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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Announcing the winner of the Being David Hasselhoff contest

Yes, it has been a long time.

I believe the judge recused herself and forgot to tell me about it. There may not be precedent for this in the Canadian legal system.

(The truth is that the person who agreed to judge the contest, as a person who is qualified to be an actual judge, is a very competent and in-demand lawyer who is busy with real cases.)

Never fear, dear readers. I did not think it would take this long to announce the winners. Next time, I will make sure that the judges in my contests have nothing better to do than peruse photographs and personal stories of touching people who have met David Hasselhoff. However, it is not all in vain. Today is the Hoff's birthday and I can think of no better way to celebrate.

I received a number of excellent entries. As a Canadian, I am required to say that it was difficult to choose, but it really was. There were six entries that stood above the rest. I will review the four honourable mentions and then tell you who won the awe-inspiring prizes.

Honourable mention #1
Ricki's story about ACTUALLY MEETING DAVID HASSELHOFF was incredible. This is the sort of life-changing experience that most of us can only dream about.

Honourable mention #2
Glen's song in which he described himself as David Hasselhoff is True Art. Even now, I occasionally hum it to myself.

Honourable mention #3
Steve's photograph of himself as David Hasselhoff is now infamous. Earlier this week, we were out to dinner with friends who mentioned it. Who WOULDN'T want to turn dinner conversation to the topic of David in drag, I ask you?

Honourable mention #4
Karan's photograph and description of her Hoff addiction came very, very close to winning. However, it could not beat...


Holly's video of a normal evening at her house was featured on The Daily Hasselhoff, the Internet's #1 source for Hasselhoff news. This is roughly equivalent to the front page of the Paper of Record. The attention to costuming and props was admirable and deserves recognition. Congratulations, Holly. When you send me your address, the CD will be in the mail.


As soon as Sarah submitted her video, there was no question who would win. In fact, there were NO ENTRIES after this was posted to the blog. The competition just folded. I especially like the attention to costuming, camera angles, and special effects. This is GENIUS. If you have not seen this video, please click through and watch it. For reference, I have included the original version.

Sarah, you definitely deserve to win. This is not just my opinion: it is the consensus of my readers. There could not be any other winner. Please contact me and we can work out a day for you to take over my blog.


Ricki said...

Well, if meeting the man wasn't life-changing enough, now I can say I GOT HONORABLE MENTION! Whoo-hoo! Since I never win anything, this is truly astonishing and very welcome. Thanks!!!

I'd like to thank my blog readers, YOUR blog readers, my parents, my HH, my dogs. . . .

Anonymous said... know the winner. I am one degree from a celebrity! Sarah is the best—no bestest Hoff impersonator!

I will faint now.