Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Whew! I had my Plushenko "I was robbed" speech all ready. This is much better. First, I'd like to thank Uncle Karl for organizing and hosting and the academy of voters for your support and spirited comments. To the Monk boys, thanks for dating and/or marrying such worthy competitors (but, seriously, if you're not to attached to them, feel free to find some less talented lady friends before next Easter). Finally, to my son Luke, I'd like to apologize. It's possible I overreacted when you GRABBED MY PINK PIG EGG AND DUNKED IT IN THE BLUE DYE. See? It all turned out okay. Mommy takes her crafting very seriously (but you know that already).
Sincerely humble in victory,
P.S. I'm starting to think about next year's competition. Perhaps a Touchdown Jesus submission is in order? It would be both seasonally appropriate and awesome...
7:32 AM, April 06, 2010
Monday, April 05, 2010
While garnering several first place votes, the lack of caption creativity really distrubed several of the voters. Remember grasshopper, PIE: performance, image, exposure. Popular due to the multiple use of eggs. Nice job.
The Injured Citizen by Bo Thorgren
Sympathy and Emotion reigned throughout the comments. Serious concern for the citizen's well being continue at this hour.
Jake and Lacee by Jake Monk and Lacee Landers
The Lander's group showed strong providing the only vote for these eggs. It's good to know the boy has support and approval from the people that count. All in all, a pathetic vote count but a very popular entry among the women.
White House Crashers by Mary Monk
Winner of the 'Current Events' category. Wait a minute, I decide the categories. Who is this Christine that voted and is naming categories? … continuing, Aunt Tammy wants to give an award in the 'Creativity' category, then disrespects the egg saying it isn't worthy of her vote. Winning the "I know how to make my vote count" Lacee Landers votes for Jake Monk's mother's entry. (wow that was alot of possessives strung together, Katie, did I get that correct?)
Twilight Zone by Grandma and Casey
Jelly Bean shoes are all the rage. What I don't understand is Casey only voted it as a 2nd place. I actually thought this looked like a Rose Bowl float.
Sebastian the Ibis by Momma Landers, Lacee, collaboration: Jake
A solid overall 2nd place winner. Rare for a new force to excel at this level. Not a surprising result from what I hear of the Landers clan. Coming in 2nd in the "Most Comments" category, this entry generated significant interest in the areas of subject matter and artistic merit. Comments ranged from vicious to educational with considerable school pride surfacing. [alas, no comments of Norte Dame, but the sun will come up on touchdown Jesus] Finally, Katie, an 'un-vote' does not subtract from the vote total [roll tide].
The Terrible Egg-cident by Rob Thorgren
A divide between the sexes on this one. It received male votes and female concern for the poor rider. Andrew's reputation lives on as the one most likely to have his head busted, but I suspect Sam may steal the crown.
Cheerleader by Lacee Landers
Can you believe it? The most beautiful entry, widely acclaimed, a hit with the women… and no votes.
Special Delivery by Sam Thorgren
Luke and Sam remain tight with Luke supplying a vote for Sam's entry. What can you say, blood is thicker than… A very popular entry receiving comments about use of color and props.
Cheerleader and Sebastian the Ibis by Momma Landers, Lacee, collaboration: Jake
A creative entry combining individual entries to make another entry. [Katie, can I use 'entry' 3x in the same sentence?]
Doot da doot da dooo dooo by Jody Farrell
A wildly popular entry soliciting considerable admiration from the voters for attention to detail while simultaneously evoking nightmares. Miss New Jersey, showing strong, will be a force to recon with in future years. Watch out Katie!
Egg Chopper by Doug Demaree and Sam Thorgren
Uncle Doug, how does it feel to have someone say you have a 'young creative mind'? A popular entry receiving a 1st and 3rd place vote.
Egg McTwist by Mary Monk
It was an Olympic year. The voters remain excited about the victory. [remember Cananda and USA split in hockey] Considerable staging and effort [read Dad does photoshop] went into the making of this creation. Congratulations for earning a solid 2nd place finish.
EIEIO by Katie Bowlby with Special Ass't: Luke Bowlby
The winner in the 'Most Comments' category with 23 comments, EIEIO, set the standard [once again] for the 2010 Easter Egg event. Soliciting votes from as far away as Korea, this winner of the 2010 contest blew away the competition. Twenty, yes 20, 1st place votes is a record that may never be broken.
stEGGasaurus by Uncle Doug Demaree
A popular entry. Winner of the "Best Caption" award. Congratulations, Uncle Doug!
Spring Bike Ride home from the market (see the flower in the bike's basket) by Lauren Loew
Obviously popular with the woman, Lauren's entry received positive comments for the eyes and romantic kudos. Great use of scenery.
Blue Suede Shoes by Mary Monk
The guitar stole Elvis's show. Elvis has left the refrigerator.
Papa Dougie by Natalie Thorgren
While receiving no votes, this entry still evoked comments telling us that Uncle Doug remains popular.
Eggtomom: What was I thinking? by Robin Demaree
A creative and topical entry. One of my favorites, if I were to vote. Wins the "Best Display of Color" award.
LL + JM (third grade love) Do you like me? Check yes or no by Lacee Landers
Winner of the "Best Caption" award, this egg received no votes and the least # of comments. Sometimes less is more. A great story in the making.
Kenny's GF has an accident by Karl Monk
A complete mystery, no votes. An exceptional entry that was under valued. [wait, that was my entry, should I retract my comments: no]
Mr. T: I pity the fool by Doug Demaree
Another popular enty for comments but not votes. Many 'sentences' were offered in admiration for this entry.
Lightning McQueen as himself by Doug Demaree
Two 1st place votes. Nice showing by Uncle Doug in this year's event. We seem to be missing entries from Uncle Bob. [given how sensitive Uncle Bob is, I know this comment will eat him up.]
Oh my God, am I done yet? I think so. Happy Easter and may 2010 bless us all!
1 An Eggcellent Celebration Natalie Thorgren
2 Snowman Jake Monk
3 The Injured Citizen Bo Thorgren
4 Jake and Lacee Jake Monk and Lacee Landers
5 White House Crashers Mary Monk
6 Twilight Zone Grandma and Casey
7 Sebastian the Ibis Momma Landers, Lacee, collaboration: Jake
8 The Terrible Egg-cident Rob Thorgren
9 Cheerleader Lacee Landers
10 Special Delivery Sam Thorgren
11 Cheerleader and Sebastian the Ibis
12 Doot da doot da dooo dooo Jody Farrell
13 Egg Chopper Doug Demaree and Sam Thorgren
14 Egg McTwist Mary Monk
15 EIEIO Katie Bowlby
16 stEGGasaurus Doug Demaree
17 Spring Bike Ride home from
19 Papa Dougie Natalie Thorgren
20 Eggtomom: What was I thinking?
21 LL + JM (third grade love) Do you like me? Check yes or no
22 Kenny's GF has an accident Karl Monk
23 Mr. T: I pity the fool Doug Demaree
24 Lightning McQueen as himself
Sunday, April 04, 2010
The voting is now open. Remember the rules!
Let me know if I missed something.
Remember, post your name and a comment. Comments worthy and interesting may garner bonus points for the entrant.
Saturday, April 03, 2010
Some of my favorite comments and decisions from prior years:
All time favorite, the Katie/Luke ruling from 2007:
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.
Ah, then in 2008, the controversial happened:
And the winner is: Butterfly
(super delegate voting is never fully understood, but very effective in manipulating results)
... Stay tuned, final eggs are arriving.