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A side of pay-oMar 26 2009

The winner of Jif's Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest this year was the Po' Boy Peanut Butter Chicken Cheese Steak, created by Jordyn Boyer, age 10. Featuring ingredients like Worcestershire sauce, mozzarella, a hoagie bun, and chicken, that jar of strawberry jelly might find itself collecting dust in the pantry for quite some time.

Jordyn won a $25,000 college scholarship fund, and a lot of respect from Southern chefs everywhere.

One of the entries in the competition was called The Happy Hedgehog. I wonder how happy that hedgehog would be to find itself on Scanwiches.

Web design contest offers the potential winnerDec 09 2005

Web design contest offers the potential winner a chance to "fire missiles remote-controlled by computer at a US military base in Iraq". (via tmn)

Winners of the 2005 Faux Faulker ContestJul 27 2005

Winners of the 2005 Faux Faulker Contest. Winner: "The Administration and the Fury: If William Faulkner were writing on the Bush White House".

Greg Allen keeps winning free Diet CokeJul 12 2005

Greg Allen keeps winning free Diet Coke but is having trouble redeeming the prizes. "Coke put me in this situation where I feel like a wronged, government-cheese-stealing welfare queen, whose resentment builds with the fresh taunt of each unredeemable winning lid I find".

Kobayashi wins 5th straight Nathan's hot dog eating contestJul 05 2005

Kobayashi wins 5th straight Nathan's hot dog eating contest. Sonya "Black Widow" Thomas placed second with 37 dogs, setting an American record.

Slideshow from GMHRD, an arcade game contestJun 07 2005

Slideshow from GMHRD, an arcade game contest in which contestants are clad only in their underwear. I missed my chance to shine at Dig Dug in my boxers because I was watching Six Feet Under. :(

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