For most of the history of CMEpalooza, our special sponsor events have been a riff off of a popular board game, game show, or church fundraiser for people over the age of 75. Consequently, we’ve adapted things like Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, Clue, and Bingo, not just because they are easy for you to understand, but because they are proven formats that should work (and usually do, as long as I don’t screw up the instructions).
But this Spring, we’re trying something a little bit different with the launch of our one-of-a-kind design called “Liar Liar Pants on Fire” (I couldn’t think of a good way to fit “CME” or “Palooza” into the title – my branding needs work) (note from Derek: It’s not that hard. “Liar Liar Pants on CMEpalooza Fire.” See? Brilliant.). This special event combines two of my favorite things — our CMEpalooza sponsors and making stuff up.
Here is how it works:
- Click here to download the forms you will need. Liar Liar Pants on Fire is pretty simple – no gameboard to figure out. You’ll just get the full list of “truths/lies” and an answer sheet.
- Our “truth/lie” statements have been divided into three sections, grouped alphabetically. What you need to do is read each statement and determine if it’s a true statement about the sponsor or a lie. So how do you do that? Well, you can guess, but you probably wouldn’t do so well, and that’d just be wasting your time and mine. Your best bet is to go to our Sponsor page and visit each company in question. You should be able to figure out pretty quickly through some basic sleuthing whether the statements are true or an altered version of the truth (ie, a lie). These shouldn’t be that hard with just a teensy little effort on your part.
- You can use the answer sheet in the forms to complete your guesses/responses. You get up to three entries – one for each group of sponsors. There is one group of sponsors with only 7 clues while the others have 8 clues (we have an odd number of sponsors for the Spring). You must get every answer correct to qualify for our prize drawing. If I’m in a nice mood, maybe I’ll let you get one wrong. We’ll see.
- Completed answer forms can be sent to me at email@example.com. Make sure to include your name and professional affiliation in your email so that when we announce that you’ve won, everyone can be sufficiently jealous.
We’ll have five prize winners who will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Derek recommends fancy bath salts like these.
This event will be open until Friday, March 31, at 5 pm ET, so get cracking!
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