Saturday, January 26, 2008

And the winner is...

This one caused a lot of heated debate here at Casa del Calamaro. Everyone laughed out loud at Claymore's entry — and then apologized profusely for doing so. In the end it came down to Giraffe, who wrote a really tight and funny little piece, or Rachel, who really got into the role, setting up and delivering a terrific ending. Ergo, in the final analysis...

Aw, heck, it's a tie. Giraffe, come on down to claim your prize. Rachel, "K" insists on picking out your prize personally, so be afraid. Be very afraid.

Now, as for this week's Friday Challenge: remember, what we're looking for is your best rant about driving. Pro, con, about yourself or about all those other idiots who are out there on the road and in your way; or maybe you just want to tell us a story about some adventure you once had with some unforgettable car you once owned. For example, way back in the day I owned an old air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, and one day I accidentally proved that those old VWs really could float.

But that's a story for another time. What we're looking for now is your story.

To enter the contest, either post your story in the Comments for this blogbit, post it on your own blog or website and post a link here, or if you don't have a blog or website and your entry runs afoul of one of Haloscan's secret limits (we discover new ones every week), you can always send it to me and I'll convert it to PDF and post it for all to see. As always, we're playing for what's behind Door #2, the contest will be judged by the official Friday Challenge rules, which bear more than a passing resemblance to those for Calvinball, and even if you don't enter, you are encouraged to comment on and vote for your favorites among the other entries. Also, as of right now, I have a new thought: shall we make the winner of one week's contest the Celebrity Co-Judge of the next week's contest?