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Ann Arbor Eligible Singles

Fake Ad: January 2018

by Jay Forstner and Sabine Bickford

From the February, 2018 issue

We received 164 entries correctly identifying the Fake Ad for Ann Arbor Eligible Singles on page 29 of the January issue. December winner Kathy Strachan, whose name was hiding between "Orchestra," and "Channing Tatum," wrote in: "My husband saw me checking out the Ann Arbor Eligible Singles ad ... I responded to his raised eyebrow with the comment that I was sure this was the fake ad and I was trying to find my name in it." The winner of this month's drawing may be familiar to readers: Sonia Zawacki won the November contest just a few months ago. The Fake Ad Czar assures everyone that he does not play favorites: especially favorites whose last names could win you a game of Scrabble. Zawacki's daughter did win our hearts over the holidays by giving her father a "gift card" she had created to Dominick's Pizza, the fake business whose ad contained Zawacki's name in the December issue. lot of readers thought a website for Ann Arbor singles was not a bad idea. "I'm probably not alone in thinking this should be a real thing," wrote Steve Maser. Many were upset at the ad's implication that eleven cats wouldn't make a great match for someone. Nancy Taylor wrote "Who wouldn't like to move in with eleven cats??! You shouldn't pour cold water on an obviously good deal." Marilyn Knepp questioned: "What do you have against cats?" Zawacki is taking her gift certificate to Tio's Mexican Cafe.


To enter this month's contest, find the fake ad in the February issue and follow the instructions in the box at the bottom of the Back Page. The fake ad always contains the name of last month's winner in some form.     (end of article)

[Originally published in February, 2018.]


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