Thursday, 29 July 2010

Who needs the Booker prize?

Yes who does need the Booker prize when you have Key West Sloppy Joe's 30th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest! Hands up if you knew there even was one?

The winner this year who had entered a previous 11 times was Charles Bicht from Vero Beach, FL . Speaking of winning he said;

"I've been looking forward to this for 12 years, Nothing can compare to it."

In one of the best quotes ever he compared himself to his hero.

"I enjoy women, I fish and I drink, but I don't write,"

More photos of bearded men battling it out for the title looking much more cuddly than I'm sure the real man himself looked can be found here and here.

Posted by Jess


  1. Hahaha thats hilarious! Thats made me really smile this Thursday morning.

  2. My hands are up! We go to Key West quite often -- I've seen this in action. It's a hoot.

  3. Rock on! I was in Key West in October and heard about this, but I'd completely forgotten. Great stuff. Thank you for reminding me--and especially for the picture

  4. I just recently discovered a blogger who was at this year's contest. Her dad was in the contest! (He wasn't the winner, though). Check it out here.

  5. Simon - it is funny isnt it - I could look at photos of those guys all day!

    Nancy0 & Birdie - thats quite cool, Nancy0 that must have been quite a sight!

    Kathy - haha thanks for the link, I think that guy should have won.

  6. What an awesome contest! Thanks for posting this.