So the polls are closed and the results are… interesting. During the first few days of voting, the “Khhhaaaaannnn!!” image was well ahead with double the votes of everyone else. The race for second was very close indeed, and “Animated XL Kirk” was the front runner for last place. Then I opened the floor up to “Kobayashi Maru” tactics. Within 24 hours, the results had completely changed – the number of votes had doubled, with “Action Figure” firmly in first place, followed closely (in order) by The Horse, Tribbles and Animated XXL. “Khaaaannn!!” was now in last place (ironically, I know for a fact that Jon (creator of the “Khhhaaaaannn!!” image) was the only one not cheating). But things really took an unexpected turn over the weekend…
It seemed that Pacimage (creator of The Horse) had really picked up the cheating gauntlet, since by late Friday night he had taken the lead with well over 1,000 votes – 4 times more than his nearest competitor. Clearly he had come up with an inventive way to boost his score. Here’s what the final tally looked like:
The Horse – 10,000
Action Figure – 1219
Animated XXL – 669
Tribbles – 454
Khhhaaannn!! – 139
Clearly Pacimage managed to score the highest number of votes… but is The Horse image truly the winner of the contest?
I’m still collecting data and mulling things over. In the meantime, I’d like to hear what you think. Chime in with your comments and tell us who you think the winner really is. Does the top cheater deserve the top prize? The debate starts now! I’ll even turn off comment approval for this one…
Thanks to Doublefive for the crazy hybrid contest image!