January 28, 2008

Oscar Contest 2008

web-goddess Oscar Contest 2008It's time to start the Sixth Annual web-goddess Oscar Contest, folks! Here's how it works: Just go the entry form and make your picks for the dozen award categories (and tie-breaker!). Whoever gets the most right wins a fabulous, one-of-a-kind sock monkey creation. After much deliberation, there really was only one choice this year: a Striking Writer Monkey. He's union and proud, dammit! (And he'll probably get the Oscar ceremony cancelled anyway.) He's also kind of a hipster, for some reason. He features hand-knitted Converse All-Stars (which also function as baby booties, if you have a baby) and chunky black glasses (made out of Fimo). He'll also come with his very own picket sign, as soon as I get some more ink for my printer. (If you want an idea of how big he is, check out this Flickr photo.) So go on, get enterin'! More pics after the jump.Striking Writer Monkey

Knitted All-Stars

Striking Writer Monkey


This year's monkey reminds me of David Cross (Tobias from Arrested Development). I think it is those glasses.
» miftik on January 28, 2008

I should've made him some cut-offs.
» Kris on January 28, 2008

he looks awesome....
» missfee on January 28, 2008

hi! yay, oscar contest. i'm glad it's still happening. miss you! td

*my friends striking look exactly like that, so good work.
» tara d. on January 29, 2008

Outstanding! I want it. I only have 3 more movies to see to make my educated guesses.
» Jenny on January 29, 2008

» Bex on January 29, 2008

Haha. I should've thought to have you critique the design earlier for authenticity, TD. :)
» Kris on January 29, 2008

Well done Kris - what a Cool Monkey. Don't forget the apostrophe in Monkey's when you get your printer up and going.
» Kate on January 29, 2008

Shouldn't the apostrophe be after the "s" in monkeys?
» Kel on January 30, 2008

Actually, that was intentional. I modelled mine directly on the one the writers are actually carrying.
» Kris on January 30, 2008

So, Jeff and I go to an Oscar party every year where we're supposed to "dress up." Everyone else dresses in formal/cocktail attire; we dress as movie characters. This is at least the second (maybe third) time our planned costumes match the sock monkey's. We were gay cowboys two years ago. While I was considering a Juno inspired costume this year (pregnant Trish, running-gear-clad Jeff), writers-striking was much more fun and conversation provoking.

Anyway, I really want to WIN that sock monkey this year!
» Tricia on January 30, 2008

Hi Kris,

I haven't seen any of the nominated films -- the price of living in New Zealand, where many of them haven't even made it to theaters yet -- so I scientifrandomly chose the first title/name listed in each category. But I'm rooting for the Coen brothers, Dude.
» Brian on January 30, 2008

OMG that's adorable!
» mimsie on January 31, 2008

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