Alrighty, This was also an unexpected gem, along with Sonic80's article. I thought while the other categories were simply good in their construction, you knocked it of the park with excellent humor throughout the article. This is simply a chuckle inducing piece with a great introduction. I always like a good introduction, it usually separates average and good articles. I love your use of non sequitur throughout, and you pull off the general goofiness very well!
Pretty straightforward. There's nothing terribly creative about your approach, but you go about it pretty solidly. Tracing the history of the spittoon from pre-history to the modern era. I'm not sure what the spoon section was meant to really illustrate and it felt a little out of place, but the majority of what you have is solid.
Prose and formatting:
Not a fan of the small pictures... I also feel as though the spoon section felt a little out of place for the article. Otherwise, solid job with the spelling and grammar, although you didn't capitalize 'Catholics' somewhere in there.
Torn here. Great images and superb captions. Also, some that are kinda bland. I love the first picture because of its caption, great joke at the expense of the French! The zebra picture is a little boring, and your caption is simply a repeat of article text. The spoon picture kinda coincides with what I've said already. The other images gave me mild chuckles as well, but great job on the first picture's caption (I also liked the cupholder-as-spittoon joke).
Thoroughly enjoyable article. A few things kept this from being my favorite, but this is still a great article, keep up the good writting!