Winners of the INCEPTION contest announced!

by Eric Melin on July 8, 2010

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As usual, the Scene-Stealers Army didn’t disappoint. We had a contest to win passes to see INCEPTION this coming Monday night and we asked our readers to answer this question:

If you had the ability to plant an idea in someone’s dreams, what would the idea be and who would you ‘incept’ the idea into?

We got tons of great responses, but we could only pick 20 sitegoers to win. Thanks to everyone who entered!

prize1.jpgOur grand prize winner is Hawley Shoffner of Lawrence, KS, who had–frankly–the most bizarre entry of the bunch. I don’t quite know what to make of it, which is why she not only wins passes to the movie, but 2 T-shirts, a tattoo (with the QR code that can be scanned and takes you to mind-crime game), a laptop cling, and mini USB drive (pictured below).

Her winning entry:

“If I had the ability to plant an idea into someone’s dreams, I would implant the idea that there are other women in the world besides my mother to Jeff Probst, host of television show Survivor. Jeff and my mother dated on and off through high school and college (they were even engaged), and even now, after my mother has been married for years and has two children he STILL calls our house every once in awhile and shows old pictures of himself and my mother to Regis and Kelly. I know my mom’s cute and everything, but C’MON.”

Duane Buscher of Lawrence was clever enough to guess what a lot of other entrants would write (and he was right):

“Who: Everyone whose idea for this contest was to give Eric the idea that he should just give them free passes. That is just plain lazy. What: I would plant the idea that they should smoke something and come up with an original idea.”

But this entry won him tickets: “Who: Arnold Schwarzenegger. What: I would plant the idea in his head that he really is a machine sent from the future with a mission to prevent more Terminator movies from being made, oh and Transformers while he’s at it.”

Alan Nelis from Olathe, KS said: “Definitely would be Rush Limbaugh and would definitely would be to put the idea into his head that he digs men and that he must come out. Now THAT would be some good times!”

prize2.jpgAustin Ward from Lawrence made me laugh and cry: “I would incept the idea to pass laws declaring that every Monday of the week be declared a national day of relaxation and hangover recovery… because everyone likes a Sunday Funday. Also, all cellphones in the country must be destroyed and MSN messenger will become the new first form of communication. Lastly, every Thursday is declared national Batman day… because Batman is a badass. This is more than one idea inception, but clearly all three are worth it. And who would I incept this idea to? Sarah Palin of course… President Elect 2012.
…kidding ;)

Nathan Vallette from Mission, KS did too: “I’d plant the idea of retirement into M. Night Shyamalan.”

I love this idea from Cynthia Kirkpatrick in Kansas City, KS: “Every time you you open a book you would get transported into that world for a few hours before being transported back. I would give this to my nephew because he love to read and gets lost in the stories.”

Some, however, were dead serious:

“I would want Netanyahu to have dreams of peace in the Middle East, and to grant basic human rights to Palestinian citizens.”

inception poster“Reverse everything you have done. Obama.”

“I would plant the idea of a passion for world peace in President Obama.”

“I would plant an idea where a vehicle present day could run solely on 1 piece of fruit and oil in the car would be converted over to vegetable oil. My sister, mother or father would have this idea and then the next day wake up and have the skill and knowledge to do the conversion and obtain a nobel prize.”

“I would mess with major drug dealers. I would give them a dream that they themselves are strung-out junkies and surrounded by everyone they’ve turned into a junkie: where they are all trying to claw at them to get more drugs.”

“It would be a cure for cancer and I would incept the idea to my Oncologist.”

Finally, an appeal to my vanity: “I would go into the mind of anybody in KISS and plant the idea of having them take The Dead Girls on the road with them!!! Or maybe Cheap Trick using the same idea!!!”

Yes, sometimes that works too.

Thank you to everybody who sent in inception ideas! We love giving away cool prizes and we really love when you all make such an effort to win them. You are the best!

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tony July 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

The winning entry was a diss of Jeff Probst. Cute way to name drop but that was an odd entry let alone grand prize.

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2 Tony July 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

The winning entry was a diss of Jeff Probst. Cute way to name drop but that was an odd entry let alone grand prize.

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3 Tony July 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm

The winning entry was a diss of Jeff Probst. Cute way to name drop but that was an odd entry let alone grand prize.

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4 Eric Melin July 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hey man, it was just too bizarre and unique from the rest that I had to award it…and apparently its true, which makes it even weirder. I quote from Hawley: “That dude is a pest.”

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5 Eric Melin July 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hey man, it was just too bizarre and unique from the rest that I had to award it…and apparently its true, which makes it even weirder. I quote from Hawley: “That dude is a pest.”

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6 Eric Melin July 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Hey man, it was just too bizarre and unique from the rest that I had to award it…and apparently its true, which makes it even weirder. I quote from Hawley: “That dude is a pest.”

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