January 14, 2010

THANKS FROM US TO EVERYONE WHO GAVE:

Thanks! (Matthew Cohen)

All of you made donations to my cause, and your money wasn't wasted. While I didn't raise enough money to get into the Top 4, I did raise enough to get VIP treatment that night while preparing for battle.

I had to play my way into the celebrity round, but this I did. Oh did I ever. I beat some eye surgeon who thought he could show up 5 minutes before gametime and lock horns, then some British guy who clearly thought he was winning the tournament, then some guy who wasn't even very good honestly, but he had a big smug face and I was glad to beat him.

Then after waiting for 90 minutes, I saw that the top 4 were playing Mike Myers, Mario Batali, Will Shortz, and Sean Avery. I asked the woman in charge if I could choose who was left as she was penciling Schwimmer's name next to somebody (that's who I would have chosen). Based on who was left (Sarah Vowell, Peter Saarsgard, Dave Eggers) I chose Saarsgard.

5 minutes later she comes up to me and says that I'm playing Mike Myers, the top-4 guy who she had down for Myers really wanted to play Peter Saarsgard (whatever).

So I had my "battle" with Mike Myers, and I humiliated him, but he seemed like a great guy. I didn't go on to win the tournament, but I had my little moment, and I raised about $1500 for this good organization so thanks again for all the support.

All the best, Matt

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 14, 2010 6:05 PM
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