Anniversary Billy Madison Redux

AO: Boneyard

When: 01/31/2022

QIC: Feathers

PAX (9): Boomer, FannyPack, Feathers, Mater, Meatball, Morphine, Ready-Mix (F3), Speedo, Zohan


Today marks 4 years since my first BD.  I’m forever grateful for the impact F3 has had in my life.  To thank all of the guys who have been a part of that journey, I pulled and old favorite from the repertoire.  This one is always a crowd-pleaser.


Short mosey with cinders.  SSH, Weed Pickers, Copperhead Squats, Moroccan Nightclubs, Covids.

The Thang:

In homage to Billy Madison, the PAX must matriculate K-12 to graduate this beatdown.  Each grade consists of 12 reps of a given exercise, followed by a lap around the parking lot.

Kindergarten: Air Presses

1st Grade: Curls (w/Coupon)

2nd Grade: LBCs (w/Coupon)

3rd Grade: Merkins

4th Grade: American Hammer (w/Coupon)

5th Grade: Dips

6th Grade: Upright Rows (w/Coupon)

7th Grade: Burpees

8th Grade: Big Boy Situps

9th Grade: Kettle Bell Swings (w/Coupon)

10th Grade: Box Cutters

11th Grade: Skull Crushers (w/Coupon)

12th Grade: Blockees (w/Coupon)

However, just as our educational system is designed such that what we learn in each successive grade builds upon the foundation laid in the prior years – so, too, is this routine.   Each grade consists of not only the prescribed exercise, but also a thorough review of each prior year’s learnings.  That means that Grade 12 consists of repetitions across all 13 exercises.

Surprisingly, the film has no official soundtrack album, so the playlist consisted of songs from and inspired by the movie:

Beat on the Brat (Ramones)

I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (Culture Club)

The Stroke (Billy Squire)

ABC (Jackson 5)

Renegade (Styx)

Telephone Line (ELO)

Rock n’ Roll High School (Ramones)

(what a) Wonderful World (Sam Cooke)

Hot for Teacher (The Mighty VH)

Take it on the Run (REO Speedwagon)

School’s Out (Alice Cooper)

(She’s) Sexy + 17 (Stray Cats)


Prayers for Zohan’s M’s new job, Splinter’s recovery from appendectomy, and all of the PAX participating in Climb Kili, Hill Seeker, and Barkley 5K.

Naked-Man Moleskin:

I’ve learned much about leadership, friendship, accountability, and pushing myself over these 4 years.  Looking forward to the next 4 years.

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