Oscar Contest

No Oscar Contest this year
Apologies for not confirming it sooner, but as a few of you have speculated via email and tweets, I’m not doing the Oscar Contest this year. I planned on it, and I even bought some socks back in December earmarked for it. But I just wasn’t feeling inspired, you know? There weren’t many movies this year that I thought lent themselves to sock monkey interpretation. So I settled on a rather obvious choice that involved multiple-sized monkeys and a sock monkey dragon (I’m sure you can guess), but damn, that just felt like a LOT of work for something that wasn’t even up for many awards. And then as I got back to work in January, my job ramped up something fierce. I ended up being offered a big promotion, which is nice, but the upshot is that I’ve been working really hard for a lot of hours since the Christmas Break. And instead of half-assing something, I decided to just call it off this year. Sorry for the disappointment! Hopefully a year off will recharge the creative batteries and I’ll be back in 2015.


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  1. Understood. It always seems like a lot of work. šŸ™‚

    One quick fix: Go to the store and buy a random sock monkey. Put a bag over it head and make it the painstakingly hand-crafted Shia LaBoeuf monkey.

  2. I was hoping for a Sandra Bullock space sock monkey! Complete with helmet and everything.

  3. Actually thought about that one, Gander, to the point of questioning how to fashion a space helmet. Too much work though.

  4. I totally agree! I also skipped running my annual Oscar pool at work because of the lackluster field. Come on 2014, let’s make some decent movies!

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