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NEW Turnip contest entry needs votes, $5000 at stake!

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by helen41, Dec 1, 2010.

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Did you vote for the Turnip Neti Video?

  1. Yes

    33 vote(s)
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  2. No

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    2.9%
  1. Tuha

    Tuha Senior Member

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    Where are the results? I think I need to hear something positive after all contamination stuffs during the last days. ok, some more hours
  2. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    We will know tonight at 11:59 PST.
  3. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Well that is exciting

    :D:D:D:D:D
  4. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    :) I'm crossing my fingers! It would be really helpful, that's for sure.

    Do they have to use the video's that they pick for something official?
  5. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    Just checked the videos in the top 5 spots based on no. of votes. "Believe" and "Turnips are the two most creative, but "Believe" doesn't have many comments. Based on the judging criteria, my prediction is: "Turnips" is going to win big!!!
  6. helen41

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    Another twist to this is that on their page they have increased the prize money from $30,000 total (two contests at $15,000 each) to $50,000. I questioned that on their Facebook wall and got this response "Hi Helen, Initially NeilMed declared a total prize of $30,000. However, the response was really overwhelming and we decided to give away more money".
    There have been more questions since but no answer, so I guess we just have to wait another 11 hours..
  7. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    OMG <knuckle gnawing>
  8. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    I dunno...I was just riffing on how the Neilmed judges might be agonizing...and on how we PWTurnips seem to make so many people uncomfortable....:innocent1:
  9. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    when the video was submitted, they took all rights to it, so they can do whatever they like with any of the videos.
    Leela and Merry, you two should just carry on and provide the entertainment while we wait! Riff away!
  10. Merry

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    Oh dear. I'm worn out from waiting. And from reading about contamination.

    The stage is all yours, leela.
  11. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    "It's not just more time we need...It's more money! Look at those poor little turnips...It looks like they sold most of their clothes just to buy the NeilMed Neti pot! And do you see how stiffly they move? It looks like Post Exhertional Malaise, and yet still they soldier on, singing the glories of the Netipot...Heros, really, little tuberous heroes all."


    ETA: Okay I guess technically turnips are not tubers. In which case they could be called "radical" heros!
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    helen41 Senior Member

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  13. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Surely that's just what the judges are thinking, leela. Who couldn't adore and admire those turnips? They deserve $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

    Uh, until now I hadn't thought about the turnips not having clothes, or not many. Thanks for pointing this out. I like the turnip with the cap, the one that pushes the container of water to the Netipot, whining a little with the effort. Also that scene on the side of the sink is great: "Open your mouth." If only I could watch that video again. . . . this time with commentary by the director and select turnips.

    But off to bed now. Here's hoping for good news tomorrow.
  14. Dolphin

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    You obviously watch too much turnip porn where this is the normal amount of clothes worn. ;)
  15. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    i'm so sorry. I don't know what happened, but we are not posted as winners in the contest. None of the top 5 in either contest won. The only explanation I can come up wih is that they changed their own rules, since at least one of the winners entered only 24 hours before the end and had only 4 comments.

    here is the link http://www.neilmed.com/usa/vc_winners.php
  16. Cort

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    Darn! Too bad we didn't enter in the money. I guess we weren't the only disppointed ones, though. It was a great try you guys. I really appreciate the effort!
  17. Merry

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    Not the way to run a contest, NeilMed. NeilMed, your mother is a hamster.

    I'm sorry, Helen. Sorry, Cort.

    Nonetheless, I did have fun - enjoyed the comments and camaraderie - and I look forward to working with you all again on another project. Maybe a Chase contest in 2011?
  18. frenchtulip

    frenchtulip Senior Member

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    It was a very nice try! Thanks, Helen, and everyone! And I loved the Turnips video!
  19. leela

    leela Slow But Hopeful

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    Darn! I was sure the little turnips had won the hearts of all...Either way, a great video, helen, and lots of fun waiting it out with you all. It was *such* a lovely idea to divide the winnings amongst such worthy orgs. We'll find another way :)
    This disappointing news is at least somewhat abated by the good news Judy and Annette gave us yesterday, alluding to treatment options by next year. Let's cheer up our little turnip hearts with that hopeful prospect...
  20. Frank

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    This is weird, they said they would take views and votes into account..?? Better leave out the voting next time contest organisers!

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