ok, its a little weird, but as of 10:56 a.m., it appears the voting is open.
if you would like to help me win a fabulous weekend in texas to tailgate with mario batali, go to mariobatali.com/grillingcontest. you will have to register, which involves giving an e-mail address, your age, zip code (if i recall), and setting up a username and password.
then you go to the videos and watch as many as it takes to come to a fair, informed and reasoned decision on whom to vote for. there are seven videos, and "voting" apparently takes place in the form of rating them on a scale of 1-5 stars. for instance, as an example, my video is slugged pork-upload.mov, and my user name is jawj1. so, strictly hypothetically, you could go in and, say, give it, i don't know, pick a number ... five stars. the voting ends on sept 29, and the three highest-rated videos then advance to the next round, from which judges, including mario, will pick a winner.
you can rank as many of the videos as you like, or just go in and rate mine. i mean, or some other. but for the purposes of this blog, mostly mine.
i know the registration is a downer, but i appreciate your effort. thanks in advance.