Thursday, May 10, 2007
This was easily the most wild and madcap list release in recent Scav history, and from my limited perspective at least this resulted in much joy. Jim has already detailed the basic idea behind this year's release (spy instructions, invisible ink, actual lists in the Law School fountain), so I will just note the particulars of the frantic search. Like an enraged nest of fire ants, the teams swarmed--first through Ida following the photo clues, then, after they received "blank" papers, vengeful pseudopods from the larger teams streamed out from sundry points on campus, engulfing all those unfortunate enough to stand in their way. Myself and Judge Jonathan were trying to drive over to the fountain when a massive contingent of Snell-Hitchcockers surrounded our van. The situation could only be described as zombie movie-esque, with the crazed horde pounding on the windows and positioning themselves in front of the car, doubtless eager to crack open our skulls so that sweet, sweet secrets could flow forth. Eventually we were able to back up without harming anyone and pull out (even then, they clung to the sides!), and after some more shenanigans we made it to the fountain, where we learned that three teams had already received their lists, and indeed, Max actually beat the Judges there. For all the fooferall and how-do-you-do, however, List Release was a happily short affair this year, with most of the teams receiving their lists in well under an hour, and even the straggler, F.I.S.T., picking up the goods only a few minutes after 1:00.