We received 160 entries correctly identifying the August Fake Ad that listed band equipment for sale, on p. 65 of the August issue. The name of last month’s winner, Bonnie Schmick, was hidden in the list of equipment.
“My brother is so bummed,” wrote Cynthia Radcliffe. “He called the number and reached the Michigan Theater Box Office and no one there knew Jethro. So I told him about your Fake Ad and that this must be it. Kind of an easy one this month.”
The ad claimed the equipment was for sale because one of the band member’s wives was pulling a “Yoko” on the group, a reference to Yoko Ono and the Beatles that appears to have been lost on most readers, but not on Sue Force, who wrote, “Yoko never gets any respect.”
In the “Thanks for making us feel old” department, Emily Bauerle writes: “I’ve been doing these things since I was a young child with my grandma, and still do them to this day.” The worst part? The entry appears to include Emily’s married name. We need a nap.
Our winner was Michael Goldenberg. He’s donating his $25 prize to gofundme.com/Adam-Family, advertised on p. 15; it supports the family of a Moveable Feast chef who died suddenly in June.
To enter this month’s contest, find the fake ad in the September 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.