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CONTEST RESULTS! I KNOW YOU WANT THEM!!!

Hey all!

Having survived a small trip to NYC I now return to present you with the contest results! Let it be known that we had 555 submissions, and we evaluated every one of them. It wasn't an easy pick; we narrowed it down to 25 or so that we thought were really solid.

That said, congratulations to theredfish for his excellent submission! YOU ARE THE WINNER. This comic had us in stitches at the beginning of judging; an excellent start to the process.

Toaster Oven contest winner

Good work, sir! We'll be in touch with you over the next couple of days to discuss prizes and what-not. As a consolation to everyone else, we'll be making "best-of" posts over the next few weeks showing the ones we thought were super solid.

Thanks again to all for making this a tremendous success! Seriously, we were overwhelmed by the response. Can't wait to do another contest at some point in the future. :D

Comments

Congrats

Comment by Kirimon (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 00:26

A round of applause for the gentleman. Good show sir!

congrats to the winner! i

Comment by Eddie (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 00:35

congrats to the winner! i really liked it =D!

....lucky bastard ¬¬ hahaha :P.

I would threaten to

Comment by Scott (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 00:44

I would threaten to virtually eat the winners liver, but virtual threats really hold no fear. SO that being siad congrats and may you live a long liver full life :D

Well durn >_>

Comment by Irothtin (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 01:06

Well durn >_>

Ummm...

Comment by Cowdog (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 02:09

What disturbs me the most about the winner is that I don't get the joke....

I sadly have to agree with

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:12

I sadly have to agree with you on this

I agree... and will add that

Comment by John M. (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 09:59

I agree... and will add that mine was funnier... said only because I am bitter.

I didn't want to be the one

Comment by Stephen (not verified) Wed, 05/27/2009 - 06:58

I didn't want to be the one to explain the joke but I just can't stand it. Conrad is the smoke.

Not quite.

Comment by coryjonc (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 01:32

That's John.

Stephen, are you trollin up

Comment by conrad Thu, 05/28/2009 - 07:39

Stephen, are you trollin up my website? ;)

I still don't get

Comment by Cowdog (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 04:47

I still don't get it.....obscure reference is obscure I guess. Is this one of those things where you have to know the person personally AND know the movie/tv/book or whatever it's referencing?

smoke signals

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 05:49

All these mentions about movies or other sources are obscure, but an image of a genie in a bottle is more mainstream. You know how the genie looks all wispy at the bottom when he's coming out of the lamp? That's the joke. The smoke isn't smoke anymore, but the last bit of him you can see as he leaves.

meh

Comment by John M. (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 10:18

A good visual joke doesn't need explanation... which is why I hate political cartoons in the papers.

I got the joke. And I lol'd.

Comment by Peter (not verified) Wed, 06/17/2009 - 05:40

I got the joke. And I lol'd.

Consolation Prize?

Comment by Doorman (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 03:11

Can we see some of the runnersup?

He said they'd be posting

Comment by Stephen (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 08:37

He said they'd be posting them over the next few weeks.

Don't worry, he'll be back

Comment by Phil R (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 12:16

Don't worry, he'll be back in the sequel~

But he'll be voiced by some

Comment by conrad Tue, 05/26/2009 - 12:18

But he'll be voiced by some schmuck. :(

But Then

Comment by Mark (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 13:52

But then he'll be voiced by the same guy as the first time in the next installment.

someone explain it to me

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 12:49

someone explain it to me please

No John, you are the genie.

Comment by conrad Tue, 05/26/2009 - 12:59

And then John was the genie.

SHAZAM!

Comment by Jaki (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 13:59

SHAZAM!

Lol! OMG, this is funny!!!

Comment by didi (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 14:21

Lol! OMG, this is funny!!! LMAO! Well deserved winner :D

I always wanted to know...

Comment by Lonex (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 14:29

I always wanted to know... how did you guys decide the name of this web comic...

I don't get it...

Comment by Bones Skull (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 17:48

My title says it all.

...Is that quote from that

Comment by w1ng740 (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 19:18

...Is that quote from that shaquille o' neal kazaam movie? I sort of recall the kid crying that out.

Congratulations!

Comment by Faux Graciousness (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 21:05

^_^

SHAZAM

Comment by Jeff (not verified) Tue, 05/26/2009 - 22:47

I just realized it's supposed to be from that movie....right?

I think it's spelled Kazaam,

Comment by conrad Wed, 05/27/2009 - 01:06

I think it's spelled Kazaam, but you're closing in on it, yes. XD

That's what I meant...the

Comment by Jeff (not verified) Wed, 05/27/2009 - 20:27

That's what I meant...the only thing I really remember from that movie is when it rained cheeseburgers ._.

The gods smile upon thee.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 05/27/2009 - 23:03

It seems you are fortunate enough not to remember the nightmare of Shaq rapping.

Wha...?

Comment by Angela (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 14:32

What nightmare? You are talking about Kazaam, right? The single greatest movie ever made, EVARZ?!?!?1

But seriously... Yeah, kids movies from the 90's were sometimes a very special kind of horrible. Last Action Hero, anyone?

Oh I get it!

Comment by Chris D. (not verified) Sun, 05/31/2009 - 22:38

It's a joke on multiple levels!

Kazaam stars a freakishly all person as a genie with a short person telling him not to go.

John is said freakishly tall person with...

Yeah, if you can't get it at this point, it's just not your kind of humor. :-)

Okay kids, truth be told I

Comment by conrad Wed, 05/27/2009 - 01:10

Okay kids, truth be told I didn't think it was funny because of the movie reference, but thinking about John as Shaq has indeed brought another level of excitement to this comic. So thank you, everyone, for your comedic contribution!

You dont need to have seen

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 05/27/2009 - 11:10

You dont need to have seen the movie to think its funny. I might have seen some better ones while looking through them all myself, but this one is solid. Good job, johnnywandermemecreatoruser!

No subject

Comment by Luke (not verified) Wed, 05/27/2009 - 14:05

No wonder I don't get it. I never saw that movie.

May or may not be a movie reference...

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 06/04/2009 - 00:38

Truth be told it's humorous without any reference to the movie which has been brought up. I mean I never saw Kazaam, and I still chuckled at poor Yuko's plight at losing the ever-handy, tall genie.

congrats

Comment by Hilary (not verified) Wed, 05/27/2009 - 17:04

I don't really get it either, but congrats to the winner! I'm just culturally challenged.

Oh

Comment by allison (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 00:21

I didn't see that movie either... (6_6) I guess that's why I felt confused too.. But you guys liked it, so that's good enough!! :D

*runs away crying*

Oh okay

Comment by HollyWoodCarCrash (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 01:35

Kazaam wasn't the first thing that popped into my head when I read the comic. I was thinking more along the lines of "I dream of Genie" Because Genie always called Tony "master" and if I recall correctly the Shaq genie called his master "Max" more often than "master".
But that's just my over active mind working... lol
Congrats.

...all I really remember visually in my head from that Kazaam movie is Shaq and some "bad guy" eating goat eyes in the back of a limo...*shudders*

yay for being blonde

Comment by Rain (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 03:38

Well, first of all, congrats to theredfish! I'm afraid I'm uncultured and never saw the Shaq movie. So instead my brain supplied Disney's Aladdin. So, in this version Genie is played by John, Aladdin by Yuko, and Jasmine by Link.

Yeah, I'd totally watch that remake.

Not the Best

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 05/28/2009 - 07:54

Sorry. I'm trying not to be bitter here, but the expressions on the characters really don't match what they're saying. I think there were much better entries than this one.

Word.

Comment by John M. (not verified) Fri, 05/29/2009 - 10:20

You sir ain't just talkin jive... you be expectorating specifics. 100% authentic statement, yo. (zero sarcasm... honest)

Personally, I thought the

Comment by M. (not verified) Mon, 06/01/2009 - 01:29

Personally, I thought the joke was hilarious even having not seen the aforementioned joke. The textual context makes the expressions work.

I agree, and I haven't seen

Comment by Devvy (not verified) Thu, 06/04/2009 - 23:11

I agree, and I haven't seen the movie either. I think some people are just a bit bitter. :)

What?

Comment by Razor (not verified) Mon, 06/01/2009 - 15:27

I thought it was funny. Well, okay, maybe not hysterically funny but...appropriate? My biggest chuckle was from imagining Yuko (though I have no idea what she sounds like) tearfully pleading with Genie!John not to leave, complete with drippy music.

If groove is in the heart, then perhaps funny is in the mind?