The Frisbie We Know

The Scholastic Bowl has a history of esoteric sweatshirts and mantras. (You may have been witness to one of last year’s triumphant “Panda Joust!” war cries.) This year’s shirt follows up on that with this somewhat bewildering image on an orange background adorning the front.

John Locke rides a therapod into battle

I’ve never owned a hoodie before. The Scholastic Bowl hoodie would be my first. Until now I’ve had to try to bear the school’s fluctuating temperatures, which hasn’t been very hard. My frigid home has thankfully forced my metabolic rate to increase to keep me from dying.

Only that I love this hoodie so much that I’m actually finding excuses to be cold so that I can wear it. It’s so cuddly and warmly and soft. The thing is: I found that I could only wear it at home, outside, or on days when the physics room is cold. All other times this week, the classroom has been sufficiently warm (for me at least) for just a t-shirt. I don’t know how all the PE leaders and university sports enthusiasts do it. Of course, it may be that most of the week preceded Thursday’s marathon 10-page free response 210-point ~18% of our final grade acid/base test. Due to that, I have been sweating profusely for several days.

So that’s why it was pretty damn lucky that Neal gave me his flu. The chills I get for hours on end enable me to wear my beloved garment first, third and seventh period. Downside: feeling crappy for the chem test.

Oh, well, I survived. All the way to 3:14 when I was still working on the titration progression calculation I had started at 1:07 and was almost late for the Scholastic Bowl meet at Elk Grove.

You all know about Frisbie’s love of songs from the musical Rent. Well, he finally got over his initial camera-shyness and has come out of his shell. Allow me to present Frisbie’s debut performance: a carefully choreographed number from the musical Side Show.

The Devil You Know

Our two matches resulted in one victory and one defeat. The defeat was a result of my own ineptitude, self-distrust, yadda yadda yadda. You’ve all heard one of my self-contemptuous blame-fests before.

The point is: we’re going to regionals.

4 Responses to “The Frisbie We Know”

  1. Walthers says:

    Does anyone on scholastic bowl know about Dr. McNinja?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Dr._McNinja
    Locke looks suspiciously like a raptor bandito….

  2. Neal says:

    Well that whole escapade on the ice cream truck was really amusing. Yes, and about regional or whatever they are called, if we win our first two matches (Wheeling & then Liberityville) we will place around fourth or third’ish.
    Predictions:
    Wheeling: we shall mega-kill them…
    Ville: really tough match, I think their skill is comprable to BG and bg beat us twice, lost once.

    p.s. what is lardtube’s main address? I can’t seem to find it.

  3. A MATCH KEEL KIWI says:

    While locke does look like a raptor bandito, lets observe that 1. all raptor banditos have guns, not swords. 2. the raptor banditos are mexican 3. they ride raptors, not large monstrosities like the dinosaur above.
    and video: wow

  4. […] Tommy covered the other video, but there’s at least one more good video of Frisbie singing on the way to Scholastic Bowl. […]

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