Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In Which I Wonder

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 

Have fun!

23 Comments:

Moonspun said...

I can't do videos as I am technically challenged...but I'd take a picture of it creatively on my bare breasts and send into the lovely ladies at boob emancipation...but oh I'd have to HAVE one to do that...wait, I've got another idea...and it still involves boobs! That's a good thing, right?

Melissa said...

I dont have a blog. Whew.

Eff that, I will just have my own fucking pin made. I can steal your logo and you wouldnt even know it.

Besides, people would wonder what the significance of the pin was (ie my family) and may look and see some of my comments, then follow me around the blogosphere.

PS - Klondike Bars suck. Haagen Daz dark chocolate with vanilla ice cream bars are the only way to go.

Amy said...

I dislike chocolate AND ice cream, so there is very little I'd do for a klondike bar. However, you throw some sushi my way and we can talk. But my MIL's feet are OFF LIMITS! EW!

This is a fantastically original contest! You're sure to get some badass entries!! Good luck everyone!

carissajaded said...

I don't give 2 shits about a klondike bar, but I will definitely do something awkward for a BAG pin. It will be mine... oh yes... it will be mine.

JennyMac said...

Wait...where can I get one of those buttons!

And congrats on your 1K followers. You totally deserve it.

Mrs Soup said...

Great idea! Now I just have to get creative....

Sandy said...

Hey! This post just reminded me that you never sent me the photo I won!

Mad Woman said...

Aw man. Now I have to put my thinking cap on. I want me one of them badges.

for the love of pictures said...

Klondike commercials are wierd - but those new Skittles commercials truly freak me out. Something must be in the marketing genius water :)

Captain Dumbass said...

I love the pin, but I'm not touching your feet.

Badass Geek said...

Moonspun: Anything involving boobs is a good thing.

Melissa: Suit yourself. =)

Amy: Feet are just gross anyways, regardless of who they belong to.

CarissaJaded: NICE.

JennyMac: Thanks!

Mrs Soup: Yes, you must!

Sandy: I'm getting there, I promise!

Mad Woman: The competition is ON.

FTLOP: I think you're right.

Captain Dumbass: Can't say I blame you on that one.

TechnoBabe said...

Okay, I read this post yesterday. I will put up a post tomorrow and bring the link here.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Oh man. You are a cruel taskmaster, Badass. I am so uncreative it isn't funny. And I don't have a way to video tape myself. So I'll have to think about this one.

mepsipax said...

I am all over this shit. Thanks for the blog topic tomorrow.

Phoenix said...

lol I think I'm a little too shy for this one... but congrats on the one thousand (oof!) followers! You totally deserve it. I'm lucky if I get 100 followers one of these months :)

Aunt Becky said...

I would, uh, eat my own, uh, okay. Nothing. But look fucking adorable. And probably rub it in the face of everyone I know. Because I am a brat. And that's what you do when you win things, I think. You rub it in the faces of people you know. Like The Daver.

THAT, or I'd make a string bikini out of it and make Dave wear it on my blog. HA.

TechnoBabe said...

http://www.thetechnobabe.com/2010/01/warning-pain.html

This is the link to my post to add to your competition on your post!!

mepsipax said...

Oh... I enjoyed this one.... actually not my best post, but in the spirit of the contest.

http://iamadick.squarespace.com

Kael Hunt said...

Howdy. Here's my entry: http://yarnvana.blogspot.com/2010/01/badass-geek-button.html
*fingers crossed in hopes I win a button*

Aunt Juicebox said...
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Aunt Juicebox said...

Actually scratch that. I just realized I have band practice that night, so I won't be able to eat them then. Damn.

Employee No. 3699 said...

You seriously owe me one of those buttons after posting this.

lowermainlandmom said...

I have a daily exercise blog, so what I would do for a BAG pin has to fit in with my blog...

okay, here it is... not embarrassing... (I don't think I could compete with Employee No. 3699 anyway)... but still hard work...

I will exercise three times in one day for a BAG pin, and document it on my blog!

*finger's crossed*

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