Funky Friday: a giveaway!

NS March 26th, 2010

I promised you a shouty, curse-filled post about various world leaders who are pissing me off and it is coming, in the form of a Fuck You Friday (inspired by Feministing), but before that I’d like to do something a little lighter.

So stop the presses, hold your horses and pick your jaws up off the floor because I am holding a contest and giveaway. ‘Noble Savage, selling out to a PR firm?!’ I hear you ask incredulously? No, not quite. Because what I’m giving away wasn’t given to me, it is something I bought myself. However, I just so happened to accidentally order two of the exact same item and so a lucky reader can benefit from my mistake. You too could be the proud owner of this lovely product:

Just kidding.

Really, you could be the owner of this:

Old school, vintage Sesame Street (select episodes from 1974-79) on DVD, complete with the polyester-and-bellbottom-wearing and wonderfully ethnically diverse cast. If you feel that puppets, plaid trousers and songs about rainbows are lacking in your life, this could be just the fix. I put it on when CBeebies is sucking my brain out through my ears and I freakin’ love it. [Note: it has been opened because I didn't realise my mistake straight away so it's not in perfect condition but pretty darn close]

So, to win this fabulous prize all you need to do is submit a photo of yourself in the 70s or in a 70s-style getup in a subsequent decade. The more hideous the better. Failing that, a post about why you love Sesame Street and would like to own this awesome collection will do. You don’t need to be a parent to enter, either — I think anyone who loves Sesame Street deserves to own this bit of nostalgia.

You can either post your entry on your own blog and link back here or send it to me by email: noblesavage (at) noblesavage (dot) com. The deadline is Monday 29th March and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 30th. This is my first contest and giveaway so please spare me the embarrassment of having no entrants and spread the word. If less than five people enter I will be forced to post videos of myself watching paint dry for two consecutive weeks, so get crackin’!

18 Responses to “Funky Friday: a giveaway!”

  1. Socrates says:

    Man, or woman, I wish I could easily lay my hands on a picture of me in 70s, at a Christmas disco a while back. I was awesome. Actually kept the skin tight, flared jeans, on for 3 days.

    NS Reply:

    @Socrates, I am deeply, deeply saddened that I won’t get to see you in tight jeans. Though the question is: rolled up socks, or not? Comb in the back pocket? ‘Cause that would be even more awesome. And yes, I’m using the word awesome for the second time today. Bite me. ;)

  2. Mediocre Mum says:

    I thought you’d lost the plot for a moment! Tee hee! I loved Sesame Street and but hate that they now use CGI! Off to dig out a photo and email it to you!


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    NS Reply:

    @Mediocre Mum, I hate the CGI too. Yuck! Give me Snuffleupagus with two puppateers shoved up his ass any day.

  3. Julie B says:

    Here you go! :)

    NS Reply:

    @Julie B, YES! I frickin’ LOVE it. Looks eerily similar to some photos of me and my Dad. I wonder if I can find the one of me playing Candy Land with a big bong in the background…

    Julie B Reply:


    LOL I’d love to see that one! This is my favourite one (but it’s early 80s). My dad was so stoned in this one, he was nearly asleep. Us girls look cute tho :)

  4. beta dad says:

    Your dad looks super cool, Julie!

    The pics of dads in the 70s reminded me of one of my dad riding double on a horse with my uncle. Uncle is dressed in the timeless manner of the dirty redneck he is, but my dad is wearing a groovy button-down and a nice 70s do with lots of Dry Look hairspray. I showed a bunch of slides to my high school students when I was teaching (don’t ask why) and when we got to that one, one of my students said, “Looks like Brokeback Mountain.”

    No time to dig out photos, but thanks for the laughs.
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    NS Reply:

    @beta dad, “Looks like Brokeback Mountain.”

    Okay, that made me spit wine out on myself. Me no happy about that, though I did enjoy the laugh!

  5. Capital Mom says:

    I almost peed myself for a moment there. Whew.

    I take it the video doen’t work on this side of the world?
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    NS Reply:

    @Capital Mom, Not technically, no, unless you have a multi-region dvd player. There are ways to hack your dvd player to MAKE it multiregion though, or you could play in on your computer!

  6. Kelly says:

    Here you go.
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    NS Reply:

    @Kelly, Oh bless! Lovin’ the hat and the orange ride-on thingie. Very cool.

  7. Thanks for this it was a great excuse to look at some old pictures :)
    Here I am:
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    NS Reply:

    @zooarchaeologist, As I said on your blog, I think I’m the same. Dress sense and haircut are actually strikingly similar to those when I was two. And we come full circle…

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  9. Mediocre Mum says:

    Phew…managed to find a photo…here is my entry! Groovy baby!
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