Well, that sucked. I'm not going to bullshit you - I picked a bad 'Shop Contest topic. When you go from 900 comments to 300 in a week, that's a pretty fair judge of the subject's merit, and I failed.

I probably should have just told you to exploit the image of J Allard, sitting down all hipsterish at the 2005 introduction of the Xbox 360. Even then I'm not sure what we'd get. As it stands, we only have 10 winners today for a lack of participation. You can see them in the gallery above.

Thanks to 'Shop Contest all-stars like ARYXANDRE, boopadoo, Koda89 and Zak Canard for toughing it out. Yes, derubermax, you made the roundup.

I promise you - I swear - tomorrow's will be funnier. I've learned my lesson - strong images are imperative. No "imagine this abstract thing" bullshit. So I've learned my lesson. Yes, I've already got tomorrow's prepared, and it may even set a record for entries. Please come back tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Don't give up on me, and I won't let you down no more.