Saturday, June 25, 2011

So, what’s yer real name?

The Blog’s Creative Alias Contest

Lest anyone think the Blog is trying to hijack the YS News name tag idea or in some way trying to subvert it, let me explain the process. What we are doing is feeding off the creative energy of our residents to augment the original idea, much like knitting sweaters for trees or hanging paintings in public restrooms. I suppose you could even call it public art.

Here’s how it’s supposed to work… I’m standing in front of Tom’s market with a name tag that reads, “Hello, my name is John Kasich. Ask me about fracking.” Along comes someone from town I have never met.

“Hi, John, I’m Jane Doe. Tell me something about fracking,” she says.

“Hi, Jane. Fracking is a process for extracting natural gas from the shale below our homes and farms by pumping noxious chemicals into it under high pressure to break it up and release the gas. The process is perfectly safe and necessary, so we can have cheap energy and make a few people very rich. There’s no way of telling what will happen to our drinking water years down the line, but it will probably be okay.”

“Ha, ha. So what’s your real name?”

“I’m Virgil Hervey.”

“Oh, you’re the guy with the blog. I’m Jane Doe. Glad to meet you.”

Judges will be looking for the most creative name tags. The winner gets twenty bucks.

Read more: Creative Alias Contest


Yvonne said...

I'm game, as long as it doesn't have to be political. I'll be a musician, albeit a dead one that's not well known...

Virgil Hervey said...

I hope I didn't give a wrong impression by using a political example. All genres are welcome.