I choose laugh, and so do these people: YourFatChance.com First prize is like $5,000 and a trip for two, and second prize is $2,500 and a trip for one. All you need is tell them your "down on your luck story"...not heart strings here, just hilarity. Nothing like getting paid for being pathetic, right?
(If anything else, check out the huge pink-hippo, which might brighten your day). My Story? How after 5 years of college football I can't see my toes anymore, and now I'm in a country I don't understand and a language I don't speak. What about you?