This came from a conversation last night with Pixie, in which we lamented the poor quality of most of the Top 50, and even the Top 10(BANANARAMA?!?), of the Comic Book Challenge. Despite the encouragement from my lord and master, Mike Mignola, displayed in my last post...seeing what made it to the top 10 made me think, "What the fuck?! Is The Path REALLY worse than these? What the hell am I bothering for?!"
Then, Pix and I realized the METHOD used to decide on the Top 10:
At the door to Platinum, Scott Rosenburg stood with heroin needles, blind-folds, and monkeys covered in hot glue. 10 recovering drug addicts were then brought in and given one of each and told to stand on a line. On the wall facing said line were the Top 50 entrants. The drug addicts were then instructed to inject the heroin, cover their eyes with the blindfold, and throw their glue-covered monkeys at the wall. Wherever the monkeys stuck...those were the Top 10.
The conversation led to the following comic. I don't care who gets pissy about it, I think it's funny.