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Blogiversary 5: DAY THREE

Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008



A long time ago (9 months) in a galaxy far, far away (Atlanta, Georgia), I met up with fellow blogger Copasetic Beth for THE event in the South last year: Davelanta. We had big fun touring the infamous World of Coke Without Lime, but the best part was when Beth gave me a beautifully embroidered hat she made featuring DaveDevil inviting the world to "Try Evil."

I love that hat.

It has been my faithful companion as I travel the globe, keeping my head warm, my messy hair hidden, and my life complete...


Everybody else seems to like my hat too. This was made perfectly clear to me when some bastard tried to steal it while I was waiting at an airport. Of course, this meant he had to die. But then I remembered that I'm not quite that evil, so I had to let him go. Though I do remember hoping he died of shame after I was finished screaming at him.

And so... when it came time to think up prizes for Blogiversary 5, this choice was obvious. All I had to do was threaten bribe beg ask Beth if she'd be willing to make them for me. Luckily she said yes, and so I came up with three new styles I liked, meaning I'll be offering four styles total in the Artificial Duck Co. Store...

Hats Champion

Hats Designs

The hat Beth gave me is a super-high-quality Champion® 6-panel brushed cotton twill cap with adjustable strap. It's so comfy to wear that I wouldn't dream of selling anything else. And, needless to say, the embroidery is top-notch... beautifully stitched in painstaking detail. Make no mistake, these are one fashion accessory you can't live without!

And now for today's prizes!

B5 Dave HatThree Artificial Duck Embroidered Hats ($57 value). Sweet! Today's winner gets to snag three new hats from the Artificial Duck Store... keep them for yourself, or give them out as gifts that will impress those lucky people you deem worthy of wearing them!
B3 ShirtSix Sets of DuckyButtons ($24 value). Pick any six sets you like, or create your own 5-button sets. DuckyButtons are sure to bring a smile to your face... or to anybody else's you meet when you wear them. And since you're getting 30 buttons, that's a month's worth of sweet wearable art to wear and share!
B3 ShirtTwenty-Five Custom-Made DuckyButtons with Your Design ($25 value). Email us any one design or photo you like, and we'll turn it into 25 beautiful custom buttons of your very own! Use them to promote your blog, impress your friends, or distribute wearable pictures of your cat... so long as it isn't copyrighted, we'll make buttons from whatever you want!
B3 ShirtWorld-Wide Shipping (up to $35 value). No matter where you live on planet earth, rest assured you won't have to pay a dime to claim your prize because shipping is included.

And that's not all, today you also have four other chances to win...

One Artificial Duck Embroidered Hat ($19 value). Four lucky readers will be able to pick whatever hat they like from the Artificial Duck Store, becoming the envy of everybody they meet every time they wear it!
One Set of DuckyButtons ($4 value). Your choice of one set of super-sweet DuckyButtons in whatever designs you like to wear and share!

If you've left ten comments* at Blogography between April 30th, 2007 and April 19th, 2008, just send an email to the address in the next section and you're entered! If you haven't left ten comments, you'll need to answer five of the six questions below in your entry in order to qualify...

NOTE: All answers to today's questions can be found on this entry (click to see it).

  • Which musical artist inspires me to sing in the shower?
  • Which of my fellow bloggers shames me into eating a healthy banana for breakfast?
  • Which restaurant was I eating at when a gum-smacking whore stood in line behind me?
  • Which comic strip character is my favorite of all time?
  • Which person would I most like to beat severely with a baseball bat?
  • Which childhood career ambition did I have to put on hold because of hemaphobia?

*If you need to confirm how many comments you've left, you can always use my search page. Just type in the name you comment under and select "Search Comments Only" from the drop-down box. When in doubt, answer the questions... you aren't penalized for doing so. If you can't get a count, think you have 10 comments, and really don't want to answer the questions, send me an email and I'll search for your comment count via your email address.



As with all of the new Blogography stuff presented this week, the hats will be made sometime in May for Delivery in June. This will give me time to accept pre-orders and figure out how many pieces I'll need to have embroidered. Winners will be announced on Bullet Sunday 79 on April 27th, and the Artificial Duck Store will reopen at that time so everybody who wants to buy stuff can get their orders in.

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  1. Tracy Lynn says:

    Holy Crap! I get more excellent comments on my Try Evil shirt than any other shirt I own. And I’m thinking that a hat would be kind of make it like a Duet Of Evil. If I also wear my pin, then it is a TRIFECTA OF EVIL. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

  2. Colin Brooks says:

    OMG WOW! Yes! Amazing! They are all awesome! I’m so voting for the “try evil” one!

  3. Dave2 says:

    No need to vote… we’re already making all four of them! 🙂

  4. Hilly Sue says:

    Now this makes me hot! I love wearing hats on the weekends so I will gobbling these up like a hat whore :).

  5. Bec says:

    Am going to go so so much overtime… must get the money to get the hats… oh, how I love the hats!

    And I’d forgotten about the video – ‘milk and cereal, cereal and milk, cereal and milk!’ – a welcome earworm!

  6. Winter says:

    I totally love the Try Evil hat. How dare some dork try to steal it! Grrrr. I’m sure you shamed him mercilessly with your screaming.

  7. Tug says:

    LOVE these caps! I’ll be checking into a couple of them anyway – perfect with a convertible to keep me from going all Rudolph. 😉

  8. Göran says:

    Had a super crazy day. Love coming home to Blogiversary 5 day 3!

  9. Kyra says:

    Why don’t I remember you talking about someone trying to steal your hat? You did blog about it, right?

  10. Laurence says:

    I’m in love… Peace on orange… J’adore ! :)))

  11. ChillyWilly says:

    Would love any of the hats. Maybe, if I am picked as the winner, one of them will replace my lucky hat: a 10 year old Timberland hat that goes with me on every trip I take.

  12. Mr. Fabulous says:

    A hat like that would totally get me some action…

  13. Beth says:

    meanwhile I’m chained to a sewing machine pumping out threaded monkeys….***help***

  14. bluepaintred says:

    heh. I’m loving the superman Dave up in the top right corner! But. Then I clicked comments and it disappeared. *sad* so Now I will hit reload reload reload until it appears again!


  15. Tobi says:

    Those hats rock…and Cambodia and Vietnam are truly amazing, totally go there! (and Laos, Malaysia and Borneo too!)

  16. Avitable says:

    I plan on completely stealing your general concept of a blogiversary for my 5 year next year. It’s such a great idea.

  17. Rick says:

    O-o-o-o, I think I wet myself. I’ll need a hat to cover my embarrassment when I stand up.

  18. Karl says:

    I’ve been waiting for this moment! Hats!

  19. kapgar says:

    The duck hat rocks!

  20. NYCWD says:



    Must… have… orange…

  21. Walter says:


    I’m going it piss my pants if you keep this up. These hats rock!

    I’m still wearing last years shirts and they’re great. If the hats are half as comfy all I’ll need are some Blogography boxers and I’ll be set.

  22. ~jtm says:

    **heehee**I think I have enough comments but what great fun to re-live that post!

  23. Mooselet says:

    I look horrible in orange yet still want that hat. I want them all, actually.

  24. sizzle says:

    I hope it was ME who shamed you into eating a banana!

  25. Turnbaby says:

    Awesome hats!! I am soooo all over them.

  26. I had to search dude, but between “Karen Sugarpants” and “Karen Rani” I squeaked in with exactly ten comments in that timeline.

    I should comment more. Now I just feel like I’m here for a hat. Which truly, I love – and if I could delivery Elizabeth Hurley to you, I would. That’s how much I love you.

  27. kaelb says:

    Well, if I did get to vote, I would have chosen Try Evil. You can’t go wrong with black. Or evil.

  28. Chag says:

    Those hats rock!

  29. ETinNY says:

    Oboy, oboy! I need a new monkey hat. My favorite Curious-George-in-a-spacesuit cap is about to give up the ghost. Bad Monkey is the new Curious George of the 21st Century!….

  30. Lisa says:

    I love the hats and even if I don’t win I’m going to get one for when I start treatment and don’t want to wear a wig. What’s better than a Peace Monkey for people to stare at when they are noticing the fact that you have a bald head?

  31. bluepaintred says:

    Depeche Mode – I’ve never heard of them

    Does the dave store take paypal?

  32. Cherry Coke Kevin says:

    I give Copasetic Beth an orgasm 6 times a week, but she won’t give me a hat!! What exactly did you two do when I went to the bathroom at World of Coke Without Lime in Atlanta????

  33. whall says:

    Interestingly enough, the answer to all of the questions is “Wayne”. thanx for the plug, Dave!

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