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> THINGS I NEVER LEARNED IN SCHOLASTIC COMPETITIONS, a survival guide...
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post May 5 2009, 02:26 AM
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Never wash jeans with whites.

Also, the label isn't kidding when it says, "Tumble dry low".


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post May 5 2009, 03:01 AM
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post May 5 2009, 03:01 AM
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If you plan to knock on your teammate's door at 2 AM to tell them the topic for next year, you better have pizza.


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If Pearland wins, then yay. If Dobie wins, then yay. If Cinco Ranch wins, however, I will pull my hair out and jump into a vat of tar :P

It is every decathlete's job to take this as a guarantee.
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post May 5 2009, 03:38 AM
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post May 5 2009, 03:47 AM
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Rolling gummy bears in sun-melted Hershey's bars does not taste good.


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post May 5 2009, 03:48 AM
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QUOTE (gabrielcunha.7 @ May 4 2009, 08:01 PM) *
If you plan to knock on your teammate's door at 2 AM to tell them the topic for next year, you better have pizza.

Offense: Failure to adhere to topic.

Reason: You did learn that in the context of a scholastic competition.

I learned that caffeine is a baaaaad thing.


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"Slowly, I began to see--as if a veil had lifted--the tortured shadow of Cain everywhere, within me and without, his many cultural reincarnations parading through my mind like frames projected on a cyclorama. He was the first city-builder. Perhaps the father of science and philosophy. His war was with God, the Father who spurned him. Of the two--him and Abel--only Cain possessed subjectivity. A complex inner life. It was said that Western man himself was Cain, cursed with the burden of restlessness and the endless quest for selfhood."
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post May 5 2009, 03:49 AM
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Don't order 4 slices of cheesecake unless you plan on eating them.


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QUOTE (Mr. Tree @ Jul 12 2009, 03:54 PM) *
If Pearland wins, then yay. If Dobie wins, then yay. If Cinco Ranch wins, however, I will pull my hair out and jump into a vat of tar :P

It is every decathlete's job to take this as a guarantee.
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post May 5 2009, 03:53 AM
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QUOTE (TheWerg @ May 4 2009, 11:48 PM) *
I learned that caffeine is a baaaaad thing.



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post May 5 2009, 03:56 AM
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Caffeine is the essence that fuels the dreams of champions (or was that coffee, I can't remember my Will Ferrell movies well)


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QUOTE (Mr. Tree @ Jul 12 2009, 03:54 PM) *
If Pearland wins, then yay. If Dobie wins, then yay. If Cinco Ranch wins, however, I will pull my hair out and jump into a vat of tar :P

It is every decathlete's job to take this as a guarantee.
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Jonesy
post May 5 2009, 06:31 AM
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Don't pass out with your shoes on.


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post May 5 2009, 07:07 AM
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QUOTE (Jonesy @ May 4 2009, 10:31 PM) *
Don't pass out with your shoes on.

Especially during class. Otherwise the teacher might glue your feet to the floor with rubber cement, have everyone leave the classroom, and then yell, "FIRE!"

(This is a true story that my Decathlon coach's brother did to one of his students.)
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post May 5 2009, 07:10 AM
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QUOTE (AK_WDB @ May 5 2009, 02:07 AM) *
QUOTE (Jonesy @ May 4 2009, 10:31 PM) *
Don't pass out with your shoes on.

Especially during class. Otherwise the teacher might glue your feet to the floor with rubber cement, have everyone leave the classroom, and then yell, "FIRE!"

(This is a true story that my Decathlon coach's brother did to one of his students.)

Or they turn off the lights, have everyone leave early, and then set the clock to 9pm. That's always entertaining to do.


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Jonesy, who is, of course, the measurement of all things manly on this site
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Nov 9 2009, 10:29 PM) *
JBroms is the voice of reason
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post May 5 2009, 09:02 PM
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If the coffee pot is empty, get another pot brewing, even if you don't drink coffee.


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Jonesy
post May 5 2009, 09:05 PM
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If need to get somewhere you shouldn't be, walk briskly and carry a clipboard. Keep your head down and write continuously. Look slightly annoyed/perturbed.


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Jonesy, who is, of course, the measurement of all things manly on this site
QUOTE (zzzptm @ Nov 9 2009, 10:29 PM) *
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post May 5 2009, 09:48 PM
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a small can of red bull and a can of sprite mixes together perfectly in an empty 20 oz coke bottle, making a perfect beverage to drink during the long hours of testing.
red bull makes you good at interviews.
I learned how to study.

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Good varsities simply are; I'm honestly not sure there's any sort of rubric or trend.

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"Soda" is the "Acadeca" of slang terms for carbonated beverages.



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post May 5 2009, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE (Chloe @ May 5 2009, 04:53 AM) *
QUOTE (TheWerg @ May 4 2009, 11:48 PM) *
I learned that caffeine is a baaaaad thing.



this.


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QUOTE (Widget! @ Mar 21 2012, 06:17 PM) *
Good varsities simply are; I'm honestly not sure there's any sort of rubric or trend.

QUOTE (dizzyizzy @ May 19 2012, 11:19 PM) *
"Soda" is the "Acadeca" of slang terms for carbonated beverages.



McDowell RECORD Varsity
I was the third-highest varsity in pa history for all of a month and a half.
....and now I'm just a washed up old gamer.
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post May 6 2009, 10:00 AM
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I always had a 5 Hour Energy before every competition.

I was energized during the tests, but I probably drove my teammates insane.

Edit: And what I learned from that is... absolutely nothing

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post May 6 2009, 09:53 PM
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Never admit to having a secret alliance with every person but one when you are playing Risk
Actually, never play Risk


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If Pearland wins, then yay. If Dobie wins, then yay. If Cinco Ranch wins, however, I will pull my hair out and jump into a vat of tar :P

It is every decathlete's job to take this as a guarantee.
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post May 7 2009, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE (gabrielcunha.7 @ May 6 2009, 04:53 PM) *
Never admit to having a secret alliance with every person but one when you are playing Risk
Actually, never play Risk

False, you need to set aside an entire day, get ten+ people, and multiple boards. Then connect the boards and turn it into a game of Risk:Universe!


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Jonesy, who is, of course, the measurement of all things manly on this site
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post May 7 2009, 06:49 AM
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My friend and I created this epic game using the Risk board and pieces, along with Monopoly pieces. It was called Domination. It would take us nearly a month to get like a quarter through the game, and then the board always got messed up when we were cleaning our rooms or whatever. But yeah, it was epic.
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