Dude, “I” won the caption contest
Imagine this blogger’s sweet surprise when waking up this morning to find that I won the Wicked Bugs caption contest with this little gem right here:
But one entry stood out above the rest. By effortlessly acknowledging the essence of both Will’s character and the content of Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs in a palatable and succinct handful of words — c’mon, brevity, people! — local anonymous blogger Heraldo won our hearts with his awe-inspiring entry, “So that’s what’s living in my beard.” Ding ding ding! Bravo.
That’s when the conflict arose. How can a prize — in this case a collection of books by Humboldt authors — be awarded/delivered to a shadowy, identity-less figure who only dwells in the safety of cyberspace? Tough one. So. We hate to have our first Seven-O-Heaven contest end mired in controversy but, sorry Heraldo — the referee has reversed his decision.
Hopes? Crashed. Dreams? Burned. The prize — a stack of awesome books by even awesomer local authors? Snatched from my outstretched hands. They’re giving them to Mitch, who left his (second best) winning entry right here on the Humboldt Herald.
However, all is not lost. A gift certificate for a free sundae at Bon Boneire awaits yours truly at the NCJ offices. I just have to, you know, go get it.
But waitasecond. NCJ editor Ryan Burns came on here and wagged his editorial finger at those who posted their clever captions on the Herald without forwarding them to the NCJ.
Hey, y’all, these are funny. Just so’s you know, this contest works kinda like Sundance: you gotta submit ‘em to the official judging body (the Journal, in this case) in order for them to be considered official entries. Unlike Sundance, we’re relatively indiscriminate — we accept just about everything.
So the Herald is like Slamdance in this (admittedly lousy) analogy.
Huh. Either Burns and Seven-O-Heaven got their wires crossed or this is a wicked plot to bring down the Herald.