Saturday, June 27, 2009

Contest Announced

Since sitemeter tells me that the blog has a substantial number of regular readers but zero comments, I am announcing the following contest. Hopefully it generates some response. The goal is to find the most unpleasant person to have over for dinner. Participants must submit a description of the person that is available elsewhere online. I will judge the entries and select one as the winner within five days.

A few restrictions are necessary. Famous public figures are excluded. I'm sure that Kim Jong Il is an awful dinner guest, but we can be a bit more creative. Furthermore, people that readers know personally are excluded. Awkward Table is one of my favorite car games, but we aren't playing it here and my days of insulting friends and acquaintances in writing are long past. Finally, the description you submit should speak for itself.

Here is the contest's first entry:

Chris Kraus is the author of the novels I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor, and a collection of essays, Video Green: Los Angeles Art and the Triumph of Nothingness. She teaches in the graduate program of the San Francisco Art Institute.

Happy Hunting!

1 comment:


    Lee Redmond, who's famous in a way (Guiness World Records) but still not a household name. Her ridiculously long fingernails will likely induce involuntary regurgitation, so we recommend serving split pea soup since the before and after will look the same.