Trout on Trout
The subject of our “Draw the Head on the TJ Trout” sweepstakes analyzes the entries
Among the clicking of typewriters, the bustle of newspeople with transatlantic accents and the hum of our very large and impressive printing press, here at Alibi headquarters we know just as well as anyone that media is serious business. On the other hand, it doesn't take seeing our articles wrapped around a fish carcass for us to also know the media deserves ridicule. Try as we might, constantly deprecating ourselves would verge on masochism, so it's all we can do to mock others and hope they return the favor some day.
For the past two years as a part of November's Quiz and Puzzle Issue, we've held artistic competitions based on the anatomy of New Mexico media figures. Last year we requested that readers draw the body on the Dick Knipfing. This year, the instructions were to draw the head on the TJ Trout.
As entries piled on my desk and buried my novelty squeeze toy, one member of our editorial team suggested I ask the 94 Rock radio character to open this exciting mail with me and critique the depictions of his effigy. Luckily, he agreed. Last week I got in my gyrocopter and flew up to Trout's rockin’ lair at Clear Channel, where we considered the fine art printed at right. Together, between Foghat-inspired air guitar breaks, we chose a winner, and god dang, it was a tough decision. Read on for Trout's analysis.
Joshua R. Torres