The Year of the Raisin

Forgive me for feeling a bit nostaglic, but it’s our anniversary! Hysterical Raisins started with Chimpy in Charge a year ago today. Well, it actually started with another name (don’t ask me, I forgot what it was), but it was changed to Hysterical Raisins shortly thereafter. Mikk0 and I collaborated on a spoof of an IMDb page, and we somehow wound up with a blog!
I thought I would look through the past 343 posts and pick out some of the posters that had special meaning to me, that didn’t get a lot of attention, or that represented important or just plain ridiculous events over the past year. I was going to try to fit them into one image, but I wound up with two. I hope you will forgive me.

Original DVD cover.
Thanks to all the wonderful Raisinettes who come here daily, as well as to those who visit occasionally. It wouldn’t be any fun without you!
Since it’s our first anniversay, it’s also our dear little Raisin’s first birthday (he’s an Aquarius)! Please join me in singing Happy Birthday to Raisin, and have some cake!


Filed under humor, Mighty Mikk0mouse, movies, parody, politics, Raisin, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

36 responses to “The Year of the Raisin

  1. Friend of the court

    Totally Insane Parodies, at least that’s what it says on my favorites list. Congradulations, nonnie and mikk0 and thank you!

  2. in2thefray

    Let a token Repub say happy anniversary/birthday etc. Best wishes during the rest of the reign o’ George. Best wishes starting in 09 just in case I don’t see you till then.

  3. nonnie9999

    😳 well, now i have totally embarrassed myself. i was thinking that chimpy was in the original title, and i completely forgot about tip. what’s even more embarrassing is that i still have tip in my bookmarks. it didn’t occur to me to look.
    thank you, fotc! you make this place so much fun for me and for a lot of other people.

  4. nonnie9999

    thanks, i2tf. you are not a token repub around here. you are one of the family. okay, we might make you sit at the kid’s table on holidays 😛 , but you are always welcome. i certainly hope that you don’t stay away until 2009.

  5. Got a Grip

    Happy Birthday, Raisin!! And Happy Anniversary to nons and mikkO on making this wonderful little blog for people like me to enjoy!!

    Oh, the fun we’ve had, the rants we’ve written, the love and hate we’ve shared. I’m so glad to be here to play with all my friends in the Raisin’s sandbox.

    Thank you, nonnie, for all the hard work you do to keep people like me informed and entertained. I don’t know what I’d do without you or your corner of snarkdom.

    I need a tissue. nightowl, when’s our shipment coming in?

  6. nonnie9999

    thanks, gotta! 😀
    the best part of this is hanging out with our pals and meeting new people whom we probably would not have met elsewhere.
    where is nightowl with those tissues? i have a feeling i might need a couple before the day is over.

  7. Got a Grip

    Yes, we definitely need those tissues. I’ll even submit to what passes for a hug (which is really a chance to feel us up) from TRM if he deigns to bless us with his presence.

    It really is good to have a place to hang out and be ourselves and have a laugh or get pissed at the state of our world. And to be able to hang with someone who has the kind of talent and the good heart that you have, well, that’s just priceless…..

  8. Friend of the court

    Do we have to wait for nightowl, to cut the cake? I’m starving. I had the flu all week and today is the first time I feel like eating.
    The good news is that my Valentine’s candy has never lasted this long before.

  9. Got a Grip

    I’m a little peckish myself, fotc. I think we should go ahead with the cake and save nightowl a piece.

    I’m glad you’re starting to feel better. Now get on that candy, I’ll eat it if you don’t…. 😉

  10. nonnie9999

    so sorry you’re sick, fotc. 😦 hope you are all better soon. we can cut the cake. i ordered a few of them so there would be enough for everyone (holy crap, even my virtual thighs are getting fatter! 😮 ). as it happens, i ordered the cakes with extra vitamin c, since this is definitely cold season.
    i don’t know where trm has been lately. i hope he isn’t mad at us. raisin will be very disappointed if trm is not at his bday party.

  11. nightowl724

    Oh my! I hope you cut the cake without me because I see I’m late AGAIN! What kind of cake is it? Lemon maybe? Sweet and tart, just like the Raisin Sisters?

    Happy, happy anniversary! Thank you for all your hard work, nonnie. I came here at first to have fun, to learn, and to vent. I have surely done all of that. What I didn’t expect was the best thing that has happened here. I found friendship with the wonderful, bright, beautiful and passionate Raisinets.

    Thank goodness I remembered those tissues…

    Fresno ’08!

  12. nightowl724

    PS And congratulations on breaking 31,000!

  13. Happy anniversary, you talented chick!

  14. nonnie9999

    there you are, nightowl! we have all different kinds of cakes. i baked all night.
    if you had told me a year ago that this would be so much fun, i would not have believed you. this feels like my home where friends come to kick up their feet and relax (and i don’t have to dust! 🙂 )
    now, pass me one of those tissues…..

  15. nonnie9999

    hey dcup!!
    thanks so much for being here on the raisin’s special day. my not-quite-d-cup runneth over. 😀

  16. Hey Nonnie,

    Congratulations on one year pixelating for truth, justice and the American way. You have one more year of the Bush administration to express yourself. Let’s hope we have to make do with less outrage after 1/20/09.

    Great work,


  17. nightowl724

    Wow! Thanks for all the different flavors, nonnie. To quote Laura of Arc, “Let them eat cake!”

  18. nonnie9999

    what a nice surprise! 😀
    i am sure there will be plenty of outrage after the end of the error, if only because so many of chimpy’s dirty little secrets will be uncovered. the gatekeeper mukasey will no longer be able to cover for the felons.
    i keep checking over at donkeyhotey. when are you going to get that off the ground, duke?
    everyone else, if you haven’t checked out duke’s work, click on his name now. you won’t be disappointed!

  19. nonnie9999

    laura of arc is an obedient stepford wife. she would be more specific and say, “let ’em eat yellowcake. or was that colin powell? 🙄

  20. congrats on your firstish year, nonnie. may you have many more, but hopefully with more pleasant subject matter for the pixelation. you are a favorite in my little whirled.

  21. nonnie9999

    thank you, commander other. i am often other-whirledly, as i check in over there often. thanks so much for having the raisin on your blogroll. it is an honor. now have some cake! 😀

  22. back from a well rested vacation and how could i not say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    may you bring laughs, smiles, information and your keen insights to me and to everyone else for many many more

  23. TRM

    Well, well, well, you made it a year without Cheney shutting you down. Although I did advise him to do so.

    It seem all the cooties going around here have also rendered ‘ole TRM with a vicious cough and nose running like a smack junkie. I am currently investigating whether the hugs have only been biological warfare against me… you will all pay…

    I left the free wordpress forum after generating 20,000 hits in only 4 months, I figured, why not be able to run some ad’s?? Well, it’s slow going so far over at my new home but I will always sneak back here to see what you loony lib’s are up to…

    In closing, I hate you all, I wish you bad fortunes and I hope you all are happy for being so mean to the right…

    Now gimme my hugs damnit 🙂

  24. Cronesense

    Hi sweet nonnieleh and a hearty congratulations on your first anniversary! You’re a real trooper and a wicked wit 😉


  25. Friend of the court

    TRM, no hugs for you, until you get that nose under control!

  26. nonnie9999

    welcome back, dcAp! 😀
    thank you so much for the kind words and for your excellent blog, where i always come away feeling smarter than i felt before i got there.

  27. nonnie9999

    there you are, trm! i just found my hazmat suit, so get on over here, and let me give you a big ole hug!
    you wouldn’t tell cheney on us. where would you hang out and get so many hugs if you couldn’t come here? besides, we are too nice to be shut down unceremoniously. 😀 😀 😀 see?
    good luck with the new location!

  28. nonnie9999

    oh, cronieleh!
    thank you for making a special day more special. you know i love you!

  29. nonnie9999

    i brought extra hazmat suits. we can take turns hugging trm.

  30. Friend of the court

    well…….ok, then.

    Great party nonnie! I know, because I can’t find my car keys.

  31. nonnie9999

    😆 you must be feeling better, fotc! that’s a very good thing, because you make everyone else feel better, too. 😀
    p.s. did you check under the couch cushions?

  32. Friend of the court

    First place I looked. I found 38 cents, some Cheerios, a cat toy, a ballpoint pen and some fuzzy stuff that I don’t want to think about. Turns out, that the keys were under the cat, who moved when he saw me with his toy. 😉

  33. Got a Grip

    Alright, TRM, I’m all suited up and ready to hug. And don’t try blaming your cooties on us. I happen to be cootie free, thank you very much. It’s probably some WMD you caught from hanging out with those rethugs you adore so much.

    I see your snot is dripping off your chin. Here, have a tissue….

  34. TRM

    I feel like death 😦

    This light headedness, runny eyes, sinus pressure, and overall blah feeling must be how lib’s feel after getting pimp smacked by the GOP glove of reality…

    I don’t feel good, I need some sympathy, I need my mommy, I need the gub’ment to take care of me, I don’t feel like working, the government should pay my bills until I feel better…

    Poor me
    Poor, poor me…..

  35. hoi ich shiss uf alli hahahahahahahaha

  36. nonnie9999

    i have no idea what you said, but danke und willkommen . 😀