November 28, 2005

Poopdeck Challenges Return!

It started with a friendly bet between co-workers... who would outlast the cold of winter? Who would be first to buckle under the frozen pressure? Who would complete the Chiller Challenge, the first ever Poopdeck Challenge? In the beginning there was a lot of uncertainty, but the risk paid off... it paid off big.

The success of the first challenge quickly opened the door to more arduous tests of will and determination. A second competition arose which was much more complicated, and drastically changed the appearance of the contestants involved. The Unshaven Challenge was a grueling one, but all participants prevailed and it, too, ended in success.

The third Poopdeck Challenge was the first to pose problems. With only one contestant, the motivation and drive for success was hindered from the start, and for the first time ever we began to see some signs of failure. Challenge Melee was a tough hit to the libido, and the future of all Poopdeck Challenges were at risk.

When the dust began to settle, we found ourselves on a different coast, in a different town, with a different perspective. The 24 Hour Creative Art Challenge was a significant jumpstart to the almost dead engine which fueled Poopdeck Challenges, however it just wasn't enough to continue the regime, and the enthusiasm has been lost ever since.

That is, until today.

A new empire has been born; one which plans to rejuvenate and revive the crumbled ruins of what was once the most powerful Challenge faction ever developed.

Under supervision of my co-workers, I unveil to you the newest Poopdeck Challenge - Christmas Music-a-thon!

Exact rules and a special page will be posted soon, but basic guidelines are as follows-

Starting today, November 28th 2005, Christmas music will, and must, be played at all times within proximity of our desks. Participants include all four people who share this office, and extend to anyone who walks in or out of our immediate area. Music must be played at 'above average' volume, and it cannot be stopped for anyone, at anytime, for any reason. Music will be played starting at 9:00 a.m.(EST), and must not be turned off until 4:45 p.m.(EST), giving just under 8 hours per day.

I have done the math: 8 hours of Christmas music X 40 hours per week = about 1 billion hours of Christmas cheer.

As with all challenges, this one is open to the public. I know it's been awhile since the Poopdeck has offered a cure for boredom, but hopefully there are some troopers out there who will take part. Rules can always be rewritten, exceptions can certainly be made, but the challenge remains the same...

Non-stop Christmas music, all day, at loud decibels, from now until December 24th... how can you say no? It will be a difficult few weeks (just today we've heard multiple repeats) but we will prevail... oh yes, we will succeed. Poopdeck Challenges have returned!


Posted by jed at November 28, 2005 03:58 PM

would you like to borrow my timelife treaury of christmas? it would certainly add to the christmas cheer...

Posted by: your sistah at November 29, 2005 10:17 PM

I don't think that qualifies as a challenge since I am pretty sure you would be doing that anyway.

Posted by: Karen at November 30, 2005 09:51 AM
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