Instead, I give you the rules. (Other rules have been created, but these are the ones that see use.)
Normally, every entry gets an honorable mention worth two points because the old half-get-two-half-get-one format was a lot of work for basically zero difference. One particularly good zinger will receive the burn award and three points. Singles will be reserved for blatant copycat entries, things that cross “burn” into “okay chill dude”, or the truly incomprehensible. And don’t make me award a zero. (I think that’s happened once in 13 full years.)
There have been some updates to the rules over the years:
(“Working” gets a rather liberal interpretation, mind you.)
Since then, the only thing that’s changed is the deadline: **Sunday at midnight Eastern, **though entries posted afterward will count if they’re posted before I open the thread to score it.
I don’t know how I’m supposed to cost account for a broken cut up hockey stick. Can it be considered stock material? Is Play-It-Again-Sports a VENDOR? Did the tape applied before build season exclude it from COTS status, even though we bought it that way?
This image’s poster originally wanted to cuss out those who played rough defense in 2014, but instead used gracious professionalism and posted this picture to represent the one word that described what it was like to be hounded by defenders:
The person on the right is a “he,” and the robot has two hockey sticks