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Giveaway winners: Special edition of 24’s first season

24-box-set.jpgAnother TiFaux giveaway has reached its conclusion and we have two winners to congratulate.

First of all, to refresh your memory, remember that this giveaway was of the new, special edition of 24’s first season. It’s chock full of extras and has a shiny metallic cover. Our contest this time was to name your vegetable. It didn’t start out that way, if you recall. I had posed a creative challenge to the TiFaux readership and the silence was deafening.

To be fair, though, I was just hoping that I’d have enough good stuff to put in a post so that I wouldn’t have to come up with something to write about. No such luck.

In any case, there are two winners of this giveaway. The winners were selected thusly: I wrote down all of the favorite vegetables of the entrants and sent them in an e-mail to my mom and my brother. I told them each to pick one. And that’s how I found the winners. (Strange side notes: No less than four people said asparagus, which is the only vegetable that got more than one vote. Two people said they wanted to choose kumquat, but that was a fruit.)

So, if you didn’t get picked it’s not my fault. Blame my family.

Winner number one is Mikey from Washington, D.C. He was the first person to write in with the answer of asparagus and my mom chose “asparagus #1” from my list. Winner number two, chosen by my brother, is Joe from Maryland. Joe submitted bok choy. He is quite fancy.

In any case, congrats to our winners. Publicists, I’ll be your best friend if you keep doing giveaways with us.

5 comments May 20th, 2008

TiFaux readership: I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed

cooking-vegetables.jpgAlright, guys… I need more entries for the 24 giveaway.

I’m guessing I made it too hard on you. Maybe the whole “come up with a cheesy saying for Jack Bauer to mutter after biting that guys neck off” contest was too much to ask. I mean, I get it. It’s a lot of pressure to have to come up with something and be happy with it and then send it in when you have no idea how many people were entering.

Suffice to say, response has been wanting.

But believe me, it’s okay. I used to be the same way — agonizing over every word I wrote on this precious blog. But now, all I really do is type stream-of-consciousness style and cross my fingers that it is actually comprehensible and not some sort of William Faulkner-style rant (on that note, I’m going to refer to Maggie and John as Quentin and Quentin just to make things unnecessarily confusing. Sound and the Fury joke! I say it like I understood the book, but I never finished it even though I was supposed to read it for two separate classes).

Where was I?  Oh, 24…

Okay, I really need to boost these numbers so I’m going to change the game. Here’s the new deal:

If you want to win the first season of 24 on DVD, send an e-mail to tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com, put “24 giveaway” in the subject line and give me the name of your favorite vegetable. It can be any vegetable. For example, a carrot.

Seriously, that’s just one. If you need help, here’s a list of vegetables to choose from.

May 9th, 2008

Giveaway: Special edition of 24’s first season


I love it when we get to do giveaways.  Makes me feel fancy.

You know what makes me feel even fancier? When we get to give away good shit. Case in point: this here giveaway.

As you can see by Jack Bauer’s rugged, furrowed visage above, we’re giving away something 24-related. In fact, we’re giving away the new special edition DVD of 24’s first season. The DVD set includes all 24 episodes (get it — 24?) and is packed with over three hours of never-before-seen special features including a season seven trailer, over 25 deleted and extended scenes, two all-new behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.

The good folks at M80 are helping us out with the giveaway, including our friendly publicist Derek (Hi Derek! Nice shirt.). Derek has given us not one, but two copies of the box set to give away.

Full disclosure: I don’t watch 24. It’s just one of those shows that I’ve never gotten around to watching even though everyone who watches it loves it (kind of like The Wire, although people tend to be a little more hyperbolic about that one). Regardless, I’m sure this’ll be a great giveaway, especially given the fact that the box set retails for sixty bucks.

So, how do you win this lovely prize? Well, I’m going to make you work for it. Nothing comes easy, suckers, not even in the blogosphere.

One thing I do know about 24 is that at some point Jack Bauer had to bite some dude in the neck to save himself from some sort of imprisonment. Your task is to come up with the cheesiest/stupidest/weirdest thing Jack could possibly say afterwards. For instance, “I always knew I’d take a bite out of crime!”

Submit your answer to tifaux -at- gmail -dot- com with the subject line “24 bites.” We’ll post the winner in good time.

1 comment May 8th, 2008

Forget Clinton and Obama — I’m voting for Tim Gunn

barty.jpgIt’s Super Tuesday! Everybody panic!

As a DC resident, I’m trying to think of an analogy of how big Super Tuesday (and other big political events) is around here. You could say gay pride in San Francisco or Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but events like this unique bring out a distinct brand of nerdery that is unique to this city. Not that non DCers aren’t paying attention, it’s just weird here.  Let me put it this way — I’m going to a Super Tuesday party with real life cupcakes. Admittedly, these are blue Superbowl cupcakes that are being repurposed from New York Giants colors to Democratic colors, but I digress…

This all leads me to wonder, who would I vote for if I lived inside the television? I mean, more than I already do. Getting rid of that already tenuous blur between my real life and whatever’s going on on The Biggest Loser.

So who would you vote for given the following options:

Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing)

  • Pro: Smart cookie — scored a 1590 on his SAT.
  • Con: Won’t remember your name.

Laura Roslin (Battlestar Galactica)

  • Pro: Nerves of steel, subtle flirtation.
  • Con: Lost to Baius Galtar — didn’t have the resolve to fix the election.

David Palmer (24)

  • Pro: Strong leader who can make tough decisions.
  • Con: Dead.

The form of Nathan Petrelli inhabited by Sylar (Heroes)

  • Pro: Smokin’ hot president.
  • Con: Bent on world destruction.
Who would you vote for as TV president?
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1 comment February 5th, 2008

The More You Know: Spoiler edition

What’s the appropriate amount of time between the airing of an episode and discussing it openly on the internets. I’m going with a one-day buffer.

2 comments January 18th, 2008

The More You Know: Cockney edition

Can anyone implant a chip in my brain to have me speak in a Cockney accent?

1 comment January 16th, 2008

The More You Know: Enchilada edition

I haven’t had Mexican in forever. This must change.

December 13th, 2007

The More You Know: Damage control edition

At least we’ve got Project Runway to look forward to.

November 9th, 2007

The More You Know: Sunlight edition

Daylight savings time can bite me. (PS – don’t forget to vote. In the real election that is happening today. Not that it would hurt to vote in the fake one.)

1 comment November 6th, 2007

Spoiler alert: Things blow up, people die

From what I hear, the most recent season of 24 was a clunker. Perhaps that’s what drove Kiefer to the bottle. In any case, via The TV Addict, here’s a look at what’s in store for next season — hopefully they’re stepping it up.[kml_flashembed movie="" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

1 comment October 26th, 2007

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