January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS

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January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS

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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.
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Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

"Things that never lose?"

EDIT: wait, no, this is better:


Things that are better than dolphins.
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Maybe things that are equal to zero, other than the Patriots' regular season losses this year?
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How about avatars representing the most lopsided seasons ......? like the '96 Bulls, the '27 Yankees, or the '77 Canadiens


I would choose "winter".
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Sports are dumb.

Except for Ultimate.
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DeisEvan wrote:Maybe things that are equal to zero, other than the Patriots' regular season losses this year?
I support this
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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.
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Post 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.
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Post by the return of AHAN »

Updated my avatar to reflect the sentiment...

EDIT: UPDATED again to follow Deis's suit....
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BarringtonJP wrote:Updated my avatar to reflect the sentiment...
I think we're going to do "things equal to zero"...
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Post 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.
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Post 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.
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Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed »

Very well.
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Post 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.
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Post 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.
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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?
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Post by Nine-Tenths Ideas »

Hey guys am I doing it rite?
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I'm in.
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NeverHitTina wrote:Hey guys am I doing it rite?
No, because your avatar uses Comic Sans.
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test one two
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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.
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As far as I know, most of TJ's trophies up through 2006 or so are in a storage closet.
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Post 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.
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Ours are on a shelf in the back of a computer lab.
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<---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).
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Post by magin »

Here's my contribution.
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magin wrote:Here's my contribution.
Good work.
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Post by Maxwell Sniffingwell »

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?
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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...
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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.
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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:
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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.
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ReinsteinD wrote:PEW PEW PEW
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I'm in for one. Other things considered:
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Post 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
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ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:I'm in.
magin wrote:Here's my contribution.
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In checking.
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mlaird wrote:I'm in for one.
Goddamn it I should have thought of that.
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<<---- My contribution to January is 0 month. Also can be used as a representation of the amount of a life that I have.
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Manectric, you fool!
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Can February be "Faces in Your Dreams That Laugh" Month?

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ImmaculateDeception wrote:Can February be "Faces in Your Dreams That Laugh" Month?

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

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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.

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Post 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.
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As per previous theme month participations, my avatar will change back at the end of the month.

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