When you need a quick break from training for the Lost Olympic Sport, join the war and pick a team. It's kind of like middle school field day, but for the Internet people. ^_^
The line for the color wars was drawn in the sand with two simple Twitters, geniously unleashed by Ze Frank with no context whatsoever:
Good Morning! As you can see, i am now a member of the blue team! 11:05 AM March 19, 2008
what team are you on? don't make up some imaginary team either...for God's
sake the color wars are coming! 11:10 AM March
Seriously, this was a 100% context-free challenge! Love it. The context is being built largely by the people who pick teams and declare allegiances and willingness to participate in whatever this thing becomes. So after a few days, there is a little bit of context, and a little bit of infrastrucure . But mostly this is quick and nimble and make-it-up-as-you-go-along, which is awesome and super ARG-like at heart. P.S. I'm on the Goldteam.