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2017 Miss 500

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Two years ago we had our first blonde Miss 500.  Last year our first American.  Now a blonde, blue eyed, Made in the USA crown?  We were promised America First and we got it!

This is not #FakeNews: Elizabeth Turner crushed her Championship opponent Juli Annee 13-4.  Thankfully we’ll never know what sort of legal issues would fallout from a Miss 500 that didn’t exactly looked of old  enough, even by POTUS standards.

So while, we couldn’t reserve the Canyon of Heroes for Miss 500’s victory parade, so a quick photo rundown of Miss Turner’s finest work will have to suffice…

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500 Winners and Losers from 2017 Golden Globes

Ok, maybe not FIVE HUNDRED, but we’ve got at least a dozen.

WINNERS

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

These two are peachy.  Not Atlanta Peachy, sadly, but adorable nonetheless.  Emma Stone has come along way since having to plow through a hymen joke scene with Jonah Keri 10 years ago (!!!!!) in Superbad.  But Emma’s rise has been slow and steady, steadily navigating teen comedies, then tentpole Marvel flicks, fringe Rom-Coms, and finally dabbling in the dramatic endeavors such as The Help, Birdman, and La La Land that led to her coronation last night.  Emma Stone is a gem and will now be fighting in the very, very cluttered field of Jessica Chastain, Amy Adams, and Bryce Dallas Howard for America’s Redhead Sweetheart.

Regarding Gosling, the man is more likable than oxygen and a beach week in Australia.  If he and Chris Pratt had a baby, we’d have the Disney World of offspring.  As always, Gosling always wins.

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The 500 Podcast – Inaugural Episode 1 (Title TBD)

 

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2016 Miss 500

USA! USA! USA!

After five long years of wandering the global wilderness, Miss 500 has come home.  We have our first ever All-American Miss 500!  Last year, as Miss Swanepoel graced us with her 500 worthy presence, we joked “today isn’t the time for jingoism”.  Well, what better year than to jingo it up with our newest entrant to the Miss 500 family.  Ladies and for the most part Gentlemen, may I present to you your 2016 Miss 500…

Miss Abigail Ratchford

On to the (mini) Buzzfeed-esque highlight reel!

6. In the Year of the Miss 500 Instagram, let’s not forget Miss Ratchford’s roots…

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2016 Miss 500 – Championship Match Up

Champs

 

2016 Miss 500 – Fornicating Four Results

 

The Contestants

Heidi Klum. Sadly, she’s no longer a 10.

–  Future President Donald Trump, August 2015

The Don is right about a couple of things.  Heidi is probably not a Miss 500 any time soon.  And for once, the Miss 500 Tournament will Make America Great Again.  This is your 5th Miss 500 Tournament and a lot of progress has been made since the early days of our forefathers meeting in a south Arlington living room filling out an Excel sheet.  The ballot boxes are sleeker, the gifs are gifer, the women have broken through the last remaining glass ceiling (this is what they meant, right?), and the prizes are delicious.  The only things that remained constant were the omnipresent threat that using a work computer for this thing would get certain folks fired…and an American has never worn the Miss 500 crown.

Until now…

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2016 Miss 500: Fornicating Four

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2016 Miss 500: Fornicating Four Preview

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We are in year five of this endeavor.  We’ve broken every constitutional, moral, ethical, democratic, and google history concept there is.  We even had a female win this thing.  But maybe this was all barreling to this year’s Fornicating Four which features one overarching feature:  equilibrium.  In years past, the likes of Emma Watsons rise and Kate Uptons fall.  Nate Silver wouldn’t dare bring his abacus to the Miss 500 Tourney for fear of the professional ruin and long nights crying it would bring his otherwise statistical genius (or not).

The one thing that is true is a woman wins Miss 500.  After that, all bets are off.  Busty model?  It’s happened, but ask Natalie Portman what she thinks.  Teen phenom actress?  Never happened.  Blonde bombshell?  Took 4 years to get there.  An American Miss 500?  Ha!

But this year, we have a chance not to breakthrough with something new, but with something for everyone.  The Fornicating Four features 4 contestants each with their own unique brand, style, background, and ‘specifications’ that everyone, young and old, male or female, Señor or not Señor, can enjoy.  It would be like finding UNC, Arizona, Gonzaga, and Mid-Major X in the NCAA tournament.  Everyone wins.  I’m glad to say that for the first time I am proud of all our 500 voters for getting us to a point of pure joy, happiness, and world peace.  You degenerate fools you!  That’s this year’s endearing lesson.  That and I can now spell Emily Ratajkowski perfectly every time.

Let’s get to meeting our 2016 Fornicating Four…

 

Emily Ratajkowki

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