The true truth about Kristina Keneally’s hair
I am so funny. Recently I changed my Twitter avatar to a picture of Kristina Keneally because why not? The hair! All my tweeps were like “ROFL” and then @macyourselfhome changed his avatar to Kristina Keneally as well and suddenly, bang, we had a meme! Let’s all do it!
Yesterday became Kristina Keneally Hair Avatar Day — sponsored by Crikey. The Best #kkhairavatarday avatar wins a prize, photoshop your nuts off people. We had a lovely time. And the topic started to trend. Hilarious.
Then all of a sudden, @Colgo at the Punch started tweeting about THEIR KK Hair article on their e-blog using our KKHair hashtag. ZOMG! Who are these people?
I had a minor meltdown. I sit here every day churning out the most crisp and delightful content for the Citizens of Planet Crikey and so-called @colgo comes along and “borrows” it. Right there on the internet I called him an idea pincher, I called him my internet girlfriend, I photoshopped KK’s Hair on to his head! Take that! I posted a terse comment on his alleged article, I fumed, I sulked massively.
Not long after @Colgo emailed me to say that they had been planning a KK hair story all week and it just became a case of strike while the iron was set to cotton. He should have mentioned the Crikey involvement at the time, however he did amend it later.
Not only did I believe him (News Ltd employees can’t make up everything ALL the time) I forgave him and not just because he offered me a footrub but because I am bigger than that. He would be my new best friend except that is now Kristina Keneally because …
The real excitement began when the Premier of NSW herself @KKeneally! started to tweet her approval of various images. How chuffing it was to have her involvement and her good-sport attitude, the people of NSW are a lucky mob. One thing led to another and here are the winners of Crikey’s #KKHairavatarday competition as determined by our celebrity guest judges, Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally and her charming son, 11-year-old Daniel.
First prize: davegaukroger (@dfg77) even though I told him earlier on Twitter that I didn’t think the look worked for him, there is something disturbing about the image. Like a bad scene from which you can’t turn away.
Runner up: @tobiasziegler. It’s just funny.
Honourable mention: Laurie Oakes. I suspect neither of us could have imagined that combination. (By @zombiemao)
My son’s award: Matt Preston. He thinks it’s one of the funniest things he’s ever seen. (By @shrubberri)
The Daniel Keneally “Funniest thing I have ever seen” Award
Everyone receives a Crikey sub unless they blog at Pure Poison, in which case they get socks.
The Short List
From the hilarious @bronte_saurus
And the rest…
Former Crikey Internet @tom_cowie
After the man himself @jonaholmesMW requested someone photoshop the hair onto that volcano
My internet girlfriend @colgo by me
@greenj “The Frog” by me