lords of the frisbee,
another week, another weekly email. the theme this week is animals. whether you are a eucalyptus loving koala bear or a snake that decides to back out of a tournament at the last minute, totally betraying all of your teammates, we are going to find out this week what animal is in you!
WEEKLY ITEM #1: The Weekly Schedule
tuesday may 7th, practice at bcis, 7:30
practice is going to be a good one this week. you all should come.
thursday may 9th, pick up at bcis, 7:30
sunday may 12th, pick up at isb, 3:30
for more extensive details, maps, and last minute changes, please check the google group home page. link at bottom.
what animal is in you? this week, every beijinger needs to go check out the following website:
take the survey, and report back to us what animal is inside you.
you can even take the test for someone else you know, and see if you can predict what animal they are. for example, i took the test for gabe, who is a cheetah...a robot cheetah. and then for jamie potter, who was that dog in the aesop's fable who barks at his own reflection and drops his bone. and for jason, who was one of those birds who regurgitates their food to feed their young. as you can see, these tests are highly accurate. so join the fun and let us know what animal you are.
WEEKLY ITEM #2: TIANJIN
the tianjin tournament is fast approaching. in fact, it's less then two weeks away. right now we don't know much, like what time the games will be, where we are staying, what the teams are going to be, or what women both chris and zahlen are going to be making out with. but rest assured, each and everyone of these questions will be answered in a timely and satisfactory manner.
for now, we need to know from you guys who is going to be there. jason has begun compiling a list. if you haven't spoken to him yet, email him and let him know that you are coming.
the weekend is meant to be a fun, high-spirited event that will promote china ultimate. a lot of all-chinese teams will be there. it won't be super competitive, but it will be super fun, and it should be a good way to help develop new players and practice for shanghai. and it will be another chance for us to hone our party skills.
beijing is going to send two teams. once we have a nearly complete list, we'll divide everyone up onto two even strength teams. to save the organizers the trouble of having to divide up the teams for you, we are going to self designate teams. here's how it's going to work:
the two teams are named the hot sexy team and the ugly troll team. please assign yourself to one of these two teams based on whether you are in the top half or bottom half of of the beijing ultimate community.
in order to make this easier, i've selected candice's mom as the bench mark, if you are hotter and sexier than candice's mom, then put yourself on the first team. if you are less attractive then she is, put yourself on the second team.
as for other details, like where we will be staying, how we are getting down there, and the like, please stay tuned for more information.
now is the time in the weekly email when betsy gives her weekly shout outs, and call outs. remember, you want to get shouted out, but you don't want to get called out.
a shout out to zahlen, who's been spending a ton of time helping the tianjin guys to organize this tournament. i think it's pretty fair to say this tournament would not be happening without him.
a call out to nick. he knows what he did.
a shout out to donald, who has been working on our murder mystery mug shots. believe me, when you see them, you are going to love them. hurry up and get them finished donald.
a call out to nick's parents. they know what they did.
a shout out to that isb kid who won all those sporting events. you know the discus? he won that. you know the long jump? he won that. you know the shot put? he won that. this kid is a regular decathlete. well played.
a call out to marathon runners, who because they are too frickin slow to run a marathon in under two hours, caused doc to lose a bet. to jenn brown of all people. let's pick up the pace guys. it's not like you are running an ironman.
WEEKLY ITEM #3: MAILBAG
every week, betsy gets a lot of emails inviting her out on dates, complementing her on her leadership skills, asking her ultimate related questions, and wanting to know who she is. the mailbag is where she answers these questions. as always, these are real letters from real readers.
everyone seems to get me confused with gabe monroe. i don't know what it is. i mean he's a robot. you'd think people would be able to tell us apart.
do you have any ideas what i can do about this?
dear gabe w,
i'm hereby giving you an official beijing ultimate nickname. from now on you will be known as the og. the other gabe.
Letter # 2:
i took the animal test. it said i was a mole. what animal are you?
i'm a tiger.
on behalf of the shanghai ultimate community, i'm issuing a cease and desist order in regards to your team party costumes for shanghai. after you ripped off our clue idea in jeju, and after you totally owned the shanghai party the past three years, we have taken steps to insure that you don't steal our thunder again this year. beijing can play in the tournament, but is not allowed within one hundred meters of any party venue.
attorney at law
dear mr. loblaw,
this is an impossible request, as anyplace the beijing ultimate team sets foot is by definition the party venue. expect another tour de force by big brother.
WEEKLY RUMOR THAT MUST BE TRUE: this week betsy heard that the reason nick wasn't at pick up this sunday is that he has a secret wife here in beijing that he was taking out for mother's day. that's right, they apparently have several children together. until betsy found out, no one knew about this secret relationship, including his fiance back in the states. i hope that she doesn't find out. how unfortunate if someone were to tell her about nick's adultery and he was no longer welcome to her graduation and he had to stay in beijing and play with big brother in shanghai. it would be a tragedy is what that would be.
WEEKLY ITEM #4: SOCIAL CALENDER
frisbee parties on the horizon:
Wed, May 16. Group Dinner:
8.30 at the hakka restaurant at qian hai. it's jim's last night in beijing, and your last chance to make out with ryan's sister. plus jamie gets back to town. call doc for details, at 1346 672 6334
Sometime This Weekend: candice's star wars intervention.
candice has never seen star wars. this weekend, it's finally going to happen. we don't know exactly when or where, but you are going to want to be there to share this special moment with candice. stay tuned for more info.
WEEKLY QUIZ: for you newbies, the weekly quiz is a game where betsy asks a few simple questions, and it's your job to provide the correct answers. as always, googling is prohibited. this weeks winner will receive a guaranteed spot on one of the big brother teams in tianjin.
this week's question is in essay form:
a ninja and a pirate have a fight. what happens?
as for last week's winner, after several weeks of complaints about the weekly lyric being too easy, betsy took it up a notch and no one knew the answer. last week's lyric was it's the end of the world as we know it (and i feel fine) by
r.e.m. so betsy gets to keep the autographed head shot of jim all to herself.
which brings us finally to:
this weeks 11th edition rule:
If it is unclear whether a catch was made before the disc contacted the ground (grass is considered part of the ground), or whether a player's first point of ground contact after catching the disc was in- or out-of-bounds or in or out of the end zone, the player with the best perspective makes the call.
Best perspective: The most complete view available by a player that includes the relative positions of the disc, ground, players, and line markers involved in a play. On an unlined field, this may require sighting from one field marker to another.
not new to the 11th edition, but one that comes up a lot. what it means is, the receiver is NOT the person who gets to make the call. the person with the BEST perspective gets to make it, which might be the receiver, or might be someone else down field, like jenn brown. when invoking the best perspective rule, make sure to do it as sarcastically as possible, in order to belittle the person making a bad call.
catch you on the field,