Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Jan is So Fired


Hey, this is .... um, sorry, I can't tell you who I am.  I'm incognito, pretending I'm not me.  None of the other Funny Farmers were willing to do this post, not even with a paper bag over the head.  I'm just here to do an introductory post.  And then Jan is so-o-o-o-o fired!

Last year Jan agreed to help us join again with Romeo the cat and participate in National Hairball Awareness Day, which will be on April 27 this year. All she had to do was brush the kitties with the FURminator provided and make a fur creation with their fur.  Click here if you need to refresh your memory of the fur creature she made for us last year.  You'd think we would have learned by now the only thing Jan can create is chaos.

This year Jan collected kitty fur and spent 3 days making our celebrity entry, even stayed up till 2 a.m. one night.  Are you ready?

We doubt you can recognize this guy, so let us give you a hint.  Never mind, forget the hint.  You'd never guess, so we'll just tell you.  This is Bill Gaither.  Yes, the Southern Gospel singer / musician.



There was a shortage of light fur, as our kitties are mostly dark, and Rusty was most uncooperative about shedding at the time.  So, if we are to be honest, our Bill (not the real Bill ) is an honest-to-goodness Mr. Potato Head. 

Bill, we hang our heads in shame.  This looks nothing like you.  Well, except for the nose.  Jan did get that right.  But we chose you because we like to watch YouTube videos of  the Gaither Vocal Band or listen to your Homecoming radio show online sometimes.  We hope you will forgive us for Jan's ten thumbs and lack of imagination.  But, hey, who knows but you might become famous after appearing on our Funny Farm blog!

People.com posted 10 of the entries today.. (Ours is not included.) Just click on the "Next" button to view them.

If you have a Facebook account, FURminator will do a Facebook page, with one tab with the five finalists where people can vote, and another tab with the complete gallery.. (It's not up yet.)

UPDATE:  FURminator has now posted all the fur creatures on their Facebook page.  Just click on "Fur Creatures Contest."   You can click the link to view all the entries individually.  (Hover over bottom of any photo and it will tell you name of celebrity and who created it, plus if you click on that info, you will go to their blog.)  If you aren't on Facebook, you can get an overview of all the entries here but can't view them individually or vote.

Sam regrets laughing at Jan's first Bill Gaither attempt.  In retrospect, it wasn't so bad.  It just didn't resemble anything remotely human.

Notice Sam's what's-this look.  And on the table beside Sam's head Cyndi is trying to cover her face with a paw so she can't be recognized.

Sam's eyes ask, You're not really going to turn that in, are you Jan?

Whew, Sam laughed,  for a minute I thought Jan was serious.  But it's a joke ... right?

Well, Jan, we are serious.  You are so-o-o-o-o fired!

Unless you promise not to volunteer and embarrass us again next year.  The choice is yours.






39 comments:

  1. OH my goodness...are you from the South too? The Gaither family is a favorite of mine. I have never heard another kitty or woofie ever mention him. xoxoxo

    Great job on creating aother Bill Gaither. Um. yes.

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  2. He's almost got him a unibrow. MOL MOL

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  3. OMC, that's hilarious!

    Well, our human thinks Jan is very creative, actually. Really.

    We're tactfully not saying anything at all. :-P

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  4. nice try, but..... snicker snicker

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  5. That is hilarious! We thought it was Mr Potato head with hair
    Benny & Lily

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  6. LOTF!!!

    (Lauging Our Tails Off!)

    Daddy wisely decided to not participate this year. :-D

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  7. MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL MOL!!!!!!

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  8. actually we think it is VERY good !!!
    so creative. and so, cute!
    GREAT post.

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  9. Tee hee! It does kind of look like Mr. Potato Head. But we *do* have to give Jan props for giving it some serious effort. :)

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  10. We did not know who Bill Gaither was. We are glad you explained it!

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  11. Don't feel bad, guys, you should see our mom's attempt at making Harry Potter! She called him Furry Potter...and he's pretty lame!! But she says she had fun participating...even if she didn't get picked as one of the finalists.

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  12. OK, I almost choked on my coffee-- this is HILARIOUS!!! With your kind permission, I will definitely share this on the Homecoming Radio FB page!

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  13. Ummm...next time Bud...er, evers who you is...can you post a warning so we don;t pass out from laughin'?

    Ya'll I sooooo rememebrs last years entry and dat was when mum was gaspin' fur airs.

    By da way, how many tomes is ya'll gonna fire and rehire Jan?

    Puddles

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  14. MOl it made us laugh and at least your mum did join in so that gets points. Dont be too hard on her or you will have no one to help you visit.. Hugs GJ xx

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  15. That's a very very good work if Jan was indeed trying to recreate Mr Potato Head with your furs! LOL.

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  16. I'm probably one of the few foreigners who knows who Bill Gaither is!! Am I the only one who thinks it's a good likeness? ;-) I'm a huge fan :) Jan you are so NOT fired lol

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  17. We don't know who Bill Gaither is anyhow, so as far as we know it could be an exact replica!

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  18. That is some incredible work! I wish I would have remembered, I could have come up with something!

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  19. Don't even get the FL started.

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  20. Mum doesn't know who Bill Gaither is, but she thinks that is a very good attempt. We aren't saying anything ::snigger::

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  21. I don't know Bill so I am not sure what he should look like. I say give Jan an A+ as I know she put a lot of work into this. My mom here wouldn't even try something like this. I say YEAH to Jan!! Since she is fired from your gang she is more than welcome to come and work for me as the mom here isn't doing much of that!

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  22. Me and Charlie have no idea who Mr Gaither is but we think your furminator man is adorable!! Yay for Jan!! Please re-hire her or at least put her on probation! LOL! Take care
    x

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  23. Jan
    We think that is pawsome!

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  24. I can tell Jan put a lot of effort into it, and think it came out great! Working with cat hair isn't so easy, so don't be so hard on her! :)

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  25. Hey... WHO Ever YOU are... I think it is kinda Cool.
    WE have a furminator butt MOM always puts our furs in the trash. I should see if she could.. OH MY DAWG... NEVER MIND THAT.. it would be a TOTAL Disaster.

    I kinda LIKE your mom's creation.

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  26. ROFL! Furbulous effort, Jan! (We love our Furminator!)

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  27. In some odd way, it does look like Bill Gaither. MOL

    Truffle and Brulee

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  28. Me thinks Jan did a fabulous job!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  29. We knew there had to be a use for all that fur! Now we need to save up ours. We think your mom did a great job!

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  30. Hi, Buddy!... errrr... Mr. Incognito!
    Well... you sure give Jan credit for her job!
    It looks like a task that needs lots of time to be completed!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  31. We don't have a clue who Bill Gaither is but he must be pretty funny if he looks like that!!

    The Florida Furkids

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  32. Sam
    We don't know the mistew that you awe talking bout, but I think you awe being much too hawd on Jan...mommi and I think she did a spendid job..it is a wowk of awt and as Mommi says, awt involves cweativity and imagination..it's not the weel thing, it's a bettew vewsion..we think she's Gweat!
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  33. bwahahahahaha. those are AWESOME!!

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  34. It really is an odd experience, isn't it? I could not believe I was collecting fur in a bag that was sitting on my counter so I could desecrate my favorite celebrity ever, Ellen. But then again, I am a cat blogger, so, yes I can believe it. I think I am fired as well Jan. We both gave it a good shot and I give you an A+ for effort!!!

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  35. The mom is actually working for me today and letting me visit!!!
    Wishing you the best at Easter time and sending love and cheers across the miles.

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  36. Well it DOES look like a coconut with fur glued on, but it is SURE better than annything TBT could ever do.

    We think ya should cut Jan some slack on this one. Not evry Bein can be Catleanardo Da Clawee doing the Moaning Lisa!

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  37. I loved your hairball celebrity!! We hope you will continue the tradition next year :)

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