The Hall Of Awesome

a box full of junk

It’s time to play our favorite lottery game where exactly 0% of all net proceeds go to benefit education.  Wednesday is when Then Nest draws the lucky numbers that will pull out the next picture we have to do something with for Random Image Inspiration!  Time to flip the switch on the Randomator and hope it doesn’t start another fire…

39, 56, 81, 59

The 39th post in my Reader was this one by Biker, Books and Yarn

The 56th word in that post is “this”

The 81st word in that post is “I” (Maybe RII’s most common search word)

Putting “this i” into Google Images brought this up as the 59th result…

You know what’s awesome?

Squirrels are awesome!

You don’t say?

It was just over ten years ago that I never even paid any attention to those bushy tailed critters that ran all over the place outside.  Now, I can’t even imagine having never been completely enamored with the many ways they amaze and entertain me…

Possums are awesome!

A box full of awesome, just waiting to be shipped to the UK!

And these guys… tangentially connected to my old squirrel cartoon gang thanks to the popularity of one Buster Possum.  Talk about a species that gets a bad rap for being ugly, annoying and seemingly having a death wish when it comes to crossing the road.  They are our only native marsupial in America, and they kick ass!

Cola is awesome!

I prefer my caffeine cold.

Whether it’s Pepsi or Coke, whether you call it soda or pop (or some combination or variant), cola is definitely the beverage of the gods.  While I can probably attribute 50 pounds of belly fat to my soda fetish, and can thank the guardian of glucose that I haven’t developed diabetes yet, I can’t imagine going without my daily dose of carbonated corn syrup and red dye #6…

Fried chicken is awesome!

If only The Colonel didn’t charge a wing and a leg for a bucket.

Fried chicken makes up a good part of my diet.  It’s been my favorite food since I was a kid and my Mom warned me I might turn into a chicken if I ate too much of it.  She also used to tell me “you know, that chicken used to be walking around.”  All my young mind could imagine was a bunch of fried chicken legs hopping around in a line through a field…

Imagination is awesome!

Dark imagination is still imagination.

I really pity those who seem to have little or even no imagination.  It’s not only wonderful exercise for the brain, but a vital necessity if you don’t want to get overwhelmed by the shitty nature of reality.  My imagination got a good workout during my formative years, and…… well, you can see the results.

Mitzi is awesome!

This needs to be covered by insurance.

Five years ago, Mitzi was an unexpected and completely unwanted gift from a mother who can’t mind her own business.  She first appeared on my blog out of desperation in needing an additional unicorn character… and of course, now she’s the biggest star of my Shelf Critter Theatre show.  Mitzi sure knows how to get up in the world…

Pumpkins are awesome!

Even this squirrel knows that.

Or at least, pumpkins are awesome when I carve them

And of course…. my readers are awesome!

The Nest is my source for ground quaking belly laughs!

Yes, that is everyone who is reading this post now and is actually seeing this paragraph of gratitude rather than just stopping by for two seconds to like my post and move on to some cat video.  If you’ve been here for a while, you obviously aren’t (too) disturbed by my bizarre sense of humor… and I can’t say thank you enough for the comments you leave to say I gave you a laugh, or to share your own smartass reply to my silliness, or to say you’re calling the men in white coats.  I hope I will continue to be one of your sources for entertainment you won’t find anywhere else in the world…



About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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30 Responses to The Hall Of Awesome

  1. I agree, a therapy unicorn should be covered by insurance! My love for those bushy tailed little critters has increased since coming in contact with the Nest, so thank you! I LOOOOVEEEEE fried chicken, and thank goodness I can eat it on keto or else I’d be fucked, and not in a good way, lmao. I just need to stay away from the taters and soda, even though I’ve curbed my weakness for Dr. Pepper, but I can’t do without the fried chicken! 😉

    • Squirrel awareness is my second most important mission after making people laugh, so I’m glad my peeps are paying attention to them! Oh, chicken, taters and soda… I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!

  2. yes the possums are awesome… have they all this kind of ears? I wish I had one… I would name it Buster… if this name has not too much bad karma…

  3. You totally are one of my favorite entertainment sources – squirrels, unicorn pole dancers, dead possums – where else could I find this but HERE in the Nest. I make fried chicken more frequently than I probably should but we are fried chicken folks in this house AND I was born in Kentucky so my hubby said my chicken is officially “Kentucky Fried Chicken”. Thanks for acres of giggles with every post……seriously.


    • I’ll bet your Kentucky Fried Chicken is a lot less expensive than that stuff in the restaurants made by employees who are most likely NOT from Kentucky! This may be the only place you can find BOTH unicorn pole dancers and dead possums… and maybe on opposite day, possum pole dancers and dead unicorns!

  4. My eyes! My eyes! That’s way too much skin that guy is showing.

  5. You know I’m new here, and I know I came across this random image inspiration thing you do on one of your other posts, but I’m so confused. You did that on purpose, right? Anyway, can you offer up a bit of clarification? If not…sigh. Love your posts and I loved your possum pinata cartoon! Are you with Associated Press or local newspaper or….Glad I found you, ES! Mona

    • There’s a page for Random Image Inspiration underneath “Regular Features” in my header that explains the process (Only I’ve since changed the first number to being between 1 and 50). I have a random number generator pick four numbers for me… the first directing me to a post in my Reader, the second and third picking two words from that post, and the fourth choosing a search result when I put those words in Google Images. It’s kind of my own personal picture prompt formula that can come up with almost anything. And the point is writing a post based in some way on the image selected.

      I’m also just an amateur blogger… no journalism background here!

  6. BB&Y says:

    Thanks for the Ping back! Kiss that radomator for me lol

  7. Merbear74 says:


  8. A nice icy Coke can sure hit the ‘awesome’ spot. 🙃As do you.

  9. Ally Bean says:

    I drink about one Coke a year. I like how it is an instant *pow* of energy, but I couldn’t drink it daily. You are one energized squirrel, my friend.

    • One Coke a year! That is temperance there! I have a 52 oz. jug (The one in the photo above) that gets filled with ice cold fountain Pepsi about three times a week. And that doesn’t take into account what I drink at home or at restaurants…

  10. Imagination is the least expensive toy on the market and the longest lasting. If you get a big lump of it in childhood, it can take you through life and you’ll never be bored. Yay for books. Yay for building clubhouses out of old cartons. Yay for making up our own games as we went along! And thank you for blogging so we can keep it up, even as we get too old to go build those clubhouses!

  11. Trisha says:

    I could use a big, icy glass of Pepsi and a therapy unicorn about now! I had a busy day yesterday and now I feel like a possum that’s been run over a time or two. But I have squirrels and pumpkin vines that will hopefully produce pumpkins, so I still have lots of awesome!

  12. draliman says:

    I agree with everything! Except the possums. Which are on their way here, apparently. Yay!

  13. Quirky Girl says:

    I miss your quirky comics… any plans to make more one of these days? 😀

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