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Winning Is NOT Everything.

Just ask Adam Lambert, the runner-up on last season’s American Idol. He lost the title, but went on to record a debut album that sold 198,000 copies in the first week, was nominated for, and won, Young Hollywood Awards and Teen Choice Awards, performed at the American Music Awards and won a Much Music Video Award. Oh, and he was on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. And on Oprah. Can you imagine how his career would have tanked had Tim Allen’s son not won?

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Or you could ask Jennifer Hudson, that other American Idol loser. She finished in 7th place and that Disney movie with Mickey Mouse as a magician won the contest. Worked out alright for her though, she won an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and a Grammy. She sang at the Superbowl and is friends with the president. She was also on Oprah. Pretty impressive career milestones for a loser, no?

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Then, of course, there is arguably the most famous loser – Al Gore. After losing the presidential race to the Supreme Court, Gore did OK. He’s got an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, a Webby, and, oh yeah, a freakin’ Nobel Peace Prize! He was a runner-up again, but this time for Time’s 2007 Person of the Year. That’s OK though, George W ended up being runner-up to Nixon as the most unpopular president ever. Yin and yang. It’s all about balance. Oh, and I nearly forgot, Gore was also on Oprah.

Which brings me to a recent loser. Nicky. Yup, me. I almost won a really awesome DVD with zombie strippers from Superficial Gallery and Jenny Beans. But I didn’t. Nope. Instead, the really awesome zombie stripper DVD went to my WWFC co-blogging buddy Mark, or Matt, or Mitch or something. Lucky bastard. Now he’s watching zombie strippers while polishing the Flamingo Award he also won that I didn’t win. Whatever. I don’t care. I’m going to sit here and wait for Oprah to call.

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  • Mikewj

    You're right when you say losing can lead to winning, Nicky. As a young, talented guitarist, I once lost a talent contest to not one, but two accordian players who both played the exact same version of “Lady of Spain.” But I went on to become a very successful….

    Oh, my.

    Look, I'm okay with losing because winning's not everything. Maybe Malachi, or Martin, or Max or whatever his name is will let you borrow his zombie stripper video. Which sounds excellent, by the way.

  • I'm quite pleased about winning that DVD and I cannot wait to see it.

    Now can everyone please refer to me by my actual name??

  • Sure thing Mick!

  • I'm sure he'll let me borrow it. I'm sure I won't carve my name into it with a steak knife and let me cat pee on it. I'm sure he'll get it back in mint condition, because you're absolutely right Mike, winning's not everything and I'm not a spiteful person at all.

  • Polishing the Flamingo Award is a euphemism right?

  • Mikewj

    Sorry, Mesach.

  • Mikewj

    I can feel the love all the way down here in Colorado land.

  • Oh, how I wish it were so…

  • Warm and fuzzy, ain't it?

  • 00dozo

    Sorry for your loss, and, like you said, winning isn't everything, but then if you had won, the people would be up all in your business, stalking you everywhere, the papparazzi would show up taking those not-so-flattering photos and all – and, really, do you want that kind of life? You're better off letting Mookie deal with it instead.

    Pardon my blondness, you made reference to “Tim Allen's son”? What up wit' dat?

  • Yeah, I guess I'd never really know if people liked me or my zombie stripper DVD if I'd won. Now I actually feel kinda bad for poor Moe. Oh well.

    Kris Allen was the winner of American Idol, so I called him Tim Allen's son out of spite. Kinda like I did with Moe.

  • Jepeto

    No problemo Miatch!

  • Jepeto

    Is that an add for Sarah 2012 i see?!? Oooooh, right…it's cheesy, WWFC, i get it. huhuhu. She's like the best cheese after all, looks good but stinks. The American Munster.

  • waltsense

    How did you leave out a Al Gore “happy ending” or “massage” joke?
    What up Oprah.

  • LOL funny stuff don't forget Al also lost Tipper also. But as a famous cheese-head once said ” Winners never quit and quitters never win. ” also “Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.” of course from Mr Lombardi himself.

  • I was saving that for my Oprah appearance Walt! Or my acceptance speech when I win my Oscar. What? It could happen.

  • Glenn! I missed you man! Ha! I don't know if I'd consider divorcing Tipper a loss 🙂 Lombardi was an amazing coach and a winner if there ever was one. I'll console myself with the knowledge that he never won a zombie stripper DVD either!

  • American Munster…hahahahahahaha!

  • LMAO! Miatch…hahahahaha. Jepeto, you're killing me today! 🙂

  • Hate you missed out on that I'm-the-king-of-the-world feeling you get whenever you win something. But your post is proof positive that winning ain't everything.

    There's always Oprah 🙂

  • Oh, whatever.

    I still won!

  • I wouldn't know the king-of-the-world feeling 'cause I've never won anything! Oh well.

    I'm still waiting for Oprah to call. I thought it would have happened by now. Maybe I should write a song first so I can win my Grammy and then she'll call?

    …lalala…I didn't win a DVD of zombies…lalala….um….what rhymes with zombies?

  • Oh sure. Rub it in, why dontchya! 🙂

    Congratulations Mike!

  • oooh stripping zombies – sounds hot! When I win Publishers Clearing house I'll send some real zombies over.

  • Ok, but you should call first. Just in case I'm at the Oscars.

  • lalala….but I did missionary work with a tribe of pygmies…lalala O_o

  • Hahahaha! Nice Roschelle, I had no idea you were such a talented song writer 🙂

  • Oprah should be so lucky! God knows she needs some fresh writers.

  • This just gave me the worst anxiety attack. I could not comment. And, with you Nicky, you know I have to comment. First off, what is it you didn’t win, and who decided that? I will go dispatch them because we both know you are the QUEEN OF ALL YOU SURVEY. Zombie Strippers? Eh! We get that all the time around here and believe me, it’s not that big a deal. Finnish Strippers are much better.

  • Oprah should be so lucky! God knows she needs some fresh writers.

  • Why, thank you Jayne! I’m not sure she’d like my “material” though, although we do share a love of Louboutin shoes 🙂

  • This just gave me the worst anxiety attack. I could not comment. And, with you Nicky, you know I have to comment. First off, what is it you didn't win, and who decided that? I will go dispatch them because we both know you are the QUEEN OF ALL YOU SURVEY. Zombie Strippers? Eh! We get that all the time around here and believe me, it's not that big a deal. Finnish Strippers are much better.

  • LOL! You know, I believe you would “dispatch” the unsuspecting and lovely people who gave Mike the DVD! No need, things have a way of working themselves out in the end. And I agree that Finnish strippers are beyond compare. Almost as wild as California girls 🙂

  • Something on your site has changed and Baby, you know how I feel aboutrnchange! This is scaring me. I love Cheesy Mike, but you are my girlrnand I don’t know how I can post now. It’s all weird.rnrnNevertheless, I will figure it out, because I love you Nicky.rnrnxxxoooxx

  • And really… what more is there?

  • Why, thank you Jayne! I'm not sure she'd like my “material” though, although we do share a love of Louboutin shoes 🙂

  • LOL! You know, I believe you would “dispatch” the unsuspecting and lovely people who gave Mike the DVD! No need, things have a way of working themselves out in the end. And I agree that Finnish strippers are beyond compare. Almost as wild as California girls 🙂

  • And really… what more is there?

  • I suddenly have the overwhelming need to host a contest on my blog. The prize would be a coveted Flaming Flamingo, but even bigger and better than the one Marcus won, and I may or may not accidentally send you an email the day before with all the right answers, Nicky.

  • Lemmikki, you are the best!

  • Zombie Strippers? Feh! You’re not missing much!

  • As the winner of this mysterious DVD, I’ll be the judge of that! 😉

  • Ah, the good old Flaming Flamingo. The other prize I won that Nicky didn’t.

  • Okay!

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