I'm glad you're taking such a lighthearted stance on this contest, Tom. And buying something from the store is a good alternative way to support the site. I would, however, like to contest what you're doing.
I get up and fix something to eat during a commercial break or often change channels. I go to the theater late so I don't have to watch the ads and can just watch the movie. I use callerID to screen strange numbers so I don't have to deal with telemarketers. And, yes, I run adblock for all the websites I visit. Are you not guilty of any one of these things?
The whole reason someone runs adblocker is because they aren't interested in the ads. So by finding ways to get around adblocker, you're targeting an audience who doesn't want your business in the first place. Does that make sense?
I mean, you make a living off two things. Random flash artists submitting expense free content that generates interest for the site, and jamming products into peoples faces. BUT HEY - everybody plugs ads into everything anymore, and it sure beats working two jobs. But I think that whether people want to view those ads is their choice... and why shouldn't it be? Viewing the site is free. If they're not interested, they're not obligated.
I presume it's more of a lighthearted joke than anything. But with all these blocker bashers, I think a counter view is in order.