After four weeks of possum in the headlights looks, and one week of hurried creation that would make the Saturday Night Live writers proud… the Fifth Annual Contest of Whatever has finally come to a conclusion. Friday we presented the eight official submissions my readers made for the contest, and this morning I will make two of you jump for joy in your jammies while making the other six of you want to go outside and kick a squirrel. Yes, I am about to announce this year’s winners!
I think this wound up being my most challenging CoW to date, and that’s largely because of the bizarre trio of images that wound up being randomly selected for what I thought would be a somewhat simple three-pronged batch of visual inspiration. It pretty much called for something silly and way outside the box of traditional thinking by default… but those of you who accepted the challenge managed to come through again! I was very happy with the results my readers were able to spit out with the unorthodox prompts, and you should be proud of yourselves for possessing an imagination that could even come up with such wacky genius!
OK, enough patting ourselves on the back for looking like fools on the internet! Let’s cut right to the chase and make the big announcements! Once again, the choice wasn’t easy… but it has been made, and barring future time travel capabilities, we will all have to live with the consequences. The overall winner of the 2018 Contest of Whatever is……………..
As with Juliette last year, Trisha’s persistence has finally paid off… and after two more than worthy entries in the previous two games, her submission this year stood above all the others in my mind! The story is completely fucked up, but all ties beautifully together… and I love that Luigi comes out on top over the overhyped Mario! There are so many crazy points to this story that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at numerous times while reading it despite the fact that my congestion turned laughs into coughing fits. Congrats, Trisha, and enjoy your first CoW crown!
OK, don’t fire off that nasty email telling me off just yet…. because there is still one more player to get their just
desserts reward! There’s a random winner still to find… and being about as unpredictable as a Big Ben, we’re going to find that lucky second chance winner the same way as always! Trisha
- Faith Hope Chocolate
- Mandy White
Above you see the order each entry appeared in during Friday’s post. Those will be your lucky numbers to root for as Mitzi chooses the random winner!
Oh, I see Mitzi has recruited her new daughters to help out with the drawing. I guess that’s OK, as long as they don’t get any jelly stains all over the cards. As you can see, I have the cards through the number eight laid out in front of our helpers, with the ace removed for Trisha. Now, I’m going to shuffle the cards until I can’t possibly have any idea where any card is located and place the deck back down on the table…
ZEEBA: YAY! Cardback rides!!!!
BEARCAT: Silly Zeeba! We can’t turn over the top card if you’re standing on top of it!
ZEEBA: Maybe I don’t wanna turn it over!
BEARCAT: But you must! Or someone out there is going to get ripped off!
ZEEBA: They’re gonna get ripped off anyway! Have you seen the shit in ES’s shop?
MITZI: Oh noes! Where’s Mommy’s bottle of body wash to put in my baby grrl’s dirty little mouth?
ZEEBA: Oops! (Hops off the cards) OK, let’s turn it over together, Sis!
And the second chance winner is……………….
Congrats to Pam, who also had a great story for the contest even if she herself didn’t believe it was very good! From the Green Guy in The Mario People to Mr. T and his prized piggy living out their fantasy… it was a nonstop ride of unbelievable lunacy! And The Nest wouldn’t want it any other way…
So Trisha and Pam may waltz on over to my Cafepress shop and dig though the archaic and irrelevant relics to find something valued at $20USD or less that they would like sent to them on The Nest’s tab. You may request something that already exists there, or if there is something on my blog (that is not copyrighted to someone else) that you’d like me to put on a $20 or less product for you, just let me know and that can also be arranged. Just shoot me an email with your requests and an address to send your prize to. Happy hunting, and congrats!
And of course there are the traditional CoW badges that most of you won’t be brave enough to show off on your blogs! For the winners…
And for those of you like participation trophies…
A big round of applause to everyone who was able to step up and turn what at first seemed like a non-event into a legitimately crazy Contest of Whatever! Even if you will be going home with only a crappy badge, you are all winners in my book for being good sports and for entertaining my annual crazy notion by using the dark side of your noggins! And with two brand new winners once again, those of you who are still prizeless can have high hopes for next year! Thanks to everyone who made this year’s event a success, and we’ll do this again next February! Lord only knows what I may come up with in 2019….