Saturday, April 07, 2007

2nd Annual Easter Egg Competition

This year we had several more entrants than Big Dad and White Lightning. Also entered are Rx, TiVo, the Fair Maiden, The Great Dane, D$, and the newest addition to the family, Miss NJ.

Vote for your favorite egg. Of course, no Sanjia voting is allowed. Comments are welcome, please sign your name within the comment if you choose not to log on.

Voting will be open for Easter Sunday and possible Monday.

Voting closed by the commish at 9:40pm EDT, Monday, April 9, 2007

Before I post the results, I would like to thank all the artists who contributed this year. The trash talking was at times intense, but the spirit of the season clearly showed as the collaborative criticism from other artists inspired all.

A ruling: Katie and Luke, 1 or 2 votes. After taking into account input from clearly biased parties, I have decided to award 2 votes. When does life begin? Clearly at conception. As to the plea that Luke is incapble of voting due to lack of a maturity... This was certainly a compelling arguement, but upon examination of the other voter's maturity levels, I would have had to disqualify all of them if I disqualifed Luke.

And the winner is: Earth with 11 votes and double the number of comments of the nearest competitor. Congratulations Jacob B. Monk (Rx)

In 2nd place, Lady with a bum knee by Karl Monk (BigDad) Clearly, this was the most creative use of green material. Should have won.

Tied for 3rd,
Devil, Andrew Monk (White Lightning)
Sun Up Sun Down, Emily Rozo (the Fair Maiden)
Laid and Egg, Dana Smiddy (The Great Dane)

Receiving no votes, but commanding adoring comments was Melon Patch by Emily Rozzo, the inspiration for Lady with a bum knee by Karl Monk. But, as we all know, critical acclaim is useless if you don't get the vote.

The intelligence of the voters clearly showed thru. The gratuitous pandering to the voters in Laid and Egg (thought to be a sure winner in the geographically centric voting population of Chicago) and the emotional Livestrong (a cheap plea for the sympathy vote).

All others: honorable mention (meaning they sucked, but I must remain politically correct.) People awarded honorable mention (stinking up the place) were Mary Monk (TiVo); and Danny Monk (D$).

A special thanks to the contestant traveling the greatest distance, Miss NJ, Jody Ferrell. (while clearly a rookie, she shows promise.)


Coca Cola

Sun Up Sun Down

Turtle, voting closed on Turtle, make comments on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle


Laid an Egg

Holy St. Peter and Snowball



Lady with a bum knee

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

The Melon Patch


Basket of Eggs

Project Runway

The Last Supper

A Handful