Usually, at this time of the year, I take a short break from my ranting and raving to celebrate the holidays. That’s when I just post something to the blog such as, I don’t know, a video of a dog on a trampoline or the like.

Well, this year my holiday hiatus is different. Taking a cue from my fellow bloggers (most of whom are better marketers than I am), I’m running my first contest on this site.

Here’s how it works:

Readers who comment on this post (not any of the previous posts) will be entered for the chance to get passes for the Nicolas Cage movie Season of the Witch, which comes out next month.

You may ask, “What does Nicolas Cage have to do with Latino issues?” It’s a fair question, but I would point out that a dog on a trampoline has little to do with immigration reform, so let’s not overthink this one. It’s just a fun contest.

In any case, I will choose a winner at random from the commentators on this post. If we get a lot of responses, I may choose more than one, so increase your odds by commenting early and often.

The winner(s) will receive two passes to see the movie on January 6, 2011, in one of the following cities:

Los Angeles

San Jose





If you win and attend the movie in Phoenix, I’m going to go ahead and assume that you oppose SB 1070.

So what should your comment be about? Well, that’s the beauty of the contest. Say anything you want.

Tell me that I’m brilliant. Tell me that I’m a moron. Inform me that all Latinos are extraterrestrials bent on world domination.

Or better yet, get into the spirit of the thing. Tell us if you believe in witchcraft. Pass along that creepy ghost story, or share if you’ve had a supernatural experience. Or you can just discuss your favorite Nicolas Cage film (mine is Adaptation).

The only thing you have to include in your comment is the city in which you intend to see the movie, so I can plan accordingly.

Now let’s get those comments flying, people. I want to give away these passes, and I can only do that if I get responses.

If you win, I’ll email the passes to you. By the way, I’m the only one who will see your email addresses (unless you specifically want to share it in the body of your comment), so don’t worry about that.

I’ll check back over Christmas to see how we’re doing, and I will pick a winner by New Year’s Day.

Until then, have a happy Festivus.