Well this is a big ol' thanks, hug, and sloppy kiss to Mark Kelso and Chris Phipson for the SAC Darwin Award Contest.
It was a blast to build in, and an even greater thrill to receive the prize. "There can be only one!" and "Gimme the Prize!" The trophy was designed and built by Mark, so really, other than winning, this page has nothing to do with me ;-)
The Black Breath: Subject: Ringwraiths - Lord of the Rings. An original painting by Mark Kelso. The prize offered was a print, but after some heated (and often physical) negotiations, Mark and I settled on a price, and the original is now hanging in my Lego room in all its glory. It truly is a beautiful piece.
Probably an even more important aspect of the contest, is that it pulled my out of my work induced grey-age and got me building again.
Wow, my stuff looks a lot better when you post it...Anyway, as much as I enjoyed that sloppy kiss (by the way, my frenulum's still sore from THAT workout!), no thanks were really necessary. You earned the swag! And if a contest was what it took to drag ya back to the Lego table, then it was well worth it.
Argh sweet irony thy name is Flickr! (on my work computer that is) I'll have to check this again when I get home so I can drool over your prize. Holy ground highlander! Remember what Ramirez taught you. ~ Chris.