Well, it's time. On behalf of everyone involved in the IRON BLOGGER Organizing Team [just me, actually, but it looks more impressive if we pretend there's an army running this thing], welcome to the Iron Blogger Topic Announcement! If you're just finding out about all this check this link for rules: http://aftermidnightpage.blogspot.com/2008/08/iron-blogger-contest-update.html. Now without further ado, we turn things over to the creator of Iron Blogger, Japanese industrialist Honda Suzuki.
If memory serves me right, there was an American game show in the 1950's. Its premise was very similar to this contest. Contestants [celebrities, usually] were given a topic, and asked to speak extemporaneously for 90 seconds on the subject. In that spirit, we humbly select a topic from that program, as our challenge subject for this competition. Before I present the topic, let me send best wishes to all our participants. Here is the topic for the first Iron Blogger Competition:
"Why I ride side-saddle".
Thank you, Mr. Suzuki. Ladies and gentlemen, the competition is now open, and will remain so until midnight on Sunday, August 17th, US Eastern Daylight Time. The winner will be announced on Friday, August 22nd. Good luck to all, and strive for the People's Ovation!