Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
My interview with Steven Stapleton of Nurse With Wound finally wnet up on Thirsty Media today. I had a great chat with Stapleton, and there’s some interesting bits of wisdom (or anti-wisdom) to be found in the exchange.
NWW recently put out a new album of almost jaunty lounge tunes. A weird experience as usual. Expect the unexpected. Elephants are contagious.
Thursday, October 9th, 2008
A war we can all get behind! One for the history books. East Vs. West in THE decisive battle for directional superiority! Captcha the Flag! The age old struggle.
Meet at Monument Square Sunday October 26th at 11:30am for opening ceremonies and an explanation of modified rules. Flags will thence be issued and official play will begin promptly at 12:00pm.
Spread the word like the fires that time and again nearly burnt this fine city to the ground. Get absolutely everyone involved. Make fliers, do cold calls, fly or bus friends in from out of town. The more participants, the sweeter the taste of victory, and more bitter the sting of utter defeat. Until the day we meet on the field of battle, Tally Ho!
>>> Official Captcha the Flag Rules:
+ All participants must wear their team colors/ markings (yet to be determined) at all times of involvement.
+ You may only capture players in your own territory. Likewise you may only be captured in enemy territory.
+ Safe zones (where players cannot be captured) are fire hydrants or parking meters with time on them behind enemy lines, so bring change to set up strategic safe zones.
+ You must be touching a safe zone to be considered safe. Players are to be given a 10 second lead leaving a safe zone.
+ If a player is tagged by an enemy, they become a captive. Captives may be guarded or dropped off at timed parking meters until time is expired.
+ If a captive is tagged by a teammate, they are considered free and are to be granted a 20 second lead in making their escape.
+ The neutral zone should be obvious in purpose.
+ Flags are to be hidden in plain sight outdoors and within arm’s reach. They are not to be placed on private property unless it is the private property of a participant.
+ If an enemy is captured while bearing a flag, the flag is to remain at the point it was advanced to and not taken back to it’s original or new hiding place. In the event that a flag bearer is tagged in the street, the flag may be moved to the side of the street furthest from the enemy camp.
+ Play will continue until all of one side is captured (highly unlikely) or the first side returns with the enemy’s flag to Monument Square. At the moment of this occurrence high praise will be given, and we will all do our best to make aware to all those involved their relative glory or shame.