The thought struck me the other day: “You know what might be fun? It might be fun to have a contest.”
And you know what? It might be! I know it will be for me, and I hope it will be for you.
The contest is simple: guess how many movies on DVD I currently own and leave your answer in the comments.
Couldn’t be easier, right? A thing to keep in mind: if I own different versions of the same movie, it counts as multiple movies. For instance (and this is a hint, I guess), I own two copies of Batman, the barebones release and the Deluxe Edition. This counts as two movies, at least for the purpose of this contest. (And recent viewers need not fear – we watched the Deluxe Edition, of course.)
The person who guesses closest to the actual number will win him/herself a fancy new MadMup.com mug. (It stands to reason, then, that the winner will have to give me their address or some way of getting the mug to them, so keep that in mind if you don’t like handing your address out to random bloggers on the Internet.)
In the case of a tie, the following two tie-breaking questions will be used to determine the winner:
- Alphabetically, what is the first movie in my collection? (Rest assured, since it is alphabetically the first, that means it is also positionally the first.)
- How many movies do I own that start with the letter “S”? (For the purposes of this contest, the articles “a,” “an,” and “the” do not count as the first words in the title. If I owned a movie entitled The Skunk (I do not), it would count as an “S” movie.)
So! Guess away! The contest will close at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, February 7, 2007. Leave your three answers in the comments section, and thanks for reading!
EDIT: This isn’t “The Price Is Right,” so it’s not “closest without going over,” it’s just “closest.”
EDIT #2: Movies with numbers spelled out (Sixty Cats, for example) get filed according to the word. Movies with numbers as numbers in the title (60 Cats, for example) get filed according to standard alphabetizing rules. Where this leaves the movie Se7en, I really couldn’t say.