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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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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!

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

Posted on Updated on

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…