Friday, April 29, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: The Kevin Show

Below are pictures of Kevin Reitz dominating the Saturday night party at Jeju last weekend. After much hemming and hawing, he bleached his mustache white, rocked a pair of shades, a red do-rag and yellow cut-off shirt and the transformation was total. He even spoke with Hogan's deep, slightly gravelly voice: "Whatcha gonna do... whatcha gonna do, BROTHER, when Hulkamania runs wild on you!" For one night, all the way down to the slightly tumid midsection, Kevin WAS the Hulkster. Party award? For all intents and purposes, there WAS NO PARTY AWARD because it didn't go to Kevin.

Facebook albums here and here.


Kevin picked up this kid and swung him around and made as if he was going to bodyslam him. "I fucked him up good," Kevin said.


Kevin (yes, the one above), 4/27: BUC's First Night Ultimate

Hi all,

Back in Boulder, i had a good friend who invented FlashFlight, the LED-lit frisbee. Being one of the original test group for figuring out how night ultimate would work, i have in my possession a complete set of gear. I hosted night games in boulder regularly, and am delighted to welcome everyone to BUC's first ever night ultimate pick-up.

WHERE: Zhi Chun Lu, same fields as wednesday pick up.
WHEN: May 2nd, 8-10pm.
WHO: Everyone is invited, but there's only enough equipment for 7 on 7 at one time. If you happen to have another disc, please bring it!

WHAT TO WEAR: Everyone must wear white, whiter the better. If you have a white long sleeve shirt and white jogging pants, wear it. This helps with your peripheral vision on the field. I have enough red and green LED headbands for 7 on 7, so you'll be able to tell where your teammates are, but the white clothes helps "see" where the open space is. I suggest everyone wear running shoes, instead of cleats. Getting stepped on is more likely when you can't see everyone around you.

HOW DOES IT WORK: Alicia already sent this link with our time-tested variations on how to play ultimate at night: ... but here are the highlights.

- We'll play 7 on 7 (if possible) and we'll play normal scoring rules.
No "make-it-take-it".
- We got really lucky with the fields, as soccer people cancelled on May 2nd. So, we'll make one big field going the long way, so the endzones don't reach the slippery pavement.
- Endzones will be clearly marked as well, leave that to me.
- Defense should agree to generally take a step off and let the offense flow. Think Defense plays at 80%, Offense plays at 90%. This is to hopefully eliminate injuries and the dangers of hospital passes. Our goal is to have fun and try something new. Hopefully the lack of cleats will force everyone to play just a little slower as well.
- Teams will be constantly changing, because there are only enough LED headbands for the players on the field. At the end of a point, new players will take a headband from whoever needs a sub and join that team.

Fun is awesome!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

RETROSPECTIVE: Big Brother winning the Nanjing Open party

The Nanjing Open theme was Black or White, and Big Brother ended up going as this:

From Barbara's Facebook album.

Not as good as the chess pieces or black swan/white swan idea, but I think the people pulled it off all right.

Monday, April 25, 2011

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Nanjing champions ... Alicia selected Mythical Seven at Jeju

Big Brother won the first-ever Nanjing Open over the weekend, and across the way on the island of Jeju, Alicia was selected to the Mythical Seven team for her dominating performance at the Jeju Dirty Dozens Tournament.

Tao (that's me... yeah) performed admirably (if I may say), accounting for 5 of the team's 7 points in an 8-7 opening-game loss to 1-seed Gold Star (3 assists, 2 goals) and 6 of the team's 7 points in the quarterfinals on Sunday. That performance, however, was marred by a point block on universe point -- by Zahlen -- which resulted in the game-winning point for Kim Jong-Illin'.

vs. Kim Jong-Illin' in the quarterfinals on Sunday

vs. Clown Punch in the 5th-place game, i.e. consolation finals

Kevin Reitz most definitely won the party, pictures of which are so good that we're going to show you on Friday. Yes, you will have to wait for it. (Or read about it here.) He also tried to win the party by schmoozing with everyone and doing a couple beer bongs and assisting on several others. He and Tao also staged a wrestling match. Yeah. How Kevin didn't win "best mustache" is beyond everyone's ken. It is ludicrous and outrageous. There should be several people feeling very ashamed this very moment. UPDATE: Here.

Rob Hogg and Jenn Brown played on the B-Pool-winning team at Jeju. Jenn Brown also won that pool's female MVP.

And Zahlen, he of Five Ultimate and a Beijing Ultimate alum, was also selected onto the Mythical Seven team.

Oh, and of course ... YJ Tan of Beijing was on the runner-up team, Whisby Nation...

...which lost to Iku in the finals:

In the end, it was a Yoshio love fest:

UPDATE: See Nanjing party pictures here.

Friday, April 22, 2011

WEEK IN REVIEW: Jeju and Nanjin tournament previews; also: Discrafts for sale

Big Brother is splitting up, sort of, this weekend, as Kevin, Tao, Joel Brand and Alicia head to Jeju to play with Hong Kong as part of SARS (Special Administrative Region Squad, or something), and a bunch of other people, led by Mike Shyu, go to Nanjing to battle southerns in Big Brother's honor.

We'll have a wrap-up for you soon after the respective tournaments.


Big Brother vs. Big Brother, from the Tianjin Open Facebook album (Part 2 of album here)


From Tao, 4/21: Discrafts for sale for 70 rmb, all proceeds to China Nationals

Discraft was kind enough to give us lots of misprint discs, which we're selling for 70 rmb. (Misprint = design is simple, but disc is regulation.)

It's a grab bag, so you get what I pull out ... if interested, contact [].

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

RETROSPECTIVE: Tianjin Open 2011 party ... or, This is what happens when you challenge Big Brother to a drink-off

Above two pictures by Kevin Reitz

The party theme was "Rainbow," which is why Tao (and a few others) dressed in all white. Well, Tao was dressed as a prism, to be exact.

Big Brother would go on to win this thing. For more on the tournament, see here.

And what would a Tianjin party be without a boat race? Here is Jim starting off the first race:

And here's Baby Girl and Tao winning one for Big Brother, after Jamie and Micah failed to get the job done in the video above.