February 10th, 2006

jay-electrode

Voting is now open for the new caption contest

The having Jay's head examined poll.

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Well, it's time to vote on your favorite caption. Usual rules, ties to be settled by the Child, some fabulous Jay Lake-oriented prize for the winner of the poll. (I'm thinking of offering the chance to be Tuckerized in Trial of Flowers as a prize choice.)

Note: I did some minor editing of longer entries to fit poll code length restrictions.

Poll #670680 Caption Contest Number Two

Which caption best suits the picture?

saycestsay "Where do you get your ideas?"
12(25.5%)
deviathan Tired of your computer outgunning you? Now, you too can enjoy memory upgrades, fully compatible with all versions of wetware! And, for a limited time, enjoy this service with a complimentary hair highlight, normally a $150 value!
0(0.0%)
jtdiii Tired of hair colors that grow out ina a few weeks? Now there is Ms. Clairol's new root conditioner series. It colors you hair down to the roots insuring months of color in just one application!
1(2.1%)
nick_kaufmann "Yes, Jay, of course zeppelins are real. Of course they are. No one's calling you crazy. Right, everyone? Zeppelins are real."
0(0.0%)
robvagle "Filling the Lake with Jay"
0(0.0%)
marksiegal "This brain-sucking alien looks just like a syringe. Oh no, it's starving!"
0(0.0%)
deviathanJay volunteered to be first to try daring new therapy to combat right-wing propaganda. "If we can give people truth more directly," he said after his treatment, "perhaps they will vote Democrats in control of the Senate in 2006."
1(2.1%)
mtrimm1 Geez, this is like finding a needle in a Jaystack!
1(2.1%)
sdn your head looks like a pomander condom.
1(2.1%)
anansi133 The new brain chip implant runs any operating system available. Windows, Linux, and Macintosh are no problem. It can even run Jay Lake!
2(4.3%)
the_flea_king "Now, my question before we proceed, Mr.Lake--have you ever seen the film, 'Altered States?' No? Very good."
1(2.1%)
garyomaha "Mr. Lake, welcome to the Department of Homeland Security. We understand you've been talking about us and our Commander-in-Chief. Very well, let's begin..."
2(4.3%)
barthanderson "Daddy, where do Republicans come from?"
3(6.4%)
lonp "Relax, Mr. Lake. We're going to take all of the scary clowns out and put happy ones back in instead. Everything will be juuuust fine."
6(12.8%)
bovil "This is what happens when you don't take off your yarmulke for Vlad Tepes!"
0(0.0%)
albionidaho Once again, Jay Lake proves science fiction can become a reality. Tonight: Damon Knight's "Semper Fi".
3(6.4%)
squirrel_monkey With this economical upgrade, Jay Lake will be able to write a novel in a single day!
0(0.0%)
dinogrl In an effort to step up Mr. Bush's domestic spying program, Mr. Lake was unknowingly injected with a locator chip/behavior modification system for wayward liberals.
1(2.1%)
hhw Jay Lake donates his considerable assets to the Hair Club for Men.
0(0.0%)
hhw Jay Lake prepares for another photo shoot.
0(0.0%)
(Anonymous) Jay Lake out. Brian Keene in.
0(0.0%)
coolmajaka Fashion Week in Paris takes an ugly turn.
1(2.1%)
coolmajaka How the "ways to improve your writing" infomercial begins.
0(0.0%)
coolmajaka "Isn't there an easier way to attach this to my head?"
0(0.0%)
coolmajaka "Are you doing this right? I saw Trainspotting five times, and I don't remember this."
0(0.0%)
coolmajaka "How in the world did you ever get some of Heinlein's M-RNA? Hmm, on second hand, I don't want to know."
2(4.3%)
karindira "I'm having the novels directly extracted from my brain, now. It saves time."
2(4.3%)
etcet "You need to let this marinate overnight. Otherwise, the zombies will know..."
1(2.1%)
carmental "..and with proper placement of the transmutation serum, the subject will now display a superhuman ability to..."
1(2.1%)
goulo Dude, are you sure this is going to cure my hangover?
3(6.4%)
canadiansuzanne Yell if you smell burnt toast, and if you see Elvis, get a phone number.
2(4.3%)
madwriter Ray Kurzweil, questioned about the brain-altering nanotechnology in his book The Singularity is Near, gives an example using his first guinea pig.
1(2.1%)
jay-China-avatar

Heading on north...

Supposed to head for Seattle in a couple of hours for tonight's event at University Books, and lo bibliothec informs me that the drawbridge on I-5 northbound is stuck in the up position. Checked the traffic reports, and yes indeedie, indefinite closure on the main north-south artery for West Coast traffic. There's only ONE alternate highway route (I-205) that isn't miles and miles out of my way, which is what everyone else in the state will be using. There's one alternate surface route (US-30 to Rainier and across to Longview) which might be preferable, because slower is better than jammed tighter than a donkey eating drywall.

Sigh.