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Blogiversary III… WINNING with DAVE!

Posted on Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Dave!TIME TO CELEBRATE! Okay then, all the contests for the Blogiversary III Kick-Ass Online Celebration have been closed. Thanks again to everybody who participated!

YOU ARE A WINNER! Anybody who voted or entered in a competition will get $10 off any regularly-priced T-shirts from the Artificial Duck Store (shipping not included) so, when you look at it that way, everybody wins!

Okay... here I go... when I return, I'll have a list of the winners!

$1000, Bitches!

And I'm back! Congratulations to everybody who nabbed a prize! I tried to use commenter names, where they exist (and if I could find them), but all winners will be receiving an email confirmation later today in case there is any confusion.


  • READ RUNNER-UP PRIZE #1: Run Jen Run.
  • READ RUNNER-UP PRIZE #2: Jonathan W.




  • WATCH RUNNER-UP PRIZE #1: Chanakin.

The following ten winners get a FREE T-shirt (not including shipping charges) from the Artificial Duck Store...

  • Cat J. W.
  • Kilax.
  • Marc Z.
  • MichaelSean.
  • Ninja Poodles.
  • Heather H.
  • Therese N.
  • Chaz L.
  • Mikey M.
  • Wade L.

And the T-shirt which got the most votes? Yeah, it ended up being "Zombies Ate My Brain" by quite a margin...


From the surprising number of voters who turned out, every design actually got enough votes to be printed... even for just a limited edition run (which I could offer at discount). Depending on how many people respond to the $10 OFF deal, I may end up having other designs printed too.

HOW WINNERS WERE SELECTED: A list of everybody who entered each contest was printed out on little cards. These cards were cut apart, dropped into a plastic bucket, and shaken thoroughly. I then had somebody who has absolutely no association with Blogography draw names. This was repeated for each contest. After the READ, LISTEN, and WATCH prize winners had been drawn, their names were removed from the T-shirt drawing to maximize the number of winners we get (no need to be greedy, since they've already won a T-shirt anyway!).

I'M A WINNER! NOW WHAT? Your winning entry will be confirmed via email with instructions on how to claim your prize. The new shirts will not be printed until mid-May, so prizes will be shipped after that time. Those receiving a $10 OFF coupon will be receiving a confirming email when the Artificial Duck Store re-opens on Wednesday so they can pre-order their shirt choice.

THAT'S A WRAP! Though the original idea was to come up with $1000 in prizes to give away, response to the T-shirt vote exceeded my wildest dreams. If everybody who voted claims their $10 OFF Coupon, the prizes given away this year end up totaling just over $4000. I cannot imagine what will happen for Blogiversary IV. One thing I am considering for next year is having more smaller prizes instead of putting so much money into the Grand Prizes. This way, more people would win... but the down-side is that my shipping costs would increase by quite a lot. Hmmm... something to think about over the next year!

Thanks again everybody!

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  1. Chase says:


    I’M A WEEEENER! Uh….WINNER! I think I might tinkle.

  2. Pauly D says:

    Woooo hooooo!

    I always wanted to be “Runner-Up #1”!

    By the way, I just realized that the Grand Prize Winners win ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING from those posts! That’s friggin’ amazing. Congrats to the winners.

  3. Dave2 says:

    Chase: Yeah… not just a wiener… a GRAND PRIZE WIENER! Congratulations you lucky bitch! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pauly: Yep, we serve ’em up BIG here at Blogography! (mainly because the shipping costs involved in sending out each individual item to every winner would bankrupt me!).

  4. lizriz says:

    Well done! ๐Ÿ™‚ Liz

  5. adena says:

    I’m not feeling the love. *sigh*

    In keeping w/ the rest of the week.

    Congrats to the winners, tho’!!

    Whoooo….Blogography 2006…Whoooooooooooooo!!

  6. Karl says:

    Congrats to all the winners.

    Bastards. heh.

  7. kilax says:

    I can’t believe I won a t-shirt I am so excited I could just jump up and down! And it is the zombie shirt – my favorite – horray horray horray – you made my day!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Juli says:

    I’m from Florida so I know how this winner stuff happens. Congrats to THIS years’ winners. I’ll just continue to fake my happiness from winning my fake prize[s] from last year’s hoopla.

  9. RW says:

    Oh COOL a CONTEST! Where do I ent…

    wait a minute…

    Oh crap!

  10. adena says:

    Yeah, well I guess I can look on the bright side….Dave won’t be coming to MY house to hack me to death w/ a Swiss Army Knife!!

    (altho’, I was kinda looking forward to that…)

  11. Mocha says:

    Well, it was fun while it lasted and nobody knows how to drag out a big event like an anniversary like me, so I applaud you, Dave. Well done!

    Congrats to the winners (which, like you said, is all of us) and to you, Dave, for offering such wonderful reading and fun all the time. Not just those pesky anniversary dates.

  12. Jeff says:

    I still have a coupon for a free tee-shirt from a previous promotion so I’m as happy as a clam. I was just waiting for the new anniversary line to come out so I could choose one of the new designs.

    Thanks Dave. I know of no one else who runs such an interactive and entertaining blog – WITH PRIZES no less!

  13. margalit says:

    Congratulations to the winners! But I have to say,

    “I never win anything” sob sob sob.

    When I told my son I didn’t win anything he said “Just accept that God hates us.” Man, a cynic just like his dear old mum.

    Great job Dave. It was a lot of fun and I’m jonesing for my new T-shirt already.

  14. Michelle says:

    Two of my friends won, Chase and Chanikin. Woot. And my favorite T-shirt won. So psyched.

    I didnt enter into any of the contests…. cuz well…. I never win anything. But I’m cool with not having good luck as long as I dont have bad luck. Maybe I’ll enter next year.

    But I’m gonna buy me a Zombie Dave T-shirt. So I feel like a winner.

    Thanks, Dave (you’re uber cool)

  15. Annette says:

    Looking forward to ordering a Zombie shirt! Thanks for all you do for your readers… now where’s that flaming idiot who diss’d you a few days ago… we need to “take care” of him! You get the Creative Genius Award. Cheers!

  16. Mooselet says:

    Dammit… my shirt didn’t win… I didn’t win… man I never win nuthin’. :::sniff:::

    Congrats to all the “winners” – although we know it’s all just a scam and Dave is at this minute selling our addresses as part of his evil scheme to take over the world!

    Nah, I’m not bitter. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Dave H says:

    I didn’t win a top prize, but the best prize I could have won is the Zombie shirt getting made! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay!

  18. Tink says:

    congrats to all the winners!!!!

  19. Chaz says:

    Woohoo! I won! I won! People like me! They really like me! I guess this makes me and Oscar Meyer wiener ‘cuz everyone’s in love with me!

  20. Kevin says:



  21. Troy says:

    I call shennanigans!!

    I demand a recount!!!

    I want the election process to be reviewed by impartial observers.

    Oh well. I guess I should just accept defeat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 6ft5 says:

    I canยดt believe I didnยดt win anything. Itยดs just because Iยดm Swedish, right?


  23. Apricoco says:

    I WON! Yea for me! And I won the prize I really wanted! I never win anything… except now… I won this… I think my that I could die happy now knowing that I finally won something.. except yeah, that would be bad…

    Thanks Dave!

  24. SJ says:

    Is it wrong that I’m too excited about THE ZOMBIE SHIRT WINNING (!!!!!) to care that I didn’t win a prize?

    Zombies rule so freaking hard.

    (And … $10 OFF!!! w00t!)

  25. Harold says:

    …Now I know how Babe Ruth felt when he struck is a sad bad monkey day indeed! I didn’t win any of the prizes this year but want to say “congrats” to the winners of Blog-3. But I did win a T-Shirt last year so I am a WIENER too.

  26. timothy says:

    All the winners…


    try evil not getting the vote…


    Nicole A. is Watch runner-up #2…


    Runner-up #2 is really only 3rd place so no V…


    Blogiversary III: It was fun ya’ll.

  27. Bre says:

    Yay for all the winners! Blogiversary III was deeeeelightful ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Chanakin says:

    I’m stunned. This is the first time I’ve seen my name posted without “asshole” next to it.

    Thanks for a great week, Dave!

  29. jenny says:

    iwoniwoniwoniwoniwon!!!! i’m so excited! i cannot wait to read tarzan of the apes! AND – zombie dave was my vote, so it’s like the winning never ends!

    thanks for pulling together such an awesome contest week, dave – it was really lots of fun!

  30. Belinda says:

    I think I will donate my zombie shirt to Kevin. Because he rocks, he stalked an author for me, and…well, he’s crying, for the love of Pete’s sake.

    It is 11:15, and I just heard the DVD player in my daughter’s room come on (via monitor) and start playing “The Incredibles.” Methinks a trip upstairs is in order.

    Oh, and I will still order my own “Zombies” shirt when Kevin gets mine, so you still gotta pack it up for shipping.

  31. *cotton says:

    i didn’t win anything… *sobz*

    kindda expected it though. i just won some lucky draw for west side story last week and i dont figure anyone could get lucky THAT often.

    but i still want my zombie teee and south park dvd… *bawl*

    i need a comfort hug =(

    ps: that was the best blogiversary ever! well done!! =)

  32. Bec says:

    Congrats to all the winners… but we are all winners everyday as we get to read this blog! Wow, even as I type that I can see the cheese police arriving!

  33. FrancesDanger says:

    I didn’t win, but thats ok. I’m holding out for next year, when you do “Dave with Dave” wherein you randomly show up at someones house, just like Ed McMahon, but instead of a big check you are carrying a plate of veggie burgers and an Ipod Nano with your entire music and DVD collections.

  34. jodi says:

    I. am. so. EXCITED.

    seriously excited. i’m going to feel like a winner ALL WEEK!

  35. mikey says:

    Congrats to all the winners. Let me know Dave when you print “Evil” and the “Duck.”

  36. Wade says:

    Dave, you are much too kind. Thank you for the FREE T and your excellent blog. I’ll wear the Zombie shirt proud.
    Curious if you considered using glow-in-the-dark ink on you and the monkey ~ could be cool.

  37. delmer says:

    My kids are sooo going to love their Zombie shirts.

    Do you suppose they make a good first communion gift?

  38. Nicole says:

    Wow! I can’t believe I won. Now I feel like we should all band together and do something nice for Dave like throw him a blogiversary party. Dave – if you lived in American Samoa I would totally bake you a cake!

  39. James D. says:

    I’m surprised Banana got that many votes. I mean, I voted for it, but I would have thought Evil had it stomped by more than 2%.

  40. sandra says:

    I’m rather distressed that I was too lazy/busy to enter!

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