Is this an "Honorable" Mention?

I went to my first live Poetry Slam last night. I had watched this sort of competition on television, but I saw an ad in the paper that reminded me that the World Poetry Slam Individual Championships were going to be held in Greenville, SC this weekend. I went, met a few people, and was asked to be a judge at the competition. It turns out that they ask random members of the audience who are unaffiliated with the presenters to judge the competition. I did not know the contestants and can read and write English fluently -- I was qualified! The judging was difficult, but I followed the instructions given by the MC and scored the poems consistently and fairly, biased only by my own taste in verse. I had a great time and would do it again in an instant.

As I am now an experienced Poetry Slam Judge, will people address me as "Your Honor?"

Greenville News - Poetry Slam provokes laughter, thought

My pal, Biggus Billus saw the article in the paper and delivered this tribute to me via email.

I score it a ten!

Here's to my friend,

who in the end,

will bring great fame to the name

of my business,

because he's got game!

-Biggus Billus

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.