Woot Contest 237: Deflating The Conspiracy

by Jason Toon

As today's Woot writeup and every single news outlet on the continent has indicated, there's something flying-fishy about that whole balloon boy panic from last week. While we've asked the hard questions, answers aren't really our department. That's where we're hoping you guys come in. And we're also hoping that Woot has something to do with the hoax/swindle/whatever, because we could use the publicity.

Show us the role that a Woot product, past or present, played in the Great Colorado Weather-Balloon Scare of Aught-Nine.

Post your entry here by 11:59 AM (central) on Monday, October 26, 2009. Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of volunteer judges can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, linoleum blocks, pastels, MSPaint, cave painting, tattoos, tribal scarification, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. As we are fond of saying, try to keep your maximum width to 550px. If you need a place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com. We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use. And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.