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July 14, 2008 | Comments ()


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Mysteries of Pennsylvania

The Films of Pennsylvania Comment Diversion and Contest

Comment Diversions | July 14, 2008 | Comments ()


We don’t do a lot of giveaways on the site, aside from the weekly DVDs we give out for best comment, but when American Eagle offered two tickets to a music festival featuring Bob Dylan, Gnarls Barkley, The Roots, and The Raconteurs (among many others), curated by Anthony Kiedis, well, we’d feel like giant dopes for turning those down based on the site’s anti-corporate stance. After all, if Dylan can appear in a Victoria’s Secret commercial, we sure as hell can plug a music festival with musicians we actually like (there’s also a decent likelihood that Cee-lo will be wearing Victoria’s Secret, anyway, bringing all this full circle).

On the suggestion of the illustrious Ranylt, we decided to blow the contest up into something bigger than just a concert ticket giveaway. The concert, see, takes place in Pittsburgh (the winner of the contest will have to provide his or her own transportation to the concert, which takes place August 8th and 9th), and Pittsburgh is situated in Pennsylvania, and Pennsylvania is one of our site’s favorite states — The TV Whore and Prisco hail from there, and Jennifer McKeown and Stacey both live in the state, and I’m guessing that there’s a larger contingent of Pennsylvanians among the Eloquents than in any other of the 48 contiguous (and they are all, so far as I can tell, sex-obsessed, corpse-fucking pre-verts).

So, the contest: We want to assemble Pajiba’s Guide to Films Set in Pennsylvania, similar to Dan’s Films About Texas. But we don’t want to write the damn thing. That’s where you come in: In the comments section, we’re soliciting write-ups, 200 words or less (basically a paragraph), on your favorite film set or about Pennsylvania or one of its many cities. The top ten blurbs will, in turn, comprise a future Pajiba’s Guide to the Films of Pennsylvania (complete with attribution). The best blurb will also be awarded two tickets to see Dylan, Gnarls, The Roots, et al. at the New American Music Union Festival. And the writers who compose the top two entries will also win a free Pajiba T-Shirt, featuring either Godtopus or The Murdertank (your choice), which will be going on sale this month.

So, have at it. Give us your best. And if you need an assist, here’s a good starting point. Thanks, in advance, for your participation, and good luck.




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