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Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 9)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 9, the final part of the incomplete series, entitled "We have Internet." Thanks for paying attention. There will be an update tomorrow, and real posting will resume with the New Year.

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 8)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 7 of the incomplete series, entitled "We all need pants."

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 7)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 7 of the incomplete series, entitled "We all need pants."

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 6)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 6 of the incomplete series, entitled "N00Z writes on themselves."

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 5)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 5 of the incomplete series, entitled "No one listens to the burning man."

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 4)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 4 of the incomplete series, entitled "Post Thanksgiving edition."

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 3)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 3 of the incomplete series, entitled "Veteran's Day special."

Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 2)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 2 of the incomplete series, entitled "Why debate hurts."



Flashback: An Old Webcomic I Had (Part 1)

In order to end the year (and to celebrate the fact that I finally closed it down after 3 years of inactivity), I will present 9 comics that I managed to produce while I was writing a web comic back in my high school days. The comic was titled "Nerd School." Here is part 1 of the incomplete series, entitled "There is nothing to do after school."

The biggest disasters of 2008

Biggest disasters:

10. The New England Patriots. They ended up being one of the most legendary teams in history, but not for the reason they wanted to be. Instead of being considered the best team ever, they simply played the part of the bad guy in the inevitable movie about the Giants and Eli Manning.

09. The American response to the South Ossetian war. That is to say, nothing but a harshly worded statement, then $1 billion in economic aid. Everyone gets a bailout this year.

08. The New York Mets. It wasn't as bad as last year, because they didn't have a closer for the last month of the season and thus didn't have a huge chance of making it. Still, losing the division lead on the last day, and then watching as the Phillies won? Ouch.

07. The New York Yankees. After only making it to the first round of the playoffs last year and then firing Joe Torre, they fail to make the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. To top it off, they got to see Torre's team make it to …

Judging at debate tournaments...

Greatly varies depending on both the quality of the tournament and the quality of the debaters.

There are two axises on which you can judge tournaments are the efficiency with which tab runs and the level of debaters that you're judging. Thus there are 4 distinct extremes when it comes to tournaments:
Those that are both run poorly and have terrible competition, meaning that not only are you stuck there for a long time, but the rounds you do judge absolutely suck. A badly run local is usually like this. In the NJ local circuit, one example would be Hanover Park I.
Those that are run well but have terrible competition. That is, you are done really quickly, but the quality of competition is not guaranteed to be good at all. In the NJ local circuit, most CFL locals fall under this category.Those that are poorly run but have great competition. This usually means that the tournament will run incredibly slowly and have many errors or bad policies, but the people you judge are excellent. An…