Sunday, April 19, 2009

Even a Quiz Needs a Week Off Now and Then

Well, with the Seventh Season of the Monday Quiz having come to its end, it's time now to salute the champions.

But First!

Don't forget that next week is the beginning of the 2009 M5K Decathlon! The relatively sweet prizes this year will include:

1: One of michael5000’s series of “StormQuilts,” a lap-blanket handmade from 100% scrap, salvage, and recycled materials!
2: A $30 Gift Certificate to the City of Roses’ own Powell’s Books, usable either at actual Powell’s locations or online at!
3: A $20 Gift Card to corporate coffee juggernaut Starbucks!
4: A large batch of michael5000’s signature oatmeal-almond-chocolate chip cookies, mailed straight to your home!

Plus, the scoring system has been completely revamped to render it less crappy! So it should be fun. In theory.

Monday Quiz Seventh Season Champions

Taking the Seventh Season title, with 6 out of the 10 possible Exclamation Points, was frequent L&TM5K commenter Mrs.5000! She tied for the Second Season championship spot, but wins this one outright.

In the second spot is Cartophiliac, who took EPs in half of the Seventh Season Quizzes.

Hats off also for la gringissima and karmasartre, who both took 4 EPs this season, and to DrSchnell, Critical Bill, and Kadonkadonk, who took 3 apiece.

And, you know, thanks for playing the Quiz.


Elaine said...

Can you explain "decathlon" to us relative newcomers? Um, do the contests have anything to do with the toxic waste recipes you've been posting? Maps? Obscure PreRaphaelite artists? Harry Potter?

Chance said...

What? I didn't even place? I protest and demand a recount and stuff.

Wait, maybe I should have played more.

boo said...

I think I will try to get my bum in gear for this. I haven't been able to for much else this year so far.

Michael5000 said...

@Elaine: A "decathlon" is a contest in which participants compete in ten seperate activities. It goes all the way back to the ancient Greeks! In the L&TM5K context it is, like it says in the sidebar, "A Two-Week Festival of Knowledge, Creativity, and Athletic Achievement. Although Mostly Knowledge."

If that doesn't help, you can get an idea of the scope of things by looking at last year's Decathlon.

Also, ease up on the Irish Cream recipe already.

@Chance: It is your right to demand a recount under the operating procedures of the Monday Quiz. And a recount has determined that you are correct: you should have played more.

Really, EVERYBODY should play the Monday Quiz. It's good for ya.

@boo: A gentleman blogger does not comment on his lady reader's bums.

Elaine said...

Now, now, of course I knew it meant "ten of something." Just wanted to be forewarned about this one. Your quizzes often turn out to be tricky killers, so TEN in a row?

Elaine said...

Oh, and "seperate"........maybe a test of orthography could be included?