that Wonder Woman movie I’ve been waiting for…

All my daydreams aren’t frivolous, though. Sometimes I pretend that I’ve come up with the cure for cancer, paralysis or any other number of illnesses/diseases. The Nobel prize, Time cover for Person of the Year, money and accolades will all be secondary to the knowledge that I am helping the human race.

Some of my daydreams are actually attainable. I often wish that my house was sparkling clean, my laundry and ironing is all done, the cupboards and refrigerator are filled with food, and I’m at my goal weight. Then I can completely relax while watching movies and reading a stack of books guilt-free.

So what do you like to daydream about? Flying to the moon? Scoring the game winning touchdown? Being the homecoming queen? Stealing Mr. Sombrero away from Adam? Let me know in comments!

The REAL Reasons Behind Tom & Katie’s Divorce!

Thanks to Craig for his assistance with this post!

Oscar Contest Results-O-Rama!

Did you watch the Oscar awards on Sunday?  The whole show?  And you managed to stay awake?!  AMAZING!!  You deserve an award.  But too bad!  There’s only one award that we’re handing out today… the award for the 2nd Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest!  This year’s winner correctly predicted 20 of the 24 Academy Award categories.  AND NOW … without further ado … (after all, why wait until the end of the post when the winner is someone who has never commented on C&R before?), the winner is: Bart Randall from Los Angeles, California!  Yippee!  Hurray!  Woohoo!!!  Congratulations!

Already in the mail and jetting its way to California is an assortment of seven movie theater-style candies, two packs of microwave popcorn and a brand new DVD of Lindsay Lohan in Walt Disney’s Herbie Fully Loaded!  Wow, what a great prize!

So how did I tabulate the results?  In a giant messy spreadsheet!  Check it out!

Here’s the full roundup of the results:

My favorite two category results were Best Cinematography and Best Actor in a Supporting Role.  Why, you ask?

It’s because 100% of the people that entered the 2nd Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest chose the Best Cinematography winner incorrectly.  You’re all dummies!  (And so am I!)  In the Best Supporting Actor category, nearly everyone picked the correct winner (which was Christopher Plummer for Beginners) — EXCEPT Tam and Polt.  Ha!  They stink!  Lolz!

Each year we invite contest participants to predict the Best and Worst Dressed Academy Award celebrity attendee.  Since these categories are subjective, they do not count towards final scores.

This Year’s Best Dressed Predictions:

Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Michelle Williams all tied for Best Dressed with three votes each.  Emma Stone was next with two votes, and then everyone else tied with one vote each.

This Year’s Worst Dressed Predictions:

Meryl Streep won Worst Dressed with three votes.  Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara and Sacha Baron Cohen tied for second place with two votes each.  Everyone else tied with one vote each.

Congratulations to Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams for being our (predicted) Best AND Worst Dressed celebrities!  And Congratulations to Bart Randall for winning the 2nd Annual Cocky & Rude Oscar Contest! So what did you think of this year’s Oscar Awards?  Any surprises?  Who was the best & worst dressed of the night?  What did you think of Jennifer Lopez’s nip, Angelina Jolie’s emaciated leg, Billy Crystal’s break out from the old folks home, and the rest of Sunday night’s silliness?  Any thoughts for next year?  Who should host?  Do you even care about the Oscars?  Let’s discuss in the comments!!

Butter Side Up

Hi everyone! Welcome to Michelle M. Mondays, where I will attempt to entertain you every week until I get bored or find something better to do with my time.

Civil rights, the economy, immigration, the right to choose, the war overseas, global warming – all are important, yet divisive issues that face us today. I feel a responsibility to use my very first post to take a stand and answer the burning questions that are tearing our nation, nay, our very world apart.

Betty vs. Veronica

Betty Cooper: The classic girl next door. She is sweet, smart, kind and thoughtful. She is in love with Archie Andrews who has put her in the “friend zone.”

Veronica Lodge: Riverdale’s rich bitch. She is vain and devious, but will occasionally show her sensitive side. She is fickle and her love for Archie is on again – off again.

First of all, what is so great about Archie that he has these two fighting over him? Yes, he has lovely red hair, but other than that? Move on girls, there are other fish in the sea. Anyway, while Veronica and her millions would be fun to hang out with, Betty would be the one I could depend on.

Connery vs. Moore
Sean Connery: The first Bond and also the most intense. He has starred as James Bond seven times.

Roger Moore: Roger was the longest running James Bond. His Bond was suave, yet humorous.

I love the funny. And Roger Moore was the first Bond I saw and as such, is the ONLY 007 for me. Nobody does it better.

Angelina vs. Jennifer

Angelina Jolie: Considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She has won an Academy Award and her movies rake in the bucks. She has a million children and travels the world focusing attention on humanitarian causes. She also steals husbands.

Jennifer Aniston: Another “girl next door”. Cute, with a smokin’ body, she has won various awards, made several hit films and starred in one of the most successful sitcoms of all time. She has a dog and supports several charities.

Friends was one of my favorite shows. Jennifer seems charming and down to earth and would probably never steal my husband (if she knows what’s good for her).

Jacob vs. Edward

Jacob Black is a werewolf in the popular Twilight series. He is in love with Bella Swan and is often shirtless.

Edward Cullen is a one hundred and ten year old vampire who is also in love with Bella. He sparkles.

Spike from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series – the thinking woman’s vampire. He’s a sarcastic, reformed bad boy (but not too reformed) who stole almost every scene he was in.

The Brady Bunch vs. The Partridge Family

The Brady Bunch: A fellow, his lovely lady and their six children taught us important lessons and entertained us on a sitcom for six years. Variety shows, cartoons, albums, specials, movies and spin-offs later followed.

The Partridge Family: A single mother and her five kids sing songs. There is also a manager who hangs around and spars with the ginger kid.

This was no contest. Six is better than five (seven if you count cousin Oliver), and Alice is funnier than Reuben. Plus the Bradys didn’t have to ride around in that stupid, ugly bus. Marcia’s nose, Jan’s glasses, Peter the Sunflower Girl, Johnny Bravo – all memorable episodes of the Brady Bunch. I can’t remember a single plot of any of the Partridge Family shows.

Jeannie vs. Samantha

Jeannie gets to wear a cute belly baring harem outfit and hang out in a pretty little bottle. With a blink of her eyes she can grant your every wish.

Samantha can fly on a broom, has kooky relatives and often saves the day. With the twitch of her nose she can conjure up your every wish.

Neither Jeannie nor Samantha are “allowed” to use their magic freely. They must obey their master/husband. Screw that. I’m going with Serena who is living large and does as she pleases.


Darrin #1 or Darrin #2: Darrin #2 – I prefer a kinder, gentler Dick
Gladys #1 or Gladys #2: Gladys #1 – her “nosy” was more befuddled and not as screechy/malicious as Agnes #2

Captain Kirk vs. Captain Picard

Captain James T. Kirk: The original captain of the USS Enterprise. He is a strong leader and a bit of a ladies man. He speech has a unique cadence.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Captain of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). He is cerebral, bald (aka: sexy) and drinks tea. He speaks with a lovely British accent.

This was a tough one. While I love me some Picard, Captain Kirk has a swagger that won’t be denied. I would definitely want him by my side in a conflict. After all, he bested Craig, and that’s no mean feat.

Ginger vs. Mary Ann

Ginger Grant: The glamorous movie star stranded on Gilligan’s Island. She likes to wear evening gowns and high heels on the beach.

Mary Ann Summers: Yet another girl next door. She sports ponytails and makes a mean coconut cream pie.

While I would love to be famous and rich and wear sparkly dresses, something about Mary Ann’s mugshot speaks to me…

Superman vs. Batman

Superman: Is an alien from another planet. Can fly, is faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and can leap tall buildings in a single bound. He also has X-ray vision, super breath and other powers. His alter ego is mild mannered Clark Kent.

Batman: Is billionaire Bruce Wayne’s alter ego. He has emotional baggage, a batmobile, a utility belt and hangs out with his butler and his ward Robin.

Of course, Wonder Woman is the bestest superhero ever – but in the battle of Superman vs. Batman, I have to go with…

In a naked hand to hand fight, there’s no contest. Superman is superhuman, Batman is just a moody guy with some wonderful toys. Plus, I LOVE Christopher Reeve.

So am I right or am I right? Let me know in the comments!

C&R Fight Club: OPRAH vs. MICHELLE M.

Welcome to a brand new feature game at Cocky & Rude!  The rules to the game are simple.  Each week we’ll introduce our fighters.  We’ll do the leg work and help you analyze their strengths and weaknesses.  Then we’ll put the results to vote.  You’ll pick which combatant will decimate their opponent in the knock-down, drag-out brawl of Cocky & Rude Fight Club! Let’s meet this week’s fighters…

Oprah Winfrey

Born: Orpah Gail Winfrey
Date of Birth: January 29, 1954
Age: 57
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Partnered with both Stedman Graham and Gayle King
Occupation: Talk show host, media proprietor, actress
Weight: Fluctuates wildly

Oprah Winfrey is an American television host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history.  Now considered by many to be the world’s most powerful woman, Oprah comes from humble beginnings.  Now at age 57, Oprah boasts a media and production company, a satellite radio station, a magazine, a successful film career (including an Academy Award nomination), a popular online presence and a brand new television network.

Michelle M.

Born: Michelle S.
Alias: Wonder Woman
Date of Birth: June 5 (year unknown)
Age: Ageless
Residence: San Diego, CA
Marital Status: Married to Harry M.
Occupation: Blog commenter extraordinaire, Adobe Photoshop Master
Weight: Hardly anything

Hailing from San Diego, California, Michelle M. is know throughout the blogosphere for her humorous comments and Photoshop masterpieces.  Michelle has worked at a few different preschools over the years, but ultimately left each one when they threatened to overturn her ever-present smile.  She enjoys alcoholic beverages — especially wine and cocktails with umbrellas, and despises most white foods, especially cheese.  While many of her online friends have begged her to create her own blog, Twitter account, Tumblr page, or some other form of web presence, Michelle M. prefers to ‘keep them wanting more.’

AND NOW IT’S TIME TO FIGHT! Who will win in the battle of Media Mogul versus Wonder Woman? Will Michelle go down for the count or will she deliver a knock-out punch? Will Oprah reign supreme, or is her time in the spotlight finally over? That’s for you to decide! We’re putting this no-holds-barred fight to a vote. The poll will be open for approximately 24 hours, and you may vote as many times as you want. That’s right — we’re not blocking repeat votes, so vote now and vote often for your favorite Cocky & Rude Fight Club opponent!

We’ll let you know which fighter wins the first round of Cocky & Rude Fight Club on Sunday at noon!

The Messy Adventures of Rainbow Poo

Previously on The Messy Adventures of Rainbow Poo:

Chapter One: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV & Part V
Chapter Two: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
Chapter Three: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII
Chapter Four: Part I
and now, Part II: