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by ArloLyle
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 15600

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

Do three of the remaining free agents want to form a team? I'm not overly concerned about finding folks with complementary skill sets at this point. I just want to make sure I get to play. Message me. Once I get three responses I'll register our team. Edit: Asher and I have teamed up. We are still l...
by ArloLyle
Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

I guess I'll start early. Anybody need a extra player? At ACRONYM 10, as a one person team, I handed the eventual winners of the tournament their only loss of the day. The rest of my day didn't go too well, but it's a fun little story. Playing quiz bowl alone is better than not playing quiz bowl at ...
by ArloLyle
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT/Minneapolis - 2/25/17
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

Re: ACRONYM X Open Mirror @ CCCT - 2/25/17

I'd like to play this tournament, but I don't really have any interest in playing it solo again this year. If anyone is looking for an extra player or would like to form a team, please let me know. Also, can I recommend updating the title of this thread to indicate the tournament is taking place in ...
by ArloLyle
Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 44084

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

It turns out I won't be busy this weekend after all. So if there is room for me on a team, I'd make the trip.
by ArloLyle
Wed Feb 25, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM Mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 3831

Re: ACRONYM Mirror

I'm glad to see this taking place. I was beginning to think I might have already played in my last IRL trash tournament.
by ArloLyle
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Contacting Drew Scheeler
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Re: Contacting Drew Scheeler

I'm friends with him on Facebook. I'll point him in your direction.
by ArloLyle
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 15355

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)

I will be playing COLT but not CO, so would be willing to moderate if needed. Though I will emphasize the "if needed" part since I wouldn't say I'm the best of moderators, but I do have experience and tend to know how to pronounce words, especially if given time to review the questions. ----Edit----...
by ArloLyle
Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 11742

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

I'll throw my hat into the ring. I'll play with anyone who will take me.

Also, I'd be willing to moderate CO if needed since I have no intention of embarrassing myself by playing in that tournament. Not sure if that would give me a discount here, but also not really worried about it either way.
by ArloLyle
Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lames In Modern Tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 2000

Re: Lames In Modern Tournaments

To me lames are just a fun gimmick. The strategy aspect of lames isn't very strong. I'm sure everyone who has played a handful trash tournaments has a story about winning a match because they lamed a crappy bonus late in the game and 30'd their new bonus, but more often than not lames either backfir...
by ArloLyle
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Morris Trash Tournament Spring 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2538

Re: University of Minnesota Morris Trash Tournament Spring 2011

I'd be interested in participating in this as either a team or free agent, whatever works, assuming it is an open tournament. St. Thomas would be preferable, but I would be willing to make the trip to Morris.
by ArloLyle
Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Announcement: Slapdash Carleton Mirror of TERP (10/30)
Replies: 15
Views: 2026

Re: Brief Announcement: Slapdash Carleton Mirror of TERP (10/30)

I'll throw myself into the mix as either a team (1 or 2 person) or part of a draft, whatever works best.
by ArloLyle
Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 5995

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

I'm getting into this a little late, but anyway... As most everyone has said this was a very good tournament. Kilby and everyone else did a great job. I quickly want to go back to the topic about RC Cola overlap. I thought most of this was pretty innocent, though there was a bonus about the Rockets'...
by ArloLyle
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Charging Certain People Lots of Money at Tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 3503

This may be a stupid idea but I thought I would throw it out there. What if instead of charging one amount per team no matter how many people are on that team you instead you took that amount divided by four and multiplied by the number of people on the team. One big downside I could see to this is ...
by ArloLyle
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 16353

Overall I thought the tournament was pretty good. I think that some of the packets were a tad hard, which I think is where the issue of question length comes. I didn't have a problem with question length except on some the ones that went unanswered. I don't really mind questions that are bit on the ...
by ArloLyle
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I just found something
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

I think a somewhat good analogy for the use Google Scholar to write questions is using books read in a upper level English class to write questions. Curriculums change from school to school and from semester to semester. I'm not saying that just because something is obscure you shouldn't use it to ...
by ArloLyle
Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I just found something
Replies: 10
Views: 3963

As other people have mentioned Google Scholar is primarily of use for people who are doing research for course projects or journal articles. While there are some older articles available most of the stuff is quite new and rather specialized. The stuff you would find here would be by no means standar...
by ArloLyle
Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gimmick rules at trash tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 4100

I'm a big fan of lames and claims, though one gimmick I like better, which I've only seen once or twice, is the punt. It's similar to the screw. The team who punts the bonus to the other team gets 30 points minus whatever the other team can answer correctly. Oh, and I also remember reading about tou...
by ArloLyle
Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On Broken Judge Cords
Replies: 12
Views: 4755

Okay, I'm not sure which end is broken off, though my solution works either way I would assume. If the cord is still attached to the judge but only the power adapter is detached there should be a couple of screws on the power adapter, loosen these and take out whatever is there. The power cord shoul...
by ArloLyle
Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBML: wouldn't it be nice?
Replies: 37
Views: 12931

If someone wants to make the editor, it might be easier; if not, it's really not easier to have to additionally type a bunch of XML tags, even assuming you get them all right on the first try. Sorry, dude. I don't know, maybe I'm thinking about this from my point of view instead of that of other pe...
by ArloLyle
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBML: wouldn't it be nice?
Replies: 37
Views: 12931

A few years back I had the idea of creating a program that would randomly pull a question out of a database of old questions for my own use for studying. I was going to use the Standard Packet Archive as my source of questions, but I quickly found that formats change from tournament to tournament an...
by ArloLyle
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 12643

I was sad that Don Herbert died, but even sadder that no one except Micheal Smith on Around The Horn seemed to care.
by ArloLyle
Wed May 23, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 36981

I think ChrisK is onto something. I find that one big thing that drives people away from ACF is the amount of time that generally elapses from the time a question starts and the time someone buzzes in. NAQT in general is more lively and exciting, and in my opinion there are few things more fun than...
by ArloLyle
Sun May 20, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 36981

At first I doubted this whole ACF Fall being easier than NAQT Sectionals thing, but then I looked at my stats. Okay onto the topic at hand. I think ChrisK is onto something. I find that one big thing that drives people away from ACF is the amount of time that generally elapses from the time a questi...
by ArloLyle
Wed May 16, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 36981

In my experience, neither of those things is true. I've seen that good high school players are if anything more likely than other college-bound students to go to smaller schools. Further, I really can't think of anyone in the last 7 years who's vaulted their team to even regional success straight o...
by ArloLyle
Wed May 16, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 36981

I suppose that I don't think the correlation between school size and team strength is anywhere near as strong as is often supposed. When you get down to it, what you need to have a nationally competitive team is 4 dedicated people and a couple years of work (if you can get 8-10, you're a great prog...
by ArloLyle
Tue May 15, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 36981

I just feel compelled to point out that my teammates from Brown, Dennis and Eric, are working on the new EFT set for the fall, so there will be at least one other tournament this year primarily geared towards novices. No offense, but I hope that this is the case. Having gone to both EFT and ACF Fal...
by ArloLyle
Fri May 11, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 15556

If you're happy with that status for whatever reason, then fine, continue forward. I hate to get into the middle of this, but it seems like there are more than a few people here who aren't of this mindset, that somehow UTC tournaments are poisoning quizbowl nationwide. Though, for whatever reason p...
by ArloLyle
Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 39839

Now, do you love TRASH or do you love trash? I meant trash in general, no matter who is running it. Losing is better than not playing at all. I wasn't at TRASHionals this year, so I'll shut now. I just wanted to throw in my two cents about more rigid distribution restrictions, which can be a bitch ...
by ArloLyle
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 39839

I'd love to see TRASH not so skewed toward the older individuals in the TRASH community, but I agree with Dren. No matter what the distribution of questions, I have a feeling the usual suspects will remain the usual suspects. Though that doesn't change the fact that I've played in numerous TRASH tou...
by ArloLyle
Thu Apr 19, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 14507

To Arlo: Not trying to be insulting, just honest--go to more good tournaments. Mishima is probably one of the 10 most common authors who comes up because almost everyone writes on him for the world lit requirement. He's the most famous author in quizbowl's most well-known non-Western literary cultu...
by ArloLyle
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 14507

More generally, a minor point: contemporary literary fiction is, in fact, "literature" for the purposes of the game. There's really no good way to define questions on Coetzee or DeLillo as "literature, but anomalous literature" while eliminating questions on Ishiguro or Bret Easton Ellis from the "...
by ArloLyle
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 14507

I thoroughly disagree that Richard Russo is trash, but thats not a conversation for this thread. The problem I see with falling back on the canon is that a lot of people out there writing questions are mediocre question writers, myself included. Good question writers aren't a problem, otherwise they...
by ArloLyle
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 14507

I'm not sure how much this helps the discussion, but I find interesting how the canon seems to evolve. I've been playing college level quiz bowl for about 6 years now and I had to wait 4 years to hear a Yukio Mishima question. Now I hear them rather frequently. The same with Yevgeni Yevtushenko. I'v...
by ArloLyle
Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: April is Tarantino and Rodriguez month
Replies: 22
Views: 6047

Car Chase > Planet Terror > Death Proof as a whole

In general the best movie experience I've had in quite some time.

Can't wait to see the direct to video release of Machete.
by ArloLyle
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Another Quizbowler On Jeopardy
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Ha, well it happened again, nobody got final Jeopardy. I actually knew the first and last, but had no clue about the USS Missouri, but then again I have little historical knowledge that isn't somewhere around pre-high school level or completely random.
by ArloLyle
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Another Quizbowler On Jeopardy
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Yeah, its regular Jeopardy. She is a grad student, so ineligible for College Jeopardy, not to mention the probably numerous ineligibilities of her competitors :) "Hell, I'm on the staff! I dunno how well-known it is, though, so meh." All I know is that for a very long time I thought a website provid...
by ArloLyle
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Another Quizbowler On Jeopardy
Replies: 13
Views: 3963

Another Quizbowler On Jeopardy

I just wanted to congratulate Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton of Oklahoma State University for her win on Jeopardy on Monday. Hopefully she will give Ken Jennings a run for his money.

Also, am I the last to discover j-archive.com? Great website.
by ArloLyle
Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 41808

On that note: the NAQT site lists IS-66 as being used last week at the "Bulldog Brawl" which it seems at least some members of the UGA team staffed at, as per http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=44646#44646 . This could cause some major problems should such teams participate in SCT (as...