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A few weeks ago I read, and reviewed, a book for Packt. As my reward I was given the choice of any book I'd like. At the time, there wasn't anything that interested me. So I asked if I could give away a copy of Matt Gifford's OO Programming in ColdFusion book and was told that would be fine.

So... to keep this nice and simple, here is how the giveaway will work. Post a comment (ensure you use your real email address, only I will see it) that answers this question: "The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ...." Don't stress too much over this as I'll be picking a winner by random selection, but you must answer the question. I'll pick a winner Wednesday. Enjoy.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Tom Jenkins posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:46 PM

... Darth Vader riding a T-Rex!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/...

Comment 2 by David Schaller posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:49 PM

unicorns, rainbows and leprechauns!

Comment 3 by Scott Bohning posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:49 PM

Mr. T driving K.I.T.T.

Comment 4 by L.Williams posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:49 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....Ironman"

Comment 5 by Sid Wing posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:51 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be..." watching this movie at a BoF Meeting after "Day 1" of a new CFUnited Conference! Really hating the loss of that conference...

Comment 6 by Randy posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:52 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... popcorn, nachos & a large coke.

Comment 7 by Sid Wing posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:52 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be... posting my comment with the CORRECT e-mail address!!! Gah! More coffee, please?

Comment 8 by Manuel Ziegler posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:57 PM

... a pirate ship sailing above the monsters and being moved by the tinny power of robot arms.

Comment 9 by MattC posted on 7/8/2013 at 4:58 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be adding in a third warring party full of big breasted blondes in skimpy outfits.

Comment 10 by Tony Mutti posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:00 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ...."

The U.S.S. Enterprise swooping in to save the day.

Comment 11 by Mark Shute posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:01 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be Samuel L. Jackson.

Comment 12 by Dana K posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:04 PM

Motorcycle Ninjas

Comment 13 by Ron Rattie posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:05 PM

isn't it obvious?

My Little Ponies!!!

Comment 14 by Jim posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:07 PM

Hobbits and Gremlins!

Comment 15 by DOMINIC CABLE posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:08 PM

A platoon on angry ghost chewbacas

Comment 16 by Chris Peterson posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:10 PM

... Ray Camden riding a giant 'Object-Oriented Programming in ColdFusion' book, with machine guns in each hand shooting at PHP and ASP developers running for their lives, while his epic beard blows in the wind, and comp-sci program students are staring up at him adoringly.

Comment 17 by Fay Hale posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:13 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be them singing praises to Jesus then being called up in the first resurrection with him.

Comment 18 by Stephen posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:14 PM

nuclear submarines

Comment 19 by Brad newman posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:14 PM

Froto and a magic ring..,.

Comment 20 by Brian C posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:15 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....ninjas..definitely ninjas.

Comment 21 by Derek Winstead posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:18 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....

Getting the source code to control the robots.

Comment 22 by Ray Faddis posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:19 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ...." Beer!

Comment 23 by Donna French posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:20 PM

Wonderwoman and her invisible airplane. Duh. LOL

Comment 24 by Randy T posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:20 PM

Fruity pebbles

Comment 25 by David Lauridsen posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:35 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be if the robots were giant robots and I was controlling one of them.

Comment 26 by Simon posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:38 PM

apache gunships !!! :)

Comment 27 by Mark Shen posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:44 PM

I like coldfusion and oop technology. Thanks

Comment 28 by Spills posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:44 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be awesome amounts of liquid logic.

Comment 29 by Shawn posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:47 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be... "directed by Michael Bay"?

Comment 30 by Steve posted on 7/8/2013 at 5:51 PM

If the monsters and robots did ballet.

Comment 31 by Paul posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:04 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be... Jews in Space!"

Comment 32 by Kim posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:09 PM

Joss Whedon directing and a whole bunch of zombies.

Comment 33 by SuperAlly posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:10 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... if the giant monsters had lasers on their heads and the robots were controlled by Kate Beckinsale, Gina Carano and Carla Gugino... And possibly Sharktopus and Crocosuarus showing up to help the robots.

Comment 34 by Mark posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:13 PM

...boobs. Lots and lots of boobs.

Comment 35 by ay59 posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:16 PM

Alcohol

Comment 36 by Phillip Senn posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:21 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be: Katy Perry.

Comment 37 by Kal Vangapalli posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:22 PM

Paris Hilton

Comment 38 by Shawn O posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:24 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ...."

... accidentally walking into the wrong theater and watching Wolverine instead.

Comment 39 by Dave DuPlantis posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:34 PM

bacon.

Comment 40 by Louis posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:47 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be seeing Michael Bay get decapitated by aforementioned robots and/or giant monsters.

Comment 41 by Jim posted on 7/8/2013 at 6:49 PM

The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders!

Comment 42 by Jay Van Voast posted on 7/8/2013 at 7:01 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be: Nothing you need nothing else.

Comment 43 by Clayton posted on 7/8/2013 at 7:08 PM

Explosions!!

Comment 44 by Claude Petitpas posted on 7/8/2013 at 7:19 PM

exploding lawyers

Comment 45 by Jason posted on 7/8/2013 at 8:37 PM

More cowbell and a good beer, in no particular order.

Comment 46 by Bret posted on 7/8/2013 at 8:41 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....

Mara Jade

Comment 47 by Troy Blaser posted on 7/8/2013 at 8:42 PM

a giraffe in tap shoes.

Comment 48 by Winston Anchant posted on 7/8/2013 at 8:48 PM

Having it directed by Guiellermo Del Toro!

Comment 49 by Michael Mongeau posted on 7/8/2013 at 9:05 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... laser beams

Comment 50 by jason muriel posted on 7/8/2013 at 9:06 PM

Knowing that the robots were programmed using coldfusion!

Comment 51 by Kathryn Butterly posted on 7/8/2013 at 9:07 PM

...having Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock star in it! (Sorry just saw The Heat and it was hilarious)

Comment 52 by Mike posted on 7/8/2013 at 9:14 PM

cyborg ninjas

Comment 53 by Duncan Nisbett posted on 7/8/2013 at 9:19 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be the Hulk!

Comment 54 by Kory posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:11 PM

...Butterflies. Lazer-eyed butterflies.

Comment 55 by Harry posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:20 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be Legos and Lightsabers.

Comment 56 by Zad Imam posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:25 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be if every single robot and giant monster that ever appeared on television appeared in this one movie.

Comment 57 by Wolffen posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:27 PM

Giant Robot Monsters, followed by an appearance of Voltron.

Comment 58 by Curt posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:27 PM

if they did it while stomping through Tokyo.

Comment 59 by John Ceci posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:30 PM

The only way that you could make it better would be if they climbed up and down buildings in an attempt to make them fall down, eating humans to regain strength...and occasionally burping fire...

Comment 60 by Travis posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:40 PM

Bruce Campbell.

Comment 61 by Joel Cox posted on 7/8/2013 at 10:55 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be Audrey Hepburn.

Comment 62 by Christopher Chin posted on 7/8/2013 at 11:08 PM

"seeing the code behind the robots wrapped in <cf> tags"

Comment 63 by Chris Rockett posted on 7/8/2013 at 11:25 PM

Scantily clad women…

Comment 64 by Misty posted on 7/8/2013 at 11:50 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be

[Pacific Rim]

My Two Cents :)

Comment 65 by Joseph Potthast posted on 7/9/2013 at 12:05 AM

a movie house that serves various meals to your table but the meal of choice is a 2 inch thick steak grilled to perfection and served with a pile of mashed tatter drenched in garlic and butter with a few steamed veggies on the side for presentation and health critics served with a tall and easily refillable cold draft beer of your choice (or wine if you're so inclined).

<damn it I should have thought that up on my lunch break, now my lunch just doesn't seem to cut it>

Comment 66 by David Maggard posted on 7/9/2013 at 1:16 AM

Smart & Funny Hot Chicks. They must be start and funny, hot alone is boring.

Comment 67 by Tony Junkes posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:17 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... robots and monsters with lightsabers ;)

Comment 68 by Ron Rattie posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:20 AM

@Tony Junkies

Did you steal that idea from Disney?

Comment 69 by Ken Caldwell posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:40 AM

If I was in it and I wrote the coldfusion code that controled the robots.

Comment 70 by geekatwork posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:45 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... cowboys on velociraptors

Comment 71 by shakti posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:49 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be robots and giant monsters with low self esteem, each outdoing the other in reclusive battle withdrawal syndrome(not a real thing)!

Comment 72 by Murray Hopkins posted on 7/9/2013 at 3:11 AM

Nano-bots - the really dangerous ones!

Comment 73 by Andrew posted on 7/9/2013 at 4:05 AM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... a winning season for the Buffalo Bills."

Sorry, but it's been 13 years of misery...

Comment 74 by Barry posted on 7/9/2013 at 5:51 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be Thundarr the Barbarian, Ookla the Mok, and Princess Ariel.

Comment 75 by Bill posted on 7/9/2013 at 6:27 AM

Finding out it was all a dream, and the Godzilla children all went back to sleep.

Comment 76 by Tony Brandner posted on 7/9/2013 at 6:46 AM

Aliens. Definitely aliens.
Or ninjas.
Or maybe zombies.
No, never mind - aliens...

Love the "cowbell" comments above. LOL.

Comment 77 by Pete posted on 7/9/2013 at 11:21 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ... cake

Comment 78 by Richard Migambi posted on 7/9/2013 at 1:48 PM

hmmm...well robots and monsters

Comment 79 by Kristian posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:24 PM

Jedi Knights

Comment 80 by Thilo Hermann posted on 7/9/2013 at 2:57 PM

16 tons.

Also love the first comment by Tom Jenkins

Comment 81 by Dave Hickman posted on 7/9/2013 at 3:43 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....a believable plot

Comment 82 by scott posted on 7/9/2013 at 4:02 PM

"The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be..." if it was a robotech movie and the giant monsters were the zentradi

Comment 83 by David posted on 7/9/2013 at 4:07 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be an appearance by Danny McBride.

Comment 84 by Tony posted on 7/9/2013 at 4:08 PM

hot chicks and beer!

Comment 85 by Kal posted on 7/9/2013 at 5:00 PM

skipping it

Comment 86 by Matthew Clemente posted on 7/9/2013 at 5:04 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be.... if it featured David Tennant as the Doctor.

Comment 87 by Bob posted on 7/9/2013 at 5:08 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be if they had a huge dance fight like an old Michael Jackson music video - especially if they used 'Jazz Hands'.

Comment 88 by Peter Kleid posted on 7/9/2013 at 5:26 PM

As the closing credits roll, the monsters remove their masks to reveal their true identities: Paris Hilton and Pat Robertson.

Comment 89 by Ken Smith posted on 7/9/2013 at 5:42 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be Samuel L. Jackson and Boris Yeltsin fighting to the death.

Comment 90 by Susan posted on 7/9/2013 at 6:00 PM

... the time to watch it!

Comment 91 by Cesar Garcia Pont posted on 7/9/2013 at 6:27 PM

...if started with: A film by Quentin Tarantino

Comment 92 by Richard Hughes posted on 7/9/2013 at 6:50 PM

Chocolate!

Comment 93 by Al Chumley posted on 7/9/2013 at 6:51 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be nothing. You have come up with the perfect movie.

Comment 94 by Rachel P posted on 7/9/2013 at 7:30 PM

If it was like IRON CHEF: Robots vs. Monsters. Where they are all in a kitchen for 60 minutes with a secret ingredient of comet ice or moon rocks or martian ooze (or corn) and the two teams battle it out. Then the judges are international astronauts.

Comment 95 by Chris posted on 7/9/2013 at 7:39 PM

Naked ladies.

Comment 96 by John Bliss posted on 7/9/2013 at 7:45 PM

A cold IPA in my hand.

Comment 97 by Aniruddha posted on 7/9/2013 at 8:11 PM

bollywood songs...

Comment 98 by Edgar C posted on 7/9/2013 at 10:09 PM

El Chupacabras...and of course hot chicks!

Comment 99 by Ty Whalin posted on 7/9/2013 at 11:05 PM

Pixar Studios

Comment 100 by Nick Gompper posted on 7/9/2013 at 11:19 PM

...Amanda Bynes saves the world

Comment 101 by Chuck S posted on 7/10/2013 at 1:30 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....
giant monster robots

Comment 102 by Tushar Bhaware posted on 7/10/2013 at 8:26 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be .... harry potter on his Nimbus 2000

Comment 103 by Tom W posted on 7/10/2013 at 1:32 PM

a believable plot

Comment 104 by Weslyn Whitehead posted on 7/10/2013 at 8:00 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be ....
BACON~
Even better a 3D printer that printed bacon + 1

Comment 105 by Johdi Ananmalay posted on 7/10/2013 at 8:27 PM

The only thing that would made a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be a movie with robots and giant monsters that was MADE BY robots and giant monsters. And set in the Star Wars universe.

Comment 106 by Kevin Roy posted on 7/10/2013 at 9:24 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be Orval beer

Comment 107 by Doug Kieser posted on 7/10/2013 at 10:52 PM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be...
Tom Servo, Joel, and Crow T. Robot

Comment 108 by Michael Archibald posted on 7/11/2013 at 2:22 AM

The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better is watching it with someone who loves them as much as you. (my dad in my case!)

Comment 109 by Dan Schweitzer posted on 7/11/2013 at 11:39 AM

Winning this book

Comment 110 by Chris H posted on 7/11/2013 at 12:30 PM

Mark said it first, but I was gonna go with his answer:
boobs ;)

Comment 111 by Raymond Camden posted on 7/11/2013 at 3:18 PM

Ok folks - you are a creative lot. Consider this the official end though. Going to pick a winner now...

The winner - picked by outputting a random number between 1 and 110 is...

Spills.

His (or her) comment is: The only thing that would make a movie with robots and giant monsters better would be awesome amounts of liquid logic.

So Spills - drop me a line directly and I'll hook you up. Thanks everyone for playing.

Comment 112 by Raymond Camden posted on 7/12/2013 at 1:00 AM

Hmm. No email from Spills yet. He's got till tomorrow morning then I repeat the process.

Comment 113 by Raymond Camden posted on 7/12/2013 at 6:44 PM

Well, guess what. I never heard from Spills. So - I just picked another winner. Again, S/He has to email me by - oh - let's say 3PM CST.

The winner (now ;) is Jason Muriel. His comment was:

"Knowing that the robots were programmed using coldfusion!"

Comment 114 by Rob L posted on 7/12/2013 at 11:09 PM

Bubba Gump eating shrimp.

Comment 115 by Jason Muriel posted on 7/13/2013 at 2:12 AM

Sweet! Just email you, I hope i'm not too late.

Comment 116 by Scoune posted on 7/25/2013 at 11:32 AM

not too late i hope :)

Comment 117 by Raymond Camden posted on 7/25/2013 at 3:13 PM

Way late.