I recently posted about my loathing of the all niter and how I’ve moved to a more action packed half niter instead. You can read about here.

But, if I ever do an all niter again I’m setting up the “Vader Challenge!”

What is the Vader Challenge?

Find a room and setup a very strong sound system in it. No one is allowed to touch the sound system. Bathroom breaks are five minutes every two hours. Plug a laptop to the system with the video of Darth Vader breathing for 10 hours straight. Crank it to a level that is strong and borderline overwhelming.


No one touches the system. No one is allowed to sleep. You cannot leave the room. You cannot cover your ears. You cannot talk to other participants or use your smartphone for amusement. You’re disqualified if you do.

Award a ridiculous prize for those who go ten hours straight. A lesser but desired prize for the last one standing.



  1. Ben Read March 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    YES. this seems awesome. Except I think it would start a revolt against Youth Pastors around the world.

  2. T.J. Woodard March 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    I would go with “they’re taking the hobbits to isengard” 10 hour loop!

  3. chadswanzy March 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    I thought about that too!

  4. Richard March 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    i’m sitting in a Tully’s looking through the stash… and i’m trying SO hard not to laugh out loud right now! this is hilarious!

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