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I'mKar'n Wins Hub Of The Day

Updated on October 27, 2012
Thank You, Thank You Very Much!
Thank You, Thank You Very Much!

I'mKar'n Wins Hub Of The Day


Now that I've got your attention - by hook or by crook as they say,

Gather round, press even closer,

There's a momentous truth to convey!


Offended by words such as penis and pap smear? Or a poem with a hint of risque?

This I can promise with confidence full,

I'll NEVER win Hub of The Day!


Sex and Crime and Politics - Social Issues, Men, The Psyche,

The 'Higher-Ups' at Hub,

Make it quite clear they don't like me!


Spanked hard for 'Adult Content' - feeling like lowly Hub-scum,

Who knew it's better to target,

The masses who still suck their thumb!


Cutting off all revenue - refusing any links?

Censorship takes root,

In the time it takes to blink!


The sad truth is this author - doing her best to wake the Sheeple,

Will never quite be 'beige' enough,

To satisfy those people!


Has time arrived to pack Hub-bags? Leave my Hub-buds all behind?

Such heart and soul and talent?

I'm rather disinclined!


So instead I'll change my style - to one that REALLY scores:

Tips on Types of Wallpaper,

And Mac-Tacking your Drawers!

Sigh...

Exactly!
Exactly!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @KrisL: You got that right - i ain't making no moolah, me...

      haha..

      Thanks for visiting - it's worth more than money!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @KrisL: Hi, Kris - so nice to see you! Glad you got the point, my friend - those HOTD's shock me with their 'vanilla-ness' (collectively speaking, of course..)..

      it's like they're terrified to even step out on a limb...

      sad..

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      It's not stamina, it's rage. hahaha

      They offend my sensibilities. For some reason, it makes me think of the lyrics to that Jonm Mellencamp song, When the Walls come Tumbling Down......1st verse is perfect :-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Lovemychris: So nice to see you in a...um...non-political setting, Chris! I'm honored you took a moment out from the good fight, my friend!

      i admire your...stamina...

      (lol..somehow that didn't come out right...haha)

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      KrisL 4 years ago from S. Florida

      Love it! Thanks for the laugh . . . and for the serious point too. The seriously interesting stuff (to me) is often too edgy, like yours, or too obscure to make money, like history or poetry or history of poetry.

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      ahaha...nice one Im.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rosemay50: Hello, dear - so nice to see you (or..the cutie pie grandson...lol)..

      Glad i could get a giggle from ya, my friend - laughter IS the best medicine!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Wow I just came here from FB. This is the best chuckle I've had this month. Good for you!

      As for Carol, well she/he is invisible... nothing so I wouldn't fret about it.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Thumbs up!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @HLPhoenix,

      @JayeWisdom: Hello, ladies - and welcome, as always! i don't know why either, goah - but - i always smile when i see this one! Every day, i warily take a peek at the hotd - and 9 times out of 10 - i come away...sad and...bewildered - quite frankly..

      like really - WTF is going on around here...LOL..

      No worries, Jaye - you ain't getting rid of me quite THAT easily...lol..

      Profit, Shmofit - i don't even know how to spell it - never mind actually do it..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Nellieanna: Mmmmmmm....with friends like you, my dear - the world is a beautiful place - even with pitifuls such as carol inhabiting it...

      i adore your spirit, girl!!!

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I just now tracked back up this lengthy comments thread & discovered the "carol"entity who dropped by, dropped a little anal deposit and as quickly vanished. The first clue of its anal nature was that it prefaced its own remark with "you think . . ." and ended with ". . . don't you?" (the content in between is useless, being purely its opinion) - - Egads! Not another self-proclaimed mindreader arises with limited vocabulary, lacking individual ideas or thoughts, other than stated by the final judgmental, "You're not." Even as an opinion, it just lacks pizzazz, let alone lacking any class or aura of authority. Effective? Not! Plus it's not honestly stated as an opinion, but as though it KNEW anything about its object/subject and it assumes its psuedo-knowledge somehow supersedes and outweighs all others, including the many here who really do know a bit about the subject of it, Leslie!

      I feel mostly pity for this poor soul. If only it would identify itself, we could all form a circle of love around it, perhaps even to help it feel better or at least feel less need to be sociopathetic.

      Sigh.

      But OK - - I must agree with Alan, though: - - what we've done about it is to give much bright spotlight on it and to embue a measure of undeserved attention and a 15 min. timeframe of notorious fame to it. It's really not worth the time & attention, is it? Those I've known with a similar bent weren't, at any rate; and usually it's been more satisfying to let them stew in their own juices with their own foolish words hanging in the air to describe themselves! But sometimes, a bit of exposure for such shabby performances seems just too tempting, regardless of the colossal lack of personal or general rewards to be derived from wielding the heavy spotlight upon it! But - It's like any other temptation, compulsion - or, heaven forbid - addiction! Tempting!

      (And this whole comment of mine falls into that category of futility! - -And, yeah - I was tempted to express my reaction, especially in behalf of my dear Leslie, not that she NEEDS champions!! Her own records and voice speak very well for themselves.)

      Love you all - - - you're top-notch and loveable whether we are always in agreement or not! We do agree n that! :-)

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Don't let "them" chase you away, Leslie....Those of us who appreciate your wit and ability to "tell it like it is" would be bereft to lose you. You have only to look at all the comments this hub (and your others) get to realize you have a strong fan club, even if the HP powers-that-be don't allow you to profit from your writing.

      I, too, like that photo of you with the devilish grin! Give 'em hell, Leslie!

      Jaye

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      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      I don't know what it is about the title of this hub... but it fooled me again... for a second I really thought you won HOTD even though I see I read it before... I should know better because I've been looking at what wins lately and there is not one so far that I would even read. Apparently there is a formula, beginning criteria appears to be 'blah' general, helpful in a topic no one really cares about... or maybe, it's just me... who worries about things like the dumbing down of America, dirty tricks to keep people from voting, Constitutional reinterpretations... loss of teachers and police, none of which is ever even hinted at on hub of the day. Keep the Glint in your eye and the power in your pen, amazing girl. Sharing.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      You're a dear. I didn't mean to be upsetting! Actually, I lived in careful caution. I pitied him then more than myself. Bullies are cowards - pitiful creatures. Don't you agree?

      In any case, there's no question that the experience (18 years of it) honed my clarity. It was amazing and gratifying how uprightly I walked through it. Another similarity of soul, I'll bet! :-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Nellieanna: WHOA, NELLIE - i cannot even read your words without my stomach turning over! You poor poor woman - living in fear as you must have done!

      Burning???? I am sooooo, soooo sorry, my friend - i can't even speak!

      Your wisdom is borne from the scars left by the fire of life -and man - you've walked through it!

      Just one more reason why i feel drawn to your soul...

      (and..clearly - i don't 'give a fig' either...kissesxx)

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Y'know, I wrote an enormous bulk of my poetry as my own coded diary partly-precisely to keep it from being really understood & misused by my oppressor then. If he did read them, he didn't 'get' them - which was partially by design. The only times he rose up in protest to them was just as his general paranoia, 'just in case' there was something in 'em incriminating! After a couple of ritual poetry burnings, though, I learned to keep hand-written backup copies, too!

      Since I'm publishing many of those written back then in my hubs now, -and, to date, haven't been brought to the gallows for content (though I've never received a HOTD, either), probably the same principle of being abstruse, has provided 'cover' here, too. ho-hum. . . .

      But truth is, I just plain-ole-don't-care-a-fig! Shrug. Nor should you, which obviously you know and don't!

      If one isn't writing what is 'in there' or if one is just writing to meet someone else's criteria, results are nothing above mediocre, regardless how many honors they win from those 'someone elses'! An old TV commercial about a really great spaghetti sauce emphasized what's "IN THERE". I've always applied that phrase to the good and real stuff inside in other ways.

      Even if beige is one's writing color, - it ought to be genuine and authentically beige! If one's true heart is modest or chaste, then that should permeate whatever one honestly expresses. It's likely that we're all a mixture & have many authentic facets on which to call. But faking it in any direction is just shallow, shabby and pitiful.

      If a naturally beige writer tried to mimic your fiery fury and audacity, it would just come off as a mediocre attempt, lacking the trait of either color or authenticity.

      Everyone's taste may or may not embrace even the most authentic of styles, but no one genuinely responds to hollow faking at any level. What else can one BE except what one IS? That's the joy of living in a world of differences and delightful surprises!

      And you, my dear, are one of the best representatives of those; - well-expressed, valuable, exciting, entertaining and educational!

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      lol. And what exactly is your point m'lady? XOX

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @FyrFytr234: Lol..me thinks the judges are biased...

      As are YOU! xx

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      If a recipe or a piece on sewing can win HOTD...you should certainly have a dozen by now!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CloudExplorer: lol..while you're a little late to the party, Mikey - i can always find an extra piece of cake for you..

      lol@digital plank..these days - it's more like the 'digital firing squad' LOL..

      Hey - please check my fb wall - and watch the clip from piers morgan - you WONT be sorry!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rahul0324: Don't you mean that if i keep writing like this - i'll NEVER win?

      haha..

      thank you!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @B.Leekley: Lol..let me save you some time, sir - so you need not wade through my 'body of work' unless you absolutely want to...lol.

      NO, i do not write product, book, movie, and trends reviews - don't even know what they are, altho - i have been told a million times that i should be writing jingles for products...one-liners..titles...puns...i adore playing with words...

      so...now we both know..

      hope to see you again!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Web923: lol..well, youll notice i try to wear it 24/7...

      (if only..lol)

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      Mike Pugh 4 years ago from New York City

      I have yet to find this poem till today, sometimes I feel pissed with dismay, I guess I should just go and take a Shiiiiit, or piss to feel a bit better oh what have I missed :) you've turned my mind gray OK.

      My words are to loose, I sat on a hot caboose, and now some boring tired folks wanna toss my lame terminology off the roof, no way. Haha!

      "Your so silly Leslie, but god honest when it comes to your sarcasm, and all."

      I wish I had your balls, or should I say your guts for walking the digital plank and all. Yikes!!!!!! what a wild poem it was to read, and I hope it earns you an Oscar, forget a HOTD.

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      hahahaha.... good one Leslie..... keep one writing like this and ou are sure to win ;)

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      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Funny, and Interesting. I have heard of writers and filmmakers who alternate between saying what they want and saying what makes money. I imagine that your wit would make for entertaining reviews. I have not yet read enough of your hubs to know if you write product, book, movie, and trends reviews already. And writers for ages have fooled censors and made wry jabs by saying one thing that everyone knows means another. (The Pete Seeger song Big Muddy comes to mind, along with many instances in songs and plays of double entendre, innuendo, and parody.) Anyway, I hope you continue for a long time to write witty hubs.

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      It's been twelve hours and your still wearing that magnificent smile! Don't pull out that red carpet just yet... besides, I'd rather have a purple one! LOL :-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Web923: OMG...now - THAT'S the type of comment that will get the red carpet ironed and rolled out for your imminent arrival! lol

      I am both humbled by your words AND proud! Thank you!

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      Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

      ImKarn23 you have the most wonderful personality, and you're a great writer! Keep on being perfect!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Irc7815: Let's just agree to a 2-girl mutual appreciation club, ok - cause i think your writing is AWESOME!

      I'm not going anywhere - you guys can't get rid of me THAT easily..lol

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      LOL...you are my hero! This is the coolest damn hub ever written. I'm so proud of you. When I want to speak my mind, I disable ads because I'm stubborn enough not to let the power house make the call. I've got one thing to say to you - if you leave, please tell me where you're going because I'll be two steps behind you. You rock Leslie!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @SunnieDay: Lol..Thanks sooo much Sunnie - i think yours makes 7 votes total! I'm in the race..lol..what do poker players say: 'A chip and a chair - ya still got a prayer'...something like that..

      Dear - you call me any ole time at all - i'll tell you anything you need to know - if i know it..lol

      Step out with me - there's plenty of room out here...LOL...

      On the other hand - ya gotta go in understanding that not everyone's gonna love ya...sadly..

      hurts my heart..

      (lol)..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Perspycacious: Prints? Hmmmm...me thinks you may have misunderstood Perspy! This was the furthest thing from winning huboftheday...

      hmmmm..lol

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Seanorjohn: K..i promise i won't leave if you learn to 'share'....LOL..

      deal?

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      Well I am officially voting this hub of the day! lol For those of us...(mainly me) who are quite frankly shy and totally awkward in writing adult content.... need friends (like you) who are somewhat risque at times..How boring would this world be if we all walked to a hum drum! Just a minute ago I read where you commented about Italian buns on my hub...How did my mind go from eating delicious buns to thinking of men with Italian buns ...only you ...I laughed so hard...If I find myself wanting to step on the wild side I am calling you girlfriend for some good tips! Love this hub, made me smile BIG!

      Sunnie

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Congrats! It's your turn again. Someday my prints will come.

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      seanorjohn 4 years ago

      Don't leave Karn. I've only just got to know your darn good poems. Wow I found a rhyme. That is a first. Keep on hubbing. You rock. Voted up etc

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Thechronicler: Lol..looks like we're both in the same hub-of-the-day-less boat! lol...ah, well...as long as the company isn't as vanilla as the award seems to be...(pardon me - did i say that out loud? )...LOL..(accidental pornographer...haha..)

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      thechronicler 4 years ago

      It looks like yours truly is never winning Hub of the Day either--I just got spanked for adult content myself!

      I was irritated, but re-reading this poem made me laugh and feel better about the whole issue.

      Oh well, the URL of the banned hub is now on my profile. I just removed it & republished it on my own blog :)

      (signed) Angela the Accidental Pronographer

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AudraLeigh: Timing is everything, Audra! I'm about to take a break - starting tomorrow - for 10 whole days..

      Going to Florida to see my FyrFytr...haven't seen him in 7 whole weeks...

      this long distance this has got to end soon...i'm exhausted..lol..

      still...worth it...

      i'll be lurking though - ya can't get rid of me that easily..lol

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      AudraLeigh 4 years ago

      Hey there! I have to tell you how much I loved my feedback from you on one of my hubs! / You are such an awesome gal...glad we are friends!!! Now, I have read this piece...really like how you put your words together into a poem. It is so much easier to express yourself this way. Your words and situation...I know what you are talking about, for real! I just came back from a three month hiatis. I was going through a little of what you said here, a little bit of stuff in life too. I deleted my HP account and only saved a few hubs. I needed a break! / If I could suggest...If you go to take a break, don't delete your work. Also, stay in contact with our HP friends on FB...It was great way to stay connected and I did not read or promote their work at all...learned more about them while socializing. I know I am acting a little serious here...sorry . But time off was rewarding. /Don't filter yourself for anyone! However, you can still push their boundaries :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @FyrFytr234: Whatever You say! LOL...

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      FyrFytr234 4 years ago

      I think your next goal should be Hub of the Year. You're already a hottie...knew that the first time I saw you. Might as well go for HOTY too!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Neverbenmarried: Lol...KNEW i had to be in the ballpark..haha! Thanks for the kind words and your support, dear - it's much appreciated! Cheers!

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      never ben married 4 years ago

      @ImKarn23 - Wow, you were so close on the IQ! It's 180. Lol. I'm glad you like my user name - I choose it as a tribute to my aunt - always a bridesmaid never a bride ;) Thanks for the kind words, you're a class act and I so enjoy reading your hubs my new friend! Cheers!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Neverbenmarried: (still love your name - smart girl!..lol) Not only is your name smart - clearly - you have AMAZING taste in writers...(OMG)..lol..Your insight is incredible and i'm guessing your IQ is up around the 175 mark? Am I correct..

      haha..but seriously - i do thank you for your kind words and support! I very much enjoy what you have to say..

      (lol..and why not...)

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      never ben married 4 years ago

      ImKarn - you're a top of the line "Poet" and this one spoke loud and clear! I understand the hubpages rules - but don't stop being YOU for anyone! Here's a list of things I noticed about you right away.

      1. Very sharp - you read "between" the lines when others leave comments and you pick up on what they try to hide!

      2. You write "clean" and easy to understand hubs which get right to the point. No confusion or running on words.

      3. You're as sweet to others as they are to you but when you need to be tuff you get tuff! I admire that.

      I love your poem and can't wait to read more from you my new friend!

      Cheers!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Alur: Eccentric? Who said? lol..Eccentric can be a compliment, my friend - altho it isn't a word normally applied to me, i notice..I get a lot of 'risque' or 'controversial', but - i find that kinda odd, because i just write about what interests me - and what interests me is justice...balance...truth...(chit like that..lol)..

      i love that people tell me how i've 'inspired' them to be write truer to 'self' - and i bet that the second they do so? Their writing will improve ten fold!

      Nice to see you again, Alur - please come again!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Rasta1: Ya think? Lol..

      i can pretend to be for a time...lol

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Your so sophisticated.

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      ALUR 4 years ago from USA

      OMG, you're too funny/bold and controversial: welcome to my world. Alas, the writing I do has not won me many friends nor do I intend for it to do so, but your bravado encourages me to march forward even when I am deemed "Eccentric"-I think that's a good thing. Now finding a male partner to contend with my Gemini traits and merge forward with me during turbulent times: that's what I"m writing about as I proceed into the tango of dating!

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      movielardatadare 4 years ago from Texas

      I was close! Okay, a fake ciggy. Thanks for clearing that up.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Movielardatadare: LOL - you don't get out much? Hilarious..it's a fake cigarette - with extra long holder, of course! It was last years halloween costume...(i left my magic wand at home that night..haha..)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Neverbeenmarried: I am honored, my new friend - by your kind words - and - i can promise that if you stay at the hub - your writing will automatically improve! Wanting to is the first step..(along with admitting it..)

      i admit it constantly...lol..

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      movielardatadare 4 years ago from Texas

      I'm curious, on your picture, is that a wand or a cigarette thingy? Or is it something else? You'll have to excuse me, I don't get out much.

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      never ben married 4 years ago

      You're brilliant ImKarn23, I love the response you gave to someone's comment on one of your hubs. You saw right through a liar who has deep seeded problems and doesn't tell the truth about mother and father. Well done. I admire you fellow hubber! Stop by and read my first hub. I'm not the greatest writer, but I hope to improve with time. Cheers! ;)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Bravewarrior: Lol..yes, thankfully..

      Some people are so miserable inside they need to share..

      i feel badly for her..

      i also wonder who she is..

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Apparently 'Carol' has crawled back under her rock with the rest of the snakes and trolls. Pretty is as pretty does, and honey, she ain't pretty!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @NeilSperling: I'll keep on being me but - you have to promise to come back - anyways!

      LOL..

      Thanks for the encouragement, Neil - i DO appreciate it!

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      Neil Sperling 4 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      :-)) Great hub.... keep on being you. YOU ROCK!!!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Born2care2001: Why thank you sir! I'd rather have talent any ole day!

      haha..

      I appreciate your support - believe it

      i care too, ya know - i'mkar'n...

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 4 years ago from Asheville NC

      Leslie, you are the Bomb (shell)?!

      It's one thing to win the HOTD and another all together another to have the talent to win it! You have that talent and so what if you're censored here or there? They (whoever they are) can't take your spirit, talent and gifts away!

      I so appreciate your writing.

      Bruce

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Nellieanna: You have taught me something today - and i thank you for that..

      Love this feature, dear - and will be by very shortly to visit!

      I seem to be busy typing up loose ends in the political arena...sadly...

      I'm exhausted from the fight, to be frank - but - injustice is injustice - no matter what field it's in..

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Hi, Leslie! Hope it's a good day for you!

      I got weary of tracking new hubs of those I follow by email notifications so when I know I've time to visit some of them, I just go to "My Account", click "Following", then "Hubbers You Follow" - where one can select to view all alphabetically or click "recent hubs" which lists them by most recent hubs, which lists them even just minutes after they've published their latest, not after the wait for email notification. They're ALL listed there, too, with how many hours ago each of their hubs was published, so it's easy to choose which ones to view first and to prioritize as one chooses. We can't always go to everyone's latest hubs and some do look more enticing than others, etc. Once at their sites, it's simple to see the next most recent hubs of that hubber on their profile pages.

      And I still get the list of latest hubs via email; - but each email is only for that day's publications. Unless I kept up with them faithfully every day, - I'd need to open each daily email and go back and forth from it to visit each individual hub! This other way, the list of the most recent can be kept open while visiting their hubs.

      Anyway - I like the new profiles' way of listing either the "active" hubs - or if one chooses, all their own hubs, including the 'sleeping' ones right there. The way I operate: not trying for 'hits', not using 'key words' to get hits and some possible paltry pay, - well, frankly some of my best stuff is 'sleeping'! haha. Why should I hide them because Google may not prefer my topics and their random attendance? Shrug. :-)

      Anyway, you can visit any of my hubs anytime you've time & inclination! With 189 (to date) from which to choose, you'll surely always find one that's 'new' to you!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Nellieanna: Hello, my new/old friend - i don't know how we lost track of each other - i don't get emails for your hubs - for one thing...

      I'm so pleased that you found this humorous and tongue in cheek - exactly the sentiment it was written..

      Hoping to see much more of each other, dear...

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I'm so glad my earlier follow of you & your kind follow of me have led me to come over and browse your amazing, authentic hubs, Leslie.

      Authenticity is a major trait to be honored and respected, in my book, y'know. It means being true to oneself, whether or not others approve or applaud. It's the real 'real' - whether or not The Velveteen Rabbit' found his reality in that way! People I know who are r-e-a-l have found it by holding true to themselves in trying circumstances, among critics and detractors.

      I shoulda known I'd like you since so many of my favoritest people on HP hold you in high regard - and they're authentic folks with a good eye for 'real'.

      This hub is hilarious! I must tell you that I get only reluctant, at best, recognition, if any, from the powers-that-be; -- but people seem to enjoy my stuff. Isn't that what a writer most craves? (wink) -- (or - - maybe something else that powers-that-be don't even have to offer).

      Variety is the spice and you're a one-woman spice collection! Hugs.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CharlesHilton: LOL - their heads' implode and their mouths EXplode! haha..

      You're an intelligent man - who can still keep his sense of humor in this so-not-funny world - i like that in a man! lol

      AND - you think i can write - i like that too!

      As far as the gurney ride goes - somehow - me thinks you were prouder of that 'tent' than you let on...lol...

      Sigh...as intelligent as a man may be - boys will still be boys..

      and - that's what makes ya so much fun to play with..

      omg..

      lol

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      Charles Hilton 4 years ago

      P.S. ~ I don't think Carol even read the text of your hub, otherwise she would have gotten the joke---well, maybe not. Probably not.

      I left for various reasons; ennui and laziness not least among them. lol

      And I don't like posting poetry because of internet thieves and plagiarists.

      It got to the point that I spent my last months on here just occasionally commenting on random hubs and I saw no point in that.

      Besides, my hubs were pedestrian at best and not the stuff of real writers, so I figured there was no point in continuing the charade.

      I prefer commenting anyway; it's way more fun. I still get to compliment good work and poo-poo the crap. And the occasional stroll as a troll on some conservative nit-wit's comment thread is always good for a laugh or two---their head imploding when the unwelcome weight of logic meets the cozy vacuum inside. lol

      'How' was easy. I merely notified them with my intentions and they e-mailed me with a questionnaire to make sure I didn't leave because of them, which I didn't. I informed them it was for personal reasons.

      And 'where' was from my lair at the penthouse. Ol' Hef needed me to babysit a while, and man, were they babes! Ran out of Viagra in one weekend.

      Ended up on a gurney rolling to the ER under a sheet that looked like a tent when viewed from the side---if ya know what I mean. :P

      So, who needs HubPages, write...errr...right?

      Keep the faith, Gorgeous. xoxo

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Xstatic: A girl could use a friend like you, X..

      come to think of it - so could a guy!

      lol..

      thanks VERY much!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Came back by to reinforce all the good things people have said in these myriad comments. If there were any negative ones among them, I vehemently disagree!

      Keep on keeepin' one!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @CharlesHilton: My friend...i've just been advised to leave hubpages myself - but - it would be sooooo difficult - and then - here you are - telling me that you left!

      Would you mind terribly telling me why? and how? and where?

      lol..

      or...Everything?

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      Charles Hilton 4 years ago

      LMAO...bravo, ImKarn23.

      A writers' website would have to be based outside of the U.S. to not be so uptight and prudish.

      I left HubPages, but, I'm glad I can still read your hubs.

      By the way; sexy pic! ;~)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @TheChronicler: Ah, chronicler, you make my day with your comment!

      Write what makes you happy - don't write under the constraint of what YOU think THEY think is ok - that's what everyone does!

      Dare to be YOU - which is the best you can do!

      i don't have 'gut's - i'm just a libra who believes in basic justice, morals, and not hurting or killing everything we touch!

      clearly - my expectations are FAR too high..lol

      so - i often giggle uncontrollably - what's up with that, eh?

      Have a great evening, sir!

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      thechronicler 4 years ago

      Don't worry; I will keep dragging my butt over here to read the rest of your hubs LOL

      Your writing brings people's attention to what the sheeple and the status quo would rather pretend is not going on, and that takes guts! It's given me some inspiration to think about writing less safe and boring.

      Fun fact: In some churches, it's considered a compliment to be called "sheep." Go figure.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @AHorseback: i am all choked up, Cowboy! Beautiful 'Friend' tribute and i am honored - or - honoured as we say in Canada!

      Knowing you - i'm pretty sure your wife is AMAZING - and knows of your heart, generosity - and high principles!

      Thank you again, my friend - i think i need to put this somewhere special...

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      My Leslie

      You Win ! Leslie ......what can I do but quivver

      and whisper Leslie in your ear

      Don't worry though my friends or my

      wife have no fear

      Leslie is a woman with a charm

      a charm all her own

      She can rock the rock of ages

      thats what she has shown

      I think she is awesome though

      so different from ole me

      But I wish she was my nieghbor

      I'd let her drink for free

      Just to see her spirit or laugh

      at her devilish antics

      Maybe even give a scare give some

      people the frantics

      I think I'd love to watch her though

      as she lives at high speed

      Nothing..... like this woman IMKarn

      with a spirit like Leslie freed......:-}

      Have I told you you're one of my hero's!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DeborahBrooks: I'm guilty of title titillation - please forgive me, Deb!

      lol

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie.. the title did get my attention.. you are so funny.. love your poem as usual

      Blessing and sharing

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MickeySr: LOL...You'll be rich, my friend - keep up those 'inviting' tit-les - i mean titles...LOL...

      With that title - you better hold on tight in order to weather the expected stampede!

      Cause honest to god - that 'sparian' stuff..or..'sarian' - or whatever?

      Probably wouldn't have quite the same draw, eh?

      Lol

      Hubs, Uncky Micky

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      MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      "I don't think her agenda was to help improve my writing"

      . . . yes, a comment like that can only be self-serving - hope she feels all better now. And, I understand your less than comfortable feeling with "honey boo boo" in your title, no matter what the actual content was - however, embrace it . . . I'm currently writing a hub just now about the distinctions between an infra-lapsarian and a supra-lapsarian foundation to one's eschatological view - I'm calling it "Free Beer & Naked Boobs Inside".

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MickeySr: Thank you Uncle Mickey! Consider yourself clarified - altho - we already knew what you meant..

      As you said so eloquently - nobody likes everything they read - we are all individuals, but - in carol's case - call me crazy but i don't think her agenda was to help improve my writing...lol..

      I also know what you mean about hubs that you're not 'invested in' getting attention - i wrote one on honey boo boo's show beating BOTH rep and dem conventions on cable tv - and i was SO ashamed to even have her name in my list of hubs that i wanted to erase it!

      BUT - IT KEEPS GETTING TONS OF VIEWS - and - i am sacrificing my principles by keeping it up..

      LOL..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @DanaTeresa: It's in my nature to feel compassion for a soul that is so...angry- and clearly yours as well, Dana!

      i do hope carol comes back - whoever she may be - and i do hope we can build some kind of bridge..

      She'd be sooo much happier on this side of it..

      Maybe sub-consciously she already knows this..

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @LordDeCross: Oh, Lord - is that possible? Wouldn't that be interesting..

      i just cannot see a complete stranger logging on here for...that express purpose..

      i wish i could say it didn't bother me...

      Thanks so much for your support - LORD knows i appreciate it!

      (LOL...Lord help me...OG)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @FaithReaper: i am overwhelmed, Faith!

      While i always knew i was 'home' here at the hub - i had no idea just what an incredible - even AMAZING - bunch we truly are! If only the outside world could see what goes on here - and learn something!

      It matters not what color - what party - what topic - we ALLOW each other to be themselves - and i for one - am very grateful!

      Now - can we forget stoopid carol before she scoops a hotd OR The C&CHotY! geez...

      huge HUBS, my friend...

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      MickeySr 4 years ago from Hershey, Pa.

      . . . I would just like to, if I may, be clear about this; I am not one who thinks we ought not share what we don't like about something, that we should only praise or keep quite about our opinion. To me, honest critical thinking will result in not liking everything that crosses your path, plain & simple - and I think as adults we are boneheads to assume everything we do will be adored by all . . . so, to me, expressing that you don't really like or 'get' something someone else likes or 'gets', or has done, is fine. I think The Eagles are lame and I think "Pretty Woman" is crap - and everybody likes The Eagles and "Pretty Woman" . . . I am very familiar with people not agreeing with me or liking just what I like, and I can handle that.

      My problem with 'Carol' is that she didn't address anything she disagreed with or didn't like, she just judged another's heart announcing Leslie to be both arrogant and unamazing . . . no explanation, no suggestion, no anything but a personal insult. And, I wonder if the great list of those praising this hub that followed after this hub isn't what nudged 'Carol' to declare the author is not so amazing . . . I have a good number of hubs that I was/am quite pleased with that have few comments, yet I see some hubs that I count to be so-so at best collect all manner of praise - that can be frustrating, I understand that, but to sling personal insults at someone, from the shadows, who you (we assume) don't actually know, because everyone else likes what they do, is an ugly kind of bullying . . . and I personally, have always had little tolerance for punks who get something out of trying to harm others.

      Like I said, I just wanted to be clear.

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      I can not help to chime in about "Carol's" comment.... Everyone is entitled to an opinion. BUT they are not entitled to belittle others with it.If Carol wants to express her opinion she could at least do it in a constructive way. It is ignorant and immature to simply criticize for the sake of doing it.... I happen to like Leslie's work very much. Sometimes the style might be a bit too abrasive for my liking, but I always appreciate the message and the Lady behind it.... Carol, you should learn to express yourself as an educated adult. Rather than throwing a stone and running away, engage your opponent. You will be a better person for it.

      LESLIE - keep doing what you do!

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      "Carol" by getting your IP address and your wording, we can tell if you are a guy or a disgruntled hubber. I recommend Leslie to be true to her words and never change. Carol please!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Awesome Leslie!!!

      I just had to come back and say . . . once again AWESOME, and we all know it, except . . . carol? Boo carol, whomever you are!

      Leslie, I believe this one may go viral!!! Wouldn't that be a hoot! That's what we say in southern USA. It's a good thing.

      All of this speaks volumes to all, doesn't it dear one . . . no doubt.

      I am so thrilled for all of the support here, as you deserve it . . . just for being true to yourself.

      Most creative and clever hubber of the year Hubbie Award - is there such, does anyone know . . .

      In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Carolinemd21: Good sunday morning, Caroline! I have nowhere to go and the rest of my life to get there - so - i'm not planning on changing too much..

      where would i even begin, anyways..

      lol

      Thanks for dropping in, Caroline!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Arb: OM(fooking)G - NOW i have to compete with nameless faceless, ball-less carol - for HOTD???

      This day is fast going downhill..lol

      Arb - may i introduce you to MickeySr?

      You two should get along famously....haha...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Carol7777: You are adorable for stopping in to make sure we don't think it was you!

      Never thought it for a second, Carol!!!

      You just don't seem the type who has to sneak up from behind and stab someone in the back without provocation and then run away like a coward!

      me thinks we'll never know who 'carol' really is - and - i'm not going to give it another thought!

      It's not worthy...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Marcoujor: Not for long, i fear...lol...read up!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MickeySr: LOL...guffaw...mad giggle(which you probably recognize..)..

      Shhhh...let's keep any and all attributes - perceived or real - on the down low, eh, Mickey? There's a mad carol - and many more like her - running amok looking to seek out and destroy all souls with even a modicum of self-respect or self-worth..

      Silly me - i should have APOLOGIZED to poor carol - for offending her in this manner and step back into anonymity - where SHE lives - and where i would be safe from her kind - but obviously envious of all leslies, marias, marties, mickeys...etc..

      ps. The girls are right about you Mickey - they've definitely got your cue-ball number! Just remember old man- i give as good as i get, AND - sometimes i play dirty and cry!

      Don't say you haven't been warned..

      And...thanks for your support!

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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

      LOL Great hub! I hate censorship of any kind. Keep doing what you're doing. It will get you everywhere. Lots of love! :)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @MartieCoetser: Good morning, Martie! (puff,puff,pass...lol)..

      LOL...You are 'fooking'( to steal a maria-ism...) ha-ha-halarious - and i'm all in for the beach salsa - i'll have mine on tortilla chips please..

      just left a little novella on your hub, dear!

      Thanks for the pic-comp, you sweet thang, you - it was halloween 2 years ago - and there was spooky good lighting...lol...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      @Marcoujor: Maria- is the hub not the most amazing place?

      Thank you, my friend for you support - and protection...LOL..

      Off to find my dancing shoes, dear - be right with you!

      And a 1, and a 2...

      HUBSXX

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Who is this Carol? How can she comment with no identity?

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      arb 4 years ago from oregon

      I see that you have become responsible for Carol becoming a celebrity here on hub pages. Her eloquence, although confined by the brevity of a one liner, has obviously set her on a road for hub-land immortality. I've little doubt that you have inadvertently contributed to her unfolding popularity and consequently, I believe her escalating notoriety will cause her to reflect upon her rise from unknown and invisible to candidate for HOTD. Are one liners qualified? I hope so. It would be a shame for so griping a literary indictment to simply die in a comment box. Then again, comment boxes are a much easier place to vanish in obscurity than in an actual hub. I can only hope that she will direct us to a hub so that our ignorance regarding "amazing" can be rectified.

      I for one am her newest fan; so many just come to praise, but Carol, Carol comes to unpraise. What an original idea. She is "amazing".

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Oh carol7777, you are a sweetheart and not afraid to show your beautiful face. I am so sorry if I hurt your feelings...my own sister's name is Carol and she is as kind as can be as well.

      So as the song by Meatloaf goes...TWO OUTTA THREE AIN'T BAD.

      Hugs to Carol and Leslie, oh and you too chucklehead, Maria