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.

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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.

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

  1. stephencolbert Says:

    july 9 2010

  2. HotScooter2 Says:

    Rope:

    roses is red

    violets is blue

    scene #50,000

    will happen on August 9,2010

  3. allen Says:

    may/16/2010

    Abra Abra Cadabra I wish I could get a date with pornstar with my mug when I win!

    AllenMc

  4. christopher Says:

    sorry scooter but the day will be August 23 2010

  5. lefty Says:

    August 27, 2010

  6. doug Says:

    July 29, 2010

  7. Microphone Says:

    July 14, 2010

  8. ropeadope Says:

    I forgot to state in the main body of the post that I’ve declared myself ineligible from participating in the contest. Not that I know when the scene in question will arrive, but it just wouldn’t look right if I got lucky and picked the correct date.

    Here’s what we have so far:

    May 16,2010 – allen
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 29, 2010 – doug
    August 9, 2010 – HotScooter2
    August 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 27, 2010 – lefty

  9. beens Says:

    june 8th 2010

  10. AC Says:

    02/17/2011

  11. volta Says:

    August 25, 2010

  12. Shahram Says:

    Hey rope, have you guys noticed that the date indexes for all the DVDs uploaded in December are screwed up? This makes the prediction a tad harder, since right now DVDs originally uploaded in November are also showing up in December uploads. Right now the VB new updates page shows 10 new DVDs for 12-09-09, but in fact 5 of them are from older dates which have mysteriously overflowed to this date. Things are fucked up really bad bro…

  13. Ryuuzaki_l_kun Says:

    12/10/2010

  14. Shahram Says:

    July 20, 2010

  15. Shahram Says:

    Everything is OK now, except that two of today’s updates plus today’s Evil Angel update which were online earlier have disappeared now…

  16. ropeadope Says:

    @ Shahram – I’m not seeing that. If I click on New DVD’s from the VideoBox homepage, the December uploads are showing up correctly. Please check again. Maybe they were fouled up earlier and have now been fixed? EDIT – Oops, we cross posted and I hadn’t read your most recent comment when I wrote the above. We’ll get it straightened out.

    Here are the updated selections:

    May 16,2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 29, 2010 – doug
    August 9, 2010 – HotScooter2
    August 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    February 17, 2011 – AC

  17. Shahram Says:

    Great job rope ;)

  18. tebe Says:

    October 20, 2010

  19. garbman Says:

    8/02/10

  20. lakeside Says:

    So far on VB, each dvd has approximately 5.397377 scenes.

    VB needs 7609 scenes to get to 50,000.

    That means 1409 dvds to go.

    At five dvds per day, there’s 281 days to go.

    The 50,000th scene will appear on Sept 19, 2010.

    If I didn’t screw up the math, and if the ratios hold.

  21. ropeadope Says:

    Updated submissions:

    May 16,2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 29, 2010 – doug
    August 2, 2010 – garbman
    August 9, 2010 – HotScooter2
    August 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    September, 19 2010 – lakeside
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    February 17, 2011 – AC

  22. ropeadope Says:

    Guys, there may be a problem. I need some feedback. Please go to the VideoBox homepage and look under quick links toward the upper right of the page. Tell me the number you see listed for scenes and tell me if your membership is standard, standard + evil angel, standard + vivid, or standard + evil angel + vivid. Thank you.

  23. Shahram Says:

    rope: I predicted yesterday that you might encounter a problem. You are counting the number of scenes from VB+EV+VIVID. Many of us are not subscribed to premium channels and see a smaller number. I have accounted for all the scenes (including premium channels) on my estimate. If you change the rules, you should let me (and others) to change our estimates too :)

  24. ropeadope Says:

    @ Shahram – Lol, where were you before I posted the contest? Your assumption in accounting for all the scenes (including premium channels) was correct. I’m attempting to get permission to expand the rules as opposed to changing the rules. Award a mug each time scene # 50,000 arrives on the site. But obviously if the rules are changed, everyone will have the opportunity to adjust their forecasts. I’ll post an update once I receive an answer.
    EDIT: Update posted above.

  25. HotScooter2 Says:

    Rope:

    if i am to win do i need to be a member at the time i win or the time i enter. i have cancelled my membership but it is still active for a few more days

  26. the content dude Says:

    rope I will throw in a year membership to whomever can pull this rabbit from the VB hat.

  27. stephencolbert Says:

    @rope i assumed you meant vivid + evil angel + vb because you said

    we’ve just surpassed 43,500 scenes

    and i saw less scenes so i calculated with them in the mix.

    @contentdude nice!

  28. ropeadope Says:

    Just added an update to the body of the original post. Everyone please read.

    @ HotScooter2 – You’re fine. Anyone who is currently a member can enter and participate in the contest.

    @ The Content Dude – That’s extremely generous of you Content Dude. Many thanks for upping the ante.

    @ stephencolbert – You were totally correct in your assumption. But it’s possible others may have been misled. So I’m allowing one revision.

  29. lakeside Says:

    Thx for the clarification.

    I replace my prediction with July 30 2010.

  30. ropeadope Says:

    @ lakeside – Thank you. It was your original reply which alerted me to the issue. Initially, I thought you subtracted incorrectly (when stating 7609 scenes remained). When I dug a little deeper, I realized there was a problem.

    Updated submissions:

    May 16,2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 29, 2010 – doug
    July 30 2010 – lakeside
    August 2, 2010 – garbman
    August 9, 2010 – HotScooter2
    August 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    February 17, 2011 – AC

  31. chubber Says:

    July 22, 2010

  32. Agent Says:

    August 1, 2010

  33. Shahram Says:

    @rope: You’re more than welcome to contact me before the next contest, lol.

    @content dude: Is today’s EA update a joke or has there been some kind of technical issues involved here? That movie is more than two hours long, and all we got is a 13 minutes scene? What’s going on here? Have you seen the reviews on this update?

  34. garbman Says:

    July 3,2010 revised

  35. ropeadope Says:

    Updated submissions:

    May 16, 2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    July 3, 2010 – garbman
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 22, 2010 – chubber
    July 29, 2010 – doug
    July 30, 2010 – lakeside
    August 1, 2010 – Agent
    August 9, 2010 – HotScooter2
    August 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    February 17, 2011 – AC

  36. ropeadope Says:

    Scene Count Check

    As of 9 AM Pacific Time on 12/13/09 VideoBox has 43,622 scenes uploaded to the site which includes 1,071 scenes from Evil Angel and 1,178 scenes from Vivid.

    Please submit your prediction for the date of scene # 50,000 before your intended selection is chosen by another member and no longer available.

  37. Frand444 Says:

    Let’s see. Including premium channels I say August 4, 2010.

  38. jaynes73 Says:

    August 13th,2010

  39. ropeadope Says:

    Updated submissions:

    May 16, 2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    July 3, 2010 – garbman
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 22, 2010 – chubber
    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 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    February 17, 2011 – AC

    Scene Count Check

    As of 7:15 PM Pacific Time on 12/24/09 VideoBox has 43,969 scenes uploaded to the site which includes 1,105 scenes from Evil Angel and 1,202 scenes from Vivid.

    You may wonder why the Evil Angel scene count advanced by 34 scenes when it appears only 28 scenes were added to the channel since the previous scene count check on 12/13/09. The answer is that an additional 6 scenes were added to Tristan Taormino’s Ultimate Guide To Anal Sex For Women which was the Evil Angel update on 12/12/09.

    Only one week remaining to submit your predictions for the date that scene # 50,000 will arrive. Don’t let the contest expire as you stand on the sidelines. A VideoBox mug and a one year membership to the site (courtesy of The Content Dude) are up for grabs.

  40. Pierre-Luc Says:

    September 2, 2010

  41. AC Says:

    Okay … I change to:
    September 20, 2010

  42. ropeadope Says:

    Updated submissions:

    May 16, 2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    July 3, 2010 – garbman
    July 9, 2010 – stephencolbert
    July 14, 2010 – Microphone
    July 20, 2010 – Shahram
    July 22, 2010 – chubber
    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 23, 2010 – christopher
    August 25, 2010 – volta
    August 27, 2010 – lefty
    September 2, 2010 – Pierre-Luc
    September 20, 2010 – AC
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun

    Scene Count Check

    As of 4:45 AM Pacific Time on 12/29/09 VideoBox has 44,124 scenes uploaded to the site which includes 1,118 scenes from Evil Angel and 1,214 scenes from Vivid.

  43. DH8028 Says:

    August 17th, 2010

  44. orbops Says:

    April 1, 2011

  45. seepeesee Says:

    August 18, 2009

  46. davros Says:

    July 18, 2010

  47. tso Says:

    July 6, 2010

  48. ropeadope Says:

    @ seepeesee – Please let us know when your time machine is completed.

    Updated submissions:

    August 18, 2009 – seepeesee
    May 16, 2010 – allen
    June 8, 2010 – beens
    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 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
    September 2, 2010 – Pierre-Luc
    September 20, 2010 – AC
    October 20, 2010 – tebe
    December 10, 2010 – Ryuuzaki_l_kun
    April 1, 2011 – orbops

  49. theo44 Says:

    My pick is: August 1, 2010

  50. ropeadope Says:

    @ theo44 – Look at the summary just above your comment. August 1, 2010 has already been selected, and per the rules, is no longer available. Please choose a date which has not been taken.

  51. polksalad1 Says:

    June 20, 2010 – polksalad1

  52. Hanacoco Says:

    My guess is June 12, 2010

  53. xray Says:

    July 23, 2010

  54. mitchrocn22 Says:

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

  55. olabid Says:

    August 31, 2010 at 9:32 am

  56. 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.

  57. ropeadope Says:

    Contest is now closed. No more submissions please.

  58. mitchrocn22 Says:

    Rope-

    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-

    mitchrocs-

  59. 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.

  60. Steve(DRHouse) Says:

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

    Greets from Germany