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Demotivator Contest!!!!!! [Mar. 12th, 2013|07:23 am]
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A few weeks ago I went to Chicago to photograph Peter Sagal for the back of his new book jacket about running. You probably know Peter as the host of NPR's Wait wait ... don't tell me!, the oddly informative news quiz, but Peter is also a writer for Runners World magazine and has run a bazillion marathons. (Do check out the Chicago Tribune's behind the scenes photos of Wait wait.)

We put one of the photos for the book jacket shoot in the Wikimedia Commons under a Share & Share Alike license because that's the kind of guys we are. Which means that it's been showing up as clip art in all sorts of articles about running.

To celebrate the ever-oddening of the types of stories it's getting used for, we're announcing a demotivational poster contest. If you don't know what a demoitvator is click here for some examples.

Contest rules:

1) Using Peter's photo, made a demotivator.
2) Post it here, tumblr or on Twitter.
3) Let us know where it is (@PeterSagal & @KyleCassidy or use the hashtag #PeterRuns)
4) Winners get an autographed print and, more likely than not, some Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me! swag cluttering Peter's garage.
5) There's no maximum number of winners.
6) Posters will be judged solely upon the fortunes of our whims.
7) Contest ends when it looks like it's run its course or we get bored with it.
8) None of the prizes will likely be Carl Kasell's voice on your home answering machine, but shoot for the moon anyway. Stranger things have happened.




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[User Picture]From: Charles Bechtel
2013-03-12 02:50 pm (UTC)

I Be in Your Contest, Da?

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Faith and Hope.

Just two of the many women who'll still see you as bald, no matter how fine you've exercised that body.
[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2013-03-12 04:07 pm (UTC)

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Shared it out on Facebook.

ETA: Also, hope you post the results here!

Edited at 2013-03-12 04:07 pm (UTC)
[User Picture]From: skywayman
2013-03-12 04:11 pm (UTC)

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Is there a maximum number of entries per person?
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-03-12 05:14 pm (UTC)

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nope.
[User Picture]From: arkham4269
2013-03-12 06:40 pm (UTC)

Sounds like something the Daleks would say: DEMOTIVATE!

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Hope versus Reality
You hope she'll ask you for your number
She asks you where your mobile emitter is
[User Picture]From: arkham4269
2013-03-13 12:03 am (UTC)

Re: Sounds like something the Daleks would say: DEMOTIVATE!

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[User Picture]From: geekers
2013-03-12 06:45 pm (UTC)

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Running
You might be going nowhere, but at least you'll beat the crowd.
[User Picture]From: swingchickie
2013-03-12 08:04 pm (UTC)

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Running: because the only thing that sucks more than winter is wearing leggings and a t-shirt outdoors in winter.
[User Picture]From: arkham4269
2013-03-12 08:10 pm (UTC)

Survival of the quickest

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SchadenFreude
I don't have to outrun the zombies;
I just have to outrun you!

(For additional snark in smaller font if needed)
You know the guy who made fun of my runnning?
Yeah you, the soon to be zombie chow!
[User Picture]From: Kip Davenport
2013-03-13 01:28 pm (UTC)

Decisiveness

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Two good legs can be reason enough to shoot the hell out of your bathroom.
[User Picture]From: Kip Davenport
2013-03-13 01:30 pm (UTC)

Individualism

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Run with the pack; leaders and laggards get eaten first.
[User Picture]From: maleghast
2013-03-14 06:48 pm (UTC)

Worth a go...

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I had to join in, but as ever a little too late to be original - I promise I came up with this right away and it just took me some time to execute...

http://maleghast.livejournal.com/420218.html
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2013-03-31 08:19 pm (UTC)

From the Twitters

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Ok. Here's some posted from twitter:

Two from Ken Thomas





One from MiddleSmith:



One from KrisMcDermott:



One from CasperFox:



One from Freaking Paul and Storm:



One from Ian Alexander:



Edited at 2013-03-31 08:20 pm (UTC)