Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

There are HOW MANY prizes this year for wearing your C.U.L.T. Shirt?

By Andrew Pollack on 12/16/2008 at 04:49 PM EST

Count 'em baby -- FOUR prizes this year! Oh, and the prizes don't suck at all. Each is worth at least $100 US.

We've given away a prize each year at the Wednesday night party to some random, unsuspecting person who happens to be wearing a C.U.L.T. shirt. This year we're not just going to top that, we're going to blow it out of the water.

The four prize giveaways are as follows:

Prize Number 1 - To be given out as usual at the Wednesday night party. At a secretly chosen time, our super under-cover spotter will look around and identify someone nearby who's wearing their C.U.L.T. Shirt, and that person will be given a prize.

Prize Number 2 - To be given out just before the Thursday afternoon Closing Session. We'll come up with some kind of crazy formula for this too. It may happen in line to get in. It may happen as we're all filing in. It may happen once you're seated in a predetermined seat. The only way to have a chance at it, is to wear your C.U.L.T. shirt to that session.

Obviously there's a minor issue here. If you're all going to wear your shirts on Wednesday night, then wear them again on Thursday afternoon -- some of you are going to start to smell bad. HA! You'll just have to pick the right time to wear your C.U.L.T. colors and take your chances becoming a social pariah! Of course, many of you are quite used to that already.

Prize Number 3 - This will be a PHOTO contest of sorts. To be awarded about 1 week AFTER Lotusphere. The prize will be awarded to the best (in the opinion of Rocky and I) candid C.U.L.T. picture. To win, you have to take a picture of someone or many people wearing their C.U.L.T. shirts and mail it in. We'll post the email address here when the time comes. This must be a candid shot. No photoshopping and no staged pictures for this one. The actual quality of the photo makes no difference other than as it will impact the overall impression of the picture.

Prize Number 4 - This will be also be a PHOTO contest of sorts. It will also be awarded about 1 week AFTER Lotusphere. This one can be staged, but cannot be edited or Photoshopped. You can be the star of the picture, or you can take it of someone else. The person who sends it in will be awarded the prize. What's the criteria? It must be totally "Off The Hook". To win this one you need to grab our attention and make us laugh, gape, or otherwise simply stand slack-jawed at your masterpiece. Whatever crazy thing you can come up with that involves at least one person and at least one C.U.L.T. shirt is fair game.

* Note 1: Don't even THINK of trying to use Photoshop to edit your pictures before sending them in. We will find out. We may even get Chloe from the C.T.U. to check them for us and them send them over to the people at C.S.I. for even more magic. Don't even think of trying this one.

* Note 2: For the pictures in the contest, we will provide a total of four email addresses to send the pictures. One pair for each contest that includes a "Regular" address and a special one for any that might be "NSFW" (look it up).

Good Luck Out There!

There are  - loading -  comments....

re: There are HOW MANY prizes this year for wearing your C.U.L.T. Shirt?By Craig Wiseman on 01/21/2009 at 11:39 AM EST
I'm just happy one of my phat things made the top 10. 8-)

Other Recent Stories...

  1. 09/04/2018With two big projects on hold, I suddenly find myself very available for new short and long term projects. In twenty five years, I don't think I've ever written an entry like this, but if you need the kind of work I do now would be a great time to get in touch. Both of the big projects I had lined up for late summer and early fall have been placed on hold and will be that way for a while. With the kids now all off at college and careers, I'm open to more travel than such than I have been in decades, but unless something else comes along, I'll be here working on updates to Second Signal and other things that ...... 
  2. 07/13/2018Who is HCL and why is it a good thing that they are now the ones behind Notes and Domino?We need to address some biases here. IBM has made a deal under which the Notes & Domino software and intellectual property is now being developed and maintained by HCL America. HCL America is part of the very large "HCL Technologies" company that has grown from its roots in India to become an 8 Billion Dollar company with a global presence in the IT Industry. You could be excused for initially believing, as many people do when they hear this, that "they've outsourced the code to India where they'll milk it ...... 
  3. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back.BOOM. This will be as important for the platform as Traveler. If your company has ditched Notes and Domino, I feel sorry for you. For companies that do use Notes/Domino this is a game changer and Apple should be paying attention. Here's why: There are hundreds of little Notes client applications you'd never spend the time and money to build and deploy for your internal user base on IOS that we use Notes for all the time (those of us still using it). Now, those are suddenly ALL available on the iPad. ...... 
  4. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun Laws 
  5. 05/05/2016Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? 
  6. 04/20/2016Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising 
  7. 12/30/2015Fantastic new series on Syfy called “The Expanse” – for people who love traditional science fiction 
  8. 10/20/2015My suggestion is to stay away from PayAnywhere(dot)com  
  9. 08/07/2015Here is one for you VMWARE gurus - particularly if you run ESXi without fancy drive arrays 
  10. 08/06/2015The Killer of Orphans (Orphan Documents) 
Click here for more articles.....

pen icon Comment Entry
Your Name
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
Your thoughts....
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.