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Contest Winner Announced
By Amy | September 14th, 2009

In place of a Friday contest update, it’s the Monday winner’s announcement!

Thanks again to everyone who took part in the contest last week! After five days and ten questions, the winner of our trivia contest was Ryan Burkeen of Mexia, TX with 57 points – and as a Grand Prize, Ryan will be sitting 6th row at a Blink 182 concert ten days from now! (Not bad for just watching our Facebook and twitter feeds for a week and being quick with Google.)

For anyone who missed them the first time around, we’ll recap the last two questions:

Question #9: I’m sung by a band who has toured with Blink 182, and my lyrics include X-Men and a 12-sided die. What song am I?

Answer: Weezer’s song “In the Garage” features these lyrics: “I’ve got a twelve sided die – I’ve got Kitty Pride and Nightcrawler too, waiting there for me, yes I do.”

Question #10: George Bellamy of the UK band The Tornados had the first British single to ever hit number one on the US charts. Decades later, his son released a song widely thought to be inspired by that single. What was the name of the original single, and what was the song inspired by it?

The song was Telstar (awesome song, by the way – if you’ve never heard it, it was way beyond its time), and Bellamy’s son Matthew later released the song Knights of Cydonia with guitar parts inspired by Telstar. And of course, the tie-in is that Knights of Cydonia was done by Muse, one of the bands touring with U2 this summer.

If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you’ve seen lots of chances to win, and there will be plenty more, so be sure to stick around. So what’s the next contest? We haven’t nailed that down yet, but it’ll probably involve more trivia, but with a random drawing element as well. Stay tuned, and you’ll get all the details once we’re ready!

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