Thursday, June 02, 2005

Spot the "Gahmen" Contest @ Bloggers.SG

I was thinking a T-shirt with "I attended Bloggers.SG 2005" printed on the front and "All I got was this lousy T-shirt" on the back would make a great souvenir for the upcoming convention. But this little PR stunt by Steve in an effort to generate some attention on his blog gave me a new idea. Let's have a "Spot the Gahmen" contest!

This is a parody of the "Spot the Fed" contest at DEFCON (annual geek convention in Las Vegas for hacking) where you try to spot attendees from the federal government like the FBI or wherever.

The rules for the Spot the "Gahmen" contest will be as follows (adapted from "Spot the Fed"):

1. If you see some shady MIW (Men in White) earphone sunglass wearing type lurking about, point him/her out. Just get the attention of the organizers and claim out loud you think you have spotted a gahmen. The people around at the time will then (I bet) start to discuss the possibility of whether or not a real gahmen has been spotted. Once enough people have decided that a gahmen has been spotted, and the Identified Gahmen (I.G.) has had a say, and informal vote takes place, and if enough people think it's a true gahmen, or gahmen wanna-be, or other nefarious style character, you win a "I spotted the gahmen!" shirt, and the I.G. gets an "I am the gahmen!" shirt.

NOTE TO THE GAHMENS: This is all in good fun, and if you survive unmolested and undetected, but would still secretly like an "I am the gahmen!" shirt to wear around the office or when booting in doors, please contact me when no one is looking and the organizers will take your order(s). Just think of all the looks of awe you'll generate at work wearing this shirt while you file away all the paperwork you'll have to produce over this convention. I'm sure the organizers won't turn in any gahmens who contact them, they have to be spotted by others.

Of course, obvious gahmen folks like James, Daryl and people manning the Shine booth (if there's one) do not count. How about it organizers?

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