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22 Sep

Contest: Where in the World is Grok?

The Prize:

Toys! I write and talk a lot about nutrition and exercise, but there’s so much more that goes into health and wellness (stay tuned later today for an article on this topic). One of these is “Play.” So I’m giving away some stuff to play with…

Djubis. Frisbee is fun, but occasionally you need a change-up. Enter the Djubi. My best description of this game would be slingshot lacrosse using the rules of Ultimate. The balls have good zip, heavier than modern-day Nerf fare, they’re more akin to the old school, tough 1980’s Nerf balls that could obliterate a Lego castle if shot from an air canon. A box of these arrived at my office a couple weeks ago and my crew and I wasted no time cracking one open and having some fun. Tip: They’re best used in a large, open space, because they can really fly.

You may want to do this as a group, so the winner of today’s contest gets five pairs of Djubis. That’s enough for a ten person game. BONUS: Djubi is giving a 30% discount for readers who use “PRIMAL” when placing an order on (discount doesn’t include shipping).

Slackline. It’s a tight rope, a loose tight rope. Strap it between a couple trees, walk on it, bounce on it, do a triple reverse double banana whammy on it, whatever floats your boat. The folks at PrimalCon had a chance to play with one of these things; and the GM of my company, Aaron, liked it so much he picked one up for himself. Courtesy of Gibbon Slacklines, winner gets a choice of classic slackline.

The Contest:

Grok is everywhere. Or, at least, he will be after this contest. Gear up your mindgrapes, because today’s challenge is on the goofy side. On this post you’ll find a downloadable PDF of Grok. Download that PDF and print it out. Then use it to show folks where Grok exists around the world. Hold up Grok and take a photo of him in your lovely city.


  1. Download the PDF.
  2. Print out the PDF.
  3. Cut along the dotted lines.
  4. Write down where you live in the box.
  5. Hold Grok up in your hometown.
  6. Snap a photo.
  7. Email me the photo. Include “Grok World Submission” in the subject line of your email.


Get it? Do it!

The Deadline:

September 26, midnight PST. Five days!

Who is Eligible:

Every person in the whole wide world! In fact, super bonus points for the most remote Grok sighting.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all eligible entrants.

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. Grok is everywhere!

    Annika wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  2. mindgrapes? i love the little gems.

    jennifer wrote on September 22nd, 2010
    • Mindgrapes- 30 Rock reference :-)

      Ben wrote on September 22nd, 2010
      • best show ever! new season Thursday!!!

        kepo wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  3. Wow, I live about 20 minutes where that first picture was taken!
    Looks like it was right at the Bob Bullock museum.

    Brandon wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  4. Ha! Love it!

    Primal Hound wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  5. This will be fun! Are you going to put all of these pictures up just for viewing? I bet there is going to be some pretty cool ones!

    Mlkrone wrote on September 22nd, 2010
    • Yes, submitted photos will be shown on MDA.

      Represent for your hometown!

      Mark Sisson wrote on September 22nd, 2010
      • Awesome! At my old job I had access to the rooftop of the tallest riverfront builing in town… that would make for a good pic, but I’ll have to get more creative now.

        Mlkrone wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  6. Hmmm… Grok in mesquite country… I can do that.

    naiadknight wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  7. YAY! FUN!!

    gilliebean wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  8. This is awesome! Grok is in Grand Rapids, MI!!!!

    Primal Toad wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  9. I’ve got a ton of fun ideas. Should I send them all or just choose one?

    Magness wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  10. I bet no one knew that Grok was such a world traveler!


    David Grim - Get Fit Get Lean wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  11. Too bad I don’t live in Armenia any longer, LOL

    Reiki Susan wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  12. I really hope the farthest away Grok gets a prize!

    kelle wrote on September 22nd, 2010
  13. I’m submitting mine in just a sec. GROK IS IN… Woonsocket, Rhode Island! 😀

    Samantha wrote on September 23rd, 2010
  14. Shouldn’t it get sent to “Grok World Domination”?

    Brenna wrote on September 24th, 2010
  15. Just curious, is the deadline midnight tonight (The beginning of Sep. 26,) or tomorrow night?

    RWVA.Chris wrote on September 25th, 2010
    • I have the same question about the recipe video. *editing frantically*

      Maya wrote on September 26th, 2010
  16. Man, I shoulda brought grok to the SF folsom street faire LMAO

    Maya wrote on September 26th, 2010
  17. Grok esta en Mexico y habla españ groooook!

    arturo miranda wrote on October 5th, 2010
  18. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your blog. You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d absolutely love to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please blast me an e-mail if interested. Many thanks!

    brand agencies london wrote on August 6th, 2011

    LEE wrote on October 22nd, 2011

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