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zzzptm
Posted on: Yesterday, 05:26 PM


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The topic will be...

THE FORGOTTEN PRESIDENCY: The US Executive Branch 1876-1898

It'll be just questions on who the presidents and vice-presidents were during that time. No packet, all independent study. Consequently, it will have the lowest Social Science scores in YEARS.

"Sorry, coach, I just totally blanked on all of them and just guessed B. I have no idea who was president in 1891."
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #96268 · Replies: 15 · Views: 779

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Posted on: Yesterday, 05:23 PM


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Go Berkner! They're returning to State after not making it in 2013. Congrats to coach Tanya Gent for getting the Rams back in the Texas Top 40!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96267 · Replies: 46 · Views: 3,991

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Posted on: Yesterday, 04:54 PM


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QUOTE (Stanley Tree @ Jan 17 2018, 11:24 AM) *
Rockwall put together one of the best strings of success in Texas history


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They did all right. Certainly, there were areas where they could have improved.
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  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96265 · Replies: 34 · Views: 13,430

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Posted on: Dec 23 2017, 11:17 PM


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They'll also have content flavor packs that you can install on your decathletes to give them distinctive period costumes.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #96141 · Replies: 15 · Views: 779

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Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 07:03 PM


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Watch out for all the DLC expansions!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #96130 · Replies: 15 · Views: 779

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Posted on: Dec 20 2017, 02:30 PM


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QUOTE (Allan21996 @ Dec 20 2017, 12:53 AM) *
It's obvious the theme is the color green.


No. This is the year of Delaware and Podiatry. I feel it and I'm going to look up the odds for it on offshore betting sites.

Hmmm...

No wagering on USAD topics, but I did drop a fiver on Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of The Philippines becoming the next pope after Francis I.

Also noticed same shop was giving same odds for Bono and Father Dougal Maguire, 500-1... I lol'd...
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #96128 · Replies: 15 · Views: 779

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Posted on: Dec 19 2017, 06:20 PM


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Yep. That's what happens when an old friend steps into the Region X coordinator job. I might be doing SQ for some time, since she knows I can pronounce most words, domestic and foreign.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96121 · Replies: 2 · Views: 1,170

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Posted on: Dec 19 2017, 02:53 PM


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I'm going all out on Super Quiz this year.

But as an MC this time. emot-smug.gif
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Posted on: Dec 12 2017, 01:01 AM


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Oh yeah, this is when cuts have to happen before regionals... never EVER an easy thing to do...
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96106 · Replies: 156 · Views: 15,091

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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 07:35 PM


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I stand corrected. I must have read into the conversation that they were before December, but were now later in November.

That being the case, then they're still on track with their mid-November round.

Texas state is still the end of January, right?
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96033 · Replies: 156 · Views: 15,091

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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 07:34 PM


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QUOTE (The Evil Dr. Calculus @ Dec 3 2017, 09:57 PM) *
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Nov 26 2017, 07:15 AM) *
QUOTE (Abuelo @ Nov 23 2017, 06:08 PM) *
Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to help facilitate the programs for such dedicated students and educators.

Retirement is awesome!! 163 straight days of bike riding!

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I hear riding a bicycle can help reduce stress. cool.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZTvMYQSl_w


Any clip from the IT Crowd is a winner.


Which is why I try to quote them as often as possible, especially when I'm at a client site.
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Posted on: Dec 4 2017, 02:13 AM


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Richardson typically had a district scrimmage before Thanksgiving, I guess they moved it up.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96029 · Replies: 156 · Views: 15,091

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Posted on: Nov 30 2017, 01:58 AM


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QUOTE (Allan21996 @ Nov 29 2017, 02:05 AM) *
Reading is for scumbags and losers.


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  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #96015 · Replies: 156 · Views: 15,091

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Posted on: Nov 26 2017, 02:22 PM


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This is making my head spin. At least t-shirt sizes are consistent across the USAD space.

Oh, wait, I forgot about China when I typed that. I'm an XXL in the USA, but I'm in "European" sizes in China, which is their euphemism for "Big and Tall".

So, what *does* USAD mean when it says "Large"????
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95995 · Replies: 38 · Views: 1,773

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Posted on: Nov 26 2017, 02:18 PM


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This happens from time to time, when a team is in awe of a star player but never really figures out that READING THE PACKETS would put them in the same category.

I do not miss constantly telling my team to READ. ALL. THE. THINGS.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95994 · Replies: 156 · Views: 15,091

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Posted on: Nov 26 2017, 02:15 PM


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QUOTE (Abuelo @ Nov 23 2017, 06:08 PM) *
Thank you for the kind words. It was my pleasure to help facilitate the programs for such dedicated students and educators.

Retirement is awesome!! 163 straight days of bike riding!

cool.gif


I hear riding a bicycle can help reduce stress. cool.gif https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZTvMYQSl_w
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Posted on: Nov 16 2017, 11:20 PM


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QUOTE (TinDefacto @ Nov 16 2017, 05:56 PM) *
Okay, I've got it confirmed. Wow. 38,900. That's an average of almost 6.5k across the board.


There are schools that struggle to get that score in *10* events, let alone just 7.

Mad props, yo.

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Posted on: Nov 9 2017, 10:12 PM


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Welcome to the boards, all y'all!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95884 · Replies: 161 · Views: 130,043

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Posted on: Nov 9 2017, 10:09 PM


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Joined this board back in the DAY!
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Posted on: Nov 2 2017, 02:58 PM


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My cut team guys could be speech/interview judges as well as graders, but they pretty much went into study hall mode until the next year's curriculum was announced.

Since our class was at the end of the day and not for credit, seniors that didn't make the team would drop the class in Spring and just go home early.
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95843 · Replies: 4 · Views: 380

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Posted on: Nov 1 2017, 04:24 PM


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So this would have allowed Nimitz *and* Friendswood to go to the 2003 Nationals... Large and Medium state winners, for example. This would not allow Granada Hills and ECR to both attend, as they're in the same division.

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Posted on: Sep 30 2017, 06:23 PM


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Strong results, well done all!
  Forum: Academic Decathlon C&S · Post Preview: #95781 · Replies: 2 · Views: 2,020

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Posted on: Sep 21 2017, 03:15 PM


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QUOTE (nixonotis @ Sep 20 2017, 10:57 AM) *
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Sep 20 2017, 08:28 AM) *
Man, still no options for former students/coaches to compete in Emeritus rounds...

Hey, if you wanna sign up, I'll let you take the tests and you can see how you compare with the Decathletes wink.gif


Maybe if you made a supar-sekrit individual purchase page and the price was right (like about a tenth of a team price, give or take), I'd consider a nibble.

Of course, I say that now as I still have to face down about 30+ hours of internal training videos. Maybe you should hit me up again once I've actually finished my training and am billing hours to clients and see how much free time I have then. emot-smug.gif
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Posted on: Sep 20 2017, 03:28 PM


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Man, still no options for former students/coaches to compete in Emeritus rounds...
  Forum: Academic Decathlon · Post Preview: #95764 · Replies: 15 · Views: 840

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Posted on: Sep 7 2017, 10:37 PM


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I do historiography, though... also network security... the fact that the two intersect in the form of Russian botnets is, itself, a frustrating commentary on our times.
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