Vote for My Friends, OK?

01.7.2011 | 2:08 pm

Kenny Jones is an incredibly strong cyclist, and a very good friend of mine. And yet, for some reason, I tease him more often — like, by an order of magnitude — than any other single person in the world. Except for maybe Lance.

Like when Kenny hit an oily patch on a fast road downhill and crashed hard. Instead of sympathy, I titled the post, “Kenny Uses His Head…As a Brake.


Or there was the time when Kenny allowed himself to be the subject of a Photoshopping contest.



Or there was the post about how, one time, he looked for me everywhere in the world except for where he said he’d meet me.

And there was the post where I disclosed that Kenny is a tiny, tiny man, only half as tall as (an admittedly enormous) Jill Homer.


And in short, Kenny’s a good guy who has endured an awful lot by being my friend.

But now’s my chance to do something that’s actually nice for him. And I’d like you to help me out.

Help Kenny Gain Entry into the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo

Kenny’s the owner of a small business — Kenny’s Photo. Christmastime’s a very busy time for him, and the deadline for registering for the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo came and went while Kenny was hard at work.

Kenny’s bummed, cuz he really, really wants to do this race.

Luckily, the Epic Rides guys have created a bonus entry for a team, with a contest. Whoever gets the most “likes” for their comment on a particular note in the Epic Rides facebook page gets to register.

So here’s what you’ve got to do.

  1. Go to the Epic Rides page on Facebook. (You’ve got to be signed in to Facebook to get there.)
  2. Click the “Like” button for Epic Rides at the top of the page. It looks like this: NewImage.jpg
  3. Click here to go to the page where Kenny’s got his comment.
  4. Find Kenny’s comment and click the “Like” link.
  5. Yay! You’ve done your part to help Kenny go do a race!

Thanks for helping me reduce the bad karma I’ve incurred by teasing Kenny just a little bit mercilessly for the past several years.

It’s Bloggies Time. Nominate Some People I Like

Hey, as long as I’m asking you to go out and help me rig votes, could I get you to help me get some well-deserved attention to some of my favorite blogs? Cuz it’s Bloggies time, that’s why.

Unlike prior years, I’m not going to ask you to nominate me for anything, because you’ve already delivered the “Sports” category to me for the past three years, making me the Hall-of-Famer I am.

Instead, I’d like you to help nominate other blogs who have been real Friends of Fatty. So, here’s what you’ve got to do.

  1. Go to
  2. Scroll down and nominate the following blogs in the following categories (and nominate anyone else for any other categories you want, but you need to do at least 3 nominations):
    • Best Sports Weblog, Most Humorous Weblog: Bike Snob NYC (
    • Best Photography of a Weblog, Best Writing of a Weblog: Jill Outside (
    • Best-Kept Secret Weblog: Dug (
    • Best Parenting Weblog: Pistols and Popcorn (
    • Best Food Weblog: The Pioneer Woman Cooks (
  3. Do that weird Captcha thing at the bottom of the page.
  4. Select the checkbox saying you do in fact want to be on the panel of voters who choose the finalists.
  5. Enter your email address.
  6. Submit your nomination.
  7. Go to your email and click the link in it to verify your ballot.

Thank you. Thankyouverymuch.


  1. Comment by Paul Guyot | 01.7.2011 | 2:32 pm

    When I go to the Kenny thing, it won’t let me click the thumbs up for like.

    My arrow doesn’t turn into a pointing finger, if you know what I mean.

    I can clcik on the number of people who’ve already “liked” it, but it won’t let me click the like.

    I’m on a Mac using Firefox. Any thoughts?

  2. Comment by Paul Guyot | 01.7.2011 | 2:33 pm


    It just worked!

    Ignore last dispatch.

  3. Comment by Jo | 01.7.2011 | 2:40 pm

    Done. You’re welcome. Nice facebook profile picture, btw ;-))

  4. Comment by LiveSTRONG4Life | 01.7.2011 | 3:11 pm



    2011 will be a VERY GOOD YEAR!!!

  5. Comment by roan | 01.7.2011 | 3:18 pm

    Go Kenny, GO, GO, GO !
    Did my pat via Heiferbison.
    OH Yes, Jill Homer a GIANT among mere men.

  6. Comment by nick | 01.7.2011 | 3:22 pm

    That was fun.

    Fatty, how’s the weight?

  7. Comment by Jeff S | 01.7.2011 | 3:23 pm

    To Kenny…….. (forceful whisper)”Earn this.” Scene shamelessly stolen from Saving Private Ryan.

  8. Comment by OldManUtah | 01.7.2011 | 3:24 pm

    Go Kenny!!! Done with the nominations also.

  9. Comment by eclecticdeb | 01.7.2011 | 3:54 pm

    I was with you all the way until you hit PW. Ugh..that woman (and her blog) drives me batty. Her writing is insipid, and I’m not sure what to call her “cooking”. I mean seriously? A post on how to butter bread????

    but everything else? Consider it done.

  10. Comment by Darren | 01.7.2011 | 4:24 pm

    I can’t see the like button… Do I have to Like the page first???

  11. Comment by Darren | 01.7.2011 | 4:25 pm

    nevermind… had to like the page first….

  12. Comment by John | 01.7.2011 | 4:42 pm

    Done. And youreverywelcome.

    PS. Looks like he is off to a good lead!

  13. Comment by AngieG | 01.7.2011 | 4:46 pm

    Good Luck Kenny!!

  14. Comment by Onomastic | 01.7.2011 | 5:01 pm

    Well, crap, there goes my chance to get into Old Pueblo. No hope once Fatty ordains someone else.

  15. Comment by Pipebaum | 01.7.2011 | 5:18 pm

    208 likes so far, crushing the competition.

  16. Comment by Paul Guyot | 01.7.2011 | 5:40 pm


    The power of the Fat.

  17. Comment by stuckinmypedals | 01.7.2011 | 6:20 pm

    Votes are cast, except for Dug only because I’m up against him for Best Kept Secret. Sorry, Dug!

  18. Comment by Herb | 01.7.2011 | 7:12 pm


  19. Comment by jill | 01.7.2011 | 8:55 pm

    Wow, it’s been a full year and a half since you defeated me, and you’re still perpetuating the myth that I’m eight feet tall?

    Kenny’s a shoe-in for the 24-Hour! And he still looks great with the bikini tan. Thanks for the shout-out for the Bloggies! It’s an honor to be a friend of Fatty.

  20. Comment by ChefJT | 01.7.2011 | 9:18 pm

    Done. I made it 287 “Likes” for Kenny

  21. Comment by Nurse Betsy | 01.7.2011 | 9:45 pm

    Done and Done……Go Kenny, Go Kenny, GO!

  22. Comment by Russell | 01.7.2011 | 9:57 pm

    I liked Kenny. Good luck.

  23. Comment by BamaJim | 01.7.2011 | 10:10 pm

    Another like for Kenny. Looks like a rout.

  24. Comment by Niall in Brisbane | 01.7.2011 | 10:52 pm

    Done. Vote early. Vote often!

  25. Comment by davidh-marin,ca | 01.8.2011 | 1:30 am

    Do all Friends of Fatty wear the same hairstyle? I’ll have to get Wife#1 to ‘like’ Kenny since I so far have avoided Facebook. I wish him the best and look forward to his post of the race. Kenny’s Photo? Can we expect him in Davis as Official Team Photographer? As my daughter says “… just askin’ ..”

    GO KENNY, headfirst if that’s what it takes.

  26. Comment by janey | 01.8.2011 | 3:00 pm

    Hey, no bashing Pioneer Woman-that’s how I found Fatty’s blog!! Love Pistols and Popcorn, although, for those of you who read my protracted glove story comment last year, Jodi and her readers probably appreciate my off the wall musings even less than Fatty’s (male) readers. (Thus my obtuse fear of ever commenting here again.)
    ‘Fraid I can’t seem to do a like for Kenny-did try, however. But with almost 400 votes, looks like him and his Wild Turkey or whatever drink he’s referring to, will be a shoo in.

  27. Comment by Skippy | 01.8.2011 | 4:15 pm

    clicked the thumb but nothing happens !
    When i try to line up statistics on my blog , it looks OK then i click save and then publish ! View the blog and back where i started looking like crap. help to please.

  28. Comment by Mark B. | 01.8.2011 | 4:54 pm

    #407. I think he’s in.

  29. Comment by buckythedonkey | 01.9.2011 | 3:59 am


  30. Comment by Squirrelhead | 01.9.2011 | 10:12 am

    My vote for Kenny was #444. The next closest person has 9 votes so I am pretty sure Kenny is in for sure. LOL

  31. Comment by Clydesdale | 01.9.2011 | 1:36 pm



  32. Comment by Philly Jen | 01.9.2011 | 2:30 pm

    Ree (a.k.a. “Pioneer Woman”) has brought in over $30,000 for Team Fatty’s fundraising efforts, directly from her readership.

    Folks, feel free to bash her all you want…once you rope in an equivalent amount.

    Piece of cake, right?

  33. Comment by NYCCarlos | 01.10.2011 | 7:48 am

    @Philly Jen – mmmmmmmm cake.

  34. Comment by Eva | 01.10.2011 | 8:24 am

    @Philly Jen – you have such a wondeful unique way to say things that need be said. Thank you!

  35. Comment by trinidad | 01.10.2011 | 9:53 am

    Done. Looks like a route!

  36. Comment by tim joe | 01.10.2011 | 1:05 pm

    OK…he’s in. Can we get in trouble for this? By the way…Snobby is casting about for the next big trend in cycling…and you got a unicycle for Christmas…

  37. Comment by Demonic1 | 01.10.2011 | 1:08 pm

    Go Kenny!
    P.S. wear a helmet :)

  38. Comment by Bill B | 01.10.2011 | 1:31 pm

    Go Kenny! anyone contacted by performance yet? havent heard anything from anyone lol

  39. Comment by kenny | 01.10.2011 | 8:27 pm

    Thanks everyone for voting for me. I’ll let you know how the race goes. Maybe fatty will let me post it.


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