posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 10:29 PM
There's an old axiom that umpires never reverse their decisions.
One time, Keith Hernandez hit a grounder to short. The play at first was bang-bang. The umpire (I believe it was Doug Harvey) yelled
, yet pumped his arm in the "out"
Hernandez looked at the ump and asked: "Er... Am I out or am I safe?"
The umpire said: "Well... I called you safe, but 50,000 people just saw me call you out. So yer out."
I forget now why in the world I just told you that story. But might ye consider calling the contest early? Like, say, end of day, Labor Day
(Monday)? I mean, these are a lot of entries to go through and, yeesh, I can't imagine wanting to take the time to re-read them all and hand out
Also, keep in mind that your post about handing out stars is on a page that's likely to be an old and unread page by this time tomorrow, if not
I move that the caption contest be completed by midnight 9-3-07, and that all three judges must read every post and not rely on members' stars to
guide them home.
It's up to the Three Amigos to decide how they want to judge this. But, if they want to pass their responsibility of reading and assessing every
post on to us mere members, I thinks that's a bit of a cheat and a cop-out.
As the judges, ye and ye alone
must read and decide for yourselves the merit of each entry. Don't ask us do yer leg work for ya. 'Cuz we
TS.... As I tell every worthless attorney I have ever had, "We'll take it under advisement." Seriously though, as we have members that only
come in weekly, every other week or monthly, we decided on the 30 days to give every one the ability to read what the members have posted and vote, if
they so choose. Besides, judging from the posts already made, the membership is getting an outlet to vent on Springer and myself!
As always, your thoughts are always valued and appreciated.
[edit on 1-9-2007 by Tuning Spork]
[edit on 9/1/2007 by Dave Rabbit]