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The Great Contest Idea Hoax
Posted: 11 August 2005 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone remember this from a couple of months ago?

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/3248/P40/

Was Alex’s request for ideas for another contest the hoax? Or was the contest where a lucky (or brilliant) contestant wins a free book the hoax? Actually, I think Alex has been to busy with his new book and vacation to do this. It was just in the back of my mind here while I was browsing around a bit, so I thought I’d bring it to the foreground.

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Posted: 20 August 2005 11:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh my god. That contest completely slipped my mind. Well, I still have the book sitting around. On Monday August 22 I’ll announce what the contest is going to be. Better late than never.

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Posted: 21 August 2005 08:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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lol, will you post it here or on your main page do ya reckon?

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Posted: 04 December 2005 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Who Won in the end?. And will there be more contests in the future?.

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Posted: 05 December 2005 12:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Doing a quick search, I think Alex may have forgotten about it again…or maybe he just wanted to keep that book for himself!

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Posted: 05 December 2005 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I did forget. But also I’ve been having real trouble thinking up a contest. I think I’m going to go back to the haiku thing, but focus it a bit more. In fact, I’m going to get my act together and announce the contest because I actually have a new book to give away sent by a publisher. But I need to give away the other book first.

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Posted: 06 December 2005 07:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Alex…You could have just said you were biding your time.  That’s what an evil genius would have said.

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Posted: 06 December 2005 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Does Alex really seem like the evil genius type?

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Posted: 07 December 2005 04:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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yes he does smile

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Posted: 08 December 2005 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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The most evil of geniuses (genii???) NEVER seem evil at all. In this respect, Alex seems like he could be terribly evil indeed.

Go ahead, Alex! Bide your time! I will submit a haiku when the time comes…..!

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Posted: 18 December 2005 02:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Alex is hiding out in Albania waiting for the perfect oppurtunity to murder us all!

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I will fear no evil, for thou art with me
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Posted: 23 December 2005 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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dont worry, I stole his plans for a DIY atomic bomb. They’ll be safe with me for a while.

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