. . . when you’re the only surfer boy around. Ray from Irving, Texas writes: I won the Yo La Tengo surfboard just a few days after my birthday in ’03! (My birthday is August 17; the contest winner was announced on the 22nd.) Unfortunately, I had to part with it when my wife (now ex) and I moved to Japan in ’09. So many regrets — selling that board . . . moving to Japan . . . getting married.
We don’t recall exactly what was required of Ray before he won, but based on this news item culled from Matador’s website . . .
Win an unbelievably cool custom-designed Yo La Tengo surfboard, or runner-up prizes of autographed Yo La Tengo CDs, by entering our complicated contest which requires you to watch amusing video clips of Ira interacting with Jon Wurster of the Midnight Pajama Jam, along with puppets Lumpy and Scott Fellers.
. . . we’re guessing that distinguishing Jon Wurster from Jon Benjamin was a key component.