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December 29, 2007

Guess what this isn’t contest

at 1:51 am. Filed under Contests

Congratulation to the last contest winner.

Last short contest of 2007! No emails this time, simply reply in the comments what this device isn’t. πŸ™‚ Make it funny, crazy, weird… Just use your imagination. With a short vote the best comment will win the prize.

The prize this week will be another one of those cool tiny helicopters.

This contest will run from Saturday to Wednesday (December 29, 2007 – January 2, 2008) . Ending time is based on central standard time.

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Added January 10, 2008

The item to not to guess was an old radio., not that it mattered for this contest. πŸ™‚ I was amazed at the number of comment entries and was it ever fun reading through all of them. My sides hurt and I still have a partial tear in my eye from laughing so hard. πŸ˜‰

It was hard to narrow it down to one, the winner after much debate is TBlough for comment number 30.

“Does anyone really realize how much danger we were in during the Cold War?!?!? This is the Russian β€œΠ”ΠΎΠΌΠ΅Π½Π½Π°Ρ ΠΈΡ… Π² ад” MKIV Nuclear β€œFootball” that was used in the 50’s.

The warhead coordinates were entered by the red punch tape (this picture is a file photo showing a dummy tape loaded – you can see it is encoded with all β€œ1β€³s). The identity of the operator was verified with the um… β€œprobe” connected to the red and blue wires.”

The winner is TBlough.

Thanks to all who entered.
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127 Responses to “Guess what this isn’t contest”

  1. joebob Says:

    darn. well Alam, just know that I’ll be UBER angry if I win!!

  2. Dennis Says:

    It’s a prototype for the first Automatic Red Tape generator. Back in the 50’s, our government was still creating red tape by hand. With this machine, they hoped to be able to create it automatically. The final production design worked MUCH better and we have been mired in endless red tape ever since.

  3. Michael Says:

    It’s an astrophysiodiscombobulator.

    DUH.

  4. nonox Says:

    It’s a unique machine. A dog’s ass shutter. (DAS)

    Greenest cities in the world have decided to act against the biggest threat to their streets’ cleanliness : dog poops. With this brand new machine, they intend to create the first species of clean animals.
    Special units will travel through the cities by foot with this machine, and catch each dog they encounter to shut the poor animal’s asshole forever. They just have to put the special plug (with red and blue wires) in the right place, put the machine on, and bring peace to the sidewalks.

    Results are very impressive, a 100% reduction of the number of poops in the streets. The product has been fast patented.

    PS : Some ludites insist that dogs don’t survive more than 1 week to the operation. But no link has been proven between the operation, and sudden death of the poor animals.

  5. Gordo Says:

    Zenith Transoceanic radio – top of the line ‘portable’ radio, multi-band w/shortwave bands and wavewmagnet antenna. these were made for decades with various changes (to keep up with the changing technology of the era)- wish I had one, nice analogue sound.

  6. Craig F Says:

    As a new father I know it’s definitely Not A Dirty Diaper!

  7. Geronimo Says:

    This is the final version of OLPC project (One Laptop Per Child). I want one of those.

  8. James T Says:

    This clearly is not the Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator. The PU-36 was a two tube device.

  9. Terry Says:

    This is the latest addition to a line of accessories for the mini-helicopter:

    The (optional) ‘TransOceanic’ long-range version of the helicopter r/c using vacuum-tubes (as specified) for maximum protection against E.M.P. explosions.

    The device was invented by the parallel research team funded by the the ‘Whirlybird’ mini-helicopter project.

    As you are aware, the mini-helicopter was developed in the Peoples Republic of China (by Whirlybird) and the ‘TransOceanic’ r/c was developed in ‘Chicken’, Alaska (look it up – really!!!) via a work-incentive grant of $100 back in 1941…

    Communication between the two groups is limited to written correspondence, that occasionally got lost in the mail, thus impacting upon the product release time lines!

    While undergoing field trials, the ‘TransOceanic’ remote was allegedly reported by the developers in Alaska as ‘well capable of controlling and flying the ‘Copter’ over a 2000Km range’ – unfortunately, we were unable to verify that as apparently, during the maiden-flight the Copter’s battery ran out after a few minutes and it plummeted into the Atlantic Ocean…

  10. adde Says:

    is it a radar jamer?

  11. kc Says:

    Its a Crayon

  12. Tom Stevens Says:

    This Device is a NASA BLACK BOX. Capable of creating a black hole, only for the user to be teleported and never seen again- Why isnt this in space? Well because every destructive human wants this. And I want the prize πŸ™‚

  13. iGeek Says:

    It so simple. This is the prototype for the new Diebold voting machines.

  14. jordan Says:

    it’s my mom!

  15. Jack Says:

    Wait a second, that’s not fair! It really IS his Mom!

    Okay, that was low, but I couldn’t help it πŸ˜‰

  16. Craig Says:

    Dude, Your Mom has a nice set of tubes!

  17. joebob Says:

    your mom goes to college.

  18. Alan Parekh Says:

    LOL
    Loving the your mama jokes. πŸ™‚

  19. Michael Says:

    The first Breast Pump.

  20. Nebulous Says:

    This is not my large automobile!

  21. follower Says:

    OH, CRAP! I *SO* SORRY, accidently emaild u answer insted of comment here.

    *PLEASE* delet my email.

    I’ such a doofus..!11!!. πŸ™ πŸ™

    –Phil.

    P.S. SORRY for ruining the fun everybdy… πŸ™ πŸ™

  22. Ildenar Says:

    Hm so which comment has won?

  23. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Ildenar,

    Winner will be announced this coming week (decision has not yet been made).

  24. Craig Says:

    This isn’t a “short contest”. πŸ˜‰

  25. Alan Parekh Says:

    Winner announced. Thanks for making this contest so much fun to judge!

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