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June 20th, 2001

Shock The Monkey

I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but last year I fell very much into the treeloot trap.

By now I’m sure you’ve seen their banner ads on the web (assuming you have banner ads enabled) – Shock the Monkey and Win $20! they proclaim. It used to be almost a challenge to do so, but it isn’t now; the $20 also has a nice fat asterisk by it warning you that, surprisingly, stipulations apply.

But treeloot pulled me in. They give you a big picture of a tree, with a grid overlay. Allegedly, you click a square in the grid and win or lose – but, naturally, you’re given hints (and ads!) along the way. It must’ve been a lonely ol’ night because I distinctly remember clicking every single square in that grid. What did I win? What do you think?

I was wondering if anyone else got seduced by this monkey. -pm

Posted in Technology

FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday June 20, 2001 -- 10:57:14AM
Paul--What did the monkey ever do to YOU?



FROM: Rob
DATE: Wednesday June 20, 2001 -- 11:18:46AM
After you spanked it so much, you had to expect some sort of retribution...



FROM:
DATE: Monday August 13, 2001 -- 11:00:17PM



FROM: Gimpers OF death
DATE: Wednesday February 13, 2002 -- 10:45:56 pm
Hehehe, I wish to spill the blood of the monkey!

Fight the power, KILL ALL SPAMMERS!



FROM:
DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:26:03 pm



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