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Bullet Sunday 28

Posted on Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Dave!It's a very special Blogiversary IV edition of Bullet Sunday!

Come back and read this after you skip down to see if you've won anything... I'll be waiting.

Did you win? If you did, many congratulations! If you didn't, I'm sorry about that, and maybe you'll win one of the other events I've got planned for later in the year. And, just in case you're curious as to how the winners were chosen... I had nothing to do with it. I instead enlisted a friend who has no idea who the people were who entered (and doesn't even bother to read my blog in the first place). That way, the drawing is fair and impartial, and that's the only way to really run a contest. Here's how it went...

  1. I printed out a listing of all the emails addressed to each contest, cut them into strips, and placed the names in a plastic bag after counting to make sure everybody who entered was accounted for.
  2. The bags of names were taken to my friend, and I left to buy gas for my car. While I was gone, each bag of names were carefully dumped into a CD spindle cover, and the appropriate number of names were drawn. Each name was taped to a sheet of paper, in order, so I would know who won what.
  3. I went back to my friend's house to collect the winners.
  4. For the free T-shirt drawing, I wanted to maximize the number of winners, so one of the duplicates between Day 2 and Day 5 was removed and a new name was drawn.
  5. For the two major contest drawings, duplicates were allowed. This explains how Avitable (of all people) was able to win both a free shirt and a runner-up prize.
  6. I had lunch with my friend, then ran back home so I could post the winning names in this entry.
  7. After I'm done with this post, I'll be emailing the winners to give them the news.
  8. Tah-daaaaah! We're done!


Here are the winners for this year...

• FIVE FREE SHIRTS... The five winners for voting on the shirts I'll be printing for this year's run are...

  1. Ladypuppy
  2. The Florida Librarian
  3. LeSombre
  4. Carlos H.
  5. Tracy Lynn
Everybody else who voted will be getting a $10 certificate towards any shirt at the Artificial Duck Co. store when it goes online tomorrow afternoon.

• TWENTY-FIVE FREE SHIRTS... The twenty-five winners for entering ShirtFest on Thursday are...

  1. Stephanie P.
  2. Tori S.
  3. Beth (F.H.)
  4. Ms. Sizzle
  5. The Chad
  6. Jill & Mittsy
  7. Harmonica Man (J.L.)
  8. Birdcolor
  9. Laurence
  10. Jacki D.
  11. Kilax
  12. Wade L.
  13. Avitable
  14. Kazza
  15. Delmer
  16. Jason W.
  17. Geeky Tai Tai
  18. Lynne S.
  19. Jespar S.
  20. Baak
  21. Frances Danger
  22. Peter R.
  23. Rick L.
  24. Dave H.
  25. Silvertongue

• BUTTON CONTEST... Here are the winners for the Buttons Contest from Wednesday...
Grand Prize Winner: Cynical Dad
Runner-Up Prize Winner: ~jtm
Runner-Up Prize Winner: Kyle Ice

• PRINTS CONTEST... Here are the winners for the Prints Contest from Thursday...
Grand Prize Winner: Cavan T.
Runner-Up Prize Winner: Avitable
Runner-Up Prize Winner: Sven P.

And that concludes Blogography's Blogiversary IV Celebration! Congratulations again to all the winners, and my most heart-felt thanks to all of you who keep reading Blogography... I wouldn't be doing this without you!


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  1. Very cool cerebration this year Dave! No one does it like you do…

    Happy anniversary(!) again.

  2. kilax says:

    YES!! YES!! YES!! I can’t wait to get my t-shirt! Thanks Dave!

  3. The Chad says:


  4. Avitable says:

    It’s amusing that after the autoresponder and other stuff for the contest, the drawing ended up being strips of paper in a CD spindle. Thanks for doing these contests, Dave. A great way to celebrate 4 years!

  5. GΓΆran says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

    Great contest and totally de luxe!

  6. Jacki says:

    Thank you for the contest Dave. Sitting here at work on a Monday morning wondering how I can get through the week when I get a nice email telling me a super sweet t-shirt is mine for the taking! Wow this is going to be a good week.
    Thanks so much Dave, you are way cool.

  7. Laurence says:

    Thank you very much, Dave !
    You are so great !

    I will wear a T Blogography ! YES !
    Merci beaucoup ! πŸ™‚

  8. Andy says:

    Thanks for a great competition, although I didn’t win, I did enjoy going through the back articles and the search results.
    Thanks again – we’re all winners here.

  9. ssp says:

    Woot! Wonderful, a prize for me πŸ™‚

  10. Stephanie P. says:

    Huzzah! The moment I’ve been waiting for has arrived! Thanks, Dave! You’re the tops!

  11. t.l. says:

    oooooooooh, goodie goodie goodie.

    funny that it’s bullet sunday… i actually found a bullet on the floor of the circulation workroom this afternoon at work. a real bullet. different bullet than your bullet, but i laughed to myself when i found it.

    then i realized there was a bullet on the floor in a library. WTF?

    the florida librarian

  12. bogup says:

    There must be some mistake. I didn’t win and Avitable did. Something seriously wrong here and the “independent” accounting firm will be hearing from me or my lawyer…

    Seriously, it was fun just to enter and I will look forward to using the gift certificate for a T-shirt!

  13. delmer says:

    What a sweet end to a busy weekend.

    Thanks Dave.

  14. Jill says:

    Wahoo! I am swooning just thinking of my official Blogography t-shirt πŸ™‚ Thanks so much Dave! Just out of curiosity, what ended up being the second place t-shirt, after Little Geeky?

    Thanks again!

  15. Daimiel says:

    I think you might possibly have the best blog in the universe…at least by my standards you do.

    Happy Anniversary!!

  16. kim says:

    This was so much fun! I can’t wait to use my certificate. I can’t wait to see if a (and if so, which) second shirt made it.

  17. Francesdanger says:

    Woohoo!! I feel just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman except for that whole not bing a whore thing!

    Thanks Dave, not just for the shirt, but also for making me laugh and think on a daily basis.

  18. bluepaintred says:

    way cool. that was a good idea on how to draw for the winners as well. Im excited for the opening of the artificial duck store. how did you pic its name anyway?

  19. Bre says:

    Goodness gracious! Just reading that makes me tired!

  20. Hilly says:

    How cute is today’s toon? Dave you are so awesome and deserve some prizes of your own :).


  21. SJ says:

    What a great week! Lots of good memories and excitement. No win? No problema. I still get $10 off a new T!!!

    Thanks for another fab celebration, Dave2. You RULE.

  22. Pauly D says:

    I can’t believe it!

    I didn’t win a thing.

    I guess what my parents said about me was true.

  23. Wade says:

    Consider the odds.

    Last Thursday, for the first time in my life, I was shat upon by bird as I passed under a tree. Saturday, it happened AGAIN, and that time, in an open parking lot ~ I can only hope by a different bird.

    Now it’s Sunday afternoon and guess what drops, an email from the Artificial Duck Store announcing that I’ve won a free T-Shirt. Finally, a bird drop that didn’t require a shower.

    Thank you so very much for the shirt and running an amazing blog. Congratulations on four years!!!


  24. Troy says:

    I didn’t win and that makes me sad. But the fact that you do this for us Dave make me happy πŸ™‚

  25. RW says:

    This was very cool, Dave. Can’t wait for the store to open!

  26. tori says:

    You rock! Thank you so much for ending my very busy stressful week/weekend with a smile.

  27. Shannon says:

    Congrats everyone who won! And Happy Blogiversary again! I can’t wait to order oodles of things I don’t need from the Artificial Duck store.

  28. LeSombre says:


    I won a shirt! I won’t have to go to work naked anymore!


  29. sizzle says:

    see? this is why i love blogography…i never win anything but here i win!


    happy anniversary dave. πŸ™‚

  30. yellojkt says:

    I didn’t win a thing. You have way too many devoted readers. How about lending me a few.

  31. Karl says:

    Two years in a row?! Nothing?! Bah, I’m never entering another contest. You know, until next year for the next Blogiversary.

  32. Suzy says:

    I don’t even have a job and can’t imagine how you got all this together. Maybe I should get a job. I might get more done. But I doubt it.

  33. Jeff says:

    This is most excellent timing. I’ve just about worn out my *first* Bad Monkey shirt and have plenty of miles on my Zombie. I loves me shirts!

    Thanks Dave!

    Jeff (aka Harmonica Man)

  34. Chag says:

    Thanks again, Dave! You are a very generous person to provide such sweet prizes for your readers!

  35. Congrats on throwing a great shindig, Dave – you deserve some good karma for this week.

    But, daggnabbit! A librarian won and it wasn’t me?! There better have been no hanging chads there, dude. πŸ˜‰

    *sigh* Guess this means I’ll have buy my Little Geeky t-shirt…unless…Hey Florida Librarian?! What size do you wear? I’ll swap you a “Books: The Original Laptop” sweatshirt for a “Little Geeky” t-shirt. Have your people talk to my people, babe…

  36. Speaking of t-shirts, what other design won?

  37. Baak (formerly Kapha) says:

    Thanks for the T-Shirt! Feels like Christmas! πŸ˜€

    Keep up the excellent blogging, Mate!

  38. Mooselet says:

    Geez if it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have any! Ah well, I look forward to my $10 gift certificate for a new Blogography shirt.

  39. Nancy says:

    Happy Anniversary Dave!

    I didn’t win, but that’s ok….Maybe there’s a t-shirt still in my future…

  40. Iron Fist says:

    And here’s to FOUR MORE YEARS of Blogography!

  41. Robin (birdcolor) says:

    Great celebration Dave. Can’t wait for my t-shirt!

    Really appreciate the time you put into your blog, the cartoons, the celebration. I’m excited to see the winning designs (in addition to little geeky)!

  42. Joefish says:

    Fantastic contest, Dave. This was an awesome blogiversary.

    Is is still bullet point Sunday if your list doesn’t actually have bullets?

  43. ChillyWilly says:

    Congrats to the winners. Every year, you get more people and every year, the odds of winning get harder.

    At least I can look forward to $10 off my t-shirt order.

    Echoing Caff. Librarian’s post… what were the winning designs (besides Geeky T)? Or do we wait for the Artificial Duck Store to open tomorrow for the big unveiling?

  44. adena says:


    Rigged….RIGGED I tell you!!! πŸ™‚

  45. Awesome! Congratulations everyone and Happy 4th Blogiversary! πŸ˜€

    When do the buttons go on sale? I NEED THE DAMN BUTTONS MAN. teehee

  46. Chase says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! No no no no no no no no no no nooooooooooo no no no NOOOOO!!!

    My computer crashed and I was off the internet for 2 weeks. I come back today and see THIS?! That I totally missed the blogiversary bash??!

    WHY, GOD, WHY?!?!?!?!?!

    Fine. I’m going to go cry in a corner now. (And perhaps while I’m there, I’ll listen to all the free CDs I won last year. Woot!)


    Happy blogiversary, Dave. Sorry I missed the fun! I LOOOOOVE the new shirt design though!

  47. kapgar says:

    Two years and I still ain’t won jack. RECOUNT!!! πŸ˜‰

  48. Dave H says:

    Yay to t-shirts! Yay to Blogography!

  49. Silvertongue says:

    Yay, a free shirt AND a new Veronica Mars this week? Looks like the first week of May is going to be a good one – thanks, Dave!

  50. timothy says:

    Another great year!

    I’m looking forward to the reopening of the Artificial Duck. Once again, I didn’t win a shirt, but I’ll definitely use my coupon to buy another.

  51. Tonya says:

    You know the web world’s closing in on you when your brother-in-law’s name is in the winner’s list of a blogography contest πŸ™‚

    Happy Anniversary!

  52. Jon says:

    Great contest. I didn’t enter this year — I would have felt guilty getting more free stuff after winning last year — but I’ll definitely be ordering some shirts and prints from the store.

  53. ajooja says:

    I didn’t win anything this year, but I can’t wait to buy more Dave stuff. I doubt I go three days without wearing one of your shirts.

  54. serap says:

    Thanks Dave, its been a great week, and I’m really looking forward to your store opening (will bad monkey be cutting a ribbon?).

  55. JMW says:

    WOOOHOO! Free T-shirt, score! Happy Anniversary! I will wear it pride!

  56. Tracy Lynn says:

    WOO HOO! I won! I never win anything! I am so psyched! DAVE ROCKS!

  57. Walt says:

    Damn it Dave! I’m sitting on the artificial duck store waiting for it to open. I need some blogography crap and I need it now! My skins itching, itching Dave. I need my fix and I need it now! I’ll be waiting shirtless at my door until my blogography t-shirt makes it to my porch! If you’re selling underwear you’ll be receive hate mail from my wife.


  58. diane says:

    I am an idiot–I read too quickly and thought the 25 free tee shirts were all going to one person. And I thought, what the hell would I do with 25 tee shirts??
    And so, I missed my chance to enter and when.
    Dumb dumb dumb.

  59. Erin says:

    Yay, thanks! I can’t wait to get Bad Monkey into bed, even if it’ll just be on the shirt I’m sleeping in.

  60. Walt says:


    I have violated your copyright by drawing a crewed Davetoon on my stomach with a permanent marker. I don’t care what the law says; no amount of torture can come close to this – open the store, open the store! For the love of god please open the store!


    P.S. My chest hair has really brought the drawing to life! I’m working on getting it to dance. If I can get it worked out to where my wife can view it without vomiting I’ll tape it and post it on youtube.

  61. tobi says:

    you throw a great party! It’s been a great week ^_^

  62. Stacey says:

    So THAT’S how you get blog traffic! (Kidding, well, maybe not.) Sorry I missed all the fun and the excruciating anticipation of the not-winning. Maybe next contest.

    Happy blogiversary!

  63. webmiztris says:

    dammit! and I was feeling lucky too. πŸ™‚

  64. karla says:

    Wait…. I didn’t win? Waddya mean, I DIDN’T win? I should have won! I’m a WINNER DAMMIT!

    Hmph. And…hmph. And…drat to boot.

  65. bogup says:

    I’m with karla re: my sentiments and will hold my resentment against Avitable forever — or until next month, whichever comes first.

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