Asking A Favor ...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by SifuPhil, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    I've always been a monk, a one-man band, a loner, a lone-wolf, an outcast, whatever you want to call it.


    But now I find I have the need to ask others for help. And it's very humbling. So maybe this is just another one of those life lessons I seem to have to keep re-learning.

    I'm in a competition on another website to win a freelance writing contract worth $5,000 for about 20 hours worth of work. So far I seem to be in the upper bracket, but the winner will mainly be determined by popular vote.

    Now I'm not a social-media wiz - I don't have millions of friends on Facebook, I don't Twitter (although sometimes I Squeak) and I'm not your typical well-connected 'Net bunny.

    A typical Net bunny

    So I'm going to ask all of you, if you have a few spare minutes over the next week, until Friday February 1st, to vote for me in this competition. You can vote once a day but anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.

    The site is called (I know - that part of the story is coming up) and the link for the voting page is

    You have to register to vote on the site, top right corner (takes a minute, mainly painless, no money involved, no spamming) then you can scroll down the Voting page to #93 ("Philip") and cast your ballot.

    Oh, and you also have a chance of winning $500 for yourself, just for voting!

    KA-CHING !!!

    Not "bling" ... "Ka-Ching"!

    My name on the site, "Mr. Philstivus", is another of my AKAs for my comedy-writing work - in fact, my main website is - so don't be concerned that some weirdo named Philstivus killed off good ol' SifuPhil and is stealing his votes. Although that would probably make a great property for Quentin Tarentino ...

    The whole point of the contest is to elect a new CVO - a Chief Venting Officer. It's kind of a cheerleader with hairy legs (in my case, anyway) that evangelizes the website by creating funny videos, insane articles and generally being a massive Jerk about Werk-related topics, at which I am a past-Master. Because of course, the entire site is for ranting about your work.

    I'm sure most of you can relate.

    So there it is - I'm on my aging knees, head bowed, waiting for your decision: do you take my head (hey, that's better than me giving it!) or do you have the time and desire to help out a down-on-his-luck Tug Toner?

    Anything you can do I'd greatly appreciate, and I'll think of you all when I'm in San Tropez.
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  3. Charlay Atkins

    Charlay Atkins Samurai

    Consider it done Phil (y)
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  4. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Most excellent - thank you, sir! I swear I can smell the Ban de Soleil already! :sneaky:
  5. Charlay Atkins

    Charlay Atkins Samurai

    Vote has been cast. I did like the question when signing up. They might not like my reply though or they might.
    There is never any shame in asking for others to help sir. Always a pleasure, I accept cheques, bankers drafts or we can use paypal please let me know ........:D:sneaky:
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  6. TheWhiteTiger

    TheWhiteTiger Taoist Immortal

    Heading over there now Phil. If for no other reason than you put a picture of Bucky O'Hare in your post.

    I'd forgotten all about Bucky...
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  7. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    I think they have a pretty good sense of humor - hell, they're considering having ME write for them so they'd better!

    I'm glad you feel that way because I ...

    ... wait, what? Hey! They didn't tell about THIS part! :cry:

    Ah, thank you, Brother!

    Bucky is cool beans! Death to the Toad Empire! (y)
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  8. BHRobin

    BHRobin Disciple

    I've tried but it still hasn't sent me a confirmation e-mail. The site's rigged against you Phil! It's not HAL 9000, but it's up to GXH 36!
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  9. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    I was hoping it would be friendly and cute, like AlphaDog ...

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  10. Void_Karateka

    Void_Karateka Pauper Karateka

    Done and dusted matey, good luck! (y)
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  11. arron butler

    arron butler Fist of Fury

    With you all the way Mr Philstivus. Save me a hotel room in St
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  12. Ivor Godley

    Ivor Godley grasshopper

    done Mr. Philstivus!!
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  13. arron butler

    arron butler Fist of Fury

    Just voted for you Phil. Under Whites dragon, which is my name now on that site.
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  14. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    WOW! Thank you all!

    You guys probably blew out their servers with that concentrated attack. :sneaky:

    I hope y'all take the time while you're there to look at some of the rants - some great stories there. And I just thought last night it would be a great place to tell your war stories about McDojos. :jimlad:
  15. Dave76

    Dave76 Deheuol Gwyn Dragon

    Done. Was a bit odd though. Clicked on the link and for some reason the video stayed on top of the vote registration page???
    Didn't matter though, I took a stab at it and appear to have guessed correct what they were after.
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  16. I will vote.....because yu showed me the ass I have wanted my whole life....god damn!
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  17. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Thanks, Dave. They did have some problems with their coding before but they had fixed it the other day - I guess the gremlins got in there.

    Isn't that amazing?!? I would literally do ANYTHING to have that.

    ... I mean, to have access to that, to tap that, not to actually HAVE an ... oh, YOU know what I mean! :rolleyes:

    *back in monk mode*

    Thanks for the vote! (y)
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Admin Staff Member

    Added a link to the BlackBeltForums Facebook page too. Every little helps :)

    I'll try and comment on the Facebook post a few times to encourage more people to do it.
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  19. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Excellent! Thank you, sir!
  20. Kevin

    Kevin Admin Staff Member

    The first line of this thread makes me think of this:

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  21. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    LMAO! So much for "blood brothers"!:D

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