Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past

State Knowledge Bowl was okay competition-wise (12th place out of 24-25), but great in terms of total fun experienced.

I usually time it perfectly so I'm completely sick of KB just when I should be excited about it, and this year was no different. Half-way through the state meet I had to contend with a rush of both KB-burnout and KB-nostalgia. As much as I just wanted to go home, memories kept me going.

Highlights of my 3 KB seasons thus far, in terms of favorite answers:
Freshmen, Sans Coulotte--fugalites (the tubular glass structures that form when lightning strikes silicate sand)

Sophmore, Stuck On Burma--The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (a short story about a timid man with extravagent daydreams)

Junior, Death Eaters--LGMs (Little Green Men) (an early term for pulsars (spinning neutron stars), so named because they give off regular bursts of radio waves which were mistaken for intelligent signals by astronomers)

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8 Comments:

At 12:55 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Amelia said...

I hope you all watched TCR last night. During "Better Know a District" there's some good stach action.

 
At 2:04 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger CoachDub said...

I just want to commend you on the title of your post. Good work!

 
At 8:53 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Kid C said...

I saw Colbert and I saw the uber-conservative moustachioed district representative he was interviewing. That guy was a man's man's man!

 
At 9:23 AM, April 27, 2006, Blogger mayah said...

sans culottes
sophomore


annnd, that's awesome. that fugalites answer? i deferred my ass off. well done you.

 
At 7:30 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

I actually grabbed my copy of gatsby to confirm the spelling of "ceselessly."

 
At 8:19 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger CoachDub said...

And thank goodness you did not spell it like that.

 
At 9:03 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

Damn it...

 
At 9:56 PM, April 27, 2006, Blogger Houley said...

You had LGMs like 3 seconds into the question, although it was only at practice.

 

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