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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!

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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.

If It Walks Like A Duck And Talks Like A Duck [VIDEO]

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VFoC’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest

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You know, we at Van Full of Candy have been doing a lot of talking AT you. You come by and you listen to our nonsensical views on trivial things and then you go away. Sure, it’s a good system, but we want more, and we know that deep down in a place that you might not even know exists, you NEED more too. We need to reach out, to touch one another with hands that, though strangers, instinctively know exactly where to go and what to do, like the rest of our lives has just been preparation for this one, invigorating moment… And write Haikus about Vans…

So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re rolling open that big, loud side door, and letting you in to Van Full of Candy’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest! You know how the ancient Japanese art of lazy poetry goes, right? Three lines, five syllables in the first, seven in the second and five again for the third. As per example:

Van, you are my world
Rolling one room apartment
Filled with tasty, Yum

Genius, I know, but don’t be discouraged, give it a try! Here’s all the details, right below here, after this line, right under it, well, right under the line that’s under this line now. You know what, why don’t I just get to it…

Van Full of Candy’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest Guidelines
Inspiration: Van
Medium: Haiku

Haiku submission deadline: 11:59 pm, April 10th.
There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.

Monday April 11th, we will select our favorite 5 finalists and you, the Van loving public will vote on the winner. Voting will close at 11:59 pm, April 17th.

Prize: The winner’s brilliant Haiku will adorn our facebook page, under “About” and on our WordPress tagline. The winner will also receive, should they trust us with their mailing address, a Van styled box filled with various, random candies, sent to their door through the United States Postal Service! Shit yeah that’s what I said!

To Enter: Just Click Here to go to our Facebook page (and while you’re there, why not go ahead and “Like” us if you haven’t already) go to our discussions and submit your Haikus to the “2011 Van Haiku Contest” thread.

Tell your friends, tell your family, come one come all. We’ve been writing our asses off for months for your enjoyment, now it’s your turn! We’ve showed you ours, now it’s time for you to show us yours.

And if you wanna, click HERE to donate to the Tsunami Releif fund. Since we’re using their poem style, I suppose it’s the least we could do…

VFoC's 2011 Van Haiku Contest

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You know, we at Van Full of Candy have been doing a lot of talking AT you. You come by and you listen to our nonsensical views on trivial things and then you go away. Sure, it’s a good system, but we want more, and we know that deep down in a place that you might not even know exists, you NEED more too. We need to reach out, to touch one another with hands that, though strangers, instinctively know exactly where to go and what to do, like the rest of our lives has just been preparation for this one, invigorating moment… And write Haikus about Vans…

So that’s what we’re going to do. We’re rolling open that big, loud side door, and letting you in to Van Full of Candy’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest! You know how the ancient Japanese art of lazy poetry goes, right? Three lines, five syllables in the first, seven in the second and five again for the third. As per example:

Van, you are my world
Rolling one room apartment
Filled with tasty, Yum

Genius, I know, but don’t be discouraged, give it a try! Here’s all the details, right below here, after this line, right under it, well, right under the line that’s under this line now. You know what, why don’t I just get to it…

Van Full of Candy’s 2011 Van Haiku Contest Guidelines
Inspiration: Van
Medium: Haiku

Haiku submission deadline: 11:59 pm, April 10th.
There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.

Monday April 11th, we will select our favorite 5 finalists and you, the Van loving public will vote on the winner. Voting will close at 11:59 pm, April 17th.

Prize: The winner’s brilliant Haiku will adorn our facebook page, under “About” and on our WordPress tagline. The winner will also receive, should they trust us with their mailing address, a Van styled box filled with various, random candies, sent to their door through the United States Postal Service! Shit yeah that’s what I said!

To Enter: Just Click Here to go to our Facebook page (and while you’re there, why not go ahead and “Like” us if you haven’t already) go to our discussions and submit your Haikus to the “2011 Van Haiku Contest” thread.

Tell your friends, tell your family, come one come all. We’ve been writing our asses off for months for your enjoyment, now it’s your turn! We’ve showed you ours, now it’s time for you to show us yours.

And if you wanna, click HERE to donate to the Tsunami Releif fund. Since we’re using their poem style, I suppose it’s the least we could do…