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Announcing Brain Celebri-teasers!

By Brian | December 20, 2010 | Share on Facebook

Ladies and Gentlemen, an announcement: I’ve finally found a way to combine my desire to get better at Photoshop with my goal of posting regular updates to my blog. In other words, I’m starting a web contest!

The contest is called Brain Celebri-teasers and here’s how it works:

Early on each Monday in 2011, I will post a picture which combines two famous faces. The people involved will be drawn (no pun intended) from one of four categories: Politics, Movies/TV, Sports, or Music. Each week, I will announce the category, the difficulty level (Easy, Medium, Hard) and provide a brief clue. Readers will be asked to post their answers in the comments section on that post, and the first comment (as determined by timestamp) will be declared that week’s winner. The winner will receive one point for answering an easy puzzle, two points for a medium puzzle, and three points for a hard puzzle. Standings will be kept and a winner will be announced at the end of the year.

To make it a little more convenient, I will put a page break in the post just after the picture, so if you come directly to I Should Be Sleeping each Monday, you won’t be in danger of reading someone else’s answer in the comments. RSS readers will also be well protected. If you’re coming from elsewhere (e.g., from Facebook), though, you’ll just have to control yourself and not look at others’ answers while you’re thinking about your own (I recommend strategic use of the scroll bars).

Of course, just because there are answers down there doesn’t mean they’re right! I will announce the answer and that week’s winner on each Thursday, so I encourage everyone to play even after the guesses start to roll in. Heck – there are no prizes involved here, so playing is just as much fun even if you don’t win, right?

Anyway, seeing as how today is Monday, let’s do an example (I’ll post another example next Monday as well, and then we’ll be into the real contest after the New Year). Here we go:

Practice Week #1
Difficulty: Easy
Clue:This couple made big news organizing the community of Washington, DC

Got your guess? Ready to post to the comments section? OK, great – click through the break to see the answer (since this is a practice round, I’ll reveal the answer right away. Normally, you’d have to wait until Thursday).

Practice Week #1
Difficulty: Easy
Clue:This couple made big news organizing the community of Washington, DC
Answer:Barack & Michelle Obama
Barack Obama, famous former community organizer in Chicago, Ill. and his wife, Michelle, moved into the White House in January of 2009. Perhaps you read about it?

So, how did you do? (HINT: If you didn’t get that one, it’s going to be a very, very long year for you).

As I said above, I’ll be back next week with another (Christmas-themed) example, and then the contest will begin in earnest on January 3rd.

Don’t forget to check back each Monday morning for your chance to beat everyone else to the punch! And tell your friends! As they say, especially around this time of year, the more, the merrier!

Topics: Brain Celebri-teasers | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Announcing Brain Celebri-teasers!”

  1. Jeff Porten says at December 26th, 2010 at 2:03 pm :
    How many points do we get for the nightmares you’re going to be inducing?

  2. Brian says at December 26th, 2010 at 3:09 pm :
    I do points – if you want to run side bets, that’s up to you. ;-)


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