Posts from January 2004

  • January 25, 2004

    shot night reared it’s ugly head again this weekend… and once again it didn’t take any prisoners. actually, it left quite a few participants curled up throughout my condo… shot night 2

    first things first: there were some key differences this time around. in shot night part deux, all shots (save for the jabulls) were real. you’ll notice that in shot night 1, there were a lot of “mixed” shots, like vodka and livewire, etc. this time, 1 shot = 1.5oz of alcohol. werd. that makes the numbers even more impressive… it also explains the other key difference: we didn’t go out afterwards. :)

    the early predictions (read trash talking) were dead on, with andreas reprezentin’ true-to-form for norway and sarah trying to defend her crown. however, a repeat wasn’t in the cards for the shot night queen, as andreas came away with the victory and the “best performance by a newcomer” title. the award for “best display of total and utter reckless abandon,” though, clearly goes to feakins. kudos, my man, kudos. ok, enough of my commentary, here are the stats:

    the shots

    jabull: 17 jager: 17 aquavit: 11 citron: 10 baileys: 6 peppermint schnapps: 4 tequila: 4 vodka: 4 screwdriver: 3 midori: 3 malibu: 2

    individual scores

    andreas: 15 aaron: 14 andrew: 12 sarah: 11 jeff: 11 lisa: 7 dave: 6 (+1 for a liquor run) joe: 5

    total shots done: 81

  • January 23, 2004

    great article over at the morning news about the “five trecharous worlds of IKEA,” told in a perfect adventure game strategy/survival guide style. awesome. here’s a sample:

    IKEA is a fully immersive, 3D environmental adventure that allows you to role-play the character of someone who gives a shit about home furnishings. In traversing IKEA, you will experience a meticulously detailed alternate reality filled with garish colors, clear-lacquered birch veneer, and a host of NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS (NPCs) with the glazed looks of the recently anesthetized. Your goal is to successfully traverse the five awesome worlds of IKEA before your patience runs out. On your first few tries this may seem like an impossible task, but with practice (and this IKEA Walkthrough!) you will soon be able to muster the sense of numb resignation necessary for victory.

    check out the full article, and good luck beating IKEA!

  • January 12, 2004

    figured i’d put this link here so i could find it again. and, of course, so i could share with you all. it’s the classic “old glory robot insurance” skit from SNL, starring sam waterson (“of the popular tv series law and order“)…

    watch the video

  • January 04, 2004
  • January 03, 2004