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by theMoMA
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

Thanks, Matt!
by theMoMA
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

Did anyone collect the Festivus packets for archival purposes? If not, I volunteer to do so; please email me your packets (hartam@gmail.com) so I can put them on the database.
by theMoMA
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Thanks and general discussion

This discussion forum is now viewable to the general public.
by theMoMA
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Rise in spam posters
Replies: 0
Views: 1791

Rise in spam posters

Fellow posters, The board has seen an influx of spam registrations lately. Many of these spammers post seemingly innocuous and sometimes even moderately relevant content meant to pass moderator approval. These posters seem more intelligent than typical spammers, and some quick research suggests that...
by theMoMA
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Mirrors exist to serve players, by giving them a chance to play a tournament. Players do not exist to serve mirrors, by giving them business. Mirrors should also be configured to avoid coordination problems between sites. I realize that you're proceeding from the mirrors as they exist and addressin...
by theMoMA
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

I'll send out an email tonight or tomorrow with final teams and instructions for how to pay and play the event.
by theMoMA
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

All, please register teams by 9am central tomorrow morning. I'll be assigning free agents to existing teams after then.
by theMoMA
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 16543

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

by theMoMA
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

Hi all, please make sure to form your teams and register sometime this week or early next. The tournament is in 10 days, and I hope we have a good turnout!
by theMoMA
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored

We've now announced the online mirror for 9/23. I would suggest that anyone interested in hosting a physical mirror of CO Trash contact us and announce in the next few weeks so that players know their full range of options before playing online.
by theMoMA
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

I've updated the first post with a time, date, and registration information.
by theMoMA
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

Re: CO Trash online mirror POLL

We will announce the date of the online mirror sometime this week. If you're interested and haven't done so yet, please fill out the form by tomorrow at 6pm central.
by theMoMA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 17665

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I understand (as I played them in the car) that there were two additional packets of Human Use of Human Beings, and I'm wondering why we didn't get to play a final in that event. (I was not consulted as to whether we would've liked to, and I didn't realize that there were enough packets for a final ...
by theMoMA
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

Re: CO Trash online mirror POLL

We currently have 16 players interested, and I'm hoping we can find a date that will accommodate most, if not all, of them. If you're interested in playing the tournament and haven't done so yet, please fill out the form linked in the first post sometime before Wednesday the 15th so we can announce ...
by theMoMA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Fuck it, let's rank the sets
Replies: 28
Views: 6402

Re: Fuck it, let's rank the sets

Of tournaments not yet mentioned, Cane Ridge Revival was an excellent set with innovative and interesting humanities and social science questions (with the caveat that I don't remember the science and wouldn't be able to comment on it even if I could). That more than any other set influenced how I l...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Thanks and general discussion

There were also tossups on Phil Spector (which was essentially a tossup on his Christmas album) and, in the finals packet, Open Mike Eagle (which was essentially a tossup on his most recent album). There were at least three bonus parts asking for album titles. I didn't make a comprehensive survey, s...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5436

CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

This is the announcement for the online mirror of CO Trash, to be held on Sunday, September 23. The cost will be $15 a player, and the tournament will start at 10am central and end around 5pm central. We'll send an email about online protocol once we get closer to the tournament. For now, teams will...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 6150

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

Although I certainly wouldn't fault a head editor for laying out contractual terms ahead of time, especially if the collaborators on a set don't know each other particularly well, I think there's a reason that people (as far as I know) haven't done so. As I've said upthread, the money that people ea...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored

Silverman wrote:Are there any firm plans for an online mirror yet?
Not yet. We're probably aiming for early September, and we'll post a poll on the forums to gauge when works best for people.
by theMoMA
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 6150

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

I'm curious what kind of "rights" you mean. In a legal sense, unless writers are operating under a formal work-for-hire contract, they are probably the copyright holders of their questions and have the right to withdraw them and publish them elsewhere as they see fit. In such a scenario, the editors...
by theMoMA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Discussion of specific questions

Dude, don't stop bringing in the academic clues and material. Contra Adam, that's what makes me like this trash above all other types. I'm glad you feel that way, and I'm certain that we'll continue to write questions that examine the connections between the academic and pop culture worlds. To all ...
by theMoMA
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Discussion of specific questions

Was there a question claiming that Lena Waithe was the first African American woman to win the Emmy for writing in a comedy series? This claim was often repeated, and continues to be repeated, but the Academy itself seems to think she was not: http://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/Downloads/70-y...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Please avoid spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Please avoid spoilers

So it *was* the INACCURATE and INCOMPLETE movie database's fault after all!
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Please avoid spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: Please avoid spoilers

Bonus content: As CO Trash aficionados may know, a joke emerged after last CO Trash's many spoilers in which people would say that their favorite question was "Leon getting larger." (The editors thank Mike Cheyne for his coining yet another quizbowl meme.) If you stuck around for the finals packets ...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Please avoid spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Please avoid spoilers

Hi all, I know you're itching to tell all your friends about the various transcendent questions you converted or oafishly did not convert from this year's CO Trash, but please remember that we have other mirrors coming up, and other people would like to play those questions as well! Please do your b...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Re: Thanks and general discussion

Andrew pretty much describes things. The set was excellent. The two quibbles I had were the odd randomization and the fact that this set seemed to be more "vanity in interests" than the previous CO Trash. I'm interested to hear what "vanity" interests you felt were present in this set. I heard from...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: Discussion of specific questions

How dare you denigrate the value of the clues I got from searching Google Scholar for "Behind Blue Eyes," Chris Borglum! That said, I probably should have tried to pepper that clue with some more context so it could be answerable even if someone hadn't read the specific essay clued. I'm still trying...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2018 Arts: Apology and discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5311

Re: CO 2018 Arts: Apology and discussion

I think it can both be true that the tossup on Tienanmen Square was an interesting, gettable, and appropriate art tossup for a certain number of lines, and that some rooms converted it during those clues, and that it later became a much shorter tossup that other rooms, whose players didn't happen to...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Chicago Open Trash is available to be mirrored

Hey all,

Your favorite tournament is available for mirrors. If you're interested in hosting sometime in the next few months, please email me at hartam@gmail.com and we will figure out the specifics. (If you're interested in hosting later in the year, let me know and we'll see if it works.)
by theMoMA
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2018 Arts: Apology and discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5311

Re: CO 2018 Arts: Apology and discussion

I think the Tienanmen Square tossup is probably a good example of a tossup that, in many rooms, played as six or seven lines of an art tossup that no one got, followed by a very short history tossup on Tienanmen Square (at the mention of the Goddess of Democracy statue). I don't doubt that there are...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Forums are now good to go; request access by finding the "2018 CO Trash discussion" usergroup in your user control panel.
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Conversion data
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Conversion data

Here are some stats. If you have any suggestions on other stuff to add, let me know. I forgot to enter data in a way that would let me show how many 30s and 0s there were of various bonuses this time, and I probably won't go back through all the scoresheets for that, but I'm happy to take other requ...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Discussion of specific questions

Here's a thread where you can go wild with your analysis of how we mistakenly ordered the clues for Oddibe McDowell's water bills. Also, if you noticed any factual errors, typos, or other errors, please bring them to our attention!
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1656

Thanks and general discussion

Hi all, A big thank you to everyone who came out to play Trash this year. It was a blast reading for you, and we hope you enjoyed the questions. Various intervening events prevented us from making this as polished a set as we might have liked, and to our moderators and players, we humbly apologize, ...
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Hey all, a private discussion forum is now up. Please wait til I've had some time to post some threads before creating your own.
by theMoMA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2018 Arts: Apology and discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5311

Re: CO 2018 Arts: Apology and discussion

I realize this topic is likely nestled inside the larger academic debate about the artificial distinction between "art" and "artifact," but perhaps for quizbowl purposes that's not the field of play for this particular discussion. I say this because quizbowl is primarily concerned with knowledge bin...
by theMoMA
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I've sent out payment info to all team contacts, who have hopefully forwarded the info to their teammates if applicable (i.e. if you're all paying separately). I'd love to get most payments handled in advance of the event, so please Venmo (or PayPal) me if possible before Sunday!
by theMoMA
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Hey all, The field is now almost full--Stephen Liu and Shan Kothari are playing as the 24th team, but we'd love to get them some teammates. If you're interested, please email either them or me (I'm at hartam@gmail.com). Also, I will be sending out logistical and payment information on Monday or Tues...
by theMoMA
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

We're still hoping to get that 24th and final team--we've got 2 people on the spreadsheet who are currently listed as free agents, so hopefully that's the nucleus of the final team. If I don't get that last registration by the end of the weekend, I'll reach out to anyone listed as a free agent and t...
by theMoMA
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Two more related updates: * We'd love to get that 24th team registered so we can guarantee a schedule with no byes. There are currently three free agents who I'm hoping can form the core of a 24th team (and possibly there are other folks playing CO proper who would be interested in playing a more ac...
by theMoMA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: High-value clues
Replies: 0
Views: 2196

High-value clues

I've been thinking for a while about what makes for a good question. What first got me started thinking was Will Nediger's excellent Scattergories 2 set. I thought it was one of the most interesting and fun sets I've played, but I wasn't really sure why that was, other than the obvious fact that I f...
by theMoMA
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Scattered CO Trash announcements: * We now have 23 teams registered; one more registration and the field will be full. * There are four teams that still have an open slot. While it's possible that these teams have people in mind for their fourth players, free agents might want to reach out to them. ...
by theMoMA
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I just sent an email to everyone listed as a prospective staffer on the sheet whose email I seem to have. If you're interested in staffing, please take 30 seconds to fill out this google form so we have your contact info and staffing preferences. Thanks!
by theMoMA
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

We now have 20 teams registered. I'd strongly advise anyone who hasn't formed a team yet to do so quickly. Because fields with 21-23 teams don't work particularly well, we're hoping to get to 24 teams even. (We can likely make the numbers work, but it would be preferable to have 24 to eliminate byes...
by theMoMA
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

We're up to 16 registrations; there are a couple teams on the spreadsheet who still haven't registered, so I encourage them to do that soon. Also, this tournament will (like CO proper) take place at Northwestern University because of issues with UChicago room reservations. Once we get info on the bu...
by theMoMA
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

There are 15 teams registered for the tournament and 9 spots available. There appear to be several free agents and several teams that are listed on the formation spreadsheet but that have not yet registered. Please get your registrations in soon! I am planning to email a list of local teams about th...
by theMoMA
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23568

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

The top post should be edited to include the spreadsheet. Right now it just says "link" where the link to the spreadsheet should be, and it looks like the spreadsheet exists. This is done (the link was a few posts done, so I hope no one was confused). Remember, you have to register your team via th...
by theMoMA
Tue May 29, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 23024

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

I have 15 packets of varying sizes (about 200 tossups total) of "Let's Remember Some Guys." I won't be at NSC, but if anyone wants to organize some kind of informal reading of these packets, let me know and I'll send you the set.
by theMoMA
Sun May 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 16543

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

We're reading the rest of the packets at 12:30 in L503.
by theMoMA
Sun May 27, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 16543

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

Guys were remembered (except for Luke Scott). By PPG (points per guy), the scorers were ranked: Tejas Raje: 2.61 Andrew Hart: 1.47 Naveed Chowdhury: 1.41 Mike Cheyne: 1.30 Cory Haala: 1.05 Alex Sankaran: 1.03 Ryan Rosenberg: 0.94 Chris Manners: 0.77 Robert Chu: 0.56 Jake Sundberg: 0.33 Rohin Devanat...