PERMANENT INKSTAIN FOR RYAN MARTINEZ
This is what you've done, each Week. I arrange the rows in reverse chronological order, because there are some Losers, and they know who they are, who check up on my points-awarding every Week.But I would just like to reiterate that such checking up is not a problem for me. I have said many times that each Loser's enlightened self-interest is my best QA.
If you wish to see what your ink was, refer to the Master Contest List or search All Invitational Text. Remember that Types I, P, some H, and sometimes A are seen "above the Report" -- that is, if they are listed here for Week 7777, for example, they will be found in text files or images of Week 7777. Everything else will be found in a "Report" section of a file two, three, or four weeks later; 7781 in this Example.
If you see any error, please let me know, email@example.com.
Key to Ink Types:
- 4: 4th Runner-Up.
- H: Honorable Mention, sometimes appearing in the setup of a new contest.
||Movie clips -- drop letters from the middle of a title
||Delete one or more letters (they must be consecutive) from the middle of a movie title, and describe the resulting new movie.
||H H |
||Don't you want to see new places?
||Change any place name slightly and describe the new place.
||Shoot us some oops
||Tell us a concise original joke that revolves around a typo or misheard word.
||Tour de Fours XVI -- It's the LIAR club
||Coin a word or multi-word term that contains the letter block L-I-A-R and describe it.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1334 through Week 1359.
||It's parody time!
||Write a satirical song about anything in the news right now, set to a familiar tune.
||AZ if -- balancing acts
||Think of a new word or two-word phrase that begins and ends -- either way -- with one of the provided "alphabetically balanced" pairs.
||The confaketionary -- food fictoids
||Tell us some comically false "fact" about food, drink or dining.
||Not-ables -- slightly alter a famous name
||Slightly alter the name (make sure the original is obvious) of a famous personage -- past or present, real or fictional -- and describe the resulting nonpersonage, or offer a quote from that person, or both.
MOST OF YOUR INK
Here is, I hope, most of your ink to be found in the All Invitational Text list. I have to find these with what are called regular expressions, which is a method used in a lot of programming languages to find and modify certain text strings in larger corpora. Basically I look for something like this:
"Report From Week 758"
"And from The Style Invitational four weeks ago . . ."
and then some text, your name, and your town, arranged in this familiar way:"GlaxoSmithKline: I have six kids named Chesterfield, Winston, Lark, BensonHedges, Doral and Kool. If I name my new baby Nicorette, can I get a free coupon for your products? (Jennifer Hart, Arlington)"I don't catch everything, but I believe I find 90%.
Unlike in the table to the left, I've arranged these in chronological order, so you can see how your humor matured, like a forgotten cheese deep in the walls of an old house. You started out, perhaps in Year 1, sending in riddles you sort of remembered from grade school, and now look at ya, ain't you Dorothy Parker.
[still working on this ...]