We have a winner, folks. Or make that two: a winning song and the Truthdig reader who named the tune. It wasn't easy to settle on just one out of all the possibilities -- and we'll give nods to some of those after the jump -- but it was fun. We have a winner, folks. Or make that two.
Here at the Truthdig office, we've been listening a lot to Ry Cooder's new album, "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down." With songs like "No Banker Left Behind," which was inspired by a column by our own Robert Scheer, the album is refreshingly political, with roots in the tradition of protest music. Here's your chance to win a copy. (more)
Accompanied by a thumping beat and quasi-techno keyboard riffs from somewhere around 1993, DNC Chairman Howard Dean stiffly reads a script off the teleprompter announcing a thrilling contest that'll give one lucky camera-wielding Democrat the chance to spend a day in the presidential campaign
cattle pen press pool.
If you can build an intelligent robot that can land safely on the moon and send back HD video by 2012, Google will give you $20 million. The search giant has partnered with the X Prize Foundation, which organizes contests around major technological breakthroughs, for its lunar challenge.
College-age video game enthusiasts can now claim their gaming habits may help save the world. Microsoft is launching a contest this summer, the Xbox 360 Games for Change Challenge, offering cash and other prizes to whiz kids who dedicate their game design skills to the cause of global warming
A mother of three in California has died of water intoxication after participating in a local radio station contest. Participants competed by drinking large quantities of water without urinating in an effort to win a Nintendo Wii video game system. If ever there was confirmation that America's consumerism is out of control, this is it.