By David Ponce
We told y’all about the Tokyoflash watches up for grabs a while ago. Well, as you can imagine, the response was vigorous. After sifting through a few dozen entries, downing a few cups of coffee and bickering over the results, we have our finalists.
You should know that pictures of dilapidated watches took priority over the creative entries. Also, promises of everlasting friendship, warm companionship, long walks on beaches and such did not influence our decision, tempting as some might have seemed.
So, come on in and rock the vote.
Finalist A: Don and Robin Mundrick for a 1943 Olympic (not THE Olympics) watch presented to the Winnipeg Rangers, a Canadian Junior Hockey team from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada in 1943 for Junior Hockey Supremacy in Canada
Finalist B: Alvaro Salkeld with a beat-up two year old Timex. Alvaro tells us of his clumsiness that got red paint and concrete induced scratches on the watch.
Finalist C: Phlow and the Mao Watch, from the People’s Republic of China, given to him by his father. You have to wind it and his hand waves constantly while the red star of China counts the seconds.
Finalist D: Kenna Basset and what looks like a very colorful, down-trodden Timex.
Finalist E: Trow and his sad watch.
Finalist F: The only story that made it to the finals.
Well, hopefully being an alien, they’re not familiar with coffee. When their leader comes to interrogate this curious species known as a male, I’ll introduce her to the wonders of hot coffee and hopefully she’ll develop a migraine after drinking the entire flask and flooding her system with caffeine.
While she’s too busy holding her head in pain and feeling nauseous, tie her up with the string and hold her hostage, threatening to trigger the LED display in my Tokyoflash watch and wipe her brain clean with the intense pattern of light flashes! Unless of course, they let me leave in one of their ships in which case nobody gets hurt. I might even leave them the watch as a souvenir.
Voting will end on Monday, January 16th. You can use the polling booth on the right hand side, right above the Main Menu.