…all of you.  You are all winners.  Just, you know, not of the Totally Killer/TNB/Facebook contest.  There’s only one winner where that is concerned.  Actually, there are three.

But before I make that dramatic announcement, I’d like to introduce the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Mr. Jack Valenti.

[cue:reluctant applause]

Just kidding.

Instead, let’s take a moment to look at the most totally killer — the totally killerest? — photo of the 1991 batch.  This is my friend Ruth, who is probably the last person you’d expect to see photographed packing this kind of heat:

A word about my methodology, though.  There were 117 official entrants, which means the Grand Prize is a signed copy of the book, plus a $50 iTunes gift card.  I was so touched by your incredible response and show of support — how fun has it been to see all those old photographs? — that I’m also sending signed books to two runners-up.

I assigned each entrant a number, 1-117, and, using the “pick random number” function on my iPhone, picked three numbers.  (My wife did this, actually, by shaking the phone; it was really fun).  The first one picked was the winner; the other two, the runners-up.

Thank you so much for participating.  I really appreciate it.  As I said, I’m really touched by the response.

And now, without further ado, the envelope please…

The winner is…


And the runners-up are…




Please drop me a line, you three, with your mailing address at your earliest convenience.

Thanks again,



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GREG OLEAR is the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of the novels Totally Killer and Fathermucker and founding editor of The Weeklings.

3 responses to “And the Winner Is….”

  1. Gloria says:

    You like me! You really like me! I would like to thank the academy…

    I’m stoked. Sending you my email address right now.


  2. Tawni says:

    Yay! Congratulations to Gloria! Woo-hoo!

    That photo of your friend Ruth *is* the totally killerest. The gun says, “Get off my porch!” and the smile says, “Please, if you don’t mind, I mean.” 🙂

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