It was a pretty good first contest, here at Gravediggers Local 16. Before we go any further, we want to extend our gratitude to all of those who entered. A contest without entries is the saddest pumpkin on the block. You took time out of your day to craft together some effort – could have taken an hour or a minute – it was still time that you gave to this little website. Thank You.
We have received word back from our celebrity judges, the Freakshow Family – Bernie, Loretta and daughter, Poinsettia. We’ve tallied up the scores and are ready to present the winners of the 2010 Halloween Contest here at Gravediggers Local 16.
THE LIMERICK CONTEST
We received a wide range of limericks, offering our judges the chance to puzzle at the clever wordplay offered by you, our readers. It came down to Mike‘s entry that won the Grand Prize – a copy of Halloween Hootenanny on CD, a Bath O’Lantern organic vegan soap from BubbleGenius, a membership to ZombiePumpkins.com and, in addition, he will receive a pumpkin themed metal Luminary that Weird Jon has donated from his wild traverses across this haunted globe.
The Halloween party was rocking,
Robbin graves was a job theyd share,
Into the graveyard theyd creep,
And dig down deep,
A fresh corpse theyd bring to the air.
It’s Hallowe’en and our party’s been drinking
So much that now we’re all stinking
We’ve crashed Gravedigger’s Local
where the owners are vocal
About wanting to know what we’re thinking.
I’m creeped out by Weird Jon and Strange Jason
Calling out to some lady they’re chasin’
It doesn’t get too much better
When they finally get her
For the result’s what you might call “debasin'”
Talking to Weird Jon for a minute
About the contest and how I will win it
But I have a strong hunch
After tasting the punch
That someone’s slipped arsenic in it!
The once was a creature from hades,
Who had quite a thing for the ladies,
At the Halloween do,
He picked one or two,
To give birth to his hell spawny babies
The party was ever so booming,
But the shadow of death it was looming,
It came in through the door,
Threw up on the floor,
And all of the guests went a zooming.
Weird Jon had a coffin full of cash.
To buy music to make sure the party was a smash.
He cleaned out the store
Bought spooky records galore
But the hit of the night was the Monster Mash.
Strange Jason had a wonderful affinity
That had party goers howling with glee
His costume was tied
His makeup was applied
And he walked the local’s halls handing out candy.
All dark and spooky on Halloween night
The party raged on with fiendish delight
As the moon rose high, there came a knock on the door
Zombies looking for brains, could this party supply anymore?
Every ran and hide from these undead creatures
The zombies moaned and reached for their heads
Spooky Jason threw what he could, zombie heads spilling out red
The nerve of those zombies, trying the ruin the party
We’ll have to use their guts and make something arty!
Pale faces looked on with distain,
at the lad looking smug & quite vain.
Though he thought “I’m the highlight,
A buff vampire from Twilight!”
He was looked on as something to drain.
On Halloween night someone spiked the punch.
Atomic Mystery Monster lost his lunch.
No one had a clue,
Just what to do.
Drink up the punch, was my first hunch.
Surely the party would be great,
Even Strange Jason got a date.
Dressed as a cat,
She looked like a rat,
But Jason was sure he found his mate.
THE ART CONTEST
It was a close contest here. With a narrower field of entrants, it came down to a hair – one of Bernie’s – in deciding who would walk away with the grand prize.
But it was Ellen Hudson, whose uncanny ability to capture the Atomic Mystery Monster in art form – something photographers have failed to do for decades – won her the Grand Prize of Scarecrow brand custom fitting vampire fangs, the high end Blood Gel to go with the new fangs, Perfect Creature on DVD and Heart On anatomical heart-shaped vegan soap from Bubble Genius.