Only 73 clever Fake Adders spotted last month’s Fake Ad for the Kalkaska Convention and Visitors Bureau on page 90 of the November Observer. The previous winner’s name, “Karl,” was hidden in the text, “The hotels in KalkasKA are [R] Luxurious.”
By the way, if you ever have some nits that need picking, look no further than Andy Yagle, who wrote, “Nice hiding of Karl, but, ‘The restaurants are delicious.’ Are they gingerbread houses? And, ‘The people are tremendous.’ Do they all need to go on a diet?”
Once Andy finished criticizing our careless modification, he shared some interesting information. “Trivia: Kalkaska’s latitude is 44 degrees, 44 minutes, 4 seconds north,” he wrote. “A map of Kalkaska is featured on the cover of Problem Solving with C++ by Walter Savitch (7th ed., Pearson International Edition). So Kalkaska is the most famous city in the USA worldwide for computer programmers. Wonder how many think it is in Silicon Valley.”
Our drawing winner was Joerg Waltje. He’s taking his gift certificate to the Michigan Theater.
To enter this month’s contest, find the fake ad, identify it by name and page number, 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.