Monday, September 18, 2017

Elliptical Contest Standings

Ericka:  14
Tex:  8
Birgit:  2
Hilary Rhoda:  0

So with three rounds remaining, the title has come down to Ericka vs. Tex, with the young upstart holding a six-point lead over the defending champion.

Second place is still up for grabs, even for people who haven't scored any points yet. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

An Elliptical Contest: Round Nine


The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 17th. 

Predict the winners of the categories listed below.

Winner will receive 3 points.

Deadline: The beginning of the TV broadcast. 

1.  Best Drama Series

2.  Best Comedy Series

3.  Best Reality-Competition Program

4.  Best Variety Talk Series

5.  Best Actress in a Drama Series

6.  Best Actor in a Drama Series

7.  Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

8.  Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

9.  Best Actress in a Comedy Series

10.  Best Actor in a Comedy Series

11.  Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

12.  Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

RIP


An Elliptical Contest: Round Eight (Closed)

August is Romance Awareness Month.

Name the celebrity couples who are / were romantically involved with each other.

Three points for the winner.

1.  Her:  Uptown Girl
     Him:  Piano Man

2.  Her:  Outspoken swimsuit model.
     Him:  Musician with an arrogant name.

3.  Her:  Australian actress who's been French, American, and Irish in films.
     Him:  A couch-jumping Scientologist.

4.  Her:   Star of Rosemary's Baby.
     Him:  One of the best directors of all-time.

5.  Her:  Frequent Playboy model.
     Him:  Motley Crue drummer.

6.  Her:  Victoria's Secret and SI Swimsuit model.
     Him:  Guns N' Roses lead vocalist.

7.  Her:  Lori Singer's bff in Footloose.
     Him:  Ferris Bueller

8.  Her:  Depression-era bank robber portrayed by Faye Dunaway.
     Him:  Depression-era bank robber portrayed by Warren Beatty.

9.  Her:  Posed pregnant and naked on a Vanity Fair cover.
     Him:  Moonlighted, died hard.

10.  Her:  Blonde talk show hostess.
       Her:  Blonde actress.

11.  Her:  Also was involved with Arthur Miller and JFK.
       Him:  Yankees center fielder.

12.  Her:  Star of legendary Pepsi commercial.
       Him:  Allegedly did nasty things with gerbils. 

13.  Her:  British / Lebanese human rights lawyer.
       Him:  Actor famous for dating younger women. 

14.  Her:  Spice Girl.
       Him:  English soccer star. 

15.  Her:  Brazilian super-model.
       Him:  Super Bowl winning quarterback.

16.  Her:  Sexy and controversial comedienne.
       Him:  Late-night talk show host.

17.  Her:  Playwright and controversial memoirist.

       Him:  Blacklisted and imprisoned mystery novelist. 

18.  Him:  Saw the best minds of his generation destroyed by madness...
       Him:  Authored a poetry collection; should have stuck to farming.

19.  Her:  Best-selling female musician of all-time.
       Him:  Two-time Best Actor Oscar winner. 

20.  Her:  Crazy Japanese "artist".
       Him:  A Beatle.

Deadline:  August 15



Thursday, August 3, 2017

Meh

Clearly, I need to stop scheduling posts before they're finished. 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Elliptical Contest Standings Update

Through seven rounds:

Ericka - 11
Tex - 5
Birgit - 2
Nikki Haley - 0

There are five rounds remaining, with three points per round.  So the U.S. Ambassador to the UN still has a chance, as does anybody else who hasn't scored yet.  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

An Elliptical Contest: Round Seven


For this round, I want your Mt. Rushmores. But instead of dead presidents, please pick four Americans who were not President. Living or dead is acceptable.  Please include a brief explanation of why you chose each person.

Three points for a valid entry.

Deadline: July 8