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Coming this March:

  • Tronkie Dawn on Ice: The Ice Princess (US premiere 18 Mar 2005)
    "From small-town mathlete to big-time athlete" - tronkie Dawn on ice? Can't get inuit. (What is a "mathlete"?)

  • If the original was derivative, the sequel is... integral? The Ring 2 (US premiere 18 Mar 2005)

Showed the WETA Digital piece from Disc 5 of the Special Extended Edition DVD of The Return of the King to my CIS 736 (Computer Graphics) class today.

Tonight's episode</b> of What I Like About You: it is to laugh! Luke Perry cameo! Nineties' 90210 flashback! The Amanda Show elf-referentiality! Did I mention that I love footlight-crossing?



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Feb. 26th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
When I did MathCounts, they referred to us as Mathletes. We had teams, and coaches, and math meets...

...looking back, that's pretty much a junior-high-school apex of geekdom, isn't it?
Feb. 26th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
Hey, don't feel too bad. I was in Knowledge Masters for about 4 years (all those Auk puns.. *groan*..) and Science Olympiad for 5 (hey, at least we won Nationals once.. ah, those were the days.. and while I'm bragging, the first year they had a "websurfing" competition at Nationals, I won that too ;)
Feb. 26th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)
Champion Websurfers meet... in single combat
Cause y'know, I could just see Agamemnon sending in Achilles for a little web surfing... nothing could make the Thessalonians fold like a good google.

(no subject) - megruder - Feb. 26th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 27th, 2005 03:28 am (UTC)
Re: Ditto
I was on my high school's math team and we would practice math problems on a weekly basis for months before we went to Regionals. And, we went to State all four years, except being a public school we would also be beat out by the math and science academies.
Severn didn't field a large enough team to really go to any of the major meets or events, but I joined the Severna Park team once. All I remember is being very pleased to have tied the town math jock, Sandeep Singhal, once or twice with 3 out of 6 on the monthly Math Team exams. Some of those analytic geometry questions were tricky! Many's the time I could have had 4 and instead got 3 or even 2 due to a silly mental block on one "easy" part.

You know, I can't remember now whether I ever beat Sandeep's score. I think I might have once, though he would have outdone me at least 4-5 times for that one.

At any rate, it made me driven enough to seek membership in Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering Honor Society), take a math sci double major, and get my M.S.Eng. in a concurrent 5-year BS/MS program (that I did in 4 years). So, I guess it can't be all bad.

On a similar note... while I was an undergrad, I was part of the math club, I was a math major for a couple years, and we democratically decided to name the club Mathletes. Personally, I thought it was dorky, then again any name you give to a math club is going to have some dorkiness regardless. I nominated Mathaholics Anonymous; it got a couple votes.

Every time I read The Chronicles of Prydain I chuckle at the name "Math, son of Mathonwy" (the High King of Prydain).

Feb. 27th, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
Look at the icons, my friend
This is a Geeks Welcome, One And All journal!

Feb. 27th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC)

I was sixth in the state when I was 13. And the best girl in NJ. And although I did well with engineering team competitions in high school... it was never quite the same. And now... ah, well.
Feb. 26th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Nah, I think it'd be more accurate to say the sequel will be a second-order derivative ;)
Feb. 26th, 2005 04:30 am (UTC)
I'd say you owe the pun fund, but that was just... smooth. :-D

Feb. 26th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC)
The Ring 2... So is that a sequel to the American remake, or is it a remake of the Japanese sequel?

Feb. 27th, 2005 03:21 am (UTC)
There's a Japanese Ring 2 too?
Is that Boomer (Grace Park) from Battlestar Galactica in your icon?

Feb. 27th, 2005 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: There's a Japanese Ring 2 too?
Yep. There was a Ring 2. I think I saw it about 3-4 years ago. It had some scary bits but wasn't as good as the original.

And this is indeed Boomer! *luvs BSG*
Feb. 27th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
If the original was derivative, the sequel is... integral?

Nah, you just bump the lower index of the sum by one and differentiate normally.
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