Hey, I Have Another Signed Fuzzy Nation ARC to Give Away

This time, I am thinking of a particular moment of time between RIGHT THIS SECOND and 11:59pm Eastern time tonight (that being April 8, 2011), and have told my wife WHO DOES NOT LIE what time it is. If you are the person who posts a comment in this thread at, or closest to, that moment (as recorded by the timestamp on the comment), then you will win. How absurdly easy, right? Right.

If you win, I will sign it! And personalize it! To you! Unless you want me to personalize to someone else. In which case I will personalize it! To them!

Rules!

1. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will disqualify you.

2. In the event two or more people post at the same correct minute, whoever posts first wins. Because I said so.

3. In the case that someone doesn’t post at that exact moment, the first person to post after that exact minute will win. Again, because I said so.

4. If you post after 11:59pm Eastern time, you may not be paying attention to the details of this particular contest.

Update: 5. When you post your entry is the minute you choose — if you try to guess the time I’m thinking of in your comment, it won’t do you any good.

Got it? Go!

973 Comments on “Hey, I Have Another Signed Fuzzy Nation ARC to Give Away

  1. Well, since I don’t usually win anything, and am going to be busy until the time the contest closes.

    Postage.

  2. What the hey. I don’t expect to be on the internet later, so this time is as good as any.

  3. Hey, pick me!

    Looking forward to being able to buy this if I don’t win.I have been a big Piper fan for decades.

    Chuck

  4. Hey, the combination of #1 and #2 causes people to be disqualified at random, though no fault of their own. At least on the last challenge, a clever person could search the above posts to be sure of not duplicating a number someone else had already guessed.

  5. Love all of your books, and looking forward to this. I read the original when you first spoke about this project. I can’t wait to see what you have done.

  6. I guess I, like others, had a reading comprehension fail.

  7. See, I figured 7:58 pm, but I guess I’ll just have to go with whatever time it is right now.

  8. Looking forward to reading Fuzzy Nation! :)

  9. Fingers crossed, well what fingers I have left are crossed anyway

  10. This isn’t going to work because I won’t be able to post any later than…. right now!

  11. rightttttttttt NOW!

    And, for the record, when I read LF, the fuzzies I imagined looked more like the old 60’s Little Fuzzy cover rendition than the bug-eyed version that seems to have become the canonical cover-fuzzy.

  12. 8:40pm? (saw that my 6:15 guess had been posted while I was posting. Hope this overrides my duplicate as my one entry, if not, ’tis cool.)

  13. I figure that I won two Skafish CDs a few months ago so maybe I’m on a roll…

  14. Oh, I would say it’s right about… wait for it… any moment… NOW!

  15. Once again, people, when you post is your contest entry — if you try to guess a time in your comment, it won’t help you win. I mean, do it if you want to. It just won’t do you any good.

  16. I’ll forget if I try and post later. I’ll just have to hope that Mrs. Scalzi forgets the original time, and instead chooses this one, right… now!

  17. What the heck, I’ll give it a go…

  18. I’m reading Little Fuzzy right now and enjoying it, thanks to your recommendation, so I’m looking forward to reading Fuzzy Nation. A signed ARC would make it even better!

  19. “When you post is when your entry is the minute you choose — if you try to guess the time I’m thinking of in your comment, it won’t do you any good.” That is confusing, sir but 4:01 EST will do

  20. Well, why NOT?

    Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
    A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
    Then one day he was shootin at some food,
    And up through the ground came a bubblin crude.

    Seriously, how bad a shot do you have to be ?

  21. Max hope it time. Max appreciate fine literature.

  22. NO IT IS NOW WINNING MOMENT I AM IN YOU

  23. with that time stamp free stuff doesnt like me :(

  24. Come on. I’m reading Android’s Dream right now. That’s got to add to the Karma points, Right?

  25. post.
    [insert humorous comment here]

  26. It’s my birthday, so I should win by default!

  27. I never win these things but being an optomist, I just. keep. trying. C’mon karma!

  28. Well my luck hasn’t been great lately…but I’ll give it a shot!

  29. Since you John Scalzi have now posted twice, does that mean you are now disqualified? This of course is my guess!

  30. And here’s my guess. With fingers crossed.

  31. Wow…my comment with that result….that is awesome…

  32. I would love an arc but I have trouble working out what time it is EST. I’m either early or late!

  33. If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
    And when I am for myself, what am ‘I’?
    And if not now, when?

  34. What have I got to lose? I ‘ll post now………………………………………………………………………………………………………………emmm……………………………………….

  35. OK. Why not? If I get it, I’ll review it. Otherwise, well, I’ll buy it. And probably review it. Sheesh. The universe can be so random.

  36. All I have stuck in my mind is Ye Old “Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf, are we there yet?” trope.

    You’re not feeling blue by any measure, are you? ;)

  37. Darn it. I wasn’t the first to post at my minute.

    However, double posting won’t now help, hinder, or banish me to Aristophanes’ cloud cuckoo land.

    I might even triple post later on tonight. If I feel like it!

  38. Here’s hoping my birthday luck works out for me (or at least that I’m the first to grab this minute).

  39. I never win anything, but as I am currently addicted to your writing, I have to try.

  40. Right here, right nooooww…..there is no other place I’d rather beeeee…….

  41. I read the post so my guess of 06:37 on Wednesday April 6, 2011 is merely filler.

  42. Because the only thing I’ve ever won in my life was a 50 lb bag of cat food my cats would not eat, I won’t set my hopes too high.

  43. Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so.

  44. post. clearly the right time cos its the one I am posting at.

  45. Love your books andwould especially like to win a personalized one! Hope the contest is a giant success!

  46. Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Can I have my book now?

  47. Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Keeping time, time, time, In a sort of Runic rhyme, To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, From the bells, bells, bells. -Edgar Allan Poe

  49. this is a post. there are many like it but this one is mine!

  50. I am so looking forward to this book…

  51. OK.

    But about the previous contest: did anyone do a search and discover how many numbers were unguessed at all, and what the most popular guesses were?

  52. Gotta take a chance on this one. I may be wrong, but I may be right. And no, I don’t know why my brain is picking on 70s pop for this comment.

  53. Hmmm – so to improve my chances of winning, I have to convince everybody else not to post a comment after me for as long as possible.

    Consider this – Knowing the authour, the time will be significant, not random.
    Knowing the topic, there always was a happy hour….
    So, everybody should post at exactly 4pm Mountain Time to try and get it right.

    And nobody should post anything between now and then. Got it?

  54. Loved Piper’s Fuzzy books and would love this incarnation. Hope the time is NOW!

  55. OK, I’ll give it a fuzzy shot in the dark.

  56. Altho

    i was really thinking closer to 7:52 PM

  57. I got nothing better to do with this second than to post some silly comment on your blog. also, hai I can haz copee of buk naow?

  58. 826 wait that was the the last contest. Oh well

  59. I’m sure it’s not now, but what the fuck, why not? I’m at the keyboard anyway…

  60. for something completely different

  61. R-r-r-rollin’.

    I need something to read at the detachment.

  62. It would help me figure out the spellings of names and places as I listen to the audiobook. So I would like to enter this drawing… NOW.

  63. Wow, 200+ comments in an hour? Craziness!

  64. Argh! Silly cat is fighting against me typing comment due to his being disturbed from favored resting position across my forearms and hands. Must win battle for control of own body…*sigh* It is pathetic that he is winning the fight.

  65. Why do cats make a point of throwing up, turning or walking, throwing up some more, etc.? It means several messes to clean up, not just one.

  66. I think it was five minutes ago so I lost. But I could be wrong.

  67. eliminates the worry over duplicate entries!

  68. Here Fuzzy ARC. Here, boy. Sit. Good ARC.

  69. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

  70. Should people who guess times be disqualified for not paying attention?

    Okay, that’s draconian and not strictly in keeping with the rules, but I’m trying to emulate Congress by my density regarding the actual requirements for moving forward.

    No ARC shutdowns!

  71. Post now marks the time
    Hidden in the Scalzi brain
    Maybe? Perhaps? No?

  72. Watch the flood of comments overload the site’s backend at exactly the winning moment.

  73. I think it might be later, but if I wait to comment, I’ll forget.

    Unless this is the correct answer, in which case, I knew it all along.

  74. I’m going to guess right about now (a funk soul brother).

  75. Nah, it’s now. Fools! I will destroy you all!

  76. Would the fact that today is my 38th birthday at all resonate backwards in time to the point where you selected the time stamp, ensuring I win and have the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER?

    Of course, my wife also got me a signed copy of Judge Sn Goes Golfing, so can’t complain if I don’t get Fuzzy.

  77. Missed 4:20 .. sigh .. so now is good!

  78. I’ve already pre-ordered it but how nice to have a signed copy.

  79. I guess the question is, has posting slowed down to less than one per second? And, will it, since that has the minimum odds of being knocked out because someone posted slightly earlier than me?

    Heck, I’ll forget if I don’t post now. So I’ll take my chances with now.

  80. This post will earn me the same return I get from MegaMillions and PowerBall tickets.

  81. Now, I think. If not now, when? If not me, who?

  82. At least I don’t have to think for this one.

  83. If I don’t win, that means that (A) time travel will never exist, (B) I won’t be able to afford it, or (C) I will be able to afford it but the cost of the trip will not outweigh the cost of obtaining a signed copy of Fuzzy Nation in the future. I’m thinking (A).

  84. This is the time, this is the place, as we look to the future…
    Well, it’s at least the place.

  85. Hey, with this rule I might just win. It’s a one in a million chance but it might just work.

  86. Ok, it must have been a one in a hundred thousand chance…

  87. Wait….almost…..getting closer…..there, no……OK….NOW!

  88. Well, let’s hope this is the right time…maybe it will be.

  89. This is my entry. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

  90. Let’s try. . . . . . . .Now! (fingers crossed)

  91. When you go onstage to accept your Oscar for best screenplay, Old Man’s War, Taylor Swift is going to charge up, grab the podium from you, and rant about how Justin Beiber wuz robbed, robbed of glory by your win.

  92. Me!! Me!!!
    Otherwise there had better be copies at Minicon even though the release date is 2 weeks later! Gotta get it signed!!!! :-)

  93. I enjoy cheese. It is a delectable substance.

  94. Any point in saying anything other than NOW? See you in Lexington perhaps? Is anyone actually reading these anyway?

  95. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book!

  96. I should have posted at 5:55 p.m. (EST), a whole unused minute! Oh well.

  97. Being outside of the USA won’t disqualify me, will it? This is my entry, if it be a valid one, in any case.

  98. It’s beer ‘o clock and the perfect time to enter. Also, if I don’t enter now I won’t remember to later.

  99. Wow; over 400 entries already….and now mine. Wonder how many we’ll have by midnight.

  100. First comment from me ever!
    Hope the time is near now!

  101. I feel that now is the most opportune moment of them all!

  102. I would love an ARC – if this contest is open to people outside the US, that is.

  103. I wonder if this will set a Whatever record for most comments.

  104. aaaaaaannnnnndddd……. wait……….. NOW!

  105. I’m going to go ahead and post this now, because although I believe that if I were John Scalzi I would want to reward those that have the pateince to wait until closer to the deadline I am quite convinced that I will forget to do so later, and hey, doesn’t cost nothin, right?

  106. I think that you’re just trying to set a Whatever record for most comments and yet have none of be because of controversy. In fact, you’re going to have the most comments and have no person comment twice nor will you have to use the mallet of loving correction on them. Interesting.

  107. Posting because hey! Who doesn’t like a chance at a signed ARC?

  108. the worst part about commenting on your blog? all your other commentators sound way too literate and smart and give me an inferiority complex. I’m just not clever enough, damn it! Maybe I don’t even deserve the damn ARC.. Maybe it’s not a complex… maybe I really am inferior… Wow — a breakthrough! An epiphany! Right here… on your page! Doesn’t that deserve a little something…???

  109. hmmm… random but totally worth a try…

    Rabid

  110. Time zones, how do you deal with having so many? I get confused just with BST and GMT, I presume 11.59 is EDT rather than EST. EDT is -4 GMT and BST is at +1 GMT which makes you 5 hours? behind me?

  111. What a fun contest …. Good wy to pasd the time as i wait for armagedon in DC. Now two good reasons for midnight.

  112. Well, lets see if I’m ridiculously lucky or not. Posting… now.

  113. me, me, me, me, me!

    *hopping up and down, holding my hand in the air*

  114. Please let it be me because I may not be getting paid to work for a while and I need something to help me clear my head

  115. This is about as much of a lottery as the grand national.

  116. Cleveland.

    Aethelred the Unready.

    156.

    I’m pretty sure there is going to be another competition, so I want to have these answers ready to go.

  117. Please be now. I want a signed copy!

  118. It would be pretty swell if you picked this time.

  119. okay….. wait for it…… wait for it…….

    now!

  120. I love how everyone thought you had to post the time, which I almost did as well.

  121. uhm, so you think your wife would lie for me?

  122. Worth a shot!

    And what do you do if more than one person has the winning time? I’ve seen at least three people with the same time stamp on their post.

  123. A persistent stream of comments on a blog post continues; another drop falls in the Chinese Water Torture that is the ARC giveaway contest.

  124. how about now? there doesn’t seem to be any posts in the last 5 minutes or so either…

  125. Since Krissy doesn’t lie, I have a question for her: Has either one of them come close to cracking on the whole “Lent” thing yet?

  126. So this post is just going to have hundreds of comments containing nothing meaningful?

    …okay, that actually sounds pretty normal for the internet.

  127. I’m going to guess the time to be 11:32PM and make my post at around 6:55PM

  128. Better luck the second time I hope. Come on papa needs a new ARC!

  129. post time…..and not the racin’ kind

  130. I am voting for this hour, minute, second combo

  131. Thanks for this. Maybe I’ll be lucky =)

  132. Hi,
    Name is “Mario”, from Austria… not that it matters ;-)

    Actually i don’t give a poo-poo if i win a book here or not, I just like to use this opportunity to tell you something…:

    I’ve read Sci-Fi Books for a better part of my 35 year young/old life,
    but never was my “reading experience” more feck**g awesome as when i dive into the pages of your Books!
    “Old Man’s War”, “The Ghost Brigades”, “The Last Colony”, “Zoes Tale, “Agent to the Stars” & “The Androids Dream”
    are the best (insert divine being’s name of your choice & some colorful words)
    damn Sci-Fi books that one could ask for and that i’ve ever read.

    Mr. Scalzi,
    From the bottom of my heart i thank you for the books you’ve wrote and hope more “good stuff” will follow!

  133. I’m going to be a grammar troll, but just for amusement.

    Leaving out the commas around the clause “who does not lie” makes it sound like you have another wife who does. Compare:

    and have told my wife WHO DOES NOT LIE what time it is.

    and have told my wife, WHO DOES NOT LIE, what time it is.

    See what I mean?

    NOT that I think you do have another wife, who lies, or anything like that – obviously from the context that wasn’t what you meant, so there wasn’t really a problem. I just wanted to have something to say in my comment…

  134. Would now be a good time for a filibuster?

    Holy smoke this editor is slow.

  135. “Like he said…NOW!”
    (quote from Charles Napier as Adam, “The Way to Eden”)

  136. i’m commenting now because I just saw the post.

  137. Is it now? Huh? Is it? Is it? Huh? (that’s me channelling my 10 year old)

    Regards,

    Tim

  138. All right, we’ll give this a try.

  139. Ok, it’s my turn, did I win, Did I, Did I….
    PS. I’m reading Hate Mail, and I’d chose Heinlein over Rand in a nanosecond… Let’s see: a house full of Rocket ships, swords, buried treasure, story hour and of course RAH’s views on “corporeal enjoyment” OR graduating from a Skinner Box to a concrete room and character building…

  140. I’m starting to think that at these conventions, after a few rounds of Coke Zero or equivalent, Charles Stross, Mary Robinette Kowal and John Scalzi sit around coming up with different ways to get adults to jump through electronic hoops.

    Haiku for a chance at literary death – check
    Pick a number/time and win a book – check/check

    Contests coming soon:
    1) Tell an embarrassing story about yourself and be depicted as a minor character on a book cover.
    2) Describe a brush with the law and be depicted as a defendant in Judge Sn’s court.
    3) Get an alien species named after the most obnoxious boss.

    Starting to feel like a participant in an unregistered psychology experiment.

    That said, hell yes I want the book.

  141. So, here’s hoping that nobody else chose this minute to post in yet?

  142. If now isn’t good, later would work for me, if the rules allowed.

  143. What the hell. Good setup for a Guiness entry.

  144. Um… how ’bout….. wait for it… wait for it… NOW!

  145. Here I was hoping to post at 6:54, only to remember I’m in Chicago, so it will be 7:54… Still, could be 7:54, right?

  146. No, NOW is the time you silly previous 600 odd comment making people.

  147. I think it’s later, but I won’t be around later. So, this is me.

    I claim this time.

  148. Time is an illusion, Fuzzy Nation time doubly so.

  149. Just noticed this so hopefully I get lucky…

  150. Oh my God, there’s a fungus among us!!

  151. Do you add the results of these into your list of various website statistics?

  152. My time will be whatever it is, but I believe the winning time will be 10:32pm. Because I never win anything. Prove me wrong!

  153. So, since I’m posting, thought I’d mention that Tor sent me an email announcement of your new fantasy trilogy on April 7th. If I hadn’t seen it here on the 1st, and just glanced at the email instead of checking out the Web site, I might be expecting to be able to buy this before long….

  154. As the song goes – Now is the hour . . .

  155. I once helped a friend who ran a used bookstore inventory a library of a writer/professor type we bought from the estate. Among the volumes that passed through my hands was an ARC of “!984″. How cool is that?
    I thought it was pretty neat.
    But then I’m old.
    –ml

  156. ::holds hand out, palm up:: Yes, please! Want!

  157. Here’s hoping I get a minute before 5 other people jump on it!

  158. Well, right now would be the perfect time (central time zone, please), because if it were I would give the book to my Fuzzy-crazed son. I have already pre-ordered a copy for myself, you see.

  159. Well then I guess this comment will be riiiiight……………. Now!

  160. Now I will find out if I can control time. *concentrates*

  161. Give me what is rightfully mine;-)

  162. I’m choosing a random time and crossing my fingers.

  163. I’ve been meaning to steal the copies of the Fuzzy novels from my father to refresh myself before this comes out (and because they are fabulous). I’d love me an ARC.

  164. Hi! how are ya! Hope I’m at the right time for this here competition!

    Anyways, have a nice night.

  165. I would like for now to be the time please.

  166. You’re not just trying to boost comment counts, are you? No, no, of course not….

  167. I am guessing that you will have to go to the tie breaker.

  168. Bing! This is *my* minute! (Unless someone else posted first in it, I guess.)

  169. Eh, sure, I’ll give it a shot. Book, please!

  170. Now would appear to be as good a time as any.

  171. Well, I’ll give it a shot. Here we are!

  172. Mrs. S. – What would you like for your birthday present?

  173. It’s right now, isn’t it! I knew it.

    When you inscribe your name, make it out to “Presciently yours,” etc.

  174. Hope it is now. You do write great books. Thank you.

  175. I am disqualified for this second post, but by the rules I could not win anyway, cause Sarah N posted in the same minute as me and got in first. Good luck Sarah.

  176. NOW.

    (And I have to say all these “nows” makes me think of the ending of “The Stars My Destination.”)

  177. OMG I’M GONNA WIN, OMG I’M GONNA WIN, OMG I’M GONNA WIN, OMG I’M GONNA WIN.

    I didn’t win, did I?

  178. Even if I don’t win, thank you, this is pleasingly whimsical! Or whimsically pleasing. Or something.

  179. This has to be the most diabolical contest ever. I salute you, sir.

  180. There can be only one!

    (and hopefully, it’s the time this posts)

  181. This is totally it. I can feel it in m’bones!

  182. How fun! The lucky winner will be so surprised. :)

  183. Hi John – I’m sure that I missed it, but what the heck – I might as well try. Thanks.

  184. I want this so badly that I actually waited until after the contest was over, found out what the time was, and then went back in time to tell myself what time to post at.

    I just hope I corrected for universal drift and didn’t wind up in an alternate universe where JS chose a different time.

    I also hope I get back to the universe I left from.

    Wish me luck, folks!

  185. My cats will send your cats some treats if I win :)

  186. The time has come, the Walrus said
    To talk of many things
    Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax
    Of cabbages and kings
    And why the sea is boiling hot
    And whether pigs have wings.

  187. Maybe I should write a really long program in Cobol to post this message every minute until I win.

  188. We’ll send you some rain/snow via the Pineapple Express.

  189. Hey, whatdayaknow. The spam filter stopped me from posting that Cobol comment again. Or, as I should have said COBOL.

  190. The cosmos aligned at this very instant.

  191. This will be a good read & I plan to take good care of it.

  192. Fiction – the perfect way to escape (and fail) out of school.

  193. “I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.”
    -Groucho Marx

  194. Are we there yet?

    How about now?

    Now?

    Well, wake me when we get there, okay?

  195. I’ll take right…. wait…. wait…. now! (-:

  196. I’m only posting this now because I’m about to leave work anyway, and I’ll forget before we get any further into the evening.

  197. Oh, okay, I’ll say something. But only because you asked nicely.

  198. First write-only comments section I’ve seen in I don’t know how long…

  199. I’ll see your arc and raise you one flood. Wait, what? oh, arc not ark. Sheesh…

    Epic Fail for the WIN!

  200. I’m amazed at the number of people who don’t read the rules properly before replying. Such as myself. ::shame::

  201. I rather wish I’d gotten to the blog earlier in the day, but okay.

  202. Now…would be …. a good time … to win.

  203. I thought of this time much earlier and had to wait.

    Now that I’m here, I think it’s much earlier but I can’t go back.

    Damn you lack of time machine!

  204. ok, wait for it,… waaaait for iiiiiiit…NOW!

  205. Hmm, interesting idea for a contest. Your entry is the time you post. Eliminate people double posting. Clever.

  206. Darn you tikaanidog!
    :) Nah, I’m sure you are nice.

  207. You are running the oddest ARC giveaways. Oh well.

  208. did I win?
    I never win anything.
    what about a charity auction for the next one?

  209. Wyld Stallyns Rulez!!!

    Ok, I had to post something…

    Good luck everyone…

    and Party On, dudes

  210. This is my contest entry.

    I will point out that in the last ARC contest, I hypothesized that the number of the winning entry would be its comment number, not the number named by the commenter. I turned out to be incorrect (which in no way diminishes the validity of my theory), but my theory was pretty close the actuality of this, second contest.

    And just in case you have pulled a switcheroo this time (which you haven’t, given that you were quite explicit in your instructions), I’m making an attempt to stake a claim for 10:24 PM EDT.

  211. Darn it, I thought I posted at 10:21, but nothing has come up so I must have messed up. I could be seriously unhappy if 10:21 was the winning time, but I have decided to be all Zen about it and go with 10;25 instead. Or whatever time Whatever is set to.

  212. WooHoo, free book! Hope I’ve got the right time.
    Cheers & Happy Monkey,
    Ray

  213. Time to throw my hat into the ring, and hope the time you’re thinking of is

    RIGHT NOW!

    :)

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    Amen.

  215. We are the music makers,
    And we are the dreamers of dreams,
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
    And sitting by desolate streams;—
    World-losers and world-forsakers,
    On whom the pale moon gleams:
    Yet we are the movers and shakers
    Of the world for ever, it seems.

    — Arthur O’Shaughnessy

  216. Is this thing still open – what with time zones and all…….

  217. I totally remember the fuzzy books from when I was a kid. Me me me. It is now?

  218. Wow… you sure can draw a crowd Mr. S.
    Right now is a very good time!
    Thanks in advance.

  219. I’d love a copy. The alternative would involve me purchasing it from Amazon on my Kindle. Actually, I’d probably buy it on the Kindle too, but here’s hoping I win anyways…

  220. This feels like a very nice time. Hope you’re having a fun evening.

  221. And this second post would disqualify me – but two people beat me to my minute, so I lost anyways….

  222. ’twas brillig and the slithy toves… (might as well work in some classics….)

  223. Not quite last minute entry, but who knows?

  224. I think it would be very fine to have a copy of your new book; I have an intercession between doctoral semesters coming up and I could read it then!

  225. Also, it is fun to hear of another person nearly constitutionally incapable of lying.

  226. Ah, heck. I just realized I invalidated my entry.

  227. Howdy. What’s all the hubbub, Bub?

  228. Wow, over 900 comments. And still some minutes are have been missed.

  229. But what if I don’t post the correct comment?
    How about this…
    This is a link to a cute photo of my cat with the local wild raccoons that come in the cat door to eat the cat food and play.
    Raccoons in the back room 14
    Cute photo!
    A raccoons are like a Little Fuzzy! And the cat’s name is Fuzzyface!

  230. It’s not now, of course. But it could be …

  231. Told you I’d be back for the next giveaway.

  232. Now? Love your posts and hope I win!

  233. I should let my daughter enter. She wins stuff all the time.

  234. just checked in, and just before end of contest.

  235. This is my second post! So I am disqualified under rule number 1.
    But you are too late! Bwahahahahahahahahaha!
    Because my first post made me disqualified under rule number 2.

  236. Is now a good time?, No? I’ll get back to you tomorrow, then.

  237. Booyah!

    Which will sound really lame if this isn’t the right moment.

    Actually, it’ll sound lame even if this is the right moment. Hmm. I’m at a loss.

  238. tried this 5 minutes ago, but it didn’t work.
    let’s hope I’m more fortunate…

  239. “The only use of Ti Kwan Leep is self defense. Do you know who said that? Ki Lo Ni, the Great Teacher.”

    “Oh, yeah? Well the best defense is a good oh-fense. Do you know who said that? Mel, the cook on ‘Alice!'”

  240. Late to the party, but here’s to hoping…

  241. Here’s mud in your eye! Or, drink up. It’s Friday!

  242. Geez, that took a long time to load.

  243. Damn. If I’d actually woken up in the morning I might have had a shot.

  244. Dang it, I just know you’ve chosen 12:34 and I missed it.

  245. pretty please now?

    ( and I got no idea when close off is – time zone havoc when on the other side

  246. I’m sure it isn’t 12:41 am but I’ll try anyway. Fuzzy Nation is going on my suggeston endcap at my bookstore regardless!

  247. “#961 by Doug Dorman on April 9, 2011 – 3:21 am
    You have a lot of followers!”

    That’s what I was thinking. lol

    Now? Ha j/k

  248. I guess I’ll have to resort to buying the damn thing eventually.

  249. This is my entry. There are many like it, but this one is mine.