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July 21, 2009

bookofjoe Contest: Name something that vibrates that once didn't


Yes, finally.

Judie Lipsett, doyenne of Gear Diary, a long time ago told me readers love contests.

I believed her but as usual did nothing about it.

Until today.


The winner of this contest will be the person who, in my opinion, submits the most amusing entry.

Remember, this is a G-Rated/Disney-Approved website so if it can't meet that standard, I may love it but you won't win.

This is just the first of what will be an ongoing series of contests open only to bookofjoe readers, the salt of the earth.

The winner, to be announced at this time next week, gets 10 (ten) Caramel Apple Tootsie Pops (above and below), in a 9" x 12" manila envelope personally addressed by me to you, the whole shebang delivered via first class U.S. mail with the "Forever" stamps personally stuck on by me (true, you won't be able to do a DNA analysis on my saliva 'cause you don't have to lick these self-adhesive stamps but my prints will be all over the envelope and contents if you're the forensic type).


I'll prolly also throw in some interesting odds and ends that will amaze and delight.

I'm excited — are you?

To get you warmed up, here are three things that vibrate that once didn't:

• Toothbrushes

• Mascara

• Gillette razors


I'll also post the ones that didn't win.

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Nuclear Reactors

Posted by: Virginia | Jul 26, 2009 1:44:33 AM

Teething rings for babies: http://www.amazon.com/LeapFrog-Baby-Lilypad-Vibrating-Teether/dp/B000M52H1I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1248454562&sr=1-2

Teddy Bears: http://www.amazon.com/Vibrating-Bear/dp/B0018Z01LO/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1248454802&sr=1-14

Fishing lures: http://www.amazon.com/Kinami-Rattling-Vibrating-Crank-Bait/dp/B001D3KUR6/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1248454827&sr=1-34

Posted by: Alaska Joe | Jul 24, 2009 1:02:14 PM


Posted by: Virginia | Jul 23, 2009 1:44:50 PM

A brand new Honda

Posted by: JohnM | Jul 22, 2009 3:50:10 PM

vibrating lollipops


Posted by: bnug | Jul 22, 2009 2:44:24 PM


Posted by: Virginia | Jul 22, 2009 12:47:03 PM


Posted by: Virginia | Jul 22, 2009 12:38:39 PM

I can still get in on the contest YAY!!! Windshield wipers vibrate now, to break up the ice that gets stuck on them in the winter.

That's all I've got for now.

Posted by: BubbleGirl | Jul 22, 2009 10:35:43 AM


Posted by: John Englert | Jul 22, 2009 10:26:56 AM

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Posted by: Fritz | Jul 22, 2009 10:23:37 AM

I say Joe that you must, absolutely MUST have more contests. I'm having such fun reading these replies. I particularly love unapologetic Jen and her Michael J. Fox entry and Nikolas' is superb. Who would have thought a DC neighborhood... As for Bev, should any of those caramel pops come your way, may I please have one? Still haven't had the pleasure.

Posted by: Milena | Jul 22, 2009 10:21:52 AM

My patient's sigmoid colon, before the 'misplaced' vibrator was surgically removed.

Posted by: lewildbeast | Jul 22, 2009 9:57:44 AM

my left leg on occasion.

Usually it's just the iphone 'ringing' in my pocket, but I've been getting phantom vibrations even when the phone's not in my pocket. I go to answer it and it's not in my pocket. weird.

Posted by: marshall | Jul 22, 2009 9:36:29 AM

Toothbrushes and the Ocean...


Posted by: gina | Jul 22, 2009 9:07:07 AM

My heart, happily, at last, in love.

Posted by: tamra | Jul 22, 2009 3:46:21 AM

In the spirit of the quest:

Crystals at the center of a Bulova Accutron watch - vibrate at a specific frequency, which is used to keep accurate time.

Atoms of Cesium, irradiated with microwaves, vibrate at a specific frequency, which is at the heart of one type of atomic clock.

My brain occasionally puts out neural oscillations known as alpha waves. I like them. A lot.

I'm certain that Schrödinger's cat vibrated, or not.

Posted by: Matt Penning | Jul 21, 2009 11:54:31 PM

Tween girls, once you give them tickets to see the Jonas brothers.

I know I did when I had Duran Duran tickets.

*That* should be Disney approved.

Posted by: Randee | Jul 21, 2009 11:22:37 PM

Almost any flat surface - windows, tables, walls...(K-box, Soundbug, etc.).

Posted by: andrew | Jul 21, 2009 11:20:23 PM

I'm not much of a contesty type so I won't enter.
However, I feel I must say, as a salt of the earth bookofjoe reader, that I am appalled that you would dangle this wildly addictive confection under the noses of some innocent, vulnerable contestants (there must be SOME) just for a fleeting moment or two of amusement. Redeem yourself and just send the wretched Caramel Apple Tootsie Pops to me, for I am already seduced by the romance of malleable caramel and unyielding apple! If you won't cooperate, then, Potential Contest Winner, listen to me: Pass the ruinous suckers on to this wreckage and save yourself!

(Make that twenty Caramel Apples, while you're at it, Contestmeister.)

Posted by: Flautist | Jul 21, 2009 10:58:32 PM

Also, pillows


Posted by: Kieran | Jul 21, 2009 10:50:33 PM



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Posted by: Virginia | Jul 21, 2009 9:44:37 PM

Dog collars

Posted by: Virginia | Jul 21, 2009 9:41:41 PM

Check out

Posted by: Virginia | Jul 21, 2009 9:35:08 PM

Huge Loops of Hot Gas -- http://www.unisci.com/stories/20022/0614021.htm

Oh wait, those always vibrated; we just didn't know about it.

How about video game controllers?

Wait, maybe those also always vibrated, but we didn't know it either.

Oh, I know! Jesus! -- http://www.godsdirectcontact.com/relatedtopics/vibration.html
He DEFINITELY didn't vibrate when I was a kid.

Posted by: Tara | Jul 21, 2009 9:00:05 PM

Thanks to "Surround Sound," theatres vibrate!

Posted by: Rob O. | Jul 21, 2009 8:26:06 PM

My neighborhood about 40 years ago.

You see there is a faint vibration that I feel every once in awhile when I sit outside of my house. Its not an minor earthquake, rather it is a Metrorail train rumbling down the subway tracks dozens of feet below ground. 40 years ago the Metro didn't exist in Washington, DC, and now it does.

Posted by: Nikolas Schiller | Jul 21, 2009 8:07:24 PM


Posted by: Rob O. | Jul 21, 2009 7:54:38 PM

OK, this is terrible, but I'm unapologetic.

Michael J. Fox.

Posted by: Jen | Jul 21, 2009 6:37:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOMiowrff0Y tables never use to vibrate...watching this made my scalp go funny. ok. I'm done.

Posted by: jo | Jul 21, 2009 6:17:06 PM

Brooms :)


Posted by: Jeska | Jul 21, 2009 6:10:42 PM

Our refrigerator

Posted by: DavidF | Jul 21, 2009 5:59:43 PM

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/05/18/vibrating_knickers/ my provisional entry, lol!! x

Posted by: jo | Jul 21, 2009 5:59:03 PM

can we post more than one?

Posted by: jo | Jul 21, 2009 5:52:30 PM

ooooh! how exciting!! ummm....

Posted by: jo | Jul 21, 2009 5:51:59 PM

Brooms!!!! At least Harry Potters broom. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvK9Prd57Q0

Posted by: Virginia | Jul 21, 2009 5:49:58 PM

Pardon me ahead on this entry:

Old people!

Posted by: Joe Peach | Jul 21, 2009 4:59:41 PM

I DO love tootsie pops.

Okay, here's my entry: telephones. Look in your pocket for an example.

Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 21, 2009 4:31:58 PM

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