A Heartbreaking contest of staggering genius

With the new Ben Stiller movie opening up on Friday we figured today was a good day for a contest. So we’ve got two Heartbreak Kid Soundtracks to give away. And before you say, “well Jim, you do know that CDs are free anyways I haven’t bought one in over two years” remember that this is a contest and it’s the spirit of the contest that should count, not whether or not you win a free CD.

For all of our regular readers please feel free to pass along the link in a hated mass email so we can get a huge pool of stories to choose from.


The Contest: So in that vein, send us a true story or a picture with a story of your best Farrelly Brothers type of moment. Could be explosive diarrhea, or getting your tongue stuck to a frozen pole, or maybe you got taken to the cleaners by an Amish bowling hustler? You get the idea. Best two stories win and they get the album. Heck we’ll even publish the two best stories and maybe even the honorable mention as well for everyone’s reading pleasure.

The album features two new tracks for everybody’s favorite band The Flaming Lips, plus cuts from Ozomatli, David Bowie, Matthew Sweet, The Weepies and World Party. Not too shabby.

Contest deadline will be Thursday at 5 p.m. Pacific time (8 p.m. for all you East Coasters). Send all funny entries to:

jamesfurbush (at) slyoyster (dot) com or just click the link, copy and paste however you roll.

Tracklisting after the jump.


01 The Flaming Lips: “The Horny Frog”
02 David Bowie: “Ashes to Ashes”
03 Buva: “She Makes Me Fall Down”
04 World Party: “Put the Message in the Box”
05 John Alagia: “Honey Come Home”
06 The Weepies: “Painting by Chagall”
07 Brian Hyland: “Gypsy Woman”
08 Amy LeVere: “Take Em or Leave Em”
09 Buva: “First Cut Is the Deepest”
10 Julieta Venegas: “Canciones de Amor”
11 The Flaming Lips: “Maybe I’m Not the One”
12 Ozomatli: “After Party”
13 Mathew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs: “Different Drum”
14 David Bowie: “Suffragette City”

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