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July 25, 2007


About a month ago (June 27th to be exact), at 8:38 in the a to the m on a Wednesday morning, I received the following via e-mail…

Congratulations! You’ve won the “If I Were a Toughbook Which One Would I Be?” contest. We will be sending you a Panasonic 42″ plasma TV.

Sheila, The Awesome Panasonic Lady (name changed)

You can imagine my surprise. Even better, you can imagine the barbaric yawp that filled our house at the news. And that was just Running Antelope’s hollering!

The contest mentioned above was a promotion that Panasonic ran at the CMP Solution Provider show in San Diego, in March earlier this year. I briefly gave the very briefest of brief mentions about it in a post about the show way back then.

Then, I got this sinking feeling that maybe this was a horrible joke. That Amy “Mastermind” Luby or Dave “Mr. October” Sobel were behind some kind of nefarious prank.

Lucky for me, it turned out to be the real deal.

And so today, again on a Wednesday, I got this via e-mail…

The following items have been shipped:

Items Ordered

Product Description





This was the first time I learned the model number, so I had to roll out and check me some specs. Then create a graphic for Running Antelope to visualize the difference in screen size…

lcd versus plasma. with switchblades!

And find a suitable pic, of course…


This will be a nice step up from the 30” Olevia LT30HV LCD that’s the primary set now.

olevia. a gamble that paid big dividends

Truth be told, I never expected all that much from the Olevia, but it’s performed like a champ. Now if I can just convince Running Antelope to let me put the Olevia at the office…

|| posted by chris under freebie, hardware, media, more cowbell, tech hand, thumbs up || comments (2) || ||


  1. Creative writing champion again. Damn you…

    comment by Amy Babinchak — July 26, 2007 @ 8:11 am

  2. At long last…

    Having an MFA rewards me with something other than the disdain of 99.99% of the rest of humankind.

    comment by chris — July 26, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

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