Tuesday, April 30, 2013
San Diego (April 30, 2013) – The law school’s annual Battle of the Brains, sponsored as a charity fundraiser by the Diversity Committee, pits students against faculty in a live trivia competition. The two three-person student teams that scored highest on a written test in the fall went head-to-head on March 14, 2013, in the Writs, with the winning team going on to face the top trio of professors, “Diminished Faculties.”
In the final, hosted by advisor to the Diversity Committee Professor Junichi Semitsu, fearsome competitors Pete “The Wildcard” Estes, Sam “The Implication” Reep, and Jason “Spaghetti Day Man” Yee made a strong showing. (All three went on to receive their JD degrees in May.) Their squad, called “The Original Kitten Mittens” in reference to an episode of the television show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” has been strengthening its information-recall muscles for the last three years by participating in trivia night competitions at area bars. “We each have our specialized niches of expertize.”
“Unfortunately, we lost in what was kind of a reprise of last year’s competition, where we also lost in the final round. It really hurt us that Professor Barry was on the faculty team: he was amazing.” Readers who were unable to attend the competition might want to tackle the final question, which no one (not even Professor Barry) could answer: “What Finnish video game company invented ‘Angry Birds?’"