Meet the Judges: Paul “Wild Card” “Baby Bird” Davis
The only sign one wants to see when leaving the World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Darwin, MN. ROAD TRIP 2011!
The University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt Organisation Committee Bylaws.
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be The Official University of Chicago Official Scavenger Hunt Organisation Committee, also to be known as The Great Hunt, The Scavenger Hunt, ScavHunt, Scav Hunt, the Hunt, That Thing That Left All Those Cans in the Maroon Office, ScavCore, The Fucking Scavenger Hunt, The Scavenger Fucking Hunt, The Fuckinger Hunt, Jar Jar Binks, ScavCom, Scav Com, ScavComm, Scav Comm, Scavcabal, the Cabal, Cable from X-Factor, Solipsistic Bastards, Ratanna, ScandalCom, El Sindicato, or Ethel.
The 2011 Judges pose. A lion is in there somewhere.
Meet the Judges: Andy “Blackout” Jordan
Wearing a plaid dress,
Imagine you’re bird.
Prancing across a room.
The room is covered in a fine mist of powdered sugar.
Let the bird fly until it float-drops
Like a piece of paper
Sailing on a breeze after you release it from a high bridge.
But wait until it asks to be dropped.
After you release the paper,
Pick a piece of ripening fruit from a spring-summer tree.
The tree is the mother of the fruit.
It’s Mother’s day.
Bring the fruit to your lips and bite.
On the 9th of May.
The purpose of the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt… is actually a matter of some debate. A more extensive disquisition on our ontological orientation may be found in our Bylaws, but this much we know: every May, since 1987, the University of Chicago has hosted the largest and best scavenger hunt in the world. Spanning four days, the Hunt is an intense blend of bliss and chaos. The modern Hunt includes a list of items and events, Scav Olympics, and a road trip, though the precise form and content evolves from year to year.
Participants and observers know that ScavHunt is a BFD. It is fun, it is brilliant, it is deeply U. of C., and it seems to bring out the best in all of us in unexpected ways. It is also often disgusting. But it is in the nature of Scav to be essentially indescribable, and lest you be taken in by all this touchy-feely talk we reference Potter Stewart somewhat freely in saying you’ll know it when you see it, so take a look.
Meet the Judges: Head Judge Leah “Toast Rack” “Z-Train” Rand
Judges and those involved in making the list are the members of the Scavenger Hunt Committee known as “Hot Side Hot.” Those who help organize Scav Hunt without becoming a judge are known as “Cold Side Cold”, whose members are not permitted to know the contents of next year’s list or otherwise participate in Hot Side Hot’s secretive preparations.Hot Side Hot vs. Cold Side Cold.