A couple of weeks ago Superblog!! announced its first ever Mystery Scan Contest, and it was an enormous success. Hundreds of thousands of people tried to guess what the scan depicted.
It was my face, of course. I simply leant down over the scanner and pressed the button. I guess that dark stuff is hair hanging down (I got it cut a couple of days later).
Among those who posted in the comments, the pre-pubescent Captain and Matthew both guessed correctly. However, they failed to answer the second question ("Why did I scan it?"), so they don't win. Mr Patrick Vance scores a moral victory for being one of the few who actually got the rules. But as far as material awards go, he's just another loser.
And so is everyone else. Since nobody got it right, there are no winners! (Just like in life!) This means that the Super Special Mega Cool Mystery Prize remains in storage for now.
So what was the point? Well, my thinking was that this was a stupid "trial" contest, and if it triggered enough of a response, we would continue with more interesting contests (with prizes revealed in advance!). But I'm not sure we'll actually to that, since I'm disappointed by the turn-out. Does anyone actually care?
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Posted by Koala Mentala at 11:03 pm