Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bad Cop

He wants to put a ring on your finger...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Not In My Square!

Mr. Stick took the weekend off to photoshop himself in to a number of unusual places. And that means one thing - the hunt is on again! You have until Sunday to properly identify the Mr. hiding out in various blogs spread across the Blogger followers of Mr. Stick and Life With Dogs. For complete rules go here.

Whatever you do don't let him escape. Help us to find him and bring justice to the little jerk; enjoy an unusual visual tour, and just maybe land yourself a really lame prize.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Strummer Bummer

New hunt details coming, stay tuned...and a random sighting indicates that Mr. Stick is about to start popping up again - coming to a blog near you...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Suspect Apprehended

What a week this has been! I hope those who participated enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you for making our first week so much fun - it was a week of laughter, just what the doctor ordered.

Set aside a few minutes for an interesting tour; filled with twists, turns, and much wrongdoing. Mr. Stick is popping up everywhere; and as you will find, he is generally despised: as he well should be.

Our incredible hosts for week one are offered up for your enjoyment, in order of original picture submittal.

Mr. Stick finds himself...

Nearly run down by the hounds.

Burning his wiener.

Exploring an unfortunate foot fetish.

Worming his way in to history, and hanging with his peers.

Exploring his lyrical talents, and lying his way through an interview.

Headed for what I hope will be his final destination.

Busted for pot possession...and taking hostages.

Passing time with an infamous dog enemy.

Hypnotizing felines in order to facilitate a getaway.

Terrorizing Philly fans, which is good or bad - depending on who you ask!

Messing with innocent children, and paying the price.

Spend a few moments with each of these imaginative bloggers and see where the real fun starts. He's as fun to host as he is to hunt!

Speaking of hunting, there were many worthy takers. As you now know, there were eleven posts in total, but one fell outside of the Blogger follower list, so participants were only held to a standard of ten. Many of the hosts did find all posts, but as the rules state, a host may only win if another hunter does not find all entries in a given week.

The first hunter to provide all eleven correct links is:

Meredith Nickerson

Great work Meredith! Your countless hours of searching and keyboard torture have earned you a shiny new pair of Tweezerman tweezers - the best tweezers I have ever used for splinter removal, and the choice of beauty pros in the know. We promised lame, and we plan to deliver.

Speaking of delivery, since everyone helped us to kick off the first week with a bang, all participants from week one will be receiving a super secret (under development) prize that we hope to have in our hands within the next few weeks. Stay tuned - we'll e-mail you when the shipment comes in. Surprise!

Finally, in order to stay organized and tweak the rules to keep things easy, we will accept picture submissions until next Monday, and kick off the next search then. If you have already submitted a picture we will return it in the coming days with posting details. Future hunts will run Monday through Friday for logistical reasons.

Send in those pics, make some new blogging connections, and by all means, have fun.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wood Pills

We'll see you tomorrow with a pile of outrageous posts and and search results. There are still a few hours left - don't let him escape!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Release the Hounds

It's official - Mr. Stick is on the prowl, terrorizing the blogosphere with his splintery self. A most bizarre scavenger hunt awaits you.

Track him down and e-mail us as you find him. If you'll note, we modified the rules to include all willing participants, so be certain to keep looking even after you have found three!

We'll leave this open until next Wednesday - we'll list all locations, and the search results. Please continue to send in your pictures in the meantime - we'll get them back to you with instructions for the following week.

And let me say that I have laughed more this week than I can recall. Not only will it be fun to hunt, but the entries will have you rolling as you find them. Remember that you are searching the blogs of followers from Life With Dogs and Mr. Stick. Click those little follower pictures and dig in!

I'll admit to a strong temptation to shut down this blog for a couple of days, leaving the readers of those hosting questioning the sanity of the posters. I guess I'll practice restraint: my least favorite virtue.

Save the dogs - catch that stick. And be careful, he's not as innocent as he looks...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

It's On

It's time to get ridiculous.

We'll accept photos until midnight Wednesday, so check the rules and get your submissions in while there is time. We'll unleash Mr. Stick Friday and let the world know that the hunt is on.

Have no mercy.

Previous sighting:

Detroit, MI 1994

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The 411

Note* For logistical reasons our scavenger hunt will run every month. This gives participants sufficient time to integrate the Mr., and allows us more time to answer questions and help with entries.

He's all bad. Cops hate him. He has no taste in music or movies. His skin is rough and dry. He always sports wood. He bedded my wife.

Let's face it, sticks are pretty useless unless you are a dog, or you need to start a fire. They just lay there on the ground, waiting for an unsuspecting canine to come along and take the bait. They torture lawnmower blades worldwide. They attack with splinters.

End the shenanigans. Send Mr. Stick on a journey through the blogosphere, a journey of humiliation. Find a picture that would be funnier if Mr. Stick was in it. Send said picture to We'll photochop him in and send him back. Put a post on your blog with the picture. You must mention Mr. Stick by name in your post - but the post does not have to be specifically about Mr. Stick - if it is, all the better. This will give bloggers just enough to work with when hunting him down.

***We will allow all willing participants to post Mr. Stick to their blogs each month. The first person to find all Mr. Stick posts wins. If nobody finds all of the posts the first person who finds the most posts wins. Make sense? Timing will be judged solely by time of e-mail receipt, so the minute you find Mr. Stick, send us an e-mail with a link to the blog post where he is located. Those posting/hosting Mr. Stick for a given monthly contest will be eligible to participate in the hunt for that monthly, but cannot count their own post toward the total tally. This means that if you post Mr. Stick, and nobody finds all posts for that week, you still have a chance at winning. You cannot count Mr. Stick sightings in follower lists - he's a stalker by nature.

In order to keep this search contained, the contest will only be open to the followers of, or You must click on the (Blogger) follower button and join on either of these sites in order to be eligible. We will verify follower status before announcing winners or distributing prizes. This keeps the search contained to a reasonable scope, and will drive a substantial amount of traffic to the blogs of those participating. We will transition exclusively to the Mr. Stick follower list for the hunt once the follower count is over one hundred - so if you are a follower of Life With Dogs, you may want to follow Mr. Stick now to make sure you do not miss the transition.

Prizes will have little or no monetary value. We'll arbitrarily select some junk to send you. Unless you catch us on a good day.

Don't be discouraged if you do not have a blog yet - remember that half of the fun is the hunt.

Get out there and work your Ctrl+F keys - bring yourself some new blog visitors, put a stop to splinter injuries, and help save dogs from one seriously evil piece of wood.

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