Monday, June 21, 2010

Poll and caption contest results and more...

Not a clear-cut result, but 42% of voters believed that if Bill Shatner wanted to give up the toup in the future, the best way to do it would be to simply appear bald in an upcoming project. Almost a fifth of voters believed that a live prime-time press conference with a formal unveiling would be the best way, with a quarter backing a more devious plan (see above). Thanks for voting!

Now let's turn to the results of our caption contest...

"The glue leaked thru and now I can't get this damn thing off!"

Our valued readers put forward a number of very funny potential captions, giving our nine-member panel of judges a very tough time. But, in the end, they decided that reader "Bobby G" was the winner with "The glue leaked thru and now I can't get this damn thing off!" Congratulations! An iTouposcope "will" "be" "in the post" (as soon as several technical issues with this device are ironed out).

Finally, an interesting tip from a reader via our Twitter page. You may have noticed a commenter or commenters mentioning at various intervals that there was a Bill Shatner novel with a curious "unpeeling" toup photo. Well, apparently, the picture in question is on the back of the (or a) hardcover version of Bill Shatner's novel The Ashes of Eden.

If anyone has this or manages to locate it, please let us know. We are as curious as, no doubt, all of you are to see what this apparent unpeeling toup is doing! Thanks!


  1. this is the photo, but just to give an idea of what it looks like. the version on the book cover is much larger and in closeup.

  2. i saw this about 15 years ago, its peeling at the sides and not on top.