Birthday Scavenger Hunt 2010


Oh man, scoring this was a lot of work and it took all day to upload half a gig of pictures to flickr. I think next year I’m going to offer a 50 point bonus to any team that doesn’t submit any extraneous pictures or else I’ll have to scale back.

25 – TM and a Stranger with a hand in each other’s pants pocket.
{5,10,15} – TM as a doe–eyed innocent.
{10,15,20} – TM is furious at an inanimate object, the less appropriate the better.
10 – A book by Tim Powers
15 – TM with two gummi fried eggs over their eyes. Buy them at The Candy Depot 3955 5th Ave.
10 – An animatronic chimp.
10 – “Babycakes
15 – TM and a Stranger being eaten alive by ants.
15 – Both TM’s being photobombed by a stranger.
15 – TM striking a pose from Muscle March in front of the protein powder store.
10 – “39
{10,15,20} – TM coveting an inanimate object, the less appropriate the better.
20 – A dog is talking on my cell phone, your argument is invalid.
25 – A Stranger as keyboard cat playing off a TM.
{10,20,30} – The Question. 30 pts for drawn by Ditko, 20 pts for Cowan, 10 pts for anyone else.
{5,10,15} – The gayest non–sexual thing in Hillcrest.
20 – “Panda
15 – A number (like a phone number) consisting of only the numbers from Lost.
20 – TM very excited by nudity in a book, pictured nudity must be pictured.
20 – “Eric Elegado
{10,20,30} – TM with the lower half of the face on any US currency imposed over the lower half of their face.
15 – TM laughing while a stranger dies.
30 – TM holding the elusive Major Meteor.
{10,15,20} – TM in fear of an inanimate object, the less appropriate the better.
20 – “Five Two Tattoo Shop
20 – A monkey being served by a crab.
10 – Worms–eye view of a TM.
15 – TM’s arm being twisted by a Stranger.
15 – TM giving Edward Cullen the finger.
15 – TM doing Tai Chi with a Stranger.
30 – TM pointing at another team taking a picture, other team loses 30 pts. (I think I’ll be retiring this rule this year.)
25 – TM giving a hug to gay Italian from another team. Teams with gay Italians don’t qualify for this item but will get 5pts for every hug they get. (I should have written this rule as “getting a hug” because this resulted in a lot of hug-rape.)

  1. 460 pts The Princess Paisanos
  2. 425 pts The Bod Squad
  3. 385 pts Drunk in Curlers
  4. 355 pts Even More Awesome Sauce
  5. 340 pts The Awesomes
  6. 270 pts Hell Is Other People
  7. 220 pts Jesus Punchers
  8. 195 pts Hairdressers On Fire
  9. 160 pts The Main Meals

Birthday Scavenger Hunt 2009

The Rules

  • TM stands for Team Member, a member of your team, not one of the other teams.
  • “Stranger” is a non-player. You can’t use the same stranger more than once. Ex-boyfriends are not strangers.
  • The values of items listed {in curly brackets} will be judged by me.
  • For items listed “in quotes” I’m looking for that specific text, usually on a sign but not always.
  • One item per picture.
  • Teams can only get credit of items once per item and require a clear depiction of a TM in every shot.
  • The Boobies picture is an exception
  • The picture of another team taking a picture is also an exception
  • If another team takes a picture of you taking a picture you lose 30 points. Every team can get you once so you can lose hundreds of points if you’re not careful.
  • If you’re taking a picture inside a place of business, be discrete. The Cow is OK but The Black and Galactic Comics are not.
  • “the less appropriate the better” means the less sense the object makes in context the more points you’ll get. A lot of people have had problems with this concept.
  • If you’re the only teem to find an item it’s worth triple score.

The List

The Scores

  1. 665 – Red Jelly Green Jam
  2. 595 – Team Venture
  3. 580 – Chicken Heads
  4. 570 – Team Eye Trama
  5. 480 – Pterrribly Pterrifying Pterrorists
  6. 445 – Massage Fuckers
  7. 430 – Cable 57
  8. 410 – Team Go Fuck Yourself
  9. 210 – Smarmy Marmoset

Complete Set
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Congratulations April and Kirsten!

I’m taking Boobies out of the game. I have the power to get twelve women to lift their shirts and with great power comes great responsibility. Besides it doesn’t work for game play. Any team that didn’t get in on the Great Boob Picture of ’09 didn’t stand a chance of winning.

Great game everyone! I can’t wait to do it again next year!