June 21, 2010


No, silly--not that kind of vote--the kind of vote that might get one of my kids some money for college!

Okay, here's the deal. FastWeb (well-known Internets clearing house for college internship and scholarship offers) is running a contest where contestants use the FastWeb logo in creative ways to drum up business for FastWeb.

Winner gets a $15,000 scholarship.

I want MY kid (Rebecca, in this case) to get that scholarship, people!

And you want me to be happy, right?

Of course you do.

SO, here's what you have to do--the onerous, stupid rules of the thing say you have to sign up with FastWeb to vote. They ask for your name, e-mail address, and you have to create a user name and password. And it will only let you vote once per day.

I know, it's a pain. But remember, you're doing this so I at least have the potential of not having to pony up $15,000 for the kid's education, so there.

Now then, her entry can be found here http://fastweb15years.com/entries/667/. She ransom-noted various college logos to create the FastWeb name and tagline, and aside from a sorta poor quality job of photographing her effort, it's an interesting concept, and one that you SHOULD vote for, simply out of your undying devotion to this unliving blog.

SO, if you've got the time, between now and July 2, register and vote at least once per day and let's win something! (And by "let's" I mean "me.")


UPDATE 7-6-10

Well, chalk up another one for Lost Causes! Many thanks to everyone who voted for Rebecca's entry, but sadly, it wasn't quite enough to overcome some actual talent amongst some of the entries, as well as what appeared to be some highly irregular voting shenanigans very near the end of the contest. Still not quite sure what was going on, and the FastWeb folks did recognize something was amiss, but were apparently loathe to do much about it.

Ah, well. Such is life, I suppose.

Also, seeing as how the contest didn't quite turn out as planned, the ponies, ice cream, and Fritos will have to be returned to the store. Sorry--but I gotta save that money for tuition.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at June 21, 2010 05:20 PM


Posted by: Sarah G. at June 22, 2010 07:11 PM

Thank you, ma'am! And remember everyone, you have to vote EVERY DAY, and as promised, PONIES AND ICE CREAM TO EVERYONE IF SHE WINS!

*Note: Ponies, ice cream subject to availability.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 22, 2010 09:55 PM

Lucy voted.

"If you'll vote for me, I'll vote for you." Unh hunh.

Posted by: Janis Gore at June 23, 2010 12:26 PM

Yeah, such things give me great faith in the intellectual power of our upcoming class of college grads...

All I know is I'm only a'votin' for ONE person!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 23, 2010 01:29 PM

I looked through the entries. I voted for Rebecca's in good conscience. Hers was more interesting and relevant than most. And not derivative of other ads you see these days.

What about those vanity shots that have no relevance at all?

Posted by: Janis Gore at June 23, 2010 01:59 PM

Yes, I thought about taking off my shirt, pulling down my drawers, putting my hat on sideways and snapping a photo of myself in the bathroom mirror, but that seems to be quite common.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 23, 2010 03:47 PM

Just the thought of your last post Terry made me quite ill. Expect my doctors bill forthwith.

your ill friend who needs much expensive care after the trauma of that, that ill making image...


PS: If I die I'm gonna haunt you

PPS: I'm also going to make both your katz & doogie sit on your head both at the same time. Dead people have strange powers you know.

PPS: In addition every time you try to listen to any media all it'll play is Billy Shatner & Tiny Tim singing duets... So there!

Posted by: Chef Tony at July 1, 2010 11:54 AM

Oh, Tony--I didn't even mention about getting badly done tattoos!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 2, 2010 07:16 PM

I vote everyday!


Posted by: lucinda faberge at July 3, 2010 09:59 PM

Thank you very much, but alas, as noted above, our combined efforts didn't quite exceed the necessary level of cheating and/or talent.


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at July 6, 2010 08:11 PM

Well, that tells you where the money's going. Lucy needs good veterinarians, not communicators. She tried.

Posted by: Janis Gore at July 6, 2010 08:19 PM