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. 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…

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

  3. 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.

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

    P.S. This is my Entry

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

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

    Love your site… funny and USEFUL too!


  12. 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?

  13. 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*

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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…

  18. woohoo!!!!

    I want to win… 🙁 I never win anything.

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


  19. ahhhh, no blow me this time?

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

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

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