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07/20/2010

Grand Slam Contest Winners

I have to say, I was expecting a few more submissions to our “Tell a Story About the Storyteller” contest. I mean, come on, I know that anyone in the audience at our last StorySlam walked away with at least one story about host and Grand Slam contender Alex Kacala! The blue paper onesie, anyone? Don’t tell me that story didn’t affect you in some way!

That said, congratulations to Bill Tortorelli, Nake Haken and the mysterious, one name only Alexandra (Is she a rock star perhaps? In the mold of a Madonna or a Cher?). Each of them will get one free ticket to Saturday’s Summer Grand Slam and BBQ. Check out their tales below and you can still read the great Q & A answers from all of Saturday’s storytellers.

Nate on Ben
“Yeah, I know Ben. I didn’t know him when he got suspended from school for eating a mouse. I knew him later, after he got told by a football coach that he would never amount to beans. He and I hoofed it across the country, down into Mexico. We saw a goat down there.”

Bill on Alex
“I have noticed that Alex misattributed his childhood shames in his story at the January StorySlam. He claimed that his mother’s Armenian cookery led to his bad breath, flatulence, and excessive sweat; but I daresay that he continues to exhibit these traits to this very day, without daily doses of his mother’s delicious-sounding dishes.”

Alexandra on Olga
“If you need to learn about life, Olga IS the best person to tell you about it. Regardless of what’s going on, she will have a story similar to yours that will not only make you grateful for whatever is happening to you, it will make you laugh like nothing else and I guarantee, you will even feel good about the situation. Her way of expressing herself is simply unique, it’s impossible to forget any of her stories!”

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