Since the end of this week will be pretty much kickoff Party Time In America, please help us fill your off-days with something good. You could win prizes and shit!
Well, not BIG prizes. Just some of the leftover crap on our desk. Some of that stuff is quite useful, either for yourself or someone else who enjoys books about sports or sports teams or a coonskin cap. (We have a coonskin cap on our desk. Don't ask.)
So here's what we'd looooove for you to contribute:
For publishing Thursday: Black Friday Horror Stories: Tell us about just a wretched 4 a.m. battle at Wal-Mart for the last Ferby or something along those lines. Just be miserable. Because it's a miserable experience for most people who have to endure shopping on this day where all consumers turn into bargain-hungry assholes.
For publishing Friday: High School Reunion Horror Stories. This was fairly successful last year, but I'm positive that with a larger, younger, dongier audience, these could be better. Here was last year's call to arms:
For many of you, the day after Thanksgiving is also that time of the year where you have to put on your best Gap sport coat, head out to the local beef-and-beer drink your way through a high school reunion. I documented my experience last year. This year, it's your turn. Please submit your High School Reunion Horror Stories so we call have something to read about besides the shitty Colorado Nebraska game or whatever basketball slop is thrown our way.
This is basically your time to vent: give us all your awkward interactions, bitch about the food, gripe about who got fat. Consider this a service piece for all those unfortunate individuals who will have to spend their Friday evening realizing either that their life hasn't gotten any better since senior year of high school or that, yes, 35-year-old white people still feel compelled to pogo-jump in the air when House Of Pain comes on if they are in a group together.
Who's excited? GETEXCITED.
The winners of both competitions will be announced on Friday evening.
How to submit:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: "Black Friday" or "High School Reunion."
And if you pics, even better.
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