I know I said I’d announce the winners of my latest battle, over who did a better "Once Upon A Time In The West," this pawst Sunday. However, Stephen, who gave me the idea for this battle (thanks again, Steverino!) wrote me last Saturday with this message:
My buddy Bryan, from ‘A Beer For The Shower’, tells me that he submitted a vote on this Battle which hasn’t appeared in the comment section. You may want to check your Spam file for that missing comment / BOTB bote.
Well, I checked my spam folder, and my trash folder, and was unable to find the missing vote. Since I don’t know Bryan, and couldn’t find his blog, I asked Stephen to tell Bryan to cast his vote again, and waited, checking my spam and trash folders daily, for any thing that looked like it might not be an ad for porn sites, cheap drugs (specifically Viagra and Cialis), something written in Cyrillic letters, something written in a language other than English (such as the spambot that drops a hundred or more messages in my spam folder daily asking me how to start a new session), etc. Then, this morning, bluebird of bitterness noted that today was Ennio Morricone’s birthday, and I figured I had better announce the results.
Without Bryan’s vote, Ennio Morricone beat Dire Straits by 1, 6-5. Therefore, if Bryan voted for the Birthday Boy, Ennio won 7-5; if he voted for Dire Straits, we ended up with a tie, 6-6. Since it’s Ennio’s birthday, I’m declaring him the winner. Happy birthday, Ennio!
Be with us again next Sunday, November 15, for my next Battle. See you in the funny papers!