Happy First Anniversary!!! (Or Happy Blogiversary!!!)

One year ago today, the first ever review was posted here at the Impulsive Buy, which was for the almost drinkable Natural Citrus Listerine. Since then, the Impulsive Buy has posted 217 product reviews. However, 212 of them suck.

It’s been a fun and interesting year here at the Impulsive Buy. Over the past year, I’ve shown a video of me stripping, ate salads for a week, deep throated a banana, removed all the hair on my legs, ate vomit jelly beans, attempted to consume the entire McDonald’s Dollar Menu in one sitting, and outed Lucky the Leprechaun.

I’ve also tried some horrible products, like the overly-peppery Salt and Pepper Pringles, the Philly-disrespecting McDonald’s Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, the puke-looking Maruchan Creamy Alfredo Ramen, the dog food-like Carb Well Golden Crunch Cereal, the powerless and tasteless Kellogg’s Tiger Power Cereal, and the diarrhea cha-cha-cha inducing Ruffles Light Potato Chips.

But I guess I should be glad I didn’t eat these.

Good times. Good times.

I’d like to thank all of you who come by on a regular basis to read whatever crazy nonsense I write. I hope that I’ve entertained you, educated you, and saved you some money. I promise that I will continue to write nonsense, be your guinea pig, and shove things down my throat that I shouldn’t.

Now to celebrate the Impulsive Buy’s first anniversary, I’m going to take the rest of the week off and I’m going to hold the most kick ass prize drawing in Impulsive Buy history.

Okay, okay. I know I said that for the 100th review prize drawing, but this one will be even better.

Three lucky readers will each receive one mystery box containing various products the Impulsive Buy has reviewed over the past year. The contents of each box will vary. For example, one may have the diarrhea cha-cha-cha inducing Ruffles Light Potato Chips and another may not.

To enter the Impulsive Buy’s First Anniversary Prize Drawing, just leave a comment for THIS post with whatever you want to say. Please make sure you fill out the email field because I’ll be emailing the winners for their mailing addresses. Don’t worry about the shipping, I’ll take care of it.

The Impulsive Buy will start accepting entries for the drawing on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 and stop accepting entries on Sunday, August 14, 2005. Only one entry allowed per person. The drawing is ONLY open to those in the United States and US Military APOs. (I apologize to the rest of the world, but shipping the mystery box to anywhere else would be REALLY expensive.)

The winners will be determined by using a big mixing bowl, three aluminum pie pans, a can of whipped cream, and slips of paper with the email of each entrant. All the entries will be placed into a big mixing bowl and canned whipped cream will be sprayed on top of the entries. The contents of the bowl will be mixed.

When the entries and whipped cream are mixed well enough, the mixture will be equally divided into the three aluminum pie pans. I will stick a candle into one of the whipped cream pies, light it, blow it out, and then remove the candle.

Then, with my hands behind my back, I will pull out an entry from each of the three whipped cream pies, using only my mouth. Those three entries I pull will be the three winners of the Impulsive Buy’s First Anniversary Prize Drawing.

Good luck!

Fine Print: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you spam about how the woman or man of your dreams is waiting for you online. The Impulsive Buy also promise your mailing address will not be used to send you life insurance policy applications. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail or your fiance boinking the nanny.

192 thoughts to “Happy First Anniversary!!! (Or Happy Blogiversary!!!)”

  1. I would love to be entered! I just came across your site after I read a review of it on yelp.com by Kevin S. I must say it’s choking on your milk, spraying it out of your nose funny.

  2. An email friend sent me your site awhile ago. Since then I’m addicted!!! Some of your posts are so funny, I laugh out loud SO loudly, even my dogs look at me weird. “Has she finally gone nuts or what?” Happy Annniversary! And please, enter me in the contest. I would love to get a box of unknown goodies, or…..errrrrrr maybe baddies!
    Keep up the great reviews, sometimes your reviews are the only thing that make me laugh that day.

  3. Guten Tag!

    I think your site is fabulous and have recommended it to many of my friends. Keep up the good work and congrats on the Anniversary! Hip hip hooray!

  4. Ooh I missed you stripping… HOT I tell ya!! Please enter me in the contest. Happy Anniversary!!! Your blog rocks!! 😉

  5. I totally dig what you’ve been doing with this blog. Although I haven’t been a fan long, it’s just because I only recently found your site. *grin*

    Congrats on your longevity–here’s hoping that your blogging days are far from over! I’ll keep reading if you keep posting.

    Aaagh, that Mystery Box sounds awesome.

  6. I don’t want to enter your drawing, btw. I just wanted to comment…and I couldn’t because (I think) I was typing an html special character so it wouldn’t turn kaos’s name into a link. Well, F him. His name will get spelled out without the at symbol.

    I was going to say something about how our little Marvo is growing up, yet in only a year, you still managed to post more than me…but, well, now I’m just going to use this time to tell you that I’m flying out there on Saturday, and in between hospital visits, I plan on stalking you and kidnapping you with the help of kaos, wired and macsamurai. 😉

  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE the site. I will continue to read :o) you sometimes end up being the topic of dinner conversations since my husband reads you too :o)

    Anyhoo, please include me in the drawing.

  8. Dude,

    Congrats on one of the funniest sites out there! I recently was turned on to your site and I am addicted! Can’t wait to see your future reviews!

  9. Count me in on the “Mystery Box” I have been reading your blog for a couple months now and I always check in to see all the new stuff you are checking out and to see whether I should buy it!!! Congratulations on your Blogiversary!

  10. Criminy! — 170 entries so far?? Man, your pies are gonna be fluffy wonders of creamy wood pulp! Please do enter me in your contest; and, in case the paper gets really soggy from all the whipped cream, if you see a slip of paper with an email address of mlllhllnnnn@@ggggmaillllll.co~ then it’s probably mine.

    Happy, happy blogoversary, dearest Marvo. Your reviews and your antics always brighten my day. Yahtzee!

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  12. Happy Blogaversary, happy Blogaversary, happy blogaversary, HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPY blogaversary! Please enter me in the mystery box drawing/pie eating contest. I LOVE this site, it is a guaranteed giggle as well as highly informative to boot.

  13. I’ve never posted before, but I’ve been an avid fan for a long time, now. It seems whenever I need a review of something, you’ve got it- you had that BK chicken stick review thing up before I even saw the commercial. By the way, Marvo sounds like some kind of underground semi-superhero name, like your secret weakness is actually a bigger deal than any of your powers are. Anyway, your anniversary is the same as me and my boyfriend’s, and considering we’re madly in love, I think that bodes well for your blog.

  14. Happy blogiversary!

    If I somehow get chosen for a prize again from this post, give it to the next person. I’m still enjoying my condoms.*

    *I haven’t opened the box of condoms yet.

  15. Wow, that is a lot of comments to scroll through. I hope I’m not too late to enter the contest, if I am, have a happy Blogiversary anyway. 🙂

  16. Congrats, and keep it going. You’re a daily read in our household, more often than the local paper.

  17. I got hooked on your blog about 3 months ago. I have sent a link to all of my friends. Keep it up, I am dissapointed if it is not updated daily.
    Aaron

  18. i just love reading your blog… its filled with great reviews, and dont forget the funny! keep it up for another year!

  19. Entries for the prize drawing are no longer being accepted.

    Thank you to all those who participated and thank you to everyone who sent me an anniversary congrats.

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