I've just finished reading the newspaper and it appears that I have AGAIN missed out on receiving an award this year.
Mrs Duckman tells me that:
a) They would have contacted me by letter beforehand anyway, and
b) Self nomination doesn't carry much weight with the selection commitee, and
c) Several self-nominations do not increase the likelihood of being awarded, and perhaps most pointedly
d) She just doesn't see how my value to society would warrant one.
It's a tough crowd here in the house. You leave the toilet seat up just once and they forget all about how much you have contributed to the nation.
Therefore, I would like to start an ASF Joe's Birthday Award Ceremony where each person gets to nominate someone for an award here on ASF, so that the "everyman" or the "everyduck" gets a chance to have their moment in the sun.
I'll kick it off - I nominate Todster for an OJE relating to Outstanding Defence of Rudd and his Piling Stack of Policy Failures. Todster has been heroically defiant in keeping the wolves away from Kev's door over the past month.
And if I may - can I nominate myself for a Knighthood for the Blatant and Shameless Promotion of AFL and Essendon in most threads I post on.