This post brought to you by Contest Factory. All opinions are 100% mine.
Pimp My Cube is a new contest from Contest Factory for people who have messy cubicles at work. It's easy to enter and the prizes are valued at $1200 and are a new computer system, new desk, chair and decorations, a new high end stereo with espresso machine, etc. This grand prize goes to the winner and there is also another smaller one: a $200 gift card to be given away to a random participant. So, to enter the contest here's what you need to do (easy, easy):
- Make a fun video showing the world your messy, cluttered, old office or cubicle, and explain why or how it became like that.
- Visit the site and upload your video to the contest.
- Invite your friends and coworkers to vote for your video.
That's it. If you win, your cube will be "pimped" with all those prizes! Right now there are not many entries so you have good chances of winning.
Tips to improve your chances (just my 2 cents): use your phone or even your webcam to create the video and give it that "amateur" look that everybody loves. Make it funny and try to make people laugh and feel good while watching it but don't force old jokes in to it. Invite the hottie blonde from the reception desk to enter the video, everybody likes to see a happy good looking female face, this will help "sell" your video. Don't make it too long. Be original.
Pimp My Cube Contest
The Contest Factory Pimp My Cube contest ends at 1/31/12 at 12:00PM.
I'm thinking of entering myself but I can't find my camera… I know It's probably here in the cubicle somewhere, maybe beneath the pile of empty pizza boxes that have been accumulated over time around my desk (I keep forgetting to take them out), or maybe beneath those old software installation CDs and computer parts boxes in the corner from when I arrived at the office 2 years ago (always throw stuff that you're not using to the closest office corner to save space, that's what I always say)…
The Anatomy of your IT guy is a funny cartoon displaying some the distinctive characteristics of IT people. If you don't who these people are, they're the ones working behind the scenes so that you and your buddies from the office can work on your computers without any problems, among other things, and who sometimes pop up from from under your desk with wires and strange equipment when you arrive at work.
The cartoon nailed some of the main characteristics, but there are others that were omitted: IT guys have developed their own coded language to protect themselves from who knows what and often use strange words and expressions like "fried motherboard", "load balancing network", and "raid array disks" whose meanings you can only imagine; they never tuck their shirts inside their pants; they are low talkers (but they can type really fast); they are star wars fans, they spend their nights playing games like call of duty modern warfare 3 and battlefield 3 online with the other IT guys from work; and they always drop or brake something whenever the girl from the reception desk talks to them; oh and they are secretly CIA agents.
About to fail pictures are images showing someone about to fail whatever they're doing like a guy riding a bike who's about to crash into someone or a crazy driver about to land
his her car in a pool or something like that. It's important to make this distinction with these category of fail pictures because the "other ones" usually show some kind of fail that has already happened. "Already failed pictures" you could say.
Do you know that 46% of all people who sees fail pictures online prefer to see About To Fail pictures? Probably not because I just made this up, in fact 90% of all statistics are made on the spot… including this one.
I know that you're just dying to see some about to fail photos so here they are… my small selection includes a picture of girl holding a riffle in an awkward position, a guy on a bike about to fall in a river, a skateboarding fail, and others, enjoy!