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Jason Toon


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The kids today, they love the webcammage - but would our ancestors have been any different? What if devices like today's Logitech QuickCam Connect could send video not only across space, but across time, too? What snack foods would Gandhi munch on during his vidchats? What pop tunes would Joan of Arc lipsync to impress her MySpace friends? Have our contest ideas really come to this? Your challenge:

Show us a still image from a historical figure's webcam.

By "historical," we pretty much mean "very famous and very dead." By "still image," we mean something in which every detail - from the background to the image quality - is convincing as a webcam shot. Needless to say (but we will anyway), you should keep it PG-13. Post your entry here by by 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, August 13, 2006. 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, Spirograph, iron-on transfers, 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 the individual post) to me at jtoon@woot.com by noon CDT on Monday.


edrex


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Hmmm... not a bad contest! I predict lots of "noise" usage this week.

1person


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Jason Toon wrote:




wow this is going to be interesting...I may have to sleep on this...I think I may have something....hope I can dream-up something half-ol mediocre....or better than I have done in the past

always crap on company time.....

willie56


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I'm in.



sources:
http://www.discovermongolia.mn/images/tours/Horse_Genghis/01.jpg
http://web.mit.edu/amitd/www/pics/webcam/amit2.jpg

I'll probably make more entries when I think of them...

majit


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Source:
MM

Mystic8277


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willie56 wrote:I'm in.



I'll probably make more entries when I think of them...


lmfao.. AznSensazn69, Classic.

taipan


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E=Numa^2



Host = IS

majit


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Source:
MCE

paulogata


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QTipzor


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I like the deffinition of historical figure!

Genii


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Later on I might overlay this chopped screenie onto a laptop in the proper environment. I didn't want to make the essence of the subject too small however..

shadowber


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Since the contest theme is a time machine in a sense, I thought of bill & ted.
Here is my entry. (must watch both bill & ted movies to fully understand)

BILL AND TED CHANGE THE PAST, AGAIN!!!


1

2

Lots of comedians have people they try to mimic. I mimic my shadow.
-- Steven Wright

sonicmna


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My first submission ever ... woot-ski?



Sources
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LKK


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Ronald and Julia - who knew?

Sources

bulimicgoat


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My first go at the woot contests, I really like this challenge!


Orig. Image: http://www.princeton.edu/~bsu/images/Rosa%20Parks.jpg

Uncorked


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Invitation to a hip party

The party was hotter than expected......................
Larger Image
Sources

Domestic Zymologist since 1980

u2wedge


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bobthecow


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jesus was all about the bathroom mirror cam shot...

sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Mr Citizen


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Somhow I always read these and never end up inplementing the ideas I come up with...

Josephus


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I have a really funny picture coming up, but just in case I don't get it soon, this'll keep one other person off the first page.

Here it is:

as part of a larger ensemble...

bluebledthesea


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Josephus wrote:I have a really funny picture coming up, but just in case I don't get it soon, this'll keep one other person off the first page.



I<3 Josephus.

faithcoaching


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Jason Toon ... "one woot." With his employee discount I would have expected more.

Go gators! Go Hokies!

LKK


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Bosko


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faithcoaching wrote:Jason Toon ... "one woot." With his employee discount I would have expected more.



You'd think, huh? But then WalMart employees don't buy meat and veggies at WalMart, either. Maybe they all know something about what they sell that we don't!

Sometimes old people just need a change. I wondered what that smell was.

Quailmann7


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what's up with this new funky forum format?

pastorseth


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going camping this weekend, but just in case I have wifi where I'm at...



sources:
trees
women

Minimum Rage


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Hopefully this doesn't offend anyone, but I really love contrasting/conflicting images. Before there was the Star Wars Kid video on the Internet, Mother Teresa had one of her own...


Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting

modernscientist


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Mr. Lightning himself:

Ben
LCD
Room
Poster
I've heard he not only likes Tesla but also likes LimoZeeN!

Randominityness


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modernscientist wrote:Mr. Lightning himself:

raw files
I've heard he not only likes Tesla but also like LimoZeeN!



lmao, LimoZeen, brilliant.

chammertime


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Amazingly enough Michaelangelo had a 3D webcam in his studio. The dirty bastard.

musicfreak2002


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Hmm... I'm in on this one. My first... I got a great idea... so I'm gonna let my little friend Nimo hold my spot till I get it done!!

^-^
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~Andy

ams2d


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Very specific rules this week ... should be fun and interesting to see how wonderstew will work a reflection into his entry.

faithcoaching


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Columbus
Quarters
Beer
Hungry Man Dinner
Bug from clip art.

Go gators! Go Hokies!

jr0dy


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I apologize to anyone that might've already executed this or a similar idea - I haven't been able to check all the entries due to the ridiculously slow dial-up connection I'm on while visiting my fiancé.

JFK having a little chat with his younger brother Ted while Bobby and a guest are visiting the Oval Office. (I know the Teddy picture is from the wrong era - he's just not recognizable as his large-craniumed self when he was younger).


Click picture for larger version - a must if you want to read the witty banter.

Too many sources and it's too late - I'll get to that later...maybe.

1person


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faithcoaching wrote:

Columbus
Quarters
Beer
Hungry Man Dinner
Bug from clip art.



you beat me to post the columbus entry...but I am still doing mine....but yours is already better than the one I am thinking of, but I am still doing that one...

always crap on company time.....

guiseppi


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I'm in on this one too, should be some interesting entries!



Sources:
Picasso
Webcam Background

faithcoaching


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1person wrote:

you beat me to post the columbus entry...but I am still doing mine....but yours is already better than the one I am thinking of, but I am still doing that one...



To be mentioned in the same post as "1person" is a great honor. Your post will, based on previous posting history, be clearly superior to mine.

Ahh ... I just see now in my post the sword on the wall seems to be spearing the bug. Hmmm.

Go gators! Go Hokies!

Jisaacs314


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First w00t was the Roomba a few weeks ago, I love fooling around with Photoshop, I've given this one a whirl.



sources:
http://www.neilturner.me.uk/shots/trillianprovideo.jpg
http://www.geraldhairerealty.com/6701%20Springwood%20Bedroom.JPG
http://shopgalvins.com/products/office-chairs/aeron-front-300.jpg
http://esperanto.org/Ondo/Portrety/Poe.jpg
http://www.troop7.org/Flags/Images/FortMoultrie.291.JPG
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~soakbear/raven.jpg