Total Drek

Or, the thoughts of several frustrated intellectuals on Sociology, Gaming, Science, Politics, Science Fiction, Religion, and whatever the hell else strikes their fancy. There is absolutely no reason why you should read this blog. None. Seriously. Go hit your back button. It's up in the upper left-hand corner of your browser... it says "Back." Don't say we didn't warn you.

Monday, October 16, 2006

And the winner is...

Last week in a post I asked a question, "What television drama has a name that would also serve as the name of a porn version?" This question was more than just a way for me to have some cheap laughs, or an invitation to audience participation. It was part of a contest, the prize for which is a post on the subject of the winner's choosing.

The response to this contest was, if not overwhelming, then highly amusing. And, as it happens, among the many fine entries, we have a winner! We also have a runner-up, which was so entertaining in my view to be deserving of particular recognition.

So who was our winner? Well, none other than "Another Sociologist," whose entry, "Grey's Anatomy," was dead on target. For those who aren't familiar, Grey's Anatomy is a drama on ABC that follows the adventures of one Dr. Meredith Grey and, in the process, makes Chicago Hope look like Will-fucking-Shakespeare. In any case, given that the major plot point at the moment appears to be a three way romance and dreams about threesomes, I think we've got a clear winner. Hell, for that matter, we could just adopt the existing title screen unchanged for the porn version. Now that's convenience! Congratulations, "Another Sociologist," I owe you a blog post! Since I know who you are, feel free to drop me an e-mail and place your request whenever you're ready.

As for the runner-up, the anonymous poster who suggested "The Unit" gets points for being unbelievably funny. Sorry, anonymous, you don't get the prize (and I couldn't really award it to you if you wanted me to, since it's hard to confirm anonymous posting) but if you want to guest post, I think that can be arranged as a sort of consolation prize.

And thanks to everyone who entered: you're sick and twisted and, for that, I love you all.*

And if all of that doesn't satisfy your daily need for procrastination, check out the Warbler's fine weekend post. It's provocative, it's about religion and politics, and it deserves a read.

* Okay, love is a strong word. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, "I hate you all dramatically less than I do most people."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I checked the TV guide and saw one title I was going to recommend: "1 vs. 100." It was a game show, though, so I held off.

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay!! I posted "The Unit."

You, Drek, should know how to find me for my consolation prize. Once upon a time we had passionate, bi-weekly, not-so-secret encounters. Some were on my sofa-bed and some were at your place, but there was always an audience (which often included your Sainted Fiancee).

~Former Owner of a Checkered Couch (and a floor lamp, bicycle, assorted plants, and other interesting sundries)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 5:14:00 PM  
Blogger Tom Volscho said...

partner and i are addicted to that show

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 8:29:00 PM  
Blogger Drek said...

Hey Anonymous,

Holy shit! How the hell are you? When did you start reading the blog? Was it your partner who turned you on to it?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm well, busy and lovin' what I do (sometimes). Thanks for asking. :)

I started blogging this summer, when I was procrastinating on my dissertation. Now I'm done with that monster, but still haven't let up on the procrastination tactics.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006 2:15:00 PM  
Blogger Drek said...

You're blogging now? Excellent! Send me the addy! And, while you're at it, explain the acronym signature! Inquiring minds want to know!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing exotic or note-worthy. It's just short for Former Owner (of a) Checkered Couch.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 5:35:00 PM  

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