The Yard Dog Award

3 Mar

There is an old saying in these parts that is used to describe someone who has done something that would not be acceptable in polite society.

“You are as common as a yard dog.”Yard Dog

I have heard it said many times, and it even became a contest of sorts for me and my college roommates. We came up with the Yard Dog Award, and the roommate who acted the most common that week could proudly display the trophy in their room. Yes, we had a trophy made. I have no idea who won it the most, but Robert, Greg, Chris and I all did our best to dominate the competition.

A few weeks ago, Robert and I went out on the town, and we started talking about the award. The main question was – “What happened to the trophy?” It is lost to the ages.

However, I have decided to resurrect the Yard Dog Award for this blog. Occasionally, I will find someone out there who deserves the trophy and explain why that is. This is just an introduction, and I have no one in mind. If any of you have a nominee, then please let me know. Surely, you know someone who is common enough to receive it.

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11 Responses to “The Yard Dog Award”

  1. El Guapo March 3, 2014 at 02:53 #

    I’ll refrain from nominating politicians.
    They’ll look at any award as a good thing, and bore us to tears with their acceptance speech.

    • Rick March 3, 2014 at 03:13 #

      Also, they are easy targets. We have to dig deeper than that.

  2. satanicpanic March 3, 2014 at 04:29 #

    How do you define common?

    • Rick March 3, 2014 at 05:01 #

      I had to look it up. “Showing a lack of taste or refinement” That’s a lot more fancy than it should be.

  3. jcalberta March 3, 2014 at 09:02 #

    Rick, i think i coulda won that myself a couple of times.
    no politicians eh ?? ok .. . im thinking …

    • Rick March 3, 2014 at 13:56 #

      I won it a bunch.

  4. shutterbugshea March 3, 2014 at 16:10 #

    Wow what a”handsome” dog….!!!!
    Can’t wait to see who is nominated!!!:-))

    • Rick March 3, 2014 at 16:58 #

      It has to be someone worthy.

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