It’s summer, and it’s hot. All that’s needed now is a little bit of snark.
So here it is! Announcing the 3rd Mostly Annual AoftheA “Hot Summer Snark” Contest. Because things in the Catholic corner of the Innerwebz are too darn boring right now. So what better way to shake up the doldrums and get the creative juices flowing by holding a contest. Active participation is encouraged and expected.
So what’s the theme for Year Three? The slightly schizophrenic AoftheA Editorial & Creative Staff herded their identities together, and they’ve come up with a slight twist to previous contests. In the spirit of Catholycs’ call for greater inclusiveness, this contest will encompass everybody – bishops, bloggers, writers, speakers of every stripe. Not just the folks at the National Catholyc Distorter or Roman Catholyc Wannabe Priests, but the entire pantheon of personalities that populate the Catholic blogosphere.
Why? Because it’s more fun that way, that’s why. And besides, Catholic bloggers, more than anyone, don’t mind sharing a laugh or two at their own expense, and never harbor any hard feelings or ill will. Common knowledge.
So here we go:
Catholic “celebrities” are launching personal lines of perfumes and colognes. The AoftheA Editorial & Creative Staff wants to know what those products will be called.
For instance, Michael Voris’ cologne might be “Graphite Twirl”. Sr Joan Chittister? How about “Cosmique”.
Get it? Good. The rules are still the same: Punalicious, snarknificent, chock-full-of-attitude perfume & cologne names. Include other beauty products if you want, too – lipstick, body wash, whatever. Just don’t be vulgar. Beyond that, there are no real rules. Just use your imagination and include any of the cast of Catholic and Catholyc characters. Bonus points for pictures or commercials or taglines & slogans. And remember – you don’t have to be mean to be funny, and you can’t be funny if you’re trying to be mean.
Of course, a contest means there’s judging, and judging means a winner, and a winner means a prize. Which is the chance to guest post at AoftheA. Yep, the winner gets center stage for one post at the world’s most famous blog no one’s ever heard of. Kinda daunting, I know. Not to mention the risk I’m taking in showcasing someone who (more than likely) might be funnier than myself.
Winner will be selected on Monday August 5 at Noon EST. Or whenever.
Be creative, have fun, and give everybody a few laughs. We need ‘em, doncha think?