Hey nerds! The latest AIO podcast introduces the one and only Sam Suksiri, who is the latest writer on the Odyssey team. He’s a Jack-of-all-trades, (and a master of all) and you can listen to his interesting adventures, and hear about the new B-TV he’s writing, at this link to the Official AIO Podcast. Or, you can listen to it embedded below!
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Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called The Odyssey Times.
Unique riding competition to be held at Gumper’s Hill
by Marigold Substance Features Reporter
Dressed in flashy costumes, ski goggles, and warm clothes, the competitors race down the hill. They preform tricks, do flips, and even smile happily as they complete their run. The judges hold up their scores for all to see. In the end, the best team wins. The Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, perhaps? No, it will be the first (and possibly the last) ever “freestyle standup synchronized sledding” competition. Nancy Hinderliter put together the competition to be held next weekend at Gumper’s Hill.
“I’ve always wanted to compete in an Olympic sport, but I’ve never found one that I’m really good at. So, I figured the next best thing would be to invent one,” said Hinderliter. She tried non-carbonated beverage guzzling, cell phone tossing, and even the delicate sport of jelly bread tossing (trying to get the side with the jelly on it to land on top instead of on the bottom), but found she wasn’t really skilled at any of them. Finally, Hinderliter found success in sled-riding. “Sledding is such an artistic thing, so I figured it would be an ideal sport to develop.” She decided that standing on a sled would be a great place to work out a routine of some kind, similar to those they perform in figure skating.
Hinderliter says that the more typical thing to focus on for sledding would be the speed aspect. “Anybody can make a sled go fast down a hill,” she says. “But how many can stand on a sled and perform a routine worthy of a ballerina?” Hinderliter said that while interest has not been especially high from the community, she expects many to show up unannounced on the day of the competition. “On the other hand, I found a lot of people to be judges. Seems like a lot of people will enjoy watching this sort of thing if nothing else.”
Here are the answers to yesterday’s Trivia Tuesday!
1. What is the name of Grady’s sister?
Answers: Samantha McKay. (Or Sam McKay.)
2. Who was the substitute that joined Grady for the father and sons laser tag tournament?
Answers: Wooton Basset.
3. Who is Grady’s favorite Power Boy character?
Answers: Beth the Barbarian.
4. What is the name of Grady’s father?
Answers: Carson McKay.
5. What is the name of the fast food restaurant that Grady and his family went to after his soccer game. (Hint: They ran into Wooton there.)
Answers: Burger World.
What was your score? Make sure to share it down in the comments. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns make sure to put them down in the comments or you can email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is Luke reminding you that Odyssey Nerds is the place to nerd out!
Hey nerds! Courtesy of Adventures in Odyssey Facebook, we now have behind the scenes pictures of filming the Get in the Show announcement video. The video’s premise was a Star Trek spoof explaining the rules of the contest.