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3rd place...awesome.

Have fun on your trip.




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How do you know? I went to the Ripleys site and it just loads the 3 finalists forever but never shows the 1st 2nd and 3rd place winners..

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Worked for me.


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Whew,

I'm glad that's over, lol. My official result is 3rd! I win a trip for 2 to Panama Beach, Florida, $600 spending money, Dinner for 2 at a restaurant out there, VIP passes for the Ripley's Museum, and most importantly, I'll be in the Ripley's Book and Cartoon. Here's what happened:

I received a call on Thursday from Ripley's head office in Florida explaining they wanted to give me a heads up that the winner wasn't to be decided by the online vote alone. They said that the winner was to be decided by the panel and, amongst the panel, I was dead last of the 12.

I explained that I thought that a bit surprising since I had 40% of the vote. They said they'd wait and see.

Fast forward to today where the winners were announced: Carjumper (16% of the online vote) got first, Pogoboy (21% of the online vote) got second, and I (39% of the online vote) got third. When they called me today to tell me I won 3rd place, I replied, "Well, that's a far cry from 12th..." to which they said, 'Thank goodness for the voice of the public...'

That leads me to firmly believe that if it wasn't for all the support I received I wouldn't have gotten anything at all, so I'm happy with 3rd.

Obviously, a huuuuuuuge Thank You goes out to everyone who voted (many of you numerous times) and who took the time to throw me your thoughts, votes, and support. I'm really shocked at the number of people who e-mailed cheering me on. Even celebrities such as Daniel Negreanu, Swollen Members, and Penn and Teller joined the wagon; it was an awesome ride. Thank you everyone for taking me with you.

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Phooey. You're First here! A trip to El Segundo is in the works.
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Ahh... Panama City Beach!! The Redneck Riviera!! Sugar white sand and Club La Vela, the largest nightclub in the USA!! Bring your sunscreen and your party attitude!!

Way to go!!

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Awful. I am truly not happy and I wrote Ripley's to state my disgust.
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That's a crock of crap - even in America, democracy goes out the window. I intend to voice my disappointment to Ripleys over this - you should be first place.

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Congrats jamie, I voted for you everyday, as often as I could to be exact. Third place ain't bad, but you should've got first!

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On 2006-12-15 21:47, Doug Higley wrote:
Phooey. You're First here! A trip to El Segundo is in the works.


You could always just send me a Smilodon Fatalis instead. Or perhaps everyone here on the Café could contribute $1 and buy me the new Ducati SportClassic...

;)

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Jamie, and perhaps you could send all of us multi-voters one of your keepsakes to remind us daily of your true prowess....LOL

You won it hands down... This reminds me of a truly hilarious story...one of my dear friends who laid everything he had on the line ot open a centre for entrepreneurship, had run several successful businesses,etc etc etc, got beat out in an entrepreneur of the year contest by a "nun" who was a professor at a university. Still burns his butt to this day but it is a funny story.

Jamie, you will remain number one here with allthe fans who can appreciate a real talent..
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I am glad you placed in the top three, but you should have been first. I think it is silly to pretend they are going to let the public decide, and then turn around and do something else - congrats on your prize/recognition and being enshrined in the book/cartoon - that is the best of all!
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Congrats Jamie!

Wish you had been first though.

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I still don't understnd.you had the most votes and came in third?
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Lol,

Well, it did take place in Florida...

;)

jdg

p.s. I understand that a couple of people have e-mailed Ripleys (You guys down South take your votes seriously!) and I'm curious to see if they say anything. Regardless, thanx again everyone!
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What's the point of voting if they just decide themselves?

And moreover, if they didn't like your bottle in the first place, why was it placed in the Top 12?

Congratulations are in order anyway bud! That's an awesome little bottle you've got there.

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I agree that Jamie should have been first BUT first place money is in Canadian dollars. Isn't $1000 Canadian actually less than $600 US? LOL

I thin k the most important thing is the cartoon and the book.
If they do a cool little cartoon of Jamie he will be immortal. Although, to the Magic Café Jamie is already immortal!!!

Congratulations,
James
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I do think you got a it ripped off...to get so much of the public vote, then have them to do a 360 and tell you they're not using that vote...is unfair.

Still, you got 3rd place! That's great...congratulations. Smile

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Great work Jamie, and thanks for getting me all the bottles in time for christmas.

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I love my bottle. That cartoon will be great for all who have a bottle to display.
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