Friday Contest - Time for the smack down

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Ok, let me start off by saying that I do not condone knocking other languages. I do it - in jest - mainly because I've had to deal with so much in return. I figure if we ColdFusion developers can take it, we can, from time to time, "vent" a bit and deal it back. As it stands, we get our code down in half the time anyway so we have the opportunity to goof off. A few weeks back I held a "You are CF Dude" contest. Jim Leether won that with this beauty:

Today its time to reverse it, go Bizzaro, or however you want to say it. Today's contest is "You are Not CF Dude". As an example...

Submit your best picture (work safe please) and the winner will get another Amazon gift certificate. All languages are open - in fact - if you want to tease ColdFusion a bit, that's fine by me. Just have fun with it.

And again - folks - it is in good fun. I don't hate PHP or any other language. If this contest makes your mad, I suggest backing away from the computer and taking a few deep breathes. It's Friday - have fun!

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Matt Gifford AKA coldfumonkeh posted on 11/20/2009 at 7:58 PM

<img src="http://mattgifford.co.uk/im..." alt="beginning GIMP" title="beginning GIMP" />

Comment 2 by Matt Gifford AKA coldfumonkeh posted on 11/20/2009 at 7:58 PM
Comment 3 by Luke posted on 11/20/2009 at 7:59 PM

nice competition Ray ;-)

<a href="http://lukenukum.com/images...">

Comment 4 by Glyn Jackson posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:01 PM
Comment 5 by Jim Leether posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:01 PM

I'm at the Flex for CF class in Washington, DC so I can't take a picture at the moment, but I figured I could add this gem.

http://www.jimleether.com/i...

Comment 6 by Luke posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:03 PM

haha... oh well. html fail.

http://lukenukum.com/images...

Comment 7 by Jon Hartmann posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:04 PM

I start a gig as a .Net developer in 2 weeks, so I think that might make me the best "Not CF Dude". Not sure how to show that in a picture though.

Comment 8 by Matt Gifford AKA coldfumonkeh posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:11 PM
Comment 9 by Jim Leether posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:17 PM

PHP Programmers Love LAMP

http://www.jimleether.com/i...

(If you don't get this one go watch Ron Burgandy)

Comment 10 by Jim Leether posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:18 PM

@Matt

You notice they don't mention HOW MANY steps.

Comment 11 by Pete posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:21 PM

<a href="http://dbt.sytes.net/ads/cf..." target="_blank">ColdFusion 4 PHP Developers</a>

Comment 12 by Matt Gifford AKA coldfumonkeh posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:22 PM

@Jim - a little addition to your awesome entry:

http://www.mattgifford.co.u...

Comment 13 by Pete posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:23 PM
Comment 14 by Glyn Jackson posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:27 PM

changed it a little bit,
http://img101.imageshack.us...

old PHP joke, got an image of man kicking arse works better for CF I think!

Comment 15 by Matt Gifford AKA coldfumonkeh posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:37 PM

One more from me (perhaps enjoying this a little TOO much :)

http://www.mattgifford.co.u...

Comment 16 by Rudi posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:39 PM

It's all about potential!

http://drop.io/ac9br3s/asse...

Comment 17 by Sam posted on 11/20/2009 at 8:59 PM

I wish everyday was an asp day!

http://img115.yfrog.com/i/6...

Comment 18 by Luke posted on 11/20/2009 at 9:04 PM

muhahaha some of these are golden :-)

http://lukenukum.com/images...

Comment 19 by Matty posted on 11/20/2009 at 10:12 PM

PHP just got even easier! The PHP Keyboard...
http://www.facebook.com/pho...

Comment 20 by Eric Cobb posted on 11/20/2009 at 11:55 PM

While I'm sure this doesn't qualify for the contest, it's too good not to pass on.

Here is a screenshot of an IM conversation between myself and a PHP buddy of mine when I showed him one of the images Ray has posted in this entry.

http://www.cfgears.com/imag...

Comment 21 by Raymond Camden posted on 11/20/2009 at 11:56 PM

Wow guys. Impressive so far. :)

Comment 22 by Jen posted on 11/21/2009 at 2:57 AM

"Perl 101"

First lesson? How to use spell check...

http://marinerds.com/pictur...

Comment 23 by Raymond Camden posted on 11/21/2009 at 4:09 AM

I know it's past 5 CST guys - sorry. I've got a quick blog entry to do, then Taekwondo practice with my son. Going to pick the winner in about an hour!

Comment 24 by Raymond Camden posted on 11/21/2009 at 5:19 AM

Ok, my favorites are:

http://www.jimleether.com/i...
http://drop.io/ac9br3s/asse...
http://img115.yfrog.com/i/6...
http://lukenukum.com/images...
http://www.facebook.com/pho...

But I have to say - I think the Matrix one, http://lukenukum.com/images..., was my favorite.

So I consulted the Judging Committee (me), and the Awards committee (me), and finally the Due Process/Legal dept (me), and as a group (me) it was decided that was the winner.

Congrats Luke! Luke, can you email me directly with your best email address for the Amazon cert?

Thank you to everyone. I was sure this was a dumb idea - but I'm happy you guys liked it.