Lewd Dudes, Crude Haikus and a Ballyhooed Jimmy C Rendezvous

Last Monday, I announced a contest. The prize was The Simple Path to Wealth book by my buddy, Jimmy C. Time to announce the winners.


Brace yourself, it only goes south from here.

Lewd Dudes

Last week, I mentioned that I’d give away copies of Jim’s book. All you had to do was write a poem or song about the book or Jim. Everything was going fine until the Physician on Fire chipped in with this semi-perverted prose:

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Jimmy C himself joined the party:

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And I couldn’t help myself:

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Finally, Vicki from Make Smarter decisions chimed in:

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I’ll give you a moment to clear all of that shrinkage talk from your mind before I announce the winners…


Jim Collins’ Book Tour

Let’s talk about the Jim Collins book tour. Well, kind of. Not a book tour like Jim going around to book stores and meeting fans. Instead, I took Jim’s actual books on tour.

On Thursday, we departed on a road trip to see Jim himself. The Physician on Fire also came down for the rendezvous. I took along a stack of books to meet their maker. And I took silly pictures along the way:

Before we left, I gave the girls a chance to read the book:


Girls, what did you think of Jim’s new book?

  • Older child: I didn’t understand any of it.
  • Younger child: I’m hungry!

Maybe when they’re older…



What a catch!



This Pokemon is obviously a fan.



Stopping to smell the flowers.


Suitable for canines ("dogs " to the layperson).

Suitable for canines (“dogs” to the layperson).


All of that shrinkage talk corrupted my mind. After a couple of beers (and much to Jim’s displeasure*), I went for it:

Before Arrest

The Simple Path to Getting Arrested.

No comment on the shrinkage…


The winners

First book goes to Clint:

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Second book goes to Christi for her limerick:

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Last book goes to Miley Cyrus fan, Ben Hackney:

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Thanks you all for playing! This was great fun and I wish I could have given you all a copy. If you didn’t win, pick up the book from Amazon.

If you’re one of the lucky winners, hit me up via the contact page with your address and I’ll get the books in the mail. I’ll even send you the unedited version of my photo too. Just kidding, Maybe…


*Jim, I apologize for the picture and any of the other transgressions that may have happened over the weekend. Just send me a bill. I’ll behave myself from here on out**.

**Probably not.

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29 Responses to Lewd Dudes, Crude Haikus and a Ballyhooed Jimmy C Rendezvous

  1. Your readers are hilarious, Mr. 1500! I heard Jim’s interview on Paula Pant’s new podcast and I was fascinated by his minimalist investment strategy. He definitely gave me a lot to think about! I’m looking forward to picking up a copy of his book once things slow down a bit.
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  2. Hahahaha, badass lake pic, Mr. 1500! I can only hope to be as punny and creative as these winners someday. 🙂
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  3. Hilarious and a little bit frightening Mr. 1500!
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  4. Awesome! Thanks for the laugh this Monday morning!
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  5. Mortimer says:

    Haha, these were awesome. Great entries!! Congrats to the winners. The size of that black box doesn’t leave much room for the imagination… Can’t help myself from joining the fun, even if late:

    JLC hoped for some free press
    Without Mr 1500 baring his chest
    Little did he know
    The salt sea would blow
    Both his book and Mr 1500’s birthday best.
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  6. Haha those are some creative poems for sure!
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  7. PoF says:

    That was certainly fun!

    It appears most of the Shamba Shenanigans took place prior to my arrival, which I view as a good thing. It’s hard enough to unsee a digital image of you wearing a SPTW-kini. I can’t imagine the therapy bill required to erase any memory of the actual photo shoot.

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    • 1500 says:

      “It appears most of the Shamba Shenanigans took place prior to my arrival, which I view as a good thing.”

      There is always next year to join in the fun. Bring your bathing suit. Or don’t…

  8. Too effing funny.
    Dumb prose is overrated.
    Now, only haiku.
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  9. jlcollinsnh says:

    Mrs. 1500 is delightful.

    The two young 1500 daughters, unlike so many children these days, are well behaved and a pleasure to have around.

    Mr. 1500 is, well, the Hunter S. Thompson of FI bloggers. Even the Hell’s Angels chose to move on once he arrived….
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  10. jlcollinsnh says:

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Well deserved in the face of remarkable and talented competition. 🙂
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  11. Your post on the contest helped me survive a road trip to visit a college with my son! I was in the back seat laughing and writing limericks (thanks to PoF) – so thanks for the good times! I already have Jim’s book from the preview with a few more copies on the way for gifts…maybe I’ll find the good author himself someday along our travels!
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  12. Christi says:

    I danced around the kitchen while screaming ” I won, I won, I won”! My husband was disappointed when he found out it wasn’t powerball but is now excited to read the book. Thanks for choosing my little limerick! Your blog kicks ass!

  13. So many hilarious contributions. Is it bad that I sang some of the more lyrical ones out loud? No? OK, good.
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  14. The Roamer says:

    Those are really cool pictures…. Jim, mr 1500 just shot a bunch of promotional images for you. 🙂
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  15. The simple path to getting arrested, ha! We have some creative and poetic personal finance enthusiasts in here..
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  16. Oh my… I have come across many of these blog posts promoting Jim’s book, and I gotta say that this was the best! Just wow man, you really made me want this book.
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  17. Beware where you click
    Some things you can not unsee
    Simple path to AAAAHHHHHH!

  18. Well that was unexpected. Not bad, just unexpected. I don’t know how to feel now!
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    • 1500 says:

      “I don’t know how to feel now!”

      It’s OK to feel sick and a bit confused. I apologize for any GI discomfort.

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