And the winner is...

Winning de-lurk quote, as pulled out of a hat Last month I decided to do a little bit of de-lurking, and as part of that I also ran a little contest alongside it.

I asked those commenting on this post to give me their favourite quote - be it their own or one they’ve heard.

The de-lurking was a great success (yes only 12 comments, but I was after quality not quantity, and as a result found out about a few people who read the site that I didn’t know existed prior to the post). Thanks to everybody who took part, I’ll definitely be doing this again next year!

Anyway to the competition. Of the nine quotes submitted, I picked the following five finalists:

  1. “Fuck it, Dude. Let’s go bowling” (Kate Bowlin)
  2. “Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there” (Andrew Rickmann)
  3. “A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men” (David Hamilton)
  4. “Life is not a rehearsal – this is it!” (Ian G)
  5. “If you’ve never seen an elephant ski, you’ve never been on acid” (Krystyn)

Just for fun, I thought I would pick the winner in the proper manner, and so all five finalists quotes were written onto Post-it Notes, screwed up, and then placed into a hat (you can see the photos here). I then picked the winner. So without much further ado, drum-roll please… The winning quote is:

A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men

Willy Wonka

Congratulations to David Hamilton (who is a fellow web-developer I met at @media last year). You should have received your £20 iTunes voucher in your e-mail inbox today. I would love to hear what you decided to buy with it, although if it includes anything by Lady Sovereign, I reserve the right to demand my money back!


5 responses so far. Go on, add yours!

 Gravatar#1 On February 5, 2007 2:03 AM, Si Jobling said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get Lady Soveriegn. Why is Jay-Z raving about her? How can she break the US?

Boo to her.

Nice pick on the winning quote by the way - Willy Wonka (and all of Roald Dahl's creations) are classics.

 Gravatar#2 On February 5, 2007 8:30 AM, Kris said...

I see non of your usual contributors made it into the final.

"Sorry New Customers Only????"

 Gravatar#3 On February 5, 2007 10:06 AM, Paul said...

Actually Kris, IanG and Krystyn have been regular contributors over the last year, so not really new customers only. Better luck next year mate!

 Gravatar#4 On February 7, 2007 3:55 PM, David Hamilton said...


Thanks Paul - I'll report back on what I bought when I get back from New Zealand. Lady Sovereign certainly not on the list...!

 Gravatar#5 On February 7, 2007 7:00 PM, Krystyn said...

Wow, hey, that's pretty swell!

I know I mentioned it when I submitted, but for all intents and purposes I feel it's important to mention here that my entry was not MY quote, but Eddie Izzard's.

Besides, it's funnier if you imagine him saying it. :)

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