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So if you ever drive from Chicago to Ann Arbor, MI (which you will do a million times if you play quizbowl for UChicago), there's a billboard in Indiana for a Spanish restaurant in Valparaiso, IN. In the past, that billboard has prominently featured the sentence "THE ONLY SPANISH RESTAURANT IN INDIANA".

In summer 2010, a bunch of current and former UChicago people actually got into a car, drove to Valpo, and had lunch at the restaurant. It was actually really good. Here's a picture of David Seal enjoying himself there, the summer before starting at UVA.

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marnold wrote:
Ukonvasara wrote: Michael Arnold: Style. Class. Grace.
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An utterly delightful shot of a youthful William Dix and David Seal.

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We have now reached the "David Seal and William Dix bromance" portion of this program.

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Flipping through all of my college photo folders, this is the best I can come up with taken by me:
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I don't know if this would be nearly as funny without the caption. I'm partial to it for obvious reasons (and I don't have the slightest idea what I was trying to say/do or why).
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Yale making a Charlie's Angels pose with the 2011 ICT trophy (as Ashvin looks on disapprovingly) shortly before winning one of their own. #mewithmytitle

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The Canadian invasion at the 2005 ICT. Ottawa (Jeff, myself, Shauna, Tamara in our "what were we thinking" custom T-shirts), UBC (Luka, Fred, Brendan, Mike) and McGill (Andrew, John, Angus, Jon).

Somewhere around this time, Canadian quizbowl changed from "cute backwater" to "insufferable jerks", a dark age that lasted from roughly the first Ottawa Hybrid in 2005 to the 2009 VETO schism.
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bsmith wrote:Somewhere around this time, Canadian quizbowl changed from "cute backwater" to "insufferable jerks", a dark age that lasted from roughly the first Ottawa Hybrid in 2005 to the 2009 VETO schism.
If it helps, I don't recall anyone (other than, possibly, the weirdly intense Toronto team) being anything but nice to us at the 2007 Brock SCT. No ethnic slurs, no bizarre assertions that there might somewhere be a village called "The Massacre of Kiev", nothing. A great time was had by all.
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Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote: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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Here is a photo of us also not cheating in Minneapolis in 2007.

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The greatest quizbowl photos: wooden contraptions and desks
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Here is a photo of the winning team at the 2012 British Student Quiz Championships. From left to right, it's Alison Hudson, Chris Savory, me, and Alex Bubb. Many of you may remember Alison for playing on several of the great State College teams from 2004-2007.

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There's another wonderful thing to note about this photograph, which is the window behind us. We walked in and sat down in these seats to play Manchester in our second round game. This game took place at Imperial College in London, and right across the street was an apartment building. I am told that an extremely attractive young woman got out of the shower and began laboriously brushing her hair over the course of almost the entire game while standing naked in her window. Manchester played extremely poorly. Facing away from the window, my team played on undistracted and cruised to a dominant victory.

(Edit -- in retrospect I think this particular photo was taken in the basement, not the room with the view.)

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This is my high school scholastic bowl team. I think this picture is from the fall of 2003. I am in the back row, upper right, with my arms crossed and the calculator watch on my wrist.

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My high school (Roycemore, in Evanston, IL) played, and I think still plays, exclusively in something called the Metro North League, which is composed of something like 12 schools who each play each other twice a year. These games are spread out over 3-4 game tournaments called "meets" that take place on weekday nights. Loyola Academy and St. Igantius were in the league when I was playing, and they've since gone on to engage with the broader quizbowl world. I think I'm the only person from Roycemore to discover real quizbowl.
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My Merivale team from 2003 (except Colin Mochrie, who was a "celebrity judge") winning CBC's "SmartAsk!". See QBWiki for info about this GREAT show.

My anecdote: immediately after winning, everyone (players, studio techs, audience) was crowding the set. Director was trying to wrap up filming to get a parting shot of us with the trophy and called me and my teammates over. Someone was blocking my path, and, in the heat of the moment, I blurted "Get out of my way!" That obstruction was Colin Mochrie, and so went my brush with celebrity.
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Me at SUBMIT after getting tired of Charles Hang constantly taking photos of people. I am thankful for this one photo, however. It is notable that Charles Hang has taken most of the photos that have ever been taken of me at quizbowl tournaments. I was hoping to keep the number at zero, but alas, there is now visual evidence that I am a quizbowl player. Notice the cackling Jacob O'Rourke in the background. A classic photo. At least a #3 seed in the Schindler bracket.
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A feature done on my high school team in the Gazette led to this photo.
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I'm assuming that the death of the cat you're holding, Bruce, was hastened by the crushing arm bar you put on its neck?
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The Ecstasy of David Seal

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Cody wrote:The Ecstasy of David Seal
This is all the poorer for omitting Alice's accompanying caption: "I forget what we told him to think about for this picture; all I know is that the camera loves him."
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This picture was taken during our downtown Chicago excursion after the 2011 NSC. I'm not sure really what Patrick Liao was thinking. There are many more pictures I have taken of Patrick doing bizarre things during our high school time. Maybe publicizing these pictures will finally give him the push to get Eric that championship?
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theMoMA wrote:
Cody wrote:The Ecstasy of David Seal
This is all the poorer for omitting Alice's accompanying caption: "I forget what we told him to think about for this picture; all I know is that the camera loves him."
I was thinking about "The Rib" when this photo was taken. For those who are unaware, 'The Rib" was a dish at Tam Tam, an African restaurant in Minneapolis. It has been described as "tasting like every type of meat" and it is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Sadly, Tam Tam is no more.

Another fun fact about this picture: It was taken during ICT 2007, and if you look closely, you'll see 18 year old me is holding a beer. After this picture was taken I told Alice, "Please don't post this to Facebook, my mom doesn't know I drink."
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Demonic Leftovers wrote:
theMoMA wrote:
Cody wrote:The Ecstasy of David Seal
This is all the poorer for omitting Alice's accompanying caption: "I forget what we told him to think about for this picture; all I know is that the camera loves him."
I was thinking about "The Rib" when this photo was taken. For those who are unaware, 'The Rib" was a dish at Tam Tam, an African restaurant in Minneapolis. It has been described as "tasting like every type of meat" and it is one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Sadly, Tam Tam is no more.

Another fun fact about this picture: It was taken during ICT 2007, and if you look closely, you'll see 18 year old me is holding a beer. After this picture was taken I told Alice, "Please don't post this to Facebook, my mom doesn't know I drink."
For further clarity, it was called the Hunter's Rib, and it was phenomenal. I was able to order it once, during the most awkward outing to the Walker Art Center ever, but no one was able to order it later* during the Chicago-Minnesota joint outing after ACF Fall 2008. I assume the baleful influence of Shantanu led directly to Tam Tam's closing soon thereafter.

*I may have the chronology here confused, but it's funnier this way.
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You're correct that no one was able to order it after Fall 2008 (although whether that was before or after your Walker excursion I cannot say). The Tam Tam run of 2008 was when I learned who Jimmy Ready was!
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Breaking my long forum hiatus to note that both of these pictures of me showed up in my company's team chat today. It was not a highlight of my career.
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This photograph was taken in the Rose and Crown pub on North Parade, Oxford, in late February 2011.

It is notable because it shows five former presidents of the Oxford University Quiz Society - from left to right: Edmund Dickinson, Tom Speller, Peter Sloman, Kate Morris, and, far right, Maris Rowe-McCulloch.

Additionally pictured is Kyle Haddad-Fonda, who transformed the Oxford team from one that reliably won one match a year against Cambridge to one that wins several matches a year against diverse teams on a functional national circuit. Though not exclusively, those pictured with him here were among the main leaders in the organisational rebirth of a quizbowl circuit in the UK over the years 2010-12.
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IRC denizens posted many of their favorites the other day. In lieu of posting all of them in this thread, I'll instead share links. Others can feel free to post individual images in this list if they feel inclined to do so.

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Nothing in this thread even remotely compares to David Seal's "Bang Bang Boom" dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP4HYuBUNFY

The video is from April 2007; the moves are timeless.
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aliste wrote:Nothing in this thread even remotely compares to David Seal's "Bang Bang Boom" dance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP4HYuBUNFY

The video is from April 2007; the moves are timeless.
I am stunned (and incredibly happy) that there is a record of this. As I recall, this was either right before or right after we saw a poster for "Knocked Up," featuring a then-little-known Seth Rogen, and the David Seal/Seth Rogen similarities were first noticed.
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In gif form, partially:
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David Seal is a god.
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Was that the first .gif ever posted on the forums?
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merv1618 wrote:Was that the first .gif ever posted on the forums?
Among a billion others over the years, I posted a gif on the first page of this thread! viewtopic.php?f=63&t=15791#p280733
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That video was shot in Minneapolis! I recognize Anderson Hall and the distinctive UMN trash cans.
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Cody wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Was that the first .gif ever posted on the forums?
Among a billion others over the years, I posted a gif on the first page of this thread! viewtopic.php?f=63&t=15791#p280733
So you did.
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It would be pretty awesome if we all just adopted dancing David Seal .GIFs as our avatars. Just saying.
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It was totally inevitable this thread would end up being 100% about David Seal.
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Cody wrote:In gif form, partially:
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David Seal is a god.
love this gif
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marnold wrote:It was totally inevitable this thread would end up being 100% about David Seal.
This I say unto you, o monks: are we not all but avatars of David Seal, mere facets of his aspect refracting the brilliance of his light?
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marnold wrote:It was totally inevitable this thread would end up being 100% about David Seal.
David Seal waves to his fans
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Psh, I can do way better than that:

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Or for those of you who prefer land mammals:

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