Wow! It's safe to say The Great Non Sequitur Sign-Off contest has generated an unprecedented level of buzz. We've received thousands of entries - thousands! Some made us laugh, some made us laugh until we cried. Some just made us cry. Wiley, master of witty turns of phrase that he is, has somehow narrowed down those thousands of entries...to just four favorites.
Now, if you entered the contest and you've come to this page only to discover that one of the finalists' entries is eerily similar to your own...well, that's what happens when lots of clever people enter a contest like this. Rather than purely being a test of sardonic skill, it becomes a test to see who has the quickest wit, the highest WPM and the fastest mouse-click. So these finalists are not only witty - they were quicker on the draw than entrants who sent similar sandwich board lines.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated!
The finalists and their hometown newspapers, in alphabetical order:
- "Entrée: Vous" - M. Cameron, Austin American Statesman
- "Homme Cooking" - K. Lew, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- "Today's Special: Chopped Sir-loin" - W. Parham, The Washington Post
- "Today's Special! Manwich" - J. Dorazio, The Times Beaver Newspapers Inc. Pennsylvania
Voting is now officially open! Vote for your favorite sandwich board line today through December 11 (you can vote once daily). Then stay tuned to GoComics.com and your local newspaper, where the winner will be announced in the Non Sequitur cartoon that runs on December 21!