It’s that time again!
The scores after the last round:
Ryan Simpson 57
Travis Hoffman 57
Don Rotolo 45
Mr. Pockets 40
Akash Rastogi 38
Wayne Doenges 31
Chris is me 28
Al Skierkiewicz 28
Barry Bonzack 23
Rich Wong 22
Steve W 9
Matt Attallah 7
CHI DONG08 7
Greg Needel 3
Austin H 2
Rick TYler 2
Tito H. 2
Chief Pride 1
Cody Carey 1
Lil' Lavery 1
Stephen of REX 1
And the picture:
As always, the deadline is theoretically sorta kinda Saturday at midnight Eastern.
A FIRST volunteer tries to explain to Jimmy that he is not allowed to bring his invisible track ball from last year into the pit area.
When Is Billfred going to shave?
“I’m supposed to inspect your robot. Where is it?”
“Right here. It’s made of unobtanium.”
“You know that unobtanium isn’t on the allowed materials list, partly because it’s invisible. So where is your robot?”
“Right here. Can’t you see the bumpers?”
“Are you trying to pass off your 2005 bumpers as bumpers for 2009? Where is the REAL robot?”
“I don’t know… Maybe on the practice field?”
“Finally, a straight answer…” goes off muttering something about “Kids these days…can’t answer a simple question.”
Judge: if the super cell lands on top of the light post in the trailer, should I count it?
Las Guerrillas Kid: IDK
Volunteer: Okay, let’s take it from the top. [sing]I’m a little teapot, short and stout / Here is my handle, here is my sp–[/sing] No, no, no! You’re supposed to keep your left hand on your hip! For the ten-thousandth time, teapots don’t have two spouts!
Whaddaya mean, you had NASA ship it to the real moon. Do you realize how much that’s gonna cost?
Inspector: “You only need to answer one simple question: ‘Why is Billfred using this in the Caption Contest 187 weeks early?’”
Student: “I don’t know!”
Inspector: “Bzzzt, wrong answer. As punishment, Dan will be assigned as FTA and have to debug the field system in Week 1, working through all meal breaks.”
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?
Despite having volunteered to drive the robot for a match, renowned code monkey David had no idea how to turn on the robot. After the match, a disgruntled drive team would have no more of the line, “it’s a hardware problem.”
The volunteer advances on his victim, a victim of FIRST fright night that is!
Lunacy mentoring during the skills practice test for YMCA:
Exactly what part of Y don’t you understand? You know your team has gone ape over the fact that you have qualified for this, so no monkey business - I mean it.
469 team member: Y oh I thought you wanted WHY?
Lunacy mentor: Why would I ask for Why when I know why and only want Y?
Ok, you’ve got M, now C.
469 team member: Now see what?
Lunacy mentor: mutters what is he going to do when we get to the Chicken Dance? ok… C …
Coach: “What team could you possibly be PM-ing 50 times a day?!”
469 member: “Idk, my bff 217?”
FIRST in Michigan event volunteer, holding menu: “Where in the world is Dan Swando? I can’t decide between the hamburger and the salad for the volunteer lunch, and I need him to make the call!!! He always gets it right, dangit!!!”
FIRST in Michigan Student: “I don’t know. He’s not here. The FiM people told me he was off on ‘special assignment’. Try Ohio.”
[npoe] In case you were wondering…personal bias toward parties involved in relevant discussion topic…neutral. [/npoe]
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
La Guerilla: Look how many left-handed screwdrivers, board straighteners, wire stretchers, and metric crescent wrenches I can juggle!
Guy on Right: “OK, in this scene I want you the extrapolate Pi to the 1000th position.”
Student: Good Gosh man, I’m a high school student not Woodie Flowers!"
Volunteer: Why isn’t anyone on your team wearing the sweet gorilla suit??
Student: I don’t know… all the sweet gorillas graduated?!?