a terrible blight on our fine country
Uh... wow. There are some twenty submissions in the banner contest not counting a few kind but misguided people who sent in banner ideas. Though the thought is appreciated, unfortunately for them the entire point of this exercise is to help prevent the deployment of my limited photoshop skills as much as possible. As such, they aren't under consideration. Sorry. Since twenty is not a reasonable number to pick from and many people submitted blocks of two to five banners, I've taken the liberty of choosing my favorite from each multiple submitter in an effort to get the overall numbers down to a more manageable level. It's a good thing this is a democratic process, because several of the submissions are outstanding and I would hate to have to tell people that I liked another banner more. I leave that duty to you.
In an effort to not clutter up the front page with lots and lots of big pictures for the next week, this marks the first deployment of cool ajax "click here" posts.
Important update! Jeremy Bronson's banner was accidentally left off the poll and I had to replace it with a new one. Anyone who's voted before will have to vote again; apologies.
Click on any banner for a full-size treatment.
Max was one of the multiple submitters. If he's the winner I plan to alternate between these two, so both are presented:
Evaluate carefully and vote. Polls will be left open for a couple days or until I remember to check the results. I've tried to give every banner a distinctive name so that you know who what you're voting for.