After a crazy first quarter of the year that included both awards season AND Fug Madness, we decided it was time — finally — to bring back Freaky Fug Friday. But this time, it’s a souped-up Freaky Fug Friday, because there is a PRIZE. A really good one.
Megan McCafferty — a New York Times best-selling author, thanks to her hilarious and poignant Jessica Darling books — has a new novel coming out on Tuesday. It’s called Bumped, it’s a satire about a world in which teens are farmed out to get pregnant for profit (not so foreign a concept now that Us Weekly covers the Teen Mom girls like they’re celebrities), it’s incredibly clever both in concept and in execution, and we have five (FIVE!) copies of it to give away to Freaky Fug Friday finalists.
So this week, we’ll pick not three finalists but five, and each one will get a brand spanking new copy of Megan’s book. Because beach season is right around the corner and we all need something to curl up with under our umbrellas and giant hats and layers of sunscreen, right? Although, I suspect you won’t be able to wait that long to read it. And once you pick it up, forget it, you’re sucked in and staying there.
Ready? Here we go:
THE SUBJECT: Christina Aguilera, singer, semi-pro partier, future Cher impersonator?
THE DETAILS: Christina is in West Hollywood to launch the Gay Walk of Fame.
And she brought some friends.
THE ASSIGNMENT: Let’s go back to my personal favorite, the acrostic. Here is a rundown of how it works, with some examples; basically, the first letter of each line should spell a relevant word or phrase. We’ve done them before with Courtney Love and Lenny Kravitz, among others, and they always bring out the best and funniest Fug Nation has to offer.
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by Sunday at 10 p.m. Pacific time. Do not e-mail it, please.
THE PRIZE: Our five finalists get a copy of Bumped, and then y’all vote on the winner Monday. That person gets the people’s ovation — so, the same prize as Iron Chef.
Ready? Set? GO.
[Photos: Pacific Coast News]