Monty’s Never Have I Ever – 1st Edition

This is my first foray into blogging games. We all know that Paul over at The Captain’s Speech is the OG in this area and I don’t expect (nor want) to impinge on his captaincy, but I would experiment a bit. March has proven a bit slow on my blog and my book sales are miserable, so I thought why not a competition where you folks get a chance to “win” (get stuck with?) a copy of one of my books? That’s right! There is a real prize to be won here: a copy of Monty’s Almanac 202x. According to Amazon this is a value of US$6.87 at the moment, although you are free to disagree. One thing I can guarantee is that if you walk away with this prize you will be one of very few in this world with such a treasure.

How this will work:

1) I will provide one “Never Have I Ever” question for you to answer. The question will be about me (Never Has Monty Ever…). There will be three correct answers and you will have five chances to select the correct answers.

2) Post your answers in your own blog (or optionally in the comments section of this post). Make sure to link your blog post to this post so I have visibility. The deadline for posting your answers is end of day, Saturday March 19th (per your local time zone).

3) For maximum points provide some type of commentary on your answers (there are no restrictions on the type of commentary but the goal here is to entertain – see below for further explanation on points).

4) Points: There are a maximum of 100 points available. 10 points for each correct answer (3 x 10 = 30 possible points). Up to 10 points for each of your answers commentary (points are granted based on the entertainment value of your commentary per my subjective assessment; it doesn’t matter if the associated answers are correct or not; 5 x 10 = 50 possible points). If you make me literally LOL there are 20 bonus points available as well (20 possible points). Total: 30 + 50 + 20 possible points.

5) Everyone is eligible to play unless you know my real (full) name.

6) The prize will be either a paperback or e-copy of Monty’s Almanac 202x. As long as the format is available in your region, the choice will be yours (if you win). Given the complexities of international shipping and such there could be some complications, but I’m sure I will find a way to make it work.

7) I’ll post the results on (or about) Monday, March 21st local China time.

8) This is just for fun and games (and a book of questionable value), so lets all just play along and enjoy!

The Game: Never Has Monty Ever…Been Paid To

(select five answers from below and provide commentary with each answer – there are a total of three possible correct answers)

A) Sell pop-corn

B) Remove a tree stump

C) Provide security

D) Dog-sit

E) Jack-hammer a cement floor

F) Paint a fence

G) Demolish a bath-room

H) Wait/buss tables

I) Cut the grass

J) Run a medical plastics extrusion machine

K) Be a teacher’s assistant

L) Do lab research

M) Be a cashier

N) Bag groceries

O) Mix paint

P) Cook

Q) Taste sexual lubricants

R) Watch babies bathe

S) Clean a movie-theatre

T) Distribute newspapers

U) Lick/stamp envelopes

V) Mix rubber

W) Provide voice-over for a video

X) Baby-sit

Y) Dig a ditch

Z) Give a speech


Remember, post your 5 answers in your own blog (or optionally in the comments section of this post). Make sure to link your blog post to this post so I have visibility. The deadline for posting your answers is end of day, Saturday March 19th (per your local time zone).

And

Have fun!


Be well,

Monty