"Igor, would you give me a hand with the bags?"
"Certainly, you take the blonde and I'll take the one in the turban."
Why are we quoting a classic movie line? Yes, we know it's our country's birthday... and yes, we know that a lot of people will be celebrating it, too. However, the genius' here at Woot are taking note of another birthday celebration; one that could be, with your help, greater than that of a stupid fireworks display. We are referring to the birthday of a great American, Mel Brooks.
"Would you like to roll in ze hay? Roll, roll, roll..."
No, thank you, not a roll in ze hay today. It's the birthday weekend of Mel "Mr. Awards" Brooks, himself. You know who he is and you either love him or you hate him. Either way your entry for this week's Photoshop contest should be very interesting:
Photoshop a famous scene from that great Mel Brooks hit movie, "Young Frankenstein" and include the Lexmark Photo Printer w/ Vivitar 5MP Digital Camera Bundle. Extra points awarded for including Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory assistant, Igor. Points taken away if you make the Printer Bundle his hump. Whatever you do do, make it real, make it good, make it really good.
Post your entry here by by 12:59 AM EST on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. Prizes are $100/$50/$20 for 1st/2nd/3rd. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of geniuses can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, pen and ink, collage, MSPaint, Spirograph, iron-on transfers, guitar tablatures, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. Try to keep your maximum width to 550px. If you need a place to host your pictures, try imageshack.ws, photobucket.com, or wootimagehosting.net. We have no connection to the first two, but they seem free and easy to use, especially the last one (phenominal donation required). And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. If you want us to be sure your entry was indeed copied from someone else, post links to the original image. The more sure we are that you did (or did not do) your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize (or permanently ban you from the site).
Dr. Frankenstein: "What a filthy job."
Igor: "Could be worse."
Dr. Frankenstein: "How?"
Igor: "Could be raining."
Past money winners: If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email your selections (with links to the individual post) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
Past monkey winners: If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email your selections (with links to the individual post) to me at email@example.com by 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday.
"Put ... the candle ... back..."