In a surprise turn around, the U.S. orchestrated a strong come back today tying the U.K. 3-3 in the overall medals count for Creative Caption contest. We are pleased to announce that hometown favorite Bruce Pilgrim has taken the prize for June.
Pilgrim, CEO of Bruce Pilgrim Marketing Communications, LLC, and author of Talking to My Cats: A Small Business Journal, won with the caption, "Lot's wife and her sister at the mall." Despite the confusion and subsequent storm of controversy surrounding the disqualification of two other finalists for cheating last week, Pilgrim wooed our international panel of judges and emerged the winner. He was able to get three first-choice and one second-place pick to secure the win.
"This is the highlight of my long and extinguished career," Pilgrim said. "It totally eclipses the religion medal I got in the 7th grade at Precious Blood Elementary School. I was this close to entering the priesthood until I looked up 'celibacy' in the dictionary."
Pilgrim, shown left with his religion medal, plans to use some of the $1,000 prize money to help fund his campaign to make failing to use the serial comma a federal offense. "The rest I'll probably spend on pornography," he added.
Congratulations Bruce! Best wishes with the serial-comma prevention campaign. It is such a horrible affliction that plagues the PR profession. We applaud your courage and selflessness. What a great example of the American spirit put into action.
U-S-A... U-S-A... U-S-A!
We'd like to thank Mark Ragan, CEO of Ragan Communications for sponsoring this months contest.
3-3 my arse! Given the guy's name - and the fact that the serial comma has for many years been rubbished throughout the British educational system - I think we can safely assume that Bruce is a Brit in all but accent.
Let's call is 3.5-2.5 to the UK for now.
It's a bit like the Ryder Cup isn't it? We tend to win that as well...
Boo and indeed hiss! What the hell are you using to dispense your sodium chloride over there? Looks nothing like a pillar of salt from this side of the atlantic. Sour grapes... moi?!
Congratulations to Bruce Pilgrim on his honest answer to what he'll be doing with the prize. Much more in the strumpette spirit than some b&ll about a charity donation. Grammar and porn - the man should have gone to Eton.