The Average Nobodies wear many hats, and one of those hats is helping our friend’s headphones company out on social media. The company is called Puro Sound Labs, and they specialize in ‘Healthy Ears’ headphones and in-ear monitors. Simply put, they create headphones that limit the volume for you, so unlike most other headphones you use, they don’t damage your hearing. It’s a great company with a solid product, and they’re currently running a pretty spectacular Facebook sweepstakes.
It’s shockingly easy to enter, and honestly, who doesn’t enjoy winning free stuff while also doing minimal work? All you have to do is go to https://www.facebook.com/purosound/ and check out the contest post on the top of the page. All the entry requirements and prizes are in the post. Unless you’re great great grandfather was killed by a gang of headphones, you’d be silly not to participate.
Consider yourself a big Star Wars fan? Seen all six movies so many times you can quote them word-for-word? Have an iron bladder the size of a Death Star? Well then has Alamo Drafthouse got a challenge for you. The movie house is setting up an endurance-testing challenge to find themselves the ultimate Star Wars fan with their new event, Star Wars: The Marathon Awakens.
The challenge invites all fans over the age of 21 to watch every Star Wars movie again and again and again (and again!) until one single, solitary fan is left. Starting at 4:45am on December 17th, fans will watch a marathon of the first six Star Wars films, in episodic order, with minimal pee breaks between each film. When the mid-day embargo on Episode VII—The Force Awakens—lifts, participants will be among the first fans in the world to see the film (before likely watching it several times over in order to win the title). Participants in the contest will be allowed bathroom breaks between each screening, but other than that they are not allowed to leave the theater. Cellphone use, falling asleep, or using any sort of illegal substance to keep them awake will also result in a disqualification. Luckily, Alamo offers in-theater food and beverage service, so fans will not have to starve themselves to win.
The last fan to remain in the theater will win a seven-year free movie pass to any Alamo Drafthouse theater in the country, a set of Topps Star Wars Cards for the Card Reader app, a selection of Star Wars Mondo poster prints, and a theater seat named in their honor. Yes, this will include a naming ceremony that they will attend.
In order to be selected to participate, fans must post a photo to Instagram proving why they should be considered. The photo must be posted before 11:59pm CT on Thursday, December 10th, and must tag both @drafthouse and #alamojedi to be considered eligible.
For more on the full set of rules and regulations, head over to the official page from Alamo Drafthouse. Let us know if you plan to enter in the comments below, and may The Force be with those who take this challenge. ~Nerdist.com
Going to any Alamo Drafthouse (preferably the Austin one) is the BEST way to watch a movie. The theaters are drenched in movie lore, they serve booze and food (to your seat) and they play some of the best new and old school movies. It makes complete sense that they would do something like this. Do I think I could survive until the end? Yeah I could, I most definitely could. Plop me down in front of a movie(s) (especially ones that I love), feed me delicious food and promise me something awesome like having a seat named after me and you’ve got the recipe of a champion. Alamo, while I don’t think I can enter this contest due to prior engagements (work), I will see you in March for SXSW 2016 and I cannot wait.
If this is one of the finalists for the Doritos Superbowl commercial then I need to have a small chat with the judges.
If You Steal and return a 255lb Pumpkin, It’s Because You Had No Where to Put It, Not Because You’re a Nice Guy
YORK, Pa. — YORK, Pa. (AP) — A thief has returned a 255-pound pumpkin that a central Pennsylvania boy won by correctly guessing its weight — along with a note apologizing for the theft.
Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer of York won the pumpkin at an Oktoberfest celebration in Windsor Township. He had displayed the giant pumpkin on his family’s porch until it was stolen last week.
But the York Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/16pZ6hd ) the pumpkin was back on the family’s porch Sunday evening after it returned from a weekend trip.
The thief also left a note saying: “I’m really sorry about taking your pumpkin, it was wrong of me, you earned the pumpkin, I didn’t think my actions through nor realize who they were affecting. Sincerest apologies.”
Amy Newcomer says her son is “very excited. He’s beside himself.” -HuffPost
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. No one steals a 250+ pound pumpkin and gives it back, with a note, unless you had no where to hide it. I picture this scenario like the movie The Barbershop. When Anthony Anderson and his bonehead cousin steal that ATM, but they have no way of opening it or storing it so they are constantly pushing it around town.
I guess I should give the thief some credit though. If that was me with an oversized pumpkin, i’d probably just leave it somewhere. No way the oversized pumpkin pie I had floating around in my mind was worth that hassle. Even though that would be all kinds of delicious
PS- 250lbs? That’s rookie pumpkin weight. Check this guy at the Durham Faire. Photo Credit…YA BOY