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"AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HUMOR!"TM SHOWCASE

June/July 2010 Humor Writing Contest Results!
 

Congratulations to the Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists & Honorable Mentions in our writing contest!

Click any headline below to see the full entry, then scroll up or down to see other entries in the group.

All entries are carefully reviewed based on our exclusive "H-U-M-O-R"SM judging criteria:

  • H = Humor -- Does it make us laugh?
  • U = Universality -- Is it fairly "clean"?
  • M = Moxie -- Does it have plenty of zing?
  • O = Originality -- Is it fresh and new?
  • R = 'Riting -- Is it well-'ritten?
    (OK, "Writing," but we couldn't judge entries on their "H-U-M-O-W", could we?)

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june/july 2010 WINNERS...
(Click ANY Title to See Entry)
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Some Dude
By
Thomas Wheeler,
Texas
First-Place Winner


 

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Parenting Book Titles You Won’t be Seeing on the Shelves Anytime Soon
By Tiffany Carboni, California

Second-Place Winner


 

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Afghan War Strategy Hampered by Warlord In-Fighting: American Warlord In-Fighting
By Carlos Arnade, Virginia

Third-Place Winner
 

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The Session
By Richard Goodman,
Pennsylvania

Fourth-Place Winner
 
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The 7 Habits of the Rest of Us
By William Schmitt, New York
Fifth-Place Winner
 

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june/july 2010 FINALISTS... 
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The White House Appoints a Multi-Task Force to Study: Everything At Once
By Carlos Arnade, Virginia

Cull Anytime
By David Crawford, British Columbia

Focus
By
David Crawford, British Columbia

Date Night
By Jonathan Criswell, Delaware

The Group
By
Richard Goodman, Pennsylvania

Wallet Prank
By Ben L.,
Georgia

Perfect
By Barry Parham,
South Carolina

Flight 227
By Andy Schwaderer, California

The Male Robin: A Perfect Baby Daddy?
By Terri Spilman, Indiana

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june/july 2010 SEMI-FINALISTS... 
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Plan B: President Obama Orders Auto Companies to Build a Car That Runs on Raw Oil and Salt-Water
By Carlos Arnade, Virginia

Lazy Susan
By Lena C., Washington

Why Men Like Explosions In Movies
By Diana Estill, Texas

Spam Warfare
By Laurie Fabrizio, Minnesota

How to Communicate with Your Spouse when His/Her Significant Other is Politics
By Margie Finn,
California

Evaluating God or, “Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Just Me?”
By Debra Joy Hart, Illinois

Buying A Bathing Suit
By Amanda Hayes-Spencer, Kentucky

Abandon All Hope, All Ye That Denture Here
By Karla Telega, South Carolina

The Campbell Syndrome
By Mary Tompsett, Wisconsin

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june/july 2010 HONORABLE MENTIONS... 
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Poo: The Great Equalizer
By Tiffany Carboni, California

Mandi, Wake Up!
By Amanda Hayes-Spencer, Kentucky

Don't Forget the Small Stuff!
By Anita Lanning, Oregon

A Tempest in a D-Cup
By Vincent O'Keefe, Ohio

The Great Toothbrush Takeover
By Jill Pertler,
Minnesota

Dogzilla - Man's Best Friend?
By Terri Spilman,
Indiana

Daddy Long Legs
By
Karla Telega, South Carolina

My Fair Lady
By
Susan White, North Carolina
 

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  • Other entries had plenty of punch, but relied on coarseness or vulgarity, which limited their potential readership. Try writing as if your piece were for a daily newspaper to achieve the most universal appeal.

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