*Can we get drunk?*
January 20, 2005 6:46 PM   Subscribe

Idiotarod. The Iditarod is the famous long-distance race in which yelping dogs tow a sled across Alaska. Our Idiotarod is pretty much the same thing, except that instead of dogs, it's people, instead of sleds, it's shopping carts, and instead of Alaska it's New York City.
posted by thanatogenous (12 comments total)
For some reason this list of questions and answers reminds me of the Shotgun Rules page. I would like to see the two pastimes combined into one. Now that would be cool.

Oh, and the obligatory... Shopping Cart Rights!!!
posted by soyjoy at 7:04 PM on January 20, 2005

My team secured our shopping cart about a month ago while walking through Prospect Park. Someone had abandoned one in the middle of a snowy softball diamond. We're turning it into Zissou's ship from the Life Aquatic.
posted by spicynuts at 7:34 PM on January 20, 2005

Damn! I woulda done this, but i require 18 months advance notice to find and modify cart, cajole friends, beat myself into alcoholic frenzy. Looks cool though. Better than "not a damn dime day" for statement heft too.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 7:45 PM on January 20, 2005

Meh. The post had so much promise, but like a movie trailer, all the best bits were in the preview (the FPP). I tried to look at the pics and only one of the sites came up for me. There rest were 404 errors or blogs that have long since moved on from last year's race.
posted by Doohickie at 7:49 PM on January 20, 2005

Doohickie: Some of the links erroneously have %20 at the end, try removing it.
posted by caveday at 9:47 PM on January 20, 2005

This is one of the only times I've wished that I lived in New York. I would SO do this. As would my friends, although some of them might need convincing.

All things considered, this is probably a horrible plan...

...and I would be totally there. Damn you San Diego! Well, on second thought, the weather at the moment is a tad, hmmm, well, not crap. So that's a plus over NY I suppose.
posted by Stunt at 9:55 PM on January 20, 2005

We've had this over here in San Francisco for a while now going by the name Urban Iditarod. Here I am, furthest idiot on the right. I'd do it again except that I'd never want to be that drunk again, ever. Seriously.
posted by garethspor at 11:59 PM on January 20, 2005

*What is this going to cost me?*

Amazing. Truth in advertising. (p.s. I love the name of the event.)
posted by LeLiLo at 3:49 AM on January 21, 2005

My officemate was on last year's winning team. This year Mr. Tucker and I will be out there cheering on the U.S. Bobsled team as they defend their title.
posted by MotherTucker at 10:04 AM on January 21, 2005

I believe SF Cacophony started this. It's the Urban Iditarod

Last year my team was Doggie Diner (named and costumed after the defunct SF hot dog chain), the year before - Iditatards.

In our version, there are no winners, only drunks.
posted by bikergirl at 1:34 PM on January 21, 2005

garethspor You look like one of the Hashers. We hate the Hashers, complete kneebiters.

The SF event was started by Tundra Tommy about 10 years ago, he's not Cacophony, but he's close enough.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:29 PM on January 21, 2005

oh wow. this is genius. i laughed so hard i nearly cried! now i just wish that i lived in new york that i could witness this!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:51 PM on January 21, 2005

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