Thursday, January 11, 2007


First Knowledge Bowl meet today--Just the facts, ma'am.

Pritschet's mood: grumpy-wumpy

Max's mood: a little brought down by fire-breathing P, but boosted by first KB meet magic.

Best question: "What is the term for the line of stars in a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram..." Buzz...5 seconds pass...

"Main Sequence?"
"That's correct."

Most politically slanted/trickiest question: In which article of the Constitution does the phrase "seperation of church and state" appear? Answer: It DOESN'T!

First time as spokes?: I did fine. I didn't totally screw up any that wouldn't have been wrong anyways, and I did pull one out last second. It was "biodiversity," in case you're curious.

Number of Sandman references: 2 (Ceaser Augustus and the line "Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven.")

The Bottom Line: 140. Metallica kicks ass.



At 7:45 PM, January 11, 2007, Blogger Samwalkertron said...

There weren't any Sandman references. References to things you first learned of through the Sandman, perhaps.

At 8:05 PM, January 11, 2007, Blogger Kelsi said...

Aaand Scene:
Reader says "In what article of the Constitution does 'seperation of church and state' appear?

All three teams buzz in.

Catherine Lepel (loudly, before anybody has answered, in an outraged voice), "It doesn't!! You guys, it isn't in there!"


At 8:09 PM, January 11, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Man i wish I coulda been there.

At 9:09 PM, January 11, 2007, Blogger Samwalkertron said...

I take it you guys hadn't buzzed in first?

At 10:06 PM, January 11, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite question (because it made me look good):
"What is the largest country that uses the alphabet that..."
"That is correct."

It was my first time as spokes, too. I was supposed to be the round we went against you guys, but I gave it to Dens because I was afraid I'd freak out.

And, yeah... Sorry, Kelsi.

At 10:45 AM, January 12, 2007, Blogger mayah said...

there's "a rat" in separation. not seperation.

the word verification is "kixfab." i like it.

metallica? lame lame lame. but good luck.

At 4:54 PM, January 12, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

Maya, the lameness is the whole point.

At 7:51 PM, January 12, 2007, Blogger Josh said...

metallica is a really good kb name

At 9:32 PM, January 13, 2007, Blogger Kelsi said...

Indeed, Sam, our team had buzzed in second.

Why does my team, loosely based on communistic atheism and passive agressiveness, have to have Lepel in it?

At 3:03 AM, January 14, 2007, Blogger Houley said...

Your team is loosely based on communistic atheism and passive agressiveness? I guess Pritschett and Rezac have gotten a lot more tricksy about their team selection process.

My first-time spokes pull-this-out-of-thin-air move was none other than a pen and paper question, one which asked for two answers to a lot more math than could be done in 15 seconds. He asked me for the answer and I had absolutely no idea as to what the answers could be, other than that they were relatively low-valued integers, and thus just guess the first two numbers (3 and 8, i think) that come to mind. And the answers were 3 and 8, or whatever I'd said. That was in the room with the sweet walrus-Little Falls coach who loved us, same round as he gave us a big pause and glance and pretty much a wink and a hug and a box of chocolates and a free trip to Guam as he paused after reading the words "Stephen Benet." Answer: "The Devil and Daniel Webster," of course.

At 11:19 PM, January 14, 2007, Blogger constant_k said...

That guy was sweet

Death, Eaters


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