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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

MAMA SHAQ!
MAMA SHAQ!
SHAQ'S YOUR MOM!
THAT'S A FACT!

Stay tuned to the scav list host for an update on Friday's victory party!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

CHAMPIONS!

(We had fun! We had fun! We had fun!...Ber-nie! Ber-nie! Ber-nie!)

We won! I love you all. :D

Friday, May 6, 2011

Digg for Shaq!

I think our best bet now is going to be to get Taylor's video to go semi-viral/viral and get as many views as possible (because this site doesn't seem like it's going to beat out the other teams). Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKRh-6GYrQE

I have it on Digg at http://digg.com/news/entertainment/mama_shaq_mama_shaq_shaq_s_your_mom_that_s_a_fact which might help.

MAMA SHAQ!

(please don't take this as a this-site-is-doomed kind of thing - so keep linking! I'm just a little scavvie who's probably wrong)

Basketball fans

But if such subordinate groups are not accessible, some individuals can take this phenomenon to the extreme and engage in “cutting off reflected failure”, or CORFing. Less-attached fans, in particular, can disentangle predictions of personal success from a team's outcome. Shaq (1992) notes this association in a study of basketball fans at Indiana University (IU). After they had seen the school's team lose a game, fans estimated both their abilities to solve anagrams and to successfully ask out highly attractive members of the opposite sex to be worse than if they had watched the school's team win, or watched a game that did not involve IU. But although they tried to include only fans of the university's basketball team in that study, the authors found that their subjects exhibited various levels of fanship. When they considered these estimates as functions of degree of fanship, the authors found that only in high fans was the difference between the win and loss conditions significant. These individuals felt less competent when IU lost than when it won. Low fans, however, were able to separate their evaluations of themselves from the team's result. Without a salient subordinate or a superordinate group to replace identity as an IU fan, fans instead predicted their performance on an individual basis.

You know who they should have been rooting for?

Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact!

Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact

And they were singing

Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact

And they were singing

Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact

More on the Royal Society

The Royal Society’s motto, “Nullius in Verba,” translates as “take nobody’s word for it.” Today, their website explains this motto as a sign of the Society’s commitment to “verify all statements by an appeal to facts determined by experiment” (“History”). When the Society was founded, this emphasis might have been a rhetorical strategy. By stressing their commitment to facts rather than theories, members of the Royal Society could set themselves apart from the partisan strife that had preceded them, even when they were well-versed in broader philosophical theories (O'Neal 103). Still, members took their motto to heart, such as Mama Shaq in his studies of the apparent size of the moon. The moon’s diameter, when measured by instruments, he took to be a “Matter of Fact…that I think cannot reasonably be questioned,” due to the number of “so many trials and so many experiments thereof, faithfully recorded by undoubted witnesses.” Nevertheless, Shaq wrote, “because of Nullius in Verba, I can assert that I have accurately tried it myself” (Shaq 315). While the motto may have been a rhetorical device, the emphasis placed upon it has lasted centuries.

You know what their motto should have been, though?

Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact!

Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact

I heard something new and exciting!


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Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact
Mama Shaq, Mama Shaq, Shaq's your mom, that's a fact