Who wins the iPod?

When I originally mentioned Paul Walsh’s viral competition to win an iPod I thought he would pick out the winner, but no. He makes me do the dirty deed.

I haven’t announced a winner yet, mainly because my phone line is all crackly and my DSL dies within 10 minutes of going online and then doesn’t come back for hours, but also because it’s difficult to pick one winner:

  • Do I pick someone out at random? That’s the fairest way for all involved.
  • If I pick a winner at random that doesn’t reward people who frequently comment on my blog. Out of all the comments received only three “regulars” participated.
  • My brother commented, and Frank, a friend from school commented. Do I stand accused of favouritism by rewarding one of them?

In the end it was today’s Dilbert cartoon that swung it. My brother Donal gets the iPod. He’s a music nut as you can guess from all the concert photos on his blog, but also a keen musician too. He was best man at my wedding and there was no job too big or small that he couldn’t do to make preparations for that day easier. Thanks Donal and thank you all for participating!

I’m just glad the rest of my family didn’t leave comments or I’d be in a whole heap of trouble picking the winner…


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6 thoughts on “Who wins the iPod?”


  1. Excellent stuff, I completely agree with your reasoning behind this decision:). The post has been up for two days now and there hasn’t been an outcry yet I’m glad to see!

    Thanks again.


  2. I demand a recount!!!! Favouritism, favouritism!!!

    Obviously it would have been fine to pick me, as, uh, well blood is thicker than water… or something…

    :P

    Congrats Donal, and nice one Donncha – I liked your rational!


  3. i need a ipod but have no money to buy i’m a sri lankan person.i have no parents that what is do this

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