Win Free Artwork Here, Part III: Night of the Lipoproteins

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Win Free Artwork Here, Part III: Night of the Lipoproteins

Postby Howard Tayler on Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:39 am

For your amusement, I'll keep all the original text around, though:

And now, for the THIRD ANNUAL "guess Howard's cholesterol" contest...

THE PRIZE: A free inked drawing on 5"x8" Bristol Board of a Schlock Mercenary character of your choice.

TO WIN: You must guess my serum cholesterol level, as measured by a third-party. You must be willing to provide me with a mailing address or PO BOX in order to collect your prize. The winner will be announced THIS FRIDAY...

TO PLAY: You must be registered with KeenSpot Forums. You must then post one and only one guess in this thread. Registering multiple nicks to log multiple guesses is cheating, and disqualifies you.

You must not pick a number that's been picked already, and if you do (don't be careless!) and that number was the winner, the first person who picked that number wins. If two guesses are equidistant from the correct number (like if 575 and 577 were guesses, and by some curse of cholesterol-generating voodooI come in at 576) then the LOW guess wins.

2002's winner guessed 256 against a measured value of 258. 2003's winninng number was 243.

During my fitness appraisal this morning I clocked in at 177lbs and 30% body fat. In the last three weeks I've been eating low-carb style, but with veggies and more reasonable amounts of super-fatty stuff like bacon, chupaquesos than the last times I've done this diet. That said, I've had the Carl's Jr Low-Carb Six-Dollar Burger no fewer than four times in the last seven days. :-)

--Howard "carting 50 pounds of lard" Tayler

And here are the final results...

168 Bblalock
180 Heretica1
(191 -- the actual result! Nobody guessed it!!)
192 StrRedWolf - THE WINNER!!!
200 T'ren
205 Yellow 77a
206 Shazerah
207 Nrhysling
208 Lkw7
209 Haroldb
210 Horsewomann
211 Vorn_The_unsqueakable
212 AndyL
213 Fnord_2000
214 Jedit (DUPLICATE!!!)
214 Lothar Bot
215 Curly
216 Selgeron
217 Recursion
217 Jsha (DUPLICATE!!)
218 Darth Paradox
219 TPRJones
219 Rowyn (DUPLICATE!!)
220 Pi
221 PR
222 Kreely
223 SkyK
224 Bravo Zulu
225 Gleep
226 Sofis
227 Kazriko
228 RandyMyBro
229 Seamus
230 Mad Bomber
231 Rahl
232 Wolfger
233 JoseB
234 Rafilar
235 Samalander
236 Jnrain
237 Cookies
238 UFMike
239 Weredragon
240 Loxley
241 Richk
242 Simon Jester 2
243 Pumpkinpie
244 TVMan
245 KeithCurtis
246 Marcos
247 Scadada99
248 Mr. Erratic
249 Dusty
250 Medivh
251 Reatheran (DUPLICATE!!!)
251 Locus
252 Crimso
253 Lendorian
254 DeeT
255 Phocion
256 Jeremiah
257 Doc_ingProcedure
258 Scythefalcon
259 Gordotuba
260 UM
261 Siece^2
261 Rick (DUPLICATE!!)
262 SquareRoot
265 Random
270 Dexterace
271 MaskedMooCow
273 DevlinDupriest
275 FER
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Postby Loxley on Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:14 pm

240. And can we choose the content of the sketch? :)

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Postby Howard Tayler on Mon Jan 26, 2004 1:23 pm

Loxley wrote:240. And can we choose the content of the sketch? :)


Within reason, yes. You may not get what you want if you ask for something out-of-character, like "Jevee gets nekkid," "Tagon gets his Ph.d.," or "Schlock opts for the salad instead of the buffet."

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Postby jeremiahsmith on Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:55 pm

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Postby Pi on Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:04 pm


Even if I'm wrong, Howard always appreciates optimism.
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Postby kreely on Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:42 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of 222.

And miah, no need to eat more kreelies. You need more booceros in your diet.
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Postby Rafilar on Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:54 pm

234. Dunno why, just guessing.
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Postby Kazriko on Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:03 pm


Eh, why not.
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Postby Simon Jester v2.0 on Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:04 pm

242. Because it has 42 in it, of course. :)
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Postby Notlarryormoe on Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:30 pm

Who stopped payment on my reality check?
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Postby BBlalock on Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:42 pm

168, because it is a multiple of 42. (And I've got a good feeling about Howard's annual lipid lottery.)
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Postby Samalander on Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:11 pm

I guess...235

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Postby SkyK on Mon Jan 26, 2004 7:26 pm

223 (insert "favorite caliber" joke here) :P
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Postby Locus Cosecant on Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:15 pm

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Postby Seamus on Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:18 pm


<Insert clever comment here>
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Postby Mr Erratic on Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:30 pm

Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
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my guess

Postby bravo_zulu on Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:39 pm


good luck. think healthy ...
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Postby unclemonster on Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:47 pm

260, though hoping it's lower.
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Postby STrRedWolf on Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:55 pm

Hmmm... Intersting...
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Postby Darth Paradox on Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:56 pm

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guess howard's cholesterol

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Postby Dark_Tiger on Mon Jan 26, 2004 10:31 pm

The Dark Tiger returneth!
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Postby RandyTayler on Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:19 pm

228 -- following the down-by-15-each-year pattern.

(Did I do my math right? If not, then I choose 228 because... um.... I'm 29, and 2 plus 9 is 11, and 11 twice is 22, and 2 to the 2 to the 2 is 8.)
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