Not Just a Pretty
(written by guest correspondent Ryan
Tonight, according to
our voice over artist, is the BIGGEST EVENT EVER. We’re playing head to
head, without the clock. Kind of nullifying the title of the show, but
Krista Lowary is 23 and
is from Pendelton, Oregon.
Heather Deaton is 30
and from Columbus, Ohio.
Krista works in a
It’s sugar versus
The ladies are playing
a best of 7 showdown. First to win four games automatically locks in
$50,000 and jumps to the level six blueprint.
Our first game is
Candelier. You must stack layers of pop cans, separated by paper
plates. First level is one can, second is two, so it is inverted, all
the way up to five cans.
They’re even through
the four can stage, but then Krista takes a slight advantage and is
declared the winner by a couple of seconds. Krista one, Heather nil.
Second game is Whack
Attack. Using two wooden spoons, you must hit markers bobbing in water
bottles until they are all submerged. Following the commercial when we
actually start the game, Krista takes an early lead. By the time that
Krista gets to her last marker, Heather still has seven of ten bobbing.
Krista two, Heather nil.
Game number three is
Tear It Up. The ladies have to shoot rubber bands as if they were a bow
and arrow, and the target is toilet paper. There is a soda can at the
end of the toilet paper. Once the can drops, they’ve won. And it’s
over before it’s begun. Heather gets it on her first shot! Krista two,
The fourth game is
Stack Attack (nice variety in wording, production company). As this
humble correspondent is a Canadian Sport Stacking champion, I am curious
to see how well it goes. They must stack 36 plastic cups in an eight
level pyramid, then stack them back down. Krista is doing well and then
Heather realizes she stacked a double cup on the first level. But it’s
too late. Krista picks up another win, and she’s up three to one.
Game five is Layin’
Track. Using bunches of inverted staples and preset erasers, make a
track that a marble can travel down and fall into a glass on the other
side of a table. Krista’s hands are very much shaking which puts her
further and further behind, allowing Heather to be cool calm and
collected and get the track to work on the first try.
Two games to go –
possibly. Game six is A Bit Dicey. Using a popsicle stick held in your
mouth, stack six dice on it and have it not move for three seconds.
Dicey, indeed. They both easily get to five, but getting to six is the
problem. Both ladies’ stacks fall when they get to six. Kirsta is at
five, six, but they fall. Heather is back to five, she’s at six but it
can’t hold. Guy feels like an auctioneer. Krista gets to six and holds
it for the requisite three seconds. She’s our winner of $50,000 and
advances to the level six blueprint. Heather gets $1,000 consolation
Krista now moves onto
the main game. Her level six blueprint is Speed Eraser. You have to
bounce pencils off of a table into a glass. Get 12 in a minute and you
win it. She starts by trying to “finesse” them in but at 40 seconds
she’s only got one. She’s got to pick up the pace. She gets to nine
but to no avail. She fails Level Six and loses her first of three
lives. She says she’s nervous, but she’s ready to try again.
On her second try,
things go better. The first one takes a bit, but then things really
roll along, she’s at five by thirty seconds, ten with ten seconds to go,
and she gets the last one at six seconds and goes off to hug her
significant other. She decides to stay and play for $125,000.
Her game is Caddy
Stack. You need to stack three golf balls, on top of each other, and
have them stay for three seconds. Personally this seems like a brutally
hard game. You have to have nerves of steel. She’s got the two stacked
within ten seconds. She tries to pace herself, but it’s to no avail.
Level seven failed. They then get her dad on the phone to give her a
pep talk. She feels that it was very helpful. She attempts the game
again and miraculously, she gets it done, something she never got done
during her practice runs! She’s got $125,000.
And with that, and only
one life left, she takes the money and runs.
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