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The End of Poll 1???

What the heck? I sent this update out yesterday, but when I went to check out the Kickstarter this morning, it was never sent. Oops! Okay, well, I'm sending it now. Read on!

So the first poll officially closed tonight and the exciting winner is...   

Bear Who Dresses As A Different Kind Of Bear For Tax Purposes

Which is definitely a thing some of you voted for! Since I don't have a picture of Tax Bear just sitting around, since I made him up on the fly while typing up a list, you'll have to enjoy this picture of my recurring character Panda Bunny, who I do happen to have pictures of just laying around.

Panda Bunny doesn't wear a costume for accounting purposes so much as to provide a regular commentary on my crippling self-identity issues! Hooray Panda Bunny!
Panda Bunny doesn't wear a costume for accounting purposes so much as to provide a regular commentary on my crippling self-identity issues! Hooray Panda Bunny!

SO! Armed with these poll results, I will endeavor to crank out an illustrated poem ASAP- almost certainly during this week, though the vagaries of time and space being what they are... who knows!

BUT WAIT! Something strange, or at least amusing to me, happened as a part of this project. I checked the results sort of intermittently through the last few days, and discovered that not only is it possible to hack this poll (probably by refreshing the link- I never tried and didn't require any sort of login or track anything), but that somebody had gone to the effort of stuffing the ballot box! Whoa! Sweet! Apparently disgruntled that piranhas didn't make the tough cut of "whatever I thought of first to put into a list," someone decided to throw a bunch of piranhas in as write-in candidates! In the end, they didn't do enough to beat Tax Bunny, but you've gotta respect the moxie. 

To that end, Sunday morning I decided two things: ONE, I decided to spend my morning writing a poem about piranhas (which is below), and TWO: that I would leave the poll open one more day (Hey- it's MLK day, so it's technically a long weekend anyways- OOPS update: extending it through Tuesday to give people a chance for shenanigans) to let everyone who wants to try to go nuts stuffing this poll full of "apoplectic frogs" (I recommend getting a hundred friends to all take it and vote "rhinoceros beetle"), and then we'll see what shakes out once all is said and done. Maybe nobody will do anything. Or maybe there will be a hundred votes for "Beaver with a drinking problem." Who knows! But if whatever happens amuses me enough, I'll try to crack something out using it. Maybe a poem. Maybe something else. The world is a mysterious place! 

Here's the link again: https://goo.gl/forms/NWsSGdUlpHihVsAe2

I'm planning to work on getting another poll together for this coming week. Don't forget to harass your friends and loved ones to back the project, esp if you want to see more zany antics. In fact, the first person to be jailed for trying to run a ponzi scheme based around getting my jigsaw puzzle made will get a personal thumbs up, and this delightful original drawing: 

Friends Helping Friends Give Me Money To Buy Friends!
Friends Helping Friends Give Me Money To Buy Friends!

Wowza! You better call and get your grandmother's credit card number today! 

Ok, hustle aside, here is the promised piranha poem. I thought about recording it for you, but decided to watch the new Sherlock instead. Maybe some other day. Enjoy!