Saturday, June 17, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Volvo Race?

I posted an excerpt from the Volvo Pirates of Caribbean 2 buried SUV contest earlier this week (I would post a link, but wtf...find it yourself. Why should I send thousands of extra people to a link so they can compete against me?) (And why do I think we have a readership of thousands?)

Well, this is turning out to be a pretty lame race to find the Volvo. I got the new clue today and I have already solved the riddles on the 2 new islands, Saint Helena and Isle of Saint Mary. We keep hopping from island to island, but it seems that everyone has a chance until the last day, since Volvo keeps putting the brakes on the hunt.

I am now waiting for yet another e-mail on June 21 for the keyword to unlock a new island. They don't even give me a field where I can try to guess the word. I have a hunch that I'm being taken on a rather simple marketing ride with a disappointing payoff in the end.

On the bright side, I am solving these puzzles in about 5 minutes each, which at least makes feel remotely intelligent. Although, knowing it's a national contest, I'm not trying to overthink them too much. They are really pretty simple after you take a minute or 5.

And so, to pass the time, here are 2 dissenting reviews of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. If it takes you less than a week to read them, well, then, welcome to my Volvo contest world.

1 comment:

Yojay said...

UPDATE: According to my hit stats, many people are searching for solutions to this puzzle. Also, fortunately for them, they are finding them. I found 2 blogs that have all the answers so far by following the search links that brought people here. Not so sure why anyone feels the need to help others solve this puzzle, since only the first 3 get a shot at the title.