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 think you ought to have an additional contest to see what gets deep-throated next! LOL

  2. Hey Marvo, congrats on your one year anniversary. Want me to send you some more jerky to celebrate it properly? 🙂 Talk to ya later!

  3. Marvo! Happy First Year Anniversary! Congratulations on maintaining the best blog on the Internet. I look forward to many more product reviews. Aloha and Hakuna Matta Ta (I know that isn’t Hawaiian….)!

  4. YAYAY!!!! Happy Blogiversary!!! I have enjoyed all of your reviews and am eagerly awaiting more!

    oh, and feel free to enter me in the contest as well 🙂

  5. As a writer, I’ve spent many pleasured hours here at the Impulsive Buy rather than working; thank you so much for being here, and congratulations on being here an entire year. Here’s to many more!

  6. I can’t believe it’s been one year already *tear* Everything you said is true. Keep doing a good job marvo! WE LOVE YOU!!!

  7. Congrats! Oh and enter me into yer contest/sweepstakes – i looooooooves me some free stuff… exept free warts…. i dont like those very much

  8. congrats on 1 year! it’s been great. and as consolation prize to all those who dont win, and because we have to wait a WHOLE WEEK for another review, i think we – your loyal readers – deserve a video of the prize drawing.

  9. I’m so happy to have found your site in time to enter this exciting contest. Congratualtions on one year of blogging…….

  10. Congratulations! You’ve done a swell job keeping us entertained. Will you make a QT movie of the, um, drawing for the mystery boxes?

  11. Congratulations on one year! I agree that we should have pictures/videos of the prize drawing – I think that would be quite the sight. Enter me in the drawing! Free stuff! Free stuff!

  12. You could teach those dudes over at Consumer Reports a thing or two…THEY never made a razor dance.

  13. Oh the mystery… I will be on the edge of my seat untill I find out what’s in the mysterious boxes. PICK ME!

  14. Congratulations! You have both educated and informed me, and perhaps made me want to order jerky on the internet.

  15. Enter me first!

    This looks fun, i hope the mystery box has a big question mark on it like mystery boxes and bags on tv.

    Now if i would of only gotten a mystery bag of crap from Woot.

  16. Haha, I love your method for determining the winners!

    Marvo, I must say, you have kept me entertained every morning here at work with all the crazy but funny product reviews you’ve done! I’m glad I found you!!! hehe. Anyways, thanks again, you’re awesome!

  17. Kings and queens and bishops too, want to wish the best to you. So wish-day, wash-day, wednes-day, blogday. Ooh happy blogday.

    Happy Blogiversary! I am waiting for my present!

  18. If that mystery box would happen to include a picture of your finger attached to the Nitro vibrating razor, I am totally into it :0)

    Sign me up, baby!

  19. It is so cool that you have been around for a year. Congratulations. I read every day and can’t wait to see what year 2 has in store!! Happy Blogversary.

  20. You crack me up! Enter me to win the mystery box and if I do, I’ll send you a bunch of Australian stuff that you’ve never tasted! You can review them and bug the crap out of people because they can’t buy them themselves!! HAHA!!

  21. your blog rocks. read it everyday while I should be working! Congrats on the anniversary!

  22. congrats to you marvo, yours is one of the few blogs I try to read every day… here’s to more crazy product reviews!

  23. Marvo, you rule like nobody’s business. But actually EVERYONE’S business, if you see what I mean. And I mean that you have a public website. Happy Blogiversary!

  24. Wow, I would love to win your mystery box. Reading your blog daily keeps me from jumping out the window, of course, it is only a single story, but I am sure that it could cause one hell of a grass stain if it ever happened.

  25. Hi!
    Enter me too, ok. Is the “Mystery Box” vegan? I hope it is, and that I win it. *smiles*

  26. I’m a bit concerned that the whipped cream will ruin the ink on the address slips, but I trust you’ll figure it out.

    I’d never seen the stripping video before. I’m all sweaty now. 😉

  27. I only discovered your site a month ago but it immediately became one of my daily must-visits. Keep up the good work!

  28. Go maire tú an lá!

    Or congratulations in Irish Gaelic. I used to know the birthday song in gaelic, but you’ll have to settle for…..

    Go Impulsive Buy! It’s your birthday!

  29. hmm… whatever i want huh? well, i got nothin. i just want free stuff.
    …oh yeah, happy blogiversary, anniversary, birthday, whatever the hell it is…

  30. i want in on your blogiversary giveaway but i’m in canada. very close to the border, though!! and does it help that i’m cute? 😉 oh well. happy blogiversary. i visit every day because i’m a bloggie-addict and your posts are hilarious. i’d like to try all the things you try, but then i’d be extraodinarily plumpy.

  31. One year of consistency is rare in the blog world. Congratulations, and I wouldn’t mind some free crap.

  32. Happy anniversary! Thanks for giving me something to do at work other than pesky work.

  33. You consistency and dedication is inspiring. I hope for your sake that you are able to use it to make a living for yourself too, it would be a shame to use so much dedication only to get ingestional problems from odd foods. But in the meantime reading about the ingestional problems is good entertainment for us!

  34. I have another suggestion for how to use a can of whipped cream, a big mixing bowl, three aluminum pie pans, and slips of paper with the email of each entrant… better yet, if you are ever in the middle of the third largest state, I could just show you. I’ll give you a hint, we throw out all save one item.
    However, since you are on a mid-Pacific rock, happy Blogiversary! I love what you do.

  35. Congratulations. my little circle only discovered you a few weeks ago. I don’t think we are ready to go a week without our fix. Thank god for the archives!

  36. Congrats on your first anniversary! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog (it’s one of the few actually WORTH reading). I hope you continue to have fun reviewing products for us. I can’t wait to see what you review next.

  37. Congrats on your 1 Year Anniversary!!! Maybe I’ll win something for it… hint, hint, wink, wink, mystery box…

  38. Put me in the drawing for the mystery box.
    BTW I stumbled upon your site about 3 months ago, upon reading the review I immeadiately(Within a week) read every other review. You did save me money (I almost bought the salt and pepper pringles) and you’ve made me laugh (The leg shaving and the condom on a bannana). Thanks.

  39. marvo, we go way back… way way back… it feels like i’ve known you forever… so long that, you might find my name to come to the top of the drawn names list… because we’re such good old friends n’ all…

    anyways, your ass doesn’t taste that good to kiss, so i’ll cut that crap…. but count me in for the drawing… and please, send me those other condoms you have left if (and when) my name is drawn :D…

    oh yeah, good work on the site too… i guess….

  40. Mystery box? If it’s got the Rectals… I mean, Ruffles Light, might as well call it the ‘shit-stery box’.


    Sure, enter me in the contest. Arrgh.

  41. Hey Marvo! Congratulations! Please senter me into the super cool drawing. As a present I would love to send you something to eat and review from New Orleans. What do you say?

  42. Whoa, I’m comment number 99!

    That video made me giggle… a lot. I don’t think I was reading your site yet when that baby was posted. I vote for more of those haha. 😉

  43. happy anniversary, the impulsive buy … i’ve been laughing very hard and been very informed for some time now! keep up the great work! =)

  44. Way to go Marvo, the only thing I check more frequently is my email, and your blod is better. It’d be the first time I won something cool…

  45. Happy anniversay!! The first anniversary is traditionally paper(but extra products work too)

  46. And a fine anniversary it shall be. I’ve only recently started reading here, but I’d be fairly willing to bet that I’ll read next year’s anniversary post, as well.

    Good stuff, this.

  47. Hey Marvo,
    Congrats on the 1 year anniversary, here’s to another year of product reviewing.

    P.S. This is my Entry

  48. It’s been a year already? wow! Congratulations! You should celebrate with one of your favorite reviewed products, if it’s still around.

  49. Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday dear Impulsive Buy
    Happy Birthday to you

  50. Since discovering your site you have kept me entertained. Now with the box o’mystery I can pretend to be you!! Oh be still my beating heart I’m so excited

  51. Darn I’m from the Philippines so I don’t qualify. ANYWAY that’s fine. Just wanted to greet you a happy blogsary and do keep on posting. You are one big dose of entertainment, amusement and information for me.

  52. Hmmm…can I just be the judge and assist you? I’ll make sure that your hands are tied tightly behind your back and watch you dunk your face into whipped cream…yummy. =) heh he. Love ya Marvo!

  53. Happy Blogiversary! ANd I disagree that 212 of the reviews suck. It’s only 210 of them that suck.

    Nah, they’re all good, my friend.

  54. Wow.. what a lot of work to draw MY name *grin*

    Love your site… funny and USEFUL too!


  55. I want to win. What happens though if you pull two out of the same pan at the same time. Will the one with more whipcream left get eaten, and the other one win?

  56. Marvo – Happy Blogiversary! While I’ve only been reading a few short months, my life has been changed by The Impulsive Buy. I could go on, but I’ll leave it at that. *hugs*

  57. congrats on the mile-marker. keep up the good stuff because lots of us out here appreciate it. don’t get all lame on us and start updating infrequently, and then eventually just give up entirely. if you do that i will hunt you down and kick you in the shins.

  58. I stumbled across this website about a week ago, and my life has never been the same…but in a good way! Keep up the good work!

  59. I just found this website a couple weeks ago while doing a search to find out what the heck chicken fries really were. The night I found it I ended up just reading your reviews for like 2 hours. I wish I’d found you sooner! Thanks for making me laugh!

  60. I’ve added you to my favorites list. Congrat’s on the fab year! Your process for drawing the winning e-mail addresses could only be enhanced by taking pictures of the event.

    keep it real for many more…

  61. woohoo!!!!

    I want to win… 🙁 I never win anything.

    Except for free books at my library. But only ones I already have.


  62. ahhhh, no blow me this time?

    Congrats! … and I personally think that AT least 200 of them were awesome.

  63. Hey
    happy 1 year!
    I just stumbled across your site, and it’s amazing. Honest product reviews are great, and these are helpful and hilarious.

  64. Congrats. I’ve bookmarked your site months ago, with no regrets.
    Great job.
    “Whatever you want to say” hmmm….batteries are the connection to all the modern conspiracies.

  65. I’ve never been to your site before, I heard there was a prize though…so hand it over and I’ll get out of here. And uh happy, merry something…yeah

  66. Happy Blogiversary! Its been a constant source of giggles reading your “educational” reviews. PS: The guys at burger king didn’t appreciate me ordering a box of fried tampons.

  67. Hey man, happy 1 yr . I just stumbled onto your site a few days ago, trying to find out what the hell BK’s chicken fries were and found the site hilarious. And I just noticed someone else did the same thing from looking at your comments just now. wow. weird.

  68. I just discovered the website, and I’m about as horrified as I was by “Steve! Don’t Eat That!” Great work! I’d love to win a box of mystery stuff!

  69. ooh… mystery box? sounds intriguing…. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! may we all be blessed with another full year of excellence in product review. ;-D

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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!

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

  74. 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.

  75. 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. 😉

  76. 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.

  77. 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!

  78. 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!

  79. 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!

  80. I have to say your blog kicks ass! It is by far the funniest blog I read.

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

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  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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. 🙂

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

  87. 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.

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

  89. 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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