To get you in the proper mood, we must first remind you of all the intellectual thrills we’ve provided in the past. Our earlier contests were: #1 (Creationism is to evolution as _____ is to _______), followed by #2 (The typical Discoveroid’s next job will be _______), and then #3 (The Discoveroids are the dregs of _____), and then #4 (The creationists’ biggest lie is _____), and then #5 (Can _____ be defended using only scientific terms?, and then #6 (What shall we call a creationist toilet camera?), and then #7 (Credible evidence for the intelligent designer’s existence would be: ____), and most recently #8 (Devise an acronym — the individual letters of which are the initial letters of words that disparage the Discoveroids’ theory).
Today’s challenge was inspired by something we’ve mentioned a few times before (on days when there was no news at all), and that’s the strange announcement by the Discoveroids that appeared at their creationist blog in mid-January: Censor of the Year: Who Will It Be? That post was written by David Klinghoffer, the Discoveroids’ journalistic slasher and poo flinger, and he’s been promoting the subject ever since.
The suspense generated by Klinghoffer’s brilliant scheme and the Discoveroids’ powerful public relations effort has … well, it seems to have put the whole galaxy to sleep.
Today, at the start of what he imagines will be an unprecedented explosion of publicity, Klinghoffer has (at last!) released the long-awaited announcement. No one cares — probably not even the person Klinghoffer named. As is appropriate to the occasion, your Curmudgeon will neither name the “winner” nor link to the Discoveroids’ announcement.
But sometimes, nothing can be transformed into something. Indeed, there are times when doing exactly that is the biggest part of a blogger’s job. Therefore, taking our inspiration where we can — in this case from utter nothingness — we present your challenge, dear reader. This one won’t be easy:
You know the rules: You may enter the contest as many times as you wish, but you must avoid profanity, vulgarity, childish anatomical analogies, etc. Also, avoid slanderous statements about individuals. Feel free to comment on the entries submitted by others — with praise, criticism, or whatever — but you must do so tastefully. That’s the really challenging part of these contests — being tasteful.
Your Curmudgeon will decide if there’s a winner, and whenever we get around to it we’ll announce who the winner is. There is no tangible prize — as always in life’s great challenges, the accomplishment is its own reward. We now throw open the comments section, dear reader. Go for it!
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