Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to locate three red balloons hidden in an online video segment of a past Rachel Maddow Show. To aid in your search, throughout the the Rachel Maddow Show Web site on msnbc.com and its ancillary properties we'll drop a few clues about where the balloons are.
To be clear, the balloons weren't there in the original airing. We've added them for this event. The balloons will remain on the site for one week so you have until show time on December 10th, 2009.
Cheating is completely acceptable so feel free to discuss your progress and ideas with fellow competitors on the Rachel Maddow Show Facebook group or on Twitter with the hash tag #MaddowQuest or in the new Maddow Blog or... whatever other part of the Maddowverse you prefer.
If you want to go the needle-in-a-haystack route, the video archives begin here. (Which means your first clue is that the videos are from before December 1st.)
MAIL YOUR ANSWER TO - The winner will be determined by the time stamp on the e-mails at this address. Answers should be in the form of URLs to the locations of all three balloons.
Number of clues is subject to inflation as we get new ideas for where to put them.
NEW RULE 12/03/09 11:02 p.m. ET: If you submit your three answers but then change your mind YOU ARE PERMITTED to resubmit.