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Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:21 pm ]
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Texas, who will once again be the catalyst of a conference's demise.

Author:  dividebyzero [ Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:23 pm ]
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Finding out that the "wye" in delta-wye is nothing more than a tragic attempt to spell out the letter Y

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:59 pm ]
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The Braves. :lol: :lol:

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:54 pm ]
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Steve Jobs passing away. :( :(

Author:  DeckardCain [ Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:58 pm ]
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L-Town Expatriate wrote:
Steve Jobs passing away. :( :(


Truly sad.

Author:  Mickey0R0urke [ Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:31 pm ]
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The Brewers "Beast mode." Definitely didn't help their defense. (To Brewer fans: If I offended you, don't worry. That was the intent.)

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:30 pm ]
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The bottom of the eighth inning, best encapsulated by this:
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Author:  socalcaptain [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:25 am ]
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More likely than not, I will be spending Christmas on a bus headed to Shreveport, LA...

Thanks, bowl selection committees, for shafting Mizzou this year. Thanks a lot.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:53 am ]
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socalcaptain wrote:
More likely than not, I will be spending Christmas on a bus headed to Shreveport, LA...

Thanks, bowl selection committees, for shafting Mizzou this year. Thanks a lot.

The BCS apparently deciding that Michigan and Virginia Tech were more deserving of at-large bowl bids than K-State.

Oh, well. At least the Cotton Bowl is going to be more relevant than half the BcS this year.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:13 pm ]
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Blowing a 19-point lead on your last-ever trip to the Temple of Doom for the foreseeable future. :oops:

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:45 pm ]
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Bobby Petrino's career options.

Author:  Jeffrey Hill [ Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:22 pm ]
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Gmail, if I set up a filter to label a certain email "bills" and star it, I'm pretty sure it is not spam.

Author:  merv1618 [ Mon May 21, 2012 3:38 pm ]
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NAQT, though I'm sure it's been said here before.

Author:  merv1618 [ Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:50 pm ]
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Ray Allen.

Author:  Mewto55555 [ Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:41 pm ]
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School starting in the middle of August.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:56 pm ]
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The Drought.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:26 pm ]
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Can't believe there's actually merit to this statement for once, but Rockhurst Football. Under the new football points scheme, the 24-7 pummeling at the hands of Bentonville last Friday has the Hawklets currently last place in their district. Liberty and Joplin are in the top half!

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Author:  Charlie Dees [ Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:20 am ]
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That's a retardedly large district.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:40 am ]
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ashkenaziCD wrote:
That's a retardedly large district.

It's how the populations played out: seven in KC, plus the largest school not anywhere near I-70. Districts 1 & 2 all involve St. Louis schools, while District 3 is split between St. Charles, West County, and Columbia/Jeff City.

That said, I will be thoroughly and pleasantly surprised if Joplin and Liberty are actually hosting a first-round playoff game come October.

Author:  merv1618 [ Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:42 pm ]
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Physics textbooks being over 200 #*&@ing dollars used.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:23 pm ]
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Two more sports items that suck:

1) THE YANKEES. Good gravy did they flop against Detroit!

2) Mizzou having to wait another football season before starting their rivalry with Arkansas.

Author:  FishyFreshman [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:01 pm ]
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Getting constant invitations and notifications on Facebook about ridiculous apps and Facebook games.

Looking at you, Matt Chadbourne >.> :evil:

Author:  merv1618 [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:00 pm ]
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FishyFreshman wrote:
Getting constant invitations and notifications on Facebook about ridiculous apps and Facebook games.

Looking at you, Matt Chadbourne >.> :evil:


Yuuuuuuuuuuup

Author:  DeckardCain [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:19 pm ]
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Well, if everyone wasted all their time on Facebook games as they should, it wouldn't be an issue. :o

Author:  Mr. Chekhov [ Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:48 pm ]
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FishyFreshman wrote:
Getting constant invitations and notifications on Facebook about ridiculous apps and Facebook games.


Hey, I bet his city's probably the size of Tokyo by now with all of the free stuff he gets from bugging his Facebook friends.

Author:  scphilli [ Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:33 pm ]
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Wednesday, WUSTL has an accidental "VA Tech"-duck and cover alarm go off and the emergency texts don't go to me and go to most people out of order (All clear BEFORE threat is on campus = epic fail). Thursday, Dad hurts his leg while on duty during snowpacalypse. Come on Friday!

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:45 pm ]
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Norfolk State getting Norfolk'd. In the first round of their conference tournament. Which they're hosting. After going 16-0 in the conference.
Therefore, the regular season for them and Middle Tennessee were, for all intents and purposes, for naught.

Ergo, the thing that sucks: regular season beasts choking in one game not getting a bid, whilst 20-loss teams get hot one weekend and are now Hoosier buzzkill next week.

Author:  DeckardCain [ Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:48 pm ]
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Middle Tennessee deserves an at-large bid, not that they would ever get one. Norfolk State, not so much.

Author:  merv1618 [ Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:19 pm ]
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Northwestern's basketball team, as usual...

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:05 pm ]
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DeckardCain wrote:
Middle Tennessee deserves an at-large bid, not that they would ever get one. Norfolk State, not so much.

Under the current system, I agree. When the season started, ESPN ranked Norfolk State one step below Central Arkansas. Despite UCA's coach being perhaps the greatest player in the history of Razorback basketball, they've struggled mightily. Again, would be nice if the regular season counted for something other than determining your seed for what essentially is a single-elimination tournament to get into a single-elimination tournament. Ehh, perhaps I'm too sold on Arkansas's Lake Woebegon-style high school playoffs.

Author:  scphilli [ Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:16 pm ]
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Having your phone start SHRIEKING in the middle of the Naqt division 1 final because of an amber alert in Texas?!? And then being unable to get it to immediately stop!

Author:  scphilli [ Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:18 pm ]
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Which obviously doesn't suck as much as for the child and family.

Author:  merv1618 [ Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:09 pm ]
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scphilli wrote:
Having your phone start SHRIEKING in the middle of the Naqt division 1 final because of an amber alert in Texas?!? And then being unable to get it to immediately stop!


lololololol

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:26 am ]
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This particular forum having no activity for three months.

Do we need a new title for it?

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:00 pm ]
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Chiefs in the playoffs. They've only won seven playoff games in their existence (including their 1962 AFL Championship as the Texans), and only one of those victories was in KC.

Author:  Jeffrey Hill [ Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:43 pm ]
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Because of the extended time of being way below freezing, I ran most of my faucets at a drip to help avoid issues with possible freezing pipes (since those faucets are near the outside of the house or the garage). Of course, not wanting to waste too much water I only turned it on so it barely dripped about a drop a second. When I got home yesterday, my kitchen sink and downstairs bathtub were no longer draining. I guess if you don't turn the faucet on fast enough (so that there's a thin stream) the water droplets can freeze as they slowly make their way down the inside surface of the pipe and gradually build up like an icicle does (probably in a more horizontal section).

Fortunately, blowing a portable heater into the cabinet under the kitchen sink melted that clog within a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, my downstairs tub basically drains directly down through the slab my house is built on, so there's really no way I could direct a heater toward wherever the blockage was. I tried a bunch of different things (hot water from the faucet, pointing the heater at the tub, stove heated water, etc.) and failed to get it to unclog last night (when it was around 0°F outside). I tried again at lunch today (when it was around 30° outside) and still failed. This evening (in the upper 20's), after running the heater in the enclosed bathroom and several cycles of (not quite boiling) stove heated water, waiting a few minutes, and shop-vac'ing the less-hot water up to repeat, it eventually started flowing again.

So that's how I spent my last two evenings... still much better than a burst pipe could have been!

Author:  scphilli [ Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:57 am ]
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Jeffrey Hill wrote:
Because of the extended time of being way below freezing, I ran most of my faucets at a drip to help avoid issues with possible freezing pipes (since those faucets are near the outside of the house or the garage). Of course, not wanting to waste too much water I only turned it on so it barely dripped about a drop a second. When I got home yesterday, my kitchen sink and downstairs bathtub were no longer draining. I guess if you don't turn the faucet on fast enough (so that there's a thin stream) the water droplets can freeze as they slowly make their way down the inside surface of the pipe and gradually build up like an icicle does (probably in a more horizontal section).

Fortunately, blowing a portable heater into the cabinet under the kitchen sink melted that clog within a couple of minutes. Unfortunately, my downstairs tub basically drains directly down through the slab my house is built on, so there's really no way I could direct a heater toward wherever the blockage was. I tried a bunch of different things (hot water from the faucet, pointing the heater at the tub, stove heated water, etc.) and failed to get it to unclog last night (when it was around 0°F outside). I tried again at lunch today (when it was around 30° outside) and still failed. This evening (in the upper 20's), after running the heater in the enclosed bathroom and several cycles of (not quite boiling) stove heated water, waiting a few minutes, and shop-vac'ing the less-hot water up to repeat, it eventually started flowing again.

So that's how I spent my last two evenings... still much better than a burst pipe could have been!


Ah...engineering degrees!

Says the social science major...

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:32 am ]
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Manchester United.

Also: having to cheer for MUFC today in order to give Fulham hope to stay in the Premier League.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed May 07, 2014 2:22 pm ]
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The tenth birthday of this board occurring without anyone noticing.

Who else besides Jeff & I are still here from the board's earliest posts?

Author:  DeckardCain [ Wed May 07, 2014 2:59 pm ]
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L-Town Expatriate wrote:
The tenth birthday of this board occurring without anyone noticing.

Who else besides Jeff & I are still here from the board's earliest posts?


Third registered user!

Yeah, I noticed this a few weeks ago. I started writing up some quizbowl history-esque things to commemorate the anniversary, like my personal top 10 games played list, but never got around to finishing them. I might have to do that now.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed May 07, 2014 7:04 pm ]
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DeckardCain wrote:
L-Town Expatriate wrote:
The tenth birthday of this board occurring without anyone noticing.

Who else besides Jeff & I are still here from the board's earliest posts?


Third registered user!

Yeah, I noticed this a few weeks ago. I started writing up some quizbowl history-esque things to commemorate the anniversary, like my personal top 10 games played list, but never got around to finishing them. I might have to do that now.

I think I was number six.

Author:  Jeffrey Hill [ Wed May 07, 2014 7:29 pm ]
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Bill was #6. You were #19; I was #22

This board's member list sorts in join order by default; not sure if #10 was a spam account or what but that's the one missing (also missing on the old Zetaboards) that explains the offset.

It's crazy how much more active the miscellaneous board used to be... it looks like I had 3368 posts over a 5 1/2 year period before the move to phpbb and over the last 4 1/2 years I've made around 1300. At that rate it'll be around 3 more years before I take the #1 spot from someone who last posted 6 years ago.

Author:  scphilli [ Thu May 08, 2014 8:29 am ]
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#114! WHAT WHAT! I'm pretty sure being told about this board is the only positive thing Bill Stallard ever did for me. Well that and this little nugget:

http://web.mst.edu/~cbowl/jason.html

Incidentally, that's like the third thing to appear if you google "Jason Mueller Missouri"

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Thu May 08, 2014 9:51 am ]
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How in the heck is that still up? :lol:

(Might need a topic split. And a HyVee cake.)

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:40 pm ]
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España. In the span of less than six hours they lost their World Cup defence and their King.

Granted, they gained one of those back overnight.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:56 am ]
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The last few days of each month not named February being slow. Ehh, could use the breather.

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:17 am ]
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Teams once owned by Chuck Finley, especially when they blow four-run leads. :lol: :lol:

Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:02 pm ]
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Mister Spock. :cry: :cry:

Author:  DeckardCain [ Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:38 am ]
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These people, who were protesting across the street from the Rush concert Jeff and I attended last week. Ya rly.

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On the other hand, this guy, the lone counter-protester, does not suck:

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Author:  L-Town Expatriate [ Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:26 am ]
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Losing an entire morning of productivity because some jerk got a hold of your credit card number and tried to buy $320 worth of train tickets in Austria. :evil: :evil:

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