2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner

“Masters of Sex” calendar and DVD giveaway

Published: January 6, 2014, 11:32 pm, by Terry Terrones


Who wants some free stuff? You do, of course! And I’m here to provide. As part of my job as The Gazette media columnist I have access to TV shows before they come out. These shows are called “screeners.” Now most of the time these screeners are only viewable online on a special media only website. However, some networks will send me discs of shows to view and sometimes (rarely) those discs come with promotional materials.

For the TV show “Masters of Sex,” Showtime sent me a promotional calendar and DVDs with all 12 episodes of season one. I was sent this sometime in September but I wasn’t comfortable giving it away until the show’s first season has ended. Now it can be all yours. Here’s what you’ll get:

- An artfully decorated calendar that goes from Sept 2013 to August 2014 and has a little dirt on the cover because I’m kinda messy

- Info on the cast and the production process

- A set of DVDs that contain all the episodes of the “Masters of Sex” season one

The pic at the top of this post is of the cover and one of the screener discs. More pics are at the bottom of this post. Don’t let the title of this show fool you though, none of the pictures in this calendar are risque. They look like pics taken right off the set of “Mad Men” so they’re very classy. The content on the discs however is a different story. But if you don’t know what this show is about don’t bother trying to win.

So how do you win this cool prize, anyway? Easy, just comment on this post and tell me why you deserve it. You can comment as many times as you like but writing multiple posts DOES NOT increase your chances of winning. One random winner will be drawn Wednesday afternoon and I’ll update this post to announce who the lucky winner is around 4pm-ish. If you live in Colorado Springs you can pick up your prize at the new downtown Gazette office on Thursday. If you live out of town I’ll mail it to you.

Now, a couple quick things about how I do contests. I’ve been giving stuff away on Twitter for years and there are things people will do that force me to drop the ban hammer. So here are my contest rules: 1) Keep it clean. If you curse you’re automatically eliminated. 2) Be a good sport. If you lose, be classy. Nobody likes a complainer. 3) A sense of humor is always a good thing. 4) My winners are always selected RANDOMLY. Don’t get bummed if you don’t win. 5) Don’t ask questions in the comments section. I don’t have time to read them. My instructions are simple enough and if you don’t read them you have no one but yourself to blame for misunderstanding the rules. 6) If you don’t like how I giveaway or award prizes, don’t feel obligated to enter. Simply stated, just follow Wheaton’s Law and you’ll be fine.

Sorry if that last paragraph was a bit of a downer but it needed to be written. The anonymity of online personalities sometimes brings out the worst in people. Okay, now that that’s out of the way. Let’s get to it.


¬†UPDATE: ¬†Congrats Daniel Nguyen! You’re the winner! Email me at terry.terrones@gazette.com.¬†