The Most Awesome GiveAway Ever

by Lori Dwyer on July 13, 2012 · 46 comments

“How long was I gone?”
“Hundred and forty-seven days yesterday. Uh … hundred and forty-eight today. ‘Cept today doesn’t count, does it? How long was it for you … where you were?”

Buffy and Spike on Buffy’s return from what they thought was Hell, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

Picture not related- yet. Stick with me here.
If you’ve read this blog for long enough you’ll know that there isn’t a quote I don’t love. (And if you haven’t read this blog for long and you’re just here because you heard I’m giving away a huge arse tv…. welcome.) Genre is irrelevant. I don’t discriminate between song lyrics, TV series, movies, books or people actually speaking In Real Life (the novelty!).
Quotes effect me. Even those that are deep fried in cheese and corn and pull at your heart stings like a Huggies commercial. And I admit that with much sheepishness- I am one of those people who feel all inspired by declarations of love, bravery, independence and sprit.

“My name is Merida, first born of this clan, and I choose to fight for my own hand in marriage!”
From Pixar’s Brave. To be said with a thick Scottish accent, preferably while dressed like this.
The more obscure the quote, the harder I dig it. If you know what I mean when I say “Damn you, loch ness monster, you ain’t getting no tree fiddy!” or “He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy”, then we’d probably be good mates.
We know I love this one from The Crow. Jerry Maguire is the undisputed champion of repeatable movie quotes– it’s unfortunate that mentioning Tom Cruise has become a one way ticket to people thinking you might be a bit weird, because that’s somewhat dulled the movies appeal. Forget “You had me at hello”, or even Show me the money!, the best scene from Jerry McGuire takes much of its power from it’s inherent silence- My favorite aunt is hearing impaired.”
“Who cares what she looks like? All she knows how to do is walk on her hands.”
Bette Midler, shrunken, in Beaches.

I grew up feeding my post–punk, mid–grunge, pre–emo social self on movies like Clerks, Dogma (“You knew Christ?” “Knew him?! Brother owes me twelve bucks!!”) and Empire Records, (“What’s with today, today?”) which remains my undisputed favorite movie of all time (“Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior”).
“Love… it’s a gift, Alex not an obligation.”
 From sappy mid–90′s rom com Fools Rush In, featuring that guy who we only know as Chandler Bing. (Or “Chanandler Bong”, as the case may be).

I think we see we’re I’m going with this, yes? You want to win this mind–blowingly awesome prize (we’ve come a long way from the Crappest GiveAway Ever) I want to know your favorite quote, be it from literature, song, stage or digital AV entertainment (that’s a fancy way of saying ‘TV and movies’).
Win this… I know.
What exactly are we playing for? Well. It’s a 119cm LG cinema 3D Smart TV. When I say 3D, I mean 3D– you just hit the 3D button and whatever you happen to be watching pops out of the screen (glasses included, obviously). The smart remote works like a Wii controller- you wave it around to move the little arrow on the screen- and the TV connects to the Net and to your PC. You can check out the fun the kidlets and I had with it on YouTube.
I know. Coolest thing ever.
Here’s the fine print.
Each person is entitled to one entry. For an entry to be valid, you must leave a comment on this post with the details of your entry. That comment MUST be accompanied by a valid email address– all entries without an email address will be disqualified. (If you’re on Blogger, make sure you’re logged in then click this link to set your email address to reply-able.)
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To enter, let me know your favorite quote. You can simply write the quote into the comment box if you wish– but that may not help you win. 
Bonus consideration will be given for YouTube, audio or other links. 
Super bonus consideration will be given to those who get creative– artwork, home made YouTube clips, photos, poetry, etc all make me smile. Feel free to upload your entry to whatever media (your own blog, Flickr, YouTube, BookFace, IG, wherever) you prefer and leave me a link with your comment so I can check it out. 
Alternatively, if you don’t have a platform to upload to, feel free to email me your submission (in doing so you give permission for me to upload it to and promote it through the social media channels of my choosing).
The entry the amuses, confuses, bemuses or otherwise entertains me the most wins. I reserve the right to illicit the opinions of others while making this choice. My decision is final and no discussion or bitching of any kind will be entered into.
This one’s open to Australian residents only.
Entries open Friday 13th July and close midnight (AEST) on Friday 27th July- you’ve got two weeks to impress me.

The winner will be announced via RRSAHM’s FaceBook page and Twitter feed, and probably in the newsletter as well. Winners will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond to that email with their postal address, or the prize will be redrawn.

And your time starts… now. Do try not to maim the other competitors in the rush, please.

“If you lived here, you’d be home now.”
Girl, Interrupted.

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