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Mayoral “Beauty Contest” Winners

4th Runner up with 21 votes:

Former Council candidate and one of my personal favorites, Mike “El Chapo” Seebeck!chapo

3rd Runner up with 22 votes:

Tireless citizens’ activist, organizer and truth seeker, Joy “You and what army?” DeSanctis!10653353_10101822173875854_5391252772049792423_n

2nd Runner up with 29 votes:

20 year Mayor and Belmar’s legal watchdog, “Crispy” Ken Pringle!pringles-logo-vector2

1st Runner up with 31 votes:

Former Councilman and former Marine who fought a brutal 1000 day battle against a cunning and ruthless enemy.  No, not as a Marine.  As a Councilman.  I present Jim “80 Proof” Bean!jim-beam-shot

And the winner, with 40 votes, is:

Former Belmar Police Officer Mark Walsifer!Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 4.36.17 AM

The grand prize for him winning the contest is that I’m not going to make fun of him.  This is because he has a gun and also because I couldn’t think of anything funny to say about him anyway.

Congratulations to Mark and all the other winners!



  1. Katrina wrote:

    Elemental Dave!! You are a riot!! Congrats to all the fine place winners. Any one as Mayor and what a fine collective council THAT would be.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  2. El Chapo wrote:

    I demand a recount!! especially the Walsifer family votes I know there’s not 39 Walsifers living in Belmar. Nice picture Dave I wish those guys would have let me comb my hair.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  3. Joy DeSanctis wrote:

    I don’t need no stinking army.

    I am Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains,and Mother of Dragons.

    The Mother of Dragons is probably really important in this town.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  4. Bill Straus wrote:

    “I got a rock!” See if anyone knows who and where that quote is from.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
  5. joe goofinoff wrote:

    Character Analysis Grendel’s Mother

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    Grendel’s mother (sometimes called his “dam”) is not as huge or as powerful as the son, but she is motivated by revenge. Her son has returned to their cave mortally wounded, one of his two arms (or claws) ripped from its shoulder socket and hanging, now, beneath the roof of Hrothgar’s mead-hall. Instead of cowering in grief, the mother seeks revenge.

    Although the Danes have heard that the swamp may harbor two ogres, they seem to believe that the problem is solved when Beowulf defeats Grendel. On the night after that victory, the Scyldings celebrate with a great deal of food and drink. Many of the celebrants spend that night in Heorot while Beowulf sleeps elsewhere. The mother stalks up from her mere, retrieving her son’s claw and murderously abducting one of the Scyldings from the mead-hall.

    When Beowulf comes after her, the mother has another advantage. She is in her home territory, which she has ruled for a hundred years. As the Geat champion dives deep into the lake, the mother waits and attacks only when he nears the bottom. He is virtually helpless as she drags him to the dry, eerily lighted cave for the kill. Once on dry land, however, Beowulf is able to mount a counter-attack. Although his sword, Hrunting, loaned to him by Unferth, fails to penetrate the mother’s hide, Beowulf discovers a giant magic sword in the cave and is able to kill the mother with it. The sword melts to its hilt after Beowulf uses it to decapitate the corpse of Grendel, which lies nearby. He returns to Heorot with a greater trophy, the head of the ogre, as well as the hilt of the magic sword.

    Some critics feel that Grendel’s mother receives inadequate consideration in the poem. Her motive is as human as it is monstrous as she seeks revenge for her defeated son and reclaims his arm, which from her point of view must seem a barbaric trophy. She has lived in the mere for a hundred years and was never the problem that her son was. Nevertheless, this is Beowulf’s poem; the mother is just another monster in a heroic epic. Other writers will have to enhance her tale.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink
  6. admin wrote:

    I had a parakeet named Beowulf

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    #4 Bill-Charlie Brown while trick-or-treating. I still enjoy watching it every year!
    Congrats to all the winners. Your efforts are incredibly important to Belmar especially because you are NOT elected officials!

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  8. linlee wrote:

    Congratulations to all those recognized for their commitment to the betterment of Belmar. Belmar is not define by her so-called leaders .. but by the scores of active, concerned citizens who care deeply for her. BTW, the feminine pronoun seems appropriate .. Belmar is beautiful in her natural state.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 1:56 pm | Permalink
  9. Tulip wrote:

    She was more beautiful before she was

    torn apart.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

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