Agreement Reached in Contest Scandal
BLOGWORLD -- Sources are reporting that an agreement has been reached in the recent scandal involving Bucky Four-Eyes, creator and promoter of a blogworldwide "Give Me a Middle Name" contest, and the winner of that contest, Susie Fairchild. Over the weekend, Fairchild alleged that Four-Eyes, also known as Katy Barzedor, had refused to fork over the Rice-A-Roni that had been a part of the advertised prize for the first-place winner of Barzedor's contest.
Late Saturday, Fairchild released a statement including a quote from an email sent to her by Barzedor, that contained the damning confession, ""the Rice-a-Roni offer was a total scam . . . I must confess to complete fibbery regarding the San Francisco Treat." Using this quote, Fairchild "outed" Barzedor on "What Was I Thinking?", asking commenters to come to her aid with ideas for resolving the matter.
Commenters to Fairchild's site were shocked and awed that Barzedor, known blogworldwide for her signature "uniform" of "assless chaps," had deceived Fairchild and other contestants. At Fairchild's urging, using suggestions from her readers, commenters descended on Barzedor's site leaving comments that were certain to frighten and offend Barzedor.
"I'll admit it got a little out of control," says Fairchild. "They called Bucky everything from 'angelic' to 'wholesome.' I hope she's OK; I know such things would have been traumatic to her. I love Bucky, but she had to be taught a lesson. We have standards here in blogworld." Fairchild added that Barzedor's sister "makes good cake."
Before the flood of accolades ended at Barzedor's site, known to regulars as "The Cotillion," celebrities from the real world (not the TV show; the REAL real world) had heard the rapidly spreading reports of Barzedor's altruism and heroism, and were offering her evangelistic cruises and the like. The Junior League of Flint, Michigan, Barzedor's hometown, issued an invitation to tea.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Barzedor could take no more of the niceness that flooded her comment page, and she surrendered to Fairchild, offering to do whatever Fairchild required to resolve the matter.
Both sides reported that the following agreement was reached:
Barzedor, who does now use the middle name "Caverna," which was Fairchild's entry, has agreed to provide photographs of herself in "assless chaps" (which Fairchild has repeatedly alleged are "redundant") to both Fairchild and SierraBella (a frequent commenter to both bloggers' sites, who offered to mediate by sending Fairchild $1 boxes of Rice-A-Roni; in a related story, it was revealed Sunday afternoon that Barzedor's will not be the first "assless chaps" photograph in SierraBella's collection). Barzedor also agreed to post a photograph of herself on her site, dressed in a very feminine ensemble, and engaged in some womanly activity, reminiscent of the clothing and the activities that were attributed to her by the renegade commenters. Barzedor has stated that these terms will be met by the end of the week.