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Blizzard of Bucks
Blizzard of Bucks
Greg Wagenknecht triumphed over some of St.
Andrews' fiercest game show players to win the right to
enter the Blizzard of Bucks machine Friday, November 7.
After nosing through a pie plate filled with whipped cream
to retrieve a piece of bubble gum, Greg beat out
remaining finalist Joe Maione by blowing the first bubble
to last longer than five seconds. Greg entered the money
swirling machine for one minute, giving him the
opportunity to capture up to $500.
Upon receiving his winnings irom game show host
Jarvis Kaler, Greg related how he felt about winning
$112. "Since I'm broke, it feels pretty good."
were chosen from a
drawing to compete for the prestigious title of
Cage Master. Each round, four players
participated in "physical challenges" designed to
disqualify players until only a finalist remained in
each group. The event provided a lot of laughs for
John Richmond and Foreign Language Professor Rafael Argudo competed
for the first finalist position by stuflBng balloons into "M.C. Hammer Pants." Kaler
determined who had stuffed more by popping them while they were still in the
contestants' pants. John won the finalist position.
In the second round Joe Maione, John
Harrison, and Laith Geghman competed for a
move up in the "Chubby Bunny" contest. Each
contestant wore bunny ears while smooshing two
marshmallows at a time into their mouths. At each
pause the contestants had to recite a phrase into a
microphone. Much to the audience's gleefiil
disgust, Laith was disqualified when he gagged
out the six moist marshmallows crammed into his
mouth as he tried to say. Titanic was titillating cinematography."
a promising finalist when he sunk John in the "Chicken Toss
Off He w^ the only contestant who managed to land a rubber chicken in a
laundry basket by tossing it with fly swatters.
PI- JfVu two female contestants-Masayo Fukumoto and
Elizabeth Helms-did not have a fighting chance against the guys. Elizabeth was
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