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by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

Sooooo, will this be an actual thing?

(I personally do not have time to organise anything)
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 6689

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

If you want a healthy dose of modern day sexism, just read the comments on the Periscope videos of the HSNCT finals. I am once again reminded of the old Protobowl thread, where the developer responded to complaints about racist trolls by basically going "oh, there's nothing I could possibly do abou...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs PACE
Replies: 5
Views: 3140

Re: NAQT vs PACE

I don't know about the overall conversion data nor am I involved with the editing for HSNCT PC, but I have definitely seen multiple questions on "important" popular topics go dead/get zeroed, which is incredibly painful to watch. With pop culture it can be really difficult to gauge what counts as ea...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 13195

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

Alright. Who is running it and when?
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 13195

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

A few people messaged me about playing the packet irl the night before the tournament--I would love for y'all to do that! Please message me again and I can send you the packet privately so you can play it :) !! Just to be clear-- is this IRL the night before the NSC, or the night before your online...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue May 30, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 38229

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Apropos of nothing, but I thought NAQT generally tried to avoid including questions on R-rated films like Get Out in high school tournaments. I don't think we have a formal policy on this, though perhaps we should. I would note, however, that of 1,472 players at the HSNCT, 1,027 were juniors or sen...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 19924

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Will probably be useless, but I'd like to play this weekend.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Documenting plagiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 6028

Re: Documenting plagiarism

Yeah, I've written (or thought about writing) stuff, only to find very similar questions in old packets. Seen it with other writers, too.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15758

Re: 2017 Small School Pre-Nationals Discussion

Speaking as a new transplant to this area, I agree with Jonah that Lou's is better (it's the crust).

Also, if you order online, please make sure you actually press submit (not calling anyone out here).
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

I would be interested in going.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 15555

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

The original post touched on some things I've noticed in my own editing assignments, and that's pretty much all I have to say.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Exactitude in Science Writing
Replies: 45
Views: 15555

Re: On Exactitude in Science Writing

Good post. Personal class notes. These are especially pernicious because they give the illusion of accuracy and unambiguousness. Unfortunately, even at the graduate and professional level coursework is not thorough enough to justify relying on just class notes or even lecture slides. A good example ...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 13697

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

I could not help myself and, after the question ended, straight up told my room that I didn't get why they didn't just ask for the gold foil experiment.

Also, count me as another reader who wasn't sure what to do with the answer "Nationalists" on that China tossup.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 13697

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

I wasn't taking notes or anything, but the set was harder than what I was expecting. I'd also very much like to echo Bruce's comments regarding the rushed copyediting, though I did like the couple instances where readers were directed to read slowly for the players' benefit.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 5140

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

I'd like to echo that NAQT's management is very accommodating to circumstances that might hinder one's question production or ability to staff. This naturally comes with a recommendation that workers communicate any issues that would cause that.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 4961

Re: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th G

Who are these people/groups funding ACE (and/or NHBB) who are saying that shorthanded teams make the event look bad, or are they hypothetical?
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th Grade
Replies: 13
Views: 4961

Re: Eligibility Restriction for National History Bowl, 8th G

Not serious The alternative just doesn’t look good. It’s definitely impressive, but it’s a reminder that our game is weak. Potential academic competitors (and those who fund the competitions) will take their cues on the “seriousness” of academic competition from its participants and organizers. Und...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 27912

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I am not going to lie, I have spent over a week compulsively checking the new posts page to see if this thread has updated with the explanations we've all been waiting for.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 24311

Re: 2016 nAC

Father Comstock wrote:Also some art pieces were displayed ahead of time in the powerpoint scrollbar on the left, so the question on identifying Klimt as the artist of The Kiss was a dead giveaway ahead of time if you had looked at the projector.
They didn't even put the powerpoint in presentation mode?!
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 27912

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

EDIT: Forgot to mention that, besides the minimum of three on a team, there is also a maximum of five on a team for the History Bowl, with no subs permitted at any point in a match. Upon learning that, I went ahead and sent a kid home after our 2nd match (At least I didn't have to explain it to his...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 46578

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

I think they mean it was easy to think the answer was "taking cover from a nuclear attack".
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 46578

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

I don't pay much attention to literature distros, but Narnia seems about as canonical as you can get for children's/YA.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue May 24, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2016 US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals
Replies: 14
Views: 5119

Re: US Academic Bee and Bowl Nationals

For the record, there is decent interest in elementary quiz bowl (primarily 5th/6th graders, I think) in Missouri, with a few tournaments each year. I agree that starting a kid in 2nd grade on "career" quizbowl is not a great idea, but I don't see any reason why a tournament or two a year for upper...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri May 06, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Bringing Mercer Quizbowl Back
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

Re: Bringing Mercer Quizbowl Back

You might want to reach out to some of the high schools in the area with quizbowl teams and see if any of their graduating seniors are coming to Mercer (or have matriculated there in the last few years). This could also be a good opportunity to feel out what might be a good date for a small-ish loc...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 18820

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

In the fall, I will be starting a one-year medical laboratory science program on the North Shore of Chicago, and do not intend to return to Georgia. I look forward to witnessing Illinois high school quizbowl firsthand.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 7714

Re: On Dressing Well for Staffing High School Tournaments

Going off what Charlie said, I think it's more damaging when guys wear poorly-fitting business casual dress than it is when they wear any variety of non-business casual clothes, provided they aren't sloppy. Bibb County schools use "uniform" dress codes that, in my observation, often result in kids ...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear it?
Replies: 52
Views: 18493

Re: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear

Ike wrote: My advice to them is to shower before the tournament because chances are they aren't even doing that.
Related: After a sweaty trip to Dallas (or, y'know, anywhere), make sure to air out your suitcase!
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear it?
Replies: 52
Views: 18493

Re: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear

This is the best thread ever. Some gender-neutral advice on shoes, though I'm told by many that most men's dress shoes are comfortable: test-drive your nicer shoes before wearing them to a tournament. You don't want the first time you've worn them all day to be at a tournament if they turn out to be...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accurate Timing during Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 6226

Re: Accurate Timing during Tournaments

If there has to be an official timepiece for responses, it is easier to just watch the second hand on an analog clock face than it is to fiddle with a stopwatch.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 14548

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Indiana is definitely the boring part of the flight from Atlanta to Chicago.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 42718

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Here are mine: 1: alternation of generations/thallus/anther; NO/nitroglycerin/mitochondria 2: glucose/maltose/equatorial 8: thyroid/hypothalamus/calcitonin 10: stomata/abscisic acid/ethene 12: competition/Paramecium/Galapagos 13: folate/uracil/spina bifida 20: carotid/dura mater/anastomosis (this on...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 42718

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

glucose/maltose/equatorial - Equatorial was pretty hard, and I'm not a huge fan of memorizing all the disaccharides Is it? Are there not high school organic chemistry courses where they learn about cyclohexane's chair conformation (asking seriously)? As for the other part, it was originally about s...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun May 17, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 17244

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I will be going to Mercer University, which entails a few things: 1. I likely will attempt to transfer to Georgia Tech, Emory, or Tufts as soon as possible. 2. I will try to help out on my home Georgia circuit as much as possible. I know that Mercer has some sort of team; they went to SCT at the ve...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue May 12, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 25554

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Gibberish Nonsense wrote:I'm sorry, is there some epidemic of standing going on in quizbowl that I have neither seen nor heard of?
I've seen at least one team stand up in the middle of a match at the HSNCT, but I think it was some sort of lethargy-combating thing. I guess it's fine so long as they can't see the questions.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Being a Good Scorekeeper
Replies: 13
Views: 4835

Re: Being a Good Scorekeeper

At Sectionals 2013, Jarret's scorekeeper literally fell asleep with his head on his hand around 3 tossups into the game and didn't wake up until halftime. Fortunately, I had been keeping score, but don't rely on this! Back when I was at Tech, some people seemed to hate being assigned to keep score,...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 15731

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

In honor of both Liberty and anime, there is a 1/1 Vic Mignogna distribution.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback

As a person from Georgia, I liked the Sea Islands tossup, even though I would have said "Golden Isles" because I always get them mixed up.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 3633

Re: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback

I also thought the Cobain question was neat. My questions: DI apoptosis/mitochondria/TUNEL Gioconda/Dance of the Hours/Suicidio polytene chromosome/Drosophila/abdomen roots/velamen/legume cicada/Hemiptera/cochineal DII Fungi TU apoptosis/mitochondria/p53 Gioconda/Dance of the Hours/Hugo polytene chr...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 17057

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

You'd have to ask them (I think it was the WKU advisor?), but I think he was literally referring to Honda the sponsor, and not the College Bowl Company.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 17057

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

HCASC results from preliminary round robin here . Has anybody ever tried to invite these teams to good quizbowl tournaments? It seems like they already have existing organizations, making it a lot easier to bring them into the fold. A few years ago, I had the bright idea to try and invite Georgia H...
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 7321

Re: ICT Predictions

Matthew J wrote:
The United Stats of America wrote:
I wrote:
Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)
I didn't see him wearing a sports cap!
This was the biggest surprise of the tournament
I honestly didn't recognize him until he started talking.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 102015

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

There are a bunch of math and physics things I wouldn't have heard of if not for the game Half-Life 2 and its soundtrack.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Science Bowl Moderating
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: Science Bowl Moderating

Will we get an update as to exactly how "ridiculous and terrible" the event was?
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?
Replies: 15
Views: 5501

Re: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?

I'm kinda disappointed to find that Dave Madden's post wasn't a German tossup like I initially thought.
vinteuil wrote: Not only that, but I can imagine that restrictions on/rules about extracurriculars in Europe might get in the way.
What would those be?
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 23846

Re: College History Bowl 2015 announcement

Maybe it's just because I've been out of the loop at Tech for a few years, but which chemical engineering building are we talking about here? I don't have anything to do with this tournament, but I figure others might need that clarified.
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST questions copied off-site
Replies: 0
Views: 1487

CMST questions copied off-site

I don't know that this is a big deal since the packets are already available for free, but this organisation has bonuses from the 2010 CMST posted on their site. Probably tossups, too, but it was the "[10]"s on the bonus parts that tipped me off. For example, the middle school science bonus on worms...