The Bracket Challenge of Everything – Region #2

If you can stand any more excitement, here are the match-ups for Region 2 of the 1st Annual Cynical Christian Tournament Bracket Challenge of Everything.

Region #2.

1. The Beach (not the movie; the real beach)

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Where do people who live at the beach go on vacation? And why?

vs. 16. Movie Theater Air Conditioning

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Makes it worth seeing those terrible summer movies.

2.21st Birthday

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The king of birthdays.

vs. 15. The Pool

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Poor cousin of the beach.

3. facebook

400 million users can’t be wrong.

vs. 14. Gift Certificates
Amazon.com $50 Gift Card (0109)
Like money, but with a built-in excuse to spend it on something silly.
4. Harry Potter Books
 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
How many books to people line up at midnight to buy?
vs. 13. Harry Potter Movies
 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Widescreen Edition)
If you could bet on the success of movies, Vegas wouldn’t even offer a line on these.
5.Pandora/iTunes/Your Favorite Music Service

When you think of great 21st century innovations, freer access to lots of music has got to be close to the top.

vs. 12. Tom Hanks
 Turner and Hooch
Do you ever hear anybody say, “Man, that Tom Hanks is a horrible pox upon humanity”? Heck, no.
6. Snuggies
 Snuggie Zebra
When this was first suggested as a contestant in the bracket, I thought, “What?”  Then I thought, “Well, yeah.”
v. 11. Denzel Washington
 Man on Fire
The only actor who makes me want to see his movies, no matter what they’re about.
7. Having a Good Comeback

photo by Rennett Stowe

When you think of it in time to use it, instead of three days later.

vs. 10. Casual Friday

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You get to wear comfortable clothes, combined with the slightly naughty feeling of doing it at work.

8. Losing 10 Pounds
  Making the Cut: The 30-Day Diet and Fitness Plan for the Strongest, Sexiest You
 When those pants start fitting again, it’s like getting new pants!
vs. 9. Gaining 10 Pounds

photo by Pink Sherbet Photography

Let’s not kid ourselves: eating is fun.

Is Denzel Washington the new Norther Iowa? Make your picks early and often!