Thank you so much for putting that in your sig, Tim. Now every time I read your posts I'll think of that conversation and start seeing Vlad stripping again. *shudder*
As for the contest, yea I lost. I didn't make a guns video. Whether or not mine was better is irrelevant since the judges wanted a guns video and I failed to produce one. C'est la vie. At least this means I don't have to go through that hell again next year.
And yea I guess the secret ingredient, or at least I had a hunch it'd be Lupin just cause theme was guns and judging by previous Iron Chefs Quu always liked to pick either oddball or old stuff as the secret ingredient. Plus the contest was sponsored by Manga and so I figured Castle of Cagliostro might be the secret ingredient. I had no idea I would be dead on.
But hey - in the end it didn't help me at all, really. Still lost. Oh well, nice one Tim