Wednesday, January 23, 2008

8 Things About Stumpjack Contest

In my never-ending quest to make use of (read "steal") any good or fun idea that comes down the pike, I am copying the format of a contest from Jin's Jintrinsique blog (which you ought to check out yourself...you might win some sweets). In fact, I'm pretty much just copying and pasting her entire game rules and outline almost word for word.

The Set-Up:
I'm going to give you 8 bits of info about Stumpjack Coffee.


The Catch is:
Only some will be true; some are absolute lies.

To Play:

YOU need to guess which are which.


The Fun Part:
He/she who wins gets a pound of outstanding Guatemalan coffee for free! This coffee comes the estate of Antigua Azotea in Guatemala and is expertly prepared by Two Rivers Roasting to a lovely full city roast.


The Rules:
One guess per person. The names of those who have the most correct guesses will be tossed into a bowler hat & one winner will be picked. It'll be our pleasure to ship the Guatemalan directly to your home or office anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. (Please Note- Canadian residents may be subject to an import fee before being allowed to accept your package; this fee would be solely the winners responsibility.)

Remember:
You don't have to be a blogger to play! Simply leave your choices (either 'true' or 'false') in the comments section after the post along with your first name (or nickname); should you win you can contact us by email with your shipping information.

A Confession:
This idea for the contest came from Jennifer Pasquill, who in turn got it from someone by the name of Dashing Dan.

Winner will be announced:

In a week or so... let's see how many peeps we get to play!!!

1) Radio programming has described the Stumpjack critter as a shy, highly intelligent animal who has a keen nose and is attracted to the aroma of fine brewed coffee.

2) The Stumpjack Coffee Company building was first built in the late 1800s and operated as a bordello for sailors and merchant seamen of the Great Lakes.

3) Stumpjack Coffee Company has as its inspiration a small cafe in southern Italy that opened in the years immediately following World War II and was operated by two former GI's who loved the country and decided to stay after the war.

4) The Stumpjack Coffee Co. neon sign that adorns our front window was created over the course of several weeks by a neon artist who now resides in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

5) The murals on the walls behind the counter in Stumpjack Coffee Co. were uncovered during renovation of the space and have as yet been unidentified as to their creator.

6) Stumpjack Coffee Co. uses several different roasters for its coffee, some located as far away as Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.

7) Numerous musicians have performed at Stumpjack Coffee, including local artists Becky Markvart and Kerry Michaels, Pat DiNizio of the Smithereens, blues guitarist John Will Balsley, and Chicago jazz guitarist Miles Milborn.

8) According to company archives the original documentation and partial domestication of an actual Stumpjack, whom our logo represents, is credited to one Lester V. Smith.

14 comments:

Bobbi said...

I wouldn't want to tempt others to cheat so I will email you my answers :-)

jin said...

Yay! I'm first!
(Am I first?! heehee)

1. True
2. True
3. False
4. True
5. False
6. False
7. True
8. False

nwalk said...

did you know that the stumpjack is now extinct because there were no stumpjills?

i saw it on fox news, it has to be true

David said...

That's where the Stumpjackoff comes into play. Seriously though, if you'd watch a reputable news information source, such as Nickelodeon, you'd know that what Fox news reported is not true.

Discovery Channel news reported that not only are Stumpjacks not extinct (although they've always been a rarely seen critter, not unlike the secretive wolverine) but they are a highly adaptive animal that can move into areas that were previously thought uninhabitable (not unlike the ubiquitous coyote). Get your facts straight, man!

Persimmons Gal said...

1. True
2.False
3. False
4. True
5. True
6. False
7. True
8. True

Persimmons Gal said...

Oh wait 7 is false.

kelly said...

1. true
2. false
3. false
4. true
5. false
6. false
7. true
8. true

jewels said...

julie u. says
1. true
2.true
3. false
4.true
5.true
6.false
7.true
8.true

Martin S. said...

1. False
2. True
3. False
4. True
5. True
6. False
7. False
8. False

Martin S. said...

Change my number 2 to False

David said...

No way, Marty...once the sheet has been tabulated you're stuck with it pal! What makes you think you got that one wrong anyway? Think again amigo... All answers to the universe shall be revealed in due time...

Cat said...

1. True
2. False
3. True
4. True
5. True
6. False
7. False
8. False

David said...

Cat...I need a full name. thx.

ZitoGlarf said...

1. F
2. F
3. F
4. T
5. F
6. F
7. T
8. T