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A Samsung Galaxy S
Vibrant Android Superphone!!
Herc’s Monday Giveaway!!

This contest is over! Provisional congrats to @JimMaltese!!
I am – Hercules!!
In celebration of my first decade manning Ain’t It Cool’s TV desk, we are giving away stuff like they are going out of style! All you have to do is: 1) “Follow” me on Twitter. 2) Monitor my Twitter account between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Pacific Time Monday, Aug. 9. At some point during this window I will post a question on that Twitter account. One of the first readers to correctly answer this question via Twitter will win The New Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Android Phone, which just went on the market last month. Included in the package is three free months of T-Mobile service. This device contains a cell phone, a camcorder, a Kindle, an Internet browser, a music player, a wifi antenna, a global positioning device, the “Sims 3” Collector's Edition, a copy of James Cameron’s “Avatar” and Zeus knows what else. IMPORTANT!! The question will begin with “GQ.” 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 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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  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:37 a.m. CST

    A phone is nice but...

    by RenoNevada2000

    Do you seriously want to watch a movie on it? Especially something as visually rich as AVATAR?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    HOW Badly Does That 'Phone...

    by Pawprint

    ...want to be an iPhone?! LOL!<p> That said, I wouldn't turn down the chance of a free one.<p> Reno is right too - who the hell would want to watch Avatar on that?!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Cameron must be glad that there are people watching...

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    ...his visually stunning movie on a small cell phone.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST

    can i delete it for space reasons?

    by HypeEndsHere and 11 to 11?!?!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:14 a.m. CST

    one of the first?

    by Creative1

    Let me get this right. Someone monitors Herc on Twitter for ten hours and is The First to correctly answer his question but they may not win? Sign me up! No wait, like everything else associated with Twitter, I'll pass. Great rule for a contest Herc

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Another shitter contest? Fail.

    by MJohnson

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Very cool giveaway

    by jim

    and one that actually makes sense as to WHY it is available only to US residents. However, knowing that doesn't make me any more eligible.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Good luck!!

    by gotilk

    That's a nice phone.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Herc/Twitter, Harry/Austin, Capone/Chicago

    by the_patriot

    Why should anyone be surprised that the most of the readers of the site are excluded from giveaways/events by self centered promotion, retarded contest rules, and an "If you don't like it, screw off" attitude? For a site that tries so desperately to be a "national" site and solicit feedback from readers across the country (and world), y'all sure seem to still be very shortsighted and arrogant about how you promote and stage events and/or giveaways. And yes, I will continue to berate you guys every time I see something like this - even though I've been around here for almost 10 years now. Because outside of Twitter, Austin, and Chicago, the rest of your readers and participants don't fucking exist.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Pretty cool giveaway!

    by RedJester

    I'll give it the old college try, but I'm pretty sure that I don't stand a chance.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:48 p.m. CST

    unparanoid_android doesn't watch many movies

    by UGG

    And do we really have to have a twat account to enter this?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Wait and I have to be american?

    by UGG

    No ta..

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Two questions about twitter

    by RedJester

    Is it possible to have auto update rather than having to repeatedly press refresh? And can you make an alarm sound go off when someone (like hercAICN) has tweeted you?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    bad-ass phone!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    that tears it, I'm signing up to twitter!

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    i have an idea...

    by Lucky_Day

    how about a contest that doesn't require being a member of an attention whore social networking site for once?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    .... 11am to 11pm?!?!

    by casale2a

    Dude some people have work!!! And lives lol. 12 hour period?!? I want this phone, but I'm not going to be sitting on the computer for a whole 12 hours..

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Just kidding. Avatar sucked.

    by Mike_D

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:05 p.m. CST

    Well, I have a full 40 minutes to try to win this phone

    by RedJester

    before my lunch break expires. After that, I'm out.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Let's be clear: Avatar didn't suck.

    by RedJester

    But it wasn't a masterpiece either. A visual masterpiece yes, but the story was run of the mill.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Alright, I'm out.

    by RedJester

    Good luck all.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by caseymcgehee72

    What I think is going on with these things is that Herc, spending 10 years at a "tv desk" doing god knows what is building up a twitter following by doing this stuff. He's not sitting at that desk watching great shows he hasn't caught onto yet, he's not always calling around to people in the business, he's not breaking ANY stories... he's going through amazon DVD shit he can sell, but this is because I've determined that he's been at that desk writing a book, and the more people who follow him on Twitter will help his chances when it comes to getting published. WHAT ELSE IS HERC DOING WITH HIS DAYS?

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    AICN Site Upgrades

    by caseymcgehee72

    I kept accidentally getting th at giant ad taking up the whole front page and it occurred to me:<br><br>THE BIGGEST UPGRADES THIS SITE HAS IMPLEMENTED IN RECENT MEMORY IS THE ADVERTISING TECHNOLOGY.<br><br>No edit feature? No automatic page breaks? What the fuck, I taught myself Coldfusion in two months and could have recreated this site with the basic upgrades a week into learning the language.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Air jordan(1-24)shoes $30

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  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Dammit, I said Blue.

    by RedJester

    Stupid game...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    And something is clearly wrong with my twitter account

    by RedJester

    as it took me 15 seconds tops to answer the question yet by the time I pressed send, the original message was marked as being sent 4 minutes ago...

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Twitter lol

    by torontoxic

    It was lame 2 years ago. Now its a badge of stupidity. <P> Having a Twitter account means you really have no business using a computer anymore.

  • Aug. 9, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST


    by torontoxic

    63 security flaws on an iphone. Look it up. <P> I have a feeling the contest is limited to the US because the phone is locked to a carrier. Those phones have been in Europe for a bit but only now are hitting North America. <P> Hey Herc, I'll unlock that motherfucker for you if you promise to never mention Leno or Earl ever again.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Surprised it was such an easy

    by Bass Ackwards

    and random question, compare to last week. Though i still got it wrong (some reason I remembered him saying blue NOT yellow), and I was too slow (by a smidge!) at any rate.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Congrats!! @JimMaltese

    by gotilk

    Wish I could play, just can't hang around my Twitter acct long enough. Enjoy your new Android OS phone. They're the best.

  • Aug. 10, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Whatever, I was going to sell it anyway.

    by RedJester

    Truth be told, I'm an Apple man at heart.

  • Aug. 11, 2010, 1:51 a.m. CST


    by Pawprint

    And sour grapes are for people who can't afford an iPhone. What's your point?<p> I've had an iPhone since they first came out in 2007, and now have a 3GS and will be upgrading to a 4G shortly. Never experienced any security issues thus far. Sorry if that disappoints you.