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02 January 2009 @ 03:52 pm
The 101
2009

Since last year, The 101 list has been divided into five categories of similar tasks:

Show Your Balls
This isn't as porny as it sounds. We're talking balls in the figurative sense here. To complete this section, you'll need to have very little dignity, few morals and no sense of shame at all.

Construction & Creative
You'll need industrial strength cardboard and jumbo-sized novelty markers if you want to excel in this section. These tasks will be very helpful to boost your points on a rainy day.

Pain & Endurance
If you cringe at the thought of getting waxed, or couldn't stand to hold a giant bug for more than 2 seconds, you may not want to attempt many from this section. The majority of these challenges will begin with 'see how long you can...' and 'tell us how much it hurts to...'

One-Uppers
If you think you can do these challenges better than anyone else, you'll probably focus on this section. The most important thing in the 'One-Uppers' category is QUALITY. To get a lot of points here, you need to put everything into your entry.

Opportune Moment
Finally, something to curb the over-enthused. These tasks can only be done at a certain time, be it midnight, christmas or at the time of a random stroke of luck. Read the challenges, you'll understand.


And finally...

In addition to these five categories, there's one final challenge (making 101 tasks) that you can only complete once you've done the other hundred. Think you can get that far?

If there's anything you don't understand, post a comment with your question - I'm more than happy to help you out. BUT! You. Need. To. Read. Everything! Especially the note above about the final challenge. If you don't, you're more than likely to get something wrong and we will laugh at you and you will be embarrassed.

THE LIST
2009

Show Your Balls
1. Show extreme interest in an embarrassing book in a bookstore
2. Listen to your iPod on the train and sing along
3. Talk to a cashier in a really bad fake accent
4. Hide in the bushes and scream at people as they go past
5. Vigorously/enthusiastically flap your hands in public
6. Talk to a surveyor or similar person in complete rhyme
7. Answer the phone and pretend to be someone else WITHOUT knowing who's calling
8. Pretend to sleep on a bed display in a department store
9. Write an angry letter to a company or organization
10. Spend a day taking the theme of Ye Olde England to major extremes
11. Males, buy extra small condoms, Females, buy extra large tampons
12. Have an intelligent conversation with an inanimate object in public
13. Play a board game in public, and try to get people to join in
14. Make a fake pet and take it for a walk in a public place - bonus points for stopping to let it take a wiz
15. Make a home video giving us a tour of your house, and walk us through embarassing things in your house that you wouldn't normally show people
16. Give a really stupid/hilarious answer on a test
17. Allow someone to down-trou you in a public place
18. Write a deliberately awful poem/soppy love letter and give/post it to the wrong person
19. Sneak in somewhere you're not supposed to be
20. Tell off a figure of authority

Construction & Creative
21. List a really weird item on Trademe
22. Hilarious/inappropriate handheld sign
23. Create a fruit friend
24. Gangsta-fy your Mum/Gran
25. Construct a fake I.D. Bonus points if you use it
26. Make a commercial advertising the 101
27. Make a map of the world using completely random items
28. Build a fort in a public place and live it in for at least 15 minutes
29. Fake an impossibly feat
30. Write, choreograph and perform a scene from a musical
31. Create the most disgusting concoction you can
32. Invent a useless/stupid product and create a poster/ad for it
33. Make an electrical gadget out of carboard. Bonus points if you pretend to use it
34. Three hard-to-achieve hairstyles. Mohawk reccommended. Major bonus points if you have long hair and create a successful mohawk
35. Create a vehicle (doesn't have to be motorized, but bonus points if it is) and travel in it
36. Make an elaborate picture using only squares of toast
37. Make an awesome cake
38. Create a comprehensive dictionary of Gangsta words
39. Construct a house using some form of food/various food items
40. Create a banner displaying a really weird message and hang it somewhere

Pain & Endurance
41. Engage in painful hair removal. Waxing or plucking recommended. Use Veet and be dubbed a pansy
42. See how long you can use an electrical appliance (toaster, hairdryer, etc) on the train before you're asked to stop/leave
43. Use those fake piercings you can buy at the $2 shop and convince your parents you got a real one
44. Let your phone ring for a long time with an amusing ringtone (Can't Touch This or Baby Got Back reccommended) in a movie theatre or library or form of public transport
45. Donate blood
46. See how long you can hold your breath
47. Chew a full tray of ice cubes
48. See how many times you can be slapped on the face (remember that old game, 'Mercy'?)
49. Go to an incredibly boring play or watch an incredibly boring movie/tv show... and pay attention (Laguna Beach or 8th & Ocean are some good ones... bad ones... you know what I mean)
50. See how many hats/socks you can wear at one time
51. Wear your entire wardrobe at once
52. See how long you can hold freezing ice cream between your teeth
53. Eat something you really hate
54. Hold an icky insect
55. Hold an icky insect in your mouth
56. Put a snail on your face and let it crawl around
57. Make 101 paper airplanes
58. Hang upside down on the washing line for as long as possible
59. Hold onto a hot lightbulb
60. Play hot potato

One-Uppers
61. Most inappropriate/strange place for a game of cards
62. Most imaginative use for a 10m extension lead
63. Best/heaviest thing suspended by chewing gum. (Use as much gum as you like, it really depends on how much you're willing to spend on it)
64. Best public reference to a comic-book superhero
65. Best costume for a pet
66. Most creative thing to set of fire
67. Nerdiest act possible
68. Best gift given to a bum
69. Most hilarious practical joke
70. Coolest action performed on a roof
71. Best public reference to an irrelivant holiday
72. Best thing to give to a busker
73. Best pretending that something behind you has just exploded (slo-mo gets you bonus points)
74. Most amount of money collected for a charity
75. Best prank call
76. Most convincing papier-mache weapon/firearm
77. Best vocal imitation of Spongebob Squarepants
78. Most outrageous attempt to do a crazy thing to win the 101
79. Best wearable item on a budget of $5
80. Shoot the coolest thing

Opportune Moment
81. Create an awesome halloween costume/ensemble
82. Get a ticket form each station on your train line
83. Buy something exactly on midnight
84. Try to get on TV/radio and say 'Have you done the 101?'
85. Do something that will make people remember your name
86. Silliest phone call to Santa
87. Write out Christmas cards & give them to as many hobos as you can
88. Steal one cup of liquid soap from various public bathrooms
89. The next time you have to fill out a form, write something horribly embarrassing/stupid
90. Wear a provocative t-shirt somewhere formal
91. Throw someone the greatest birthday party ever
92. Construct an impressive easter display
93. Attend a fireworks display
94. Create an elaborate greeting card for a litle-known holiday (bonus points if you give it to someone)
95. Find a successful way to stop traffic
96. Scare little kids on halloween
97. Give an old person a cake
98. Photograph a stupid product/sign
99. Egg a house/person/both on Halloween
100. Get up at 4am and phone people

101. Find a brilliant way to tell the world that you've done the 101
 
 
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02 January 2009 @ 03:32 pm
These are the points and participants in the 2009 challenge. To see the 101ers from the 2008 challenge (Winner Jonathan W), click here. To see the very first, original 101ers from the 2007 challenge (Winner Sarah M), click here.

These are the brave people who have entered the challenge so far. Now, whether they're owning it or sucking at it depends on the little number beside their name - those are the points they have earned through this challenge.

Points are earned from these categories:

Creativity -(Out of 5)How original, and creative your idea is. The more original and spaztastic, the more points you recieve.
Methodology -(Out of 5) How you go about accomplishing your goal, the small details like how well made your chicken costume.
Difficulty -(Out of 5) It's not very fair giving someone the same amount of points for making a pet rock as for performing street magic (even though making a pet rock is very difficult!), so the more difficult a task is the more points you get.
Biggiosity -(Out of 5) Guys the truth is, Size does matter. The bigger and more extravagant your submission, the better.
Uberosity (Bonus Points) -(Out of 10) Bonus points for those special things that just makes your form of public humiliation that much better than the rest.

Once you post your entry, it will be marked and you'll receive your points. The leaderboard in the sidebar will be updated probably each day.

If you are a resident of Auckland, New Zealand and want in on this little game, all you have to do is comment with your first name and last initial (full last name if you want, but we can't guarantee this community is stalker-free. My personal journal certainly isn't). If you have a particularly unique first-name, don't worry about the last name. We shall add you to the list, and give you posting access - the rest is up to you!

Here's the overview of the points so far. The current leader is in bold.

101er             Points

Sarah M                 00
Chipslyn B              00
Jennifer P               00
Butul I                     00
Nick P                     00
Amanda C             13



Participant/Category Breakdown

Sarah M
Show Your Balls 0
Construction/Creative 0
Endurance/Pain 0
One-Uppers 0
Opportune Moment 0

Chipslyn B
Show Your Balls 0
Construction/Creative 0
Endurance/Pain 0
One-Uppers 0
Opportune Moment 0

Jennifer P
Show Your Balls 0
Construction/Creative 0
Endurance/Pain 0
One-Uppers 0
Opportune Moment 0

Butul I
Show Your Balls 0
Construction/Creative 0
Endurance/Pain 0
One-Uppers 0
Opportune Moment 0

Nick P
Show Your Balls 0
Construction/Creative 0
Endurance/Pain 0
One-Uppers 0
Opportune Moment 0

Amanda C
Show Your Balls 0
Construction/Creative 0
Endurance/Pain 0
One-Uppers 0
Opportune Moment 1


The 101 Challenge for 2009 is now open! Sign up and get started!
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HAVE YOU DONE THE 101?
Please, please, please work this year

After pretty much swearing off the 101 for good following the awful year we had in 2008, the New Year vigor just won't keep away, and I've sprung back with a vengeance to make this year the best so far. Sign-ups are open as of right now, and the challenge will officially kick off on Monday 5th January. You'll still be able to sign up after the 5th, but you'll be behind the others who signed up earlier. The list will be pretty much exactly the same as last year, given that it was perfectly decent and no one really gave it a good spin 'round the block as it is.

As always, The 101 is still only open to NZ residents, but we are still taking international submissions in the same fashion we took them for the last two years. If you live overseas and see something on the list you'd still like to do, do it! You can e-mail it to me (home-on-the-highway67 [at] hotmail [dot] com) with your name, country, and city (and state, if you're from the U.S), and it'll be featured on the profile page entitled 'The 101 International'.

Anyway, the next post up will be the sign-ups, so that's where you can, well, sign up. Bit obvious there. If you know me, then there are literally (actually, not literally) countless ways you can sign up - text me, call me, IM me, send me an e-mail, a letter, a singing telegram or just tell me in person if you happen to live on the floor above me. Or if we happen to be going ice skating tomorrow.
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06 May 2008 @ 05:06 pm
Since Chrislyn made a comment today about The 101 being dead, here is my third entry... only 97 to go!

Yes, I did do that on purpose. I know what you're thinking. Still, it was some fast maths.

Anyway, I shall now explain my cake.

It took me all day to make (from about 10am to 6pm). I didn't bake the cake, but I did make and apply all the decorations, including the little daisies which I made out of icing (which I colored myself). The "grass" and "dirt" is made from coconut which I colored green and toasted and chocolate hail. The overall icing itself is fondant which I colored and rolled out into a sheet to cover the cake and, although I can't prove it because it's underneath the fondant, there is also a layer of almond icing to make the top layer extra smooth.

Here is the cake in all it's glory:

 
 
Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Work - Jimmy Eat World
 
 
Any one else goto the lantern festival? well, we did(we being sunny, janette, jaidan and me)..but then after a coupla hours we got bored. so, we decided to check out the starlight symphony over at the auckland domain. while we we're walking there however, i noticed a small section of road, right in the middle of the grafton motorway intersection, right next to auckland domain, which was unused. And then i realized, i had the ingredients for the 101 #61:cards, check, location, check, cameraman, check, players, check, etc.

and so, we sat down, in the middle of the road, and played last card. by the way, that "way" you see there is part of a give way painted on the road. and although the cameraman somehow managed to not film any of them, we we're getting some very odd looks from the other festival->symphony migraters who went past XD


oh and btw, i didn't actually win, lolz, janette did. i was just happy that i had beaten sunny, who had thrashed me last time we played.

~*DO THE 101!!*~
 
 
Current Location: auckland
Current Mood: groggyjust woke up....
 
 
 
16 February 2008 @ 12:46 pm



 
 
Current Location: Your bathroom
Current Mood: chipperchipper
Current Music: Foo Fighters
 
 
11 February 2008 @ 05:36 pm
This is a good mate of mine, Captain Beauregarde. He sails the seven seas in his pirate ship, The Granny Smith, terrorizing all who stand in his way. He pillages, he plunders, he gets drunk and has hot sex with the local barmaid. Basically a well-rounded pirate.

He is made from:

  • An apple
  • White paint and black vivid for his face
  • A black paper eyepatch
  • A paper pirate hat which I made from scratch *is proud*
  • Okay, this is where it gets weird. His hair is actually real hair which I cut off my dog. Lucy may have a bald spot now, but at least Cap'n Bo has a full head of hair (and manly sideburns). Lucy reckons this deserves bonus points. I agree.
  • And his little sign is made from tinted paper burned around the edges.


 
 
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okay, yes, i know this isn't exactly the most fun item on this list...in fact it's pretty boring. but when did it i didn't realize i was actually gonna be posting it since i was just competing against jennifer who was going to post it.... but then i got a pretty okay time so sarah convinced me to. and also since i was twitching half the time i was holding my breath....

my time for how long i could hold my breath is: 1 min, 9 sec (69 sec)

and yeah, since i didn't know i would be posting, i don't have video evidence for this, but sarah and jennifer were there, and they can vouch for me....if they're not cold and sadistic and evil....

anyway, don't worry, my next one will have nice colourful pictures for all to see^^
 
 
Current Mood: meh....
 
 
31 January 2008 @ 09:58 pm
In the construction/creative category. Number #25 - Construct a fake ID. One of the easier challenges, yes, but it's here to kick things off and also to give an example to those who aren't sure how to sumbit their entries.

Anyway! Here is my fake ID:





Wow, those pictures didn't come out very well... they were a lot brighter on my camera. Well you can kind of see it, but in case you can't read the writing, it says I attend the Korskofski School of Dance & Elephant Training, and my name is Sara McLovin. I also changed my birth year to '89, the expiry date to 31/03/09 (originally 31/03/07) and my student number to '101'.

And, for obvious reasons, I haven't actually used this. I know, shocking.

Do the 101!
 
 
31 January 2008 @ 09:27 pm
The 101
2008

This year, we're doing things a bit differently. Just in regards to the way the list is set out, instead of being a list of 101 random things, they're now in categories of similar random things. The categories are;

Show Your Balls
This isn't as porny as it sounds. We're talking balls in the figurative sense here. To complete this section, you'll need to have very little dignity, few morals and no sense of shame at all.

Construction & Creative
You'll need industrial strength cardboard and jumbo-sized novelty markers if you want to excel in this section. These tasks will be very helpful to boost your points on a rainy day.

Pain & Endurance
If you cringe at the thought of getting waxed, or couldn't stand to hold a bug for more than 2 seconds, you may not want to attempt many from this section. The majority of these challenges will begin with 'see how long you can...' and 'tell us how much it hurts to...'

One-Uppers
If you think you can do these challenges better than anyone else, you'll probably focus on this section. The most important thing in the 'One-Uppers' category is QUALITY. To get a lot of points here, you need to put everything into your entry.

Opportune Moment
Finally, something to curb the over-enthused. These tasks can only be done at a certain time, be it midnight, christmas or at the time of a random stroke of luck. Read the challenges, you'll understand.


And finally...

In addition to these five categories, there's one final challenge (making 101 tasks) that you can only complete once you've done the other hundred. Think you can get that far?

If there's anything you don't understand, post a comment with your question - I'm more than happy to help you out. BUT! You. Need. To. Read. Everything! Especially the note above about the final challenge. If you don't, you're more than likely to get something wrong and we will laugh at you and you will be embarrassed.

THE LIST
2008

Show Your Balls
1. Show extreme interest in an embarrassing book in a bookstore
2. Listen to your iPod on the train and sing along
3. Talk to a cashier in a really bad fake accent
4. Hide in the bushes and scream at people as they go past
5. Vigorously/enthusiastically flap your hands in public
6. Talk to a surveyor or similar person in complete rhyme
7. Answer the phone and pretend to be someone else
8. Pretend to sleep on a bed display in a department store
9. Write an angry letter to a company or organization
10. Spend a day taking the theme of Ye Olde England to major extremes
11. Males, buy extra small condoms, Females, buy extra large tampons
12. Have an intelligent conversation with an inanimate object in public
13. Play a board game in public, and try to get people to join in
14. Pretend to be a tourist
15. Make a home video giving us a tour of your house, and walk us through embarassing things in your house that you wouldn't normally show people
16. Give a really stupid/hilarious answer on a test
17. Allow someone to down-trou you in a public place
18. Write a deliberately awful poem/soppy love letter and give/post it to the wrong person
19. Sneak in somewhere you're not supposed to be
20. Tell off a figure of authority

Construction & Creative
21. List a really weird item on Trademe
22. Hilarious/inappropriate handheld sign
23. Create a fruit friend
24. Gangsta-fy your Mum/Gran
25. Construct a fake I.D. Bonus points if you use it
26. Make a commercial advertising the 101
27. Make a map of the world using completely random items
28. Build a fort in a public place and live it in for at least 15 minutes
29. Fake an impossibly feat
30. Write, choreograph and perform a scene from a musical
31. Create the most disgusting concoction you can
32. Invent a useless/stupid product and create a poster/ad for it
33. Make an electrical gadget out of carboard. Bonus points if you pretend to use it
34. Three hard-to-achieve hairstyles. Mohawk reccommended. Major bonus points if you have long hair and create a successful mohawk
35. Create a vehicle (doesn't have to be motorized, but bonus points if it is) and travel in it
36. Make an elaborate picture using only squares of toast
37. Make an awesome cake
38. Create a comprehensive dictionary of Gangsta words
39. Construct a house using some form of food/various food items
40. Create a banner displaying a really weird message and hang it somewhere

Pain & Endurance
41. Engage in painful hair removal. Waxing or plucking recommended. Use Veet and be dubbed a pansy
42. See how long you can use an electrical appliance (toaster, hairdryer, etc) on the train before you're asked to stop/leave
43. Use those fake piercings you can buy at the $2 shop and convince your parents you got a real one
44. Let your phone ring for a long time with an amusing ringtone (Can't Touch This or Baby Got Back reccommended) in a movie theatre or library or form of public transport
45. Donate blood
46. See how long you can hold your breath
47. Chew a full tray of ice cubes
48. See how many times you can be slapped on the face (remember that old game, 'Mercy'?)
49. Go to an incredibly boring play or watch an incredibly boring movie/tv show... and pay attention (Laguna Beach or 8th & Ocean are some good ones... bad ones... you know what I mean)
50. See how many hats/socks you can wear at one time
51. Wear your entire wardrobe at once
52. See how long you can hold freezing ice cream between your teeth
53. Eat something you really hate
54. Hold an icky insect
55. Hold an icky insect in your mouth
56. Put a snail on your face and let it crawl around
57. Make 101 paper airplanes
58. Hang upside down on the washing line for as long as possible
59. Hold onto a hot lightbulb
60. Play hot potato

One-Uppers
61. Most inappropriate/strange place for a game of cards
62. Most imaginative use for a 10m extension lead
63. Best/heaviest thing suspended by chewing gum. (Use as much gum as you like, it really depends on how much you're willing to spend on it)
64. Best public reference to a comic-book superhero
65. Best costume for a pet
66. Most creative thing to set of fire
67. Nerdiest act possible
68. Best gift given to a bum
69. Most hilarious practical joke
70. Coolest action performed on a roof
71. Best public reference to an irrelivant holiday
72. Best thing to give to a busker
73. Best pretending that something behind you has just exploded (slo-mo gets you bonus points)
74. Most amount of money collected for a charity
75. Best prank call
76. Most convincing papier-mache weapon/firearm
77. Best vocal imitation of Spongebob Squarepants
78. Most outrageous attempt to do a crazy thing to win the 101
79. Best wearable item on a budget of $5
80. Shoot the coolest thing

Opportune Moment
81. Create an awesome halloween costume/ensemble
82. Get a ticket form each station on your train line
83. Buy something exactly on midnight
84. Try to get on TV/radio and say 'Have you done the 101?'
85. Do something that will make people remember your name
86. Silliest phone call to Santa
87. Write out Christmas cards & give them to as many hobos as you can
88. Steal one cup of liquid soap from various public bathrooms
89. The next time you have to fill out a form, write something horribly embarrassing/stupid
90. Wear a provocative t-shirt somewhere formal
91. Throw someone the greatest birthday party ever
92. Construct an impressive easter display
93. Attend a fireworks display
94. Create an elaborate greeting card for a litle-known holiday (bonus points if you give it to someone)
95. Find a successful way to stop traffic
96. Scare little kids on halloween
97. Give an old person a cake
98. Photograph a stupid product/sign
99. Egg a house/person/both on Halloween
100. Get up at 4am and phone people

101. Find a brilliant way to tell the world that you've done the 101
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