Trivia 2002 Newsletter
From "Ben Adams" <adam0068@UMN.EDU>
Subject Trivia 2002!
Date Thu, 11 Apr 2002 030821 -0500
Only a week left..left..LEFT..LEFT..LEFT until Trivia! Let’s not
forget what Andrew Jackson said about Trivia. "Alls well that ends
two songs later." OR maybe that was Robert E. Lee. Regardless, we
are T-minus 8 days ‘til the big one here boys and girls, and the
great anticipation I feel for Friday, 6 pm about equals that burning
feeling in the middle of my chest when I think about the 10 page
Spanish paper due next Monday. Enough about me, lets talk about The
OZ! Word on the street again is that the answers to questions will
not be found on the Internet this year (pppsssshhyyyyaa), and even
if they are, the Internet isn’t a valid source, so we are asking all
those who have studied Ballistics or Trivia in high school to step
First things first. The Prime directive is centralized around the
urgency of providing a Fasching with happiness at all cost.
Therefore, I would like to announce Alec is heading up the hot
t-shirts for girls committee, which he delegated 98% of the
responsibility to Feun, and like 2% of the credit. Or maybe it’s
backwards. Maybe its 2% of the responsibility and 98% of the credit.
But that’s what makes it so great! I’m so confused. Since we are
never concerned with the facts, I’ve waited until last to list them.
The T-shirts are going to cost $6, and will be made using low
quality, Chinese cotton purchased from wal-mart. You know the type…
buy a 2XL if you normally wear an M. We all know if Andi’s would
have worn a lose shirt, we wouldn’t have known it was cold outside…
OR girls with tight shirts are hottttt. Bennies with tight shirts !=
hotttt. Hence, Benny is going to take the $6 he saves not buying a
shirt, and putting it towards the float, which will be discussed
soon. There has been an issue raised with an aspect of the logo that
Feun is designing, whereas Iverzcak has not deemed it appropriate to
put the words "your mom" on a tshirt, citing a lack of dignity on
the designer’s part. When I brought up the fact we don’t have any
dignity, he could only tell me to do it for tact. I’m not sure that
"We like ‘em tight" or "Barefoot and pregnant" qualify as tactful,
so I figured WHY START NOW? There’s always next year. Tomorrow will
be the first day of the rest of my life too. Either way I’m sure
they are going to turn out fine after alec stays up late Wednesday
nite trying to finish them. What’s life without the risk of a libel
lawsuit? Charter guys are pussies anyways. I should know. We can
smell our own.
Float! Great news! We hardly have to do anything to it this year!
Just fix a little hull damage… but it is already loaded to the brim
with contact lens cases and riffage cds. We (meaning davy and I late
Thursday nite) are going to repair the hull damage on the port side,
and create a detachable face so we can ride to the parade steering
through more than a 12" diameter whole in plastic. Of course, we are
going to reattach the fins from the secondary impact of the tree,
and the addition of a Closed Circuit TV system are in the works. I
can only afford a $125.90 donation to the portage county circuit
court once in my life, for the improper Right turn. Or left.
Naturally, we have openings for lightly clothed skaters, Trish,
CharTT, behind the float again, and the norwigan flag will be flying
high. Davy has a deluxe seat in the conning tower again, and
hopefully we are going to get creative and stencil some neat designs
into the side… like a large charter truck with a red X through it.
Feun has reminded me that he has (you mean his dad?) a foam boat we
can put on the front of the sub to mimic the accidents which
happened in the pacific more than a year ago. (Does anyone even
remember that anymore? Oh well, You will!) It would look best if we
all wore the same style uniform, so I’m suggesting we use a Hawaiian
theme. So, everyone involved in the float deal should wear a
Hawaiian shirt and perhaps a straw hat if you can find one. The goes
especially for the boys/girls who will be visible during the parade.
Those 10 pizzas are ours this year. It has become a matter of pride.
I have 3 shirts as well if anyone wants to borrow some. As usual,
the parade starts promptly at 1600, so the float will be backing
down the gravel driveway promptly at 1530. From past experience I
know that everyone likes to arrive at 1520, and bullshit for a
while, so be mindful of the time schedule please J.
About the same tyne that the floaters will be emerging
victoriously from the parade, Iverczak and ErikR will be heading up
the StudsNOC final touches. By this I mean start plugging in cables,
and testing out hubs. We had internet access by the start of trivia
last year, so I’m sure they will do their very best, and give it
110% to get it done at that tyne, if not sooner this year. Remember
there’s no I in team, and there’s no I in you … yet (lisa). This
year we are implementing the j.go+100 policy, so everyone must have
atleast a 1.8Ghz machine to hook up to the NOC as a basic rule.
Exceptions can be made, of course, dispensed on a rolling basis from
the StudsNOC administrator, Iverzcak.
How bout some Chow? Carrying on with tradition, we will be making
a Mecca to Copps at about 1730 (that’s 530 Iverzcak) to purchase a
shitload of groceries. Input is generally pretty light on what to
buy as far as food items go, but I know for sure we are stocking up
on the brats for 3am brats, and Beef for some Sunday chili. We
usually get a couple bags of Doritos, and regular tortillas and
salsa for snacks. If anyone has any other ideas, pass them my way.
I’m more than happy to accommodate anyone’s ideas, but I usually end
up wandering up and down isles picking out stuff until the cart is
full. Naturally I expect to spend ~$80 on soda, consisting mostly of
coke, dew, root beer, C.Tyne lemonade, and orange/grape. I should
pay more attention to what people drink, but what fun would it be if
I actually learned from past experience? Which brings me to another
point. Dinero. We will be charging $20 per person again this year…
for core team members… and $5 per person for those who wish to stop
by and drink the food. Iverczak had a brilliant method for
determining how much you should pay. If you are there for 3am brats…
You’re a core member! Or if you were there when ErikR went to bed,
and were there to see ErikR wake up! You are a core member. J If you
have a problem with this, I suggest you email our customer service
I have been assured all complaints will be answered promptly. I just
want to break even. (float set aside)
I assume that everyone has heard it will be at my Father’s house
once again this year. The address is 3417 Bush St, pretty much
directly behind Fill’s Bar a block. It is located in Stevens Point,
contrary to popular trivia website propaganda, so no one should be
afraid any longer. The plover crack whores are a street over. I’m
sorry to inform everyone that I won’t be available to chaperone
hungry people upstairs constantly this year. My father isn’t Satan,
and keeps his ammo locked up separate from his 12 gauge. So you have
time. He doesn’t really care about what happens at all as long as
you are respectful of his shit, and don’t erase his FreeCell
average. He told me he has two rules this year… in addition to the
no booze rule, we can’t use the hot tub either. Which I guess saves
me the money to fix it. Enough of the serious stuff though.
We are setting up the computers in the office downstairs again,
and we could really use some large tables to set up the puters on.
Iverzcak borrowed some from his church a couple years back, and we
could use the same deal this year. It always seems we end up 4
chairs short too, so if anyone has some crappy chairs layin around,
we could sure use them. I expect more computers than ever this year,
so the more tables the better. The family room downstairs will be
the wind down room of sorts again, and we have three bedrooms to
sleep in again. Two of them have queens in them, for all those who
want to have a shot at the Josh and Sara "we were sleeping…. Really"
award. We’ll have the stopwatches going again for anyone wishing to
try out for the ERIMMA award, but I hear that you never get rid of
mono fully, so ErikR might be in the winners circle for another
Tada! That’s what I said when I brought home chalk this year.
We’ve got both types, Country AND Western. Read as White and Colored
chalk. Since the chalkboard just sits down there all year long to
serve only as a scorekeeper for trivia, I thought we might as well
use it this year P It’s still sitting next to the PE (prostitute
entrance) where it was left last year. Speaking of which, we’ll have
the PE open just in case anyone, or a pair of people needs to dart
out in the middle of the night to ‘take a walk’.
Get thinking about whether you would like to do running questions
or trivia stone deals… it worked out well last year having people
who just took care of those portions while the rest of us played. It
gets difficult to keep track of the stone clues and such. I remember
mostly Amy and Matt last year heading up that department, but I
could be wrong. Don’t forget! Anyone who wants to help meaple and I
write and search for answers from 2 – 7 Sunday morning, come right
ahead! It’s an awesome tyne! Really! If there’s like one
charachteristic of trivia which I never forget .. it’s not planning
ahead, and having 25 tired people Sunday morning. I’m gonna try to
adjust my sleep schedule to sleep when most people are playing. Make
louie proud. Besides, then everyone has someone to jab at when they
are hungry at 3am. Oh, BYOBlankets… everyone likes a soft place to
sleep. The blanket resource downstairs is slim to very slim. Pillows
as well. But we do still have one damn fine one eyed trout with a
busted mouth available for use, and a hide-a-bed with a thin
mattress that works great for chain-massages!
So get the wheels spinning, get in the mood, and Make Tany Happy!
I apologize if I have left something out… it is getting pretty late
in the evening P Blue Top. Skip class and sleep! It’s your duty!
I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to listen to a radio for 54
straight hours! Yay!
Hopefully I won’t meet everyone staring at me through the front
of a busted sub this year P
With Hugs and Kisses, I am