Posts Tagged ‘competition’

Today’s Phobia of the Week winner comes to us courtesy of Nichole Parks. Congratulations, Nichole!

You Know You Have Philemaphobia (the fear of kissing) If: 

  1. “Puckering up” strikes fear into your very being.
  2. Those X’s Grandma lines your birthday card with look like threats.
  3. You know better than Hans Christian Anderson that it wasn’t the witch that locked Rapunzel high away in a tower. Oh, no. Rapunzel had Philemaphobia and barricaded herself in from Prince Charming’s advances.
  4. Movies with kissing scenes are more gruesome to you than Rambo, and you always cover your eyes.
  5. Your fantasies of ever marrying are crushed by the words, “You may now kiss the bride.”
  6. French kissing and Russian Roulette are synonyms in your book.
  7. The thought of kissing booths at the carnival makes your stomach turn worse than a ride on The Scrambler.

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Dementophobia: The fear of insanity.

Dude, if you’re that concerned about it, it’s probably already happened.



POW Competition II

Have you ever wanted to write your own Phobia of the Week? Here’s your chance!

Beginning now until Tuesday, June 28th, I will be accepting entries for the funniest line(s) or joke to go along with the following phobia:

Philemaphobia: The fear of kissing.

The joke that makes me laugh the hardest will be featured as “Phobia of the Week #40” on Wednesday, June 29th. Send your entries to the email found on the “Contact Me” page of my blog with “POW Competition II” in the subject line. If your email is not addressed with that title, it may be mistaken as junk mail and will not be opened.

Please also make sure and include your first and last name.* The competition is open to anyone and everyone, so feel free to tell your friends!

Okay, readers, you ready? Good. On your mark… get set… GO!

*In the event that you send in the winning entry and would feel uncomfortable having your full name disclosed, please simply sign your entry using only your first name.

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Out of a total of, uh, one submission, we have our first winner for the POW Competition! Thank you to all who submitted! Uh, that is, thank you Dad! 🙂

The winning entry comes to us compliments of Terry! Congratulations, Terry!

Siderophobia: The fear of stars.

Twinkle, twinkle, little AAAHHHH!!!

Honorable Mention: Can I “honorably mention” myself? I don’t know, but I’m gonna.

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “shooting star,” doesn’t it?

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Just as a reminder, the first Phobia of the Week (POW) Competition ends tonight. If you have a joke for Siderophobia: the fear of stars, you’ll need to get it in to me right away. I’ve only received one entry so far, so if you’ve been sitting on a funny line, send it in so we can have a real competition on our hands!

Once more, here are the details: Email your joke to thefearlist@hotmail.com, with “POW Competition I” in the subject line. If you title it any other way, it will most likely not be read and accidentally end up in my junk mail. If you have already sent me your entry with another title, please re-send it with the correct one so I can consider it.

Include your first and last name along with the entry, unless you would prefer to be known with only your first name. Again, the competition ends tonight.

I look forward to reading your entries, and make sure to come back and check out the winning entry tomorrow!

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Cyclophobia: The fear of bicycles.

You know, I’ve actually thought about making a horror movie like this. It would be called “Texas Bike Chain Massacre,” and Lance Armstrong could star.

Dont laugh. Just wait until you see it in theaters! The 3D version is gonna be insane.




Have you ever wanted to write your own Phobia of the Week? Here’s your chance!

POW Competition I

For the first time ever, I’m opening up a Phobia of the Week to you guys! For Phobia of the Week #30, I’m hosting a competition for whoever can come up with the best and funniest line(s) to the following phobia:

Siderophobia: Siderophobia refers to the fear of stars.

If you have a joke, I wanna hear it! Send your best and your brightest to me at thefearlist@hotmail.com, with “POW Competition I”  in the subject line. Include your first and last name*, and you could be a star! The competition is open to anyone and everyone, so feel free to tell your friends! The winning entry will be featured as the Phobia of the Week #30, this coming Friday, April 22. The competition will close Thursday night, April 21.

So what’re you waiting for? Get goin’!

*In the event that you send in the winning entry and would feel uncomfortable having your full name disclosed, please simply sign your entry using only your first name.

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Even though they don’t know it yet, the other cooks in my family are in a face off. They are involved in an epic battle that will distinguish baking from cooking, tasty from delicious, and women from girls. This battle will be a battle for the centuries. It is the always dreaded, always challenging, FEARFUL FOOD FACE OFF.

Not really. But it was a wonderful alliteration, don’t you think?

It’s only fearful because it made it onto The List at spot number four: Bring a few things of my own for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course, hypothetically speaking, what’s wrong with a little competition? Naturally, I would be going into it as the underdog. Having never brought anything of my own for Thanksgiving and with very little experience in the kitchen, one might assume an almost automatic disqualification. But, hypothetically, what if I were to triumph in a grand display of underdog power never seen since the likes of Susan Boyle stepping onto the stage?

What? It could happen. I literally cooked for about six hours today. I made bread rolls, yummy macaroni and cheese, and delectable pumpkin cheesecake. And, if I may say so myself-they were fearfully and wonderfully made.

If I were in a hypothetical competition, what might my hypothetical competition look like? Theoretically, of course, let’s take a look:

No Nonsense Nana: As the supreme matriarch of the family, No Nonsense Nana is the projected winner and all-around favorite for this holiday season. With over twenty five years of experience in the kitchen, she might just be the hardest to take down.

The Aunt Attack: Though somewhat unassuming, don’t let this capable cook fool you! The Aunt Attack has proven herself worthy time and again in the kitchen, and has won her name for her signature move: the coming up from behind in a silent attack. She could be the one to beat.

Mighty Mom: Mighty mom has had a love for baking since she was a teenager. While she has always been a good cook, lately she’s upped her game by watching Food Network. With new moves from last year, she could be a real contender.

No Nonsense Nana will be pulling out all the stops this year with a Turducken. The Aunt Attack is planning on bringing her A game with homemade rolls. Mighty Mom is bringing a lot to the table (pun intended) with the classic green bean casserole, apple pistachio salad, and pumpkin pie. Lookout! Lizzie (*ahem*, me) will be one to look out for (weren’t expecting that, were ya?) with her Herbed Monkey Bread, paprika-infused Macaroni and Cheese, and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Who will take home the win? Will it be the favorite? The sly and cunning Aunt Attack? The seasoned pro with new tricks up her sleeves? Or the unassuming rookie?

Make sure and check back later this week to find out! Hypothetically.

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