“Hello-o-o-o, evry-bud-deeeee! This is your old pal Grover, with aynother contest, that’s right, ay nice contest, mm-hmm!”
If Sesame Street’s cute-and-loveable, fuzzy-little Grover decided to write a blog, what would he name it? Or if naturalist Charles Darwin had a blog, how would he entitle it? Or how about heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali? Or Scottish inventor Alexander Graham Bell? You decide! I think enough of us had enough fun with last month’s contest that it’s time for another one.
- Choose someone fairly famous and completely dead (puppets, cartoon personalities, and characters from novels are all eligible). Someone with an unfamous name, but who did something famous, also counts.
- Describe the person in one phrase (e.g. “who invented eraser-topped pencils”, or “first European in Tasmania”).
- Give a humorous, fitting (or ironic) blog title.
- Bonus: Give that person’s username.
- If you supply a username, you’re an automatic winner! Provide me with a word, and I’ll use it in a limerick. New limericks go up on each date divisible by seven, and all limericks are kept on my “Limericks of the Turtle” page.
Like last time, I will seek out approximately two dozen non-blogging acquaintances to judge the entries. Judges will be asked to pick the entry that is funniest to them.
- First prize: Again, like last time, I will write 500 words on the topic of the winner’s choice.
- Second prizes: See rules 4 and 5 above. Please provide your limerick word along with your entry.
Saturday morning, April 26, at 07 00 Eastern Standard Time. Winner to be announced by Sunday evening.
I can hardly wait!