The boys felt sure they had a shot at the "literary arts" prize this year. After all, what other local publication appears daily with a helping of local news and humor? (well, there's the LJ-World, but it's usually unintentionally funny). Plus, the LC's creation of "Chip" is one of the most discussed characters in town (aside from White Owl).
And the boys weren't the only ones denied an award. Local scholar and LC-supporter King Tosser's new book Rebels Wit Attitude: Subversive Rock Humorists (pictured below) was also overlooked. But the LC encourages you to order your copy at Amazon today.
Richard: "I haven't had a chance to read Tosser's work yet, but it's going to get him so laid at the Replay!"
Chip: "I have a feeling there are several puns and allusions, both visual and verbal, that I'm not getting in this title and photo."
So, who did win the Phoenix "literary arts" prize? It was Lee Chapman, editor of a poetry journal called First Intensity.
Cl.thier: "Well, as a working poet myself, I think it's fair to say that poetry is an inherently more important literary form that blogging, much of which is akin to elementary-school fingerpainting."
Let's look at a short excerpt from one of the journal's poems.
"An inebriate fox made a circle
round the golden-blooded hall of your throat
when our kiss and the rain
ended, ache's deft quatrain." --Patrick Doud
Chip: "I don't get it, but a drunk fox is pretty funny. I saw some narcoleptic puppies on YouTube recently. Those were funny too."
Richard: "A drunk fox is very funny. I'm actually okay with this beating the LC."