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Jason Toon


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The exalted brand name of today's Excalibur Emergency Road Kit got us wondering: what did the real King Arthur keep on hand for his own roadside emergencies? Or other legendary dead people, like Julius Caesar or Joan of Arc or Fred Flintstone? Since years of TV abuse have dulled our imaginations, we were unable to think of anything. As usual, we must turn to you, the rabble, to bring our murky visions into clarity. Your challenge:

Show us what a historical figure would keep in his or her roadside emergency kit.

As usual, "historical" means "dead." Even better: "dead before we were born." Don't bother doing anything related to Anna Nicole Smith. Such behavior demeans us all.

Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, March 18, 2007. Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of geniuses can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, pen and ink, collage, MSPaint, scrimshaw carving, tattoos, ice sculpture, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. Try to keep your maximum width to 450px. 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.

Past money winners: If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email your selections (with links to each individual post) to Jason Toon at jtoon@woot.com by noon CST on Monday, March 19.


wizard7926


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Interesting.. I probably won't have time to enter, again..

MrHampy


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I'm in.

KtCallista


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Ooooh this looks fun, I wonder how hard it is to find good pictures of dead people. . .

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Paper Napkins on the Edge of Insanity

You can call me Goddess, that's fine.

kupdaddy


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Getting ready to throw it on the grill...

Sources:
Elvis
banana
peanut butter

tgentry


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Staff

Dodgeball results are posted!

randomrealm


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Thomas Jefferson never traveled without assistance.

heather8


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Ok, so I missed the dead part... Teddy's not dead but Mary Jo is... does that count?



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himthatbe


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That's my kind of hunger strike.

thagness


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I'm in for sure...well, if my weekend trip with the family doesn't get in the way.


My friends call me Thagomizer...Thanks Shan!

ashro420


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I just bought my boyfriend the Everglide S-500 Professional Gaming Headphones and I was wondering if they work on regular XBOX?

wizard7926


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ashro420 wrote:I just bought my boyfriend the Everglide S-500 Professional Gaming Headphones and I was wondering if they work on regular XBOX?



Ashro, please post this question in the product's thread. However, they should work with xBox if there is some way to plug a standard headphone jack into the speakers he uses with it.

LKK


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Why did the chicken cross the road?

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tgentry


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LKK


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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego could certainly use some of the creature comforts from their emergency kit!

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Josephus


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tgentry wrote:Earhart idea



Dang, I gathered a bunch of sources for her before going to sleep, no point to it now. I had an inflatable raft, a GPS device, a bunch of books (Kon Tiki, China Voyage: Across the Pacific by Bamboo Raft, Coconut lover's Cookbook, Swiss Family Robinson, Swiss Family Robinson, ), and about ten different storage containers. At least I can use them. :^(

jazzman1939


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For the Amelia Earhart entry, add a pack of Lucky Charm cigarettes!

faithcoaching


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Moses and the Burning Bush

Fire Extinguisher

Good thing he kept that in the basket.

Go gators! Go Hokies!

plinth


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Why are you making these kits so complicated?

sources
RDA
clip
gum


cashtro


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"Why are you making these kits so complicated?"
This whole entry just had me cracking up. A really great concept.

Josephus


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kosmosdeli


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plinth


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Josephus wrote:(BIG STICK)full size
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Nice. You might want to make it "T. ROOSEVELT"


Pixel8


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updated below


If I can get someone to soil themselves I will able to sleep tonight.

Josephus


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plinth wrote:Why are you making these kits so complicated?

sources
RDA
clip
gum



OMG. When did McGuyver die? (and how is that possible? with his talents, he should be able to get out of anything)

plinth


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Josephus wrote:OMG. When did McGuyver die? (and how is that possible? with his talents, he should be able to get out of anything)

IMDB says the series died in 1992, so I'm thinking that's when he entered the realm of historical figure!


waterskier9


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Honest Abe never left home without his trusty smart phone with coast-to-coast voice and data coverage .

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http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1865/president-abraham-lincoln-abe.jpg
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/5/images/devices/bb700w_lrg.jpg

Josephus


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plinth wrote:IMDB says the series died in 1992, so I'm thinking that's when he entered the realm of historical figure!



hmm. but I saw him in a commercial recently- maybe at the Superbowl?
-sorry, I don't mean to doubt your entry- Its a winner.

Pixel8


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Colored w/ crayon.
My pen gave out half way through this causing a blue/black hybrid, I hope it's hard to tell. Crayons seems to have hid most of it.


If I can get someone to soil themselves I will able to sleep tonight.

faithcoaching


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Archimedes, math dude, always kept a pair of extra hands around "just in case" he ran out of his own fingers and toes.



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Go gators! Go Hokies!

scraphappy421


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Josephus wrote:

hmm. but I saw him in a commercial recently- maybe at the Superbowl?
-sorry, I don't mean to doubt your entry- Its a winner.



You are correct, Richard Dean Anderson is not dead...However I still like the entry! :-)

faithcoaching


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Go gators! Go Hokies!

edk4971


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Fred

And I'm pretty sure you can figure out where I got the bag :-)

Josephus


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plinth wrote:
Nice. You might want to make it "T. ROOSEVELT"



I considered that. still, there was no Franklin Roosevelt when Teddy was around.

nsrac4192


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Queen Victoria never went anywhere without her Prince Albert!


orignals:
Queen Victoria
Prince Albert in a can

1/30/2006 Creative Labs USB Bluetooth Adaptor (3)

jfinnis20


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antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap000108
http://www.tuscanyleather.it/images/ravenna_1_mini.jpg
http://hubblesite.org/reference_desk/faq/all.php.cat=exotic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abacus



Duneland


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hm141

malaflam


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Ah just a bit too late for the first of I'm sure many Einstein entries...



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amangle


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can i stake claim to ben franklin and the kite?... don't expect much more than a design using paint and stick figures

nsrac4192


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Even Alexander's horse realized the importance of keep lube on hand.


Orignals:
Alexander The Great
KY Personal Lubricant

1/30/2006 Creative Labs USB Bluetooth Adaptor (3)