Friday, July 25, 2014

The "One Man's Trash..." Anniversary Giveaway


It seems to be a recent San Diego Comic Con tradition that I don't even humor the idea of attending, and instead, I turn my attention to this blog in the attempt to lighten my load. Giving away so much stuff, all the odd little collectibles that have been piling up over the days and weeks and years. The idea that you can never have enough toys or comics or DVDs, well, it's a great one, but it's totally false. Limited space to store it all, limited time to enjoy those things, sometimes you exceed those limits and find yourself wondering how things got so bad. So yes, it's time to lighten my load.

That's good news for all of you, because it means that we're hosting the latest "One Man's Trash..." Free Giveaway. And this one is the big one. Celebrating a year of blogging, and a year of giving away my trash to other people. Some of you have been here before, but there may be a handful of new readers lurking that don't know the score. Let's quickly rehash the rules, shall we?

You don't have to follow the blog, but I'd definitely appreciate it if you did. There hasn't been a whole lot of content lately, but I'm hoping for that to change in the very near future. We're getting into my favorite time of year, already anticipating the leaves turning orange and rust, cooler nights and the howl of wolves in the distance, but maybe they're closer than you think. I'm totally getting off track, but the idea that Halloween is drawing near will do that to you.

So, anyway, there are two ways to enter this month's giveaway-- you can leave a comment below, something breezy and light, maybe having to do with your favorite episode of The Golden Girls or the time you rented Killer Instinct for the SNES and didn't return it for three weeks. The other way to enter is to send an email to itstrashculture[at]gmail.com. Simple enough, sure, and completing either of those things is all you need to do to maybe, possibly, win a box full of things. Incredible things, even though I never hesitate to refer to it all as trash.

You've got a week to enter; I'll randomly draw the winner's name next Friday, August 1st, and we'll work out the details from there. Best of luck to everyone, and thanks to all who took the time to check out the blog!


22 comments:

  1. Ya know I find it interesting you mention renting Killer Instinct. I tried for months to rent that at the local rental joint as a kid and it was ALWAYS either gone or being held for someone. I never did get to play that game.

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    1. Killer Instinct was huge at our old local arcade, Great Times. I own it now for the SNES, but man, am I terrible at it.

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  2. I see Panda Khan lurky in the back like a total creep. And yes I too got lost in the wonderment of Killer Instinct. Party on Party People!

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  3. Well, I dont have a favorite episode of Golden Girls so instead I will go with my favorite episode of WKRP in Cincinnati which is the episode where they drop live turkeys from a helicopter thinking that they could fly.Funny stuff.

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  4. He who dies with the most toys... still ends up on Hoarders.

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  5. One of my favorite Friday night activities was browsing the racks for that weekend's game rental. I don't know that I ever rented Killer Instinct, but I do remember picking out Street Fighter 2 a couple times. I used to love using Guile, with his funky hair and Sonic Boom.

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  6. Me and my buddy Freddy once did a 24 hr. ETERNAL Champions marathon on the Sega Genesis back in the day for some odd ball reason....neither one of us was good at it or even liked it lol.....We were more into Street Fighter than anything.

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    1. Eternal Champions was the shit, man. I remember renting that with a couple friends, and trying to figure out each level's "fatality". The best one was the Caveman's screen, where the T-Rex would eat the losing character.

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    2. Am waiting to see if this game will ever get remade for the modern era of video games along with Vector Man, Kid Chameleon and Toy Jam and Earl.

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  7. I think it's the one were Blanche got a yeast infection...

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    1. I'm pretty sure that's every episode.

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  8. I'm not entering the contest... I just want to tell you to keep up the awesome blog. You've become a good friend over the last year (plus a couple months) and I truly admire your writing style and the ease with which you make a joke or get a point across.

    Love. This. Blog!

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  9. There was that one episode where a stunt double did back flips for Betty White on the dance floor that had me rolling.

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  10. I never really played Killer Instict very much, but I did get all into this terrible game called Bio Freaks for the N64. Good times!

    Keep on blogging man! You write way more gooder than me and your posts always brighten my day and take me back in time.

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  11. Derek stole my comment. Just like he stole my Prince record.
    Seriously, though..... So glad to know you and looking forward to a long stretch of friendship.

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    1. Why would Derek steal your Prince album? I'm sure he has enough of his own lurking in his cave. What a heel.

      And yes, we're in this together for the long-haul.

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  12. First off, it feels like you have been blogging here for more than a year. I feel like it has been much longer. Secondly, I have a Killer Instinct soundtrack on CD that I listen to from time to time. It has music from the levels. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Orchid was my favorite character from that game and I would write female assassin fanfiction about her and Shadow from Eternal Champions. My goodness that was such a strange time. I'll have to see if I can find the covers I drew for those stories. It's all so funny. Anyways, I hope you are doing well. And congratulations on the year mark! I am beyond happy to know you.

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  13. Huge fan of monster movies and sci-fi, have been ever since my dad gave me some of his old famous monsters of filmland mags, been hooked ever since. Thanks for the cool contest, the blog and the fun tweets. Always in the mood to talk about this stuff, it's been a big part of my life for so long you know, plus I grew up in the 90s, so I haven't let any of that stuff go yet either. @Andrew_Mac617

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  14. I never got into Killer Instinct. It was too "Image Comics" for me (no, I don't really know what that means, either). It was Justice League Task Force that nearly got my Hy-Vee Video card revoked.

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  15. Oh my god what a package :D Can I see Mario and Luigi there? :o :D Love them haha. My boyfriend would fall in love with theses creatures :) Hooope I win :P

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  16. I never rented Killer Instinct as I was too busy hoarding the rental of Chrono Trigger and Super Mario RPG. Such great games. *sigh*

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    1. Both are -amazing- games, along with Secrets of Mana and Earthbound. The SNES had no shortage of incredible RPGs.

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