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Friday, February 4, 2011

Master Pity Baiter 2011 Winner Is...

As you know, International Pity-Bait Day was February 1. We had literally dozens of people participate around the world. The trick to writing a brilliant Pity-Bait post is making it just vague enough to merit attention but not so specific that the reader knows what is happening. After much deliberation, the organizers have narrowed it down to five finalists. We simply could not decide who deserved the most pity, so we need your help. Below, you will find the five Pity-Baiters who we felt deserved to be a winner. However, we have turned that decision over to you. Please comment on your favorite. You have until Monday February 7 at noon to cast your vote and we will announce the Master Pity Baiter on the morning of Tuesday, February 8th.

And the nominees are:

  1. Cynthia Swenceski: I wish Oprah would respond to my letters...She would know what to do.
  2. Anne Marie Dailey: I feel so guilty feeding my pets non-organic, but I can't afford anything else.
  3. Gretchen H. Webber-Manzella: Carnie Wilson did it and I know that deep, deep, deep, down... I have it in me too...
  4. Corinne Rogers: And then there are the bed bugs...
  5. Donna Reed: Why do they feel so lumpy?
Please comment below with your favorite. Just type in the number that you think deserves your pity the most. And nominees, this is your chance to get all of your friends to come and vote for you (and get some traffic to this blog...) The winner will be contacted via a Facebook message and we will ask for your address so we can mail you your prize. We will more than likely only use your address for that purpose. The prize is special. And real.





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100 comments:

Anonymous said...

#1

Kathy said...

#2

getoffmyhair said...

#4

Tonya said...

#1

Twinkie said...

2

Married to the Enemy said...

#1

Marsha66 said...

5

Anonymous said...

#3!!!!

VelaNoon said...

Number 2. Using your pets as pity bait? Priceless.

miss tia said...

2

Michael said...

#4

Anonymous said...

#3!!!!!
come on folks.....throwing in a Carnie Wilson reference....AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

#1

donna reed said...

Really? Wow. I'm so freaking honored! I'm so excited I'm just gonna plug my lil' ole blog right here.


www.mydirtykitchenfloor.blogspot.com

And I thought "So I just got off the phone with the ER...," or "Is it supposed to ooze like that?" were much better. But still, I am so honored.

rkw said...

#3

Anonymous said...

#3

Anonymous said...

#4

Kelly said...

#2

Anonymous said...

# 5

Tracy said...

#1

Domestic Diva said...

#5 Donna Reed

DSS said...

#2

Corinne said...

I'm so honored! Good luck to us all!! Go check out the pity bait page to see our other posts - some of them were better than the ones we were nominated for I think. Personally, I liked my, "I think I just shat glass" post. lol.

Jill said...

#4

Jill said...

#4

Anonymous said...

#4

Anonymous said...

#3

Anonymous said...

#4

Anonymous said...

# 4!

Zahrah said...

#4!!

Margie Gornnert said...

#4 FOUR

Anonymous said...

#4 NO DOUBT!!!!

kit von b. said...

#4!!!

Tricia said...

#4!!!!

Practical Parsimony said...

#3

KnuckleheadTexan said...

Can I vote for myself? If I can, then #1 all the way! Congratulations to all of the finalists...the very pitiful finalists :'( </3

v.no said...

#4 for suuure!!

El Casey said...

#1 -- and no, she wouldn't; no one really could

Anonymous said...

#1, without a doubt.

Susan said...

#1

Oprsh would know.

cuke lover said...

It's 3 for sure!

perpetually on a diet said...

ummmm yeah, 3!

Anonymous said...

#4

Jeff said...

#2

badbadwebbis said...

#3 - extremely vague, with a hint of seriously lame Celebrity Associative Disorder.

Anonymous said...

# 4 for sure

Anonymous said...

#4

Dick said...

5

Anonymous said...

# 4 because she's hot!

Anonymous said...

#4

jaimegunn said...

5

jaimegunn said...

5

Anonymous said...

#5 !!!

Gabriele Agustini said...

#5

Anonymous said...

#4 because she has nice bitties!

Anonymous said...

Five

Chance said...

#5...Donna Reed.

Wingnut said...

#2

Where is my mind? said...

#5

Anonymous said...

#2

kristin said...

I say #4 all the way!

Foxy said...

I'm #2. Don't bother voting for me...I never win anything. And I don't even have pets - they wouldn't love me.

Corina 1.0 said...

3

Monica said...

#1

Anonymous said...

5

Olivia said...

#4!!!

Mary A. said...

number two. definately number 2.

Anonymous said...

#2

Anonymous said...

5. all the way

SkippyMom said...

#2 Made me laugh the hardest...oh, ...and, um, pity. Yes, and I felt pity too.

Eden said...

omg, I laughed out loud at:
3. Gretchen H. Webber-Manzella: "Carnie Wilson did it and I know that deep, deep, deep, down... I have it in me too..."


so much more creative than my own "Why does it have to cost so much?" pity-bait.

BTW, Bravo to the genius's who recognize pity-baiters for what they are and have decided to make fun of them to their face without them even knowing it!

donna reed said...

Ouch, Eden. Who says I'm not in it for the blog numbers? Huh. That's all I want. If I need pity, I turn to my mommy. She's good for that.

www.mydirtykitchenfloor.blogspot.com

that's where the real pity-bait is...

GEM said...

#2 Definitely!

Rachel said...

It's between 1 and 2 for me. I should have voted right after I read the post, but I didn't. Then I stupidly read the comments and now I don't care. And now I am one of the people who didn't say which number, they wrote a paragraph. Great.

Jennifer Scavone said...

I left a gift for you on my blog! go check it out =)

http://jenniferscavone.blogspot.com

Ciao!

Anonymous said...

#3. It was a hard decision for me. None of them really sound pitiful enough, in my opinion. But that's the beauty of being vague.

Rebecca said...

#5!!

DearestDebi said...

#5

Staci said...

#3. If you are going to try and relate to Carnie, then you may have my pity.

Jes said...

#4!

Terra said...

4

Anonymous said...

5

Anonymous said...

5

Anonymous said...

#2

Anonymous said...

I vote for Donna-#5
Her post could be about a failed casserole; her husband's balls or pillows she left in the washer afor crying out loud. 5 stars for vagueness and creating a sense of the pathetic by querying her audience for an explanation to what we could only imagination is a horrific ordeal which requires sympathy.

-WastedPotential

FrontDeskGirl said...

#1

Anonymous said...

FIVE!

Anonymous said...

#5

Anonymous said...

five, five five

brook_worzella said...

Number Five!

jaimegunn said...

5....number 5.

meh said...

number f ing 5

Anonymous said...

5

Anonymous said...

numbero cinco

Anonymous said...

may i have the number please????

Anonymous said...

I found five to be very vague. Very.

Anonymous said...

5. Why do they feel so lumpy? All the way baby! Just like the Packers!

Bagel Fairy said...

#2

Anonymous said...

numero 4

Anonymous said...

I was threatened with a weapon fashioned from a dirty bat and rusty nails. #5
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5

oops. darn 5 key got stuck.

-WP