Contest winners!

Posted by · 10:37 am · January 10th, 2009

Congratulations to Eunice, Rob, Justin Gonzalez and Jordan Raup for winning this week’s trio of contests!

The haiku competition brought in the most entries.  It was the easiest to enter but it showed a love for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” amongst our readership to say the least.  Before mentioning the two winners, I have to give shout outs to Andrew L., for telling the whole story of the film with a series of haikus, and EVE, for writing all of her haikus backwards as well as forward.  Very creative.  But ultimately I settled on entries from Eunice and Rob:

What if winter comes,
In the spring of discontent?
What then, happens next?

How sad life would be
To die without the chance to
Reminisce of Youth

The “Dark Knight” contest, meanwhile, brought in a slew of contestants.  I was impressed by a number of Batman memorabilia collections (props to Diego ortiz for organizing his collection in the shape of a Bat) and wardrobe ensembles.  But the winner became clear early on.  It takes some dedication to commit the Bat to your skin for life, and Justin has the ink to prove it:

Dark Knight tattoo

And finally, Jordan was quickest to the punch, correctly answering our “WALL-E” triva question on the origins of the film way back in the summer of 1994.

Congratulations once again to the winners!  Emails will be sent shortly requesting mailing addresses.

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12 responses so far

  • 1 1-10-2009 at 12:06 pm

    Chris said...

    That guy should get his money back for that tattoo. Didn’t do a very good job on that one.

  • 2 1-10-2009 at 12:56 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Didn’t realize you were such a tat expert, Chris. Looks just fine to me. Not that your opinion is the one that matters when it comes to another guy’s tattoo.

    Sorry, I just get irritated when people criticize body art on others. It betrays a strange quality, not sure what.

  • 3 1-10-2009 at 1:35 pm

    EVE said...

    Thanks for the honourable mention for my backwards haikus, and Congratulations to all the winners of these contests!


  • 4 1-10-2009 at 2:18 pm

    Scott Ward said...

    Thanks for having the contests Kris.

    Hopefully this will become an annual event here at IC?????

  • 5 1-10-2009 at 3:35 pm

    Grant Cooper said...

    Will the competitions be open to people outside of USA?

  • 6 1-10-2009 at 8:50 pm

    Xavier said...

    No offense, but my brother, sister, and I don’t much like/understand the first haiku.

    But the second one is good!
    Well done, Rob.

  • 7 1-10-2009 at 9:45 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Play on “winter of discontent.” I liked it.

  • 8 1-11-2009 at 10:23 am

    Chad said...

    Unless that guy is Popeye, I can’t quite figure out where that is on his arm. Shouldn’t I be seeing an elbow? What’s going on here?

  • 9 1-11-2009 at 10:25 am

    BurmaShave said...

    Tapley, if he’s going to get a tattoo, it might as well be good. That looks like some trashy prison bullshit, you know exactly what Chris was talking about.

  • 10 1-11-2009 at 11:17 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Chad: Haha. It’s on his leg.

    Burma: There’s that quality again. Maybe it’s just “asshole” I’m looking for. But no, really, I don’t know what he’s talking about. Regardless of your opinion of the tattoo’s quality, though, getting that kind of ink shows the level of commitment to the character and film that I was looking for in a winner, so this discussion is stupid and mean-spirited for no reason. Typical of the internet.

  • 11 1-11-2009 at 1:59 pm

    THE Diego Ortiz said...

    I think what Chris and BurmaShave are trying to say is that THE Diego Ortiz should have won the contest.

  • 12 1-11-2009 at 11:34 pm

    BurmaShave said...

    Yeah Tapley I didn’t mean to shit on someone you were singling out for your site, I just saw the picture and then saw you jumping down Chris’s throat, but yeah, in this context I was being a dick.