Derek of Awesometific American has honored IMAO with the “Awesometific American Awards IMAO: Over The Top Awesomeness – I’m Sorry, I Can’t Hear You Over The Sound Of How Awesome I Am” Award.

I think it’s very fitting that Captain Kirk is pictured in this award, since Frank J. was once buried under an avalanche of Tribbles, and I once beat the crap out of Ricardo Montalban in the Engineering room of the USS Enterprise using only my bare hands and an inexplicably handy vacuum cleaner attachment.

Very long stories, both. Remind me to share them sometime.


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  1. I’m pretty sure that Shatner is a naturalized U.S. citizen and a resident of wildfire country somewhere in SoCal.

    Not sure of his Canadian roots but I think he was raised by a family of Kodiak bears somewhere in northern Sasketchewan. Or Toronto.

  2. Hate to be the first one to point this out, but on the award itself, the word “Awesometific” is misspelled (what an interesting quandary, considering that Webster has no idea that the word is awesome enough to exist…). The last “i” in the word is missing. Check it out and award me a similar award for my spell-checking awesomeness!


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