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January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:38 pm
by pray for elves
Who's got a good theme for January?

In honor of the New England Patriots' undefeated regular season, I propose a theme of things which are perfect in quizbowl. Of course, this would lead to people not having any avatars, so if you've got something better, please post a suggestion.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 7:12 pm
by cornfused
"Things that never lose?"

EDIT: wait, no, this is better:


Things that are better than dolphins.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:41 pm
by pray for elves
Maybe things that are equal to zero, other than the Patriots' regular season losses this year?

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:01 am
by Tegan
How about avatars representing the most lopsided seasons ......? like the '96 Bulls, the '27 Yankees, or the '77 Canadiens


I would choose "winter".

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:41 am
by BuzzerZen
Sports are dumb.

Except for Ultimate.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:42 am
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
DeisEvan wrote:Maybe things that are equal to zero, other than the Patriots' regular season losses this year?
I support this

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:43 am
by cornfused
Tegan wrote:or the '77 Canadiens
With the current anti-NAQT vitriol over in the Collegiate Discussion forum, I'd be careful mentioning the C-word, coach.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:48 am
by AKKOLADE
Bigfoot isn't the preferr wrote:
DeisEvan wrote:Maybe things that are equal to zero, other than the Patriots' regular season losses this year?
I support this
I also support this.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:15 pm
by the return of AHAN
Updated my avatar to reflect the sentiment...

EDIT: UPDATED again to follow Deis's suit....

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:29 pm
by pray for elves
BarringtonJP wrote:Updated my avatar to reflect the sentiment...
I think we're going to do "things equal to zero"...

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:05 am
by pray for elves
Someone wasn't clear on my avatar, so I will explain: Keller doesn't power things, because he answers off the giveaways, but he occasionally negs (rarely, but it's non-zero), so P/N = 0. If the joke is too lame or not accurate enough I can try for something better, and the three minutes I spent making the avatar will be wasted.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:42 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
I have seen a number of stats where Keller hasn't negged anything. However, Power to Tossup ratio might be workable.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:05 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Very well.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:00 pm
by Mike Bentley
I'm confused as to why we didn't make Jonathan Magin related avatars, seeing as how this is his year and all.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:54 pm
by pray for elves
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I'm confused as to why we didn't make Jonathan Magin related avatars, seeing as how this is his year and all.
February can be Jonathan Magin month.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:10 pm
by dtaylor4
DeisEvan wrote:
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I'm confused as to why we didn't make Jonathan Magin related avatars, seeing as how this is his year and all.
February can be Jonathan Magin month.
If it's his year, why not make every month Jonathan Magin month?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:16 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Hey guys am I doing it rite?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:26 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
I'm in.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:37 pm
by BuzzerZen
NeverHitTina wrote:Hey guys am I doing it rite?
No, because your avatar uses Comic Sans.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:07 am
by cornfused
test one two

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:04 pm
by Tegan
BarringtonJP's avatar wrote:an empty display case
:cry:

This is the opposite problem that MS has .... we have many trophies .... nearly all of them sitting on top of my TV or in boxes ..... we have no case.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:35 pm
by BuzzerZen
As far as I know, most of TJ's trophies up through 2006 or so are in a storage closet.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:57 am
by AndyShootsAndyScores
BM's trophies have covered most of the school trophy case, so any future ones we win will be scattered throughout our coach's classroom.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:34 am
by The Atom Strikes!
Ours are on a shelf in the back of a computer lab.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:29 pm
by The Infanta
<---Zero from Holes!

Our trophies are in a case located in a secluded corner of the cafeteria, jammed with Speech and Debate (whose trophies bleed into our side of the case).

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:42 pm
by magin
Here's my contribution.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:58 pm
by theMoMA
magin wrote:Here's my contribution.
Good work.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:27 pm
by cornfused
I've only taken 110-level Political Science and no Econ, so forgive my lack of game theory knowledge... so what's the avatar, Andrew? Zero... sum?

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:41 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
BuzzerZen wrote:As far as I know, most of TJ's trophies up through 2006 or so are in a storage closet.
Most of our team doesn't know where our storage closet is...

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:38 pm
by ieppler
Agent Zero

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:53 pm
by Deviant Insider
I'm doing a tribute to the anti-2007 Patriots.

I was proud of the IHSA 2nd Place Trophy we won many years ago until I was told to get rid of it because it had reached the age of three and was no longer relevant. We now give away all our trophies to students at the end of the year, but Gerhardt is keeping our IHSA Championship.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:36 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
ReinsteinD wrote:I'm doing a tribute to the anti-2007 Patriots.

I was proud of the IHSA 2nd Place Trophy we won many years ago until I was told to get rid of it because it had reached the age of three and was no longer relevant. We now give away all our trophies to students at the end of the year, but Gerhardt is keeping our IHSA Championship.
Are you freaking kidding me? Our school has our plaques etc. from the 1980's lovingly cared for in trophy cases in the main sports hallway. I'd say it gives our program some level of esteem, of heritage.

Although I suppose New Trier could just buy some heritage if they felt like it. :grin:

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:52 pm
by Deviant Insider
New Trier does not need physical objects to give us esteem. New Trier is the greatest school ever created, and that fact is obvious to everybody who attends it.

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:07 pm
by Sir Thopas
ReinsteinD wrote:PEW PEW PEW

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:51 am
by mlaird
I'm in for one. Other things considered:
The Japanese fighter plane
Jack Skellington's ghost doggie
The number of paragraphs not plagiarized in "Chip Beall: A Biography" (most of the material was taken from old ACF Nationals packets and cards from the 20th century edition of Trivial Pursuit)
Number of times Lee Henry and the Batman have been seen in the same place

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:04 am
by First Chairman
I had contemplated "the likelihood that CBI will succeed in a corporate takeover of NAQT." However, I couldn't find the proper spelling of "squadoosh" (aka Pardon the Interruption's Oddsmakers "game").

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:13 am
by millionwaves
Hey Fred (or other mod) sorry I double posted but I like the other one better so please move/delete this so I don't sound like a record. Thanks

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:15 am
by millionwaves
ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:I'm in.
magin wrote:Here's my contribution.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:37 pm
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Millionwaves wins. MGS references always win.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:24 pm
by dtaylor4
In checking.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:56 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
mlaird wrote:I'm in for one.
Goddamn it I should have thought of that.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:56 pm
by Golran
<<---- My contribution to January is 0 month. Also can be used as a representation of the amount of a life that I have.

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:03 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Manectric, you fool!

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 2:58 pm
by Captain Sinico
Can February be "Faces in Your Dreams That Laugh" Month?

MaS

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:09 pm
by DakarKra
ImmaculateDeception wrote:Can February be "Faces in Your Dreams That Laugh" Month?

MaS
I thought it said "face in your dream of glass". N'est-ce pas?

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:53 am
by Captain Sinico
"I'm in the face of your dreams of glass..." I'm sure there's some reason I never guessed those to be the lyrics.

MaS

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:00 am
by DakarKra
ImmaculateDeception wrote:"I'm in the face of your dreams of glass..." I'm sure there's some reason I never guessed those to be the lyrics.

MaS
Wishful thinking that Corgan would make sense with his lyrics? Or at least a little more sense than he does...

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:53 am
by Tegan
I would like to protest MaS changing his avatar ...... the Yankees don't change their pinstripes ....... MaS should not be changing his avatar.

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:38 pm
by cvdwightw

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:43 pm
by Captain Sinico
As per previous theme month participations, my avatar will change back at the end of the month.

MaS