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by shlack
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Wikipedia article nominated for deletion
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: TRASH Wikipedia article nominated for deletion

For a long time there was a photo of Yahpe under an article on a Romanian ping-pong player, or something.

I found this when I was actually researching ping-pong players' profiles, and it freaked me out.
by shlack
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ferdinand Tönnies Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 11586

Re: Ferdinand Tönnies Discussion

Bourbon Street (this was probably a poor idea) Agreed. I wouldn't be shocked if more than half the field negged on "New Orleans" on this question. Other than that, the questions were good, especially yours, Michael, since I answered a lot of them! Someone pointed out that they couldn't think of any...
by shlack
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3209

Re: Geography Monstrosity discussion

I'm not going to criticize any part of this tournament (I had fun) since I didn't write any questions, but I want to show gratitude to the writers and editors and TDs who put in the work to make this such a cool tournament. And, for anyone that wasn't there, you missed a truly spectacular performanc...
by shlack
Tue May 26, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52496

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

ClemsonQB wrote:lazy people.
<raises hand>

Stephen, space still seems to be available at the lazy town party.
by shlack
Fri May 22, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52496

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Dear Messrs. Westbrook, Hanley, Moudgil, Wynne, Nagler, Haddad-Fonda, Beyer, Chadbourne, White, Gorman, Cheng, Manary, Tallapragada, Anderson: Sorry I don't know many of you personally (Evan excluded), so please excuse the forthrightness of this request: Any interest in forming a team with me?* I re...
by shlack
Mon May 18, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52496

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Umm, yeah, so, anybody want to be on my team? I'm a good Geography player -- not Meigs/Hoppes level, but second-tier, maybe?

I can write questions but I guess I'd like to find a team first.
by shlack
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 23678

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

people wrote: ...Tintin...
Wait, how has Captain Haddock not been tossuped at Nats yet? Robert Flaxman is turning is his self-imposed quizbowl grave.
by shlack
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10721

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

Cleveland is a complete shithole Seconded. with not a lot to do, but I could see CWRU able to have 10 or more staff and host, if Steven could get the rooms and things for whatever weekend would be picked. That is, if they had any desire to host. It was the first thing that popped in my head. We're ...
by shlack
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (1/17/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 6018

Re: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (1/17/09)

I appreciate Dartmouth A's player names.
by shlack
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9482

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

Chris, At least one person from the Saxton team (Jacob Durst) is still coming and playing. Would anyone out there like to join on? Come on, no charge. Endless weekend of quizbowl! And, yeah, what will happen (I think anyway) with food is: at registration, people can pay whoever is in charge of arra...
by shlack
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT I need information (The Good, The Bad, The Weird)
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: ITT I need information (The Good, The Bad, The Weird)

It's not out in Korea yet, and doesn't have a U.S. distribution deal . If it does well in Korea, it will probably be released in the U.S. later on like "The Host" was. Keep checking entertainment news, e.g. Variety.
by shlack
Thu May 29, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Larissa Kelly Cleans Up on Jeopardy!
Replies: 10
Views: 5214

Re: Larissa Kelly Cleans Up on Jeopardy!

Congratulations, Larissa.
Quizbowlers are slowly taking over the top ten list :kenj: :
http://www.jeopardy.com/showguide_50kwinners.php
by shlack
Thu May 10, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31452

I think the bonus at CBI nationals about naming the three Heisman trophy winners from Ohio State who weren't Vic Janowicz, Les Horvath, or Howard "Hopalong" Cassady should be nominated. Even Abe Kanter, who has never watched a football game and somehow remains the only OSU student totally oblivious...
by shlack
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52326

There was a hose baseball question on Travis Hafner that referenced the nickname Donkey (Donkey or Big Donkey is a common nickname for Adam Dunn). In all fairness, Hafner is also nicknamed Donkey. Of course, using this as a lead-in is poor form due to there being multiple players nicknamed Donkey. ...
by shlack
Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30512

leftsaidfred wrote:What is Porky's and Big Trouble in Little China doing in the bad movie thread?
Both feature Kim Catrall. Does anything else need to be said?
by shlack
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30512

Porky's. The greatest movie to come out of Canada since. . .well, since ever.

New quote:
"We really shook the pillars of heaven, didn't we, Wang?"
by shlack
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mr. Pibb
Replies: 10
Views: 3161

Pibb XTRA is definitely not Pibb. It's sweeter, syrupy and flatter tasting. It really doesn't deserve the Pibb name at all. That said, I saw some original Mr. Pibb in a grocery in Fayetteville, W. Va. a few years ago, so there's got to be some still floating around.
by shlack
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moxy. Is it discontinued yet?
Replies: 8
Views: 2307

Moxie is not discontinued. I think you'll find a lot of New Englanders who disagree with you about the taste, too. It's pretty good.

Mods, please delete this thread. :P
by shlack
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mr. Pibb
Replies: 10
Views: 3161

Mr. Pibb

Man, what is the deal with that Pibb XTra junk? And where can I get some of the original Mister? Used to make trips over the border to Weirton for that stuff...
by shlack
Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 10889

Well, it looks like nobody is going to see this. The film had an absolutely horrible opening, and the distributor is pulling it from most theaters. Shame. I really hope this doesn't keep us from seeing the Dan Passner-produced documentary NAQT'ia '04, tentatively scheduled for a release by Fox Searc...
by shlack
Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 10889

leftsaidfred wrote:It's not a movie, but Boy Meets World had that one episode where Corey, Topanga and not-Corey were kept on a show because they were "cool.".
Surely you mean Shawn Hunter, don't you Mr. Morlan?

Forrest Whitaker could also play the part of the Ismail Twins, perhaps via split-screen technology.
by shlack
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Movie
Replies: 22
Views: 10889

Quiz Bowl Movie

Anyone see this yet?:
http://www.starterfor10.com
Comments, reviews, etc?

I know it's University Challenge and not really "quizbowl," but until we get The Matt Weiner Story this is as close as it gets.

Edit: Added American website
by shlack
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 18646

Duke becomes the first team to star a Jewish player since the Syracuse Nationals, and Matt Weiner tells us to hate them? I'm not sure if you are being tounge-in-cheek here, and sorry to resurrect an old thread, but what about Jordan Farmar for UCLA last year? Heck, you could even go back to UNC's d...
by shlack
Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20481

Rothlover wrote:perhaps the best argument for a chicago ICT
No. That's the best argument for a coronary bypass.

Theodore
by shlack
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT location?
Replies: 55
Views: 20481

ICT location?

My two cents: It seems Minnesota (and nothing against the Twin Cities) is a lot less interesting and more expensive to travel to than Chicago. Who, among teams that are going, would prefer one or the other, and is either a dealbreaker? Thoughts?

Theodore
by shlack
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gottfried Keller Results
Replies: 31
Views: 13005

Since I negelected to thank them at the time, I just wanted to give kudos to Zeke and Andrew for what I thought was a great tournament set. Definitely worth the $20 spent, if only to answer questions about Newkleus, Iva Majoli, and Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. Hopefully this will introduce more hip-ho...
by shlack
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Subject Tournament
Replies: 27
Views: 12978

So you'd be willing to go pick it up, right Paz? :smile: