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Eye Prefer Paris 15th Anniversary Prize Winners

First, I would like to thank you for your kind and generous comments and emails about the 15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris last week, and I especially want to thank those who took the time to take the quiz and for their answers.   Below are the correct answers to the quiz, highlighted in red.   2006 What department store had an exhibit of dolls that Christian Dior, John Galliano, Kenzo, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and Versace designed costumes for? A. Le Bon Marche B. Gal...
Tags: Travel, France, Los Angeles, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Monaco, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet


Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: HAIL or HALE at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: July 18, 2020)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using HAIL or HALE at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Humor, Muse, Contests, Kale, Writer's Block, Writer, Limerick, Hale, Writing Prompts, Limericks, Facebook Limerick, Behavior & Personality, Food & Drink Humor, Food Humor


Limerick-Off Award (447)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to SJAAN VANDENBROEDER, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: Assuming the posture of lotus, Buddha lifted his voice to give notice: “You may chant on this knoll If it pleases your soul — But you’re gone if your mantra is ‘POTUS.’” Congratulations to STEVE BENKO, who wins the Special WEAPON-Themed Limerick Award for this funny l...
Tags: Facebook, Humor, Contests, Donald Trump, Richard, Limerick, Trump, Buddha, Donald J Trump, Dave Johnson, Tony Holmes, Limericks, Limerick Award Winners, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Of The Week


(4)Testers Wanted ExPutt Putting Simulator

Is it possible for putting practice to be fun?  Is it possible for a training aid to make you want to spend extended time “practicing”? Can an affordable putting simulator offer you realistic feedback on your golf game? When we say affordable, we mean cheaper than some of the current drivers on the market now. ExPutt is an at-home indoor putting training aid and simulator that provides golfers the kind of data that previously required really expensive, enterprise-grade equipment. Can a more budg...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, Contests, News & Opinion


Friday Roundup: Bid on Taylor Phinney art bike, Win with Trail Karma & more!

Fight Parkinson’s with a bid on Taylor Phinney painted Allied Able gravel bike – Ex-pro road racer turned artist Taylor Phinney is raffling a one-off hand-painted Allied Able carbon gravel bike this month to support those living & fighting with Parkinson’s Disease. Former Olympic cyclist Davis Phinney, his son a former US national road champion Taylor […] The post Friday Roundup: Bid on Taylor Phinney art bike, Win with Trail Karma & more! appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: US, Sport, Cycling, Contests, Taylor, Advocacy, Parkinson, Taylor Phinney, Industry News & Gone Riding, Davis Phinney


After 48 Hours, only 15 players remain in the "Finger on the App" challenge

Yesterday I posted about Finger on the App, a game in which players must keep their finger on their smartphone screen (and occasionally move it to a new spot indicated by the app, to prevent cheating). The last person to keep their finger on the app wins a prize of up to $25,000. Over 48 hours later, 15 players are still vying for the prize. The game started with 1.3 million players. Yesterday morning about 80 players remained. As of now (12:55 p.m. Pacific time) 15 players are left. MrBeast is ...
Tags: Post, Games, News, Siri, Contests, Pacific, Last Person Standing


15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris

On June 26, 2006 I launched Eye Prefer Paris, and last Friday was the 15th anniversary. Here’s the first post I wrote.   About This blog This blog is about how a native New Yorker dreamed of moving to Paris …… and what he discovered once he got there. Come live this Paris dream vicariously through the eyes(and ears) of Richard Nahem. He writes his blog from his 18th century apartment overlooking tree-lined Place St. Paul in the fashionable Marais district of Paris. I had no idea wha...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet, Emilia Romagna


Weekend Roundup: Chocolate Rockets, Win $2000 of Rapha, Muc-Off, golden Canyon & more!

Chocolate Rockets, tells the racing story of young black cyclists – “When you’re not given a seat at the table, you take it.” Support directer Ray Dillman and his feature documentary Chocolate Rockets that will tell the story of young black men defying the odds of failure in the inner city, enduring the lack of […] The post Weekend Roundup: Chocolate Rockets, Win $2000 of Rapha, Muc-Off, golden Canyon & more! appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Contests, Advocacy, Commuter, Industry News & Gone Riding, Chocolate Rockets, Ray Dillman


June linkfest

This month’s book recommendation, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, by Kathryn Schulz, is ten years old and as timely as ever. I wrote last month about Schulz’s excellent pieces for the New Yorker, and I’m here to tell you that Being Wrong is every bit as well researched, witty, and graceful. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that I’m fascinated by failure, but hey—everyone has a story to tell about wrongness petty or vast. Schulz’s catalog of errors includes explorers undone by mirag...
Tags: Books, Japan, Politics, Texas, London, Navy, Advertising, Karen, Military, Renaming, Linguistics, New Zealand, Army, Marine Corps, Words, Ben Smith


Contest: We’re Giving Away Some ‘Irresistible’ Codes So You Can Watch Jon Stewart’s New Comedy for Free

Our latest contest is simply…wait for it…irresistible. Sorry. But for real: we have five FandangoNow codes for director Jon Stewart‘s new political comedy Irresistible and we’re ready to give them away to a few lucky readers. This means you’ll be able to enjoy the movie for free when it arrives on VOD platforms this week. It also means you’ll be able to participate in a Twitter watch party of the film hosted by Stewart himself. Here’s what you have to do. In order to enter the contest, all y...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Wisconsin, Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Contests, Stewart, Chris Cooper, Featured Stories Sidebar, Irresistible, Steve Carell Rose Byrne


Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: SOLE or SOUL at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: July 4, 2020 at 4 p.m. Eastern)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using SOLE or SOUL at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed ...
Tags: Facebook, Humor, Weapons, Contests, Trolls, Limerick, Dinnerware, Writing Prompts, Limericks, Facebook Limerick, Behavior & Personality, Food & Drink Humor, Food Humor, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Writing Contest


Limerick-Off Award (446)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to TIM JAMES, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for his funny limerick, inspired by this news item: “NYC Health Dept. urges New Yorkers to consider wearing face masks during sex.” Social distancing leads me to drink; Into boredom and torpor I sink. “Take advantage,” they say, “Of the new games to play!” A masked ball, though, just isn’t my kink. Cong...
Tags: Facebook, Obama, Humor, John, Contests, Limerick, Barack, Trump, Don, Hubby, Tony Holmes, Limericks, Limerick Award Winners, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Of The Week


(4) TESTERS WANTED: Honma TR20 Driver

Let’s start with a statement so obvious it’s almost not worth mentioning. The only thing better than bombing a drive…is bombing a drive several yards farther. In fact, it’s probably safe to assert that there isn’t a golfer on the planet who would turn down a bit more ball speed by simply switching drivers. I know, “you can’t buy a game.” Blah, blah, blah. But, you can buy better technology…right?! In our Most Wanted testing, Honma’s TR20 driver finished 4th overall and produced the 4th highest a...
Tags: US, Sport, Canada, Golf, Justin Rose, Contests, Honma, News & Opinion


Friday Roundup: Ride out the Storm, win lightest DT wheels, prep Snow Summit to ride & more!

Ride it out of the Eye of The Storm – Vancouver filmmaker & rider Tristan Deggan, together with Jay Boysen and Ride NF set out to capture the feeling of escape we get all from riding our bikes. As COVID-19 still rips through the world, in Tristan’s new Eye of The Storm, it’s a story […] The post Friday Roundup: Ride out the Storm, win lightest DT wheels, prep Snow Summit to ride & more! appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Contests, Advocacy, Commuter, NF, Mountain Bike, Clothing-Gear-Tools, Other Fun Stuff, Industry News & Gone Riding, Tristan Deggan, Jay Boysen


(4) TESTERS WANTED: Tour Edge EXS Pro Hybrid

Ask several better players to share some thoughts on hybrid clubs and you’ll likely get a litany of responses. But, if there’s a commonality, it’s that most models have more draw-bias than this segment of golfers would like. Tour Edge believes the EXS Pro hybrid cracks the code. The “straight from the tour van” EXS Pro hybrid is billed as an “anti-left” hybrid with a deep face and classic styling. Moreover, it targets the higher swing speed golfer who loves the concept of hybrids but needs somet...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, Contests, News & Opinion


Your Favorite Paris Stories

Thanks to everyone that sent their favorite Paris stories and I loved reading them.   From June Rives-Meeting Jean-Paul Belmondo  One of the many great things about living in Paris is all the interesting people one can meet- even celebrities. I was at the Cafe Bourbon on Place Bourbon years ago having a cafe before an appointment nearby. I saw a car drive up and several older men get out in front of the cafe, one with a Boxer dog. I looked closely and held my breath, It was J...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Hollywood, London, Obama, California, France, La, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Paris, New Orleans, Catholic


Share The Load, Multiply Love! Join Ariel India’s #ShareTheLoad Movement

Times of crisis bring people closer. They push us to play roles unimagined and to be the best versions of ourselves in every little moment. In the current difficult times, all of us have been doing things that we probably didn’t do earlier or did very little of it. While a lot of women did …
Tags: Contests, Council, Ariel India, ShareTheLoad Movement


Win a Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB Memory Kit!

For this month's contest we have teamed up with our friends over at Corsair to give away a 32GB kit of their new white Dominator Platinum RGB Memory! Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB memory is Corsair's flagship and is some of the best performing memory we've ever used! The post Win a Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB Memory Kit! appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Blog, Corsair, Contests, Contest, Giveaway, Dominator Platinum RGB


Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: SINK or SYNC at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: June 20, 2020 at 4 p.m. Eastern)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using SINK or SYNC at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed ...
Tags: Facebook, Beverages, Humor, Contests, Shrinks, Binge Drinking, Limerick, Writing Prompts, Limericks, Facebook Limerick, Behavior & Personality, Food & Drink Humor, Alcohol Verse, Drinking Humor, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest


Limerick-Off Award (445)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to TIM JAMES, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: As her dance reached its physical peak, Her kid brother called out this critique: “Swing your butt side to side In an arc high and wide!” Yes, the twerp thinks her twerk needs a tweak. Congratulations to DAVE JOHNSON, who wins the Special RUDENESS-Themed Limerick Award for this...
Tags: Facebook, Fox, Queens, Humor, Contests, Mel, Alice, Alexa, Limerick, Trump, Donald, Peter, Pelosi, Dave Johnson, Kushner, Polly


(6) TESTERS WANTED: ALIGN XL from Golfballs.com

To use a line or not to use a line? That is the question. It’s not exactly Shakespeare, but when lining up a putt, it’s a question I’ll bet you’ve asked yourself more than once. Some golfers use tracing devices while others opt for the free-hand Sharpie method. Additionally, on pretty much every tour-level ball, the side stamp doubles as an alignment aid. Some companies (namely Callaway) have taken the conversation a step further with advancements such as Triple-Track Technology. Given all of th...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, Contests, Shakespeare, Sharpie, Callaway, News & Opinion, Golfballs


Your Favorite Paris Story

Since I had such a terrific turnout from the photos you sent from the Your Favorite Paris Photo post a few weeks ago, I’ve decided to do a follow up post.   Do you have a favorite Paris story you would like to share? If you do, I would love you to send it to me to post on Eye Prefer Paris. It could be funny, romantic, bittersweet, or whatever theme you like. I just have a few parameters. 1. Please keep it under 500 words, so I can include all of your stories.   2. Please use eith...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Paris, Contests, Florence, Vincent, Marais, Saint Germain, London Paris Rome, Benoit, Avignon France, Richard Nahem, Cafe de Flore, Venice When, Café de Flore Here


Choose your own Adventure! Win a 4-Day Escape for Two!

The post Choose your own Adventure! Win a 4-Day Escape for Two! appeared first on Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Contests


May linkfest

This month’s book recommendation is The End of October, by Lawrence Wright, the New Yorker staff writer best known for his deeply researched nonfiction (The Looming Tower, about Al-Qaeda and 9/11; Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief). This new book, however, is a novel, although you’ll be forgiven for mistaking it for journalism. It’s set in a time very much like the present (the US president is “self-conscious about his girth” and keeps a tanning bed in the White House Cosm...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Medicine, Writing, Indonesia, White House, US, Atlantic, Linguistics, Al Qaeda, Mecca, North America, Contests, Lawrence Wright, Baby Names, Trademark


ARRL changes rules for 2020 Field Day

Since many of us are still hunkering down, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to change much by the end of June, the ARRL has modified the Field Day rules for this year. The biggest change is that Class D stations, that is home stations using commercial power, can now work other Class D stations for points. Previously, this wasn’t allowed. The second change is that the ARRL will publish aggregate club scores this year. In previous years, this was only done for Class A and Class F entries. Rem...
Tags: Radio, Contests, Field Day, PSC, Becky, Hiram, ARRL, Operating, Gota, ARRL Programs and Services Committee PSC, Podunk Hollow Radio Club, Becky W1BXY, Hiram W1AW


Your Favorite Paris Photo-Segment 3

This is the third and final segment of Your Paris Photo. I want to thank everyone again for sending me your beautiful photos and your great stories that go with them.   Stay tuned, I’ll be doing something like this again, and will post about it next week. Click on links below for Segment 1 and 2, if you missed them.  https://www.ipreferparis.net/2020/05/your-favorite-paris-photo-segment-1.html https://www.ipreferparis.net/2020/05/your-favorite-paris-photo-segment-2-.html The a...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Normandy, Paris, Contests, Notre Dame, Seine, Versailles, Peggy, Lisa, Place des Vosges, Henri, Marias, Richard Nahem, Richard Lenoir, Susan Carter


Magnolia “Influential Women” Giveaway: Win Digital Download Codes for ‘RBG,’ Iris,’ ‘Kusama: Infinity,’ and More

Just as Saoirse Ronan so emphatically says in Little Women, “Women!” And in honor of women and the best female-centric documentaries in their library, Magnolia Pictures is hosting a giveaway of digital download codes with /Film. If you would like a free digital download code to films like RBG, the ultra-cool deep dive into Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life; or Iris, Albert Maysles’ tribute to eclectic interior designer Iris Apfel; or Kusama: Infinity, about game-changing Japanese...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Movies, Supreme Court, America, Bill, Contests, Toni Morrison, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Magnolia Pictures, Serena Williams, Iris, Venus, Magnolia, Serena, Saoirse Ronan


Rock & Roll Into Summer Giveaway!

Want a chance to win over $500 in prizes?   One winner will receive a $250 gift card. Enter the giveaway at the link below. Giveaway is open to US residents aged 18+. See site for full rules and details. Click … Read more ›
Tags: US, Contests, Giveaway, Featured Sweepstakes


Your Favorite Paris Photo-Segment 2

I want to thank everyone again for participating in this fun event and for sending your wonderful photos along with their stories. Enjoy segment two today.   In fact. I've received so many more photos, that I am going to do a Segment 3, next Tuesday, May 26.  I have another challenge up my sleeve, along the lines of this, which I will post soon.  Click here to look at Segment 1 photos.  Above photo is by Meredith Mullins- I thought this one of the Eiffel Tower in celebration ...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Contests, Notre Dame, Michael, Montmartre, Seine, Metro, Christelle, Dan Evans, rue des Martyrs, Musee D'Orsay, Richard Nahem, Meredith Mullins


‘Once Were Brothers’ Giveaway: Win the Blu-Ray, The Band’s 50th Anniversary Box Set, and More

Daniel Roher’s documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band offers an intimate, never-before-seen look into the early years of the Bob Dylan-backing band that would become musical legends in their own right. After debuting to positive reviews at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Once Were Brothers hit limited theaters in February 2020. But fans of The Band can get another chance to show their love for the roots rock group with a Once Were Brothers giveaway contest t...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Contests, Robbie, Robbie Robertson, Soundtracks, Magnolia Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD, Jason Gorber, Daniel Roher, Once Were brothers, Blu Ray The Band, Sinematic Robertson