It's Blogathon 2005!

Once again, it’s time for Blogathon 2005, where dedicated bloggers pledge to spend 24 hours blogging for a good cause. Laurence Simon is blogging for the Cat Society of Israel, and looking for support of various kinds.

And to make it more entertaining to watch the already-certifiably-batshit-crazy Lair force himself to blog for 24 hours straight, I thought I’d steal one of his ideas. It’s only fair; he’s stolen plenty from me.

So, as you’re watching Lair’s brain rot from staying awake and blogging for 24 hours straight, why not play Is Full Of Crap Blogathon 2005 Bingo?

Just pull up or print out this card, and mark off the squares as Lair hits each topic, person, or theme. (Lair, I’m going to ask you to not look at the card until someone scores Bingo so you don’t screw up the game. And no, you’re not eligible to win.) And when you get five in a row (the center is free, as he’s already dedicated the whole thing to Edloe), you win… well… nothing.

OK, you can go and mock Lair and demand a prize from him.

Nah, that’s too much. I’ll send the first person to claim the prize a bunch of Cow Hampshire crap.

OK, here are the rules: You have to post a “BINGO!” comment on Lair’s site. The “BINGO!” comment MUST be on the posting that scored the Bingo. Then you have to come back here and claim the prize, with links to the four or five pieces of Lair’s that gave you Bingo. The first person to do both (by time stamps on the comments) will win.

Oh, what the hell. Let’s have a second part to the contest. In the comments here, guess when Bingo will be scored. I’ll scrape up something else for a prize for that one.

Naturally, the winner will also have to make a donation to Lair’s drive — whatever you think you can swing. If it makes any difference, the prizes ran me about 20 bucks or so.

I won’t require proof, but keep this in mind: if in about a month or so Lair tells me you never contributed but collected your prize anyway, I will be most annoyed AND have your name and address.

All decisions of the judge (yours truly) are final, and I am not above playing favorites and punishing cheaters. I am also quite receptive to bribes, both financial and otherwise.

Update 1: as of 10:30, Lair has filled 9 of 24 squares, and we’re one short of a bingo. I think I made this too easy…

Update 2: Meryl Yourish wins the prize. If she declines to claim it, Plum gets it. She also won the “guess the time” prize, but I’m arbitrarily diqualifying her from winning both, so Anne gets that one.

If either of them decline, Plum collects. And if Plum says no, Lair gets them all.

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  1. plum August 6, 2005
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  3. plum August 6, 2005
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  5. Meryl Yourish August 6, 2005
  6. Laurence Simon August 6, 2005
  7. mesablue August 6, 2005
  8. plum August 6, 2005
  9. Laurence Simon August 6, 2005
  10. Anne August 6, 2005
  11. Anne August 6, 2005
  12. Meryl Yourish August 6, 2005
  13. Jay Tea August 6, 2005
  14. firstbrokenangel August 7, 2005