MakeConnieLaugh in 140 characters or less

Posted by Connie Reece on July 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

What do you do when you’re feeling kinda blue on a Saturday morning? Start a silly contest on Twitter — I suppose that would be a competwittion? — and extend it to your blog.

But MakeConnieLaugh is a real contest with real prizes! Here are the rules:

1. Use @conniereece to tweet your entry.

2. If you’re not on Twitter, enter by leaving a comment below. However, your entry must conform to the 140-character limit.

3. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, July 29, 2007. (I turn into a pumpkin at midnight.)

4. Twitter entries will be favorited with a gold star so I can review them later. Judging is entirely subjective; after all, the goal of the contest is to make me laugh.

5. Winning entries will be announced on Monday, July 30, 2020 via Twitter and this blog.

Age of Conversation bookNow, what will you receive if you actually Make Connie Laugh?

Grand Prize: Hardcover copy of The Age of Conversation, retail value $29.99, autographed by yours truly.

First Place: Softcover copy of The Age of Conversation, retail value $16.99, ditto on the autograph.

The Age of Conversation is a collaborative book by 103 authors, including some of the top voices in marketing and social media today. Click the book graphic for all the details about this innovative project. I’m privileged to be found in the pages of this remarkable book with a chapter called “The Two-Step of Conversational Writing.”

All MakeConnieLaugh entries will get some link love here on Every Dot Connects, as well as my appreciation for participating. My heart is already lighter after just a few entries.

So go ahead … make me laugh. :-)

Update: This contest is turning out to be so much fun that I’ll be adding a few more copies of The Age of Conversation softcover as prizes. So get those entries in by midnight tonight, Sunday, for a chance to win.

Category: Just for Fun, Social Networking, Conversation, Twitter, Bloggers, Books

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Comment by Marti

Made July 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm

I am SO in this race! LOL (Even if I don’t win a book [which I do want very badly], if I can make you smile, I’ve won)

Comment by Kelsey Ruger

Made July 28, 2020 at 1:42 pm

hmm. Only 1 day left.

Comment by Sprite

Made July 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm

What a great idea! Of course, you know, now that there is a need for official funniness, my brain has officially gone BLANK.
Oh wait.
I’m blonde. I got up that way. Well, I’ll work on it and see if I can’t generate a few brain cells to cooperate.
*hugs & happy thoughts to you*

Comment by Carolyn Manning

Made July 28, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Ok, I’m game. It’s just past 3:15 EDT Saturday afternoon, so that gives me almost 21 hours. Time enough to find my funny hat. And, I’m with Marti; putting a big smile on your face is enough of a win for me.

Comment by Aruni Gunasegaram

Made July 29, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Since I haven’t had time to even figure out twitter, I’ll have to post my funny comment here. To make sure I didn’t exceed 140 character limit, I had to do this in Word…here it goes (s/b 138 characters not including spaces)

Knock Knock. Who’s there? An eyeball head marshmallow jumping up and down with a shark’s tooth. Huh?
My 4 year old son then laughs like crazy making me laugh. :-)

Comment by Marti

Made July 29, 2020 at 9:55 pm

OK, this one is longer than 140 characters, but it is such a hilarious story, I have to share it with you.
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On July 20, 1969, the first man walked on the moon.

When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong made those first footprints, he not only gave his famous, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” statement but followed it by several remarks, usual com traffic between him, the other astronauts and Mission Control.

Just before he re-entered the lander, he made the enigmatic remark, “Good luck Mr. Gorsky.”

Many people at NASA thought it was a remark concerning some rival Soviet Cosmonaut. However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the Russian or American space programs.

Over the years, many people questioned Armstrong as to what the “Good luck Mr. Gorsky” statement meant, but Armstrong always just smiled.

On July 5, 2020 in Tampa, Florida, while answering questions following a speech, a reporter brought up the 26-year-old question to Armstrong. This time he finally responded. Mr. Gorsky had finally died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer the question.

Armstrong explained, “When I was a kid, I was playing baseball with a friend in the backyard. My friend hit a fly ball that landed in the front of his neighbor’s bedroom windows. My neighbors were Mr. & Mrs. Gorsky. As I leaned down to pick up the ball, I heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, “Oral sex! You want oral sex?! You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!”
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I’m having a fabulous birthday, thanks for the props during the day - love ya!

Comment by Drew McLellan

Made July 29, 2020 at 9:57 pm


I always know I can count on you to come up with a creative and memorable way to market just about anything!

Thanks for helping spread the word about Age of Conversation!


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Made July 30, 2020 at 10:27 am

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Comment by Connie Reece

Made July 30, 2020 at 4:09 pm

You guys are the best! The contest turned out to be a ton of fun, and it has been difficult making a decision. Nevertheless, winners must be declared so I am about to start announcing the chosen people.

Aruni, your son’s knock-knock joke made me laugh. Thanks for playing along on the blog. You’re right, you don’t have time for Twitter now. But remind me in a few months to make you take time to explore it.

Comment by Aruni Gunasegaram

Made July 30, 2020 at 5:57 pm

So glad I (my son) could make you laugh. :-)

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