It would be fun to have some sort of halloween contest next Tuesday October 24, 2006 6:52 AM   Subscribe

It would be fun to have some sort of halloween contest next Tuesday. The most spirited post would win some sort of prize? What would the prize be? I suggest five pounds worth of candy shipped to the winning poster. What do you all think?
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter-Related at 6:52 AM (32 comments total)

I don't like candy. Could I have a fruit basket instead? Or maybe pancakes?
posted by fixedgear at 7:00 AM on October 24, 2006


I don't like candy.

Communist.

(actually, I'd prefer beer and a lap dance myself)

and 'spirited?' you want spirited, I'll show you spirited....
posted by jonmc at 7:08 AM on October 24, 2006


I know I run the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon/killjoy/stick-in-the-mud, but honestly, I don't know if I like the precident doing something like this will set. I don't know if I want to see every major holiday turn into some contest.

Plus, the prizing system of sending candy/fruit-basket/beer-and-lapdance to the winner seems like it will be unnecessarily complicated for the admins. With the last contest, all they had to do was electronically send $30 to the winners.
posted by piratebowling at 7:18 AM on October 24, 2006


How much is it gonna cost you to ship 5 pounds of candy, though?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:21 AM on October 24, 2006


How much cash is left after August? Prehaps we can send like twenty bucks or less.
posted by wheelieman at 7:22 AM on October 24, 2006


I'm not set on the candy. I'm just wondering if the contest would be fun to do.
posted by wheelieman at 7:24 AM on October 24, 2006


It would be fun to do.
posted by brain_drain at 8:26 AM on October 24, 2006


What KIND of candy?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:43 AM on October 24, 2006


There is precendent for contests, although not associated with holidays. I'm still waiting for my bioluminescent water.
posted by plinth at 8:45 AM on October 24, 2006


I support this idea.
posted by smackfu at 8:52 AM on October 24, 2006


I'll probably make a post that day regardless...
posted by jonson at 9:15 AM on October 24, 2006


I would compete for kittens.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 9:21 AM on October 24, 2006


"I'll probably make a post that day regardless..."

BREAKING NEWS: SUN RISES IN EAST, WATER STILL WET
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:23 AM on October 24, 2006


I am against this. But that's just because I hate Halloween Dress Like a Whore Day.
posted by dame at 9:39 AM on October 24, 2006


A zombie whore, though.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:41 AM on October 24, 2006


I lurch corrected.
posted by dame at 9:44 AM on October 24, 2006


But that's just because I hate Halloween Dress Like a Whore Day.

Agreed. Everyday should be Dress Like a Whore Day!
posted by jonmc at 10:03 AM on October 24, 2006


It isn't already? GodDAMNit. I never get the memos.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 10:42 AM on October 24, 2006


Matt, Jess your inpuut on Whoreoween day?
posted by wheelieman at 10:44 AM on October 24, 2006


You're a bunch of Whoreoween addicts.
posted by jonmc at 10:49 AM on October 24, 2006


So it's agreed, best post of the day gets a whore.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:52 AM on October 24, 2006


That's a whoreable idea.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:01 AM on October 24, 2006


*groans* WGP, thats the best you could do? I NEED WIT HERE PEOPLES
posted by wheelieman at 11:30 AM on October 24, 2006


Why not just random candy sent to different people each month? Matt could load up mefi, shut his eyes and click around and then stick his finger on the screen. Closest username gets candy. We'd just have to figure who will send it. Well, and the whore thing. That too.
posted by routergirl at 11:47 AM on October 24, 2006


Send five lbs. of candy to the person at the top of this list, then take their name off and add yours to the bottom. By Halloween, if everyone's done their part, we'll all have 3,125 lbs of candy!
posted by boo_radley at 1:23 PM on October 24, 2006


So we're sending 5 lb whores now, right?
posted by Nathanial Hörnblowér at 2:05 PM on October 24, 2006


I think we're sending a whore named Candy who charges 5 pounds.
posted by team lowkey at 2:12 PM on October 24, 2006


Momentous message. Please to read.

I received your metafilter name in my directory of the Network. It is with great sadness I report the death of my father, king high Voodoo of the whore candy bank.
posted by routergirl at 2:20 PM on October 24, 2006


So its a no go then? darn it
posted by wheelieman at 3:25 PM on October 24, 2006


It's up to you wheelieman. Run a contest if you would like. Amazon, Starbucks, etc. gift certificates or cash are probably better than candy as they have a broader appeal, but hey you pick the prize, you pick the winner and we get the benefit of some inspired Halloween themed posts. (A six-pack of pumpkin ale or something might also be interesting but there are issues....)
posted by caddis at 6:48 PM on October 24, 2006


cortex has pre-won the Thanksgiving contest with "mathowie's community blog".
posted by Quietgal at 7:26 PM on October 24, 2006


You offend my amish ſenſibilties.

Amhad!
posted by oxford blue at 9:40 PM on October 24, 2006


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