Ready for an Adventure?

Ready for an Adventure?

By on Aug 7, 2012 in Products

The Summer has entered the home stretch.  September looms on yon horizon like some big, autumnal looming thingie- promising increased workloads for students, parents and office drones alike!

But don’t worry.  We’re giving you a chance to face the pending disaster armed with the most powerful Demotivational tools money can buy- at a price you’d be an idiot to resist!

For this week only, all Demotivator posters are now only $9.95- down from $15.95!  And better still, we’re giving away a FREE “Adventure” Poster below with any order that includes one or more posters! (While supplies last.)

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Pick the Winner in the

Pick the Winner in the “Storms” Caption Contest

By on Aug 9, 2012 in Contests

The Scoring phase of the “Storms” Contest is past.  These are the entries that rose to the top- now it’s time for YOU to pick your favorite from the entries.  But first- please read the important rule changes below!

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Score the Captions in the

Score the Captions in the “Fire” Contest

By on Aug 9, 2012 in Contests

Remember this one?  We launched this Caption Contest six weeks ago- then abruptly suspended it.  Why?  Um, the Colorado wildfires started raging across that state only a couple of days after we launched.  So we suspended that particular contest out of sensitivity to the crisis.  (Yes, that means we’re not entirely cynical and heartless, after all.  Sue us.)

But you’ve waited long enough- and certainly have complained more than enough.  So here begins the miserable Scoring phase of the contest- where you, our loyal Despairers, deliberately subject yourself to a non-stop assault on your intelligence in the hopes of finding an occasional chuckle or even rarer guffaw in the process.

Remember- don’t give high scores to entries that use quotes or jokes you’ve already heard.  The last contest for “Lion & Lioness” was invalidated because the winning entry was actually a joke from comedian Jeff Dunham.  We try to eliminate those entries before Semi-Finalist voting- but we can’t always catch everything.  Save your highest scores for quotes that feel original, that perfectly pay off the startling photograph, and that might actually be a useful bit of wisdom worth invoking in future circumstances.

Alright- get started!

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When Good Contests Go Bad

When Good Contests Go Bad

By on Jul 23, 2012 in Contests

It had to happen sooner or later.

Only minutes after Despair declared a winner in the “Lion & Lioness” Caption Contest, we began receiving email and Facebook notes informing us that winning caption in the contest was, in fact, reworking a familiar joke from a Jeff Dunham comedy routine.   Read More!

Introducing

Introducing “Devotion”

By on Jul 18, 2012 in Contests

The voting in the Despair.com ”Lion & Lioness” semi-finals round is over- and the winner has been chosen by a massive margin!

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