[insert clever filk of a holiday song parodying the Alien movies here]
Because I made this today while doing a gummy demo at a National Instruments Alternative Gift Fair:
That’s right: I made Christmas Alien Head Gummy. And normally at this point I’d come up with some kind of funny-nerdy spoof of a classic holiday jingle using references from the Alien movies throughout. But I’m exhausted. And swollen (car accident last week, I’m fine, but I’m bruised from knee to ankle).
So instead of me being clever, I’m going to challenge all of you out there on teh interwebz to entertain me while I go elevate my legs on the couch and watch TV.
You are hereby challenged to write a comedic version of a classic holiday carol using references to the Alien movies. That includes Alien, Aliens, Aliens3 (cubed), Alien: Resurrection, and Alien vs Predator. I haven’t seen Prometheus…were the aliens actually in that? If so, sure, that counts too, but I haven’t seen it so you’re less likely to amuse me than if you stick to the Ripley movies.
You will win the glory of everyone loving what you wrote, plus the following hierarchy of prizes:
SECOND PLACE: choice of two of the ebooks listed above.
THIRD PLACE: choice of one of the ebooks listed above.
In all cases, if you don’t want the prize you may give me an address of someone to whom you’d prefer I send it as a gift.
You must post your entry as a comment on this post no later than 11:59 pm Central US time on Sunday, December 23, 2012. It can be text or if you’re really keen, a link to a video of you singing it (but please provide the lyrics). You must also list what song you’re parodying so I can tell what the tune should be. Please note that I’m already squeeing at the thought of someone making a video, so there are definite bonus points for that, although a truly clever text-only could win.
It must be at least four lines long and original to you (don’t even bother trying to rip off the Cthulu carols because I’ve heard ‘em all).
You must be 18 years old. Sorry but that’s to keep me out of legal issues and because “Finding Gaia” has naughty parts.
You must have no legal reason why you can’t enter this contest. Like if that “void in Quebec” thing I always saw as a kid or something similar applies to you, then don’t enter, or if you do anyway you can’t sue me. This is my generic “do not taunt Happy Fun Ball” disclaimer. Please don’t make me write legalese. I’d rather self-lobotomize with a knitting needle.
Enter as often as you wish but don’t spam me.
I get final say, but I’ll also be inviting some nerdy friends to help judge. Judges can’t also be contestants.
And now some more photos to inspire you, including my daughter noming on one of the mini heads:
Contest begins NOW!
PS Comments are moderated so since I’m about to be offline for a bit, be patient until I’m back online to moderate…
UPDATE: The contest is now closed and the winners are listed here!