Where Are Your Manners?

We recently ran a small competition to win a Joost/The Venice Project invite. We’ve had quite a few entries, so thanks for those. However we’ve also had a lot of emails just asking for an invite. 27 to be precise.

That’s fine, no harm in asking. However only 2 of them said “please” and/or “thank you”. 25 emails just asking for an invite, with no reason WHY I should do as they ask. Why would I send those people an invite? We haven’t got any more spare at the moment, but if we did, what possible reason would we have to invite them? Some people offered something in return (a video blog idea as per the competition), and others asked politely. As they say, “manners cost nothing”.

Finally a big thank you to all who have entered our new Simpsons competition – please remember that this will sign you up for our weekly newsletter, and you must be subscribed to win. You will receive an email from feedBlitz [at] mail.feedblitz.com which might go to your junk/spam folder, so please look out for it.

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The Simpsons DVD Competition

Competition now closed

Win the first 4 seasons of The Simpsons on DVD, worth, oh, around £100 I’d say. You must have a multi-regional DVD player as the discs are not all UK. Also due to customs, only people within the UK can win, sorry!

  • Season 1 – Region 1 (USA)
  • Season 2 – Region 1 (USA)
  • Season 3 – Region 2 (UK)
  • Season 4 – Region 2 (UK)

Simply answer the following question:

What is the name of Springfields Police Chief?

By Friday February 9th. This will sign you up for our WEEKLY newsletter.

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Whilst waiting to see if you’ve won, watch some classic opening sequences!

Win a Venice Project invite!

Competition now closed

I’m one of the beta testers for the The Venice Project (TVP) which allows you to view TV programmes over the internet. While limited in content at the moment I’ve enjoyed using it and the usability is pretty decent so when more deals are made it may be a first port of call for new shows or something you’ve missed on TV. See here and here for further details of TVP.

Anyway, logins and passwords are like gold dust but I’ve got an invite going spare, and I thought I would give it to the person with the best idea for a video blog. We’re thinking of starting to include a video blog on Life Goggles and would like to know what you would like to see and what ideas you have. The best one will win the invite and my gratitude.

Please use the form below to email your idea(s) by 29th January and my favourite will get the invite. Good luck!

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Woo-woooooooooo, wooooo-waaa-wooooooo

Competition now closed

In my head that sounds like the theme song to Doctor Who, I doubt it does to anyone else. Anyway welcome to the Life Goggles Doctor Who Christmas competition. We have a whole host of Doctor Who goodies to give away. Ideal stocking fillers for Christmas.

Doctor Who Prizes

There are loads of prizes as in the picture, but I’m splitting them into four prizes:

First prize is an Electronic Sonic Screwdriver (with ultraviolet light and pen!).

Second place will receive a Light Up Toothbrush and Beaker Set (my favourite actually).

Third will get an Aluminium Water Bottle, pen, ruler and a rather bright orange eraser.

And fourth place will receive a set of posters, which include special prints for the Doctor Who Exhibition at Spaceport.

All you need to do is answer the question below:

Question: Who plays Captain Jack Harkness in both Doctor Who and Torchwood?

All entries need to be received before midnight on Monday 18th December so the winners get their prizes before Christmas.

To be in with a chance of winning, please enter your name, email and answer to the question in the box below. Please note that this will subscribe you to our Life Goggles email updates if you’re not already (no posts, no email. 10 posts in one day, just one email). You will be required to activate your subscription, so please use a valid email address and check your junk folder for a verification email!
Your email address will never be sold, shared, traded, or spammed and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Four random subscribers will be selected after the closing date of 18 December 2006. Our decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into etc etc. Just relax.

We also have another Christmas competition running – The End of the Question Mark.

Competition winners announced

The competition winners for Joel’s top ten CDs and more USB batteries are as follows.

First Prize
Sonia Ponton from Cumbria has won my top 10 CDs plus a pack of USB rechargeable USBCELL AA batteries. There’s a complete mix of artists and styles, but my particular favourites are Snow Patrol (listen here), Johnny Cash (listen here) and Sigur Ros.

  1. Green Day – American Idiot
  2. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not
  3. Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah!
  4. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
  5. Linkin Park – Reanimation
  6. Idlewild – Warnings / Promises
  7. Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire The Legend of Johnny Cash
  8. Faithless – Forever Faithless The Greatest Hits
  9. Sigur Ros – Takk…
  10. A-ha – The Singles 1984|2004

2nd prize
The 2nd prize winner has not yet confirmed their details, and will be redrawn within a couple of weeks if we do not hear back. They will receive one pack of USBCELL batteries. They are rechargeable AA batteries that don’t require an additional charger. Simply charge them up in a computer USB port.

Why not enter our latest competition, The End of the Question Mark. There will be another Christmas competition announced soon so please check often for an update. Remember we provide a free RSS feed (more details on RSS can be found here) and an email subscription service to keep you updated.

Christmas Competition 1 – The End of the Question Mark

Competition now closed

We have previously profiled AQA (SMS short code 63336) who are a text answer service. They rather impressively answered the question I posed in that post, and I’ll be forever in their debt. AQA have received over 3.5 million questions, and just in time for Christmas have released a book called ‘The End of the Question Mark’. It’s a collection of the best, bizarre, witty and often thought provoking questions that they’ve been asked.

The End of the Question Mark

What’s the worst smell in the world? How many nipples does a bear have? Am I really here? Why is Martin’s head so big for such a young lad? Are there any weasels in Ireland? Do bees have knees? Check out their daily top 5 questions, and also ask a free question online.

We have three copies of this book to give away (RRP £5.99) courtesy of the nice people at AQA. All you have to do is answer this question:

Name an animal on the cover of the book, “The End of the Question Mark”

This will also subscribe you to our Life Goggles email updates (no posts, no email. 10 posts in one day, just one email). You will be required to activate your subscription, so please use a valid email address and check your junk folder for the confirmation email!
If you are already subscribed and verified then you will automatically be entered in the competition – another bonus for our regular readers!

Your email address will never be sold, shared, traded, or spammed and you can unsubscribe at any time (although you need to be verified and subscribed to win).

Three random subscribers will be selected after the closing date of December 15th 2006 in order to arrive in time for Christmas. Our decision is final, no correspondence will be entered into etc etc. Just relax.

Another special Christmas competition coming soon! Our previous competition winners will be announced soon, once they have received their prizes.