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Personal Time Machine contest winner!

April 30th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 21 Comments

There were many excellent entries in our Why do YOU need a personal time machine? contest: lots of very funny ones, and a few that were actually touching — even to a crabby old cuss like myself.

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But this pithy metaphysical entry by Thorin Teague wins the grand prize:

    Thorin Teague on Apr 24, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I would use my time machine to go back twenty seconds and stop myself from typ

Congratulations, Thorin! You can claim your free Rifftrax by contacting our web guru Erik, a.k.a. torgospizza:

support@rifftrax.com

In the subject line, please put: “Bill’s contest, conducted with the sole aim of driving Erik mad from overwork.” (NOTE: must be word-for-word!!) He’ll set you right up.

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21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joshdg on Apr 30, 2008 at 8:27 am

    And to think, I wasted all that time numbering every word. I could have been numbering more important words. Words that could have actually won me something.

  • 2 MikeP on Apr 30, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Mine wasn’t my best work, but I figure when I get my time machine, I can always go back and try again.

  • 3 Yanni on Apr 30, 2008 at 9:07 am

    In hindsight, I’d go back six days and use Thorin’s response

  • 4 MikeP on Apr 30, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Uh oh. I seemed to have messed something up and created multiples of myself. This is bad.

  • 5 Thorin Teague on Apr 30, 2008 at 10:40 am

    My lifelong rule of adamantly refusing to think anything through for more than a second finally pays off!

  • 6 Evil MikeP on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:08 am

    Is not bad. Is good! I haff goatee now!

  • 7 Courtney on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I apparently went back in time and did something with my life because I have no recollection of this contest happening. Ole!

  • 8 Bill Corbett on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:25 am

    In this we are alike, sir.

  • 9 MikeP on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Oh crap. One of my duplicates has turned evil. And Russian, apparently.

  • 10 Queen Bee on Apr 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Congratulations :)
    This entire exercise was worth it for its sheer ability to educate me in the many wonders of FUTURISTIC METROCOLOR.

  • 11 Tim D on Apr 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Nice work, Thorin Teague!

    Oddly enough, “Big Bang Theory” had a whole episode regarding a personal time machine. There were actual funny parts about Morlocks having a moving company.

  • 12 Bill Corbett on Apr 30, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Much better than the regular ol’ Metrocolor, yes.

  • 13 Courtney on Apr 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I saw that, Tim! The first funny thing I’ve ever seen while watching an episode of Big Bang Theory that wasn’t a How I Met Your Mother preview during commercial break.

  • 14 SaucyRossy on Apr 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Frankly I think Erik should be working more. The king crab isn’t going to catch itself!!! He can sleep once we finish this 50 pot string.

  • 15 Onil on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Unfortunately, Courtney, so did I.

    Faith loves that show. It’s first on her Tivo queue.

  • 16 Erik on Apr 30, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    Is that show still on? I love it! I didn’t know it was continuing on, because I had not heard any news of it being picked up vs. being canceled. Thank you for reminding me – I shall go seek it out. (Again.)

  • 17 wurwolf on May 1, 2008 at 4:49 am

    It sure is still on! Mondays at 8:00. I love that show, too. I came for the Johnny Galecki and stayed for the guy who plays Howard Wolfowitz. Also for the t-shirts that the guy who plays Sheldon wears.

  • 18 Scooter on May 1, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    so we are to assume that the Thorin Teague from 20 seconds in the future still allowed the present Thorin Teague to click submit after typing?

  • 19 K T Cat on Nov 2, 2008 at 6:22 am

    I used the image in this post and threw you a link from my own. Let me know if you want me to take it down.

  • 20 stan on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:00 am

    What was the title name of the Big Bang episode with the Time Machine? I missed it and want to see it on LuLu or YouTube.

  • 21 威哥王 on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    It sure is still on! Mondays at 8:00. I love that show, too. I came for the Johnny Galecki and stayed for the guy who plays Howard Wolfowitz. Also for the t-shirts that the guy who plays Sheldon wears.