Our Next Book Giveaway: The Book of the Bizarre
I grew up in Denville, New Jersey, which proudly calls itself "The Hub of Morris County." If Morris County resembled a wheel (it doesn't), Denville would be sort of near the center. As New Jersey town slogans go, I guess it's not terrible. Cranford is "The Venice of New Jersey." Franklin is "Fluorescent Mineral Capital of the World." The "Dandelion Capital of the World" is Vineland, of course.
For today's contest, you'll need to channel your inner slogan-writer and create a tagline for your hometown (or anywhere you've lived). It can be flattering (to convince people to visit) or it can be a harsh critique (to scare them away). Feel free to include an explanation. Here's what you're playing for:
The Book of The Bizarre: Freaky Facts & Strange Stories is "a veritable treasure trove of startling and stranger-than-fiction trivia that spans history, continents, even worlds"¦Teeming with the strange, the shocking, and downright fantastic, this book is designed for the depraved, outlandish enough for the eccentric, and freaky enough for even the hardest trivia nut."
And if your town's mayor happens to be reading, maybe they'll stick your slogan on signs and stationery.