More Fun with Math: National Debt Road Trip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5yxFtTwDcc  Excellent video that breaks things down in an understandable way.

Monster Hunter International Patch Contest!

Recently I discovered Facebook, and I was pleased to find that a couple of folks had created Monster Hunter International patchs for teams that they invented for their home towns.

Part of the fun of creating the MHI universe was the idea that all the people like me out there in the world could imagine themselves actually killing monsters for a living. I set it up so that there were an ever expanding number of regional teams.  The main team out of Cazador had the Happy Face with Horns that you’ve all seen. Atlanta had a lop eared bunny with a switchblade. (hat tip to Sluggy Freelance). Then there were others, Smoking Elvis out of Vegas, (longtime Boingo fan) a Fire Breathing Warthog, and a few others that were also not specified as to where they were from. The newest was a Walrus with a Banjo based out of Denver. (Team Haven).

So here is the contest. Create your own MHI patch using whatever your creative abilities are, and then send it to me at monsterhunter45 AT hotmail or post it on the Facebook page Monster Hunter International, Hunter Unite!  The book releases in less than 2 weeks, so I’ll leave the contest open until the end of August, and then I’ll take a poll and let the public decide which patch is the most awesome.

The RULES: The patch has to be military style, in subdued colors like OD or brown.  It has to say MHI or Monster Hunter International somewhere on it and 1895 for the founding.  It can be any shape, and there can be other words on it if you want.  The words do not have to be in English if you want to take it out of the country. On that note, I’ve actually got a short story in the works called Monster Hunter Mesopotamia (and obviously that patch would be tan).

I don’t care if you do it with fancy computer programs or color it in crayon, but for me to post it, it will need to be a Jpeg.

Make sure you include what town/region your patch represents in your title, because that’s what they will be known as in the voting.

Entries will be due by the last day of August.

The PRIZE: For whoever wins the poll, I’ll mention your patch in MHI:2 so it will become official cannon in the MHI universe and I’ll send you an autographed copy of Monster Hunter International.  If your town is already represented by another team in the MHI universe I might have to tweak accordingly, so the geography of where it is from will have to be at my discretion.

SPREAD THE WORD: Now obviously everything I do is based on selling more books, so please tell your friends, post it to your blog, sneak messages through the prison chow line, etc.  The more entries, the better.

Miami, werewolf howling at the moon

Miami, werewolf howling at the moon

Texas 1, Jackalope & Mare's Leg

Texas 1, Jackalope & Mare's Leg

 

TALON = Texas. Arkansas. Louisiana. Oklahoma. New Mexico

TALON = Texas. Arkansas. Louisiana. Oklahoma. New Mexico

Phoenix AZ

Phoenix AZSt Mary's County - Hellslayers

 

St Mary's County Hellslayers

St Mary's County Hellslayers

 

NorCal - The Bloody Bun

NorCal - The Bloody Bun

 

Bubba Crossville TN

Bubba Crossville TN

 

Takin Care of Business, Middle TN

Takin Care of Business, Middle TN

 

Arizona Rangers

Arizona Rangers

 

Georgia Skull Crackers

Georgia Skull Crackers

 

Houston MHI

Houston MHI

 

Cherokee Uktena

Cherokee Uktena

 

Rome Georgia

Rome Georgia

 

 

Texas Cannon

Texas Cannon

 

Montana Headhunters

Montana Headhunters

 

Black Mesa NM

Black Mesa NM

 

Oregon Sasquatch

Oregon Sasquatch

 

Texas Poison Bite

Texas Poison Bite

 

Omaha Stakes

Omaha Stakes

 

California. Because someone has to.

California. Because someone has to.

 

Texas (that's Latin for Get 'Er Done)

Texas (that's Latin for Get 'Er Done)

 

Bad Sheep Middle TN

Bad Sheep Middle TN

 

Central Utah Beehive Militia

Central Utah Beehive Militia

 

South Africa - A Boer Makes a Plan

South Africa - A Boer Makes a Plan

 

Winchester UK

Winchester UK

 

Wasilla Alaska

Wasilla Alaska

 

Dallas Pegasus

Dallas Pegasus

 

New York (older patch, predates olive drab ones)

New York (older patch, predates olive drab ones)

 

Dugway Proving Grounds Response Team

Dugway Proving Grounds Response Team

 

Middle TN Death Angels

Middle TN Death Angels

 

South Dakota - Sigh plains drifters

South Dakota - Sigh plains drifters

 

Chanute Kansas

Chanute Kansas

 

Arkham MA

Arkham MA

 

Lake Elsinore CA

Lake Elsinore CA

 

Edmond OK Loud Nerds

Edmond OK Loud Nerds

 

Tombstone AZ

Tombstone AZ

 

Utah County

Utah County

 

Italia

Italia

 

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

 

Northeast Bloggers

 

Exite!  Chemicus Sum!

Exite! Chemicus Sum!

 

Crushing Evil in the South

Crushing Evil in the South

 

Deo Vindice

Deo Vindice

 

Eastern TN

Eastern TN

 

Virginia

Virginia

College Station Texas

College Station Texas

 

Hollywood Hunters

Hollywood Hunters

 

Kentucy Skull Hunters

Kentucy Skull Hunters

 

San Diego

 

Bakersville Hall Kennel Club

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