Not surprisingly, today's real winner is comment_ninja, who no doubt was the source of today's Kinja meltdown. We've missed you around here, big fella.

Although both of today's contestants came through the shitstorm with fine, fine jokes, the talented and rarely-erratic commenter Same Sad Echo overcame an early deficit to defeat ObscureSimpsonsReference, who today earned both our enduring love and respect. So at least now one of them has our enduring love and respect!

I hope you packed your sleeping bag and some condoms, because the Sweet Sixteen party is almost here. We have a couple of scores to settle before then, though, so be back here tomorrow. And I promise, the comment_ninja won't give us any troub-

[snaps neck]