Just prior to press time for our print edition, Unreal emerged from a 36-hour caffeine bender, having determined the results of our 2011 News Challenge
. We're pleased to report that we are only slightly the worse for wear, a salutary condition we attribute to our Robert Bristow daybed and carefully timed breaks for our current favorite winter cocktail, the Old Pal (2 parts rye, 1 part each dry vermouth and Campari; stir over ice, strain and garnish with lemon twist). Oh, yeah, the results.
readers who clearly have too much time on their hands scored 93 percent or above. All of them are men, which says something disturbing. About men, we mean, not about Unreal. After much tallying and retallying, the latter of which required a fresh cocktail shaker of Old Pals, we can confidently if a tad slurringly declare a first-place tie between Bob Ell
and Chad Martens
, both of whom scored a 98. Gentlemen, expect to hear from Unreal just as soon as we reckon it's time to return to a full upright position.
The rest of you can compare your responses to our handy, dandy Scantron of correct answers below.