Here's what you need:
(1) A retractable metal tape measure, and
(2) Some lightning-speed reflexes.
The purpose of the game is to extend the ruler as many inches as you can without bending it whatsoever. An unbent ruler is referred to as "hard." A bent--or "flaccid"--ruler docks you three inches.
Examples of proper form:
So far Colin is the Reigning Champion with a reading of 56 inches and hard. I'm comin' back with a vengeance, though, just you wait!
Feel free to e-mail me any hilarious photos of you mid-extension and I'll post them on the blog for all the world to see. :)
**I'll be updating the blog... soon?... hopefully with some photographs of our new apartment once it's put together properly. We've made the move from a bro-ridden bumpin' and grindin' sorta beach town to a quiet tree-lined suburb near Balboa park and we are loving it! I've also just found out that I got into graduate school so I'll be moving yet again from San Diego to Los Angeles within the next couple of weeks while Colin holds down the fort until I'm finished with my two year program. It's been quite a whirlwind of a month!
Mabel gives you her love !