Live Tweeting Tonight’s Celebrity Escape Room

Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Adam Scott on the teaser art for Celebrity Escape Room.

Tonight on NBC, Ben Stiller, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, and Adam Scott are going to attempt to “escape from Jack Black’s house.”

The goal of this Red Nose Day Special is to raise money for children impacted by the pandemic.

Will be it fun or cringey? Who knows.

Will it represent escape rooms well? I sure hope so.

Who will carry the team and who will bring shame to their families?

Either way… we can all find out together at 8pm Eastern tonight. Lisa and I will be live tweeting this madness while imbibing alcohol. Follow us on Twitter @RoomEscapeArt.

An Open Letter From a Puzzler to the Scientific Community

Dear Scientific Community,

There is a grave error that must be dealt with at your earliest possible convenience:

There is no “E” on the Periodic Table of the Elements.

A periodic table of the elements.

Don’t come at us with Helium (He), Beryllium (Be), Neon (Ne), Iron (Fe), Selenium (Se), Tellurium (Te), Xenon (Xe), Rhenium (Re), Cerium (Ce), Europium (Eu), Erbium (Er), and Einsteinium (Es).

Puzzle designers really need a straight “E” for their designs. Now, look… we’re not unappreciative of Erbium and Einsteinium. Er and Es certainly are useful in crafting messages.

We’ve already got I, O, and U from Iodine, Oxygen, and Uranium… why no E? And while we’re at it, T, R, and A would be extremely helpful.

So please go find another element or 4 and give them symbols that the puzzle community could really work with. And while you’re at it, quit doing shit like abbreviating Ytterbium with Yb. That kind of passive aggression doesn’t help anyone.


David & Lisa