Monday, September 24, 2007

Monday Morning Mocha

I have a jolly-good idea. The first commenter (today) to correctly identify BOTH the name of the building in my header AND the identity of the statue in my avatar will win a $20 Starbucks gift card along with a signed photograph of Mr. Shain and Bee-Spot (including full frontal face). I’m serious folks; how else are you going to win free lattes this morning? It is on!

(Leave your guesses in the comments section.)

28 comments:

Mr. Shain said...

My bet is on Crimenotes or Flop (if they ever read this blog). Prove me wrong ladies, prove me wrong.

blythe said...

i know it! i know it!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Sorry, can't muster up enough care to even try.

blythe said...

cherry - i think you might have just made your way into round two of blog of love!

Michael5000 said...

Well, we've got the Hungarian Royal Palace going on in the header.

The avatar looks quite a bit like Michelangelo's Moses, or Donatello's St. Mark, but isn't either one of those. Stumped.

SO: I figure qualify for the gift card, but couldn't quite snag the signed photo. Mmm, looking forward to a sugary coffee beverage already.

Mr. Shain said...

somebody cares, SOMEBODY READS THIS!

so you're right about the building, although got the name wrong, but close enough.

still looking for the person depicted in the avatar.

Mr. Shain said...

blythe, i took you to cheesecake factory. if that doesn't get me into round 2, you're dead to me.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Blythe - what the hell do you mean "maybe"?

Anonymous said...

zeus?

Michael5000 said...

OK, I'm thinking it's a pretty solid match with a late-classical Greek bust, artist unknown, of the philosopher Epicurus.

Epicurianism.... seeking out pleasures in moderation.... the Cheesecake Factory.... everything is starting to add up. I think I've got it.

Michael5000 said...

Oh, and.... Buda Castle, yeah?

blythe said...

nerd alert!

oh and cherry, maybe because you bad talked me somewhere. but i forget.

Mr. Shain said...

ding ding ding... we have a winner... with way to much time oh his hands. congrats michael5000. if i ever need a PI, i'll call you.

Michael5000 said...

Sweet. I'd like to thank the people at Google image and all of the various taxpayers who subsidized my grotesque overeducation. It's been a real honor to compete with, uh, anonymous.

sybil law said...

Dammit! Late to the party. WAH.
As if I would have gotten those... although I thought I knew the avatar, but no - I was wrong.
Oh well. Damn!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Blythe -- uhh, I think I need details about this badmouthing incident, please

Mr. Shain said...

[cherry], i believe she used the phrase "bad talked" to describe your comment. yeah, turns out she's from oklahoma.

So@24 said...

Curses! I saw 17 comments and knew I was too late.

Perhaps next time Mr. Shain

crimenotes said...

What the fuck, assface? I'm no longer blurbing your site?

Flop might've passed your quiz. I suck as aesthetics.

crimenotes said...

*at*

The Yellow Dart said...

Michael5000, you'll never see that gift card. He's laughing right now that he made you all jump.

Shain. Giveaways to up your readership?? I think that's cheating!!!

Mr. Shain said...

i give it one week before you're giving something away yellow dart.

Mr. Shain said...

crimenotes, you also suck as aesthetics.

blythe said...

now now boys.

i know for a fact that that shain was eyeing some gift certificates on our trip to office max last night. this was after he'd fingered every available style of hanging file folder in the whole fucking store finally deciding on grey, but being disappointed that they were white inside. this was also after he made me cry at dinner, but before he made me cry while eating dessert.

Ryan said...
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Ryan said...

You're such a philanthropist.

blythe said...

isn't he though?

oklahomans unite! no? ok.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Really?? It's Friday and we're still looking at this Starbuck's post?