Winners (or "For the Love of Deke's Giant Head")

Well, Deke and I finally crawled out from under our respective Channels and Masks rocks to have a discusssion about who did the most creative work with that sublime medium, Deke's giant head. The fact is, the participants were so awesome, we had to discuss our long term strategies for "consolation prizes" for about an hour and a half. It's probably not legal to send everyone a Bombay Saphire martini, so we'll just be raising our glasses at the moment.  For now, the following shining lights of the dekOmmunity are our pics, each of whom wins a fabulous copy of Deke's Photoshop CS4 One-on-One.

(Since I'm writing this, I'm going to put my favorite of the three winners before the jump.) Dek-E is just so dang cute and true to Deke's sweet nature.

of course, Dr. Dekenfurter says something else about Deke's nature:

and then there's the one where I got the cool costume and the kickass weapon, leaving Deke to explain what the heck happened to his head:

The three winners should send their addresses to moi: colleen[at]deke[dot]com. For a glimpse at all the other fabulous entries, here's a link to the post. Thanks to all the awesome dekeOlympians for joining the festivities!

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Oh, wow! Happy flowers!

Thanks! What joy that brings me after wrestling with reformatting my computer over the last couple of days. (It took that long because I couldn't find my mobo driver disk - gahhhhhh!). I'll send off a message to you, Colleen, as soon as I've loaded my apps. :-) And a warning to all the good people of this marvelous Deke community: do not tangle with Antivirus Pro 2008 - it's a nasty that will install trojans, rootkits, and all manner of horrible dragons that only a reformat will effectively rid you of. I don't know how I got it, but I did. So, folks, be careful out there. Thanks again, Deke and cOLLEEN - i LOOK FORWARD TO UPGRADING TO ps - oops capslock - CS4 with the Xmas cash I'm already working on my mum for. :-D Cheers! *Martini slosh*

Congrats Petra

You have contributed often to this site and it is great to see you win with your edgy entry... very nice! "Wal and the Dog" have long been my heroes from down under. Now, I add "Petra" to that list. Thomas p.s. You do know that we wierd "Mac" people have rather less virus problems, don't you?.... jus' a thought.

Thank you, Thomas

And congrats back at you! (and fabulacious for the fabulacious Deke-E) By the way, I'm impressed and surprised that you've heard of Footrot Flats. And old favourite, to be sure. We had another great comic strip here called "Bogor" ( ), which was one of my faves. Do you know it? Oh, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show was also written by New Zealander Richard O'Brien (who also played RiffRaff). I had the good fortune to meet him at a party in the 80's, when he was back in Hamilton for some reason or another. As for the Mac? Apple evangelists tease me mercilessly with their shameless and unmitigated Mac-o'philia. And when I finally win the lotto, I will join the Apple pie'd MacWeirdoes. :-) Don't dream it. Be it. }8>]

RiffRaff was from NZ?!

Well now there's a bit of info you don't stumble upon every day. Of course, you met him "at a party in the 80's" in utero. Right? Same here. Few people know this, but I am 11. Wow, so RiffRaff. Wow. But see, for me, it was always about Columbia: "Well I was walking down the street, just a-having a think, when a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink. He shook-a me up, he took me by surprise. He had a pick-up truck and those devil's eyes. He stared at me and I felt a change. Time meant nothing, never would again." Cuz, see (ahem), that guy wasn't Meat Loaf, it was me. I was that guy in the truck. CW will tell you. That actually happened. When it came time to film the rockumentary, I was otherwise engaged, so Meat Loaf had my back and stood in. Plus, all I had at the time was a bicycle with a bell (I was 11!), and Meat Loaf had an actual motorcycle. And an ID (I was 11!) for driving motorized vehicles and buying beer. Sort of embarrassing to recount, b/c I'm so humble and everything. But you know, this site is where the truths come out.

Yes, indeedy

Columbia for you,. Deke - Tim Curry for me. Sizzling hot stuff, oh yes indeed. RiffRaff wrote the whole darned thing, and he is from Hamilton Boys High School. I got to meet him because he played in a high school rock band with my then boyfriend (who was about 15 years older than my 22 years - I'm no longer 22, of course, but I'm pretty sure than Neil is still 15 years older than me. I must ask him next time we catch up for Xmas parties). Hamilton erected (so apropos) a statue of RiffRaff to honour his sexy marvellousness. Images of the statue can be found here: Hmmm. I thinks I may have to teach youse Merkins about the wonders of Kiwiland. You'd be surprised! :-D