Tuesday, 25 March 2014
I had hoped not to have to do this too often this time around, and I thought changing things up a little may get some action, but apparently not.
I feel almost as if I have to go and get this out when I'm talking to you all about this subject.
Perhaps a good talking to with Mrs Crop will loosen those tongues.
I am of course speaking of the SotY. I may be naive, but I had hoped people would participate, and while I had a few faithful nominators last year they were few and far between. I thought maybe the story about last year's winner Miley Cyrus may have gotten a more enthusiastic response, and it did for a little while, but then interest died down again.
I decided to forge on because some people did seem to want it to continue, I changed things and altered the nomination process and made it less strict, allowing men as well as women and this month featured our first Spanker, a woman. Choosing is going to be a hard task, but not for the reasons I had hoped. I've had to add a couple in myself because of the deafening lack of response.
So, in an effort to see if I can coax some sort of interest in the whole concept out of people I'm to post the nominees. Three are from readers and I've come up with a couple of my own to see if either of them appeal.
Dana Delaney. I can see why she was nominated. There's something naturally stern and dominant about her and I can imagine that if she felt the need she could deliver an absolutely blistering spanking to a deserving backside.
She doesn't need any introduction. Princess Kate. I've made no secret of the fact that I see her as a spanker, she even filled that role in a couple of Debbie Downunder's articles for the Glowing Globes Gazette. She'd be an interesting choice as she was also nominated for last year's SotY, but on the other side of the lap.
Now this is the first of my personal nominations, and she's another odd one, because she too was nominated as an SotY last year. For those who haven't recognised her from the picture, it's pop starlet Katy Perry. Katy was raised rather traditionally and while a lot of what she does and says seems to indicate that she's strayed far from that path she can occasionally make a comment that makes you agree with her. On this occasion, during her recent tour of Australia she said that Miley Cyrus needed a spanking. I realise that Katy's comment came about as a result of a tweet Miley sent about her and referenced a girl on girl kiss the two of them shared, but it's a sentiment so many of us agree with and a scene we'd love to see, I am sure.
Supermodel Liz Hurley. There is something very commanding about Miss Liz. I'm sure she kept at least two of her famous boyfriends (Hugh Grant and Shane Warne) in line with trips over her lap, and in the case of the Aussie spin king Debbie even wrote an article about it. Does make you wonder why they left her. If she said 'over my lap, now!' I think most men would be in a hurry to comply.
This is another of mine. Oprah Winfrey. I'd really never considered her before, although I don't know why, she fits the brief almost better than anyone else I could readily think of. Older, wiser, compassionate, attractive, elegant, motherly. In recent times she's been mentoring Lindsay Lohan and while that young lady is badly damaged and may never completely recover, Oprah does seem to have made some progress and I believe she's been clean and sober for a short while now. It's baby steps and a long way to go, but it looks like Oprah makes a good surrogate 'mother'.
Please let me know what you think of the suggestions and the one that seems to get the most support will be March's selection. If your favourite doesn't win, don't despair, this won't be the only time I'll ask for calls for a female spanker this year.
I hope I haven't offended, I'm just trying to encourage a little participation.