Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

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Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

I regret that I"m rarely here because  running Mehandi.com, hennapage.com and hennaforhair.com, two other businesses, and trying to finish the PHD dissertation takes up an insane amount of time, but this morning, I had a giggle moment and wanted to post a contest:

Based on spreadsheets, Mehandi may move 16 tons of green powder next year. This reminded me of a song that was on the radio in heavy rotation when I was a little girl: Tennessee Earnie Ford's "Sixteen Tons". 

OK ... of all ya'll out there: we'll send one kilo of your favorite mehandi bulk powder for the most hilarious rewrite of this song rewritten henna. (workers at Mehandi.com will vote) Hipster finger snapping is an absolute necessity.

Listen to this, if you're not as old to remember ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIfu2A0ezq0 ... and get out your pencil and paper!

 

If you make us laugh, you get henna!

 

 

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Re: Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)
Some people think I'm crazy 'cause I'm covered in mud
My lover loves it, others do not
Plastic wrap, Vaseline, gloves, and crud
I henna my hair every chance I got
 
You buy 16 tons and what do you get
Celebration is gone and you’re still in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the mehandi store
 
I henna on days when the sun doesn’t shine
I gather my stuff and make a beeline
For my little bathroom with its poor, poor light
I cross my fingers that it turns alright
 
You buy 16 tons and what do you get
Another new crop and you’re back in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me cause I can’t go
I still owe my soul to the mehandi store
 
I was born one morning it was drizzling rain
Changing my mind is my middle name
I henna, hendigo, then henna again
I like my head muddy, so what if I’m vain
 
You buy 16 tons and what do you get
Twilight comes in and you’re deeper in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the mehandi store
 
If you see me coming, better step aside
A lotta girls didn’t, a lotta girls died
A whiff of indigo can really kill
Forget the ginger, this is still a thrill
 
You buy 16 more tons, what do you get
Another crop comes and I ponder my debt
Saint Peter can’t call me cause I’m henna obsessed
I’d rather lose my soul than buy anything else!
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Re: Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

SWEET!

Submissions due October 1.  Winners announced October 5. Powder will be shipped October 10.

 

Carrie
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LOL!  *bows down*

You're amazing xyz! 

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Re: Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

 Looks like the competition is sparse but stiff :)

"What's this glop in the fridge?!" my ma-in-law cries,

If she throws it away, I'll just about die.

Now hidden in the freezer in a yogurt cup,

I pray my henna's safe 'til I use it all up.

 

Break time, henna time, and what do you know?

Didn't turn out quite right but it's still gonna show

I wasn't born with talent, but it sure was fun - 

Can't wait for it to fade so I can do another one!

 

Student by day, and nurse by night - 

Scrubs top and bottom, and full support tights

There's a secret underneath that my patients don't know-

A red brown mess from my hip to my toe.

 

Break time, henna time, and what do you know?

Almost looks like flowers in a nice vine-y row

Think I might be ready to allow a quick look - 

I take a snapshot and put it up on Facebook

 

There are those with fake nails, there are those with fake hair

There are those with magic pants for their derrieres

I prefer to paint myself and wrap it all night - 

For an artificial rash that just feels so right

 

Break time, henna time, and what do you know?

A blossoming tree, my skill's starting to grow - 

A smile on my lips, I'm feeling quite brave - 

Think I'll show it off tomorrow and let the fans rave

 

Hemorrhage, incontinence, imagine the rest - 

Co-workers view my skin with suspicion at best

"No, it's not dried blood, feces, or a tattoo...

It didn't hurt a bit and I'll share it with you!"

 

Break time, henna time, and what do you know?

Henna bash at my place and we all have a go!

My hennas look best so my friends get in line!

Even ma-in-law admits they look mighty fine!

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Ok here is my try at it ......

 

Some people say my paste reminds them of mud  

A poor man's addiction to lawsonia inermis  

My addictions so bad I think it's stained to the bone    

My minds so full of patterns I don't know which way to go

 

I bought 16 tons of henna, and what did I get   

Another season of mixin' and feedin' my addiction     

Saint Peter don't you call me, cuz I can't go   

I owe my soul to the henna grinding stone

 

I was slingin' one mornin' when the sun didn't shine   

I picked up my cones and strolled down the line    

I loaded 16 cones of my favorite batch    

When they saw those stains they said, " Ooh I Want THAT !!!

 

I bought 16 tons of henna, and what did I get   

Another season of mixin' and feedin' my addiction      

Saint Peter don't you call me, cuz I can't go    

I owe my soul to the henna grinding stone

 

I was mixin' one mornin', it was drizzlin' rain    

Mixin' and Testin' are my middle names    

I raised my bowl Prayin' to the Henna Gods above     

Please let this Stain Dark to show em my Love

 

I bought 16 tons of henna, and what did I get    

Another season of mixin' and feedin' my addiction   

Saint Peter don't you call me, cuz I can't go    

I owe my soul to the henna grinding stone

 

If you see me a slingin', ya better step aside    

Alot of people didn't, alot of people tried     

One fist loaded with henna, the other with glitter    

If the right one didn't get ya, then the left one will

 

I bought 16 tons of henna, and what did I get    

Another season of mixin' and feedin' my addiction     

Saint Peter don't you call me, cuz I can't go   

I owe my soul to the henna grinding stone

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Re: Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

Everyone who entered, please email me at reverndbunny@earthlink.net so we can work out your prize!

Thank you for the many smiles!

 

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WOW thank you for sharing info

Marshie
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Re: Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

 Is the contest still going on?

CCartwrightJones
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Re: Sixteen Ton Contest (finger snapping is required)

The contest has ended and prizes sent out ... but I think we'll have to have more amusing events in the future!

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