Say 3 Nice Things

October 9, 2009    By: Matt W. @ 8:28 am   Category: Life

Well, we of the Bloggernacle have been dissing people left and right of late, so I thought it was about time for the old “You have to say three nice things about that person” post.

Mr. McNaughton

1. That Is a really nice lighting on the capital there in the back

2. I like one of your Italy Paintings

3. Your Covered Bridge is almost “Ray Day” –esque! He was my art teacher in High School! Love that guy!

Glenn Beck

1. About 7 years ago, I listened to your show once. You said something about how sometimes you think God took the name “I am” and said not to take his name in vain because it is bad to talk bad about ourselves, saying things like “I am a loser”. I thought that was a cool twist.

2. Good on you for getting away from drugs and alcohol!

3. I hear you do your home teaching! I bet that’s really fun!

Cleon Skousen

1. You lived a good long life

2. My wife’s grandfather joined the church partly due to your “Naked Communist” book. So I wouldn’t be LDS without you.

3. Your nephew Royal is totally Awesome!

So who’ve you been recently bad mouthing? C’mon, say three nice things about them. It’s good for you.


  • Over use of exclamation points was on purpose.
  • If you can’t say something nice you will be edited by me.


  1. Stockholm Sweden

    1. Rio IS a nicer place to hold the Olympics.

    2. [edited: Swedish Fish are delicious!]

    3. The Audi, the musical “Mama Mia” and ABBA’s popularity are all because of your wonderful uniqueness.

    Comment by Rameumptom — October 9, 2009 @ 9:09 am

  2. Stockholm Sweden

    1. You are not Copenhagen, so we can’t blame you for the Olympics.

    2. You are not Oslo, so we can’t blame you for the Peace prize.

    3. You are not Ingolstadt, so we can’t blame you for the Audi.

    (I could do better. I used to live there. But I was only 4 at the time.)

    Comment by Last Lemming — October 9, 2009 @ 9:25 am

  3. I don’t think back handed compliments really count…

    Comment by Geoff J — October 9, 2009 @ 9:26 am

  4. Rameumpton, I edited you.Nothing personal.
    1. I bet Rameumptons are useful for painting ceilings.
    2. I think you make great comments at Keepapitchinin
    3. Your Blog is Pink!

    Comment by Matt W. — October 9, 2009 @ 9:39 am

  5. Obama

    1. You have beautiful daughters and they seem lovely.
    2. You stuck up for me when Jimmy Carter smeared me and I appreciate it. It would have been easy for you to join in.
    3. There are a lot of enormous challenges in the world right now and it must be

    Jimmy Carter

    1. It must be hard to listen to so many people openly call you the worst president of the last century. I’m sure you have a different perspective. I feel for you on that count.
    2. You were the first president born in a hospital and then you were elected just a few months after I, too, was born in a hospital. So, we have that in common.
    3. Your cousin Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown and I dig Motown.

    Comment by Jacob J — October 9, 2009 @ 10:05 am

  6. Will it count if I can say one nice thing about three different people?

    1. Brad Kramer writes nice personal emails after public disagreements and shows sincere concern about other people.

    2. Peter LLC can be extremely courteous in private email — I won’t flinch should I see his name in my mailbox again.

    3. Nick Literski probably knows more about Mormons and Masons than anyone else currently on the planet.

    Comment by Ardis Parshall — October 9, 2009 @ 10:09 am

  7. George W. Bush

    1) You did a lot to restrain the more aggressive influences in your party. You fought back against Dick Cheney when he wanted to consider military action in Iran
    2) After 9-11 you did a great job of rallying the country together
    3) Your immigration plans were moderate and reasonable.

    Glenn Beck

    1) Your conversion story is incredibly powerful and admirable
    2) You brought to light some real stories of corruption that may have remained hidden otherwise
    3) We need to have a populist conservative voice even if I disagree with everything you say. Its a necessary part of the political spectrum.

    Comment by symphonyofdissent — October 9, 2009 @ 10:18 am

  8. The coworker I regularly consider strangling (but don’t because I’m not sure where to hide the body)

    1. You never slack off at work.

    2. Your mutilated fingernail fascinates me.

    3. You do not fear computers.

    Comment by Tanya S. — October 9, 2009 @ 11:26 am

  9. Matt W.
    1. You almost spelled Rameumptom correctly.

    2. You have a new cool thang going on here.

    3. You can tell the difference between Scandinavian cities.

    Comment by Rameumptom — October 9, 2009 @ 11:28 am

  10. Rameumptom ends with an ‘m’? Wow! Who knew?

    Sadly, I wouldn’t know the difference between a Scandinavian city and a McDonald’s. I actually thought Stockholm was in Germany until this morning, and thought the Nobel Prize was from a group in New York City until yesterday. Alas, I am a fool.

    Comment by Matt W. — October 9, 2009 @ 11:35 am

  11. Aaron Snuffleupagus and friends aka “Shafovaloff”

    1. You always are able to carry a big smile.

    2. You are crafty with cardboard signs.

    3. You are dedicated to what you believe.

    Comment by Riley — October 9, 2009 @ 2:20 pm