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A DEAD POSTMAN DOESN'T DELIVER MUCH MAIL
The 64th Semi-Annual Williams College Trivia Contest May, 1998
- (12:00): I Can't Believe It's Not Literature!
- (4 AM): Girl Power!
- (12:00): Pets
- (1 AM): Sports (Le Bonus Sportif)
- (2 AM): Audio: Opening Sentence of "The Catcher in the Rye" (answers only)
- (3 AM): Virtue & Vice
- (4 AM): Robots
- (5 AM): Faces (answers only)
- (6 AM): Bad Movies
- (7 AM): Questions
THE TREASURE HUNT
This multi-level acrostic challenged players' maritime piracy knowledge, before urging them to hurtle into the darkness towards 4 locations to retrieve crucial information. Tragically, the puzzle was so complex that no team was able to successfully approach its ultimate solution.
- Last night, millions of Americans tuned in to NBC to watch the final episode of "Seinfeld." Unfortunately, it was..... ehhh, less than good. Come down and show us what the final episode SHOULD have been.
- "Alexander the Great and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day."
- Give us the last scene from the train station in "The Untouchables," where Elliott Ness captures Capone's accountant. You may use no more than 3 people.
- "A Very A-Team Christmas."
- In an effort to balance the federal budget, the U.S. Congress has decided to remove all but one of the faces from Mount Rushmore. To decide which face to keep, top secret Pentagon scientists have exhumed the four Presidents and re-animated them. The 4 Zombie Presidents have been locked in a room deep within the Pentagon. Show us that room.
- The death of Rasputin.
- Design and play a level of the video game "Lemmings."
We asked for your "hottest" member, but insisted that this person must have a sense of humor. This person was supposed to participate in a race and a surprise. What we implied, but didn't say directly was that the race half of the 4 AM stunt was to get to the station first. The winner was super trivia first-timer Rob Seitelman. He was sent to Sawyer library where he was hoisted up into the steam stack by most of our team. Moments later, John Magary led the rest of the contestants to Sawyer as well. They were not told that they had lost the race. Instead, they were told to line up FOR the race, which had some convoluted path, taking them past the steam stack several times. "On your mark, get set, go!" Contestants got about five feet when half our team, and Rob from Sofa Kings, popped out of the steam stack with giant handfuls of water balloons and Super Soakers and proceeded to drench the runners to the best of their ability. Then everybody was told that there was no race and that we just wanted to get some people wet. Ha ha.