Friday, August 31, 2012


Winners yesterday (and all by significant margins): Gillian Anderson (sorry, Son), Colin Firth, Rachel McAdams and Stephen Colbert.  We're filling out the Round of 16 for the women, and the Round of 32 for the men.

No voting over the weekend, but we will start afresh Monday.  Today:

Pair Fifty

Pair Fifty-One

Pair Fifty-Two

Pair Fifty-Three

Thursday, August 30, 2012



Congratulations to the 16 women and 32 men, as well as their nominators, who have made it into the second go-round of the tournament.

Sorry to say that Marin, Twinnie and Rashie have all been knocked out of the prize race, but thank every one of you for SO many things other than participating in this contest.  (You know what you've done.)

Are you ready?

No.  Really.  Are you ready?  Because if not, we can just stop the whole. . .


Pair Forty-Six

Pair Forty-Seven 

Pair Forty-Eight

Pair Forty-Nine

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Well, after today, the first round will be history.  Only one more person (sorry, M.U.) has been eliminated from the nominators.  Who'll get the prize packages, and who'll join Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy and Meryl Streep in Round Two?

Pair Forty-Two

Pair Forty-Three

Pair Forty-Four

Pair Forty-Five

Monday, August 27, 2012

Hang In!

Closing in on closing out the first round!  Winners from yesterday:  TV's Craig Ferguson, Rashida Jones, Jon Stewart and Emma Watson.  (In the spirit of transparency, 2 of those 4 were my nominees.)

Contestants for today

Pair Thirty-Nine

Pair Forty


New week, new contestants:

Pair Thirty-Four

Pair Thirty-Five

Pair Thirty-Six

Pair Thirty-Seven

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Coming Around

(ETA: I have no idea whatsoever why these links are popping up in my text.  I've tried to get rid of them, to no avail.  Pay them no mind.)

So, I've been running the Knitters' Hunk contest for five years. My children have expressed little to no interest in it ever, usually only bringing it up in conversation when they couldn't think of anything else to say.

It was Briton's idea, heartily seconded by Hannah, to include women in the competition.  And, boy, have their attitudes changed.  Briton checks in every day on the results, and always has possible explanations for who did and who didn't win.  As we rode to Atlanta yesterday, Hannah kept coming up with more contest ideas.  She and Briton were talking about how they hate that the tournament is going to be over soon, and that they don't want to wait another year.  So, don't be shocked if I come here with some, um, original ideas for more tilts.

It will take us three days for us to get through the rest of the first round, so we will be into the second by next weekend.  In case you didn't know, yesterday's victors were Maggie Smith, Rachel Maddow, Jimmy Fallon and Robert Downey, Jr.  Only one nominator has been eliminated --- everyone else still has at least one person left, and, therefore, a chance for the winners' prizes.

There isn't much going on in my life otherwise.  I've started a new medicine (that makes 4 at day, plus 1 at night if I need help getting to sleep.)  Either it, or its combining with other things I'm taking, gives me a bad daily headache.  I got some relief with a massage the other day, but that, unfortunately, was only temporary.  What isn't temporary is this perpetual anger inside me, ready to spill out at any --- or even no --- provoking.  It is a rage, a violent, mean rage that is beyond my control.  The best thing I can do is keep my mouth shut.  Or stay asleep so as not to wound anyone.

No leads on jobs for either Hannah or me. We are both doing all we can not to give up.

How 'bout a little peek at someone you'll see next week to cheer us all?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Press On!

More winners: Tom Hardy (by a single vote which came in the last few minutes the polls were open), Gillian Anderson, Scarlett Johanssen and Christina Hendricks.
More decisions:

Pair Thirty

Pair Thirty-One

Pair Thirty-Two

Pair Thirty-Three

We'll finish the First Round by the middle of next week, then head right into Round Number Two!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Editorial Comment: I thought a couple of the match-ups yesterday were among the most intriguing in all the years of this contest.  (One of the pairs was actually two nominees from the same person! Bless her heart.)

If you weren't aware, yesterday's winners were Rob Lowe, David Tennant, Martin Sheen and Sofia Vergara.  While I'm over the moon about the number of voters we have each day, I'm a wee bit perplexed about the lack of comments.  Maybe no choice has been so difficult that anyone thought it necessary to raise a voice.

Looking to move ahead today:

Pair Twenty-Six

Pair Twenty-Seven

Pair Twenty-Eight

Pair Twenty-Nine


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