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by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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Oh my god what just happened
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

We wrecked him. Pizza time. Current Vegas line on the second half of this tournament existing is 2:1.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

We are now going to play Evan Adams team. Time for him to get Tyrannosaurus Rekt.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

This is the final tossup. Can our hero get points at last?

Nope, Jackson-smashed. Get wrecked, Evan Adams.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

And his team doesn't get this tossup either. It goes to tommy, Evans back on his phone. Or maybe playing with his nails I can't really tell.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Evan Adams loses a buzzer race with mattj but thankfully matt negs. Maybe our hero can get a vulch. Nope he can't it goes dead.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Evan Adams doesn't seem to know science. His team doesn't get this one either. He's showing something on his phone to George. They're laughing. Poor Isaac and Brian look so left out of the fun.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

The other time one lines it. Evan says "that makes sense." He's stopped whispering with George and is now leaning back in his seat looking at his phone.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

His teammate negs. Evan does that thing where you hit the table as if you know it. He probably did though since they dropped a well known clue shortly after the neg. during the bonus he seems to be flirting with George. They're leaning in close to each other and George is laughing. You got game, Evan!
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

He doesn't get this tossup but he throws out a guess at the end.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

This will be an Evan Adams loveblog. He just yelled "get wrecked" when Brian got his team a science tossup.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

We are 3-2 and on bye. In the game we are watching Evan Adams turns to me, during the other teams music bonus, and tells me to update the liveblog.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Cheynem wrote:Morris classes also start on a Wednesday; I do not think that is that uncommon. I have the suspicion that some of the things in this thread are not true.
You're wrong then.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

After a leg cramp:

JL: I don't want to be limping all day.
MS: You should get a cane...or a walking stick!
JL: It's in New York.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Printer troubles at the Linden Row Inn when trying to acquire scoresheets for the day. First USB fails, then they don't have internet. Finally JL succeeds through email. Off to VCU we go! I hope we get there before 8:30, when the tournament will be starting!
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Chris Ray will not be able to pick us up on time. We will have to trek to the Harris Building on foot. I blame the dastardly Eric Mukherjee.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

We discover our shared love of Lucky Charms. Skim milk, however, is to him the "blue-white water of the devil's udder."
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I am awoken at 6:57. JL has already showered, is dressing, and has apparently written a tossup. I don't move. At 7:02 JL gently suggests that I shower, as we have a complimentary continental breakfast ahead of us.
by Mewto55555
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Pillow talk with JL: JL: Wait a minute, didn't Arnold say school starts three weeks from tomorrow? MS: Yeah, that's the 23rd! The 20th would be a Wednesday! Why would school here start on a Wednesday? JL: His whole narrative is full of holes; I think he may have been Keyser Soze! (Note: soze's last ...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL is ordering bowties from the aforementioned website. Two of them.

"What?! $10 shipping?? Still, it's worth it. I've been a good boy..."
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

MS: Ugh, the internet died and I just lost my post.
JL: That's why I never type my posts into HSQB.
MS: Never? Or just not for the long ones?
JL: How often do I write short posts?



aaaaaaand we're caught up!
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I receive many texts while typing the taxi trilogy. JL: Are these texts fanmail? MS: No, just friends from school. It's a group text I unfortunately got sucked into. (another text arrives) MS: Dammit, stop texting me about how much you benched today! That is literally the lowest priority thing for m...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Upon returning from a fairly standard quizbowl dinner, we receive word that the esteemed Michael Coates is trapped in Philly, and will not be joining us tonight. I suggest we reduce the number of strippers we ordered for the evening by 33%. JL responds, "What?! You don't think we can handle his shar...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

At dinner, JL successfully predicts the two sides I will order with my combo deal: hush puppies and french fries. He notes that his methodology was to just guess two fried starches. JL clearly understands middle America. (quoth JL: "That's right. I feel the pulse of the people.")
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Cody picks us up to go to Buz and Ned's BBQ. I misspeak and confuse this with Buzz and Negs, Chris Ray's favorite restaurant. On the way there, Cody and John have a meta-discussion about this liveblog and the proper thickness of a mayo coating. Sources say this is the first issue on which they have ...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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In the hotel room:

MS: I'm about to start part 2.
JL: OK, I'm about to use the bathroom.
MS: All right, we'll wait until you get back. Don't rush though!
JL: Don't worry, I would never let anything interfere with doing it properly.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

PART THREE: Except for the freshmen. The freshmen don't come back on the 20th (which if you recall, is the date when most students come back; it's three weeks from today). Freshmen however, come back a week earlier for some manner of orientation program. Arnold's seen the pattern. He's been here 31 ...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

We're taking a break for dinner (with a mystery guest to be revealed soon!). We will update upon return to hotel room.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

PART TWO: Out of nowhere, Arnold notes that summer is drawing to a close. In fact, students from VCU (where he knows we will be hanging out this weekend) will be returning to school in about three weeks, on the 20th. The 20th of August. That's three weeks from now, on the 20th of August. I nod and s...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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THE TAXI RIDE: PART ONE We exit the airport and get in a taxi with a man JL describes as a shoo-in to win the part of Big Daddy in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Except far more talkative. He asks us where we come from, we answer. He astutely notes that you could fit tiny Richmond in a corne...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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After exiting the bathroom in Richmond, John is confused to see me standing behind a young boy drinking water from a fountain. I then fill my water bottle and ask why he was confused. He said he didn't realize there was a water fountain there, and was wondering why the kid was staring at the wall.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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On the plane: JL sees crossword intended "only for experts" -- despite cockiness gets one letter wrong. After I tell the riveting tale of how I once stole a swing from kindergarteners by pretending to find four leaf clover, JL Gleefully asserts his love for swings, suggests we hit up a park on 54th ...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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We've arrived at hotel and have quite the backlog of stories!
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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Left luggage at five guys had to sprint there and back I'm a buffoon. Am out of breath flight about to take off.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Me: Yeah, Schindler's Lit wasn't too fantastically well-written.
JL: No. But you'll get better. And one day you'll write a CO lit. And I'll win it.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

"I should find a trash can. I just crumbled a peanut in my hand for no reason."
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Me: I guess my friends must just be smarter than yours, then.
JL: No, that's not possible.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Overheard an announcement asking MattBo to please come to the gate d2 podium. They probably want to congratulate him on his triple crown.

Edit: apparently it was a woman whose last name was Motbo or some such.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

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"Look at this one, that's a beauty! This sale ends in 22 hours and 2 minutes; I think I might buy one."

Sadly, the computer has been shut without purchase as we prepare to board our second flight. The science tossup is finished.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Mewto55555 wrote:He also has no idea what he would be buying from Gilt Grupe.
"OH MY LORD! They do sell my preferred brand brand of bowtie really cheaply!"
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

He also has no idea what he would be buying from Gilt Grupe.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

JL is currently coaching me (at my urging) on the proper way to write this science tossup. What has this world come to?!?
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote:JL has mayo, pickles, and grilled onions.
The ideal burger.
JL: If this an unsarcastic comment, though we have not conversed, I now like him.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Our flight is leaving from gate D2 in a few hours. JL is concerned we won't be able to board, as we've both lost our eligibility.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

On way to terminal C for next leg, we end up equidistant from both doors as they open. This prompts a five minute discussion about Buridan's ass, which only ends when we realize we should have remained in terminal D instead.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

vinteuil wrote:Not eating with a knife and fork???
No, though as much-more-inept liveblogger Chris Ray failed to note, he did eat nachos at the CO barbecue with utensils.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

...JL has mayo... Distressing. Food scientist JL, indignantly: What?! Mayonnaise is the perfect burger condiment! It's primarily a hydrophobic lipid, so a bun coated in it will repel burger juices and not get soggy! The juices emulsify at the point where the burger meets the mayo, while the bun is ...
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

While discussing Auroni Gupta, we finally come up with the perfect Star Wars mashup. It will be in our Tricon packet.
by Mewto55555
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 54873

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

We are now at Atlanta airport, eating five guys. We elected to share a large regular fry. My burger has lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, ketchup, and mustard. JL has mayo, pickles, and grilled onions.