April 3rd, 2013

Dan of the Day started out because I felt like I could write something at least as funny as what someone else had published. Can you be at least as funny as me? Do you have ridiculous thoughts floating around in your mind, and you’re just dying to get them out? Now is your chance.

I want you to be featured in my book. Join the Dan of the Day funny thought contest.I’m writing a Dan of the Day book, and I’d like you to be involved. I’m having a contest to see who can write the best funny thought (or thoughts), and the winner (or winners) will have their thought included in my new book. The thoughts will be credited with your name so readers will know how awesome you are. Winners will also receive a free signed copy of the book when it is published.

I need a few good men and women to join the cause. Are you up to the task? Do you want a free book? If so, enter your thought and contact information below.

Initial entries will be screened and a handful of finalists will be selected to be featured on the Dan of the Day Facebook page. The winner(s) will be determined by the total number of likes each entry receives when posted by Dan on Facebook.

Initial entries must be received by midnight MDT on April 30, 2013.

[Entries are no longer being accepted. Vote for your favorite entry on the Dan of the Day Facebook page.]


Contest open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Void where prohibited by law or clairvoyant tree frogs. Actual chances of winning depend on the number of entries and how funny your entry is, but honestly, you’ve got a pretty decent chance. Dan reserves the right to change the rules for determining a winner whenever he feels like it, because hey, this is his contest, and you aren’t actually buying anything to enter. Oh yeah, and no purchase necessary. But if you purchase a t-shirt it will make Dan smile. You can enter as many times as you like, but duplicate entries (i.e. identical funny thoughts) will be discarded, will not improve your chances of winning, and will make Dan cranky. Email addresses and names will only be used for the purposes of this contest (see our privacy policy).Thanks for entering.

April 1st, 2013

After careful consideration, Dan of the Day has decided to rename this site Dan of the Night. Why night? “Everything about night is cooler,” Dan said. “That’s when all the parties are. Nighttime is fun time. And night carries that dark connotation that makes everything a little edgier. We think the younger generation will really be excited about this change.”

It’s no secret that Dan of the Day’s audience has been aging for some time now. “They’re getting older every day (and every night)!” Dan explained. The older they get, the sooner they die, and the sooner there is no one left to read Dan’s random thoughts. “At this point in time close to 90% of our site visits come from retirement homes and assisted living facilities. That’s just not a sustainable demographic,” Dan noted.

The Dan of the Night changeover is already in progress. The site style and logo have been updated, and the domain name will be changed shortly. Browsers should notice an immediate difference in the energy of the site. “We revamped the website completely,” Dan effused, “Now it looks just like a night club. Everyone’s excited and confused.”

Visitors are encouraged to come to the site at night. The visual effect is more pronounced in the dark, and the jokes will actually seem funnier because readers will be more relaxed. But Dan wants everyone to know the site will still be fully available during daylight hours as well. “People still need a laugh when the sun is out, and we understand that. We’ll be here 24/7, making the world a better place.”

Here’s a preview of the site update:

Preview of the new Dan of the Night website design

What do you think of the new name and design? Please leave a comment below.