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Herc’s Monday Giveaway I!!

This contest is over! Provisional congrats to @_tPee, @casale2a, @TerryErickson, @darklight1138 and @ADKid25!!
I am – Hercules!!
In celebration of my first decade manning Ain’t It Cool’s TV desk, we are giving away TV box sets like they are going out of style! All you have to do is: 1) “Follow” me on Twitter. 2) Monitor my Twitter account between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Pacific Time Monday, July 26. At some point during this window I will post a question on that Twitter account. Five of the first readers to correctly answer this question via Twitter will win Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Third Season On Blu-ray, which hits shelves Tuesday. IMPORTANT!! The question will begin with “BSGQ.” IMPORTANT!! Your Twittered answer MUST begin with @hercAICN. Don’t screw this up! IMPORTANT!! This contest is available only to residents of the United States. IMPORTANT!! If Herc provisionally declares you a winner, immediately forward your shipping address and phone number to herculesAICN@yahoo.com. If you fail to do so within 24 hours, Herc will assign the prize to another. Even if you’re a giant loser today, look for more supercool prizing in the coming days and weeks!
This post will be updated after the winner wins.
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  • July 26, 2010, 1:55 a.m. CST

    I don't do the Twitter

    by thebearovingian

    So sue me.

  • July 26, 2010, 2 a.m. CST

    I also don't watch BSG

    by thebearovingian

    But when I win the Blu-rays I, too, will have a contest. Details TBD.

  • July 26, 2010, 2:10 a.m. CST

    I don't do the Lark's Vomit

    by ArcherNX01

    Turns out: Delicious.

  • July 26, 2010, 3:31 a.m. CST

    I've asked this before..

    by The Dark Shite

    I never get an answer. Why are these things only open to residents of the United States? Your website is read all over the world.

  • July 26, 2010, 3:34 a.m. CST

    I've yet to even see Twitter.

    by The Dark Shite

    I've got a basic idea what it is, based on stupid entertainment news talking about Ashton thingy (kutcher? Kutchner?). As far as I can tell, it's just people saying what they had for breakfast.

  • July 26, 2010, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Sod off with the twitter already

    by Antz

  • July 26, 2010, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Ridiculous Twittering Contests!

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • July 26, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I have a Twitter, I don't like it.

    by DiscoGodfather

    It is entirely too much work to truly be the pointless waste of time I was hoping it was. Also, with all the stupid coding in all the messages I can't understand half the shit on there. I'll probably just end up deleting it. Can't I just "Like" you on Facebook and win something that way?

  • July 26, 2010, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Why it's only open to US residents:

    by DiscoGodfather

    The DVDs/BDs are Region 1/A. I suppose that counts out enterprising geeks with region free players, but let's face it, you guys ARE the minority.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    Well DiscoGodfather..

    by The Dark Shite

    That's an answer at least, so thanks. <p> I was never gonna get one otherwise.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:30 a.m. CST

    It's a bit crap that only US residents can enter...

    by workshed

    ...seeing as I've been coming here almost every day since the site began. Is it too much trouble to stick a bit more postage on for your loyal UK readers?

  • July 26, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    ...

    by workshed

    ...and I didn't join the exodus after the pork-loving one's Blade II review.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    ...

    by workshed

    ...and I didn't join the exodus after the pork-loving one's Blade II review.

  • July 26, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Why Twitter?

    by OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

    I already visit this site at least once a day. I don't get it.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Ok...here's my imitation of Twitter...

    by MJohnson

    I will now turn this message board into the average Twitter account...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Good morning!

    by MJohnson

    I am eating eggs. Mmm, delicious.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Ooops! Spilled some!

    by MJohnson

    Ha ha ha! They're all over!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Oh, no...I'll bet they stain my new PJs!

    by MJohnson

    What a bummer! Sucks 2 B me!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Speaking of stains...

    by MJohnson

    I better hit the head because these eggs are making me want to take a mammoth shit.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Okay, shitting now...

    by MJohnson

    ...and at the same time, I am participating in what passes in modern America for intellectual discourse! Twitter rocks my world! LMAO!!! ROTFL!!!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Ooops, I fell off the toilet while I was ROTFL...

    by MJohnson

    ...now there's shit everywhere.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Hmmm...what 2 du tooday...

    by MJohnson

    Any1 have anee ideeuhs?

  • July 26, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    I think I'll go to the groceree store...

    by MJohnson

    I need sum stuff.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Here's my grocery list in reeuhhl tyme...

    by MJohnson

    ...cuz that's what twitter is gud for...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST

    I need eggs...

    by MJohnson

    and toilet paper

  • July 26, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Oh, and paper towels...

    by MJohnson

    Almost forgot those! Ha ha! I'm so absent-minded! Can you believe it? I know, right? Yeah, no, I really need them.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    LoL, @MJohnson

    by jim

    Eggs R D-lish! TBIM! AICN=ThumbsUp; Twitter=ThumbsDown! HTMMDLHWEM, HENMENSLEHNNS & HTYJMWEMQOTYB

  • July 26, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Oooh, ryght back...gotta get more coffee

    by MJohnson

    My mug is almost empty...and it's one of those giant soup bowl type coffee mugs that hold like an entire kettle's worth of coffee so I guess I drank a lot of coffee this morning and aren't you glad there's such a thing as Twitter so that you can share in every little trivial piece of shit detail that occurs in my life because Twitter is for people who are so ridiculously out of touch with intelligent discourse that they actually think there are people out there who WANT to read every little useless thought or uninformed opinion they have floating around in their tiny pea-size brains...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Here's a list of People I follow on Twitter:

    by Creative1

  • July 26, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    that was my twitter impression

    by jim

  • July 26, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    So have I won the contest yet?

    by MJohnson

    I almost forgot to ask! BSG rocks my world! Deth to hayters! I loved the finale! God and angels! By the way, have you all accepted Christ as your personal savior yet? You know, if Christ were alive today, he would spread the good word via Twitter...he'd be one twittering holy mothrfucker if you ask me...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Hmmm, now I have nothing to say...

    by MJohnson

    ...and I can share that fact on Twitter! Yes!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    You know, I could sit here all morning like this...

    by MJohnson

    ...and if they ban me and delete all these, it would only prove the ultimate hypocrisy, since this is exactly what 86.4 percent of Twitter users actually do on Twitter.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    And since this is the internet...

    by MJohnson

    ...I don't have to prove the above statistic at all, since no one needs valid sources for the bullshit they spew online...better yet, no one who reads this shit even thinks that valid sources need to exist.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Wow! Where'd that come from?

    by MJohnson

    Ha ha ha! I guess I'm sort of irritable this morning, huh? Yeah, no, I mean, like, I need to, I don't know, lighten up or something, ya think?

  • July 26, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    yah, so aneeways...

    by MJohnson

    ...huh. What else to say...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:21 a.m. CST

    ...

    by MJohnson

    ...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    <thinking>...

    by MJohnson

    <still thinking>...ha ha ha!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Oh, hey, right, what do you guys think of Mel Gibson?

    by MJohnson

    Boy, that's one crazy-ass motherfucker right there, boy, I tell ya...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    But I'll bet that Russkie bee-yotch is totally framing him...

    by MJohnson

    ...cuz that's wut Russkie beeyotches do...frame people and shit...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    I once knew this Russkie beeyotch...

    by MJohnson

    ...and she totally framed my ass too. So I know where Mad Mel is coming from...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Huh, God I love Twitter...

    by MJohnson

    ...who else would I share this shit with? Cuz I sit in my parents basement all day long instead of engaging in meaningful dialogue and social interaction face to face with real people...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Ooh, hold on, I got a text...

    by MJohnson

    brb, ok? Luvs ya...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Ooooh, wait...it's not a text...

    by MJohnson

    it's a sext! Cool!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Ya guys wanna know what it says?

    by MJohnson

    Yeah, I'll bet you do, you poor horny bastards. Too bad! It's all for me. And it's hot too. I mean, it's really hot...bet you wish you could read it, right? I know, right? It's all mine! Mine!

  • July 26, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Man...I wish I could have real sex...

    by MJohnson

    ...but I can't. Cuz I use Twitter.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    No one will have sex with me...

    by MJohnson

    ...cuz I use Twitter.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:28 a.m. CST

    It's the extreme doses of phosphor exposure from the screen...

    by MJohnson

    ...it's rendered me sterile and I can't get it up no more.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Uh, I mean...HA HA! Just kidding...

    by MJohnson

    I have a lot of sex. No, really, I do.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    I'd have sex on Twitter if I could...

    by MJohnson

    ...but I'd need a lot more hands. hahahahahaha! Get it?

  • July 26, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    I'd have sex WITH Twitter if I could...

    by MJohnson

    ...cuz it's crazy sexy cool and I luv it. Ohhhh...Twitter gets me so hot...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    OHHHHH...whoops. I'm all done already.

    by MJohnson

    Cuz that's pretty much what most guys are like who use Twitter.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Wait...I need to find some kleenex...

    by MJohnson

    BRB XOXO Fell the luv, ya'll...

  • July 26, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Hahaha! I mean "feel" the luv...

    by MJohnson

    but I misspelled it! HAHAHA! Does that ever happen to you guys when you use Twitter? I do that shit all the tyme.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Done now.

    by MJohnson

    Point made? Fuck Twitter. Fuck Twitter contests. Fuck Twitter users. If anything has ever been invented in the history of humanity that is a good argument for restricting various freedoms of speech, it's fucking Twitter and the fucking fuckity fucks who use it. Fuck. You. Twitter.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Extreme, and OTT, but agreed.

    by ahdvd

    Fuck Twitter contests.

  • July 26, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    What do you have against Canadians?

    by moorE12

  • July 26, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    i have a US PS3...

    by brightgeist

    even though i'm in europe... can i enter the contest?

  • July 26, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    What do you mean the answer has to begin with @hercaicn?

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    What do you mean the answer has to begin with @hercaicn? I type THAT and then the answer? I've never used twitter before.

  • July 26, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by casale2a

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL MINE BITCHES!!! HAHA

  • July 26, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by casale2a

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL MINE BITCHES!!! HAHA

  • July 26, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by casale2a

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL MINE BITCHES!!! HAHA

  • July 26, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Why Twitter?

    by marv42134213

    I have to ask why all of these giveaways have to be on twitter all the time? I am on this site everyday and have been coming here for years. I don't have a twitter and also I have to work and couldn't spend all day following it anyway. How about making some of these contests random giveaways for those of us who are loyal visitors of this site and don't have the time to do the whole twitter thing. It really seems unfair to me.

  • July 26, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Why contests are US only

    by Antz

    It is a requirement of the distributor issuing the prizes. They have different distribution deals for different countries, so are bound to do things in their home country only. If the UK distributor offered the prize they could do it for UK residents.

  • July 26, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    why not canada?

    by Jubba

    shipping ain't gonna be much more! :(

  • July 26, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    !!!

    by casale2a

    I told you all!! Lol

  • July 26, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Twitter

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    I learned to stop asking the "why do the contests on twitter" question long ago. The fact that Herc hasn't actually responded EVER just means he has no real answer that makes any sense and doesn't care that he's pissing some people off. Also, nobody has anything to say that's worth a damn in 140 characters or less. Twitter, among many other things, is what is making us dumber and dumber as a species. Thanks for killing our children's brain cells, asshole.

  • July 26, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Koyaanisqatsi

    by Hercules

    "Also, nobody has anything to say that's worth a damn in 140 characters or less." <p> Most of the posts in AICN talkback are less than 140 characters. In fact, that sentence of yours I just quoted is less than 140 characters. <p> In any case, there are millions of readers willing to pay the $500,000 fee to join twitter and win these valuable prizes, so I am all kinds of cool with your irrational hatred.

  • July 27, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    'Hercules' to me (& others i bet) now means

    by ahdvd

    con·temp·tu·ous —Synonyms disdainful, sneering, insolent, arrogant, supercilious, haughty. I have now lost all respect for you Herc, and i suspect i am not alone in this.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Irrational Hatred?

    by OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

    I already joined your site. Why would I join someone else's? Sadly, it must because I have irrational hatred.

  • July 27, 2010, 2:28 p.m. CST

    *be because

    by OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW

  • July 27, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Yay! I winned!

    by SierraTangoFoxtrotUniform

    I didn't think I had a chance in hell to win this much less anything since my luck plain sucks. It just so happens that I JUST got a Blu-ray player and had added BSG Blu-rays to my Netflix queue. I am having a shitty life right now so winning this makes me inexplicably happy. Thanks a million, Herc!

  • July 27, 2010, 6:08 p.m. CST

    follow-up

    by marv42134213

    I am not being hateful. I was just hoping that perhaps a few of these contests could be opened up for those of us who can't follow on twitter. I work a job where I can't have a cell phone, so if I try to win I will most likely get canned. I would just like a chance to win some of these great prizes too. I enjoy Herc's articles quite a bit and just wanted to throw that suggestion out. Thanks.

  • Aug. 23, 2010, 10:51 a.m. CST

    math

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