Today's the day when many of our countrymen gather in basements and dorm rooms to protest the criminalization of one of their favorite pastimes. Through the haze of - wait, what were we talking about? Oh, the contest, right. Anyway, so, like, we were thinking about how awful it would be if one of your favorite pastimes was prohibited by the iron fist-boot of state power - especially the pastime that pays my bills. Your challenge this week:
Show us a scene from a world where Woot is illegal.
Wooters huddling in abandoned buildings to buy LeakFrogs. Military incursions into Carrollton, to disrupt the traffic in Woot merchandise. TV commercials warning kids about the dangers of Woot. The head shops that try to entice wooters in while staying just on the right side of the law. Like drug prohibition, and alcohol prohibiton before it, Woot prohibition would all spin off kinds of unintended effects. So let us see them. Don't bogart the 'chops, bra.
Post your entry here by 11:59 AM (central) on Monday, April 27, 2009. Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 550px. If you need a place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com. We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use. And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.