Saturday, May 10, 2008

Fire from Olympus

Ladies and gentlemen, I have seen the future of music and its name is ZEUSAPHONE!

Imagine if you will arcs of purple lightning flashing out as "Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity" builds to crescendo--I nearly wept with joy. Afterwards, they hooked up a keyboard and let us play it ourselves, resulting in such once-in-a-lifetime happenings as Jonathan Williams playing the "Imperial March" from Star Wars and Nick playing the Pokémon theme song...ON A FRICKIN' ZEUSAPHONE! I can't stress that enough. Kudos, GASH, for bringing the awesome.

Regarding Scav Olympics, several of the events played out as epically as hoped. Live Action Battleship was endlessly entertaining, especially when it consisted of a prone dude getting water balloons in the junk. Absolutely no humans were harmed in the Cockfighting item, which was also a joy to behold. Dead chickens covered in razor blades being swung around at each other--let it never be said that Scav has become toothless in its old age! Pie fight and the peanut butter item both resulted in people covered in horribly sticky food, to the delight of young and old alike. All in all, a pretty good year for Olympics.