Tuesday, January 5, 2010

And the winners of our Decade in Review cover contest are ...

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 4:59 PM

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(In no particular order ...)

  • Roger Walker
  • Keely Durham
  • Ed Hula III

These three smarty-pants Fresh Loaf readers apparently know more than you do about what went on in Atlanta over the past decade. Or at least they got off their butts and entered our Decade in Review cover contest.

Not only did Roger, Ed and Keely correctly guess at least 25 of the 66 images printed on the cover of our Dec. 30 issue, they also wowed us with the pithiness of their responses. After the jump, a sampling of the winners' wit.

Shirley Franklin, first female, African American mayor of Atlanta (or any major city?) goes from the toast of US politics to curmudgeon in one decade. — Roger

Destruction of public housing in Atlanta helps disperse gangs to new parts of the city while also increasing the homeless population. — Roger

Kasim Reed wins a contested mayoral runoff that pitted Buckhead against the rest of the city and showed off the incredible power of a CL endorsement. — Roger

Rob Pitts.  Proves there’s always some office to run for. — Roger

Arthur Blank and Employee #7.  Oh the times we had. — Roger

Andruw Jones leaves the Braves a shadow of his former self.  A much wider, slower shadow.  I miss him though. — Roger

Backstreet is closed down.  Tight jean shorts and construction boots go out of fashion.  Coincidence?  Leave it to Atlanta to shut down one of the biggest tourist attractions in the city. — Roger

Ralph Reed sucks, plays holier-than-thou Christian leader while embroiled in Abramoff Indian casino scandal and also runs for Lt. Governor. — Keely

Cynthia McKinney unleashes all sorts of crazy, but also kind of makes sense in her Bush criticism and we love her for it? — Keely

Rednecks fight to keep racist redneck symbol on the GA flag, elect Bubba Perdue governor for being a redneck. — Keely

Willy, a.k.a. "Bike Shorts Guy" is the shit, hangs out at Briarcliff and Ponce, holds many a conversation with me while on my way home from work making that horrid intersection much more bearable. — Keely

Local producer Dallas Austin phones in crappy Brand Atlanta song, makes so much money doing it. — Keely

Deerhunter!!!! Atlantan Bradford Cox uses awkward physical appearance to shock audiences. — Keely

24-hour nightclub Backstreet closes in neighborhood campaign to make Midtown boring. — Keely

Vernon Jones forgets no one really likes him, runs for Senate. — Keely

Kyle Keyser becomes leader of Atlanta crime victims (excuse me, "percepted" crime victims), forms Atlantans Together Against Crime & Cutbacks, runs for Mayor. — Keely

The most logical and appropriate attraction for a land-locked city is of course, a salt water aquarium. — Ed

The man who generated the most comments ever for a CL story, "Big Meech" of the Black Mafia Family. — Ed

Oh Ralph Reed, how do we love thee. Especially when your first step toward the White House never gets off the ground. It must feel bad when Casey Cagle is deemed less morally questionable than you. — Ed

Arthur Blank's last few moments of trust and support of Ron Mexico, erm, Mike Vick. Great investment there. — Ed

Bradford of Deerhunter fame, celebrating that Deerhunter is getting some more fame. The first time I saw them perform was at a WRAS benefit and he was really sick that night but he still killed it. — Ed

James Brown. Interestingly enough, I left Midnight Mass and drove past the hospital right about the time when he passed away. I remember saying to my dad at that time, "I wonder if there is anything big happening there tonight". Little did I know. I also went to his funeral. What a cluster that was due to the local government. — Ed

Jim Martin...the man who, despite never being able to win a primary outright or win a general election, is still hailed by some Democrats as the type of candidate needed to win elections. WTF. — Ed

Vernon, main playa. — Ed

That's that cross dressing HS student who got into trouble for crossdressing. — Ed

Worst. Police chief. Ever. — Ed

Troy Davis. The man single handedly making people question the "justice" in justice system. — Ed

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