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Competition: Round Eleven


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#1 maggiethecat

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Posted 02 October 2003 - 08:03 AM

You may already be a Winner!

I'm taking the Smackdown to the people.

I see great writing here every day just by reading your posts, and you're going unrewarded for all that brilliance, wit, and hard-hitting Food Journalism. Also, I suspect that many of you are too busy, too bashful or too damn lazy to show off your writing chops here at the Smackdown, where they belong.

I'll be keeping a list of the terrific material that you've been posting, and award prizes to the Top Three Literary Posts over the next couple of weeks. My fellow judges, JAZ and Dave the Cook, will also be on the alert, and I hereby announce that I expect lots of PMs from them. And from you! I can't be everywhere and still go through the motions of having a normal life, so if you spot something particularly tasty, please send it my way.

Self-nomination is just fine.

Deadline: Midnight, October 12th.

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#2 maggiethecat

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 05:29 PM

Obviously, the deadline for this Smackdown has come and gone; in fact the Dark Lady was revelling in Raleigh and didn't get back until Monday afternoon.

So I'm extending the competition until midnight October 18th. Be brilliant!

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#3 Schneier

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 06:46 PM

Isn't pithy good enough?

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#4 MatthewB

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:21 AM

I nominate Guajolote's current sig line sans pic.

Edit: spellin'

Edited by MatthewB, 16 October 2003 - 07:23 AM.


#5 guajolote

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:21 AM

I nominate Gualojote's current sig line sans pic.

I nominate the pic :raz:


#6 maggiethecat

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Posted 16 October 2003 - 07:42 AM

Bruce: Pith works too, as long as it's Brilliant Pith!

Matthew: I love it too.

Dean: I'll deal with you in Grand Rapids. :angry:

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#7 foodie52

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 07:21 PM

Jaymes' bio has to win something.....

#8 Marlene

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Posted 18 October 2003 - 08:05 PM

Jaymes' bio has to win something.....

Oh yeah? Then so should mine :blink:
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#9 Schneier

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Posted 19 October 2003 - 01:20 PM

Bruce:  Pith works too, as long as it's Brilliant Pith!

I'll get my Pith Helmet.

#10 Al_Dente

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 06:32 AM

18th has come and gone...
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
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#11 maggiethecat

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 10:56 AM

18th has come and gone...

I am forwarding the winners this afternoon, my sharp-eyed friend! The 18th was spent at The Heartland gathering in Grand Rapids, and your Moderator is guilty of serious dereliction of duty. (She figured sobriety would be useful when making a reasoned decision, and waited! :wacko: )

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#12 Al_Dente

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 05:08 PM

18th has come and gone...

I am forwarding the winners this afternoon, my sharp-eyed friend! The 18th was spent at The Heartland gathering in Grand Rapids, and your Moderator is guilty of serious dereliction of duty. (She figured sobriety would be useful when making a reasoned decision, and waited! :wacko: )

18th has come and gone...
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
-- A.B.

#13 maggiethecat

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 05:22 PM

The winners have been chosen. I am waiting for the publisher to find time to get them on the Front Page...will nag him--er, remind him-- now.

Get your buns over to the current competition and be fuckin' brilliant. Now.

Thanks,
Betty

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#14 Fat Guy

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 05:23 PM

We're working on the announcements. Look for the first one tomorrow.

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#15 Varmint

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, leave Fat Guy alone. He's busy making movies for Pringles.
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#16 Al_Dente

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 12:44 PM

"Blondie" just made me aware I've been honored.

Thanks for the recognition! It made it worth being scarred for life by that experience :raz:
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
-- A.B.

#17 maggiethecat

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 12:47 PM

"Blondie" just made me aware I've been honored.

Thanks for the recognition! It made it worth being scarred for life by that experience  :raz:

"Al:"

The one day you didn't check. :raz:

Yes, you may brag in bars about winning a major literary competition! Babes love that kind of thing.

Now, maybe you could find a haggis thread and discuss bagpipers?

Congrats,
"Betty"

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#18 Al_Dente

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 01:26 PM

Yes, you may  brag in bars about winning a major literary competition!  Babes love that kind of thing.

I'll be sure to try this out this weekend. Maybe I'll get one of those big cheap trucker's baseball caps with "Literary Genius" and the eGullet logo emblazoned above the brim.
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
-- A.B.

#19 Schneier

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:05 PM

I'm confused. The link talks about a third place win, but not about second or first place.

What's the deal?

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#20 maggiethecat

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 02:07 PM

second or first place.

The suspense is still building, Bruce. These prizes are TBA.

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#21 snowangel

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 05:38 PM

Yes, you may  brag in bars about winning a major literary competition!  Babes love that kind of thing.

Speaking from experience, this is not true if the winner is a 46-year old babe with three kids. I tried it.
Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"

#22 Schneier

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Posted 23 October 2003 - 08:52 PM

second or first place.

The suspense is still building, Bruce. These prizes are TBA.

Oh, I get it. Build suspense. Build it slowly. Slowly and slowly....zzzzzzz....

What?

Was there something going on?

#23 Al_Dente

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 04:37 AM

Well done, Snowangel!
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
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#24 snowangel

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:49 AM

Thanks. Re-reading it made me wistful for the cabin. Only 7 months give or take a few days. Peter wll begin the countdown in early February.
Susan Fahning aka "snowangel"

#25 maggiethecat

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:52 AM

Yes, you may  brag in bars about winning a major literary competition!  Babes love that kind of thing.

Speaking from experience, this is not true if the winner is a 46-year old babe with three kids. I tried it.

Snowangel: Give it another try this weekend! :smile:

We're all looking forward to next summer's Cabin Diary.

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#26 Schneier

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:04 AM

Well done, Snowangel!

Well done what? Did the suspense build again while I was asleep?

#27 Al_Dente

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:13 AM

Well done, Snowangel!

Well done what? Did the suspense build again while I was asleep?

She's the second place winner.
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
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#28 Schneier

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:14 AM

Well done, Snowangel!

Well done what? Did the suspense build again while I was asleep?

She's the second place winner.

Yes, but how did you learn such a thing?

#29 Al_Dente

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:16 AM

Well done, Snowangel!

Well done what? Did the suspense build again while I was asleep?

She's the second place winner.

Yes, but how did you learn such a thing?

You must be going directly to the forums like I usually do. I just periodically check egullet.com's main page.
peak performance is predicated on proper pan preparation...
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#30 maggiethecat

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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:17 AM

Check out the front page...the Daily Gullet, Bruce. Amazing things are therein! :smile:

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