Verse or Worse is written by Al Sicherman
, a long time food writer and humor columnist. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and much work toward an MA in journalism from the University of Minnesota. (He didn’t finish his thesis. You wouldn’t have either.)
This week’s challenge involves Minnesota’s enchantingly lovable character, Garrison Keillor.
Last month, Keillor and his wife filed an enchantingly lovable lawsuit to stop their next-door neighbor in St.
Your genial Verse or Worse host had not thought about whether it should be constitutional to submit more than one entry for a given contest.
The bus has left; here’s the snow-shoveling winner
Unlike the outcomes in Iowa and New Hampshire, if you win the MinnPost Verse or Worse competition, you have something that’s as good a week or two later as it was when you got it: A surprisingly m
The past few weeks are traditionally really busy ones for retailers (if you count accepting returned sweaters as being busy), but that isn’t so in the news biz, nor even in the vaguely news-related contest biz.
Given the great wisdom that (along with ear hair) age has brought me, I have learned to hope for little and to expect even less. And even then I am usually disappointed.
The judgment of MinnPost readers has been rendered, along with quite a bit of chicken fat.
I was really worried going into the final hours of the Verse or Worse competition involving writing a headline about a highway covered with chicken fat, when it seemed to me that, under all the old mail in my spiffy MinnPost email inbox, there wer
In their great collective wisdom, Verse or Worse readers have made
Something of a pattern is developing in the fascinating world of the MinnPost Verse or Worse contest.
The people have e-mailed: The unspeakably wonderful MinnPost T-shirt, for the best limerick about the Finnish musicians’ trouble at the airport, goes to Jill Field.
Here’s the winning entry again, in all its immigration-related splendor:
For a while there it looked as if the first Verse or Worse challenge was either too hard or too easy for MinnPost’s witerati: On Day One we got only two entries.
But eventually the possibility of winning an inestimably valuable MinnPost T-shirt fo
To keep your fingers limber as another Minnesota winter approaches, MinnPost will hold a writing competition of sorts every two weeks.