Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tin Foil Hat Grand Prize Winner!

Congratulations to
Stacy of MagicLoveCrow!

Her magnificent tin foil creation has
flown away with the grand prize!
Well done, Stacy!

Thank you to everyone who entered!
I appreciate your time, effort and good humour
which made this contest a success!

Award packages will be mailed soon!

Friday, 12 April 2019

Tin Foil Hat Awards!

The Tin Foil Hat Contest received nine submissions from daring and creative bloggers -- thank you to everyone who entered! And, by an amazing coincidence, each entry won the award for its own particular category!

Now, for your viewing pleasure, here are the entries in the order in which they were received --

#1 -- Queen of the Nile Award

Shirley of BootsandBraids channels her inner Cleopatra to ward off aliens and the government! Move outta her way, Elizabeth Taylor, and bow to the new Queen!

# 2 -- Bravest of Brave Patriots Award

Liz Hinds, who blogs from the U.K. in Finding Life Hard?, wants you to "please note I have cunningly combined a rebound aerial with the traditional Welsh symbol of a leek." I'm very glad she has clarified this.

#3 -- Birds of a Feather Award

Stacy of MagicLoveCrow usually works in paint and canvas to create her signature crow art but this time she has done it in tin foil! And as she notes, "it takes some creativity and talent to keep these hats together! LOL!"

#4 -- Leather! Lights! Tin Foil! Award

Bill Lisleman of A Few Clowns Short has bravely risked electrocution by combining LED lights and tin foil in his entry. As he notes, "my eyebrows are well protected."

#5 -- The Tin Foil Tudor Award

Wendy of Inadequate Materials writes: "Since my ding-dong of a cat, Anakin has somehow managed to end up with an autoimmune disorder that causes him to scratch his face off, he lives permanently in a cone of shame--AKA the Elizabethan collar. And the idea for my tin foil hat was born! Here's the dashing Tudor gentleman in his tin foil collar and hat. He was surprisingly cooperative for this, confirming once and for all the calming properties of tin foil head wear."

Forsooth, Sir Anakin, your conspiratorial kitty-cat thoughts are now safe from the Crown!

# 6 -- Quoth the Buddha "Nevermore" Award

Thanks to Ol'Buzzard of Ol'Buzzard's World View, the Buddha's transcendent thoughts are now even more inscrutable due to his new tin foil hat.

And Edgar Allan Poe's dark musings are similarly protected. No more tell-tale brain for him!

#7 -- Wide Brim Easter Realness Award

Mistress Maddie of A Day With The Mistress Borghese says not only does this grand chapeau prevent the government from reading any evil thoughts but "I also think I am getting free premium channels right now with all the frills upon the top."

#8 -- Beware the Internet Award

Jim of The Road to Parnassus reminds everyone that "the all-important Computer Tin Foil Hat . . . is guaranteed to protect the user from all kinds of subversive websites and blogs out there. However, note that it is not guaranteed in reverse, because nothing will stop Google from plundering your most intimate secrets. A real tip: Do cover the camera lens on your laptop--don't forget that the camera can be turned on remotely (so can the microphone) and spy on you." Yikes!

#9 -- Pussy Riot Award

Fundy Blue of Standing into Danger has improved the Pussy Hat for protesters everywhere by now shielding their thoughts from police state detection and control! Incidentally, she's also strategically seeking Her Royal Highness the Cat's endorsement for votes.

Who Should Be
The Grand Prize Winner?

Each award winner (i.e. everyone!) is going to receive a small prize to congratulate them for their creativity. I'll be in touch with each of you shortly for your mailing addresses.

But one contestant will also be the Grand Prize Winner and will receive a special grand prize package for their efforts!

It's up to YOU, faithful readers, to choose the best tin foil hat of all! One vote per reader and please vote only for one contestant.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Comment moderation is on. Your votes will not be published. But if you want to say anything in addition to your vote, please do so in a SEPARATE COMMENT so it can be published.

Voting will be open until midnight on Monday April 15, 2019.


Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Shiver Me Tin Foil!

Arrr, me swabs and ruffians, this be Long John SILVER
tellin' ye that the Tin Foil Hat Contest
now be closed for further entries.

I swear by me tin foil hat and eye patch
that all the received entries are marvelous,
shiny wonders of creation!

Be sure to come back here on Friday to see them all and
to vote for your choice as Grand Prize Winner!

Now begone with ye
before me knives get itchy
for conspiracy mayhem!

[Photo by Me Rare One, exclusive piratical maid of photography]

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Is YOUR Tin Foil Hat Ready to be Entered?


Except, of course, I can't enter my creation in my own contest, so it's up to you to enter yours! My consolation is simply knowing my thoughts are safe from aliens, the Government and any other Snoopy Snoops out there while I'm wearing this high-tech protective device.

Remember, there's only ONE WEEK left to enter on behalf of yourself and/or your pets! Contest closes at midnight on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.

Need to know how to enter, including the gmail address to which your photo should be sent?

Click here!

Thank you to fellow conspiracy theorists who have entered already and to those who will soon!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Enter My Tin Foil Hat Contest!

Oh, sure. We've all been there. Trying to stop aliens or the Government or whoever from reading our thoughts. Or even more importantly, trying to stop them from reading our cat's thoughts.

But tin foil hats are not what they used to be! For example, now there's a handy-dandy, easy to use, multi-pack of tin foil hats especially designed for kitties! Her Royal Highness has instructed me to stockpile a few caselots of these in The Bunker (shhhh, its location is a secret) so she won't run out during the coming End Times.

And I'm going to up my own game too. No more ugly, crinkled, half-assed tin foil hats for me! I'm going high fashion, baby!

Well, maybe I won't go quite this high fashion though . . . too girly-girl for me. I don't want to compromise my lesbian street cred.

But I have always looked rather fetching in a fedora, if I do say so myself . . . .

The Viking Board of Directors over at Dr. Spo's blog recommend the following model but I don't want to be accused of cultural appropriation by wearing one. Those vicious Social Justice Warrior types are everywhere with their mean accusations! They skeer me.

I hear that all Trump's red hats are, in fact, lined with tin foil. He's no fool, you know.

Hey, I just spontaneously had a great idea while writing this post!

Let's have a Tin Foil Hat Contest!

Create your very own tin foil hat and email me a selfie of you wearing it to tinfoilhatcontest@gmail.com -- contest will close in two weeks time at midnight on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019.

[Yes, I created a special email account just for this contest. I don't want to use my personal email address because there are just too many crazies out there whether or not they wear tin foil hats, amirite?]

Or, if you'd prefer, email me a photo of your pet wearing a tin foil hat. Good luck putting it on!

This contest is open only to official followers of this blog! In your email, please identify yourself, say whether you follow me on Google or Bloglovin, and provide a link to your own blog. I reserve the right to refuse any entry at my sole discretion.

All accepted entries will be posted on my blog, along with the creator's blog handle and blog link. And at the end, there will be awards in various categories, none of which I've figured out yet, but hey -- just trust me! Hahahahaha, that's an inside joke, as you well know. TRUST NO ONE.

Friday, 22 March 2019

E-books or Bound Books? And What About Audio Books?

Technology has definitely changed how we consume books.

I still prefer to read a traditional bound book, if possible. But sometimes the print is so very, very small that my poor old eyes can't cope.

In that case, I will download the e-book version so I can increase the font size to a readable level. I use a Kindle app on my iPad for this purpose. I don't own an e-Reader per se.

My Rare One consumes audio books at an astonishing rate. She loves audio books because she can multitask while listening to them.

She downloads them from the public library to her iPhone. These days she directs the audio from her iPhone through her Smart Speaker so it is easily heard throughout her house as she works.

And what about you?

How do you do the bulk of your reading?

Do you have strong preferences one way or the other?