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Subject: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 03/17/08 at 1:18 pm

With the political season in high swing, and the talk of politics inescapable, I thought it might be fun to wrote parodies in praise of political parodies that are very obsolete (The Whigs, The Federalists, etc.).  Plus it'll screw with kids using google for their homework assignments!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_parties_in_the_United_States

The rules of the contest:


You have to pick a party that no one else has parodied yet (please announce the party you intend to parody here in the thread before starting)
You need to place the link on amIright in this thread so I know which are entered in (and for what party).
The party should be from the USA, and ceased membership at least 25 years ago.
Viewpoint has to be IN PRAISE of the party (you can use a disclaimer in your comments that it's not real, you're just entering it for the contest)
Ends March 27, that means with the parodies approved around 8AM EST on the 27th.
You can enter as many times as you like!


I will announce a winner a week after the contest ends. 

I'm going to award a $25 Amazon gift card for the best parody!!!!  Everyone is eligible, though you have to live in a country I can send an amazon gift card via email to if you want the award for first place. 


Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: skittlesking on 03/17/08 at 7:29 pm

I think I can hit the Centrist Party  ;)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Red Ant on 03/17/08 at 7:36 pm

Wikipedia seems to be down at the moment - I'll try to get something together once I know the full list.

Ant

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 03/17/08 at 7:52 pm


Wikipedia seems to be down at the moment - I'll try to get something together once I know the full list.

Ant


figures... I'll repost the list here when it comes back to life

http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-political-parties-in-the-united-states

answers.com has a mirror of wikipedia

I'm looking for entries from the section: "Political parties in U.S. history"

    * Federalist Party (c.1789–c.1820)
    * Democratic-Republican Party (1792–c.1824)
    * Anti-Masonic Party (1826–1838)
    * National Republican Party (1829–1833)
    * Nullifier Party (1830–1839)
    * Whig Party (1833–1856)
    * Liberty Party (1840–1848)
    * Law and Order Party of Rhode Island (1840s)
    * Free Soil Party (1848–1855)
    * Anti-Nebraska Party (1854)
    * American Party (“Know-Nothings”) (c.1854–1858)
    * Opposition Party (1854–1858)
    * Constitutional Union Party (1860)
    * National Union Party, (1864–1868)
    * Readjuster Party (1870-1885)
    * Liberal Republican Party (1872)
    * Greenback Party (1874–1884)
    * Anti-Monopoly Party (1884)
    * Populist Party (1892–1908)
    * Silver Party (1892-1902)
    * National Democratic Party/Gold Democrats (1896–1900)
    * Silver Republican Party (1896-1900)
    * Social Democratic Party (1900–1901)
    * Home Rule Party of Hawaii (created to serve the native Hawaiian agenda in the state legislature and U.S. Congress) (1900–1912)
    * Socialist Party of America (1901–1973)
    * Progressive Party 1912 (“Bull Moose Party”) (1912–1914)
    * Non-Partisan League (Not a party in the technical sense) (1915–1956)
    * Farmer-Labor Party (1918–1944)
    * Progressive Party 1924 (1924)
    * Communist League of America (1928–1934)
    * American Workers Party (1933–1934)
    * Workers Party of the United States (1934–1938)
    * Union Party (1936)
    * American Labor Party (1936–1956)
    * America First Party (1944) (1944–1996)
    * States' Rights Democratic Party (“Dixiecrats”) (1948)
    * Progressive Party 1948 (1948–1955)
    * Vegetarian Party (1948–1964)
    * Constitution Party (United States 50s) (1952–1968?)
    * American Nazi Party (1959-1967)
    * Puerto Rican Socialist Party (1959–1993)
    * Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (1964)
    * Communist Workers Party (1969–1985)
    * People's Party (1971–1976)
    * U.S. Labor Party (1975–1979)
    * Concerned Citizens Party (1975-1992) Become the Connecticut affiliate of the Constitution Party (then known as U.S. Taxpayers Party) with party founding
    * Citizens Party (1979–1984)
    * New Alliance Party (1979–1992)
    * Populist Party of 1980s-1990s (1984–1994)
    * Looking Back Party (1984–1996)
    * Grassroots Party (1986–2004)
    * Independent Party of Utah (1988–1996)
    * Greens/Green Party USA (1991–2005)
    * New Party (1992 – 1998)
    * Natural Law Party (1992–2004)
    * Mountain Party (2000-2007) Become the West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party July 16, 2007

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 03/17/08 at 7:54 pm


I think I can hit the Centrist Party  ;)


aren't they still around and active though?  I'm looking for parties that no longer nominate, etc.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: skittlesking on 03/17/08 at 8:02 pm


aren't they still around and active though?  I'm looking for parties that no longer nominate, etc.


Ok--scratch that then.. .I'll look over the list--see if any interest me

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Red Ant on 03/17/08 at 8:16 pm

I'll take a stab at the Nullifier Party (1830-1839). Preliminary research yields some pretty thin and very dry material, but I think I can make it work with a lot of artistic license. I think I'll try to write it to "Paralyzer" by Finger Eleven.

Ant

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 03/17/08 at 9:00 pm


Ok--scratch that then.. .I'll look over the list--see if any interest me


cool. 

I thought with offering a small cash prize, people might be more willing to jump at odd subject like this one.  Not much response yet, guess that makes my judging job a little easier (and increases the odds for the people who write one).

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: skittlesking on 03/17/08 at 9:16 pm

Haha, I just saw "Liberal-Republican Party" . . .I've got that one I think. . . .though I hope no one takes on the Communist League of America, I would not mind not seeing that particular party ignored

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Red Ant on 03/17/08 at 9:49 pm


Haha, I just saw "Liberal-Republican Party" . . .I've got that one I think. . . .though I hope no one takes on the Communist League of America, I would not mind not seeing that particular party ignored


I had thought about the "Liberal-Republican" party myself: the name is so funny on its own!

"Nullifier" is done and will be posted on the next update.

Ant

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: philbo on 03/18/08 at 2:18 am

I'm finding the thought of a "Greenback Party" hard to resist... so's the American Nazi Party - can't think why they're not still around to run the country ;)

No idea of which OS to use (Tom Lehrer's "Folk Song Army" might work, though)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Max Power on 03/18/08 at 1:11 pm

I'll try to make a pun out of " Know-Nothings ".

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Red Ant on 03/18/08 at 5:02 pm

Nullifier Party Entry:

http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/fingereleven6.shtml

Ant

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Dylan Baranski on 03/19/08 at 1:00 pm

I've never entered any contests before. Maybe I should give this a shot. I've also picked an obscure song as the basis for mine.

UPDATE: After some consideration, I intend to write mine about the Populist Party. Was anyone else going to use this one?

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: EthanM on 03/19/08 at 4:05 pm

would there be any limit to entries if each is of a different party?  This is not saying I'll actually be able to do any but I'm curious.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 03/19/08 at 7:40 pm


would there be any limit to entries if each is of a different party?  This is not saying I'll actually be able to do any but I'm curious.


no, go nuts.  if we run out of parties, I'd just say feel free to revisit one that's been done.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: EthanM on 03/19/08 at 9:58 pm

I claim the vegetarian party...now to see if I can find anything out about it

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: EthanM on 03/19/08 at 11:06 pm

Done and submitted.  I'll put the link here when it's up.  It might've been impossible not to come off as a little sarcastic but I tried to be positive. The vegetarian party was quite ridiculous but probably not as much of a historical embarrassment as some others.

<a href="http://amiright.com/parody/60s/thebeatles2119.shtml">Vegetarian Party</a>

Apparently I've forgotten how to link

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: philbo on 03/23/08 at 5:14 pm


UPDATE: After some consideration, I intend to write mine about the Populist Party. Was anyone else going to use this one?

You'd kind of expect everyone to want to do that one... ;)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Max Power on 03/24/08 at 9:02 pm

Mine's a borderline diss so I have to tweak it a bit but it's still a borderline diss, hope it's good enough.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Max Power on 03/25/08 at 11:27 am

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/isleybrothers0.shtml

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Invisible Boy on 03/25/08 at 10:19 pm

I'm not sure if I'll have the time, but has anyone claimed the  "National Union Party" ?

8)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Max Power on 03/26/08 at 5:49 am

I'd done the Greenbacks but have no time so it's scrapped.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Dylan Baranski on 03/26/08 at 3:19 pm

I have my entry here, about the Populist Party (the original): http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/gaycatpark0.shtml

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Rex on 03/26/08 at 5:29 pm

Submitting my Whig party parody tonight (3/26).

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/26/08 at 9:58 pm

Just finished mine about the "American-Nazi Party"...
I hope there's no Jews in the house. I tried to keep this as non-racist as possible, hopefully I pulled it off.  :-X

(By the way... Ben Folds Five parodies are fun to write!)  ;)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: EthanM on 03/26/08 at 10:27 pm


Just finished mine about the "American-Nazi Party"...
I hope there's no Jews in the house. I tried to keep this as non-racist as possible, hopefully I pulled it off.  :-X

(By the way... Ben Folds Five parodies are fun to write!)  ;)


Well i thought about the nazis? We love hit*** and herman goering? reiching the suburbs? i don't know why i thought of those so quickly

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/26/08 at 10:30 pm


Well i thought about the nazis? We love hit*** and herman goering? reiching the suburbs? i don't know why i thought of those so quickly


Bingo!

Nailed the first one on the head!

(I like the "Reiching The Suburbs" idea too)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: EthanM on 03/26/08 at 10:36 pm

If joining anything would draw suspicion of drug use more than the army, that's it.  A positive party about it could be tricky with potential protests even with a diclaimer

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/26/08 at 10:41 pm


If joining anything would draw suspicion of drug use more than the army, that's it.  A positive party about it could be tricky with potential protests even with a diclaimer


If Mel Brooks can do it....

Although he's Jewish... That might have something to do with why he isn't getting hounded by the Hebrews and Jews about creating "The Producers"

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: EthanM on 03/26/08 at 10:55 pm

Also the work as a whole isn't pro-nazi at all

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: skittlesking on 03/26/08 at 11:17 pm

Hey Chucky, sorry buddy, I kinda forgot about this one, I won't have one ready. . .that's ok, I think "Liberal Republican Party" is a parody of itself.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Rex on 03/27/08 at 6:57 am

http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/kennyloggins17.shtml

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/27/08 at 7:21 am

http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/benfoldsfive14.shtml

The Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMOD8sjeXA

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: philbo on 03/27/08 at 9:28 am


Ends March 27, that means with the parodies approved around 8AM EST on the 27th.

D'Oh... have just submitted a Greenback Party parody to Tom Lehrer's Folk Song Army.  Too late, if only just :(

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 03/27/08 at 9:31 am


D'Oh... have just submitted a Greenback Party parody to Tom Lehrer's Folk Song Army.  Too late, if only just :(


you mean it won't be approved until tomorrow?  that's fine... I can extend things out a day, since I'm not picking the winner until next week

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Invisible Boy on 03/28/08 at 7:42 am

http://www.hudsonlibrary.org/Hudson%20Website/Images/Web%20Collection/Pins/Lincoln.jpg

Good Friend Lincoln

http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/commandercodyandthelostplanetairmen0.shtml

8)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/28/08 at 2:01 pm

I need to make a few corrections on mine, so hopefully you will be following the Below Average Dave rule and allowing people to resubmit or submit until the first vote is cast. If you're not I will have to go my with the parody that I have many mistakes on. I want to get my facts straight... So will I be able to resubmit this? Please!!!

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/28/08 at 2:35 pm

My less offensive more accurate parody of the same song will be up tomorrow. I changed the line "A sure way to see Hades" to "We soon will see Hell's flames", and the line, "Sit through Hebrew Mass* and see how we appeal" to "I'll shoot Adam Sandler (See there's some appeal)" (Since Adam Sandler was raised Jewish, and he also did the Hanukkah song), and I think that Adam Sandler always protrays a douchebag, and he just annoys me.

And Chucky since you're running this competition could you please delete this version of my parody: http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/benfoldsfive14.shtml

Thank you.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 03/29/08 at 8:46 am

There we go: http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/benfoldsfive15.shtml

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: philbo on 03/31/08 at 10:14 am


you mean it won't be approved until tomorrow?  that's fine... I can extend things out a day, since I'm not picking the winner until next week

Sorry, not been around much to check things - yes, that's exactly what I mean.  If you're still considering, it's here

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 04/01/08 at 12:25 pm

I'll announce the winner tomorrow

in case you missed it, the parodies were on the front page of amIright this morning as part of this year's April Fool's Joke

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: John Jenkins on 04/01/08 at 1:57 pm



in case you missed it, the parodies were on the front page of amIright this morning as part of this year's April Fool's Joke


It was a good one, ChuckyG.  Few people enjoy the Capitol Steps as much as I do; so, for a moment, I was really disappointed that I missed this contest and an outside chance to have a song performed by them.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: philbo on 04/01/08 at 5:59 pm

Would I be right in assuming that the Capitol Steps recording was an April Fools' gag?

...like the BBC's flying penguins

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 04/02/08 at 2:00 pm


Would I be right in assuming that the Capitol Steps recording was an April Fools' gag?

...like the BBC's flying penguins


yes

I'll announce the winner in a little while too..

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 04/03/08 at 2:33 pm

Really tough to judge these, they were all pretty good.  Now I remember why I didn't like running contests myself, I hate trying to judge them.

In the end I went with: "Good Friend Lincoln", Invisible Boy

The runner ups (who only get bragging rights) are:

2nd: "The Greenback Party", Phil Alexander
3rd: "I'm Whig", Rex Ungericht

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Red Ant on 04/03/08 at 3:46 pm

Congratulations to Invisible Boy!

Ant

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Invisible Boy on 04/03/08 at 3:50 pm

ChuckyG...I like to thank you very much for the first place finish.

Congratulations to Phil and Rex and to all who entered.

As for the gift card, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the "first annual" Invisible Boy "FR (future rhymers) Scholarship".This scholarship is to be awarded to a young boy or girl, preferably around two years of age, that has demonstrated a love of being read-to, and a fondness for rhyming words.

For the recipiant, the following book(s) will be purchased...

"Hand Hand Fingers Thumb" by Al Perkins and Eric Gurney

"The Sneetchs and Other Stories" by Dr. Seuss...a collection which includes "Too Many Daves" (as if that's possible)

and...if funding permits, other recommendations include...

"The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss and/or "The Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss

The inscription of "To from Invisible Boy" is optional (but it could by a funny story in years to come)

After much consideration, the judges have decided that the winner of the 2008 IBFR scholarship is...The Child Of ChuckyG (sorry...I don't know if it's a boy or a girl)

Chucky's help will be needed in making the purchase(s) and in reading so mentioned books to the recipient.

The decision of the judges is final.

(hopefully this scholarship will be the first of many for The Child Of ChuckyG...Chucky, you're gonna need them in about 16 years when you child is heading off to Worcester Polytech or the like)

8)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 04/03/08 at 4:01 pm

That is such a kind gift!

I probably would have blown the whole wad on myself  ;) ... You're a much better person than I am Invisible Boy.

Hopefully The child of Chucky G will enjoy that gift, I know I would enjoy a set of Dr. Seuss books

(And I think we could only handle one Below Average Dave, one more WOULD be too many Daves.  ;) )

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: skittlesking on 04/03/08 at 4:08 pm

I am a bit of a handful aren't I  :D  Sorry. . . .too . . . .much . . . . . . .. Pepsi AHHHHHHHH  :o

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Rex on 04/03/08 at 5:23 pm

Congrats to IB!  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/beerchug.gif

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 04/04/08 at 8:57 am


ChuckyG...I like to thank you very much for the first place finish.

Congratulations to Phil and Rex and to all who entered.

As for the gift card, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the "first annual" Invisible Boy "FR (future rhymers) Scholarship".This scholarship is to be awarded to a young boy or girl, preferably around two years of age, that has demonstrated a love of being read-to, and a fondness for rhyming words.

For the recipiant, the following book(s) will be purchased...

"Hand Hand Fingers Thumb" by Al Perkins and Eric Gurney

"The Sneetchs and Other Stories" by Dr. Seuss...a collection which includes "Too Many Daves" (as if that's possible)

and...if funding permits, other recommendations include...

"The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss and/or "The Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss

The inscription of "To from Invisible Boy" is optional (but it could by a funny story in years to come)

After much consideration, the judges have decided that the winner of the 2008 IBFR scholarship is...The Child Of ChuckyG (sorry...I don't know if it's a boy or a girl)

Chucky's help will be needed in making the purchase(s) and in reading so mentioned books to the recipient.

The decision of the judges is final.

(hopefully this scholarship will be the first of many for The Child Of ChuckyG...Chucky, you're gonna need them in about 16 years when you child is heading off to Worcester Polytech or the like)

8)


oh man.... I don't even know what to say aside from Thank You! 

Are you sure though?  Neal (the 2.5 year old in question) already has a book collection to rival some kids twice his age.  He's already getting spoiled in my opinion. >grin<

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Dylan Baranski on 04/04/08 at 12:47 pm

All I can say is that it was fun to try out the contest & congratulations to Invisible Boy!

(Note to self: A parody based on an obscure song by a band with a funny band name does not automatically guarantee a win.)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Matthias on 04/04/08 at 12:57 pm

I would have preferred to see everybody vote in this, because one person's opinion is only that one person's opinion. Sure it's Chucky G the creator of Amiright, but Chucky's opinion is just Chucky's opinion. I would like to see where I have placed if we did the voting the normal way. I'm not a fan of this type of voting... But anyways it's over now, I just figured I'm voice my disappointment in the voting process here.
I may be the only one, but if I feel this way, I'm sure somebody else might feel this way too.
Oh well... It's over now.

I'm not saying that I disagree with the winner I probably would have voted Invisible Boy myself, but having the choice would have been nice.

I also find it kinda ironic that we did a contest on governement, and I guess the only one that worked out was the Monarchy.

Alright, enough of my bitching... I just wanted to voice my opinion on this matter.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: Invisible Boy on 04/04/08 at 1:35 pm


oh man.... I don't even know what to say aside from Thank You! 

Are you sure though?  Neal (the 2.5 year old in question) already has a book collection to rival some kids twice his age.  He's already getting spoiled in my opinion. >grin<




Sure I'm sure. No kid can have too many books. I tried to suggest some that I guessed he didn't already have. I happen to know several young adults that had these books read to them as toddlers, and they grew-up to be geniuses and perfect in every way.

If there are titles he already has, let me know...

8)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 04/04/08 at 2:16 pm


Sure I'm sure. No kid can have too many books. I tried to suggest some that I guessed he didn't already have. I happen to know several young adults that had these books read to them as toddlers, and they grew-up to be geniuses and perfect in every way.

If there are titles he already has, let me know...

8)


no, we haven't gotten him any of those yet.  my guess is he won't be ready for them quite yet, but in a few more months when he gets better control of the language.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: ChuckyG on 04/04/08 at 2:20 pm


I would have preferred to see everybody vote in this, because one person's opinion is only that one person's opinion. Sure it's Chucky G the creator of Amiright, but Chucky's opinion is just Chucky's opinion. I would like to see where I have placed if we did the voting the normal way. I'm not a fan of this type of voting... But anyways it's over now, I just figured I'm voice my disappointment in the voting process here.
I may be the only one, but if I feel this way, I'm sure somebody else might feel this way too.
Oh well... It's over now.

I'm not saying that I disagree with the winner I probably would have voted Invisible Boy myself, but having the choice would have been nice.

I also find it kinda ironic that we did a contest on governement, and I guess the only one that worked out was the Monarchy.

Alright, enough of my bitching... I just wanted to voice my opinion on this matter.


I did it this way, because I wanted a quick return on getting parodies written for the April Fools joke on the front page.  I wasn't sure if it would be fair with the usual voting if some parodies got more exposure.  The final design of the front page wasn't what I was originally envisioning, I was going to stick only one parody up and rotate them in every five minutes, with the page designed to reflect the party of the parody.  Way too much work for a joke barely anyone saw as it was.  Plus I figured it would be less work than trying to tally votes (which was an incorrect assumption on my part I think).

If I run another contest, I probably won't run it this way again.  It does help to shake things up though and try new things once in a while.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: karen on 04/04/08 at 2:34 pm



"The Sneetchs and Other Stories" by Dr. Seuss...a collection which includes "Too Many Daves" (as if that's possible)



We love Too Many Daves.  Tried to learn it for a recital thing once but the alternative names were too difficult to memorise.

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: philbo on 04/05/08 at 11:26 am


I may be the only one, but if I feel this way, I'm sure somebody else might feel this way too.
Oh well... It's over now.

I'm not saying that I disagree with the winner I probably would have voted Invisible Boy myself, but having the choice would have been nice.

Chucky did say what the rules were going to be when he posted the request.. there are plenty of competitions that you can vote in to choose from.

I'd have voted for IB's entry, too, so I reckon he's a deserving winner.  With a very sweet bequest, too.  (on which subject, if mini-Chucky doesn't have "Where's My Teddy" and "It's the Bear" by Jez Alborough, they're worth a look - two of a very small number of books that *all* of my children wanted again and again)

Subject: Re: 10 Day Parody Contest - Obsolete Political Parodies (ends March 27)

Written By: agrimorfee on 04/07/08 at 9:06 am


Congrats to IB!  http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/02/beerchug.gif


Haven't kept up with this thread and contest (haven't even read the entries), but congrats all the same. IB is a force to be reckoned with as of late when it comes to parody writing!

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