Saturday, September 19, 2015

Appease The Elves Summer Automobile Build-Off Roundup

For the eight of you who care, we skipped the roundups for a month. It can all be explained, I assure you. You see, elves are just fun to abuse. Whether it be their curly little shoes or their squeaky voices there's something about them that make you want to startle them awake with an air horn blast. We have some friends that, unlike this sad little corner of the internet, actually know how to run a successful blog. They're called The LEGO Car Blog. They have offices and an executive bathroom. We have a run down shack and an outhouse. They have employees who write insightful features, we have…an outhouse. Part of their success involves employing elves for cheap. Long story short, they've abused the bejesus outta their elves for months now, the guys over at our Big Brothers Blog caught wind of this and blew the whistle on their whole elf abusing scheme and now the execs at The LEGO Car Blog have to register themselves as Elf Offenders. Now the elves in their employ are paid fairly, they get regular potty breaks, and a strict No-Pubes-In-Their-Tea clause was amended to their contracts. Also the courts ordered a two month long contest to appease the elves as a means to atone for the hilarious wrongs that have been done to them. Told ya it could all be explained. Anyway, we here at LUGNuts teamed up with Head Turnerz and The LEGO Car Blog to build some awesome cars trucks and bikes to appease the sniffling little twerps. We didn't work strictly from the kindness of our hearts. Oh no. Mother Theresa we are not! We had to be bribed with awesome prizes courtesy of No Starch Press. It was all called the Appease The Elves Summer Automobile Build-Off. Clues were given throughout the contest that offered insight into what the elves like to see. Those that followed such clues had a better chance at winning. Through careful deliberation and plenty of booze, the elves have picked their favorites.

There's a reason they load First Class onto the plane first. While seated comfortably in their roomy leather seats with a cocktail in their hand, the folks in First Class are a pampered lot. They then parade the unwashed masses through First Class on their way to coach to instill a sense of inferiority among the hopeless clods who can't afford the finer things in life. With that said, let's announce the winners first!

The runner up winner was this Beer Wagon built by Lino Martins! Uh, OK, I know how this looks. All I can say is, don't hate the playa, hate the game. There's a reason I'm in charge around here, that being…good looking people are better people. Just kidding. Actually I tapped into the notion that elves are prone to the funnest form of self abuse. No, I don't mean auto-erotic asphyxiation. I mean alcoholism. Falling down, stupid, puking alcoholism. What's not to love?

Tom Daniel's Beer Wagon

Proving that flames, boobies, vomit, guns, and rally stripes will win the hearts of elves everywhere, is our first place grand poobah winner, Thomas Graafland and his red British Mailtruck! Wait, what, who? Um…seems he didn't even enter through LUGNuts. You can do that, says so in the small print. Granted, Thomas' mail truck is 50 shades of awesome, but it seems the elves are a more serious and dignified lot than I was lead to believe. I partied with a few of the elves and there is nothing dignified about a gas mask bong. Still, it seems the elves are steeped in British tradition and for this reason, Thomas, my hat goes off to you. The power functions and working lights are admittedly very cool.

The TLCB office (Lego Ford Transit)

Now that the winners are seated comfortably in first class, lets parade the unwashed passengers back to coach who didn't quite make the cut. Sam Sir Manperson had good intentions with this ridiculously slammed yellow hot rod. It has elf appeal all over it but alas the elves are just not that into renders, it turns out.

Elves' Rod!

Much later in the challenge Sam comes back with even more elf appeal with this GT-FR in bright yellow. Like the Kardashians, elves are a narcissistic lot and enjoy seeing themselves in sex tapes, selfies, and among these entries. Throw in a big engine, rally stripes and some guns and you have yourselves the fixings for an all out elf-gasm!

GT-FR for the elves!

Later Sam proves that lightning can strike thrice with this trio of VW goodness. We have a MK1 VW Golf, a MK1 VW Golf Cabriolet and a MK1 VW Golf Caddy. Good work, Sam.

Lego VW MkI Golf collection

Car guys and elves alike love vehicular violence. Its true. If it wasn't, Death Race 2000 wouldn't top the charts as being the best movie in the history of the world EVAR! Who's with me on this? Nathan? Ralph? Anyone? Anyway, a guy named Zenn taps into this notion with Karma; a Hot Rod inspired by 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Karma Hot Rod

Calvin Sun also taps into this notion with a little MOC he likes to call… A Mad Max inspiration... With a bunch of other sci-fi bits thrown in.  I hear he named his dog…Four-legged animal who likes to poop and eat sometimes.

A mad max inspiration... With a bunch of other sci-fi bits thrown in...

Whatever he named his dog, Calvin Sun comes back later with Elves of Hazzard…sure to be a hit among the elves who live in the part of the country that still can't believe gay marriage has been legalized in all 50 states. Its OK, elves of the south…you still can have your debate over whether or not dinosaurs ever existed.

Elves of Hazard

With rally stripes, big engines and an elf amongst the action, Lino Martins had high hopes for this pair of sprint racers. I really figured it was a shoe-in for at least a runner-up win, but alas, all hopes were squelched by whatever ignorant douchebag that built the Beer Wagon.

Sprint Racers!

Tim Inman proves that not all entries need to be laden with vomit and elf debauchery to be good. If Thomas' mail truck proved that demure and English will also tickle an elves fancy, then this 1957 Jaguar XK-SS surely would have raised some elf eyebrows.

1957 Jaguar XK-SS

Tim comes back later and strikes a chord in the hearts of elves and humans alike with this all-orange-all-the-time "Calypso" 1937 Chevy Town Sedan. I don't care what the elves think, Tim has a seat in First Class with me and Thomas anytime he wants it. Drinks and pretty stewardesses await you, bro.

"Calypso" 1937 Chevy Town Sedan Show Rod

While we're at it, let's save a seat for Bricksonwheels and his Cadillac Fleetwood Le Cabriolet Lowrider. Every little detail is chock full of win. This proves that everything Dennis touches turns to gold…or…um…chrome, actually.

Cadillac Fleetwood Le Cabriolet 1/10 in Lego

Undercover Wookiee pounds out a little entry he calls Bob's Rod. Raphy immediately chimes in stating that he's a sucker for Bob's Rod. Go ahead, read any innuendoes into that you want cuz…its funny. Yunno.

Bob's Rod

Sometimes one rod just isn't enough. Proving Undercover Wookiee likes his rods fast and throbbing, he comes back again and pounds out a Hot Rod Cycle complete with a hot rod cycle elf.

This TLCB Elf likes it very much.

Jason Son (no relation to Calvin Sun) makes a triumphant return to LUGNuts, enjoys a swig of Southern Comfort and builds a badass black Chevy Silverado 4 x 4 of the same name. Southern Comfort and a black murdered out Silverado…it just doesn't get much better than that.

Chevy Silverado "Southern Comfort" 4x4

A guy named Garby$ proves he has the skill$ to pay the bill$…or something…with this 1957 Chevrolet 3100 Tow truck that looks quite a bit like Mater if he was a real life tow truck instead of an animated anthropomorphic whatchamacallit.

1957 Chevrolet 3100 Tow truck

A LUGNuts challenge wouldn't be a LUGNuts challenge without Aussie Ford engineer Peter Blackert pounding out a metric shit-ton of entries in the eleventh hour. Its a good thing we imposed a strict deadline for this one cuz otherwise he'd still be submitting entries well until next February. Here is his first of many, a Ferrari 488 Spider, which he rendered just seconds after the car was launched in real life.

Ferrari 488 Spider (2015)

Apparently missing the memo that elves are just not that into renders, Peter comes back later with the BMW i8 in blue. Its…blue, n' stuff.

BMW i8

There are two kinds of automobile enthusiast. One is the knowledgeable and discerning sort who cares about serial numbers and the other is an elf. The Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione s/n 10523 falls into the first category but unfortunately has missed the mark with the elves. Flames and vomit would have assuredly put Peter squarely in the winner's circle…or so I thought before...mail truck.

Ferrari Dino 206 Competizione (s/n 10523 Carrozzeria Pininfarina - 1967)

With the ability to see into the not so distant future, Peter conjures up the 2016 Ford GT LeMans Racer in glorious all-American colors. Sure these colors also represent France, England, Russia, Panama and a slew of other countries, but still…USA! USA! USA!

Ford GT LeMans 2016

Confusing elves for a demure and sophisticated bunch, Peter expertly crafts the Daimler Mercedes 28/95 Sport Phaeton. Big engines and racing score points with elves but perhaps guns, boobies and explosions would have been in order for an all out elf-gasm. But with Thomas' demure win, what do I know?

Daimler-Mercedes 28/95 Sports Phaeton - 1924 Sindelfingen

Can you tell I wrote some of these jokes before the winners were announced? Hey, I barely have time for you corn chucking crackers so I'm just gonna go with it. Can you blame a guy for trying to get the roundup done early? C'mon now, I got a Ralston challenge to build, BrickCon to prep for, and it's my goddamned birthday this month. Plus I'm drunk! Here is Peter's MotorCity 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop in dark green.

MotorCity 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air Hardtop

I wonder if BMW drivers in Australia are douchy. They are around here. This one guy in a BMW had the nerve to keep traffic waiting at the stop light while he got out to take a piss out by the side of the road. We waited through two lights for this ass-hat, plus he was on his cell phone while doing it, the self-absorbed prick! Anyway, here's the 2002 BMW Turbo.

BMW 2002 Turbo

I almost missed this little detail but, among all his renders, Peter presents an actual brick built creation for the first time in like 40 challenges. You mean he still has bricks? Cripes, the last time he built anything in bricks, I think we still had a white president. No biggie for the rest of the world, I know, but a big whoop around here. Here's a brick built Martini Racing 918 Spyder.

Porsche 918 Spyder - Martini Racing

Proving Peter's brick-built streak was a fluke, he goes back to the drawing board…or computer screen…or wherever renders are made...for this Martini Racing VW T2 Transporter. I would be no good at rendering on my computer.

VW T2 Transporter - Martini Racing

Why? Same reason I'm no good at blogging…too many pictures of hot MILFs in yoga pants on the internet. They're both the cause and cure of all my problems. For Peter's last entry, he pounds out the ultimate MILF magnet, the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing - 1954

If I were a betting man, I'd lose a metric shit-ton of money on predicting Ralph Savelsberg's balls out, hands down win on this awesomely transformable Optimus Prime. Maybe its cuz there is something in the small print stating that a writer from Our Big Brother's Blog can't win cuz…after all, they were the ones who blew the whistle of the whole elf abusin' scheme. I don't know. I don't pretend to understand politics.

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime

Proving that Ralph ain't the only one with transformers on the brain, Andrew Lee builds the most coveted car amongst strip club owners and 12 year old boys everywhere…the Lamborghini Countach. Oh, and it turns into a killer robot. This happens to be his first Model Team scale car ever. Cool!



Judging from his photo stream, LegoWarBoys was put on this Earth for one reason and one reason only…to build LEGO Mad Max: Fury Road inspired creations like this ElvenHorse. Before that movie came out he frequented the unemployment line thinking…someday…someday my ship will come. Someday, you bastards!

The ElvenHorse

A guy named Harry3099 rounds out our two-month summer build-off with this Marcos GT in red. It…um…lacks the humor that you'd hope a challenge ender would have. Its fairly cool, actually. Now I sort of wish LegoWarBoys came last. It would have been totally hilarious to end the roundup with…someday, you bastards!

Lego Marcos 1600 GT TLCB Contest Entry

Anyway, that was all of them. All jokes about first class seats, douchy drivers and strip club owners aside, it was an absolute pleasure to team up with Head Turnerz, No Starch Press, and The LEGO Car Blog for this two month summer challenge. You guys truly made this little corner of the internet a fun place to be. I am honored to have been a part of it. A huge thanks goes out to all the awesome builders who entered here at LUGNuts, at Head Turnerz, and directly at The LEGO Car Blog. No actual elves were abused during the making of this two month challenge but a few were "dutch oven-ed". For those of you not in the know, that's where you trap your mate's head under the covers while you fart. Its how Dutch people amuse themselves, I assume. I'm sure Ralph has something to say on that matter. The elves did it to themselves, so its not abuse when they do it to themselves. They're a little bit weird like that. Who am I to judge, right? So what's in store for the future of this blog? Seems we're going back to normalcy. And by normalcy, I mean jokes about punching Justin Bieber in the balls. Also, remember the Ralstons? Well, they're back with Designing The Ralston Legacy, all about conceptualizing the Raltston Tiger (car), Ralston Rhino (truck) and the all-new Ralston Dragon (bike). Should be fun. Will yours be a retro inspired ride, a modern marvel concept or a fire-breathing beast? Guess you'll have to tune in next month to check it out. Same back time, same bat channel. Laterz, y'all!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Stuck In The 90's Roundup

I'm a little late posting this roundup. I've has a roller coaster month and a half. So roller coaster-y, in fact, that I didn't have time to create an entry for this month's challenge, gosh darn it all! But luckily the other LUGNuts members took up the slack nicely. What have I been doing since our last roundup? Glad you asked, disassociated voice used to move an idea along. You see, for the first time ever, I have become a responsible adult and bought a home. This means up until now, all the jokes I wrote about getting the hell off my lawn were for naught as I never had a lawn. But now I do. Its only like 16 sq. ft., but it's mine...and for the love of god y'all had better stay the hell off of it! Rumor has it your own political position makes a swift and violent shift toward conservatism as soon as you own a home. So all the artists, musicians, naked hippies and freeloaders who were all my friends like 10 minutes ago can all get the hell off my lawn. Seriously, get off my lawn, you're bringing down property values around here. What's next, they're gonna let Polish people move in to the neighborhood? Now that I've become my dad, lets get to this roundup. Its called Stuck In The 90's, all about 90's era cars, trucks, and bikes. There's sure to be plenty of jokes about Zima and bib overalls.

Ralph Savelsberg starts us off with the pride of all right-wing conservatives, the (barely) civilian version of the HMMWV, aka. the Hummer.  This was brought about by the governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. I could park this baby in my new two car garage and still barely have room for a six pack of Zima. Price of oil be damned! If there's a new species of baby seal we can club to keep this hummer running I'd like to know about it!


For Ralph's second entry, he goes the opposite end of the spectrum with this adorable 1998 Smart City Coupé. Its the car that actually saves baby seals. Yes, there's plenty of room for you and your baby seal friend. Its OK, little guy, where we're going there are no Hummers, only ice cream and rainbows.

Smart City Coupé (with a few tweaks)

Speaking of ice cream and rainbows, Tom Netherton conjures up images of soccer moms with his first couple of entries. When I think soccer moms, I think anti-depressants, yoga pants, self image issues, and a whole litter of screaming brats to take to soccer practice. And also the 1990 Ford Explorer.

Ford Explorer

Next Tom pounds out another soccer mom vehicle, the Pontiac Trans-Port. This conjures up other soccer mom-ish images like...Vicodin, red wine, daytime soap operas, garden sheers, and a lurid affair with the pool boy.

Pontiac Trans Sport

And while mom is discovering the joys of forbidden love with an illegal immigrant, dad hides his pot belly and comb-over with this Dodge Viper and/or Shelby Cobra. Tom's write up and frankly his render is so vague and weird, I can't tell if its either.

Dodge Viper RT/10

Something tells me the next builder has been waiting for this challenge all his life. He'd lie awake nights thinking...somebody please come up with a 90's challenge so that I can live up to my own name! Your prayers have been answered, Loek1990. Its your time to shine with this 1992 Honda NSX.

1992 Honda NSX Type R

Sam Sirmanperson renders the Nissan Skyline, which was one of the last hoorahs of Japan's amazing decade of cars produced during the 90s. It's been god's gift to import tuner enthusiasts and Gran Turismo players across the globe. All I have to say to that is...Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto.

Lego Nissan Skyline R34

"You dumbass!, you might say. "Not only was that culturally insensitive, but that was an early 80's reference and not even a 90's one!" Then don't worry, be happy...oh disassociated voice. I shall remedy that with Peter Blackert's first entry, a 1994 Alpha Romeo GTV.

Alfa Romeo GTV (Type-916 - Pininfarina - 1994)

"That was another 80's reference with that Don't Worry, Be Happy routine. Bobby McFerrin, 1988. Get it right, dumbass!" Fine. Who are you and why do you keep interrupting me?  Anyway, next on the Peter slab is this '94 Ferrari F512M Berlinetta in bright yellow.

Ferrari F512 M Berlinetta

Built for speed but probably not beauty was the '97 McLaren F1 GTR shown here in Davidoff/Gulf colors. I have no jokes for this. The disassociated voice hurt my feelings. it just took the wind out of my sails. Maybe I'll man up with the next one.

McLaren F1 GTR - 1997 (Long Tail - Davidoff/Gulf)

Back when someone thought bib overalls and crop tops looked great together, someone also thought this 1996 BMW Z3 was a good idea. Meh, that was a weak joke, weak premise, especially considering this is a rather cool car. And crop tops with the overalls flap down…kinda hot, actually.

BMW Z3 Roadster

Let's see, what else happened in the 90's? Lorena Bobbit cuts off her husband's penis and throws it out a car window. They were able to find and re-attach the severed member so that John could eventually use it to make porn. That decade also killed off the Buick Riviera with the '96 being its last.

Buick Riviera (8th Generation 1995-1999)

 An ex-footballer becomes a murderer…allegedly. O.J. makes a very slow escape in a white Ford Bronco and hires a dream team of lawyers, one of them being the biological dad of the whole Kardashian clan. They fumble what was called "the trial of the century", he gets away with it, only to be thrown in the slammer later for like robbery or something. Also, here's the '98 Rover 75.

Rover 75 Saloon (1999)

Al Gore invented the internet in the early 90's…or so he tells us.  Back then everything was on slow moving dial up.  It would take 10 minutes just to download a topless pic of Phoebe Cates. Eventually the net…or the "information super highway" as it was called back then changes the way we shop, the way we interact with each other, it changes the world as we know it. Also heres this 1991 Mazda GE 626.

Mazda 626 Capella Sedan (GE - 1991)

 Speaking of the internet,  a site called Napster set the precedent for pirating free digital music. Now music was at your fingertips and free. The record companies, even the bands, fought this tooth and nail. The site has since disbanded but still, the way we listen to music has never been the same. Check out this 98 Ford Focus (C170).

Ford Focus Zetec 3-Door (MkI - C170)

Here in the states in '92 we elected Bill "Slick Willy" Clinton as President. He was smooth, charismatic, youngish and smart. He even got away with having a fat chick smoke his "cigar", if you know what I mean. A blue dress with a stain on it becomes a media sensation and also in 1998, this Porsche 968 shown here in tan.

Porsche 968 Coupe (1992)

 Peter tells us this Peugot 406 Coupe had delicate lines, blending the decade's soft organic forms with subtle detailing. He also says the 407 that came after it looks like a frog that had swallowed a harmonica. Then for the love of god, why didn't he build that one instead?! You think its easy coming up with jokes for delicate lines, soft organic forms, and subtle detailing?

Peugeot 406 Coupé (1996 - Pininfarina)

OK, back to 90's world fads. Back when people were donning fanny packs and buying up Beanie Babies by the truckload, this 1993 MkI Renault Williams Clio was all the Europe, but not so much in the states. We were to busy feeding our Tomogatchis, apparently.

Renault Clio MkI Williams (1993)

 For two years in the early 90's it was actually made illegal in the US and cause for arrest to sing or perform a particular song. The offending tune…"Me So Horny" by 2 Live Crew. The entire album "As Nasty as They Wanna Be" was deemed too offensive for public consumption. Far less controversial is this 5-cylinder FIAT Type-175 Coupe.

Fiat Coupé (Type  175 - 1993 - Bangle)

 Now through the magic of youtube, you can safely discover the offending album for yourself. The 1996  Volvo 850 Turbo Estate was the car chosen by Peter's father-in-law for the replacement to his (much hated) 20-year old MkI Ford Taurus wagon, once it eventually pooped out its transmission. That conjures up some disturbing imagery.

Volvo 850 Turbo Estate (1996)

 Speaking of disturbing, in '98 the Furby sold out of stores within minutes. This silly toy spoke its own language. It could communicate with other Furbys. It could hiccup and burp. It could observe and learn from you. Some say it could burn down your house and run off with your wife. I bet this 1998 Chrysler 300M can't do that.

Chrysler 300M (1998)

Here's a disturbing factoid not many people know about from the 90's. Michael jackson wanted to buy the rights to all Marvel Comics. He wanted to play Spider-man. Sort of makes this 1991 Chevy Caprice seem pretty tame in comparison.

Chevrolet Caprice Taxi (1991 - 28 Days)

 In '92 Sir Mix-a-lot had a thing for big butts and he couldn't lie about it. Our wide-bottomed ladies had a new found glory and it was deemed OK to be into them. So ladies, ladies…if you wanna roll in my 1992 K11 Micra, then turn around, stick it out. Even white boys gotta shout. Baby got back!

Nisan Micra (K11 - 1992)

In '95 Calvin Klein produced a whole series of ads that gave most people the willies. They were interviewing what looked like underage teens in various stages of undress all in what looked like someone's wood paneled 70's style basement. Even the lighting made the whole thing feel creepy and exploitive. Here's a Saturn SL.

Saturn S-Series SL2 (1996 - 2nd Generation)

Some of the worst films of all time were made in the 90's. Gratuitous nudity couldn't save the laughable Showgirls and Striptease, and Batman and Robin was an over the top and decidedly homoerotic comedy of errors. Unrelated to laughable flops is this 1992 Lancia Hyena Zagato Concept.

Lancia Hyena (1992 - Zagato)

 No one knows what they were thinking with Highlander II: The Quickening, but you owe it to yourself to persevere through what was deemed the absolute worst movie of all time…Troll 2. They even made a documentary about it. Certainly not the worst car of all time is this 1992 Mazda 626.

Mazda 626 Capella Liftback (GE - 1991)

And to you ignorant douchebags who may be fans of Creed, Limp Bizkit, Hanson, Ace of Base, Dave Matthews Band and Hootie and the Blowfish, you have the unique distinction of enjoying not only the worst of the 90's but the worst bands of all time. Conrats, morons! Here's the Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK.

Mercedes-Benz R170 SLK Roadster

 1991 gave us this Mercury Capri Roadster. It also gave us Basic Instinct, a movie that left us at the edge of our seats…literally at the edge of our seats with our hearts pounding during Sharon Stone's memorable crossing and uncrossing of the legs scene. Ironically it wasn't that scene that created the most controversy but rather its blatant homophobic message.

Mercury Capri (1991 - nee Ford Capri)

 And speaking of controversial films, the 90's also gave us Natural Born Killers, Boxing Helena, Dogma, The South Park Movie, Reservoir Dogs, and Trainspotting…all lauded as some of the most controversial movies of all time. Much tamer is the Toyota A80 Supra.

Toyota Supra A80 Coupe

Knowing that any mention of me makes ones views rise expodentially, Peter asks me for a good suggestion and I offer up the '96 Ford Ranger XCab customized to the gills. He consults his Aussie Ford Engineer's manual but to no avail. "Customized to the gills" was nowhere to be found. His engineering brain couldn't grasp the concept so he blew a fuse. Luckily his young daughters could help with this Model Team rendition.

Ford Ranger X Cab Pickup (1996 - FNA Custom Offroad)

He then comes to me weeping with pee-pee in his pants begging for help on this whole "customized to the gills" concept and I'm like...what am I, yer mother? Git off my lawn and figure it out yourself! Luckily his young daughters save the day again, this time with a very cute idea...what if the Friends line had a custom '96 Ford Ranger? This is pretty much how it would go. Thanks, little ladies! You're the bee's knees!

Ford Ranger X Cab Pickup (1996 - FNA Horse Hauler)

Is that all of them? Seems it is. I guess I didn't talk so much about the cars as I did my own stilted opinions of the goings-ons during the 90's. That's how it is with these roundups. You never quite know what to expect. What can we expect next month, then? Well, all I can say is expect the unexpected. We have something pretty special lined for for all y'all. We at LUGNuts have joined forces with Head Turnerz, a more youthful LEGO car club, and the guys who write The LEGO Car Blog, the blog you should be reading instead of this one, to come up with one big prize riddled summer build-off extravaganza. The guys at The LEGO Car Blog get caught abusing some elves…or something…and now they are court ordered to register themselves as Elf Offenders and do right by the elves. As a result, we get to build some cool cars, and maybe win some awesome prizes courtesy of No Starch Press. Its called Appease The Elves Summer Automobile Build-Off (Part I). Yes, like most summer blockbusters there will be a part II. There are plenty of cool entries by both LUGNuts and Head Turnerz so far so stay tuned as this two month long competition should be plenty heated. And as for my opening remarks, one artist, one musician, and two of you naked hippies can stay. And if you happen to be of Polish heritage, then all the better. Just keep the noise level down after 10pm and don't drink all of my vodka. We cool? Good. As for fans of Hanson, Limp Bizkit, and Hootie and the Blowfish I still hold my ground on what I said…ignorant douchebags the whole lot of ya! Arighty, I've done my damage for today. Until next time, catch ya later.