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November 01, 2005

And the Pure Idiom Contest Winners Are . . .

It's November 1st, and the winners of our Pure Idiom Pilot Episode Podcast contest ("Up and Away: Hurricane Bruce") are:

1. Mary Pat Campbell
2. Clinton Alvord
3. Don Ball
4. Stephen Aquila
5. Louise Swift

Each winner will receive a signed copy of Bruce Campbell's CD audiobook, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way", not to mention the warm fuzzy that goes with being the top five email entrants for our first-ever Pure Idiom giveaway!

As we said, the winning emails are to be posted to the website, so click on the link below and read, read, READ!

Mary Pat Campbell:

My last name is Campbell, and I have a kickass chin (see here).

Also, in the 80s, I wrote, directed, and starred in two sci-fi/horror features called: "D-Day: Disaster Day" (about Halley's Comet turning people from Strawberry Shortcake figurines to giants who happened to look like elementary school students, and then bringing the destruction of baking soda and vinegar on unsuspecting Monopoly houses) and "By the Light of Venus" (like =Mannequin=, but before =Mannequin=... It involved an earthquake attack, with grocery bag boulders, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art while my character, a revived ancient Egyptian queen, steals back her mirror from an exhibit. And I could freeze people into statues. And the light from the planet Venus killed me.)

Of course, it was on crappy video, and I was 10, so it's not about to show on the Sci-Fi Channel.

With all I share in common with Bruce Campbell, surely I deserve the book.

Clinton Alvord

My wife and I loved "The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr." back in the early 90's. When the series was over, we saw some of the other cast members getting work, but wondered about poor Bruce. Well, after a short time we started seeing Mr. Campbell showing up everywhere. It soon became a game. "Guess who I just saw on 'Ellen'?" or "Isn't that Bruce there in 'Spiderman'?" And the reply is always "Bruce? We never have to worry about Bruce. He's always doing something." So, now Bruce has an audio version of his latest book! See, we never have to worry about Bruce, but we'd sure love to have the CD!

Don Ball

Greetings To He Who Holds The Holy Inscription,

I am on a mission from the year 210 BC (Bruce Campbell) to collect true, genuine inscribed artifacts of His Great Holiest Of B-Movies and Highest of the Old-Film Messiahs - Bruce Campbell. It shall be placed on display with the utmost honor in the Bruce Campbell Hall Of Greatness in what was once known to your time frame as Lost Butt Hole Lake, Manitoba. I must have the item offered through peaceful persuasion via this email or our highly futuristic culture will then be forced to take it by any highly futuristic means possible. You have been warned. The Holy Commander is awaiting my transmission.

Stephen Aquila

There's a very simple reason that I should win the book. Not only do I think the Pure Idiom podcast rocks, but I also kill zombies. Yep, that's right. I participate in the popular (and free) MMORPG Urban Dead (www.urbandead.com), where I am a reasonably well-known and respected zombie hunter. Two of the biggest zombie hordes in the game target me first out of a crowded room...which I suppose is proof of that respect in a painful sort of way. My preferred weapon is the shotgun (because Bruce Campbell is the man), but it's hard to find ammo in-game so I generally just hack them to pieces with my axe (which I've nicknamed Ol' Drippy).

Of course, the game is nothing like real life. In real life, I would use my katana, and there's no way I would run low on ammo.

So, in conclusion, I urge you to pick the person that Bruce Campbell would pick: a zombie hunter with attitude and an appreciation for the finer boom sticks in life.

Louise Swift

I deserve to win Bruce Campbellís audiobook because:

1.) Iíve never heard of Bruce Campbell, so this would be the perfect introduction (and when I googled his name, I saw that he's actually kind of cute).
2.) I just broke up with my boyfriend, so obviously any advice about love would be greatly appreciated at this time.
3.) I adore audiobooks because I donít have a spare moment to sit and read anymore, and what could be better to listen to while Iím clinging for dear life to an NYC subway handrail than, well, the ramblings of a B-List celebrity?
4.) I loathe horror movies, but I love comedies (as long as they're not horrible comedies).
5.) I never win anything, and donít you think itís time that changed?

Pick me!


Mary Pat, your chin is divine. Clinton, we feel you deserve at least some compensation for sitting through even one episode of "Briscoe County, Jr.", not to mention the entire series. Don, uhm -- okay, you win, just promise you won't stop taking your meds. Stephen, anyone who can name, well, anything "Ol' Drippy" without a hint of irony is all right by us. And Louise, we like you, we really really like you!

Thanks for all your entries, and for listening to Pure Idiom. It's the crazies like you that keep us forever emboldened, inspired and slightly nervous.

We'll be contacting the winners shortly to gather mailing addresses, and then your signed audiobooks will be on their way. As Schmuley would say, "What, I should ka-nock you on the keppe?"

Posted by nathan - November 01, 2005


Yeah, congrats to you cats! Enjoy the audiobook and thanks for listening to the Pure Idiom Podcast.

Posted by: Scott at November 1, 2005 08:12 PM

Woooo! I won! Huzzah!

And isn't my chin awesome? Here's a more recent pic. I can also blind with light reflecting off my forehead.

Thanks for the prize guys!

Posted by: meep at November 2, 2005 03:07 AM

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