Show Us Where You’d Like To Escape From, and You Could Win This Spring Breakers Vaporizer


Talk about one of the best movie promotions ever.

By now you’ve probably heard of Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers. That hot, semi-scandalous film Starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson that follows four college girls running away from their mundane realities in search of fun and freedom at ‘Spring Break’ in Florida. What follows is a twisted, hypnotic tale that in classic Korine fashion will make any mother or boyfriend overprotective.

Since Spring Break is all about escaping your present situation, we’re running a contest over on instagram highlighting a place that you want to run away from. Simply photograph your own everyday banality and upload it to instagram with the hashtag #SBEscape. Gives us a brief explanation as well, and if you’re convincing enough (and over 18), you’ll win this Spring Breakers vaporizer courtesy of A24 Films and Silver Surfer Vaporizer. That prize is an escape within itself.

So what are you waiting for? Get to escaping.

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The Quiet Music Festival of Portland (+ Poster Giveaway)

For the second year in a row Chris Johanson is putting on the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, “a two day celebration of quiet music as well as the act of quiet listening.” Taking place at 8pm on both June 15th and 16th at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center (8371 N Interstate Avenue / Portland Oregon 97217) the mood  set by performances from Dan Sasaki, Grouper, Kevin Thomson, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Sam Coomes, Scout Niblett, Sonny Smith, Strawberry Smog, The Lichens, Ural Thomas, and Vetiverrelaxing, will be mellow.

More info on tickets here

To celebrate the festival, we’ve got a couple posters signed by Chris to give away. To win one, just leave a link to an image your favorite quiet, relaxing place in the comments section. We’ll pick our favorites, and that’ll be that. Unfortunately, due to shipping this is only for US folks.

And finally, for those in Portland tonight (6/14) be sure to hit up Barry McGee & Chris Johanson’s ‘And Your Friends Are My Friends’ Board Release Party and Silent Art Auction.

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The Greatest Writer Alive, The Book. Plus, A Special Giveaway

By now you’ve seen and read Dallas Clayton’s recurring column The Greatest Writer Alive on our website. Building upon it, we’re happy to announce that Dallas has just released a new collection of poetry and illustration work in print. Boasting over 100 pages, it’s a great book to pick up at any time of the day. To celebrate the release of the book, we’ve put together a fun giveaway with Dallas that will net you a signed copy of The Greatest Writer Alive, plus an original drawing. The scoop is below:

To become eligible to win the signed book and original drawing by Dallas Clayton, go into the comments section and write some words (a short poem, perhaps?) about an awkward moment in your teenage years. On December 22nd, we’ll pick our favorite and to top it off Dallas will make a drawing to accompany your words. Simple, and awesome. You have until Wednesday 11:59pm to enter, so go for it!

For those who are shy, or lazy, or indifferent The Greatest Writer Alive is available here

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Rizzoli x Bill Plympton Caricature Giveaway

Along with the chance to win a free copy of Plympton’s upcoming book Independently Animated: Bill Plympton you’ll also win a personalized, one-of-a-kind caricature—based on the photo of your choice.

To enter, just fan them on facebook

The Cover May Change But The Message Stays The Same

Penguin Classics just released a Deluxe Edition Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto with a new cover design by French comic artist Patrice Killoffer. In a spirited move, we’ve obtained 3 copies to give away. Here’s how you can get one. Find the most discreet way possible to contact us, and the book is yours. You have 3 days (until Friday, March 11th).

If you just can’t figure something out, the book is available for purchase here

TWBE x MoMA Gif-Away Final Voting

This was by far the toughest contest/giveaway we’ve had to judge. Thank you to all who entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets granting access to the Armory Show Vernissage along with the opening-day party at the museum featuring a performance by Kate Nash. You can still get tickets to the MoMA party here. After the jump, see the 5 finalists and Seyran Dalipovski’s winning entry.

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One More Day To Enter Our Gif-Away with MoMA

There have been some great entries. Accepting submissions until Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.

More info here

Reminder: TWBE X MoMA Gif-Away

You should enter.

See all entries so far.

The World’s Best Ever x MoMA Gif-Away

We’ve partnered with MoMA to give our readers a chance to win a pair of tickets granting access to the Armory Show Vernissage along with the opening-day party at the museum featuring a performance by Kate Nash this March. If you’ve never partied in the Museum of Modern Art, you’ll be in for a one-of-a-kind experience. Since gifs are advanced modern art, we thought what better way to celebrate than to have a gif party. All you have to do be entered to win this competition is submit an original animated gif that you’ve created. We’ll be continuously updating on this page. You have until February 25th to submit your gif, after which time we’ll select our favorites and put it to a public vote the following Monday.  For those not in NY, try your luck anyway, we’ll figure out some way to reward you.

For more info on the party, click here.

Submission time is over!

If you don’t know how to make a gif, look here
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Zakhs Slippers + Giveaway

Whether you’re lounging in the living room writing a blogpost, or on the back patio remembering what sun is like, Zakhs Premium Kazakh Slippers are necessary accessories for comfort. In fact, it’s very easy to forget that they are on your feet at all. Made out of camel wool from KaZakhstan, the slippers come in both indoor and outdoor varieties, and protect and insulate your feet during the winter season while keeping them clean and cool in the summer.

We like them so much, we’re giving away a pair.  In the comments below tell us your favorite thing to do on your feet. The weirdest will be selected by a surprise judge Monday night. If you just cannot wait, head over to Zakhs facebook page for a $10 coupon

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And The Winner of The Kaws/Standard Lightbulb Haiku Giveaway is…

A guy named Rob, who haiku’d:

I hang these lightbulbs
Above my Zebra skin Rug
Sexy party time

Congratulations Rob! Thanks to The Standard and all who entered

KAWS x The Standard Hotel Light Bulb Haiku Giveaway

We were blessed by The Standard last Thursday when they presented to us a set of KAWS’ lightbulbs to giveaway to a lucky reader. Our server however had other plans, and went down for a week. In that time, the lightbulbs sold out.  The awesome thing though is that we still have the lightbulbs to give away.  To make it interesting, you’re going to have to write a haiku to score the unopened, coveted set. In the comments, write a haiku (5,7,5) based around KAWS, The Standard, Lightbulbs, or just why this would make your life better. The contest will run until February 4th, 2011. After that, our favorite Haiku will be picked as the winner February 7th, 2011.  Enter as many times as you like but, please do not get slanderous. That’s just boring.

Here’s a sample:

The Standard and Kaws
After Thomas Edison
Made Lightbulbs as Art

If you’re having trouble with syllables, check this site out.

Good luck.

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Montana Paint’s Advent Calendar App, Win 696 Cans of Spray Paint

Our friends at Montana have a pretty cool app for their facebook page that randomly awards a new prize daily to those who sign up for it. The grand prize is 696 cans of spray paint, which I can say that after seeing that many cans this past week is A LOT. Try your luck, and sign up on their facebook page here.

We’re celebrating Pelé’s Birthday(s) by giving away a 2011 NY Cosmos Fan Ball

Depending on who you talk to, Pelé’s birthday was either October 21st, or October 23rd.  To celebrate, the New York Cosmos are having a celebratory event at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.  For those that aren’t keen on trekking into Times Square on a Saturday, no worries, we have one of these balls to give away.  To win, just tell us in the comments how old Pelé is turning.  First one correct wins.

Castles in the Sky DVD Giveaway

I sat down and watched Taylor Steele’s latest surf film Castles in the Sky a couple nights ago, and was really blown away by the beautiful imagery on the DVD.  That, and it was totally relaxing. I have the opportunity to give one dvd away to a lucky reader, so to win it (US Only), be the first to name Taylor Steele’s first directed documentary in the comments section, and it is yours. For those that don’t win, you can pick up the Castles in the Sky immediately through iTunes.

Poketo x FriendsWithYou Wallet Giveaway

We’ve joined up with Poketo to help celebrate the Wish Come True Limited Edition Wallet Series that they created with FriendsWithYou. We’ll be asking you to retweet one wish using your Twitter by 5pm EST and then a couple lucky folks will be randomly chosen.  So what are you waiting for? Start Wishing

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Lomography camera giveaway-last chance today!


Check it out, courtesy of the kind folks over at Cornerstone we are giving away a Lomography camera and CD/DVD package from One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur.  The original 12 song soundtrack was done by Jay Farrar of Son Volt and Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie–with lyrics based on prose from Kerouac’s 1962 novel Big Sur. The documentary is a definitive look at Kerouac’s book Big Sur, and the camera…well, the camera is awesome in its own right. So to recap, you have a chance to win a camera, cd, and dvd, for just typing your name and email address (we don’t share that stuff, either). How hard is that?

Register now until January 6th and you might win a really cool gift. Also, while your at it sign up for our newsletter!
Check out the trailer after the jump.

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(Untitled) the Movie + Giveaway


We had a chance to see a screening of (Untitled) a couple moments back, and liked it enough to give you all the heads up about it.  Starring Adam Goldberg, a sexy Marley Shelton, Eion Bailey, Lucy Punch, and Vinnie Jones (as a mix of Maurizio Cattelan and Vinnie Jones), the film is based on the NY Art Scene in all of its idiosyncracies. We definitely recommend seeing its debut in theaters this weekend.  As a bonus, we have a package containing a full size movie poster and the original soundtrack for the movie to giveaway.  Since the movies tagline is “Everyone’s got an opinion”, watch the trailer after the jump, then give us your opinion in the comments.  Best one wins.

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City of God’s Son CD Giveaway


I stopped by my friend Kenzo‘s studio yesterday, and upon my exit he blessed me with a bunch of promotional cd’s of his really dope sampling epic, City of God’s Son.  Lucky for you, we’re giving some away.  Just email giveaway (at) theworldsbestever (dot) com with subject heading God’s Son, and I’ll mail one out.  For a refresher, the trailer is after the jump.

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