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by dyetman89
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15
Replies: 21
Views: 9852

Re: Missouri Open at Brown 11/14/15

If any free agents are interested in joining the Amherst team, we have 1 (maybe 2?) spots open on our A team. Since the current team pretty much only covers science and history, anyone specializing in other subjects would be welcomed. I'm much interested (and have sent you an email). Brandeis is st...
by dyetman89
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 49077

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

The Davis and Minarik teams both submitted packets last night. Yetman et al and Canada are on the clock. If your packet is not in my inbox when I wake up on Thursday morning, you won't be playing this tournament. I'm serious. Are you certain you didn't receive our packet? To the best of my knowledg...
by dyetman89
Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 21786

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I'll be doing an MA in philosophy at Brandeis (that is, during the spare moments when I'm not attempting to revive the lately-dormant Brandeis team). :party:
by dyetman89
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 15623

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

I think that our team and Harvard's both ended up X-2, but one of Harvard's losses was a forfeit. Perhaps we can organize a final by Skype sometime if we want to really settle this. We're in—this weekend sometime? That might work for me, though my own schedule is fairly inflexible (I wouldn't presu...
by dyetman89
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 61382

Re: CO History 2015

Please put me down as a free agent.
by dyetman89
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2015 Matchmaking
Replies: 47
Views: 16472

Re: CO 2015 Matchmaking

For the better part of a decade I've been skulking in the shadows, avoiding a confrontation with Chicago Open. This year, it's goodbye to all that. So, contact me through the usual channels if you feel like teaming up. EDIT: James Lasker is now on board. Someone with a broad grasp of history would b...
by dyetman89
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 41571

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

magin wrote:I'd like to play this tournament.
What that man said.
by dyetman89
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 15623

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

Kouign Amann wrote:What is the interest level in playing Eyes at this site?
I'll play it with the bells on.
by dyetman89
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 39988

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

I realize this is late, but I'd very much like to play this if any teams are still in need.
by dyetman89
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices in NYC!
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Re: Summer Practices in NYC!

I may be able to make tonight's practice, but failing that I'll be at most of the future instances. Thanks for organizing this!
by dyetman89
Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 5992

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

There is a nontrivial chance that UMass will send a team, With Three Non-Yetman Players And Everything!
by dyetman89
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 8908

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

Ivar the Boneless wrote:I'd like to sign up for this as a free agent.
EDIT: Looks as though I'll be playing with NYU.
by dyetman89
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 14002

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

The Peripheral College Hangers-On (Rafael Krischevsky, Mirza Ahmed, and myself) would like to register for this and are seeking a fourth.

EDIT: It seems that Yogesh Raut, than whom there is none more peripheral, will be joining us.
by dyetman89
Mon May 14, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 9137

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

I really hope everyone reads this article and then explains that the lack of women in quizbowl has something to do with fragile lady egos because there was nothing sexist or offensive about that the first time. To judge solely from this article, the paucity of XX-chromosomed persons in quizbowl can...
by dyetman89
Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Women in college quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 9178

Re: Women in college quizbowl

Speaking not as a social scientist but as a person, I have noticed the following empirical regularity: women are turned off by aggressive, baselessly self-confident men competing in a little world they create, remove from mainstream society, and take super-seriously. That doesn't externalize the pr...
by dyetman89
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How do you keep newer players involved?
Replies: 37
Views: 12349

Re: How do you keep newer players involved?

Being good at Quizbowl has nothing to do with intelligence--it just takes hard work as long as you start out with an average memory. Statements such as this (or some variation) always seem to crop up when this topic is periodically resurrected. Now, at first blush I'm not even sure how we'd go abou...
by dyetman89
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Intergalactic (Nov 19-20th)
Replies: 42
Views: 9888

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Intergalactic (Nov 19-20th)

Thomas Littrell and I are teaming up for this. If you're interested in riding our coattails to glorious victory, shoot an email to littrell DOT thomas AT gmail DOT com or yetman DOT douglas AT gmail DOT com
by dyetman89
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Intergalactic (Nov 19-20th)
Replies: 42
Views: 9888

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Intergalactic (Nov 19-20th)

I'd like to show up for this (for real!) - if any kindly souls out there would like to team up, do email me.
by dyetman89
Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI, A Fall Tournament (Oct. 15-29, 2011)
Replies: 33
Views: 29440

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI, A Fall Tournament (Oct. 15-29, 2011)

freshmen in Arizona may lag behind the kind of college freshman you're using to calibrate CollegiateNovice difficulty given the exceptionally underfunded public education system in Arizona compared to most places. At the risk of derailing this thread, I for one am pretty skeptical of efforts to ded...
by dyetman89
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 6633

Re: American History Packet

Yes please.
by dyetman89
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU is a terrible school
Replies: 7
Views: 2582

Re: VCU is a terrible school

A Barehanded Telethon Mirth Gun wrote:what is this i dont even

This, Harry, is three jugs of rakia in a lonely Bosnian brothel.
by dyetman89
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 28386

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Morraine Man wrote:My team for this no longer exists. I am looking for a new team. I already bought hotel and airfare so I won't cancel on you.
It sure is delightful to be informed of my team's totally unexpected dissolution by browsing the hsqb forums instead of by, you know, receipt of even one email or pm!
by dyetman89
Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

I'm running a bit behind myself, but should be at the tournament site at 8:50. Call if anything.
by dyetman89
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Right, about that. Bruce is still decompressing (or decomposing) from his flight, but I think he'll agree that an 8:30-9:00 registration period is what we're aiming for, with games beginning at 9:00 or very soon after. Those of you who have read my email and its attached file know that the standard ...
by dyetman89
Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

The mysterious and important information has been sent. If any attendees who read this board and were not on the list in my previous post would like a copy, email me.
by dyetman89
Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

My definition of "tonight" is a liberal one. Don't worry, it's coming.
by dyetman89
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

I think we need one more laptop. I'll take the plunge and hand mine over. IMPORTANT NOTICE: Tonight I will be sending out important information concerning access to the campus on Saturday morning (for reasons that will become clear, these are not the sort of instructions I ought to relay in a publi...
by dyetman89
Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

So, this tournament desperately needs staffers of some sort. Since my darling NYC friends are pretty much a bunch of "drifters, weirdos, and preverts" who wouldn't be caught conscious at 8:30 AM even if you mixed caffeine with their barbiturates, I'm putting out an open call for any generous souls i...
by dyetman89
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Would people be interested in playing the extra 100 questions from Mike Cheyne's TV set after the main event and BELFAST, depending on time frame? Be advised that the odds of Hunter college security kicking us out increase geometrically after 7:00, if not earlier. EDIT: On the other hand, Central P...
by dyetman89
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hide Your Unauthorized Participation in Quizbowl Well!
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: Hide Your Unauthorized Participation in Quizbowl Well!

Let's see if I can't clear up a couple of misconceptions/continually propagated falsehoods about this incident: Unfortunately, as Charlie alludes, there is information suggesting that this isn't the stupidest or worst thing this guy has done at this school. The criminal charges brought against Mr. A...
by dyetman89
Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 15461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Charlie Dees and I will be hosting an afterparty at the Waldorf-Astoria, for those interested. Yes, and I'll send over a case of Dom Perignon 1975. In plastic red cups. Bruce, please put me down as a free agent. And wider community: do keep signing up! Summer on the Upper East Side, Central Park in...
by dyetman89
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 3955

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

I emailed the most prominent of Hunter's deans, and still haven't heard back. I didn't want to make a pest of myself by bombarding every email address i could siphon from our website, but at this juncture that seems to be the only course of action (short of barging into an office unannounced and dem...
by dyetman89
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 3955

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

Let me say, as (of course!) a completely removed and objective observer, that a tournament in NYC would be the Hanging Gardens in our quizbowl Babylon. I would be all up in that shit like...well, maybe I ought to stop myself there, and just say that we should make this happen. As Aaron says, Hunter ...
by dyetman89
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 18991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

I'd like to put myself down as a free agent for this here event.
by dyetman89
Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)
Replies: 54
Views: 7159

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote: (assuming the Weiner/Yetman packet materializes, as I've heard no word about it)
The wheels are in motion - we're planning to get this to you by tomorrow.
by dyetman89
Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 7225

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

Doug, only about 4/4 of what you label "continental" is actually continental in a useful sense of the word. Stuff like revivalist Neoplatonism and al-Ghazali is not continental in any sense other than that those people lived on the continent of Europe. "Continental" almost always means from the 19t...
by dyetman89
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 7225

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

I think Doug overstates his case a little bit, especially where old warhorses like Berkeley, Kant, and Hume are concerned Perhaps. For one, I have to revise my hasty inclusion of "Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion" in the category of "historically significant works that have limited contemporar...
by dyetman89
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 7225

Re: Minnesota Open 2009 Discussion

First of all, thanks to Minnesota for a well-crafted set. The quibbles re: occasional wildly difficult answer selection are valid (perhaps at a later point I'll find a bit more to quibble about), but my cup overfloweth with interesting clues, pyramidal tossups, and all that good stuff. The philosoph...
by dyetman89
Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland
Replies: 27
Views: 3496

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland

The draft sounds like a fine idea to me. Should we end up going with the traditional system, though, it would be a pleasant change to play with teammates! If anyone's up for taking me on, just shoot me an email. BTW, if any teams are planning to get a hotel room for Saturday night and would be willi...
by dyetman89
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT Mirror of MO, 10/17
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

Re: MIT Mirror of MO, 10/17

I was interested as well, but I have it on good authority that Ylaine has no plans to run this tournament. I assume either she or Rohan will post here soon and clarify.
by dyetman89
Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 17107

Re: EFT Discussion

One point about the "reptile(s) fund" clue: I get seven hits in my archive (four singular, three plural), but all in the past year. This pileup of sorts may be skewing Andy's, and possibly others', notion of its difficulty.
by dyetman89
Tue Sep 15, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 22143

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Unfortunately, a family wedding prevents me from from attending. Best of luck though.
by dyetman89
Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: THUNDER at Brandeis, Oct 24

Some number of teams from CUNY-Hunter will be there. And that number will be one.
by dyetman89
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Area Summer Quizbowl Practices
Replies: 0
Views: 649

NYC Area Summer Quizbowl Practices

Cross-posted from the high school section: I think I managed to hit most of the usual suspects with my email, but just in case: I'm looking to host a slew of summer quizbowl practices in NYC, most likely at Hunter College, but perhaps a public library. If you're interested in participating and in di...
by dyetman89
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 14692

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

I think I managed to hit most of the usual suspects with my email, but just in case: I'm looking to host a slew of summer quizbowl practices in NYC, most likely at Hunter College, but perhaps a public library. If you're interested in participating and in discussing dates and times, please go to http...
by dyetman89
Sun May 17, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tyrone Slothrop Literature Singles, 7/12/09
Replies: 20
Views: 2789

Re: Maryland Sun 'n Fun Side Event

cursednine wrote:I will play this as well.
by dyetman89
Sun May 03, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009
Replies: 44
Views: 10253

Re: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009

I'd like to come down and play this beast.
by dyetman89
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals at WUSTL (Apr 25-26, 2009)
Replies: 85
Views: 41353

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals at WUSTL (Apr 25-26, 2009)

I'm all set to come down to ACF Nats; however, as of right now I have no place to stay, and would be loath to shell out for two nights in a hotel room when my team consists of...one man. If any teams would be willing to lend me their floor for Friday and Saturday nights, I'd be hugely grateful, and ...