I saw a commercial for Klondike bars the other day. It was the one where this guy was given a Klondike bar for hanging out with his mother-in-law and watching TV. That seemed like a fair trade to me, but then the announcer asked what would you do for a Klondike bar with a new thicker, more chocolaty shell? Before I had a moment to think of my response, the commercial cut to a shot of the guy massaging his mother-in-law's feet with one hand and eating a Klondike bar with the other.
"Eff that!" I cried. "If I wanted a Klondike bar that bad, I'd just go out and buy one."
I always thought those Klondike bar commercials were weird. Sure, it's catchy and original, but it's not like there's someone stationed everywhere Klondike bars are sold who asks you what you would do to get one. The only time I've ever been asked what I'd do for a Klondike bar was when The Boss asked me what I'd do for the last Klondike bar in the freezer, and she wanted to barter it in exchange for some chores around the house.
In that case, I'll run a load of dishes through the dishwasher or empty the trash for a Klondike bar. I like Klondike bars just as much as the next guy, but they're not the greatest thing on Earth. I'm not going to bust my ass for one.
This should come as no surprise to you, but seeing that commercial got me to thinking. What if the question of "What would you do for...?" was applied to other situations? Specifically, what would you do for a limited edition Badass Geek pin?
Would you post an embarrassing picture? Would you make a video of yourself singing my parody version of a Lady GaGa song called "Pepperoni"? Would you share an embarrassing anecdote on your blog that you've never written about before?
I've got ten Official Badass Geek pins to give away, five in each style as shown above. They'll be awarded to the ten funniest/most awkward or embarrassing/creative/awe-inspiring examples of "What Would You Do?".
Here's how to enter:
- Post an entry on your blog with your submission. Be creative! The ideas listed above are just suggestions, so don't limit yourself. Look up a few different Klondike bar commercials for some inspiration if you need it.
- Comment on this post with a link to your submission before 9pm EST on Wednesday, February 10th.
The Boss will help me judge the entries, and a winner will be announced on Friday, February 12th.
Sound simple and fair enough? Good.