Contest: Guess what I’m thinking…

29 Jan

I’m testing out the idea of a new contest, called “Guess What I’m Thinking.” Perhaps you guessed that from this post’s title? Then you might just want to play this game, because you’re good at it.

Also: there actually aren’t any prizes, so you just get bragging rights. (I bet I can guess what you’re thinking: No prizes? What kind of contest is this, anyway? The answer is: the awesome kind. Because who doesn’t like to brag?)

So here’s the idea. When I’m feeling lazy, instead of publishing a full post, I’ll just provide a graphic that indicates what I’m thinking of posting. If you guess correctly, it will spare me the agony of writing something up. If you invent something better that what I was thinking of posting, then we’ll all be amused AND it will spare me the agony of writing something up. And if you don’t guess or if your guesses suck, then I’ll share the real explanation and berate you for not playing my reindeer game.

Basically, I’m looking for a short-cut here. Fine, I’ll say it: I’d like to post something without having to actually write anything.

So let’s test this idea out…

This summarizes the post I’m thinking of writing. What’s it going to be about?

Image Source: pithypants 2013

12 Responses to “Contest: Guess what I’m thinking…”

  1. soundslikeorange January 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Umm … “Some of the smartest most accomplished people I know spend their weekends in renaissance garb whacking each other with clubs. The others attack innocent dinnerware hurled into the air after a guttural shout of ‘pull'”

    • pithypants January 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm #

      That sounds much more imaginative than I was planning. Perhaps I’ll tap you to ghost write a post on this topic?

  2. Kelly January 29, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Walmart shopping patterns? Which, coincidentally, links back to the theme of your introductory post: outsourcing.

    • pithypants January 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      Now, now… if I were posting about Walmart, I don’t think education would warrant an axis. Try again.

  3. thesinglecell January 29, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Cops. Cops with power trip issues.

    • pithypants January 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

      Almost a full ding-ding on this one! Cops definitely make an appearance on this line, but they’re not actually the focus of this post.

  4. The Byronic Man January 30, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    The correlation between the belief in using violence to solve all problems and the need to compensate for one’s shortcomings.

    Also, the title reminded me of this old SNL sketch with someone on the hardest game show ever, and the final question is “What color am I thinking of?” “Uh, yellow?” “Mmm, it’s more of an off-yellow. Too bad, thanks for playing!”

    • pithypants January 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

      Good guess – but not quite. However, that might warrant its own post. Actually, there are a lot of variables you can swap into this chart to illustrate a Napolean complex.

      And – YES re: SNL. Your comment actually made me search for it, and I ended up finding this little gem about SNL Celebrity Jeopardy, which proves why Wikipedia is da bomb:!_(Saturday_Night_Live)

  5. Alicia January 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    So it’s kind of like Jeopardy!? You provide the illustration and we provide the post?

    • pithypants January 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      YES. In the form of a question that is approximately 500 words long, humorous and doesn’t actually include a question mark, unless it’s when you say, “Right?”

  6. Bonnie January 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    I’m guessing that after a long time of writing a really funny blog without enough responses, you figure it’s time for us to amuse you for a while.

    • pithypants January 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

      Pretty much. I’m done being everyone’s trained monkey. I kick back and say “DANCE” and see what happens. Or not. 😉

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