It's probably too late for me to enter my picks for the NCAA tournament, but it's not too late to announce the latest ScuttleButton winner.
Before I do that, however, a quick reminder on how to play.
Just check out my button puzzle found on this blog each Friday. It's a rebus: Simply take one word or one concept per button, add 'em up, and arrive at a familiar saying or a name. (Seriously: a saying that people from Earth might be remotely familiar with.) Submit your answer and hope you're the person chosen at random. That's it!
Oh wait. You MUST include your name and city/state to be eligible. This week, for the second time in ScuttleButton history, a randomly-selected winner was disqualified because he didn't include his city/state.
And also remember, the answer does not necessarily have to be political. For instance, the answer to a puzzle awhile back was "Minnesota Twins" — not political at all, unless you're thinking Mondale and Humphrey instead of Killebrew and Oliva.
Here are last week's buttons, in case you forgot:
Jerry & Linda In 1980 — Lost in the battle between President Carter and Sen. Kennedy for the 1980 Democratic presidential nomination was the fact that then-California Gov. Jerry Brown, aided by girlfriend Linda Ronstadt, was also in the race.
Tim Wirth Congress — A Colorado Democrat, Wirth was first elected in 1974; 12 years later he replaced a retiring Gary Hart in the Senate.
I'm A Secret Member of the John Birch Society — 1960s-era button for the right-wing/anti-communist group.
So, when you add Linda + Wirth + I'm A, you might end up with ...
Linda Wertheimer — the longtime NPR host and correspondent, who just so happened celebrated her birthday the other day.
Lots of people who love NPR got this one immediately. Many who don't listen to NPR didn't have a clue. But this week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Mark Russell of Richland, Wash.
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