Rest Fest Ticket Give Away!
Well…almost…keep reading the fine print.
So, last week we were throwing around ideas on how to get more people to this years Rest Fest, and someone had a great idea…WE GIVE AWAY A PAIR OF TICKETS!
Duh, I mean, if we hand out some free tickets, then more people will come right? Yes, that is right…it’s the Law of Modus Tollens.
Ok, well I was given the task of setting up the parameters of said ticket give away. For those of you who know me, you can probably guess how we will determine who becomes the winner, but please indulge me by reading all of the silly/stupid ideas that went through my head. I mean, when I was told that I had this assignment, at first I thought it was going to be easy, then I TOTALLY psyched myself out. Like, it was a hit-the-snooze-button-but-still-stay-awake-and-think kind of situation. Which was WAY too much thinking on my part, and probably WAY less thinking than the editors thought when they gave me the assignment. Anyway, here are some of the iterations of this contest, and the mental pathways that went with them:
Scenario #1: Quote from Star Wars
Question: What does Bib Fortuna ask C-3PO when he enters Jabba’s palace with R2 in the beginning of ROTJ?
Answer: “De Wanna Wanga?”
Pro: I thought this would be an easy question, and you can’t help but giggle when you say “De Wanna Wanga?”
Con: Since everyone would know this, if we set the rule to be like…”the 6th person to post the answer wins”…then no one would post, because then that person would be first, and then said person would know that he or she would not win!
Scenario #2: Internet Navigation to Answer an Obscure Question
Question: In true “Google-a-Day Puzzle” fashion, I was going to find an obscure fact on the internets and challenge you readers to find the answer, and the person whoever answered correctly the 5th time would win.
Answer: Um, check out google.com, man.
Pro: Internet sleuthing is fun! And there are some obscure facts in the world.
Con: Also, in true Google-a-Day Puzzle fashion, google makes everything easy, so the contest would be over quick, and I am not good enough with this blogging thing to hide comments so people couldn’t cheat.
Scenario #3: Post Post Pictures and Vote
Question: Ask people to photo-shop a mustache on a picture of themselves, or on anything really.
Answer: Pretty simple, submit picture, and the editors vote.
Pro: Everyone should have a picture of themselves with a photo-shopped mustache.
Con: Deciding between those pictures would be similar to when parents have to pick which kid they like the best.
Ok, so those were just a few of the things that were going through my mind before finally deciding on how to run this contest. I must warn you, it is not glamorous or glitzy. It does not take into account anyones skills with the computer. It is purely the most true, honest, way I can think of that satisfies both myself and the universe when it comes to giving a free pair of tickets away. If you think it is lame, well then you can suck it.
- Leave a comment to this post, it can be about anything, even just a single word or letter, though I would prefer that you leave a sentence of some sort to let me know how you are feeling.
- You can only post one comment, if you post more than one, all of your comments will be taken out of the batch.
- Once we have 20 comments, we will close submissions for this contest.
- My friends Rob has a REALLY EFFIN BIG d20. We will roll said die and film it, and whatever number comes up will correspond to the winning comment.
- If by Wednesday, the 17th of August we do not have 20 comments, we will close submissions and roll a d2, d3, d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d14, or d16 (yea we have them all) depending on what comment(s) we have.
- We will post the winner of TWO WEEKEND PASSES on Friday, the 19th of August.
Well, thats it. If you have any questions, leave a comment to this thread (that counts!)
And now, here is a picture of what it would look like if an Imperial Star Destroyer attacked Manhattan: