What is this? Every single day of the
week (almost), a new “Graboid”, a single moment grabbed from a random
movie, appears on this site for you to guess the name of the film,
share with your officemates, or discuss on our message boards.
Sometimes the Graboid will be very easy and sometimes it’ll be as
obscure as obscure gets. So read the news, read the reviews, and enjoy
a screencap each and every day for your guessing pleasure.


Guess the Graboid, Get a Benefit

at CHUD are attempting to up the fun factor in all aspects of the site
in preparation for the redesign and hopefully many new and good things
to come soon.  With that in mind, there are going to be a
change to The Graboid.  In the past we’ve had special entries called Graboid With Benefits where the successful guesser of
The Graboid
would get a prize such as a DVD or a digital copy of a movie. 
We plan to start doing this more (the benefits thing, not necessarily
the DVD thing, although there will be opportunities for that
occasionally).  What the benefit will now be is a chance for
the winner of the day to choose from a list of prizes. 

list will feature some standard rewards, but also some recurring and
specialized options that will allow the winner to do things such as
contribute directly to other various features on the site.  Or,
it will allow him/her the chance to make a power play for higher
standing in Year End Grabby Awards, where we recognize who is the king or queen of
The Graboid feature by the number of correct guesses during the year.  The Graboid
is intended to be a fun feature of the site, but this new twist will
also make it a bit more cutthroat…which, is of course, all the more

We’ve got our regular rogues gallery of Graboid
players, but what we’re hoping for is to get some new blood in the
game (so it can be sacrificed…heh, kidding…maybe).  So be on the
lookout with
Graboid With Benefits
starting today and frequently in the future.  In the meantime,
here are the benefits from which to choose.  It’s simple,
guess The Graboid, get the benefit.  Enjoy.

Benefits List:

1.  Choose a film for Movie of the Day.  You choose it, we do it.

2.  Choose a subject for the What I’m Thankful For
Again, you choose it, you write it up, we post it on the main
page.  Or, you choose the subject and we take a crack at it.

3.  Choose a worthy subject you want to see receive their props for CHUD Salutes…

4.  Submit a picture for The Graboid.  We’ll be calling it the Guestboid.  For one day, The Graboid is yours to command.

5.  Pilfer someone’s Graboid
You’ll have the option to change the record books and steal someone’s
successful Graboid guess and claim it as your own.  Thus adding
to your year-end total and decreasing a competitor’s.  It’s
underhanded.  It’s malicious.  It’s perfect. 

So there you have it.  Interactivity that’s up for Grabs…so to speak.

If you can find a Graboid anywhere for a better price, TAKE IT!