Catch-phrase Contest
Sunday, January 09, 2005

UPDATE:  By contest entry closing time, Monday January 31st, at 11:59 pm, we had received one hundred fifty (150) submissions from thirty-two (32) individuals. Thanks to all you brave, creative souls who submitted your ideas. Rest assured we will treat each entry with the loving care it deserves. Judging has begun and we plan to announce the top ten entries and the winner very soon.

We're looking for a snappy catchphrase for and have created a fun CONTEST to solicit your creative advice.

Sure, "Flying Cracker" is memorable (if slightly weird), but as Emeril says, we'd like to "kick it up a notch". We're looking for a short (no more than four words) phrase that captures the playful heart of Think Nike's "Just do it" or the cow people's "Got milk?" (Yes we've already thought of and discarded "Got weather?" as too derivative.) The phrase needs to reference weather in some manner. Puns are OK but not necessary. There is a good chance we'll use the winning phrase on a sticker or fridge magnet which would also include the text "". Send us your best ideas and we'll judge them in true FlyingCracker fashion, likely during another taste test of our latest intriguing cocktail, the Caipirinha.

And your reward for all this effort? The winning author will get widespread public recognition (unless you want to remain anonymous) on In a perfect world we'd have lots of schwag for the winner but that isn't likely. However, you never know what else might come your way. No idea is too wild or wacky to be considered. We'll certainly have honorable mentions for those oh-so-close entries. So give it your best shot and help us out.

Send your entries to Please include your name, and please limit each entry to four words or less.

The deadline for entries is Monday January 31st, 2005.

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