2010 DoD Award Nominations: LGF’s Best Flounce

Lots of lizards have left the swamp in disgust in the past year, and I don’t think that a 2010 DoD recap would be complete without a vote for the very best flounce.

I’ll update the thread with nominees, and we can work on digging up the specifics, coming up with a clever name, and the official icon.

Update:

Spare O’Lake
Barrett Brown
Olderthandirt
Northpaw
mojopundit
PaxAmericana
dmelroy
ratherdashing
Judith
mandymanners (more of an in-your-face downding)
Cato the Elder
Bagua
mrbrisco
Food Lion
Bob in Breckenridge (as John in AZ)


197 Comments on “2010 DoD Award Nominations: LGF’s Best Flounce”

  1. Beeduwine says:

    Though it could be argued that technically it was not a flounce, LvQ should be nominated. That was the mother of all bust ups, starting with that “foxlut” …ahem… essay.

  2. buzzsawmonkey says:

    Your Last Posting
    (Los Angeles)

    —apologies to Robert Browning and “My Last Duchess”

    That’s your last posting ever on this blog,

    And henceforth your account is blocked. You’ll dog

    My site no further with your words; your nic 

    Is banished, and I gave your posts the stick.

    You know I’ll call your banning here a “flounce”
    Though I’ve been waiting for some time to pounce
    On your account, and with prevarications
    Distort and demonize your observations.
    The Toad Hall where you reveled, if you please’ll
    Be given entire to the stoats and weasels,

    My countenance beaming on each one that

    Comes to me bearing tales of Mole or Rat,

    Or Badger, or…sockpuppet. No, ‘t was not

    This writing only, placed you on the spot

    And caused me to invoke the ban: perhaps

    You chanced to differ with my own claptrap

    And stick to your position, or dispute

    Conventional wisdoms to which repute
    
I’ve lately granted. Don’t you dare to say

    That I or my site might have lost their way

    Obsessing on my personal vendettas;
    
I am neither forgiving nor forgetter,

    And will not brook a failure of obesiance

    By anyone I feel owes me allegiance.
    Yes, I took Rather down, on grounds that he
    Could not support what he claimed factually;
    But now I set my sights at lower bar
    (On personalities, not things that are)
    While I squat ‘midst the wreckage I have made
    
Like mad Kurtz ruling from his bush stockade,

    Ringed ’round with skulls. For I no longer deign

    To weigh a fact itself; instead, maintain

    That source determines truth, and to that end
    The nature of veracity I bend,
    Citing to midden-heaps of rankness such

    That I would not long since have scorned to touch.

    A turtle is a lizard in a shell,
    And I, lord of my self-created hell

    Remain King Yertle of the Turtle Stack
    
Exalted on my Posting Turtles’ backs—
    Yet conscious, as I proclaim my renown
    
It’s just posting turtles, all the way down, 

    Which is why I respond with rage and fear

    Should anyone mouth what I deem a sneer

    Or contradiction. So I flip a switch,
    And all posts stop together, with a bitch

    Given reign of my elegant designs.

    Yet, if I still retained but half a spine
    
I would despise appearing to be led

    As I now seem to, by the lesser head.

    Hark! Look you! See how Glenn Beck weeps!

    Do you not loathe the company he keeps
    
Regardless of whatever he might say?
    Here is the global warming word today; 

    Do not dissent, the banning stick is toward

    I care for no voice save that of accord!

  3. Whatever says:

    BTW, does “fuck you sideways, bitch” count as a flounce? He’s certainly gone.

    Of course, the other terse flounce in 2010 was CtE: Do it now.

    (after complaining about how the thin content can’t justify the $10 subscription)

  4. buzzsawmonkey says:

    Beeduwine :
    Beautiful. Did you get to post that at LGF?

    I never tried—why would I? There was no reason to give Mad King Yertle the satisfaction of deleting it.

    I got a deletion and maybe-time-out/maybe-ban, and didn’t bother to check which it was; I’d been expecting something of the sort. I just went and posted “Your Last Posting” on Blogmocracy, C2, and zombietime—and, later, at Patterico. And the Mad King nuked my entire posting oeuvre there, which was far more satisfying.

  5. I think this was mandy’s last comment:

  6. vagabond trader says:

    There have been some classics but one of the best and briefest was in the summer of the stick,2009.Maybe August. An unknown poster said something to the effect,”Did you have a neurological accident Charles?” Bing bam boom. OUT! I laughed myself into tears over that one.

    • wolfie says:

      😆

      “And with that, I bid you adieu!”

      😆

      Okay, not a front-runner for best FLOUNCE necessarily, but a true classic in the annals of bannery!

  7. snowcrash says:

    Don’t forget Bagua. His flounce is in the DoD archives somewhere. He posted screenshots of the whole event.

  8. I’m just gathering all the flounces I can find, BTW

  9. snowcrash says:

    snork aka earth to moonbat had another excellent 2009 flounce. He said Charles didnt know a proton from a crouton. bwahahaha. Still beautiful.

  10. Cato will be in, don’t worry, but I’m having a hard time finding a screencap of the “thin material” line.

    Also, if you guys happen to find direct links to stuff at the swamp, please send them to us via the contact form. thanks

  11. livefreeor die says:

    wolfie :Cato HAS to be nominated.The, “eh, pretty thin content, Charles” was brilliant in its understatement.

    I nominate that as well-Cato really hit Charles’ buttons on the way out.

  12. According to 2.0, Morgan sent a flounce to M. We’ll need that one too.

  13. snowcrash says:

    This is the closest I can find for Capt Diggs. Not technically a flounce but he knew it would get him banned. LOL We were watching as it happened.

  14. Whatever says:

    Let’s not forget that that was Cato’s second flounce. Here’s the one before he showed up the next day:

    https://diaryofdaedalus.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/cato.jpg?w=475&h=237

  15. Stillactive says:

    One of the reasons I’m “Stillactive” is because of the creative genius that so often can be barely contained over at 1.0, I mean just look at them; any of the comments by say Obdicunt, Dork, r.d.t, KKK, heck, pick one. Then you come to DoD and catch stuff like Buzzsaw’s work. Oh yah, 1.0 is right there, neck and neck.

  16. snowcrash says:

    I can’t find bagua’s flounce. I found a thread in the DoD archives on July 21, but I remember a bunch of screenshots that aren’t there. Bagua, if you are around start digging.

  17. 582 Food Lion Sun, Aug 29, 2010 9:26:00pm replyquote
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    I didn’t realize this site was a circle jerk.
    Everyone must agree with Charles and lick his boots? No thanks.
    Later losers

  18. 466 PaxAmericana
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    re: #449 Charles
    Just so we are all on the same page, which of the following words or phrases do you want consigned to the memory hole?
    anti-idiotarian
    MSM
    PIMF
    PIYF
    FNDT
    Rathergate
    GAZE
    Fiskie
    nazimedia
    bigelate / anything bigel-derived
    lizardoid
    minion (as applied to blog-followers)
    Bwahahaha/Muwhahaha! (as said by members of the evil lizardoid Zionist conspiracy acknowledging their global power)
    Morlocks (as referring to Indymedia types — borrowed from HG Wells)
    Arafish
    splodydopes
    St. Pancake
    Oil Ticks

  19. Beeduwine says:

    Barrett Brown should probably be included. One of the few flounces that actually made Charlize nervous.

  20. Bagua says:

    snowcrash :
    I can’t find bagua’s flounce. I found a thread in the DoD archives on July 21, but I remember a bunch of screenshots that aren’t there. Bagua, if you are around start digging.

    http://diaryofdaedalus.com/2010/07/22/for-just-another-loozard/

    I win because I returned to give the Iceweasel a well deserved dressing down, repeating my well founded observations and diagnosis. This after her and Jimma furiously demanding a apology for about 8 months. Lol.

    Charles never was rated high enough in my book to warrant any attention.

    • Bagua says:

      A Vote for Bagua is a vote against the Weasel.™

      🙂

    • Beeduwine says:

      8 months of back to back flouncing. Impressive. Thought it would never end.

      • Bagua says:

        Yeah, I dragged it out pretty good, eh?

        I had a lot of “lizards” emailing me, and asking me to hang on and continue taunting the freaks for the laughs.

        Of course, I can’t name the still active ones, about a dozen in all. Some of us would be surprised to know the inside scoop. But I can tell you that Cato was also taking the piss for quite a long time. He was much more subtle than I.

      • snowcrash says:

        Are you saying you are not going to vote team bagua?

      • Beeduwine says:

        I’m thinking LvQ, Cato, or maybe Barrett. But Bagua is a dark horse in this race. And my vote is for sale. I accept Pound Sterling.

      • Briareus says:

        LVQ never flounced. Barrett Brown, well he was never fully accepted as a lizard from what I saw, so he doesn’t count either. Mandy? Nah.

        Cato’s flounce was so subtle and loud at the same time. I loved it. I’d still vote for Snork, though.

    • snowcrash says:

      Baguagate!

  21. Bagua says:

    BTW:

    For the Category: Best new Urban dictionary word.

    I nominate the NEWNOUN herself, Iceweasel

  22. Stillactive says:

    buzzsawmonkey :

    Beeduwine :
    Beautiful. Did you get to post that at LGF?

    I never tried—why would I? There was no reason to give Mad King Yertle the satisfaction of deleting it.
    I got a deletion and maybe-time-out/maybe-ban, and didn’t bother to check which it was; I’d been expecting something of the sort. I just went and posted “Your Last Posting” on Blogmocracy, C2, and zombietime—and, later, at Patterico. And the Mad King nuked my entire posting oeuvre there, which was far more satisfying.

    I’m not a historian but I do believe that Buzzsaw’s was the first
    Truly Successful Flounce®
    If anybody can point me to other ones please let me know. I’m doing some research for a story.

  23. mrbrisco Fri, May 21, 2010 11:44:56pm replyquote

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    My God, I have not checked in to see how Charlie’s minions are doing for quite a while, and what I suspected is now become reality. You have all followed your pied piper CJ off the cliff, into the weeds, down into the water, and sunk. Nothing happening here anymore, just gurgling now… From what I can ascertain, LGF has become a sort of a cross between Lucianne and the Huffington Post’s ugly little disowned sister. It has to gall you that AJ Infowars is linked on the Drudge report and you people have gone nowhere but straight down. Why do you not dispense with all of the girly boy chatter and find yourselves a direction here?

  24. 774 gadlaw Fri, May 7, 2010 4:24:48pm replyquote

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    re: #738 Charles

    Was that a flounce? I’ll be happy to block your account if that’s what you’re asking me to do.

    Flounce? I think I have a Bingo now. Yes indeed, I’ve been called a racist, a bigot, a Republican, a Democrat now I’m gay. Great. And threatened with banning for saying what I believe to be the truth. Do whatever you want, it’s your fiefdom here. And you prove my point again, you’ve spent so much time dealing with skinheads, Islamists and the extremes of both sides that your reflexive answer to my points is that I’m either bigoted or gay.

    I come here because you usually provide more light than smoke and I usually can agree with your analysis and conclusions or at least understand you point of view. In this case, getting back to what I think the issue is – the practical way to assimilate is to not have authority figures – the school administration, kowtow to what are in fact racist sentiments of the Hispanics who have taken Cinco de Mayo and turned it into a day not to celebrate Hispanic heritage but to separate and intimidate nonhispanics. Having experienced racism myself by white people who consider me too Hispanic and by Hispanics who consider me too white your viewpoint seems to me to be naive.

    As long as the idea is to have people in this country act as “Americans” with the spectrum of American political and cultural viewpoints, then we should not condone things which tend to Balkanize us. Cinco de Mayo is as culturally relevant as St. Patrick’s Day and should be celebrated exactly that way. As it now, it’s a day of confrontation and kicking kids out of school for wearing clothing with American flag themes on them on this ‘special day’ and it only does exactly what has happened – making it a flashpoint and a confrontation. My grandmother, who was born in the US, spoke mostly Spanish and spoke spanish to me. Her children went to school and learned English and learned to be American and were successful in life. We didn’t lose any of the culture, we didn’t lose any of the food. If this particular nonsense was going on then I doubt very much that any of that family success would have happened. The well meaning liberal ideas of how to deal with these things does more harm than good. The same as calling people who disagree with you racist and gay does no good toward a civil discussion.

  25. 307 mojopundit4/13/2010 11:26:43 am PDT

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    @239 Dreggas

    Ok, thanks UNCF it is.

    I really don’t care about this very much and find this whole vibe pretty weird.

    I don’t think racism is as prevalent in our society as most of the commenters here obviously do. I think it makes most of you people feel superior to make up straw men and knock them down en masse.

    I find your moral preening to be ridiculous but you seem to enjoy it, so good on ya!

    You won’t be hearing from me again. I’ll probably be banned for not following the crowd anyway.

    Have fun all thinking alike!

    • wolfie says:

      I don’t think it will necessarily get my vote for the best flounce, since I’m looking for LOLs, but that’s a good one, clear and to the point.
      (And Mojo absolutely NAILS the primary payoff of the race-detective game.)

  26. Northpaw3/16/2010 8:46:52 pm PDT

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    Well, sigh, I checked in here after a long hiatus, and sure enough it’s gag-worthy. I’m a very scientific person but being an AGW skeptic is pretty much where I’ve been for the last 20+ years. Why? Because the proof isn’t there, but the politics sure are. Anyway, I liked this blog once. Oh, one more thing. Anyone who is convinced that the planet is warming catastrophically is wrong, and not just wrong, but so wrong that they have nothing to offer me intellectually. It’s really just that simple. Hey, slag me now, whatever.

  27. 152 GreatDane Thu, Mar 11, 2010 8:25:04pm replyquote

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    Hi.

    I have been on this blog almost every single day since around 2002-2003. I have always been amazed at how to-the-point, direct and informative the posts on Islamic terrorism and the state-of-the-world were. Thank you for this, Charles.

    I have however removed LGF from my newsfeed about a year ago, and I think, for the better. When I returned today, just to check it out – it was exactly where I left it – posts on creationism, intravert posts on anti-LGF controversy, stories on Christians-are-bad-too (which you can always find but doesn’t prove anything).

    I am sorry to have lost a great anti-islam blog. The rest is just not quite as good, and I miss it. Islam is the one single largest threat to freedom and welfare on this planet – a cause well worth informing about instead of cookoos on Fox or Palins hospital visits.

    I would still like to thank Charles for all the great work on sifting through news sources and finding some of the best and interesting stories just not mentioned anywhere else. I will be back in a year to check for improvements.

    Also, thanks to a great crowd of interesting, intelligent and inspiring commenters.

  28. 518 Olderthandirt Sat, Jan 23, 2010 11:18:34pm replyquote

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    Charles, come one, give a rest. As for me, vacation is over and now I resign forever and a bit longer beyond that.

    So, Lizoids and Charles, live long and try to prosper in this time of toil and hardship. I shall so endeavor too, well outside this now strange community.

    It’s been a ball.

    Cheers, and one last time: bwahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  29. Mandingo Warrior says:

    I’d have to break it into a couple of sub categories: Brute force flounce, and endurance flounce. Obviously bob in Breckinridge would win the award for hitting the jazz man and his minions with a daisy cutter, but bagua preferred the more delicious approach– speed bagging the minions like weebles and hanging on until the fat one woke up in the guard tower. Bravo!

    As for the name of the award, can we call it “givin’ the jazz man the “lizard belly” award? Aka the gooch, the taint, or the gaza strip.

  30. snowcrash says:

    Did the total number of votes for the last poll get posted?

  31. soul food buffet says:

    I nominate Spare O’Lake…unfortunately it was deleted fast, but it was a good one.

    • From what I can tell, the Spare O’Lake was an email that was sent to CJ (who then posted he got a “goodbye cruel world” message, as usual, but didn’t ban). Spare saw it and returned to that thread to reveal the actual content of the email, and that message was saved by Bunk X before CJ had a chance to delete it:

      263 Spare O’Lake Fri, Sep 3, 2010 12:12:11pm replyquote
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      re: #63 Charles

      Uh, speaking of peace talks, I got a “goodbye cruel world” email from Spare O’Lake.

      Dear Charles,
      It is with a heavy heart that I write this.
      I have always respected and admired your honesty and straightforwardness. But lately your calling me names and insulting me has convinced me that it would be better for all if I stopped commenting at LGF.
      Thanks for all your patience, hard work and educational posts – it’s been fun.
      All the best to you and yours, and good luck in your future endeavours.
      Spare O’Lake

      “Goodbye cruel world”
      Bye all and thanks for the good times.

      CJ came back in, deleted the comment, and posted “No, you don’t get to do that.” Heh.

  32. OK, I’ve updated the thread with what looks like legit flounces. We can add some as the day goes on; we’ll vote on it tomorrow. 😉

  33. snowcrash says:

    So many good ones. I’d be more inclined to vote for some of them if they posted here after the flounce. In alphabetical order I have Bagua, Bob, Cato and FoodLion as the frontrunners.

  34. Bagua says:

    189 Stanley Sea Fri, Dec 31, 2010 3:15:32pm

    Confession time. I am reading over at the stalker blog. They now have the best flounces. If you can ignore their asinine comments, the flounces are pretty funny to re-visit.

    True, the content is a bit thin at LGF these days, the fun is here and at 2.0.

    • Food Lion says:

      They’re funny because they’re spot on.

      Hi Stanley!

    • Arachne says:

      Stanley – If you ignored asinine comments, you’d never read a word Chunky wrote.
      BTW Stanley – Chunky doesn’t find those flounces so very funny. You may not want to advertise your presence here unless the head Lizard gave you permission to be here. You did get permission, didn’t you? Like a good 12-year-old?

    • Whatever says:

      Has Stanley been warned that Thou Shalt Not View Teh Stalker Blog Except When It’s OK?

      And Though Shalt Not Say Anything Positive About Teh Stalker Blog Unless You’re One of Teh Special Lizards?

  35. Beeduwine says:

    Where is Ludwig? Are they rigging this thing again?! Dark Falcon barely pulled through last time, and now they are robbing us of the chance to give Ludwig the glory he deserves?

    • Whatever says:

      I agree. “I love you, Ice; F*** you sideways bitch” should be nominated as a flounce. It did get him jettisoned, after all.

      • Bagua says:

        You have a point, but I would point out Ludwig had no idea of the possible consequence. He thought he was perfectly aligned with the blog and vital to its mission.

        Beyond that, it was Ludwig’s personal style to get vile and insulting as soon as his fuzzy logic was challenged. He thought he was slapping the NEWNOUN, not flouncing.

        There should be a special category for Ludwig, the first AGW Psychotic to be observed and documented.

      • Whatever says:

        The “Ludicrous”.

      • Beeduwine says:

        What Ludwig writes and what he thinks he writes have always been to seperate things. That is the beauty of Ludwig.

        He should be on that list. Heck, in my mind, he is the only contender in this glorious race to the top.

    • snowcrash says:

      Its 12:12 in 2012 for you! Happy New Year.

  36. snowcrash says:

    Stanley, get a sock and play hookey from LGF for the evening. Happy New Year.

  37. nil stooge says:

    Bagua :
    You have a point, but I would point out Ludwig had no idea of the possible consequence. He thought he was perfectly aligned with the blog and vital to its mission.
    Beyond that, it was Ludwig’s personal style to get vile and insulting as soon as his fuzzy logic was challenged. He thought he was slapping the NEWNOUN, not flouncing.

    I agree. IMO some consciousness of flouncing should be a prerequisite for this category and I don’t think LvQ or his super-sized ego had a clue this particular expletive of his would result in a timeout. Which is point #2 – LvQ’s not banned, he’s in timeout. IMO LvQ doesn’t belong in this category.

    • Beeduwine says:

      Seriously, if consciousness is a criterion, LvQ will never win a single award.

      Very disheartening.

    • snowcrash says:

      LVQ is a shoo in for the lizard lifetime achievement award. If we have one.

    • Quite Concur

      (can’t believe I just said that)

      Anyway, I do have a party to go to tonight, so would you guys like to roll with what we’ve got here, and put the poll up for this evening? Or, should we use tonight to firm up our nominees and vote on it when we’re all hung over tomorrow?

      • The Osprey says:

        Firm up nominees and vote tomorrow while hung over and watching feetsball.

      • nil stooge says:

        I say do it now. Unless it’s supposed to drag on interminably, like the real Academy Awards.

        And, like the Oscars, there ought to be plenty of specialized, lesser, off-screen awards to go around, enough for all the remaining active loozards, in some final wrap-up DoD post. E.g. ‘Best Hair in a Video Flounce’, ‘Best Foreign Loozard in a Supporting Troll-roasting Role’, etc.

        When it comes to these awards, all the current crop of loozards are winners in one way or another.

      • snowcrash says:

        I like nils suggestion. nils, did you flounce?

      • wolfie says:

        “E.g. ‘Best Hair in a Video Flounce’, ‘Best Foreign Loozard in a Supporting Troll-roasting Role’, etc.”

        😆 😆 😆

  38. tunnelrat says:

    It’s a tough decision- all of these flounces are good. I like Food Lion’s flounce as it is simple and gets right to the point. Bob’s is a classic of course, and belongs in the hall of fame. Northpaw sums things up pretty well too.

    Decisions, decisions….

  39. swamprat says:

    I thought I’d be behind Cato, but I have to go with olderthandirt. And if anyone cares, I’m pretty sure that I introduced the word “flounce” to lgf and possible, to the net.

    Alert the media.

    • nil stooge says:

      Got a link? You may already be a winner. Here’s a web cite from 3+ years ago.

      • swamprat says:

        Nils, you would be the one to check. And I meant flounce in the current context, not , for instance, quoting Agatha Christie. I entreated a troll to stand and make his case, and not to “flounce off”.

        Might have used “flouncing”.

  40. nil stooge says:

    snowcrash :
    I like nils suggestion. nils, did you flounce?

    I had an accidental flounce. I was mentally long gone for a long time, but kept the account active because it was useful, then one day – boom – it was blocked. My best guess is that one of my comments mentioned what I perceived as a possible improvement to the design/code of the LGF site, not that it was directed at Johnson or even intended to attract his attention, and that’s all it took. Not much of an idea, really, why I was blocked.

    • snowcrash says:

      You inadvertantly made his skills look bad. There is no way you could stay on and critique his work. He is very thin skinned. I would have picked your brain and taken all your good ideas. LOL

  41. nil stooge says:

    swamprat :
    Nils, you would be the one to check. And I meant flounce in the current context, not , for instance, quoting Agatha Christie. I entreated a troll to stand and make his case, and not to “flounce off”.
    Might have used “flouncing”.

    LOL. Dang, I hate it when I get interesting little puzzles like this (not really). Okay, I’ll see what I can do…

  42. Bonus Flounce (from 2005; retroactively downdinged LOL)

    We just passed 100K page views for December. Happy New Year!

  43. Karen says:

    I wasn’t flounced, but I sure was proud to be banned!!! (Polly PrissyPants)

  44. nil stooge says:

    swamprat :
    Nils, you would be the one to check. And I meant flounce in the current context, not , for instance, quoting Agatha Christie. I entreated a troll to stand and make his case, and not to “flounce off”.
    Might have used “flouncing”.

    Here’s one of the earliest comments I find on LGF that mentions flouncing in this general context (not your comment unfortunately). But again – it’s not the precise catgory, and the script is still running, so …

    329 foreign devil [Fri, Feb 11, 2005 8:14:21pm ]
    #321 LynBo:
    Amen! I got the sharp edge of her tongue as well and didn’t know what I’d done till she’d dropped one of her “oh, fer crying out loud…” posts, then flounced off looking for a cigar and a drink. Just ignore it–I intend to. I think what you were saying is fascinating.

  45. Arachne says:

    Karen :

    Hooray!!!!!!!

    Are you going to be on the Blogmocracy too? I’ve missed your wit.

  46. Karen says:

    I haven’t posted, but I read it a lot. It’s so nice to see old, sane, friends!

  47. Bagua says:

    I believe Mohamed was the perfect flounce, pre-dated LGF.

  48. I’m trying to figure out if Irish Rose actually flounced on LGF, or if she just posted it on her blog (now scrubbed, but we do have a screencap).

    • Whatever says:

      I’m pretty sure that she got banned for something else, and that was the response. It still counts as a flounce, IMO.

  49. swamprat says:

    Bagua :It’s a puzzle, I thought you coined it?

    I used to read old books. I thought the word was common. I used that word, and all of a sudden, had to post the definition.

  50. Bagua says:

    Barrett Brown :
    No, my flounce was deleted. I took a screenshot of his reply and actually meant to send it along; can’t remember if I screened my actual flounce.

    I meant to ask about that. But fear not, the “Flounce” is greater than just the final message. Lot’s of drama and intrigue before and after are highly rated. You added a lot of value.

  51. nil stooge says:

    Here’s the first instance I find that uses ‘flounce’ in the precise context of being separated from LGF. But that’s just my results – wonder what Internet Septic Tank Engineer might find..

    371 lurking faith [Thu, Nov 13, 2008 7:15:34am ]
    I don’t think so. Charles told him not to bother e-mailing.
    Now, LaZardo might return, since he flounced off in a voluntary huff.
    But I hope not.

  52. Basement Cat says:

    O/T, sort of:

    I’d like to suggest an additional contest for the single most hilariously stooooopid comment on LGF in 2010.

  53. livefreeor die says:

    Wow, this category is tough! I have to say that there are a lot of great nominees but Food Lion’s late night flouncing and subsequent taunting of the LGF minions while s/he waited for Charles to show up and complete the banning was awesome!

  54. Whatever says:

    How about most dickheaded comment? You’d have a real horse race between spacejeez, Reggie, Ludwig, and Cato. Did I forget anybody?

  55. OK I’ve decided to head out and put the voting off until tomorrow. Feel free to keep adding flounces of note.

    Have a safe and happy new year gang!

  56. poteen says:

    DF left a comment on Polldaddy. Made his day today.

    Come on. Go 2 for 2 DF. A last minute, spectacular flounce would be a sure winner.

  57. nesoi says:

    poteen :
    DF left a comment on Polldaddy. Made his day today.
    Come on. Go 2 for 2 DF. A last minute, spectacular flounce would be a sure winner.

    DF? Are you sure that was him?
    Looked like a sock to me.

  58. The Osprey says:

    Whatever :
    How about most dickheaded comment? You’d have a real horse race between spacejeez, Reggie, Ludwig, and Cato. Did I forget anybody?

    Obdickhead.

  59. swamprat says:

    swamprat :We haven’t even decided who gets the “flouncy”.
    I nominate charles johnson.
    “Barrett Brown has no honor.”

    Plus anything Barrett Brown has ever said… it’s all good.

  60. freetaxeskill says:

    eh too also ludwigged

    “how’s it hanging lud”

    miss you much

  61. freetaxeskill says:

    na,
    lud’s little boy is more like a hanging chad…

  62. Internet Septic Tank Engineer says:

    OK gang, you are never going to believe this but I really do think this award should be called “The Buzzsaw”

    Why? Well I fed our specialized search engine with all the parameters I thought relevant and it came up with a very unexpected answer.

    I believe, and someone may correct me here, but I strongly believe the term “To Flounce” was actually first coined by Mr Buzzsawmonkey on Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 12:02:54pm.

    The comment is number 203 on thread 31656. Obviously the comment was deleted as are all Mr Buzzsawmonkey’s comments.

    By the magic of our technology we however know what that comment was.

    And this week’s Flounce to the Door Award goes to…

    This was in reference to comment number 156 on the same thread. This comment is NOT deleted.

    156 madisonsfriend
    Thu, Oct 23, 2008 11:54:31am -33

    Goodbye- I’m not coming back. I am disgusted by Sarah Palin- she is an insult to working, educated women and all Americans. My grandparents allcame here over 100 years ago for all the freedoms they didn’t have under a Tzar and a Kaiser and their sons fought in WWII and worked hard jobs so their children could be educated- so some badly educated person with a secessionist husband can say I’m not a real American because I live in a big city, have a good education(that I paid for) and no doubt, because I am a Jew. Well, I’m a harder worker and more of an American than she’ll ever be. I’m not reading this ever again- so feel free to say whatever crap you want about me. You should be ashamed of her too.

    So.. I think this “Flounce” was the first one officially called a “Flounce” by any poster at LGF.

    Real history.

    P.S. thanks to Nils for throwing down the mitten and challenging me. 8)

    • Whatever says:

      That’s some industrial strength butthurt there.

    • nil says:

      Good find! (I neglected to do case-insensitive search.)

      No one’s a truer connoisseur of the sewer than you are!

      Very fitting BSM was right there at the beginning.

  63. Rubber Soul says:

    I also concur that this award should be named the Buzzsaw

  64. Demos says:

    The Buzzsaw, for sure. And for his magnificent poem as well.

  65. HolyRomanStuff says:

    Got to be Cato. That guy hit the Dear Leader where he lived. Brilliant in its simplicity, that is the flounce to end all flounces. Subtle yet devastating.

  66. GrandJunctionite says:

    Late top the party, story of my life. My vote goes for “The Buzzsaw”. I must say, this is perhaps the funniest thread I have seen in ages. What a way to end the year.

    I’ll be torn between the Epic Flounces of Bob in Breck and Carolina Girl. Bopth of which layed the smack down hard on the Chunk and CO.

  67. […] their presence with three straight days of record cold temperatures!UPDATE: Just incidentally, Diary of Dedalus had an LGF “Flounce of the Year” contest for the best exit by a commenter from Johnson’s members-only site. While I haven’t seen […]

  68. phoenixgirl says:

    my two favorite are paxamericana and ratherdashing……….but all were good

  69. I’m going to try to post up the poll today, but I am fighting one hell of a hangover.

  70. nil says:

    My first impressions on reading:

    Spare O’Lake – too polite
    Barrett Brown – ordinary (although it did go on in other forms..)
    Olderthandirt – pedestrian
    Northpaw – “gag-worthy” is first LOL
    mojopundit – +1 for “moral preening”
    PaxAmericana – LOL, +1 for list, +1 for precision, +1 for sarcasm
    dmelroy – on point, but sadly apologetic
    ratherdashing – funny, illustrative, but probably not an intentional flounce
    Judith – another apologetic flounce
    mandymanners – lacks intentionality
    Cato the Elder – +1 for pithiness, -1 for passive agressiveness
    Bagua – +1 for documentation, +1 for length, +1 for defending other lizards, +1 for exposing IW
    mrbrisco – nice, lol
    Food Lion – nice, terse
    Bob in Breckenridge (as John in AZ) – lol, +2 for invective, +1 for breadth

    So … I’m down to just three for serious consideration:

    PaxAmericana
    Bagua
    Bob in Breckenridge

  71. Kompromat says:

    I won’t subscribe to the Baltimore Sun either, and at least they tell me who’s dead.

    I think Cato should win this.

  72. GrandJunctionite says:

    ChenZhen, as The Minotaur :
    unfortunately, it is a 2009 entry

    Bummer. Well that will make my decision a little easier.

  73. doppelganger says:

    I seem to remember a flouncer who called LFG the Island of Dr Moreau. that was pretty funny and actually accurate

    • nil says:

      Looks like it was comment #57 by Shug in the thread 34712_Onion-_Pre-Emptive_Usage_of_Hillary_Condemned.

      The comment itself is deleted (naturally), but there’s this remark about it:

      85 BigPapa [Sun, Sep 20, 2009 7:53:02pm]
      Yeah, flounced. Bitched about Sharm, the echo chamber, comparisons to The Island of Dr Moreau.

  74. I should say that if we include the return of socks in the consideration, then technically my “return” and epic punking on the LGF pages could also count. However, I think that’s probably in a league of its own, and I decided to leave it out. 😉

    Anyway, the thread is up, so cast your votes! And may the best flouncer win…

  75. Whatever says:

    So who first called Chuck “Queeg”? With Lt. Jimmah – err – Keefer on staff, that was a lot more insightful than it seems at first.

    • nil says:

      Well if anyone did it on LGF they, and the comment, definitely didn’t survive deletion.

      Around June 2010 Johnson remarks that persons attached to RSMcCain and DoD are calling him ‘Queeq’.

      There was actually a “Capt. Queeq” registered on LGF in 2004, active through 2007, now blocked.