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by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15406

Byko wrote:
Tegan wrote:
Songs For Silberman wrote:Marcel Marceau. Saw him once. Showed that mime can actually be really really entertaining.
<<Moment of Silence>>

thank you
Shouldn't it really have been a moment of noise?
A Moment of Laughter

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

Well, that is no fun.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

G, nice name. And Almost Dewey would be cool, especially for us to see how competitive we really can be in Minnesota.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

Or would it be possible for schools to travel to tournaments elsewhere? That would probably have to be the best option for seekers of early season QB, for, like Mitu pointed out, there probably would be little interest in a house-written packet outside of the top contenders in Minnesota (which amou...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Sep 23, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

Is that what your name got changed to? Wow.

I would have to agree with Carsten's assessment there.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fred's Daily Song Recommendation Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

I would have to second the Richard Thompson req, but you must also listen to "Wall of Death" by him as well (and the REM version if you have it, too).
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

Certainly there are numerous teams out there which could probably beat Eden Prairie. Those teams could also probably be beaten by Eden Prairie, which belongs in any top listing of teams. At this point nobody has pulled away from the field (it's September, come on). That question was intended toward...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pavarotti in memoriam
Replies: 8
Views: 2099

David Riley wrote:Though truth be told, it is much better to hear Pavaotti singing LaBoheme, than to see him perform it.
But that's why he was the voice, not the body.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

Now that the polls are out and three Minnesota teams have made an appearance, let's discuss. Why EP in the top 25 and not Wayzata or Minnetonka? Why Minnetonka with only two votes? Can EP be beaten by Wayzata or Minnetonka? Can EP be beaten by anyone? Was anyone left off the list that deserves at le...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet archive project...what you can do to help
Replies: 13
Views: 6207

If there's still packets to be done, I can help.

Something to distract from the monotony of stats would be nice.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10884

Canadajin wrote:I think that Justin Timberlake's cover of "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse was pretty sub-par (and hilarious at that).
Personally, I would like to see Britney Spears cover that song, considering how it's quite appropriate.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15406

Madeline L'Engle :( Yeah, her and Pavorotti dying on consecutive days just hit like a punch to the gut. I've had it with this epidemic of awesomeness dying. It's time we did something, like cryogenically freeze all the awesome people. I just think she missed him too much to live more than one day w...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 21146

DeisEvan wrote:I don't think he's the absolute greatest ever, but someone should throw The Boss out there. Thus:

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND
Springsteen is really one of the best out there.

And I've got to echo the Simon and Garfunkel sentiment. They were amazing together.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Intentional Neg
Replies: 29
Views: 9665

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Fel...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29138

charlieDfromNKC wrote:
Having a vagina does not make the Nintendo Wii or Cincinnati Reds poisonous.
Quote of the month.
The Wii, amazing. The Reds, not so much.

But to assume that we don't care/know about such things is like assuming males know nothing about Fine Arts.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Sky Has Fallen
Replies: 29
Views: 7200

Back to Edina: median income per Edina household. It was like $66,000 according to Wikipedia. Apparently my hometown of Chanhassen is somewhere around $84,000, but Edina's per capita income is significantly higher. I couldn't find a ranking of household median income on wiki, but based on per capit...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question about the RMP distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 6830

Actually, now that I think about it, I wonder whether we should even have the 1/1 religion writing req for tourneys. I mean, is anyone really that excited about writing the millionth tossup on Bahai or Wahhabism or one on another Jewish holiday? You can write Bible stuff if you like doing that, but...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Quiz Bowl T-Shirt?
Replies: 33
Views: 26635

Our team t-shirts had a quote from an eccentric teacher that read

"There is no such thing as trivia, only people with limited minds."

It was great.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26906

Quiz bowl gives kids like me a great excuse to live out of a history or physics textbook. This can't be. What trash exemplifies is that to be above average, you need the above (i.e. the academic only questions) and the average (i.e. "trash"). Your team isn't good if they complain that trash kills t...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

Way to represent, Michael :)
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

If you want a female opinion, I'll be glad to help. And I promise I won't divulge questions regardless of how well people bribe me, Kirk. :lol:
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '07-'08
Replies: 356
Views: 76065

It will be very interesting to see how this coming year turns out, for a lot of great players graduated this year that formed the basis of some stellar Minnesota teams. But that will only make next year that much more exciting. I have to got to say that Minnetonka has a great chance of being great i...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu May 31, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

Congrats to you, EP, for placing 12th. You certainly deserved it. :kenj: would be proud.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu May 03, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Something I wrote for my English class
Replies: 8
Views: 3557

Gautam,

You are my favorite. That is just hilarious. Someone should memorize it and perform it as a monologue for theatre.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

Just being mentioned in the same post as Gautam is amazing and to play on a team with him would be amazing.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

Maybe it's my browser, but I'm not seeing results from the Deep Bench Tournament (WISDOM) or the NAQT Minnesota tournament up there yet, just links to the announcements. It's not your browser. Stats aren't up yet, but that's where they'll be. I read at the tournament, and was, overall, impressed. E...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

hmquizbowl, Congrats on taking second at State. My team, Wayzata, took fourth after losing to Eden Prairie in the semifinals and then to Minnetonka in the consolation game (by 20). Not to take anything away from Minnetonka's win, but it should also be noted that we were missing people and had to sh...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

charlieDfromNKC wrote:The question that's begging to be asked here is -Did you think your team had any upsets and wanted other people to talk about it?
The other question - Who are you?

That seems to be a pattern on these boards.
I would have to agree.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

Yes, god forbid Wayzata offend you, the arbiter of HSNCT attendance. Seriously, dude. As has been said before, those "other, possibly better" teams should have simply qualified earlier. Teams like Wayzata are not, and should not be held, responsible for other teams failing to qualify early enough t...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy is dead to me
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

As soon as Alex got those huge glasses, I knew the series was doomed. No game shows are good anymore. I don't think 1 vs. 100 is but so bad. Sometimes they have weord questions, but its generally pretty good. I've never even heard of that. Perhaps it's not in MN. *checks out on Wiki* I remember whe...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

I wish that high school quiz bowl in Minnesota had more opportunities to compete like that. Anyone in Minnesota want to mirror High School Celebrity Shoot? :) Man, I wish we could do that. Unfortunately, we're all just preparing for Nats. A huge amount of Minnesota teams are going this year. :razz:
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10433

...perhaps sniff out a Mexican restaurant superior to that dump in Rosemont. Now that would be a worthwhile expedition. I don't recommend this. Last year, at least two of our team members got food poisoning at one near the hotel. I don't remember the name, but I think we've introduced a ban on all ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 313515

Wrong: East Jerusalem
Right: West Germany

I know... I am challenged.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy is dead to me
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

As soon as Alex got those huge glasses, I knew the series was doomed. No game shows are good anymore.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 01, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2006-2007
Replies: 75
Views: 31031

The tournament went really well, and the Deep Bench format was really creative and different. I also liked that the teams had to function as whole teams rather than independant parts. I would have to agree with that, Michael. The Deep Bench format really shows which teams are well-rounded and which...