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.
GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!