Contest: Predict Date Of Scene # 50,000

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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.

Important: Please Read Update Inside

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!


60 Responses to “Contest: Predict Date Of Scene # 50,000”

  1. polksalad1 Says:

    June 20, 2010 – polksalad1

  2. Hanacoco Says:

    My guess is June 12, 2010

  3. xray Says:

    July 23, 2010

  4. mitchrocn22 Says:

    My predicted date for scene 50,000 on VB is June 29, 2010. Thanks in advance and Happy New Year!

  5. olabid Says:

    August 31, 2010 at 9:32 am

  6. ropeadope Says:

    Updated submissions:

    August 18, 2009 (time machine dependent) – seepeesee
    May 16, 2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    June 12, 2010 – Hanacoco
    June 20, 2010 – polksalad1
    June 29, 2010 – mitchrocn22
    July 3, 2010 – garbman
    July 6, 2010 – tso
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 18, 2010 – davros
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 22, 2010 – chubber
    July 23, 2010 – xray
    July 29, 2010 – doug
    July 30, 2010 – lakeside
    August 1, 2010 – Agent
    August 4, 2010 – Frand444
    August 9, 2010 – HotScooter2
    August 13, 2010 – jaynes73
    August 17, 2010 – DH8028
    August 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    August 31, 2010 – olabid
    September 2, 2010 – Pierre-Luc
    September 20, 2010 – AC
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    April 1, 2011 – orbops

    Scene Count Check

    As of 5:00 AM Pacific Time on 12/31/09 VideoBox has 44,184 scenes uploaded to the site which includes 1,118 scenes from Evil Angel and 1,219 scenes from Vivid.

    Still waiting to hear back from theo44. You need to select a new date. See message further up the page.

  7. ropeadope Says:

    Contest is now closed. No more submissions please.

  8. mitchrocn22 Says:


    I have a recurring membership, that expired on march 1, but was renewed today, march 5 (same info/member number could be different). Without going into great detail, it was an error/oversight on my part. My question to you is- will my prediction if accurate still be honored for all applicable rewards? Thanks in advance and keep up the good work-


  9. ropeadope Says:

    @ mitchrocn22 – Absolutely. This will not be a problem. In fact, I happen to think your prediction stands a good chance of taking down the prize. When I initially proposed this contest to VideoBox, I offered the opinion that scene number 50,000 would probably arrive right around July 1, 2010. If that turns out to be true, guess who wins? Barring unforeseen circumstances (for example, VideoBox changing the number of daily uploaded DVD’s), I believe the main contenders are (from earliest to latest predicted date) Hanacoco, polksalad1, yourself, garbman, tso, stephencolbert, and Microphone. A few others (beens, davros, Shahram, chubber, xray, etc.) with longer chances. It should be great fun as we move closer and closer to 50,000 scenes.

  10. Steve(DRHouse) Says:

    i think the 06/22/10. will be the day of the 50.000 scene!!!

    Greets from Germany