the Long's Strange Trip Great Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanza/Ramadan T-Shirt Giveaway Bonanza ~
And the winner is....
New Year's Day, we convened a distinguished panel of international judges, all
representatives of the prestigious accounting firm of Price-Waterhouse/Coopers,
in order to ensure a scrupulously above-board selection process. Led by
Randy, our experts included Evil Santa, the Buddha, Incense Man, Christmas Cat,
and a small firecracker.
was filled to the brim with pieces of paper, each one containing the name of a
dedicated Long's Strange Trip reader who had diligently ordered his or her gifts
through LST's amazon.com link. Luckily, you did not have to be present to
win. As the tension mounted, Randy performed the honors, and drew the name
of Winnie Fetell of Atlanta!
not to be outdone,
Evil Santa pointed out that Winnie's entry contained not only a hanging chad,
but also a dimpled one! He demanded a recount, but we were not so easily
strong-armed by a poorly carved wooden statue, and were quick to notice his resemblance
to Al Gore. We doused him with cheap Indonesian rum and set him aflame,
thus preserving democracy and Winnie's victory!
That's right folks: the season is upon us. With less than
a month until Hanukkah and barely six weeks until Christmas, unless you're
Wiley's mother and you had your shopping done in February, you'd better get on
the ball. Rest assured, the Long's Strange Trip is here to help.
Once you click on the link below, your shopping's virtually done:
couldn't be simpler! Let amazon.com
take care of all your shopping needs, including:
kitchen gear for the
most picky gourmand!
the latest movies on
video and DVD!
the coolest electronic
the toys your kids are
software and video
games for every geek on your list!
tools and hardware for
the handy man (or babe) in the family!
and for the lucky 16
year-old on your list, new cars!
Lest you think this is just
a shameless attempt at financial gain on our part (and we want to tell you that
that hurts us deep inside), we're here to prove that we're givers. We're
offering a chance to win the most coveted fashion accessory of the millennium,
the limited edition Long's Strange Trip T-Shirt!
Friends, this is a first-quality,
100% cotton, extra-large beefy T, embroidered (yes, embroidered ) with
the Long's Strange Trip logo, direct from the fashion capital of the Himalayas,
But how do you win? It's
simple. Each and every time you place an order with amazon.com
through the Long's Strange Trip, dash off an email to email@example.com
with the subject "I ordered!" (Amazon sends us a quarterly email with
"what" was ordered, but we don't know "who" ordered,
lessening the embarrassment for those of you who might be into things we don't
want to get into on a family web site.). For each email we receive, we'll
place your name in a drawing to win this fabulous prize. As for us, we'll
be carrying a large barrel filled with names throughout Thailand and Bali until
the big drawing on January 1, 2001.
The United States government requires
us to tell you that no purchase is necessary to enter this contest, so if you
can find us, you can send us a 3 x 5 index card with your name, address, phone
number, and a 500-word essay on why we should consider your entry even though
you're too cheap to order anything from us.
So bookmark this
site now. If you've already got amazon.com
bookmarked, as most of the free world does, change your bookmark now.
Start ordering today.