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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Note to self: Boomer2U's Denial of Service technique is an effective way to win prizes


    Whoa! I donít know what this sock thing is all about, but I donít think Iíve ever seen Real Genius! Back when Val Kilmer looked less like Marlon Brando.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sszibler View Post
    Whoa! I don’t know what this sock thing is all about, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen Real Genius! Back when Val Kilmer looked less like Marlon Brando.
    So if you haven't seen Real Genius (and it's been a while since I have), the character Lazlo has a machine that fills out a million+ entry forms for a Frito Lay prize contest. I later found out was based on a real story:
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    The Frito-Lay Contest Scheme Was Real

    One of the subplots of the movie features Jon Gries playing a mysterious genius who winds up winning 31.8% of the prizes in a Frito-Lay sweepstakes by submitting 1,650,000 entries. “No purchase necessary, enter as often as you want,” he explains. This storyline was inspired by two real-life schemes by students at Caltech. In 1969, there was an attempt with an actual Frito-Lay contest, but the more famous ploy was 6 years later, when Steve Klein, Dave Novikoff, and Barry Megdal used an IBM computer to help submit 1.2 million entries with their own names and those of 23 schoolmates in a McDonald’s sweepstakes (in the original script, McDonald’s is the company named in Lazlo’s plot). Their story made the headlines and was met with complaints from other customers. In the end, they ended up winning only 20% of the prizes, including a car, which they expressed suspicious disappointment with. “Mathematically it’s feasible, but it seems like a low figure,” said Becky Hartsfield, one of the participating students.

    https://filmschoolrejects.com/5-bril...-63733266c9ec/

    Another mention on page 8 here: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/cgi/viewco...xt=scschcomart
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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    Note to self: Boomer2U's Denial of Service technique is an effective way to win
    Whatever it takes to win... but Tapatalk did indeed shut down my freebie account and oblige me to fork over $9.99 to continue sharing my socks with youíall;-)


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    While Iím on the subject of sock sharing, thanks @jessica for my prize that just arrived in todayís mail. It just so happened to coincide with personal delivery by @FastFriendlyGuy of my #coffeenuering cycling cap on which he stitched up my Coffeeneur badge! Lucky me!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica Hirschhorn View Post
    FS2020 SOCKS: The JUDGES have decided.
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    FOOD/DRINK: Chili Peppers (BikesNick)
    Wow! What a surprise to find a really nice pair of socks in today's snail mail! It is definitely a non-pointless prize.
    Thank you Jessica!
    /glenn

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    Default Pointless Prize SOCK Competition! FS2020

    The Afrisock pointless prize in action earlier today, on their first metric century ride



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica Hirschhorn View Post
    Will someone please tell JOSH I have his Prize for winning his category (and well earned, I must say) in the SOCK Competition.

    Please have him contact me with his address.

    Regards, Jessica
    He wrote me back & said he responded to your pm on the forum with his address. Check your pms!


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    Just did , and YUP , he did, and DUH.

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    Got my prize and my gold-embossed certificate. Yay! And thanks Jessica for a fabulous game.

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    Apparently I forgot to post my prized socks here so here they are:


    Thank you Jessica and the judging team! I am wearing these with pride!


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