Thursday, October 08, 2009

Can We Call This The Falstaff Contest?

I must be getting old because I don’t understand about 9o% of this “Candy Council of Cool” blog post.  But one bit did catch my attention (more specifically it caught my filter’s attention, and then mine :)).  I don’t fully understand what sort of initiation they’re talking about, but the challenge sounds fun:

First, they had to memorize and exchange Shakespearean lines (Act II, Scene 1 of “The Merry Wives of Windsor”) in 10 minutes; and Second, they had to eat the most number of donuts in 10 seconds!

Memorize Shakespeare and eat donuts?  I think I want to join.

The fact that they picked Merry Wives, featuring our loveably corpulent Falstaff, makes it that much more enjoyable.  I wonder if they did that on purpose?


Leo said...

For pastime, I memorize lines from Shakespeare, so when I read about committing to memory in 10 minutes Act2,S1,The Merry Wives of Windsor, I realize that is 191(Cambridge) lines and over 1900 words. I would eat a ton of donuts before I accomplished that task!

Duane said...

It's funny, I thought the same thing. I went to check what lines they were talking about and realized that's a pretty long scene! I hope the poor kids didn't have to memorize all of it.