Wednesday, August 1, 2007

What the F Does the C Stand 4

I know all of you have been waiting with baited breathe for my first contest. Well we are taking the plunge together. Here is the chance for all of you to win something for doing almost nothing. Hopefully you won't think this Contest is full of Sh-t.

For many many years I have had the "nickname," I guess you could call it, of Cman. Here lately, probably due in part to #10 in my 10 Reasons John Chow Probably Thinks This Blog Is About Him article, I have been getting asked more and more what the C in Cman stands for. Herein lays the focus of this contest. For the person who can guess what the C in Cman stands for I will give them $100. If multiple people guess correctly the winner will be chosen by random drawing from among the correct entries. If no one guesses correctly I will randomly pick from all entries and will award the winner of the losers $20.

1.In the words of Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, "There can be only One." Winner that is. Either the winning guess or the winner of the losers.

2.Multiple people can guess the same answer. If there are multiple guesses of the correct answer the winner will be chosen at random from these correct guesses. So if you were unclear and would like to switch your guess to one already made feel free to let me know.

The answer to the decades long mystery of the "C" has been sealed in an envelope and placed in the care of a friend of mine, Ted Kosmatka ( The Prophet of Flores ), to be opened on August 15th.

3. Disheartened By Carping Criticism I Feel The Need to Elucidate


1. To enter you will need to write a post linking back to and mentioning this contest and your guess.

2. Leave a comment to this post that includes the url of your entry post.

3. One entry per person but if you really really feel the urge to guess more than once, feel free to write multiple posts (limit 5), each containing a different guess and each linking to a different article on this site. Each additional post other than your first one must be at least 1000 words and full of nothing but praise or, if you are of a sarcastic bent, platitudes for this site.

4. All entries must be received by Update: I have extended the contest until 3:30 P.M Central Time on August 31st. Any entries after this deadline could however receive special recognition in a random conversation with a passerby.

5. If for some odd reason you would like to enter without posting please Donate $20 and put your entry in the item field.

6. The prize will be awarded via paypal only. If you do not have paypal then for $197 $99 $49 2 Easy Monthly Payments of $14.99 the reduced low low price of FREE, I have this ebook for sale that will explain in detail how to open a Paypal account. Actually that is simply a link to the Paypal sign-up page.

later all and have a profitable and productive blogging day

Yours Truly
C “has to stand for Chow” Man

Get more profitable and productive information by subscribing to my newsletter! or clicking the links below to subscribe to my feed, bookmark my site, or add me to your favorites.


Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Nice Cman...I'll have to think on this one.

roundouts said...

I have no idea but a few funny thoughts come too mind. I'v been thinking; are you trying to get a top result for the keyword John chow? I just thought this because you have been using his name often.

Proletariatof1 said...


nope too much competition for that one

Proletariatof1 said...

Bloggrrl has the first official guess!


roundouts said...

Okay I made my guess. You can find the post at $100 guess

My guess was computer!

Deleted said...

Here's my post. My guess is crazy.

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Did you find some kind of "hack" to do this? Or did you do it yourself?

By the way, are any of your C answers correct?;)

Proletariatof1 said...

you know i can't say if any are right. ;)

I never really found a hack that worked properly or that had the look that I wanted. I decided to simply figure it out on my own. It took me a while but hey I finally got it. At least I think. We'll see over the next several days how it works out.

I'm also working on the feed only posts or items but can't seem to get that one working.

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Well, here's my guess. I'm sure it's not right. I think someone else might be right but I didn't want to be a copycat.
WTF Does C Stand for Anyways?

I like the comment page. I could never do what you're doing. I'm thankful for premade widgets and I am in the process of getting my own domain and webhost. That's scary to me because it's unknown territory for an ol' cowboy's wife;)
I hope you like my guess. I don't expect it to be right but it was fun to come up with something that might make sense. Adios, Cman!

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

By the way, I put this on my money blog because I figured the readers I get there would be more inclined to check out your blog, BUT I will keep plugging it on my other one.

Also, it took me 4 times and finally refreshing before the comment showed up.

Proletariatof1 said...

I think the problem with the new comment system may have been due in part to the visual verification system. I have temporarily turned that off to see if that makes a difference.

Anonymous said...

Yes, now I can comment. Does this enable you to get more page views?
I was thinking about this awhile ago and never pursued it. looks good now. before the word verification was an X.

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

I'm just testing to see if I can comment or not

Proletariatof1 said...

I removed the word verification for now as it doesn't seem to work properly. I will have to try and figure it out.

And yeah it does bump up pageviews a bit as instead of a popup or simple comment page it stays on the post item page. I've also noticed time-per-visit seems to be up a bit also. It has only been 24 hours so the data set is obviously limited. I will evaluate this for a week or so and then see.

Ann Levings said...

I like this idea. I need to think on it-doesn't really fit my blog. Maybe my more personal blog? Nope-that won't work. I'll work it out. I think it sounds like fun.

Anonymous said...

My guess is "Cash." Check out my post:

Proletariatof1 said...

Hey Phil, from contestblogger, thanks for mentioning my contest, stopping by, commenting, and entering.

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

OOOOOOOOO, aren't you special Cman..I mean to get mentioned on contest blogger.

Deb Rox said...

I had to get permission from 4 members of my board to do this! Geez.

Since it's been your name for a while, I'm getting a South Park hit.
So my guess is CART, for CARTMAN.

And don't copy us, you dang hippies. If we aren't right, screw you guys I'm going home.

here's da post:

Proletariatof1 said...


thanks for stopping by and entering the contest. Your entry is very very creative.

Shrihari said...

Hey Cman,
Here is my guess :

Hope i'm right !

Proletariatof1 said...

thanks 4 stopping by and guessing. Another very creative guess.

Noor Azlin Shah said...

Added your contest in my site too.

My wild guess would be C for Cheers coz I like to cheer up people..


Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Dang the traffic...can I change my answer:)

Anonymous said...

What “C” Stands For In Cman

My guess will be Con. C stands for con, which means Cman stands for Conman.

Proletariatof1 said...

I don't think I like that one :)

well thanks 4 entering and good luck

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Changed my answer

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Cman...I noticed on you "links to this post" there is a link called B Money Savvy that goes to a blog with my original answer word for word and even the title goes to my blog but it's at a different blog. What's that all about???

Proletariatof1 said...

you have a feed hijacker. you should try and get them to remove the content, but the chances are pretty slim.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I'm ready to guess. Well actually...maybe not 'cause I think the C might stand for Crash as in, what would happen if you were trying to get a Commodore 64 to run properly. Or it could stand for Chomsky as in Chomsky normal form, but nah who's gonna call you Chomskyman. Then I thought, it stands for C as in the language but hell, why would you write in C when there's C++ and then, why would you write in C++ when there's Java (and I hope to god no one calls you Seeman to your face). So, what is it Crashman, Chomskyman,C(see)man, C++man or Javaman (hiding behind C++man)?

I'm choosing Crash. You're Crashman.

The post is at

Proletariatof1 said...

thank so much for stopping by and entering the contest. Very thought out and interesting guess. Good luck.

For all of you that are following the comment train for this contest here is a hint. Well 2 actually.

The C does not stand for



Horse Wormer

:) ;)

once again thanks to all of you so far. Spread the word on the contest.

Lori aka A Cowboy's Wife said...

Hey Cman...contest is doing pretty well huh! Everyone has some great guesses. Except for Con:(
I keep going back and forth on my answer.

Adi said...

hey my guess would be 'common man'. not very wry though. so what you think?