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I Won!

05.31.08 | 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an entry about Hacked Gadget’s Guess What this isn’t Contest. This morning there was a note waiting indicating that my comment was the winner, what a pleasant surprise. Actually, I didn’t think I stood a chance because there were so many funny and creative comments posted there.

As a reminder, this was the picture posted:

Guess what this isn't?

The object of the contest was to describe what this machine wasn’t. A couple of my favorite descriptions were:

AdamG Says:
May 10th, 2008
It’s Diebold’s new polling machine for Florida and Ohio. Not only does the software record an incorrect vote, but the machine also produces a hardcopy ballot, complete with hanging chads, assuring you that you’ve been screwed out of your vote either way. The added bulkiness of this device further acts as a deterrent to those less technically minded as means of intimidation.

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Jordan Says:
May 10th, 2008
It’s part of the Industrial Barbie playset.

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William Says:
May 14th, 2008
This is a leaked photograph of President George Bush’s commissioned but as-of-yet unfinished mind-control machine. The caution tape design was implemented soon after Mr. Bush and vice President Cheney mistook its long trough for a urinal after an evening of whiskey shots and prank calls to the Vatican.

Lucky for me that I commented early in the process, I noticed a number of comments following mine had the same sort of feel to them. Here’s the winning comment:

Mike Says:
May 10th, 2008
It’s the brand new *-Flex Machine, a combination weight loss and exercise innovation. Yes, for just 360 payments of $39.99 you too can exercise along with our patent-pending fat-sloughing system. Just think, as you work to firm your love handles, you’ll be drenched then wrung dry to get the most out of your workout session. But wait, that’s not all, for a mere 19.99 per month, we’ll provide you with our special formula diet meals that will increase your weight loss even more!
*Testimonial* I used the *-Flex Machine and lost 150lbs of excess weight in just 6 weeks, try it and you can too! ** Results not typical; paid posthumous endorsement.
Disclaimer: The FDA has not certified the *-Flex Machine for weight loss. Certain side effects, including increased appetite, broken bones, diarrhea, flu, ebola, and death, may occur as a result of using the *-Flex Machine. All sales final, contract binding under the fair credit act of 2006.

Thanks Alan, Hacked Gadgets is a great site that yields nearly endless entertainment. And, I excited to have won the contest. Here’s what will be coming:

Mini-RC Helicopter

That was really fun (and for the record, it would have been fun even if I hadn’t won…)

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