Our Next Book Giveaway: The Book of Useless Information

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First, a little housekeeping. The winners of our last two giveaways are Keri (who correctly guessed I was holding a Midnight Blue crayon) and Lauren (who suggested mental_floss take over the pre-movie trailer trivia "“ there were a lot of great suggestions that had come up in previous meetings over the years, but this one was new to me). Thanks to everyone for your ideas. We're going to sit down and read through them as a team, so there may be some additional prizes doled out at a later date. (And yes, we actually have done a swimsuit issue. One day we may re-run that feature here on the blog.)
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useless-info.jpgOn to the next book giveaway. You'll be playing for a copy of The Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham and the Useless Information Society. Here's a blurb about the UIS: "In 1995, a secret society of Britain's foremost thinkers, writers, and artists formed to trade and share in what founding member, playwright and journalist Keith Waterhouse, would call 'totally bloody useless' information—usually over a pint or two at a local pub. Now, The Useless Information Society regurgitates its bizarre findings for American readers in this first of what they threaten will be several volumes."

For tonight's challenge, for reasons I can't disclose, you've been tasked with creating your own secret society. What will you call it? Where will you meet? How will you initiate new members? What's your mission? (You know, just between us.) Provided there's more than one great society, we'll give away a few back issues to runners-up as well.

January 20, 2009 - 5:20pm
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