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Sunday, November 11, 2012

THE "GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THIS ROOT" CONTEST, OR, FARM GIRL YANKS MR. BIG!

You people have filthy minds, is all I want to say.

It is the last contest with a cash prize on the line which Uncle Mac's will be offering in 2012, so put your figurin' caps on.


THE LAST KNOWN PIC OF "MR. BIG", IN SITU

A few words about Mr. Big, our prize rutabaga. First, he is a quitter. For weeks he added an inch of circumference every seven days, until he reached a corpulent 21" plus. And then he just gave up. Shame, Mr. Big! Shame!

Second, Mr. Big is a fraud! Almost all of his bulk was above ground. What is up with that, Mr. Big? Perhaps we will call you "Biggy Smalls" henceforth.

But still, it might be interesting to guess his weight (already recorded). Here, such as they are, are the rules.

DA RULES:

Contest begins right now; Sunday November 11, 2012
 
Contest ends midnight Sunday November 18, 2012

 First (and only) prize is: $20.00 US, delivered via Paypal
 
 One guess per player
 
Guess submitted as a comment on this post*
 
Guess to be in pounds and ounces. Whole ounces only. Entries which do not comply will be ignored and deleted.
 
Winner is whoevers' guess is closest to Mr. Bigs actual weight, and we don't care if you go over or not. Closest wins.
 
In the event of a tie, we will be really annoyed.
 
But we will come up with something.
 
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Here are a few hints to help you out:
 
 
1. Mr. Bigs greatest circumference is 22 1/4"
 
2. Mr. Big, compared to common everyday items:  
 

MR. BIG WITH COORS DE BEER
 
 
MR. BIG WITH ORDINARY CONCRETE BUILDING BLOCK (17 5/8" X 7 5/8" X 7 5/8")
 
MR. BIG IN CHEAP SUN GLASSES 
 
59 OUNCE BOX O' MINUTE MAID OJ WITH THE IMPOSTOR
 
MR BIG WITH JOE BIDEN'S BRAIN
 
There you have it! All you need to be a winner in the guess the weight of the big rutabaga contest! Lets see those entries!
 
 
 
 
*If you have trouble leaving comments either message me, "MacPike", on face book or e-mail your guess to Bobmacnj5@aol.com and put "Mr. Big" in message bar. I will post your guess.
 
Thanks, and best of luck!  

25 comments:

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Okay, Mac, now I never would have guessed the right weight of Mr.Big without seeing him in sunglasses, so I'll stick with my original guess of 7 lbs. 7 oz.

If that's not correct, or if my early guess was disqualified because 'no rules is good rules', and because he's been sitting on a cement block eating yellow boules, , I bet he now weighs 10 lbs 6 oz. (With sunglasses) bwahhaahahaha!

Mac Pike said...

He informs me that since he's been sportin' "sunglasses" he has become a "chick magnet".

I think he is a lyin' sack of compost, myself.

Glory Lennon said...

WOW, he's a big one as was Justin at birth- although not as big as Brandon at 11 lbs, 9 oz. So I think Mr. Big is closer to Justin. My guess then is 9 lbs, 7oz.

Mac Pike said...

11,9??? Bigger than you, almost!


Alexandra Heep said...

I am going with 8 pounds 13 ounces ... that is what my son weighed at birth lol

Mac Pike said...

Lovin' these guesses!

M. J. Joachim said...

Gotta think about it some more...I'll be back :)

akalinus said...

I think 4 pounds an 5 ounces.

Julie Helms said...

I'm going with 3 lbs. Just 3. No oozes.


Is Biden's brain the white squiggly stuff poopin' out the bottom?

Mac Pike said...

I'm glad we were spared the oozes!

M. J. Joachim said...

Well you had me going every which way with this - even pulled out my tape measure and put a potato on the bathroom scale...I'm going with 3 lbs 1 oz...Biden's brain threw me a bit - so much fluff, so little substance...

Dan Shaw said...

2 lbs, 6 ounces which is twice the size of my own brain.

Mac Pike said...

Wow, Dan, we expect you to become at least a Senator!

Gloria McCloud guesses 5 pounds on the noserooski.

Mac Pike said...

W. Diane Van Zwol guesses 25 lbs!

Mac Pike said...

Sharon Rusk says 3 lbs. 8 oz.

Angie Mohr said...

I'll guess 6 lbs 7 oz

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Mac, my gardener better half, the one and only smart wendyleetoo@gmail.com guesses it's 9 lbs 8 oz, with the skin and greens..hahahahaha

Mac Pike said...

Very nice Raymond most illuminating and I'm sure useful for something, not however, for this contest. Please consult the potentate of the potato and inquire as what she thinks the greenless 'baga as pictured (skin on, greens off) might weigh?

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Mac,our Wendyleetoo, my model gardener better half still suggests Mr.Big is 9 lbs. 8 oz. exactly as pictured, which although sporting chick magnet sunglasses and knowing how to perch upon cement blocks, does not have enough green hair left to alter the weight submitted. ":)

Mac Pike said...

9 lb. 8 oz. it is, as the excitement knows no bounds!

mandy said...

Mac... I've hardly ever been good with guessing weights, but I'll go with 6 lbs and 6 ounces. And you HAVE to tell me I'm right, or I'd be VERY disappointed. :(
(puppy dog eyes) - Mac, please tell me I won, pretty please.

LOL

Mac Pike said...

Linda Basile dsays 8 lbs, no more, no less.

Mac Pike said...

Laughing at 'Manda!

Mac Pike said...

Christine Moran says 3 lbs exactly!

amycita said...

i love the pic of mr. big in cheap sunglasses. it literally made me laugh out loud!!! : D