Last Call: I'll Keep The Change, But You Can Count It

Jason English

I like to work in exotic locations, like the commuter bus and a basement couch that's not near an outlet. So now that my MacBook battery is failing, it's time to cash in my bucket o' change and head to the Apple Store.

But before I visit the coin-counting machine at my local Commerce Bank, let's see if someone can guess the total. (We've done this once before, back in June of 2007. It was great fun.) Let's use Price is Right rules, meaning the closest guess without going over wins! Now, let me be clear: the winner does not win the change. The change will pay for my battery, and I'll invest the rest in diapers. But you'll get a mental_floss prize pack, which includes:

"¢ One (1) mental_floss t-shirt
"¢ One (1) back issue of mental_floss magazine
"¢ One (1) autographed copy of David Israel's critically acclaimed novel, Behind Everyman

Three runners-up will each win a free back issue.

You can guess up to five times, but you must leave your guesses in separate comments, and let us know which t-shirt you'd like. I'll plan to bring in my change on Friday and announce a winner that evening.