New contest for the blog readership. As I write these words, we’ve just surpassed 43,500 scenes at VideoBox. Your challenge is to predict the date that scene # 50,000 will be uploaded to the site. The scene totals as shown on the upper right of the VideoBox homepage (under quick links) will be the official contest number. The individual who projects the correct date, or comes closest to the actual date without going past the date, will be declared the winner. Submit your predictions as a reply to the post in the following manner: Month/Day/Year. Once a date is selected, that date is locked up and no longer available to claim. As entries arrive, I will post periodic summaries of the dates taken thus far. Contest is open until 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 12/31/09. The winning prize is a VideoBox mug. Please, only one prediction per household.
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As an example, let’s assume scene # 50,000 appears one year from today on December 9, 2010. Let’s further assume the following predictions were submitted: December 1, 2010, December 10, 2010, December 11, 2010, etc. The winner would be the entry for December 1, 2010. Even though December 10, 2010 is closer to the actual date, December 1, 2010 is the closest submission which did not go past the correct date.
Below is an artist rendition of what the VideoBox mug may look like. The mug has not yet been manufactured, but I believe this will be a close approximation to the eventual mug. Perfect for both hot and cold beverages, especially delicious, sweet, hot chocolate. Picture the following scenario. It’s a bitter cold, snowy, icy, blustery winter day. You’re indoors, next to the window, relaxing in your rocker-recliner lounge chair, anticipating the next VideoBox update. You glance out the window as pedestrians slip, slide, and stumble on the treacherous footing. You crack the window open just a smidge, and can faintly hear hip bones dislocating as seniors are beaten down by Mother Nature. You reach for your VideoBox mug which is filled to the rim with smooth, velvety, piping hot chocolate and take a deep sip. Mmmmm, all is good with the world.
The contest is now open. Submit your predictions as a reply to the post before your chosen date is swallowed up by another.
Please be sure the email address placed in the comment form is valid, as that is how the winner will be contacted.
Update: It was brought to my attention that the scene totals on the VideoBox homepage will display differently depending on the level of one’s membership. I was not aware of this. A standard membership subscriber will see a lower scene total than a member who subscribes to one or both of the premium channels. In this contest, we’re looking for the date that VideoBox reaches 50,000 scenes among all its channels, including Evil Angel and Vivid. I want to be fair to everyone. If you already submitted your prediction under incorrect assumptions, I will allow one change to be made. If you decide to submit a revision, please do so as soon as possible. The revision can only be made to an earlier date from the original submission, not to a later date. And of course, if you submit a revision, you no longer own the date of your original prediction. I apologize for the problem; my fault entirely.
Update 2: The Content Dude has graciously sweetened the pot by adding a one year VideoBox membership to the winning prize!