If I laugh – you will win!

Okay – today is the 1st – the Deadline to choose the funniest comment!

There were SO many runners up – my old time favorites, the cat on the fan, the cat video, CAT NORRIS!! HAHAHAHA – the breakup letter is a new favorite.  BUT the one that when I read out loud brought tears to my eyes, doubled over with that crazy silent laughter gasping for breath was the…. CHILI CONTEST!!  HILARIOUS!!

You must read it out loud!  Congrats to Jen MacNiven!!!


For two weeks now I have been trying to come up with some fun, clever, interesting way to give away a $75 gift certificate to my favorite Belltown Bar – Spur.  I’ve come up with, nothing… but I do love to laugh!  I would say laughing is near the top of my 10 favorite things, so here are the rules:

If you want to win $75 (perfect for a dinner for two with drinks) at Spur Gastropub you must make me laugh.  Chuckles are nice, but I’m looking for screaming laughter  un-believable tear causing, side-splitting, gasping for breath, soda shooting out of my nose – best stomach workout of my life!  (if you know me, you’ll understand that it is easier than you think… in fact, when doing a little research this morning on YouTube it happened within two minutes)

So if you have/know of a funny story, poem, quote, link, photo – leave a comment with it on my blog (or email me and I’ll post it for you).  The winner will be announced on July 1st – please feel free to post more than once, share with your friends & re-post this contest on your blog.  If you live outside of Seattle, you can still play then either come and visit to use your certificate or give it to one of your deserving friends who will use it!  (don’t forget… leave me a way to contact you so I can let you know if you win!)

** Spur has been a HUGE supporter of me & have featured my travel artwork twice now, I love the people, the food & the atmosphere and would recommend them to EVERYONE!!**

30 fabulous images from Louisiana photos are being displayed –


Okay – I’ve received over 40 emails (yay!) from people submitting funny things, so I’m going to post a few of them here for everyone to see & enjoy!!

Angela Shen – enjoying the taste of scotch for the first time:


Here is a photo submitted by Mama Bee of Baby Bee:

Picture 1

These were from my Mom – she says this is what we have to look forward to:


This Hilarious Photo was submitted by Nicholle – an accidental perfect timed photo with a smooth elbow to the face/cup-o-water!


Um… this REALLY made me smile!  Submitted by TC


An email forwarded by Brian Bratton – Cat Norris is BEYOND my favorite!




A Link Submitted by Nicholle Chandler – Inspired by Kittens!

A group submission by Laurel – she must’ve been cracken up at her office today!

HILARIOUS!!!!  Submited by RJB

oooh who wouldn’t love this?!?


Here come a few more from Ryan –

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  • Mama BeeJune 22, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    Since you are a photographer, I immediately thought of this photo of Baby Bee that I took a while ago! Enjoy!

  • SusanJune 22, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    What a fun contest Barbie! I’m trying to think of funny things now! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jen MacNivenJune 22, 2009 - 6:44 pm

    If ever I’m down, I pull up this old email with this: It may take a minute to read…but I always belt out laughing. ENJOY my dear! 😉

    NOTE: Please take time to read this slowly. If you pay attention to the
    first two judges, the reaction of the third is even better.

    For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how true this is. They actually
    have a Chili cook-off about the time the rodeo comes to town. It takes up a major
    portion of the parking lot at the Astrodome. These notes are from an inexperienced
    chili taster named Frank, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast:

    “Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge
    at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment,
    and I happened to be standing there at the judge’s table asking
    directions to the Budweiser truck, when the call came in.

    I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn’t be all that
    spicy and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I

    Here are the scorecards from the event:

    Chili # 1 Mike’s Maniac Mobster Monster Chili:

    Judge # 1 — A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing kick.

    Judge # 2 — Nice, smooth, tomato flavor. Very mild.

    Judge # 3 (Frank) — Holy crap, what the hell is this stuff? You could
    remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames
    out. I hope that’s the worst one. These Texans are crazy.

    Chili # 2 Arthur’s Afterburner Chili

    Judge # 1 — Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang.

    Judge # 2 — Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

    Judge # 3 — Keep this out of the reach of children. I’m not sure what I’m
    supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to
    give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw
    the look on my face.

    Chili # 3 Fred’s Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili

    Judge # 1 — Excellent firehouse chili. Great kick. Needs more beans.

    Judge # 2 — A bean less chili, a bit salty, good use of peppers

    Judge # 3 — Call the EPA. I’ve located a uranium spill. My nose feels like
    I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now,Get me more
    beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in
    the front part of my chest. I’m getting shi*%-faced from all of the beer.

    Chili # 4 Bubba’s Black Magic

    Judge # 1 — Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

    Judge # 2 — Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or
    other mild foods, not much of a chili.

    Judge # 3 — I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to
    taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the barmaid, was
    standing behind me with fresh refills. That 400-lb.*itch is starting to look HOT (just
    like this nuclear waste I’m eating.) Is chili an aphrodisiac?

    Chili # 5 Linda’s Legal Lip Remover

    Judge # 1 — Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding
    considerable kick. Very impressive.

    Judge # 2 — Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit
    the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.

    Judge # 3 — My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can
    no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed
    paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili
    had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring
    beer directly on it from the pitcher I wonder if I’m burning my lips off. It
    really pisses me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw
    those rednecks.

    Chili # 6 Vera’s Very Vegetarian Variety

    Judge # 1 — Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spices
    and peppers.

    Judge # 2 — The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic.

    Judge # 3 — My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous,
    sulfuric flames. I shi* myself when I farted and I’m worried it will eat
    through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that slut
    Sally. She must be kinkier than I thought. Can’t feel my lips anymore. I
    need to wipe my butt with a snow cone.

    Chili # 7 Susan’s screaming Sensation Chili

    Judge # 1 — A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.

    Judge # 2 — Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in can of chili
    peppers at the last moment. I should take note that I am worried about Judge
    # 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.

    Judge # 3 — You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I
    wouldn’t feel a thing. I’ve lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like
    it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slides
    unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like sh*% to match my
    shirt. At least during the autopsy, they’ll know what killed me. I’ve
    decided to stop breathing, its too painful. Screw it; I’m not getting any
    oxygen anyway. If I need air, I’ll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole
    in my stomach.

    Chili #8 Tommy’s Toe-Nail Curling Chili

    Judge # 1 — The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili. Not too bold
    but spicy enough to declare its existence.

    Judge # 2 — This final entry is a good, balance chili. Neither mild nor
    hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 passed out, fell
    over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he’s going
    to make it. Poor dude wonder how he’d have reacted to really hot chili.ReplyCancel

    • Barbie HullJune 22, 2009 - 7:54 pm

      Hilarious!! My dad first read this to me over the phone and couldn’t finish it because he was laughing too hard!! hhahahaha Good one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbie HullJune 22, 2009 - 7:56 pm

    Angela Shen entered a HILARIOUS photo of her reaction to tasting scotch for the first time…. EEEEWWWWWW!!!!! (I don’t know how to post photos in the comments… anyone??)ReplyCancel

  • Laurel McConnellJune 22, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    Here’s an oldie but goodie from the archives, in fact, YOU sent this to me, so I know you just might fall over backward in your chair.

  • Michelle LorettaJune 23, 2009 - 5:46 am

    Such a fun idea Barbie! Hope you had a great show tonight.ReplyCancel

  • Kristin ChambersJune 23, 2009 - 5:42 pm

    This is probably the funniest thing I’ve read all year! I emailed it out to friends and work and it circulated around and had everyone talking and laughing about it 🙂 enjoy!

  • Hans RasmussenJune 24, 2009 - 2:49 am

    I think Barbie took this photo. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”ReplyCancel

  • Laurel McConnellJune 24, 2009 - 7:52 pm

    Here it is, Barbie!

    Telemarketer calls a “murder scene!”

  • Hilarity EnsuesJune 29, 2009 - 8:02 pm
    • BarbieJune 29, 2009 - 8:08 pm

      HA! I don’t know what is funnier – the whoo whoo of the whistle, or the fanny pack the lady complaining is wearing! HAHAHA! Thanks for the post!ReplyCancel

  • ShannonJune 30, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    So freaking hilarious!

    And, I think sent this to you before…but….hilarious!

    And, how could I resist this one!


  • LindseyJune 30, 2009 - 7:11 pm

    this was hard! so much good crap on the internet!

  • BreeAnn GaleJune 30, 2009 - 7:52 pm

    This one still makes me laugh everytime! And of course I now know why I am so smart! 😉 …

    Why Drinking Beer Improves the Mind

    One snowy night in Boston down at “Cheers”, Cliff Clavin explained the “Buffalo Theory” to his buddy, Norm.

    “Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this. A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members.

    In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine!! That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers….”ReplyCancel

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