LOLCreashun Finalists and Winners
Posted on November 20, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 68 Comments
First, you people made it hard to pick a winner of the LOLCreashun contest. There were too many Coke-through-the-nostrils moments to count. My sinuses hate you all.
That said, here are my finalists:
Here’s the runner up, from Yuri2356:
And here’s the winner, from Saswann:
Yuri2356 wins the signed paperback edition of The Android’s Dream; Saswann the signed, limited edition of The Ghost Brigades. Congratulations to you both! Now, e-mail me from the same e-mail addresses you used to register at Whateveresque with your mailing information, and I’ll pop these right out in the mail to you. I’ve already got the padded envelopes and everything.
Thank you to everyone who played along. I think this was the most fun Whatever contest evar. We’ll have to do another one soon.
The problem with doing another great contest is finding such a target rich environment with lots o’ great pictures to choose from. I mean, if one wanted to do an LOLContest of, say, U.S. Presidential candidates, with something like 350 days before the election, where would one find any candidates?
What! I can’t believe……….
Oh, wait, those are pretty good!
Congrats Yuri2356 & Saswann!
Thanks everyone else for the great laughs!
u know I neverz rite cuz iz over tweenz us when i catches u ritinz Collossians! u go rites them u likes them so much!
Super fun contest, and my keyboard hates you all. Hee!
Congrats Yuri2356 and Saswann, those were excellent. I mised Yuri’s the first time through, but that’s hillarious.
Hmm… I see John did not locally copy his photos. Opportunity for a bitter honorable mention to goatse scalzi.com?
Just call me the serpent in the tree. Tempt you I shall. :)
Those are great! Congrats to the winners!
You’re doing it wrong
Excellent choices. My favorite among non-winners/non-mentioned is Pixelfish’s “Raptor, Raptor, Raptor, Mushroom”.
And you guys all know, we’d have more fun contests like this if A.) Krissy was willing to go to the Post Office every other day, or B.) John was willing to go there himself. One of you needs to cater to our whimsy more.
I WUZ ROBD!!!!!! There will be no pr0n for YOU.
Christian’s kills me every time I see it.
The best image won – *applause*.
Ephesians – i didnts thinks we wuz exklusiv, honest babee
> Christian’s kills me every time I see it.
Thanks. I started a second one, and my wife happened to glance over at my computer monitor during the creation process. Her comment was “Oh gosh, you’re not going to post THAT, are you?”
You’ll just have to imagine what you missed (and John would have had to ban me anyways). Hee.
Grats to Yuri & Saswann!
Oh my gosh, that’s too funny!!! Love LOVE the Style Sheets one and Eyebeams. LMAO!!!
My favs were: Stylesheets and the Mordor one.
Good job people.
Congratulations! Everybody did such a great job. I enjoyed reading your entries.
Thanks for a fun contest! Best laughs of the year for me.
Why did you not warn us not to be drinking anything? Now I have to clean tea off my monitor!
Well jeez, now I feel all warm and fuzzy (though that might just be the flames of hell I’m feeling) address info is on it’s way.
Of all the ones I did, “Logic” was my personal favorite.
Most of the Martin Luther ones were pure gold:
“oh hai, ur doing it wrong”
“no you can’t has indulgences, not yrs”
“oh hai, i reformed ur church”
Other ones I liked that didn’t make it into the finals:
“oh hai galacktus, i haz prezent”
“god has a flavr”
“ceiling cat is watching you fatricide”
“And teh LORD gave unto them some awesome hash. . .”
I think I announced my favs in the Whatevereque, but at least two of them made it to finalist–Henstoz’s Style Sheets, and CheeseGimp’s Invisible Accordian. I kinda also wanted the Bumper Stickers on the Ark to place as well.
Nathan: Glad you liked Raptor Raptor Raptor. (That one took the longest, I think, of all mine.) I think it works best if you are running Badger Badger Badger in the background….
Yay! I’m an also-ran my first time out! Woo-hoo! Joy! Modified rapture!
Congrats, Andrew! (And danke. “O hai Galaktus, I haz prezent” was one of mine. )
w00t! I made the board! w00t w00t!
Great submissions, all, great contest!
My favorite was the style sheet (Hentosz, you rock!), but I’m glad to see Invisible Accordion on here, too. I also really liked “LOGIC: You’re Doing It Wrong.”
Perhaps my favorite of the ones not listed here was “Tax exempt status / I has it” which was funny in that ouch-oh-god way. Also, the Darwin sticker on the arc.
That was lots of fun!
My vote for the best of the ones above would be Zakur’s…Especially if he hadn’t had to move the words a bit to achieve it.
Is it now time to post our, “Too tasteless for the contest” entries?
Besides several mentioned above (and including PixelFish’s Mt. Fuji series, which classed up the joint when it was most needed ;-P), one I ‘specially kept chuckling over was “Invisible Tony Hawk,” by bitfidget. Completely right, visually, and completely silly. I imagined Noah’s sons — in robes and sandals — doing kickflips through the Ark aviary to keep from going crazy.
Great stuff, everybody. *high fives* *downs* *bumps* And thanks!
Christian, re your self-censorship: I believe a linky with an NSFW label is in order?
The very first Adam and the lamb one would have got my vote – Wait, somwun is coming. I lost my beverage at that one.
Jeff: I’m sorry for spelling your name wrong earlier. I thought I had it right. Shoulda double checked. (Glad you liked the Fuji series.)
I admit a weakness for the ceiling cat entries, too. But I don’t envy you having to choose.
I was amazed by the imagination of some of the entries. That was a well-deserved win for Saswann.
Aside: I’m glad you like the “Wait, somwun is coming” one, Jason. It was one of mine :-D
The best thing about this competition is that it made me stop lurking in the Whateveresque (my default habit) and actually post something again. I’ll have to keep that up, even if all I do is photoshop another board game for the OMW universe.
I just came here for the laughs, and got a little bit more. Wonderfull. : )
I loved most of the harp ones, and those with the wireframe-dino that was trying to hide/escape. The museum is funny enough on its own, but when it gets fed through the power of the internet the result is concentrated win.
Cheers to all!
So who’s going to travel to Kentuck’ and tape LOLDinos all over the museum?
Properly framed, the “Logic” one might go unnoticed for a while. TeeHeeHee.
Those were great. All the finalists richly earned their spots, and most of the others were contendas too. Besides the ones already mentioned, I liked the diorama with Titanic quotes, “You forgot about Caterday!”, “Invisible Cow” (and most of the Dead Abel ones, in fact), and, um, the ones I did. No sour grapes of wrath from me, though, because the winners deserved their winnings like we loyal readers of Whatever deserved a Scalzi write-up of the Creashun museum. Congratulations to all!
Properly framed, the “Logic” one might go unnoticed for a while. TeeHeeHee.
I would pay good money to ensure that came about. Hee!
I have to admit I was a bit jealous that John got so many entrants for his contest while I got so few for mine (http://feedback.matthewjarpe.com/2007/11/06/win-another-free-copy-of-radio-freefall.aspx).
But then I did the math. John got 275 entries with 25,000 visitors per day, and I got one entry with ~100 visitors per day. Same ratio. It’s not because people don’t want my book at all. It’s just a matter of blog traffic. And I’m not posting this here to increase my blog traffic. Not at all. But there is a free signed book in it if any of y’all click over. Just saying.
I’m thinking about offering one of my books to my favorite entry in John’s contest. Would that be tacky?
I don’t think it would be tacky. Go right ahead!
Great entries, all! I would never have been able to decide. Of the winning ones, the eyebeams was my favourite, or maybe the Biblecode one.
And Yuri2356 liked mine, and mentioned it in comments. Yay! Made my day!
John – you must have gotten a ton of traffic from this. I Googled the phrase: “Scalzi Creation” and got several thousand hits in response.
Curious to know – did you get any choice hate-mail? If so, any of it funny? Inquiring minds want to know.
Surprisingly little hate mail, actually. Although I did get to e-mail someone the following message:
“The immense stupid in your e-mail hurt to read.”
So that was fun.
I liked Tzikeh’s Mordor piece, but that’s just personal taste.
It was a wonderful few days – I loved arriving at work and sneaking peeks at the new entries. Although ‘sneaking’ doesn’t really describe anything involved that much guffawing.
“Mordor” and the ‘Does the Bible explain dinosaurs? No” (both versions) would make awesome posters.
Oo. I bet you end up on the email lists of some of the people who send their LONG INCOHERENT RANTING to PZ @ Pharyngula.
You sold yourself short.
“I’m in yur Museum, Messing with yur Horses**T” should have won.
Hurrrm. Tough choice for my favorite. I like Yuri’s Tungsten Carbide drill add on the wall o’ shame, and the darwin fish on the back of the ark. But for my winner I have to go with PixelFish’s “In Case of Flood, use Exit” entry from the first page.
PixelFish, if you are interested in a free signed copy of RADIO FREEFALL, skip over to my blog and make a comment or send me an e-mail at m.jarpe AT! comcast.net.
Congratulations, you won a coattails contest that wasn’t tacky at all.
Thrilled to be a finalist! And Saswann’s is an excellent choice as champion (wish I’d thought of it).
Excellent choice of winners. And for the also-rans, I’m still giggling over MY HERBIVORE MOLARS – LET ME SHOW U THEM.
Awesome. I am a Jarpe Winner.
I haz also-raniness. Ooh shiny
This wasn’t for the lolcreation contest but I do have a lolcatz featuring a snake, which has to be somewhat on-topic:
The announced winner was quite amusing, but the contest specified lolcats style. ‘Ephesians’ nailed it; it is the true winner.
The only one that struck me as coke-out-your-nose funny was, “Doodz hold up, I’z about to pop a wheelee.” I don’t know why.
I agree that made every day slightly brighter, being able to look for new LOLasaurs. Yay for happy!
But my personal favorite was the dinosaur yelling at the truck for burning his grandmother, with invisible accordion a close second.
So additional thanks to everyone for making me week that much happier.
And thanks to Mr. Scalzi for suffering so much for our happiness.
Good thing you targeted Christians with your visual satire. They are such an easy group to lampoon, no one ever cares, its easy to be christophobic and get away with it. Just imagine if you had actually pushed the boundries of free speech, and tried lampooning homosexuals, or Musslims, then you’d really appreciate freedom of speech. But alas, no, it is best to take the safe road and whip the easy target some more.
Oh look, yet another fly-by commenter confusing Christianity with creationism and spewing bad logic thereby! Wow, haven’t seen that before.
Carl, please wipe yourself down with hand sanitizer before you comment again. I don’t want other people here to catch Teh Stoopid from you.
Oh dear – you really do think that christians in America are a persecuted minority rather than the majority power bloc, don’t you, Carl?
Without presuming to speak for either John or other posters, please note that christians as people haven’t been targetted here, rather an idea held by many cultures – creationism. The fact that the idea in question is held by some christians is irrelevant except insofar as christians holding this idea in America are powerful enough to get a $27million museum built, and insofar that the museum in question is a powerful monument to the power of human capacity to twist and abuse knowledge to support received ideas instead of questioning them.
Except by me. I just took the piss out of St Paul for the hell of it.
Nah, pay the fearmongers no mind. Christian *should be* a terrified minority.
I think the Romans had it right, and time to start throwing ’em to the lions again.
Now, now, Bitfidget. Reel that in, please. No feeding anyone to the lions on the basis of religion.
Fine. On what basis, then, may we feed people to the lions.
They worship shellfish, right?
I get the feeling that Carl didn’t even bother thinking about the LOLisms he’s so upset about. Only a few of them went out of their way to skewer Creationism per se. I mean, was “invisible tony hawk” offensive to anyone? “invisible accordion”? And anyone who doesn’t find the “ephesians” one funny just don’t have a sense of humor.
Yeah, and that “Logic” one makes fun of itself. No outside help needed.
S Andrew Swann, nope, they worship bivalves. Shellfish worship is a New England, liberal fetish.
I liked the logic and the mordor one. Of the nonfinalists, I think my favorites were the one about burning your grandmas and the one about Adam and upgrading your ram. But they were all really funny.
That ephesians one?
Looks like we’ve found the missing P. K. Dick animatronic robot.
I think we are the ones who won, getting to see all of them.
I see that the next contest is something about bivalves–are the entrants supposed to supply their own base images? LOLcats again?
Sorry. Wuz cranky, bad meeting. Not feed anyone to lions.
Linked. Best laugh this creationism-despising conservative Christian has had lately.
If you have sprained your brain on Creationist stupid and require some more soothing LOL-liniment, try the Lolcat Bible Project. http://www.lolcatbible.com Highly recommended.