I've been given the honor of judging a word play contest that was put on by iOwnTheWorld. The rules are simple:
The idea is to completely switch the meaning of a sentence midstream, like, the ultimate flip-flop. For example -
Obama is the smartest guy in the room would never vote for Obama.
This is a sentence that makes little sense and is grammatically incorrect. But there are two sentences within it that are grammatically correct, depending on where you choose to start the second sentence.. And the original intent of the sentence was changed in the middle of it.
OBAMA IS THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM.
THE SMARTEST GUY IN THE ROOM WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR OBAMA.
This contest will be sponsored by the good people of
The winning entry will receive a shirt.
This was NOT easy! There were over 100 great submissions. I was originally going to select 5 total (four honorable mentions and a winner), but there were too many good ones that couldn't go unrecognized. So I expanded the field to nine honorable mentions and one winner. Even still, there are many very good ones that just missed making this cut.
I based these decisions on picking submissions I thought hit on a good and/or powerful enough message that people who see these graphics would, I hope, deem them worthy of sharing. I was also considering if the message was something that a politically unaware person could understand.
The secondary factor I was looking for was if the submission packed a good punch with humor, wit, bite, and all of them at once.
Below, in no particular order are the nine honorable mentions.
And the winner is...
Congrats Chalupa! Wear your TIME TO GOBAMA shirt with pride! :-D
Thank you iOwnTheWorld for having me judge this contest, it was too much fun!