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The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:30 pm
by theMoMA
Please post your favorite quizbowl photos below. They can be your favorites for whatever reason: marking a momentous occasion, sheer amusement, or even horror.

I'm suspending the normal rules against image posting in this thread with four caveats:

(1) Keep the photos fairly normal-sized
(2) One photo per post
(3) Please include some text describing the photo and its context
(4) If you quote a post, don't quote the photo (only text)

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:35 pm
by Cheynem
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[Moderators' note to comply with text rules: The Omniscient Marshall]

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:36 pm
by theMoMA
Here's an example:

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This instant classic, apparently taken by Andrew Wang after ACF Nationals 2014, shows Aaron Rosenberg with some kind of stuffed raptor on his head. This picture is great for obvious reasons, not least of which is the composition: the vertical framing effect of the chrome bar on the right and the contrast between the blue bus interior and the yellow construction equipment are particularly pleasing.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:38 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
The last open/exhibition team to ever play ACF Nationals: Ted Gioia, myself, Rom Masrour, and Ylaine from MIT. This was the 2008 ACF Nats at Brandeis (the Pomeranchuk Cooling ACF Nats, I believe).

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:44 pm
by theMoMA
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EDITED: Rob Carson captures Jonathan Magin glowering, perhaps aware that Steve Feldman is forming bunny ears behind his head.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:46 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
The Pre-1980 team history section of the UChicago quizbowl team has a few old-tyme pictures.

The following picture of the 2008-2009 Harvard quizbowl team appeared in the Boston Globe. What I've found most striking about this picture is how it appears that Adam Hallowell is either the primary source of light, or is in the process of either being abducted by aliens or ascending to a higher plane of existance. Also in the back row you can see future ICT and ACF Nationals champion Dennis Loo, then serving as our team coach. (Everyone else in the picture is, notably, no longer an ICT champion of any kind).

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:47 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
This thread can't keep existing without a hi-res Chris Ray Barge photo.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:51 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
theMoMA wrote:Jonathan Magin glowers, perhaps aware of the bunny ears behind his head. Does anyone know who's making the bunny ears?
It's Steve Feldman! I took that picture.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:51 pm
by theMoMA
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Tom Chuck captures Sarah Angelo receiving the Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award with a strange tromp l'oiel effect.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:57 pm
by theMoMA
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Perhaps the most iconic quizbowl photo ever taken, Lily Vonderheide's genre scene shows various Chicago luminaries, including Michael Arnold and Steve Katz, conversing at Cardinal Classic 2008, at the exact moment that Chris Ray barges into the frame.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:00 pm
by Cheynem
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Eric Mukherjee can't take any more of this shit at ACF Nationals. This isn't meant to mock Eric (well, a little bit, I guess), but just to show the panoply of human emotions that appears at high impact tournaments. I'm just fortunate that nobody (yet) has photographed me at some tournaments.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:02 pm
by RexSueciae
The WUSTL buzzer control unit held hostage by unknown person or persons. Location of photograph believed to be a Richmond, VA high school.

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:05 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:06 pm
by theMoMA
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This photo, originally titled LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, depicts an aislefull of quizbowl's greatest heroes and villains as they converse (from left to right, Hannah Kirsch, Matt Jackson, Auroni Gupta, Ike Jose, Ted Gioia; seated: Guy Tabachnick, Andy Watkins). Critics have pointed to obvious compositional similarities between the poses of Ike Jose and David's Socrates.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:07 pm
by Auroni
A recent contender.

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Moderator note: image resized.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm
by Cody
This gif features Jerry shouting the infamous "That's--That doesn't mean anything! That does not mean anything! LITERALLY!"* in response to a bonus at FICHTE 2.
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*transcription courtesy of Rob.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:08 pm
by Cheynem
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Marshall Steinbaum, immediately before being told he will be dropped from the show to improve ratings among the youth.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 pm
by theMoMA
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Matt Weiner advances past ceasefire line, shoots things.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 pm
by Cheynem
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An episode of QuizBowl Kids, with Baby Jeff, strangely similar looking Jon Pennington, and Baby Seth.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:10 pm
by grapesmoker
Cody wrote:This gif features Jerry shouting the infamous "That's--That doesn't mean anything! That does not mean anything! LITERALLY!"* in response to a bonus at FICHTE 2.

*transcription courtesy of Rob.
"Oh my god, I have yoked myself to a madman." -A. Rosenberg

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:11 pm
by Cheynem
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A PC version of a puckish satire.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:12 pm
by Cody
Here we have the disembodied head of His Holiness Sri Sri Lord Eric Mukherjee.
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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:14 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
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Bruce Arthur, proving that anyone can barge...if you believe in yourself.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:16 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
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Things get real during the 2012 NSC All-Star Game.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:16 pm
by Cheynem
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A young Henry Gorman has got the Holy Spirit in him

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:17 pm
by at your pleasure
theMoMA wrote: This photo, originally titled LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, depicts an aislefull of quizbowl's greatest heroes and villains as they converse (from left to right, Hannah Kirsch, Matt Jackson, Auroni Gupta, Ike Jose, Ted Gioia; seated: Guy Tabachnick, Andy Watkins). Critics have pointed to obvious compositional similarities between the poses of Ike Jose and David's Socrates.
Note also the pose of Matt Jackson, an obvious allusion to the seated damned man of Michelangelo's Last Judgement. The photo depicts a bewildering dynamism of movement, and scholars continue to debate the ultimate meaning of this enigmatic and curious work.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:21 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
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The Minnesota team shows off its huge piles of ACF Nats 2008 swag (UG and DII trophies and book prizes, scoring prizes, best packet prizes). This may not be apparently obvious to you, the casual viewer, but for reasons unknown Bernadette brought that lamp from elsewhere in the room to hold up behind us.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:22 pm
by Cheynem
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"At that point, I realized he noticed me holding a camera..."

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:23 pm
by Cheynem
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Perfectly normal photo or someone contemplating the destruction of Marshall? YOU DECIDE.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:24 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
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One of Shawna Felkins' unsuccessful attempts to capture the WKU team in a picture at 2011 MUT at Notre Dame. In addition to myself, Brian Riddle, and Cole Phelps, this picture also includes somebody in a long coat staring at a streetlamp.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:25 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
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Michael Arnold: Style. Class. Grace.

(Fun fact: this was taken at a Waltham-area Wendy's after ACF Nats 2008, to which I got a ride in Matt Keller's sweet rental Mustang.)

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:31 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Ukonvasara wrote:
Michael Arnold: Style. Class. Grace.

(Fun fact: this was taken at a Waltham-area Wendy's after ACF Nats 2008, to which I got a ride in Matt Keller's sweet rental Mustang.)
And Seth's Bat shirt!

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:32 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Feeding Kannan ICT 07

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:33 pm
by Cody
This is a stock clue for tossups on "flatworm reproduction".
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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:34 pm
by theMoMA
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George took this of Rob Carson; I think he was smitten by our handsome mod.

Fun fact: I need to be more quiet, otherwise things like people overhearing me say shit like, "Rob Carson is too attractive for me to have a crush on" tend to happen at a pretty high frequency.

Yay! Tracy embarrasses herself again! — with Rob Carson.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:36 pm
by Mewto55555
I hope there are 64 of these so a non-terrible bracket can eventually be made.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:37 pm
by theMoMA
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Charles Meigs snaps a somewhat dour-looking Seth Teitler and an oblivious Selene Koo.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:38 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
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Believe it or not, this picture was not retouched or altered in any way.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:40 pm
by theMoMA
More Seth! (Seriously, if anyone knows where to find the original of this photo, please post it! The pose and the bat shirt are both so great.)

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:47 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
theMoMA wrote:This instant classic, apparently taken by Andrew Wang after ACF Nationals 2014, shows Aaron Rosenberg with some kind of stuffed raptor on his head. This picture is great for obvious reasons, not least of which is the composition: the vertical framing effect of the chrome bar on the right and the contrast between the blue bus interior and the yellow construction equipment are particularly pleasing.
That's OBVIOUSLY Yveltal on Aaron's head.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:50 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Ukonvasara wrote:Mod note: edited out gif of Ike Jose gesticulating as per rules

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For more context this is from the Mike Fink question in the finals

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:51 pm
by grapesmoker
theMoMA wrote:More Seth! (Seriously, if anyone knows where to find the original of this photo, please post it! The pose and the bat shirt are both so great.)
This photo originated on Berkeley's quizbowl webpage and was taken in one of our regular practice rooms.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:55 pm
by theMoMA
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Inspired by Jerry's post about the Berkeley site, here's David Farris's note to Jeff Hoppes about birdwatching. Someone with more knowledge should tell the oral history of this one.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:47 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
grapesmoker wrote:
theMoMA wrote:More Seth! (Seriously, if anyone knows where to find the original of this photo, please post it! The pose and the bat shirt are both so great.)
This photo originated on Berkeley's quizbowl webpage and was taken in one of our regular practice rooms.

Hmm... I was sure that one came from the practice rooms in Harper Library at Chicago. Huh

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:55 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Found the original. It's part of the "Seth Teitler thinks/Seth Teitler despairs" diptych. It was posted to fb by Bruce in January 07. Here's "Seth Teitler despairs" for good measure:

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:57 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Also, if you're friends with Seth on facebook, check out the recent photo of him with a baby. Since it's not qb related, I didn't post it here. Also I don't like disseminating images of kids without permission.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:34 pm
by grapesmoker
Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
theMoMA wrote:More Seth! (Seriously, if anyone knows where to find the original of this photo, please post it! The pose and the bat shirt are both so great.)
This photo originated on Berkeley's quizbowl webpage and was taken in one of our regular practice rooms.

Hmm... I was sure that one came from the practice rooms in Harper Library at Chicago. Huh
Ah, he still had the yellow backpack at that point, did he? Anyway that room looks just like the practice room we used to have at Berkeley.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:39 pm
by Cheynem
You could easily fill this thread with just pictures of Seth Teitler and Sam Bailey.

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:06 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Myself and Charles Meigs visiting Rom and holding his two cats, Smokey and Tiger, who unfortunately both passed in the summer of 2009. These pictures are Memorial Day 2008.

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Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:09 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
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