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March 17, 2006

Harner-Peretti Taste Test Challenge Party 2006!!

It always begins so clean, so nice, so simple...

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But you could read between the coke and pepsi lines and sense the fierce ensuing competition:

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The wines - St. Aubin vs. Peter Vella box wine (their graphic design is so inspired!):

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The vodkas - Grey Goose vs. Smirnoff and the cokes - Pepsi vs. Coke:

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My dear friend Sally Rumble comes through with her homemade blindfold!!

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I obviously think this is a cute look:

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Cory Arcangel's arrogant "give it to me":

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Here it is, Cory, can you do it? Sniff away boy!

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Haaa, harder than you thought huh?! Beer was his palette cleanser.

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A lot harder:

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Ok, I know which is which!

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WRONG:

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Cory: Here Lauren, have a sip of my beer. It's good! Lauren: What would you know? You have no taste buds.

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Oh we had high hopes for Lauren Cornell being a classy lady who grew up in NYC...

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But hopes are often dashed:

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And squashed as if they never existed:

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Jacob, the Drinker:

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The Thinker:

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The Stinker:

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Jamie Rollins had a special kind of challenge:

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Guess if it's your friend James Powderley or your girlfriend Rebecca Bureau kissing you? He was stumped.

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In the drink challenge too.

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Rebecca on the other hand...being half French...

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Knew a box wine from a French wine...

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And the differences between American Colas AND the subtleties of a pretentious vodka versus Smirnoff. Hooray!! First person to win the triple challenge!!

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Sally's a great blindfold maker. Let's just leave it at that.

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Why does this boob/wine glass photo seem wrong?

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Lily Whitall read somewhere that looking like a blonde pocohantas would give her a leg up in the challenge:

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Let's take a sniff:

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Let's really get in there...oh well.

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Ok John, Mr. Conoisseur.

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The stars just weren't aligned:

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The stars were bad:

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He guessed the Colas correctly:

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But the wine mistake will take time to heal:

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With only one person, Rebecca, having met the challenge, Jonah was amped.

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Intensity:

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INTENSITY:

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That's my boy!! He became the second (and ssshhh, last!) person to win the challenge!

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Dalton Conley represented NYU by attempting to cheat. Just kidding. He didn't cheat.

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In the end he gave the party a 50 minute lecture on how if you cheat you only cheat youself...and then tried for another sneak peak. Just kidding *again*!

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Duncan represented Columbia by being big - too big for his whole head *and* body to fit in a picture:

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The only person to ask for a refill:

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Duncan confessed to us that he really likes challenges involving drinking. We had no idea.

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Whereas the majority of players got 1 out of 3 right, Natalie Jeremijenko made a name for herself by getting all 3 wrong! That's my girl!

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Friend from high school, Tosan Omabegho (my nickname for him: Toaster OnABagel), giving it a go:

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He was introducing me to his date who he brought named Vasolina - no joke - she was very sweet and very sloppily named - pun intended.

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Thanks to whoever took this picture - you really captured nothing special. BTW, I got 2 out of 3 right and will now be sticking to box wine since I apparently prefer it.

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If you look past the mess,

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You'll see THE RESULTS!!

6/16 GUESSED THE WINE CORRECTLY = 36%

8/16 GUESSED THE VODKA CORRECTLY = 50%

11/16 GUESSED THE COLA CORRECTLY = 70%

IMPORTANT NOTE: IT TOOK TWO PEOPLE OF FRENCH AND OF ITALIAN ANCESTRY TO HAVE PALETTES DISCERNING ENOUGH FOR THE WINE, VODKA AND COLA TASTE TEST CHALLENGE!

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The point is that this challenge was A LOT harder than people expected. A LOT. I dare you to give it a try and report back here please! Good night!

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Comments

Do the testers have to have great boobs?

Posted by: Agulator at March 21, 2006 7:17 PM
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