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and the MeFi Delayed Justice Retroactive Science Fair Prize goes to...

TrophyTrophy by Matt Newfield (cc by-nd)

Doroteo Arango II, in the fun Menace 2 artificial intelligence thread, who lost the original school competition, but learned what every young science scholar needs to know: "Sex sells, bribery works, presentation trumps content, and everyone likes free stuff. If you want to sell science, make it shiny and sexy, and give free food."

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Fair FoodFair Food by MEFI's OWN Waldo Jaquith (cc by-sa)

The machine also had a lot of blinking lights and complex looking buttons, which I thought were important features I didn't know how to operate for the first few days, and then learned they were just for appearance and to make the machine look more futuristic or such. I poked fun at their brochure and logo at the time, laid out entirely in comic-sans, a sin for a wanna-be graphic designer like myself. I still remember one of the guys impassioned response, borne of having to defend it multiple times. "Why do people hate comic-sans? It's happy, it's FUN."

Pandalicious's first comment is a memory of working at the Tulsa State Fair back when Nitro Ice Cream was getting started.

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