Last month’s Fake Ad for the New Year’s Eve Open House at Huron Valley Assisted Living (page 66 of the January Observer) prompted eighty-one responses. The ad contained a reference to the all-time cult film classic This Is Spinal Tap, which was not lost on the most clever of our clever Fake Adders. “Like Nigel Tufnel’s amp, this one goes to eleven,” Marty Pernick wrote of the party, which was scheduled to end an hour before midnight.

“I wonder if Nigel and the boys were considered for this gig,” wrote David Shoup. “Or maybe they lost out to a puppet show.”

Several entrants nominated a Real Ad instead. “I wonder how many more people will turn in ‘Page 61–Alice Liberson–Chinese acupuncture for your pet,'” wrote Ypsilanti’s Robert Koernke. “My wife picked out that for fake at first as well. I found that to be hilarious.”

Our winner was Camille Fitzsimmons. She’s taking her gift certificate to the Blue Tractor restaurant.

To enter this month’s contest, find the Fake Ad in the February Ann Arbor Observer and enter by noon on February 10 (instructions are on the Back Page).