Friday, March 11, 2011

And the winner is......

It was a brutal decision process. But since Curmudgeophan is not PC he's not going to blow smoke up your cassock (or headcovering) and say, "EVERYONE'S A WINNER" and hand out trophies like Halloween candy... because well, second place means your best wasn't good enough.

In keeping with the Lenten season we will humiliate some and elevate others so they'll have something to confess, keeping in mind the words of St. Isaac the Syrian, "It is nearly impossible to find a man who can endure honor, if there even exists such a man."

So, the members of the Academy of Orthohumorosity cast their votes and it was so close that they decided to award a "First Runner Up" to James' "Tropar for Fr. Tolstiy". 

And the Grand Prize Winner is (edited to fit the frame):


Congratulations to Fr. Benedict! If James and Fr. Benedict will email me a snail mail address at stevenpaul4 at cox dot net, I will send you each autographed copies of Laughing Jesus...

OOPS... No, that's not right....
Sorry, I had a flashback. The REAL prize is what you accomplished. You took the dare and made him laugh.

Congratulations and thanks to all! We'll do this again, for sure.

I now return you to the sobriety of your Lenten disciplines.

10 comments:

J.D. said...

Okay, I'm going to play the convert card....I knew I never had a real chance.

nothinghypothetical.com said...

You immediate put me in mind of
http://www.despair.com/def24x30prin.html

Matushka Anna said...

Fr. Benedict is a convert!

Thanks, Steve, that was fun.

Laura Short said...

YAY!!! I reallt liked those two the best but wanted sooo much to play!!!

Please...let's do this again!!! :)

J.D. said...

Matushka Anna,
Yes, but who would've known? The convert laity never gets a fair shake. It's somehow ingrained in the system.

Anonymous said...

Okay, now I feel like the world's biggest Ortho-dummy...could someone please tell me what an Ossuary is?!

- loyal lurker

Sophia in West Texas said...

J.D. - Do newlyweds know all of the family jokes of their respective in-laws? Of course not! It takes a while being part of the family to feel like a member, even when you *are* one. Try again at the next caption contest. Maybe this just wasn't your pic. :-)

P.S. This convert wasn't *born* Sophia. :-)

s-p said...

Dear Loyal lurker, The ossuary is where the bones of the monks are stored after they are dug up. Google "monastery ossuary pictures" and some will come up.

margaret said...

Curmudgeophan looks like he's been invited to a Greek parish for Pascha and can even now smell the spit-roasting lamb.

Hira Animfefte said...

@margaret--with lemon? ;)