Saturday, August 27, 2011

Iowa Corn Growers Association felled by the Gillette Torvik Blog?

Last Saturday, August 20, the Gillette-Torvik blog pointed out that the new Cy-Hawk Trophy was, to put it mildly, not a very good trophy. Three days later, Craig Floss, CEO of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, announced that the trophy would be changed. If the name Craig Floss seems familiar to our readers it is because we reported that the same Mr. Floss said that trophy that the Iowa Corn Growers Association wanted to use was "literally a work of art" when he was trying to get people excited about statute of a baseball-hat-wearing man kneeling next to a basket of corn in front of a woman and two children.

Rather than admit total defeat by using the old trophy, the Iowa Corn Growers Association is going to design several new trophies and let people vote as to which one should be new Cy-Hawk Trophy. I assume this voting will be done via the Internet. I am sure that will work out great. After all, it is little-known fact that Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci both used social media to determine what their works of art should look like. Moreover, it was online voting that led to such totally reasonable results like the time internet voters said that a bridge in Hungary be named for Stephen Colbert or when Ataturk was voted to be Time Magazine's most influential person of the 20th Century.

In any event, while so-called "Mainstream Media" has yet to acknowledge our role in causing the change of trophy, the timing of the decision makes it pretty obvious that our post is the reason that the new trophy was withdrawn. No need to thank us.

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