So... Blogger - which is clearly staffed by servants of the Great Old Ones - will let me create new posts, but I can only leave comments anonymously. This is annoying, but still better than not being able to post at all. Nevertheless, it's annoying enough that I'm going to leave my answers here, where they're clearly coming from me. So...
Andy's comment on Shakespeare in the Bush: Is it weird that I'm more comfortable talking about religion than politics? Where I am (Dallas, basically) religion is actually a less divisive topic.
D'Ma's suggestion for what to do with the prize from the contest: Well, I can certainly do that. Thanks!
Hopefully Blogger will undergo a rectal craniectomy (a very complex surgical procedure, I'm told) and start working again sometime soon. 'Cause this is really annoying.