Words For Your Enjoyment: Lost Words

No, this isn’t a post about Lost.

Instead, today’s post will serve to announce that my still-new book The Lost Blogs has done so well out there in the real world that it looks as if we’ll be moving into the land of “Second Printing.” Which is a good thing. Which makes me happy. Which makes me want to give away free First Edition signed copies of the book.

So today, for your enjoyment, that’s just what we’re going to do. But with a twist.

But instead of sending you off on a scavenger hunt throughout the Blogosphere and instead of asking you to be the first person to be lightning-quick e-mailer amaze-a-tron, I will instead ask you to read the following paragraph:

Pay attention here’s the thick of the plot, I pulled up to the orner at the end of my block and that’s where I saw tis beautiful girly-girl walking, I picked up my car phone to perpetrte like I was talking. You shoul have seen this girl’s bodily dimesions, I honkd my horn just to get her attention she said ‘Was that for me?’ I sad ‘Yeah’ she said ‘Why’ I said ‘C’mon and take a ride with a hell of a guy.

Did you read it? Did you notice there were letters missing? Well, if you take those missing letters and rearrange them into a word, then plug that word into the handy-dandy search bar at the top of this blog — only one post will show up in the search results.

Submit the title of that post via the WFME contact form and the first five people to do so will receive a signed first-edition copy of the book from yours truly. But here’s where it gets even more interesting. If you’ve already won a copy of The Lost Blogs (in which case you can’t win another copy of it to keep things fair) — you can win a signed-copy of my first book Consumer Joe: Harassing Corporate America, One Letter At A Time.

God, it’s like Christmas up in here, isn’t it?

Good luck. God speed. Get going.

Update 9:14AM PST: You people are fast! Congrats to the following readers for winning signed copies of The Lost Blogs. They are: Jenifer, Sarah, Nathanael, Melanie and Mark K..

As for the solution. I’ll let you all discuss. And major props to the people who kept searching “HI DANCE” and “ICE HAND.” How I wish there was a post related to either of them.

17 comments on “Words For Your Enjoyment: Lost Words

  1. Pauly D - July 28, 2006 at 8:24 am -

    We have two winners. Three left.

  2. sarah - July 28, 2006 at 8:27 am -

    finally i win at something!

  3. Pauly D - July 28, 2006 at 8:56 am -

    And then there were FOUR winners. One left.

  4. Calico Jack - July 28, 2006 at 9:10 am -

    Thanks, Pauly!

  5. Daily Guilt » I love a challenge - July 28, 2006 at 9:14 am -

    […] So, I was thrilled to find Paul Davidson’s challenge this morning. His book just went into its second printing (yay!), so he’s giving a few signed first editions to the winners of his contest… and I’m one of those winners! (The rest of you will have to just buy your own copies.) […]

  6. Mark K - July 28, 2006 at 9:19 am -


    I was wondering if you were gonna track all the messed up words people searched.

  7. Eve - July 28, 2006 at 9:26 am -

    I’m very sad right now. I had my heart set on winning and I was minutes too late with my submission :*(

  8. Jen - July 28, 2006 at 10:36 am -

    I was WINNER #1 – I rock! Or, I am a big geek. Either way, I scored a copy of Lost Blogs, suckas!

  9. Jen - July 28, 2006 at 10:37 am -

    DUDE! You spelled my name wrong! It’s with one N!

  10. Melanie - July 28, 2006 at 10:49 am -

    I totally thought it was ICE HAND. (Part of your “If I Was a Hotshot Rock Climber” post?). You should write about ice hands. That would rock.

  11. Jen - July 28, 2006 at 10:59 am -

    Thank you – do what you will with that extra N.

  12. Pauly D - July 28, 2006 at 11:04 am -

    Jen – I’m here for you and your missing N.

  13. Kevin - July 28, 2006 at 12:35 pm -

    That thing looks like a mole. What the heck is it? Never heard of one before.

    Alas, leave it to WFME to educate me.

  14. Jeff - July 28, 2006 at 1:21 pm -

    I can’t unscramble under pressure. I too tried tICE HAND, HI DANCE, HEAD INC and CHAINED. So what the hell is it?

  15. Pauly D - July 28, 2006 at 2:47 pm -

    Jeff – I’ll tell you this. It’s a real word. It’s an animal. There was a post specifically about this animal.

  16. Alison - July 28, 2006 at 9:24 pm -

    Well, I didn’t play because I bought a copy of The Lost Blogs. And as much as I would have loved to know how to harass Corporate America, I just couldn’t unscramble the mystery word. I had kids tugging on my limbs and an impatient boyfriend waiting in the car, yeah, that’s it.

  17. sarah - July 29, 2006 at 8:49 pm -

    if you love things that eat ants, you will love this animal!

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