His people contacted my people....
SO I've got two autographed books and three autographed posters to give away from Bill Maher's publicist. Tickets to his show? Um, I guess they don't love Blue Gal that much.
The contest is: Write a new rule for some public figure. It can be for Katherine Harris, George Bush, or even Bill Maher himself. Example:
New Rule: Bill Maher should stop being such a shill for Israel. Sure, mature adults can disagree about Middle East politics, but c'mon Bill, if you were a mature adult, you'd settle down, marry a nice Jewish girl, and have your babies Hannah, Caleb, and Zared on the show, instead of hanging out with shiksa arm candy and insulting us breeders. You ain't getting any younger, but there's still plenty of time, look at Larry King. And anyway, isn't Viagra a Real Time sponsor? Just saying.
Don't mean to be biting the hand, but hey, Bill is a big boy, and methinks The Timid Observer would get a chuckle out of that one.
Post your new rule in comments, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line Contest. Deadline is Thursday, August 24 Midnight PST. Blue Gal will be the judge, and you'll have to send her your snail mail if you win. Be sure to enter an email address with your entry. She'll forward your snail mail to the publicist (shout out to Entry Level Sara, she's a keeper) for sending out the prizes. All rights reserved and you can't sue me for anything whatsoever.
The top two win an autographed copy of New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, autographed by Bill Maher. The next three, assuming there are that many entries, win a poster like the above autographed by Bill Maher. If you don't win, you can always go buy a Blue Gal Bumper Sticker to make yourself happy.
No hard feelings, Bill. And even though your publicist didn't ask me to say it, Bill Maher returns Friday, August 25 at 11 pm on HBO. I won't be watching, 'cause I don't have cable or even TV in my house. It's crap! I mean, Jesu Christi! How many times do we have to watch a fuckin' house get redecorated? But Bill, I'll watch whatever Crooks or One Good Move puts up, promise.
UPDATE: Got on the phone with Captain Dyke tonight and she had the idea of a photoshop contest with the above poster:
"Pin the Panties on Bill Maher."
Oh man, we are gonna make the Chevy Tahoe people feel they got off easy. It's not eligible for prizes, but if you send me photoshops I'm gonna post every goddamn one of 'em.
Crossposting at Kos, Bill!