Friday, April 29, 2011

No Contest Contest


Okay, everybody! Here is the contest that is no contest. It has no rules, no challenges and no chicken. You can make up your own or copy off someone else. There are no boundaries unless they're invisible. I can delete really good comments for no reason. I have no rules either so I am not sure what my responsibilities are at this point. You have the right to ignore this or follow these steps: 
1. Comment by typing 
2. Comment by thinking 
C. Defy gravity or 
7. Look both ways before crossing the street. 
So now that you know of the non-rule non-contest contest - feel free to do whatever. The winner will not know if he or she wins, and $7,000 will be the grand prize for someone unannounced. Those are the non- rule rules. So before your creativity turns to mush, start at the top and work down or vice versa - Hey! Why not start in the middle and write in Arabic?
Your entries really don't have to make sense or even be "real" words. Use vowels or not. Do a math problem wrong. Write a song with no words or music. Be real! Have fun! Play safe! Don't commit a crime!
Comments don't necessarily have to be posted on this blog. You can post them on a bulletin board or even post on someone else's blog. Every comment wins $7,000...no, wait a sec, I changed my mind.  

43 comments:

  1. Wow! We have a winner! Betsy Kravits won a bundle of something green! I'm not sure what it is yet but, it is on it's way to your home in Krinkle Kut, Kansas. Thanks for playing by not doing anything at all! Congrats!

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  2. Wait we have another winner! So Betsy will be disqualified because those are the new rules. Frank Leets has just won his neighbor's iPad! Congratulations! Be sure and enter again. You just might win your neighbor's car!

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  3. I demand a recount!

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  4. Alllllrighty then! We did a quick, non-accurate re-count and found that you owe us close to ONE MILLION DOLLARS! How about that! Enter again before midnight and receive a mass of radio signals in your own home! It's just that easy!


    ...you still owe us one mil

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  5. No one won this hour...including the winner.

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  6. If you ask if you won - you didn't.
    If you don't ask - you'll never know, but that will be easier to take.

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  7. Bloggers who lose get the same amount of winnings as those who are robbed at gun point.

    Why not pick a number, be seated and wait for your name to be called?

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  8. Ernie Timms essay on "Why stop signs are a troublesome breed" has won him a chance to be on national television.

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  9. $7,000 goes to someone who never reads this blog and who can never know it exists. Your check is in the mail!

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  10. Rules are overrated. (Not really) I commented with my mind a few minutes ago, does that count for something?

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  11. Wait, with no rules it surely doesn't count, nothing counts without rules.

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  12. I picked a number and got zero,. Then I tried to sit down but there wasn't a chair. what do I do now?

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  13. We need a secret ballot! So secret no one can know.

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  14. Here is my entry. I hop3 U lik3 it.

    One day rthnp and qwvbmky fell and broke their crowns. A big tree.

    did i win anythng?

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  15. I am awesome,
    Butyou're not,
    I'm so awesome,
    But you're not!

    I better have won something for that awesomeness. I deserve it. I never win anything. I guess I get disqualified because of how awesomely awesome I am (but y'all aren't!).

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  16. Someone is confident in their awesomeness.

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  17. I Is Awesome You Is NotApril 30, 2011 at 12:11 AM

    I is so kewl,
    Kewler than all in my skool,
    I is too kewl,
    You're just not kewl.

    So there. Step aside, monkey-boy, this contest is MINE! An Arminian shall win!

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  18. Bah! You're a Calminian, you disgusting denizen of Calvin!

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  19. I'm glad I didn't comment,or win, or know that this blog even exists!

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  20. I'm glad I'm not a sir, and anyway, I'm glad I didn't see that remark. I guess the non- rule rules are too vague, but I'm glad I didn't see those. :-p

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  21. A contest with no rules, huh? Alrighty then... I'll be an Arminian for awhile. You know, just so I can understand how it feels to be so... so... off. :)

    Oh yeah, and I just defied gravity.

    the Ink Slinger
    www.inkslingerblog.wordpress.com

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  22. You rule. You totally rule!

    Of course, since there are no rules that doesn't mean anything . . .

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  23. THEOparadox YOU WIN!!!
    YES! unfortunately, since the non-rules have changed you get zip.
    ...but, you get it.

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  24. You know what? This game smacks of relativism. How very Un-Calvinistic. :)

    Eddie, you inspire me with your ability to buck the norm. :)

    the Ink Slinger
    www.inkslingerblog.wordpress.com

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  25. Scribe said:
    "You know what? This game smacks of relativism. How very Un-Calvinistic. :)"

    This is my point.
    Relativism = chaos

    It can be fun for a while but, you lose meaning. If all my contests had no rules, people would sooner or later lose interest. Creativity excels with rules and boundaries. The Random Word Writing Challenge is proof of that!

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  26. That was the secret word!
    You are now eligible for a prize from any other blog except this one.

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  27. Isn't it against the rules to have a contest with no rules...?

    What are you, Eddie? Emergent or something?

    Good rules make good citizens! We should even have rules abot the rules. Then we should have committees that rule on the rules about rules! Wait, we already have that... it's called government.

    Peace on, Eddie.
    T.

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  28. I afraid if you start having contests with no rules, people may get too wild and loose. They may even start raising their hands and singing. We wouldn't want to encourage charismaticism or anything... For goodness' sake, people may even have fun! We wouldn't want that...

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  29. Truthinator,
    This was the only contest with no rules. It was to prove a point. It will not happen again, I assure you. Games without rules become depressing, dull and stupid. Every contest, every challenge will have a certain protocol. Fun within the contest boundaries. This is not legalism. It is order. The opposite of chaos. Otherwise, this blog will fail because I will lose interest or just quit out of frustration.
    ...i never really thought this would be an issue...
    I mean for this to be fun for all. Am I missing something? (besides brains?)

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  30. Yikes, Eddie. This was supposed to be sarcastic which is also supposed to be funny. Apparently it failed...

    S-O-R-R-Y, hombre.

    Staying firmly inside the box from now on,

    T.

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  31. Wait, is somebody missing a brain? That happened to me once, or trice. I had such an open mind, you know, the friendly type, no rules 'n stuff, my brain kept falling out. That was sooo embarrassing! Anyway, here's your brain. I found it, although I'm sooo glad that I didn't even see it, or know that this blog even exists.

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  32. Truthinator,
    A little sarcasm I can appreciate. When it's in overload, it's hard, for me at least (especially with only five hours of sleep) to separate the caustic remarks from the man. They become more like shouts to me, rather than remarks. But, because of this, I did get a new idea for a post. (the no contest contest)

    " Staying firmly inside the box from now on.."

    It appears to me that I have offended you by misunderstanding your intent. For that, I apologize. Please forgive me, brother.
    I really appreciate your commitment to play by the rules from now on.
    I had noticed that some took more liberties with the rules when you broke them - in sarcasm, of course. They must not have understood your intention either.

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  33. Yikes again, Eddie. So not only was I caustic (whether separate from the man or not) but I also caused others to break your rules...

    I apologize for that. I take all of the blame for every errant comment. I had been operating under the assumption that the first rule was to be humorous. I always came here to get a laugh, not necessarily to read a small rule book for each post or contest.

    Best wishes to you.
    T.

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