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Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:19 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
In an attempt to uphold a fine Chicago tradition, I will be chronicling my NSC journey with Max. I would like to acknowledge Ben Zhang, without whose scheduling prowess this would not be possible.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:21 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max also has some choice words for Ben Zhang. Quote: "They rhyme with 'meet a hick.'" Fuck Ben Zhang.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:24 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
On bus to O'Hare now. Quick recap to follow.
3:40 I text Max to tell him our flight is on time. His response: "What sort of just God would make one of His creations get up at this time."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:26 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
3:55: Max promises I will gaze into the face of despair sometime en route to the airport.
Max is also very, very grumpy and has adopted a thick Yiddish accent. Many "oys."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:29 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
3:58: Max threatens to leave me after I note that I may not have my bus fare card. Fortunately, I owe him money and say I'll only give it to him after we get through security.
As I write this post, Max Schindler regales me with the story about how he lent Matt Jackson a dollar for pizza at VCU Open and then did not demand interest when he collected at OPPEN.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:34 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
On the bus, I eat my bagel and Max eats his pop tarts. Max: "See, this is an interesting role reversal since I'm Jewish and you're white trash."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:47 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
We're now waiting at the Blue Line.
4:32 Max was very happy to get off at the (Matt) Jackson Street stop.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:50 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
4:35: I face Despair Itself. It is a closed McDonald's.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:52 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max: "That's really scary, man. It's like, you want to get a McGriddle, but you can't.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:55 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Shoutout to Kay Li, our sole reader. It almost makes up for cutting our budget <3

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:01 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
I try to discuss Mo Yan with Max. I tell him I really liked Red Sorghum but that Big Breasts and Wide Hips dragged on a bit. Max: "That's unsurprising. They seem like the sort of things that would slow you down."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:04 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
I pick up Max's phone, and he calls me a good person. Nicest thing anyone on the A team has ever said to me :D

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:10 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
We're having a great conversation, but Max won't let me post about it.
Max: "[redacted redacted redacted redacted]."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:13 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max: "You're a good topic of gossip."
Second nicest thing!

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:20 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
Athena wrote:Max also has some choice words for Ben Zhang. Quote: "They rhyme with 'meet a hick.'" Fuck Ben Zhang.
Maybe Max can also ask Ben about why I slept in the hotel lobby last night.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:26 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max mocks me for how I roll my entire head when I roll my eyes. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:33 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max: *sassy tiger noise*

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:44 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
We stand in the wrong check-in line for five minutes because I'm in hysterics over Max's drivers liscense photo. Imagine Anton Chirgurh, but with glasses and bad facial hair. And not badass.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:46 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
I shouldn't laugh. This photo once inspired so much pity that we got out of a speeding ticket on the way to ACF regionals.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:10 am
by kayli
Athena wrote:Shoutout to Kay Li, our sole reader. It almost makes up for cutting our budget <3
It's a good thing infinity minus n is still infinity.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:13 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max: "I really like the security scanners because they look at your junk and 'ok' pops up on the screen. That's better feedback than I usually get."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:19 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
We run into Dylan Minarik and Nicholas Karas at the gate.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:20 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max: "That's quizbowl's favorite airline!" *points at Virgin America plane*
He's really just trying too hard now.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:32 am
by MorganV
Hello, I am an unidentifiable figure who has hijacked Morgan's phone, and now partially this thread, which shall now contain information about Mike Sorice's trip to the NSC (this may just be "questions are read for 11 hours and he answers many of them)

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:34 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
I'm about to get on the plane. Enjoy the inferior liveblogging in the interim.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:35 am
by MorganV
Image

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:11 am
by MorganV
supposed departure time: 7:00 AM
Current Time: 7:10

"Yeah, I'm just making them wait because I'm a dick."


He then chugs the shit out of a mug of coffee

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:16 am
by MorganV
7:17 Mike sorice informs us that mcdonalds will not let you get non integral amounts of hash browns since employees won't be able to figure out what pi hash browns is

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:24 am
by MorganV
"Streetlight manifesto... is that related to giacomo balla?"

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:36 am
by MorganV
7:35: "Did you know that twice as many accidents happen to people going a given amount under the speed limit as above?"

pray for us pls

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:44 am
by the return of AHAN
Athena wrote:Max also has some choice words for Ben Zhang. Quote: "They rhyme with 'meet a hick.'" Fuck Ben Zhang.
Tweet the Knicks?
Greet a brick?
Treat the wicks?

Man, I hate when quizbowlers talk in code and leave us guessing. :oops:

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:58 am
by MorganV
"Welcome to indiana. We don't like it any more than you do."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:59 am
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:02 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Back at gate because "the electronics stopped working." However, Max is happy because he finally got his McDonalds before we got on the plane.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:21 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Also, does this thread's title say "Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Mike Sorice"? Hmmm.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:27 am
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
The lovely state of Indiana has many garden hoses on the road to make this a comfy streEt

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:33 am
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
Black Miao wrote:8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.
The only redeeming quality of driving across Indiana (something OSU did just about every weekend we weren't going to Michigan) is the plethora of Arby's in that state.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:43 am
by blizzard
Inkana7 wrote:
Black Miao wrote:8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.
The only redeeming quality of driving across Indiana (something OSU did just about every weekend we weren't going to Michigan) is the plethora of Arby's in that state.
False, there are literally zero redeeming qualities to driving through Indiana.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:48 am
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
blizzard wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:
Black Miao wrote:8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.
The only redeeming quality of driving across Indiana (something OSU did just about every weekend we weren't going to Michigan) is the plethora of Arby's in that state.
False, there are literally zero redeeming qualities to driving through Indiana.
I'd ordinarily agree, because I hate it so much, but there's an Arby's at almost every exit, and I'm frequently thinking Arby's.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:01 am
by AKKOLADE
Are you guys driving past the fireworks billboards in Indiana yet? Or are those only extant on the way to Chicago from the east?

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:20 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
blizzard wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:
Black Miao wrote:8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.
The only redeeming quality of driving across Indiana (something OSU did just about every weekend we weren't going to Michigan) is the plethora of Arby's in that state.
False, there are literally zero redeeming qualities to driving through Indiana.
Yeah, the Indiana part of the 94 between Michigan to Illinois is the worst part of the drive

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:28 am
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
We are finally free from Indiana . It sadly still looks like indiAna

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:36 am
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Indiana is definitely the boring part of the flight from Atlanta to Chicago.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:39 am
by Steeve Ho You Fat
The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:
blizzard wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:
Black Miao wrote:8 AM : enter Indiana
9 Am: still entering Indiana.
The only redeeming quality of driving across Indiana (something OSU did just about every weekend we weren't going to Michigan) is the plethora of Arby's in that state.
False, there are literally zero redeeming qualities to driving through Indiana.
Yeah, the Indiana part of the 94 between Michigan to Illinois is the worst part of the drive
While Indiana is certainly terrible, don't diss this stretch of highway - it was redeemed for me last year when I was told by...someone from Michigan? Maybe Lafer? about this excellent establishment which I have since used to interrupt the otherwise interminable drive.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:46 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
We have landed. I'm pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately I was not sitting next to Max and co so I have nothing to report right this second.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:47 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Guess where we are NOT right now- that's right, we're not in Indiana with Mike Sorice. Please take note.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:58 am
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max and I discover that there were not actually 2 free carry-ons, but I think we successfully gamed the system. Max: "I like to think we're saving PACE $20."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:02 pm
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
"Mike Sorice is the kind of guy who, when you're passing by a sign saying Welcome to Indianapolis, Indiana, will insist you're in Ohio, and then when you object will give you a fifteen minute summary of a supposed 'class on Midwestern geography' he took in college to prove his point."

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:06 pm
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
Max: "It's a good thing we abandoned Karas and Minarik because there's definitely not enough seats in this shuttle."
Sorry, Dylan and Nicholas.

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:08 pm
by Perturbed Secretary Bird
High school students discussing shaving in the shuttle. Max's manly stubble sneers at them in disdain.