For Butler in last night's NCAA final game, it was all about a final shot that came tantalizingly close to making it a champion.
On the other hand, to become a ScuttleButton winner, the process is far less complicated. Just submit the correct answer and hope I select your name. Or, alternatively, you can send me money.
Regardless, you still have to know 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.
Also, 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:
Kennedy for President in '68 — Robert Kennedy was assassinated minutes after declaring victory in the California Democratic primary.
Carol Bellamy for Mayor of New York — Bellamy was the two-term New York City Council President when she challenged Mayor Ed Koch in the 1985 Democratic primary.
Kennedy Knows America's Needs — Ted Kennedy's challenge to President Jimmy Carter for the 1980 Democratic nomination was ultimately unsuccessful.
Alice Sachs for Assembly — A long time leader of the Democratic Party's "reform" faction in Manhattan, she was a perennial (and losing) candidate for the state Assembly in the early 1960s.
So, when you add Bob + Carol + Ted + Alice, you might end up with (you'll never guess) ...
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice — the 1969 movie about two swapping couples starring, in order, Robert Culp, Natalie Wood, Elliot Gould and Dyan Cannon; Culp, who died recently, was memorialized by my co-partner in crime Ron Elving in a recent episode of our "It's All Politics" podcast.
This week's winner, chosen completely at random, is (drum roll) ... Mike Hassinger of Atlanta, Ga. (who was, for the record, not particularly happy about how easy this one was).
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