Oh Dinky Donuts Cereal how I miss you. You took two of my most favorite things in the world and put them together, donuts and breakfast cereal. Dinky donuts, was to my knowledge the only glazed donut cereal that has ever been made and their has been a huge hole is the cereal-verse since they discontinued it. You know your cereal is bad for you when its mascot is a fat middle aged guy in horizontal stripes.
The commercial is great. A real low budget, “You Bet Your Life” sort of vibe. It doesn’t mention the cereal, but instead promises you a wealth of electronica if you eat the cereal.
Now when I was a kid, I used to fantasize about having this awesome clubhouse. It would be built in an old water tower near the river and would be filled with all of the coolest toys and gadgets of the time. When I watched this commercial I was transported write back to the my youth. Everything in this commercial would pretty much be in my clubhouse. The big screen TV was especially nice, with those cool multi-colored lights. It was like a Polynesian restaurant in a box. You were not supposed to stare directly into them. I always stared directly into them.
Don’t try to control me!
The only thing that is missing for my clubhouse is the corkscrew water slide that led into the cold water jacuzzi grotto. How would you get back to the top of the clubhouse after riding down the slide you ask? Ladder? Ha! No way. A water pipe that constantly push water upwards like a geyser. You step into the stream and whoosh, back up top. What? C’mon I was like 7.
Whatever, enjoy the commercial.
Watch this Dinky Donuts Cereal Commercial
If memory serves me right, I entered this contest. As a kid, I entered most contests, especially if they were on cereal boxes. I didn’t win (big surprise).
I love watching detective shows of the past. I am not sure what draws me to them, the acting, the music, the formula? I just cannot put my finger on it. All I can tell you is that when I see one on TV, I freeze, that is what I will be watching. Many shows have had a decent second and third life in re-runs, but a show that I remember watching in reruns in the early 1980s, that I have not seen since, is the classic crime show, The FBI. If you are a fan I have good news AND GREAT NEWS first the good news, the Warner Archive released season 1 of the series a few months ago and they just now released season 2. Now the great news. The Retroist is going to give away a copy of Season 2 to a lucky follower of the site.
Before I get to the how to win, here is a little background on the show:
The Sixties were kicking into full swing as The FBI moved into its sophomore season. Agents Erskine (Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., more taciturn than ever) and Rhodes (Stephen Brooks) are dispatched to the far-flung corners of the USA by Assistant Director Ward (Philip Abbott) to tackle the big ones – kidnapping, extortion, murder, espionage and terror. Produced with full government cooperation with stories drawn from the real files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The FBI set a new high mark in the depiction of law enforcement on television, giving viewers TV that was equally thrilling as it was realistic. Guest stars to be found in this 4-disc, 16-episode collection include Ralph Meeker, Robert Blake, Jack Lord, Richard Anderson, Fritz Weaver, Suzanne Pleshette and Ralph Bellamy.
Now how to win a copy of Season 2. It is easy. You just need to contact me with the following information.
NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS
Now the how to contact part
You can email me at email@example.com, you can comment below, you can DM me on Twitter, send me a message on Facebook or you can do all 4. The good news, especially for you eager gamer types, is that each way of contacting me will count as an entry, so you can have 4 entries in total (you can only win one copy though). So get clicking folks and I cannot wait to get The FBI out the door to our lucky winner.
Cartoon Network and Zazzle are sponsoring a contest that lets you enter your very own monster designs for a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles, CA to meet the people who make Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated and to have their design featured on official Scooby products from Zazzle.com. The contest runs from 10/01/11 – 12/01/11, so you have a little over a month to get your design completed. Get cracking and good luck.
Enter the contest at the Scooby-Doo Create a Monster Contest Page or by clicking this very large image…
Oh and if you win, make sure to take me with you.
Shout! Factory is having a contest where they are giving out 31 DVD treats to one lucky winner in their Factory’s 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN.
The prize in an instant movie library that includes:
Aahhh!! Real Monsters Season One DVD (1)
Audition DVD & BD (2,3)
Cannibal Girls DVD (4)
Casper The Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection 1945-1963 DVD(5)
Dark and Stormy Night DVD (6)
Dead Cert DVD & BD (7,8)
Exclusive-to-ShoutFactory.com Slumber Party Massacre Pillowcase (9)
Forbidden World DVD & BD (10, 11)
Galaxy of Terror DVD & BD (12, 13)
Halloween Classics CD (14)
Humanoids From The Deep DVD & BD (15, 16)
Killer Double Feature (Visiting Hours / Bad Dreams) DVD (17)
Kingdom Of The Spiders DVD (18)
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Presents Manos: The Hands of Fate DVD (19)
Piranha DVD & BD (20,21)
Psycho Legacy DVD (22)
The Evil / Twice Dead [Double Feature] DVD (23)
The Lost Skeleton Returns Again DVD (24)
The Slumber Party Massacre Collection DVD (25)
The Stepfather DVD & BD (26, 27)
The Terror Within / Dead Space [Double Feature] DVD (28)
Trailers From Hell: Vol. 2 DVD (29)
Up From The Depths / Demon Of Paradise [Double Feature] DVD (30)
Vampires, Mummies And Monsters Collection (Timewalker, Grotesque, Velvet Vampire, Lady Frankenstien) DVD (31)
Estimated retail value: $650+
One entry per person. The winner will be drawn at random. Contest open to residents of the 48 contiguous states. Must be 18 or older to enter.
The contest ends on 10/31/11, so make sure to get those entries in before the end of the month.
Wow. Get ready to lose about 30 minutes of your day. Thanks to Hopewell Studios’s Richard Sargent for this incredible illustration of…well, just a massive amount of robots and automatons and androids and sentient mechanical constructs! In fact if you follow that link above you can see the artwork in it’s original size and they are also having a contest:
“Win a signed poster print of Richard’s ‘Where’s WALL-E?’ art! How many characters can you identify? Use the guide picture to name as many as you can. The most correct answers will win a poster. Answers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for entries 31st August 2011. Entries will be judged by name and origin of each character; in the event of a tie a winner will be chosen at random.”
A big thanks to Comics Alliance as well for giving us the heads up on this.