We received the lucky number of 111 entries correctly identifying the Fake Ad for MyCable on page 106 of the May issue, including this one from the legendary (at least among Fake Adders) Dean McLaughlin:

“Looked likely the instant seen,” McLaughlin wrote. “I don’t know why. Took me some while, tho, to find Pernick disguised by a slash, pronounced ‘per’ deep in the ad copy. Tricky!”

On the other end of the experience spectrum, Fake Ad newbie Jim Abelson “read the back page section immediately, glancing at the ads for anything that didn’t look clearly legit. Boom! Only a few pages in (p. 106), and there is ‘a la carte cable,’ which we have been demanding for years, but have little hope of obtaining any time soon, and it would be front page news if it truly arrived.”

Our winner was Dave Bicknell. He’s taking his gift certificate to Downtown Home & Garden.

To enter this month’s contest, find the fake ad in the June 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.