Contest

VFoC Video — "High 5"

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Hey, remember that thing last Saturday that I was bugging you with regular updates on for like, 14 hours? Of course not, you don’t pay attention to us on the weekends. Well here’s that thing. Our entry into The Sacramento Comedy Spot‘s 14 Hour Comedy Challenge!

Saturday morning at 8 am we received a video with 4 not at all specific criteria, they were:

  • “You have to have a recognizable quote from a U.S. President.”
  • “There has to be a high five someplace in the video.”
  • “One character has to be wearing a baseball hat.”
  • “At some point during your sketch there has to be a double face palm.”

We wrote, recorded and edited our entry throughout that day and at 9:54 pm we e-mailed our entry.

See if you can spot all four of our criteria being met!

And if you’re in the Sacramento area, you should get to the aforementioned Comedy Spot on Friday, February 10th to vote for our video. We could win things. Maybe even stuff!

Either way, please enjoy “High 5”, we had a lot of fun making it.

 

VFoC 2011 Van Haiku Prizeocalypse!

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Hey! Remember the Haiku contest? Oh, those were the days, we were all so young.

Well, for those that don’t and don’t care enough to look through the archives to find it. We had a contest in which participants submitted their best Van themed Haiku. And after weeks of heated competition and literally ten of entries, on April 11th, we crowned Debapom Saha’s stirring #FriendsForever, the winner of the Van Full of Candy 2011 Van Haiku Contest!

And there was much celebration. Promises were made. We inserted Debapom’s winning Haiku into all of our web presences, our home page, our twitterer our book of faces, et al, etc, chicka boom. Of course we also promised a candy prize to both him and either of the runners ups who felt comfortable giving us their addresses.

Well, finally after months of deliberation and careful, painstaking sifting through the back of our van in search of candies not already open and half eaten we found the least sticky and mysterious of our stock, boxed it up and sent it through the United States Postal Service to Debapom Saha and runner up Scott Petty.

Yesterday, they arrived.

Crammed tightly inside a medium sized Priority Mail flat rate box and addressed to Debapom was THIS diabetes grenade:

The grand prize winner's haul!
The grand prize winner's haul!

 So delicious, it pained me to send it all away, but a promise is a promise… And two days later…

A gracious winner after our own heart...
A gracious winner after our own heart...

Recognising exactly what he had on his hands; a candy van started kit, it seemed Debapom had fully embraced his new life’s path…

Uh-huh... Thou doth protest too much...
Uh-huh... Thou doth protest too much...

A wink is as good as a nod to a blind man Debapom…

Meanwhile, almost simultaneously, runner up Scott Petty received his prize…

That's right ladies, come 'n get me!
That's right ladies, come 'n get me!

 … and immediately put one half of the team what rewarded him, in mortal danger of having all of his beautiful lady fans send him sexy packages full of sexyness and yum. Then upon tearing open his consolation prize what to his wondering eyes did appear?

Yea verily! Have at thee dental work!
Yea verily! Have at thee dental work!

But the God of Thunder with an extendable throat full of Odin’s Treats and a seemingly endless supply of Asgardian Power Rectangle refills!

And our promise was fulfilled. Sure, it took a little while, but we made it happen, because we at Van Full of Candy are as good as our word!

We’re looking forward to putting together another ridiculous contest in the possibly near future. What it’ll be, we have no idea, but we’ll take any excuse to interact with you, our loyal fans. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to drop us a line, either here, or facebook or twitter, where ever you find us.

Anyway, thanks again for your participation and your patience Debapom and Scott and thanks to everybody for reading and watching, we really do appreciate it. Things are just going to continue to get bigger and better, so stick around and tell everyone you meet!

The Van’s a comin’! And we’re bringin’ Candy with us! Ya hear me!? We’re bringin’ Candy with us!

Trans Am [VIDEO]

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Idiot #1: How do you like my new hair cut Moron #2?

Moron #2: That is quite a finely cut set of hairs Idiot #1. I would go so far as to call that haircut “awesome”.

Us: Hey idiot. Lookie here moron. You’re wrong; shut the fuck up.

Has this kind of thing happened to you? Are you tired of stupid people who don’t understand what words are ruining perfectly descriptive language with banality and wrong headed fucktarditude?

Well fret no longer friend, because Van Full of Candy has the answer. Introducing: “Trans-Am”. The ultimate human expression of appreciation and excitement. Wanna learn how? Well please enjoy our finely crafted presentation below.

If you have any further questions on how you should more properly express yourself in conversation, just ask and we’ll be more than happy to tell you exactly how you’re doing it wrong, and set you back on the right path: the “Trans-Am” path!

Wink, thumbs up, freeze frame!

The Official VFoC Music Video (Sorta) In The Works!

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Oh god, we’re ruined!

Let me explain…

Tally Hall's new album "Good & Evil", avaliable now!
Tally Hall's new album "Good & Evil", avaliable now!

I’m (Jesse) a huge fan of Tally Hall (going to see them at the Troubadour, August 2nd, let me know if you’ll be there, we can hang, maybe become besties and braid each other’s hair…) a difficult to categorize and describe indy band out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. I found them a couple years ago quite by accident, as almost all good musical finds happen. A couple weeks ago I pre-ordered their new album “Good & Evil” (released yesterday and available on iTunes and at Quack Media. After getting a link in my e-mail to check out the free streaming preview of the new album, I discovered another link, promoting Tally Hall writing and recording your own personal theme song. I was ecstatic, and as such, did not read very clearly the entire sentence. I assumed that all pre-order customers had been selected to receive a customized theme song from my new favorite band.

Well, that was all I needed to hear. I ran out and bought (not rented, BOUGHT) hundreds of thousands of dozens of dollars worth of equipment, the type of equipment somehow didn’t seem to matter. I bought lights, cameras, rototillers, gas ranges, more lights, a retired soviet communications satellite, all to make what in my mind was going to be the single greatest music video in the history of musicalized videography! I realize now that this was probably incredibly dumb and made very little sense, but at the time it somehow sounded like the most rational thing in the world…

After re-reading the web page at the insistence of Jason, I discovered that I had in fact entirely misread almost all of what I thought as the only true fact in the world. In fact we were merely entering into a CONTEST to potentially, maybe possibly win a theme song… Perhaps… In theory…

Now, we can clearly see that this is more of a raffle than much of a contest. It seems we post the information on our twitter and or Facebook feeds, and that is likely meant to be that. But frankly, I’ve sunken several life’s savings into all of this hardware and am somehow three weeks into filming of our multi-dollar music video, despite having just learned of the possibility roughly 18 hours ago… So we figured, we might as well make our love of and adoration for Tally Hall known, hoping to somehow sway the hat that the collective entrant’s names will almost certainly be drawn from. Assuming that a hat can be cajoled, and given my proclivity for believing in things entirely impossible, I don’t see how this could possibly fail.

So check out  “Good & Evil” the new album from Tally Hall and tell ’em Van Full of Candy sent ya! Best case scenario, we end up with the most awesomest theme song that ever awesomed a theme. Worst case, we’ve potentially introduced the incredible sounds of Tally Hall to thousands of new, unsuspecting ears. Either way, worth our time.

And the winner IS!

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Thank you all so much for participating in our little contest experiment fun time jamboree. We had fun putting it on and we hope you had fun entering and voting. We want to do something like this again someday when we figure out what the hell it is we want to do.

But now, we have come to the end of Van Full of Candy’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest. We had a lot of really good entries and literally DOZENS of votes in determining the winner. And when the exhaust cleared and the candy was swept away we were left with one clear victor, with 15 votes, and 40.54% of the total vote…

@Here_Comes_Joy — Debapom Saha!

And his stirring, heart felt Haiku… #FriendsForever:

Ever since that day
You kidnapped my heart away
Friendship eternal

So touching, I just… Give me a second. What? No, I’m not crying, my eye just came.

So as promissed Debapom, we will be adding your winning Haiku to our many web presences for, I dunno, until we decide to change it I guess, and given how lazy we are, that could be quite some time still. In addition, as soon as we finish assembling it, and you feel like you can trust us with your mailing address, we’ll be shipping you a generous sized box of our favorite hand picked candies in something that we hope to shape somewhat vaguely like a van. We’ll see what the United States Postal Service will let us get away with… Either way, congratulations Debapom!

As for our runners up, second place Scott Petty and second second place Josias Regalito Valdez, if you feel safe in revealing your mailing addresses to two guys who identify themselves as “Van Full of Candy”, we would like to send you a very little something as well. I don’t know what, but don’t expect much. Oh, and don’t tell Jason, I just decided on this.

Anyway, thanks again for being a part of this whole thing. We really hope you enjoy what we do and keep coming back every day for a new piece of insanity. We hope to keep this going for as long as we can both stand it, and only make it bigger and better as we keep rolling along.

See you all tomorrow with what ever it is we decide to do. Until then, let’s do some donuts in the high school parking lot! Woooo!

VFoC's 2011 Van Haiku Contest Finalists!

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After two grueling weeks of intense poetring, we have our finalists! But a funny thing happened on the way to compiling our finalists. Originally we stated that we would pick our two 5 favorite Haiku and present them to you, the Van going public to vote upon and choose our winner. Then we took a look at the facebook discussion where all entrys were supposed to be submitted to be considered official for the purposes of this contest (read the very clearly laid out rules carefully you candy chewing poeteers) and we found we had a nice, round, ten entrants. Now, the total number of poems was slightly more as some submitted multiple micro bursts of genius, so we decided, take our favorite of the multiple entrants and make it a top ten list of finalists so that everyone who participated can have a chance to be voted on. Also that would drive twice as many participants worth of friends to the site! More people sucked into the whirling vortex of that opened Van door!

But this is, of course, about you…

We had some fantastic entrants and now it’s time for YOU, the viewer, to decide which shall be featured on our vasty many webbed sites and pagies scattered about the webscape, and perhaps more importantly, receive our hand picked, over stuffed van styled box of delicious candies!

So vote, tell your friends to vote, tell them to tell THEIR friends to vote. You gotta want it. Make us have to pay for a Poll Daddy annual membership because you vote too much! The fate of the 2011 VFoC Van Haiku Contest entrants are now in YOUR hands! DEMOCRACY!

(And before you say so, we understand that some might interpret Jess Frank’s Haiku as being less than 17 syllables, and an argument certainly can be made. But I prefer to read it with an over exagerated enunciation of the word “delicious”, which nearly eliminates it by having too MANY syllables, so it’s a grey area that we choose to allow. If you don’t like that, have your own Haiku contest…)

Voting will end exactly one (1) week from the posting of this poll, so, let’s say 11:30 am, April 18th. Aaaaand… Vote!

VFoC’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest Finalists!

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After two grueling weeks of intense poetring, we have our finalists! But a funny thing happened on the way to compiling our finalists. Originally we stated that we would pick our two 5 favorite Haiku and present them to you, the Van going public to vote upon and choose our winner. Then we took a look at the facebook discussion where all entrys were supposed to be submitted to be considered official for the purposes of this contest (read the very clearly laid out rules carefully you candy chewing poeteers) and we found we had a nice, round, ten entrants. Now, the total number of poems was slightly more as some submitted multiple micro bursts of genius, so we decided, take our favorite of the multiple entrants and make it a top ten list of finalists so that everyone who participated can have a chance to be voted on. Also that would drive twice as many participants worth of friends to the site! More people sucked into the whirling vortex of that opened Van door!

But this is, of course, about you…

We had some fantastic entrants and now it’s time for YOU, the viewer, to decide which shall be featured on our vasty many webbed sites and pagies scattered about the webscape, and perhaps more importantly, receive our hand picked, over stuffed van styled box of delicious candies!

So vote, tell your friends to vote, tell them to tell THEIR friends to vote. You gotta want it. Make us have to pay for a Poll Daddy annual membership because you vote too much! The fate of the 2011 VFoC Van Haiku Contest entrants are now in YOUR hands! DEMOCRACY!

(And before you say so, we understand that some might interpret Jess Frank’s Haiku as being less than 17 syllables, and an argument certainly can be made. But I prefer to read it with an over exagerated enunciation of the word “delicious”, which nearly eliminates it by having too MANY syllables, so it’s a grey area that we choose to allow. If you don’t like that, have your own Haiku contest…)

Voting will end exactly one (1) week from the posting of this poll, so, let’s say 11:30 am, April 18th. Aaaaand… Vote!