The Hunt: Back Stronger than Ever, With a Colbert Bump
Taking over campus for the past several days, The Hunt has reminded me why Jterm may just be the best time of the year. A time of continual A Capella serenades (Clue #1), Hunt teams helping their comrades overcome their fears to ask out their crushes (Clue #44), random protests by the soup station (Clue #99), amazing videos filmed on every inch of campus, and a shout out from Stephen Colbert!!!!
Yes, you read that right. And yes, you are seeing that correctly. Congrats to the Half Years and Coffrin tales for the boost in 25 points! (Clue #76)
I want to give a Shout Out to Middlebury College, specifically the Half Years and the Coffrin Tales! Enjoy your points.—
Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) January 27, 2012
Update: Thanks to w in the comments, we were made aware of TOM HANKS shout-out as well! And we’ve found amazing endorsements from Rita Wilson, Judah Friedlander, Jim Parrack, and even this guy! Way to go Hunt Teams!
#thehunt2012 Sarina! Get to scavenging! Hanx—
Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) January 27, 2012
#thehunt2012 Sarina Hope you win the scavenger hunt!—
Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) January 27, 2012
Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) January 28, 2012
Jim Parrack (@parrack120) January 25, 2012
With clues due at 9am this morning, it is clear that this year, the hunt has elevated to an entirely new level, and is back bigger than ever. Best of luck to all the teams we cannot wait to see who wins it all!
Wondering what you’ve missed out on? Been plagued with the Gastro? Check out six of our favorite videos below. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
#1 Team Kenzie Does the Hunt. Beautiful. And a beautifully tragic love story Middkids know all too well.
#2 Team Rock You Like a Herman Cain. Bonus points for working to get the endorsement Pre-hunt, and the guy semi-creepily sitting on the bed in the back the whole time.
#3 Team Coffrin Tales. Teaching Pete Nelson texting. That’s amazing, and love the backwards hat. And even more amazing, getting him to record your voicemail! Win for life!
#4 Team Kenzie Does the Hunt. Bonus points for Ben Meader & Timi Mayer.
#5 Team No More Unicornz. Beautiful! Also awesome that the cardboard player was still getting very into it…
#6 Team ColbertU. This is just astoundingly impressive.