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Way Below Status Quo Smackdown Roadtrip 2010


It wasn’t so long ago that Miss Ash from The Middle Finger Project and Miss Andi from Instigationology had a bit of a back-and-forth in the comment sections of their blogs about an alcohol-fueled romp across the United States.

I loved the idea and asked if they wanted some male companionship along the way. They said ‘yes,’ and the Status Quo Smackdown Roadtrip 2010 was born.

What you need to know about the road trip:

Way Below Status Quo is an online and offline networking group for ambitious individuals

The majority of folks in it are in their teens, twenties and thirties, but we don’t discriminate based on age. If you want to take life by the reins and happen to the world (rather than letting it happen to you), you’re the kind of person who belongs in this group.

This road trip is off to a good start

We had a launch party for the road trip at Matsuri here in NYC last week, and it was amazing. We had about 30 people in attendance, a lot of great conversation, themed drinks and drunken make-out sessions (one of the many hazards of this industry).

We’re visiting 22 different cities all over the US over the next month-and-a-half, with a few activities planned at each stop. Some of the activities we’ve got on the agenda so far include a nude photoshoot, surfing lessons, sand volleyball, a bike tour of local startups, a tour of the Googleplex, a workout session with a bodybuilder, speaking at various seminars and conventions, wine tours, brewery tours, choreography training, lobster boating and many, many others.

Click here see if you’re in or near one of the cities we’re visiting , and give me a shout if you’d like to be a part of the planning committee for your area. We’ve got at least one person in charge and on location for each stop, so I’ll put you in touch with them to collaborate.

You can keep up with our progress at our live blog

I’m in the process of setting up a new WBSQ website (making it a bit more intuitive and useful), but right now you can keep up with our live blogging (writings, photos, movies, etc) at If you’re on Tumblr, we’d love to get a follow and to connect there!

A quick shout to some of our sponsors, by the way, who are helping making this whole thing possible: check out Blogger Beats and Beyond Blogging for some awesome blogging resources, and Flightster will soon have content created by myself, Ash and Andi for your perusing pleasure. Thanks to the cool folks running these sites! We’ll party in your honor.

Sneak peak

Here are a few tidbits from the WBSQ life blog to get you started:

WBSQ Launch Party
Some of the folks who showed up at the WBSQ Launch Party at Matsuri in NYC
WBSQ Launch Party
Andi shows Juan, Amanda and Luke how smart she is
Andi in the subway
Andi figures out the subway system
Kristin and Andi
Kristin and Andi being classy near the water
Kristin, Andi and Colin
Kristin, Andi and I hanging out on a (lame) Brazilian cruise
Amber Rae, Kristin and Andi on the cruise
Andi's hands wander while posing with Amber Rae and Kristin
Colin, Ash and Andi
Myself, Ash and Andi = #the3some