Tournament THING - Week 2
posted July 18, 2013 10:16 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Mon July 22 at 7:30 PM, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square
96 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Will Tater Geeks Who Drink trivia dominance continue? See last week's thread for details. Monday, 7:30pm, Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square.
posted by DiscourseMarker to Meetup (6 comments total)

Rustic Etruscan is also coming (added as a +1 since he is taking a MeFi break).
posted by DiscourseMarker at 5:39 PM on July 18, 2013

Folks should feel free to keep RSVPing as we hit the 6-person mark. We'll need to make sure that the official Hardcore Taters team gets a full complement of players, but if we get a little past that there's no reason we can't start a second team.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 7:05 AM on July 19, 2013

Mondays have been my busiest day for the last few weeks but I think I can get out of lab in time to come.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms at 10:00 AM on July 21, 2013

Tonight's themes include:
Flingin' POO
Warriors, Come Out & Play
Mufflers, Muffins, & Muff Diving
Eating Out
Pirates vs. Ninjas: The Battle Continues
So who among us is a ninja expert?
posted by DiscourseMarker at 7:21 AM on July 22, 2013

Doh! I spent an embarrassing number of years obsessed with ninjas. (Of which the correct plural in ninja, ahem!) I can't make it, but I'll shoot out some ninja trivia at random:

- The ninja sword is called the ninja-to, not the katana as used by Leonardo from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
- The kusari-gama is a sickle on a chain, that purportedly could also be used for climbing.
- They were supposed to have worn split-toed shoes.
- Iga and Koga were supposed to be the original ninja clans.
- There's guys who practice ninjutsu today, although there's no proven connection to the ancient ninja. The leader who milks these LARPy fellows is Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, a kind of friendly scam artist, like Deepak Chopra.
- Sho Kosugi was in a bunch of ninja movies in the '80s, including the infamous Golan and Globus production, Ninja III: The Domination, in which a sexy blonde '80s lady was possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja.
- For more, see Real Ultimate Power!
posted by ignignokt at 11:43 AM on July 22, 2013

Recap. After two weeks, Hardcore Taters hold a slim 9-point lead in the championship standings.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 9:39 AM on July 23, 2013

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