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Sudden Twitter contest! Act NOW!

March 18th, 2009 by Bill Corbett · 31 Comments

This is a limited time offer! And you must reply on Twitter.

The challenge: respond to this item I wrote just minutes ago:

“I like Twitter a lot, even if it does tend to make people write in some mashup of Rorschach’s Journal and late 80s Seinfeld monologue.”

    rorschach 1seinfeld

    Your job is to write a Rorschach / Seinfeld mashup in one tweet, to win a free Rifftrax of your choice. (Use hashtag #rorschachseinfeld ) Example from famed expert John Hodgman:

    “hodgman @BillCorbett What’s the deal with dead dog in the alley?”

    Go HERE. You’re also welcome to write responses below, but for this one only Twitter responses are eligible.

    Prize: free Rifftrax of your choice.

    Contest ends at 11 PM EST / 8 PM PST.

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31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Emily on Mar 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    i JUST got a twitter today… but i have aboslultey no interest in Watchmen is stupid and i think Seinfeld is stupid. what do i doooo?

  • 2 Emily on Mar 18, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    wow i love how i like mixed those sentences together. i meant i’m not interested in Watchmen and i think Seinfeld is dumb, hahahaha.

  • 3 Stacia on Mar 18, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Watchmen? Oh. Ha ha. I may have perhaps misunderstood this contest, which anyone reading my Tweet will realize immediately.

  • 4 AJ on Mar 19, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Living in the UK has it’s setbacks. I completley missed this contest. Friggin stupid arse time difference……

  • 5 jason on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:04 am

    I liked Watchmen better than The Dark Knight
    It was awesome!

  • 6 Travis on Mar 19, 2009 at 3:57 am

    Possibly homosexual? Must investigate further. Not that there’s anything wrong with that

  • 7 Carpeteria on Mar 19, 2009 at 4:44 am

    I’m not a Twittererer, so I’ll cheat:

    “And have you seen the accumulated filth of all the sex and murder foaming up about the waists of all the whores and politicians? What’s that about? Who’s this for?”

  • 8 Triangle O. Daver on Mar 19, 2009 at 5:02 am

    When they asked Gerard Butler to play the main character in “The Tales of the Black Freighter”, do you know what his response was?

    “..But I don’t wanna be a pirate!”

  • 9 Triangle O. Daver on Mar 19, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Actually, that doesn’t make any sense at all because the main character is not a pirate so much as a guy who was terrorized by pirates.

    Luckily, Gerard Butler’s agent cleared up this misconception for him and he did, in fact, provide the voice of the main character.

  • 10 Kris on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:36 am

    No kidding. Bill, I’m very hurt that you’ve selected a contest that discriminates against those of us in Limey Land. And those of us who don’t have Twitter. Very, hurt, Bill.

  • 11 Bill Corbett on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:40 am

    They also assured Mr.Butler that at some point in the movie he’d be allowed to yell “SPARTA!!”

  • 12 MonkeyCheezPants on Mar 19, 2009 at 8:03 am

    WINNER!

  • 13 AJ on Mar 19, 2009 at 8:07 am

    *sniffs* Yeahhh. *hands kleenex to Kris*

  • 14 Travis on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Well, technically not the winner. But thanks regardless

  • 15 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I thought he only wanted to do it if he could dance with a homosexual called, Handsome *Insert Name*.

    Clearly, I was wrong.

  • 16 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    This was my contribution:

    All the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Say something funny” and I’ll look down and whisper.. “Shrinkage”

  • 17 ShutterBun on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    So, if I get this correct, the winner merely added the bit about “driving around the carcass” to the original example?

    If that is the case, then BOOOOOOO! I say! BOOOOOOOOO!
    Travis’ entry (while not technically elligible) was something on the order of 10^16 times better, yet goes unrewarded due to lack of technological conformity.

    Any chance we’ll be able to see what some of the other entries were?

  • 18 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Didn’t Travis do the same thing?

    Also, didn’t you see the example, or read what this was all about?

  • 19 ShutterBun on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Unforgivable that this entry has not been given more credit. It’s mathematically PERFECT in its execution of the premise. I’d buy you a rifftrax myself if I weren’t such a deadbeat.

  • 20 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Almost forgot:
    “Any chance we’ll be able to see what some of the other entries were?”

    From twitter:
    “Next week I’ll compile a bunch of your answers on the Rifftrax blog and announce it here in Twittertown. Thanks again! “

  • 21 ShutterBun on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Here’s what I saw: Bill challenges everyone to write/tweet a Rorshach/Seinfeld mashup. He provides an example from John Hodgman, which consists of “what’s the deal with dead dog in the alley?”

    Later, Travis writes his entry: “Possibly homosexual? Must investigate further. Not that there’s anything wrong with that”
    (which is a perfect matching of exact quotes from both characters)

    Later the winner (as far as I can determine) is announced, having written: “What is the deal with those dead dogs on the pavement anyway? I mean can you not just DRIVE AROUND the stomach, or what?”

    In other words, he simply added another line onto the example. That is WEAK sauce.

    (appollogies if I am misunderstanding the contest premise, and I realize that only Twitter entries were valid, but c’mon)

  • 22 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    With over 2600 followers, it’s kinda hard to pick a Rorschach line that no one else will pick, and still have the Rorschach feel.

    And if he indeed saw the example, and thought he could improve upon it, by rewriting it and putting on something more(and staying within 140 chars), then it’s ok with me.

    Maybe you can pursuade Mr Corbett, and we could make some sort of public vote out of it when he makes the follow-up blog, and choose a new seperate winner.

    I forgot why I got involved in this.. perhaps because of the “boo”.

    Nevermind me, then. :)

  • 23 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    And this was of course a reply to ShutterBun’s last reply.

    Sorry folks.

  • 24 Racer™ on Mar 19, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Sorry for all the posts.

    Seems like Travis’ blog entry had already been invented.
    http://twitter.com/YoicksAndAway/statuses/1351871047

    Unless it’s Travis in disguise. Would still mean that Corbett didn’t choose that entry.

    Sorry about the crossfire, Travis. No bad feelings I hope. ;)

  • 25 GersonK on Mar 20, 2009 at 4:48 am

    My impression is that the winning entry
    http://twitter.com/SpectreCollie/status/1351652425
    was one of the grandfathered in responses to this comment from Bill:
    http://twitter.com/BillCorbett/status/1351618042
    before he actually turned his offhand comment into a contest:
    http://twitter.com/BillCorbett/status/1351737649

    So Bill’s example may have been copying Collie and Hodgman and showing where the bar was at.

    Y&A’s is very funny, but Bill may have preferred the winner because it better meshed the two personalities and was based on Seinfeld’s stand up style, not his sitcom.

  • 26 Bill Corbett on Mar 20, 2009 at 5:53 am

    Shutterbun,

    Thanks for making this fun.

  • 27 Weak Sauce on Mar 20, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Sheesh. I was just making a joke off of Bill’s premise, before I saw hodgman’s reply and before it got turned into a contest. I thought unsolicited tweets with obvious jokes back to people who don’t know you was part of the whole gestalt of Twitter.

    For the record, travis’s would’ve gotten my vote, and he’s welcome to the $2.99 prize if he wants it.

  • 28 Travis on Mar 29, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I know nobody cares, but while I appreciate the enthusiasm I’m not ShutterBun. I knew I wasn’t going to win because a) I didn’t twitter it, and b) I was too late anyway. Just wanted to contribute.