Yesterday, Nick Kahn sent me the following report on his Friday, May 11th experience with Professor Alex Norquist, who had pledged “to spend 30 minutes blowing stuff up” with the winner:
Hey John, I did a little write-up on the plane. Sorry it’s so long; as Mark Twain said, I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
I met Professor Norquist in his office, and after having congratulated me (which still makes me feel strange), he took me downstairs into a sort of garage that the INSC has. He had already loaded up a cart full of fun explosives. Continue reading →
I’m at the airport with Nick Kahn, waiting for him to clear security. I just gave him $30, what my father would have called “walking-around money”—and I asked him to bring me the change and the receipts. Because it’s not my money to give. Or, not only my money. Continue reading →
My favorite pledge so far? Probably the 30 min straight of blowing stuff up with Alex Norquist– I think most seniors would agree that we’ve all been feeling the desire to blow up our theses recently! Would be so amazingly cathartic…
Pledges are in! The winner of And the Winner Is… will spend the day of April 21st in Greensboro, North Carolina with artist Lee Walton and will also have the pick of the following pledges: Continue reading →
In the spirit of community, we’re asking all players in round V to make a pledge to the winner of the exhibition And the Winner is… At the conclusion of the tournament the winner (which could be you!) will be given a list of all of the 128 pledges made during round V and will be allowed to select 12 of these pledges as part of their prize package. The pledges we are asking players to make can be as big or as small as you like, but should be a pledge of something you will honestly do for the winner. Some examples might be: baking the winner cookies, changing your facebook status for a few days to sing the winner’s praises, or something more elaborate like proofing a paper for the winner or offering to sit and watch the winner’s favorite film together and then discussing it with them. The pledge is entirely up to you, but we ask that all players make the effort to participate as fully as possible.