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Offline Roger Kettle

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Return of the Christmas competition.
« on: November 09, 2015, 08:30:24 PM »
For various reasons, this has been missing for a year or two so I think it's time we brought it back. Maybe Mince and/or Rob can come up with a Beau-related challenge and we'll take things from there. The prize will be the usual, boring stuff---signed original artwork and anything else I can think of. I would suggest a closing date of around the middle of December to allow the prize to be arrive with the winner before Christmas. Mince? Rob? Can you come up with something in the next week or two?

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 08:42:51 PM »
Of course, I don't mind sorting something out. How about some kind of programming challenge?

Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 11:55:41 PM »
I'd like to put myself forward as this years winner, please. I hate all the last minute rush stuff.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 06:39:20 PM »
The Christmas competition for this year (and the idea is from my father, Peter) is to write a short poem about how A Man Called Horace should have ended.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 04:40:48 AM »
The Christmas competition for this year (and the idea is from my father, Peter) is to write a short poem about how A Man Called Horace should have ended.

Ah! Trick question...A Man Called Horace shouldn't have ended.
People will come from strange lands to hear me speak my words of wisdom. They will ask me the secret of life and I will tell them. Then maybe I'll finish off with a song. The Nomad

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 09:48:28 AM »
Is that your 'suck up to the writer in the hope of winning' entry?

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 01:28:49 PM »
It's either a sign or a movie sequel.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 06:51:35 PM »
The Christmas competition for this year (and the idea is from my father, Peter) is to write a short poem about how A Man Called Horace should have ended.
Sounds good to me. I'll kindly let Mince and Rob choose the winner and I'll get the prize off when it's all decided.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2015, 06:58:31 PM »
Sounds good to me. I'll kindly let Mince and Rob choose the winner and I'll get the prize off when it's all decided.

Rob says he wants to choose the winner but that's just because he wants to win, but if I do it, I will promise to be completely impartial when judging between my masterpiece and whatever rubbish the others write. (P.S. Do I have to actually read the entries from the others or can I just assume beforehand that they're going to be talentless?)

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 07:46:11 PM »
Okay, I'll judge it. I've decided that the prize will be £50,000.
By the way, I'm entering.

Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 11:39:27 PM »
Aren't such competitions usually not open to organisers and their families?

Take it the prize money still stands, though?

It doesn't bother me, but I was told to ask by your Uncle Mince, Aunty Diane, Granny Tarks, Grampa Peeps and brothers-in-law Rob and Red.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 12:26:09 AM »
I just feel bad that no one stands a chance against me.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2015, 09:32:41 AM »
Okay, on the off-chance that no one else bothers to submit an entry except me, my first and perhaps only attempt at this is:

Let's raid the thesaurus
So no one forgets
The man called Horace
A mirage in the sunset.

Sandy Buttcheeks

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 07:52:58 PM »
It's obviously hard,
This attempt at a bard.
So let's cheer and applaud
At Minces last verse on the board.

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Re: Return of the Christmas competition.
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 08:15:15 PM »
That, Sandy, has to be the most intelligent, poignant and gripping ending to a comic strip I have ever read. I love how you avoid sentimentality, cliche, and everything to do with The Man Called Horace strip.