Powerball Competition Winners
The winners of Scoop's Powerball competition have been chosen.
Scoop received a range of entries from readers who wanted to develop Popeye-like 'mussels', avoid 'bingo arms', or deal with shopping problems...
The lift in my apartment building is broken. As such, I need all the strength in my arms I can muster to cling onto my flatmate as he piggybacks me up seven flights of stairs carrying my groceries.
However, our choice of winners are as follows. Judge's decision is arbitrary so correspondence is pointless.
The original-model Powerball was awarded for brevity:
1. What's the coolest thing about a
will you call your Powerball and why?
Che - it's revolutionary
3. Why do you want to exercise
your arms so bad anyway?
I want to exercise them good, not bad.
Much as we appreciated those who proposed to call their Powerball 'Scoopy' or indeed 'SCOOPOW !!!', the rev-counting Powerball award for flattery goes to Tiffany, whose confusion appears to extend to the country of origin. We love her anyway:
1. What's the coolest
thing about a Powerball?
A cool thing about the Powerball is that you can win one through the "Scoop" independent news site. Another cool thing about the Powerball is that it is from New Zealand and so am I. Another cool thing about the Powerball is that you can read about it on the website and just get more and more confused about how it actually works and what it actually does. I think I would rate that as the coolest thing about the Powerball.
2. What will you call your Powerball and
I would probably not get to call the Powerball very much at all. I have a boss who likes to play with things. I suspect that I would put the Powerball on my desk and then he would play with it and wander off with it. It would probably become his new toy. And I suspect, even if I did know what to call the Powerball, then if I did call the Powerball by that name, it would probably not come or even call back so I would probably give up calling it pretty quickly. Maybe it has an answer phone so I could leave a message, I do not know because I have not met it yet.
3. Why do you want to exercise your arms so bad
I have very skinny arms. Other parts of my body grow but these little arms of mine remain scrawny. That is probably the main reason why I want, so bad, to exercise my arms. But actually, if my boss was distracted by the Powerball and using it to exercise his arms then that would mean a nice little break from work for me. (Just like typing this email has been a nice little break for me.)
Whereas Richard impressed with his exposition of the Powerball's moral and entertainment value:
the coolest thing about a Powerball?
People using it look like they are having a fit, bounds to create laughter in the office and generally raise moral, plus it will keep us fit as well.
2. What will you call
your Powerball and why?
Shaky bob. Cause its a shaky kinda thing and I have always wanted to call a piece of technology bob but our IT guy said it was wrong, on many levels, to call our server bob.
3. Why do you want
to exercise your arms so bad anyway?
I don't but I am keen to talk others into shaking this thing for reasons of pure amusement.
Oh it may also help develop my power grip handshake I use on carsales people and lawyers.
Richard will be crushing lawyers' hands with the help of the other rev-counter equipped Powerball.