NBC won't cover it from Vancouver. ESPN won't even touch it. Apparently it's up to me to announce the winner of the latest ScuttleButton puzzle.
But first, as always ... a reminder on how to play.
It's easy. Just check out my button puzzle found on this blog each Friday. It's a rebus: 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.
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:
Damn Straight! It's Time for a Black Presidential Candidate — From Chicago, shortly after Harold Washington was elected mayor in 1983, it was one of the first buttons that led to Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign.
Our Values/Our Vision / Henry Hyde / Our Congressman — More Chicago. Hyde was the longtime Republican from Illinois who served from 1975 to 2006.
Peace sign in front of Capitol — Anti-Vietnam War button, circa 1969-70.
So, when you add Black + Hyde + Peace, you might end up with ...
Black Eyed Peas — The hip hop group that features Will.i.am and Fergie. Bet you never thought you'd see those names featured in Political Junkie.
This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Jess Walter Soete of Columbia, Mo.
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