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5 Copies Of VENTURE BROS.!!
Herc’s Monday Giveaway!!

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 on Monday, 0ct. 25. At some point that day I will post a question on that Twitter account. Five of the first readers to correctly answer this question via Twitter will win Venture Bros. Season Four Volume One, hitting shelves Tuesday. IMPORTANT!! The question will begin with “VBQ.” 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 ONE HOUR, Herc will assign the prize to someone speedier. 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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  • Oct. 24, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Wait a minute...

    by Gleemonex

    Did Herc post this extra early or did I time travel again?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    I think that show comes on Sunday nights.

    by Shermdawg

    So he just tossed it up a day early. I could be wrong though, never seen it. Haven't landed it on the Cartoon Network since...god...since Space Ghost had a talk show on there. I dug that show back in the day.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:25 p.m. CST

    I stay up for this...

    by Mr Soze

    It's worth getting only 5hrs sleep before work. I also Dvr it and watch it again. God I'm a geek.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Venture Brothers is THE greatest show on TV

    by KarlKolchak

    And Hank is the greatest character.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I'm dissapointed

    by PhilipMarlowe

    I thought at first it was actually a real copy of the Venture Bros. then I remember all the clones have been destroyed.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Madeye as a librarian..

    by gwarwilleatyou

    I fully endorse that method, especially now that I'm buying bluray for my collection

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Best show on TV easy.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    I was excited about this competition, until...

    by Linguo_IS_Dead said the word Twitter, then I lost interest completely. Besides, I'm more of a Metalocalypse fanboy.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Goddamned Twitter!

    by Keblar

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    IMPORTANT!! Too many fucking rules

    by DoctorZoidberg

    I'll just cough up the dough.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Is Sym-Bionic Titan worth checking out?

    by DoctorZoidberg


  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by sharpie

    I like it, its Tartakovsky so I may be a bit of an apologist, the episodes are pretty formulaic, but they're still really good

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I miss the Venture Brothers episodes that were akin to Johnny Qu

    by SemenStains

    as opposed to all this same-suit organization crap... OSI, Sphinx, The Revenge Society etc etc etc Just get back into the X-1 and travel somewhere exotic to get harassed by the Monarch while Brock beats the shit out of someone PLEASE FOR GODS SAKE.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Billy Quizboy

    by Generalcatburd

    Needs his own show.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Please STOP with the Twiiter. SERIOUSLY just stop.

    by choonie

    Please Have contests where those of us who don't use that Twitter bullshit can enter please. Not all us of feel so self important that we have to pretend people care what we are doing every second of the day by typing it and posting it online.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    The four "IMPORTANT!!"s

    by AncientRomans

    I'm kind of with choonie on this one. I actually have a Twitter account but the fact is, I have a shitty job where they make, you know, be at a specific place at a specific time and do specific things and not be glued to my phone all day. Which is fine. You can't accomodate everyone. I get that. But the idea that I could win the contest and then NOT win it because I'm busy taking my pointless job seriously is irksome. But like I said, you can't accomodate everybody. So first I'll undermine my professionalism by leaving my phone on at work and then I'll further compromise my work ethic by answer silly trivia questions and then I'll realize that I forgot to address it @hercaicn or whatever and then I'll just turn off my phone and go back to selling people their Lil Wayne CDs. Sigh. Wish me luck!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Happy Anniversary, Herc!

    by AncientRomans

    I've always enjoyed your reportage and commentary. And thanks for giving stuff away, even if I am an ungrateful bitch about it!

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Thanks Sharpie, I will check them out

    by DoctorZoidberg

    I usually like all of Tartakovsky's stuff

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Not feeling the same Venture love this season

    by InActionMan

    I think Doc Hammer is holding too much sway over the writing this season. Doc's a good writer but, he never wants Ventures to go on any adventures. <P> So much genre stuff has come out that needs a Venture parody. BSG, Avatar, District 9 and on. <P> Also after 5 years of venture failure I think its time for just a little success.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Yuck - that was terrible

    by Rex Carsalot

    Boring, and felt like it went nowhere and did nothing - and I'm as gay as Christmas and I couldn't be more bored with Shore Leave and the whole stupid Sphinx thing. I'm mostly on board with all of the show's changes, but it has really bogged down lately. And please, oh please, why the fuck can't Sergeant Hatred die horribly?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST

    "Hey is he well enough for me to kill him yet?" Love..

    by SID 8.0

    it Brock is the best. This season has been great.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    by Rex Carsalot

    I get that it's funnier if Rusty is a constant failure, but after so many years it stretches credibility, even for this show. The show seems to work best when calling people out on their bullshit ("You're a starfucker!"), and worst when they rely on Rusty to fail, Dean to be scared, Hank to blah blah blah. Or Sgt. Hatred to do anything - god damn that character is reaching Scrappy Doo levels of annoying lately.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    by Rex Carsalot

    And yeah...Sphinx...they've explained it several times and it still makes no sense. Which I guess is the joke, but it's not much of a joke if you keep having to go over the punchline.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 2:59 p.m. CST

    fuck twitter

    by TheHumanBurrito

    Fuck it in its stupid ass. Why are you the only one using that irritating POS for things here, Herc? Between that and the one hour timer, you seem to forget that most of us don't sit in front of a television/computer screen all day.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    as it was explained in last night's episode

    by Bloo

    a nutcase wearing spandax pointing a laser at your head is a job for the OSI, a nutcase not wearing spandax pointing a laser at your head is a job for SPHINX. <P>but then they go out and look for "The Investors" who apperantly work for TGI, which doesn't make any sense.<P>I do like the idea of Sphinx though. <P>this season has had it's ups and downs but the Hank and Den entric eps were great as was last nights, I thought<P> and to the person above who was asking where Jonas Venture Jr was, he's in space

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    I am in agreement with the antiTweets

    by PhilipMarlowe

    I thought it was just me. I Tweet for no man. But I might do it for the right lady.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:22 p.m. CST

    6:21 pm

    by roguechef664

    Still waiting...

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    how long...

    by mcgillbot

    do we have to wait for this? its 8:30...

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Hey, Herc.

    by HorrorFan81

    Is this still gonna happen?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by sharpie

    Basically, the way I understand it, Sphinx is like a larger version of the A-Team. Hunter said if a person in regular clothes is holding a superpowered laser gun at your daughters head, you call sphinx.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    responeded pretty quickly

    by Timahh

    hope i win, love this show, never done one of these before....herc better just accpet "lady hitler"

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST


    by Timahh

    i refuse to believe i was bested. if its cuz of "lady hitler," so help me i will complain and whine on the internet like it was invented for.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Double Damn

    by sharpie

    I doubted myself for a second D':

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Awesome! Thanks Herc!!

    by ObiWanKenobi

    I was one of the lucky ones to win! I've never won anything before, so this was a treat because i'm a huge Venture Brothers fan and my birthday was last week! I was going to go buy it tomorrow anyway, but this just makes it even better! I tried to win the Star Trek Remastered DVDs a long time ago, and I lost out....glad I finally got a chance and won it! Thanks so much Herc!!!

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