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10 Aug

Contest: Primal Post-Its

The Prize:

Another pair of Vibram Fivefingers! If you’ve read Mark’s Daily Apple at all in the last few years, you probably know how much we love these things. In fact, several Daily Apple all-stars are featured in the Vibram Fivefingers fan blog. The winner will receive a choice of any of Vibram’s four designs of Fivefingers.

The Contest:

Originally inspired by MizFit’s execution of Operation Beauty, for today’s contest you’ll need a sharpie and some Post-its.

It’s one thing to chat in an online forum about going Primal, it’s another to spread the word to your grocer, your banker, or the guy who goes to the gym to talk on his cell phone. It’s time for you to leave a Primal message for total strangers to see…

It’s probably easier to show you what I mean than to tell you (below you’ll find some examples), but the idea is to provide a humorous, tongue-in-cheek, or poignant statement about the modern world with a simple Post-It note and a dash of wit. It’s the world seen through a Primal lens.

Email me your photos by clicking here.

I’ll accept both real photos and Photoshop images (I’ve included a few of both).

You don’t have to use a Post-It and a sharpie. Any manner of paper products and writing devices will suffice.

It probably goes without saying, but please no vandalism or law-breaking. If you pull a Tyler Durden and blaze a 40 foot Grok in torches across the side of a Ramada Inn, you definitely won’t get a pair of Vibrams.

I hope you can have fun with this contest. I know the Worker Bees and I have.


Read my post on WTF for an explanation of the next photo.


From the United States to the United Kingdom and from New Zealand to New Delhi everyone is eligible. No restrictions.

The Contest End Time:

August 19, midnight PST.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

  • If only one person makes a submission that person wins by default.
  • If only a few people make submissions they will each be included in a poll where readers will pick the winner.
  • If we receive numerous entries I will choose my top picks, include them in a poll and let readers choose the winner.
  • I also reserve the right to make an executive decision at any time or use the random drawing method to choose a winner.

To track all the contests visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

Visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge for challenge details.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Great idea, I love it! Time to get out my sharpie.

    Chris wrote on August 10th, 2009
  2. Oh, now this one looks like it’s gonna be a blast! Time to slap the ol’ creative-thinking-cap on…

    Adam Kayce wrote on August 10th, 2009
  3. Hahaha! This is great. Gotta try it. :)

    Question about the Fivefingers, though: I have rather severe bunions. Will they still fit properly?

    BarbeyGirl wrote on August 10th, 2009
  4. Ooh fun!!

    Aubrey wrote on August 10th, 2009
  5. This is awesome. Love it!

    Mark wrote on August 10th, 2009
  6. I LOL’ed on the “WTF” one. hahaha.

    grok-star wrote on August 10th, 2009
  7. @ BarbeyGirl

    Well are your burns on your feet?:D

    And I’m definitely entering!

    evanator wrote on August 10th, 2009
  8. Quick question, how do you make digital postit notes ?

    Kiran wrote on August 10th, 2009
  9. So cool – I’m inspired to try this one! And I DESPERATELY want to try the Vibrams.

    BestLife wrote on August 10th, 2009
    • Okay – Just sent mine in… Here’s hoping to win! :)

      BestLife wrote on August 14th, 2009
  10. Looks fun! I haven’t been detained by the police at a grocery store since high school. Time to relive my youth.

    Jeffrey K wrote on August 10th, 2009
  11. Ooohhh, haha, I was walking around the store today (down aisles I haven’t been down since I moved here) and laughing to myself as I pictured post-its on everything.

    Arlo wrote on August 10th, 2009
  12. Awesome I’m definitely doing this one.

    uptothesky wrote on August 10th, 2009
  13. The problem with this contest is I’d have to spend times in the parts of a store I never go down.

    Henry Miller wrote on August 11th, 2009
  14. LOL Evanator. Burns?? Read again…more carefully this time! 😉

    BarbeyGirl wrote on August 11th, 2009
  15. Looks like fun!
    Anyone know how to add the digital post-it to photos?

    david wrote on August 12th, 2009
  16. This may have been asked already, but can we send in multiple submissions?

    Jessica wrote on August 12th, 2009

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