Thursday, January 19, 2012

2nd Annual Magic Pig Wand Contest

As you know Magic Pig Wands take
all of the calories
out of chocolate.

Sadly, due to the evil machinations of fitness clubs all over the world, they disappeared from store shelves some time ago.
You, however may soon be the proud owner of your very own, very unique Pig Wand because

it is time for the
2nd Annual Magic Pig Wand contest.

This is a picture of last year's wand, won by my friend, Lena, from Nanaimo, B.C.

So how can you win this year?
Well, it IS a Valentine's Day contest so of course the theme is
'Famous Lovers'.
Easy peasy, you say?
Romeo loved Juliet, Desi loved Lucy, Oscar wilde loved Lord Alfred Douglas ...

 There is a catch.

You see this year is  the Bicentennial of the
War of 1812.

We're celebrating 200 years of
peace with America.

It is a particularly big celebration here in the Niagara region.

We were occupied by American troops during that war and by the time they went home we were very tired of them stealing our chickens and inviting themselves to supper.

 So in honour of 200 years of peace with America,
(and chicken dinners without unwanted guests),
your famous lovers must have a connection,
 for good or for bad,
with both Canada and the U.S.
1. Laura Secord cannot be used.
2. You can enter on my face book wall or enter at my blog site or you can e-mail me.
3. You can enter anytime between now and Feb. 7/12.
4. You can only enter the contest once.
5. No more than a paragraph explaining your choice of lovers.

6.  The draw will be Wed. Feb. 8.
7.  Anyone, anywhere,  even former winners of my contests, can enter.

So here is the Magic Pig Wand at the beginning.
I'll be posting more pictures and contest news as it develops.

Good luck!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gawd, I NEED one of those Magic Pig Wands!!! Must put on Thinking Cap and come up with a suitable entry answer. Do the two people have to have been lovers in real life or can we just pair up two random people?

The Dancing Crone said...

They have to be or have been lovers, - but they can be fictional. Last year when the theme was Canadian lovers someone entered Anne of Green Gables and Gilbert Blythe.

Jane said...

Too funny! My couple is none other than the infamous coupling of Margaret Trudeau and Mick Jagger.

"Canada Gets Satisfaction"
Broadcast Date: July 22, 1980

"Their relationship is on the rocks, and Maggie is with the Stones. On their sixth anniversary, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and wife Margaret Trudeau go their separate ways. The public learns about it in dramatic fashion, when Maggie is spotted at a Rolling Stones concert at Toronto's El Mocambo club. She later invites them back to her hotel room. In this CBC Radio clip, Mick Jagger and both Trudeaus attempt to defuse the growing scandal."
Did they or didn't they - we may never know, but perhaps it helped in some small way to thaw relations between our two nations!

The Dancing Crone said...

Now that was an interesting couple, Jane! What a scandal it was at the time, They were spotted and photographed first at Club 54 (?) in New York City so that is the the valid American/Canadian connection.

Jane said...
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Jane said...

Hi again, I was just listening to a Stones tune playing on the radio and suddenly realized... Mick Jagger is British - not American, lol!! Not quite sure how my brain was working last night, but it was obviously way past my bedtime when I submitted my entry last night... I guess I got hung up on the Club 54 connection. Please disregard, even though they were a great 'coupling' and I will come up with another submission.

The Dancing Crone said...

Oh that's okay, Jane. The Brits had a bit to do with the War of 1812. I actually think Mick jagger was there. I'll accept it unless you have an even more interesting scandal to share!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Okay, this is what I've come up with. Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald. Both American, strongly believed to have been lovers in real life. Played French-Canadian girl and Mountie sweethearts in the old MGM movie "Rose-Marie". Sang "Indian Love Call" to each other in the Canadian wilderness of a movie set.

Whew, I'm EXHAUSTED from all my cogitation about this entry.

The Dancing Crone said...

Ah, who could forget " Rose marie".

I Am Calling Yooooooo oooo ooooooo!

Great entry, Debra!