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by Rothlover
Thu May 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 8678

Re: Nathan Freeburg

Since... other things have me on the board at the moment and I came upon this, I will say that my first Chicago Open proper of like an 8+ year stretch was played with Nathan (and Lorin and the waayy under-discussed Anthony DeJesus.) He was a really amusing guy to have as a teammate and I wonder to w...
by Rothlover
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 113787

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I once learned about Shlomo Shekelburg from a now forbidden zoned post necessitating this edit.
by Rothlover
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 27872

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I'd like to posit what seems to me an obvious possibility and which Sean himself can confirm or deny. When he said "Penn-ance is in order," maybe he was talking about, you know a pun that would suggest there is something to apologize for, instead of him meaning "you need to write another Penn-ance s...
by Rothlover
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

Re: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

Anyone potentially interested in collaborating on a packet? Hit me up.

Update: I have R Rosenberg writing a five q's now (maybe more, we'll see.) Would help if someone could write a music score tu for the packet. I should be able to knock out 15 or so q's today.
by Rothlover
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 8927

Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

I would enjoy collaborating with someone on a packet for this, and very much hope this is played at Columbia. Hit me up.
by Rothlover
Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16
Replies: 31
Views: 12040

Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

If anyone has the space or informally wants to organize or play some of the other events, I'd be happy to run logistics for events I don't have interest in but that other people do, If someone can do the same for some other ones (like Bentley's tournament and Tricon.) What hours are the rooms for, a...
by Rothlover
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16
Replies: 31
Views: 12040

Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

Some people in the IRC suggested casually playing some of the side events in someone's apartment after the more formal portion. Given NYC housing stock though I don't know if anyone in quizbowl in NYC has a place that can fit a dozen people, or, if they can, are game to do so.
by Rothlover
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 8547

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

I think it's a bit of both Mike, the idea of whether you encounter the things casually in your life and whether sports needs relatively harder answer lines. I mean, like the Honus Wagner tossup could have somehow been on the Pirates with lots of old clues about Wagner, Fred Clarke etc, and even a gi...
by Rothlover
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16
Replies: 31
Views: 12040

Re: Side Event Tournament in NYC- 8/7/16

I'm interested in playing some side events, but I'd like to know which, other than the three above, have the most potential to happen. It's much easier for me to take a bus to the city than fly/bus to Richmond or Detroit.
by Rothlover
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 8547

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

I think there is a lot of validity to the assertion though that the floor for sports knowledge is lower than the floor for other major parts of the distro (I'd argue that the floor for knowledge of other niches just as low if not lower, like how I can easily see a team of 4 who don't read comic book...
by Rothlover
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 8547

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

Is the set available yet for those of us who played to scrutinize? I feel like that's better for the question discussion, at least as far as attempting to make insightful points for the other thread/s. The set was exceptionally balanced. I have always throught that overall difficulty evenness is the...
by Rothlover
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 8547

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

I mean it's a really interesting sheet to comb through and I can/would have longer thoughts. Impressive how high the overall conversion rate was too, and that even the hardest tu's had a few gets. I was surprised the Nagle tu had some conversions. I only vaguely recalled he was a person at the givea...
by Rothlover
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 8547

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

This is indeed fascinating. I wish there were individual stats by category, but I don't think that serves any purpose like set evaluation. I'd have never guessed baseball was by far the lowest scoring distribution. If anything, I'd have guessed the tu answer lines were a bit easy relative to other c...
by Rothlover
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 52773

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

If an East Coast mirror is a fairly guerilla thing, I'd be happy to read for it if a bus ticket and a couple slices of pizza or something are in it.
by Rothlover
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 52773

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

I hope it is ok to post here about CO proper in case some people here haven't followed the team formation thread etc. If there is anyone here with an interest in playing CO, let the chicago open gmail and me know, since a 20th team would be a huge help as I understand it. Feel free to see if you hav...
by Rothlover
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate
Replies: 18
Views: 7637

Re: Today is the Anniversary of Watkinsgate

I just want to note again that his Aurora lab page https://www.nyu.edu/projects/arora/members.html still boasts the claim that he won two national titles. I had emailed the lab director about it a couple of times years ago and never heard from him. After that I gave the info to someone in NAQT but d...
by Rothlover
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Buzzers for sale (particularly for new teams/programs)
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Re: Buzzers for sale (particularly for new teams/programs)

All the buzzers are currently accounted for or pending sale at the moment to new/rebuilding teams.

I got a lot more PMs than I had buzzers. As said, I could continue finding old buzzers to set new teams up with potentially.
by Rothlover
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Buzzers for sale (particularly for new teams/programs)
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Re: Buzzers for sale (particularly for new teams/programs)

To update and add, the 12 player Zeecraft has been sold/accounted for. The 10 player Zeecraft and Quik Pros are still available. My preference is, again, to sell to new teams, or teams that don't yet have a buzzer, but regular teams are ok too. I also find a good deal of pre-owned buzzer systems on ...
by Rothlover
Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Buzzers for sale (particularly for new teams/programs)
Replies: 3
Views: 2388

Buzzers for sale (particularly for new teams/programs)

I have three spare buzzer systems that have mostly been gathering dust that I'd like to unload. Ideally, I'd like to sell these to new programs that need a buzzer, and I'm flexible on the price for such teams, or teams with financial needs, as I'm not trying to make a profit, just sell these to team...
by Rothlover
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: We Have Never Been Modern - VCU Open
Replies: 23
Views: 9891

Re: We Have Never Been Modern - Some point in the future

I, for one, eagerly await playing this set.
by Rothlover
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT licensing policy and packet-trading amnesty
Replies: 10
Views: 4986

Re: NAQT licensing policy and packet-trading amnesty

For the record, I find this "name names" business to be vaguely unsettling at best. Obviously NAQT is a company and they wish to make profits and I dig that, but let's face it, the biggest problems with packet trading are: 1. Someone trying to make illegal profits (i.e. selling old sets) 2. Someone...
by Rothlover
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 31627

Re: All-time all-state teams

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Did Dan Passner go to high school in NJ?
I was born there and went to HS there. I didn't know Marshall was also a Jersey-ite.
by Rothlover
Thu May 29, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Real
Replies: 31
Views: 7065

Re: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Rea

Can you find out if WTTE is happening too Sat night and try to combine it somehow if it is?
by Rothlover
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 23551

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

We've got another spot open on my squad - if anyone wants in, just ask me. Translation: who wants to win CO trash? I have lived my life with one rule and one rule only: to be THE MAN, you have to BEAT the man. And on July 21, 2013, my team and I will be THE MAN at CO Trash. It's true. It's damn tru...
by Rothlover
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 24873

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

Marshall I'm sorry those two questions (Ramban/layning) played out that way. I'd have hoped anyone who said anything with "Torah" in their answer for the latter question was prompted. Hagbah, of course only refers to the actual lifting of the Torah, while Gelilah is the re-rolling/re-covering/re-cro...
by Rothlover
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 6766

Re: CO matchmaking

I, like Carsten would like to tentatively try and hit the $-100 packet discount, am not 100% on going yet and don't care at all about competitiveness, only that I don't dislike you as a person and vice-versa, so if you want a "proven" 7 PPG... Update: Need a 4th who likes getting their questions don...
by Rothlover
Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

Has anyone who was ever busted for quizbowl cheating just confessed and apologized? I'm unsure if they would elicit a different reaction, but it seems like fist-shaking defiance or "whatevah, brah" attitudes seem to be the prime reaction that I'm familiar with (I'm not super familiar with HS cheati...
by Rothlover
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

I messaged the Smithsonian and posted on that thread. The wording def makes it seem as if multiple Harvard students were involved, which is, of course, not remotely ok on Smithsonian's part.
by Rothlover
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 16607

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

I admit that I hadn't thought of that. I also can't fathom these article commentators though that are like "you CAN do it, so why are you surprised when people DO do it?" My bias I guess is against any rationalizations people give for this, which is probably something that no amount of proof could t...
by Rothlover
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 16607

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

Does NAQT have data that can allow this statement to be evaluated: “I had no intention to—and functionally speaking did not—benefit from the content of the questions in any way,” Watkins said. “A website containing question content was loaded. At no point did I read the questions therein.” It would ...
by Rothlover
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

Reddit, (on which Watkins is a user) http://www.reddit.com/r/news/comments/1 ... nt_titles/

Harvard needs a 22-0 run with 4 minutes on the clock. Only one Harvarder I know has that kind of magic in him...
by Rothlover
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

non-media, but apparently MMA forum-goers weighing in with a poll etc http://forums.sherdog.com/forums/showth ... p=81170839
by Rothlover
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

I wonder if this were translated into other languages what mistakes they'd make...

Also, anyone DVR'ing Harvard's tournament game tonight?
by Rothlover
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

I think if I updated with the url's to ALL the coverage at this point I'd be over the character limit. Dunno if there is some good way to organize 'em Here is AOL video's coverage, with what looks like some bits from an ABC 5 station bit on it, stationary video of NAQT's webpage and captioning of Wa...
by Rothlover
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 39193

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

So, I have more venting later, but I guess this is my immediate anger. Andy, as far as I'm concerned you are entirely deplorable. You won't even do the one thing that could even bring you one millionth of the way towards being redeemable, which would be confronting this in an open and honest manner ...
by Rothlover
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 41436

Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

So, this looks to be a thing that places are covering. I thought it would be useful to have all the links to news articles as they come out in one place so that people could scan them for mis-information etc. Like, when the Atlantic link had egregious lies in it, that was corrected super quick by th...
by Rothlover
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 8904

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

I think there is solid demand for trash from what I can tell from the spreadsheet/knowing other people who want to play. I think it depends on the format, but regardless 6 packets is the sort of thing that could be done in 3 hours tops with quick org. I want to play Eyes and trash and am amenable to...
by Rothlover
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 8904

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

Edit: I should be able to staff if needed, for lunch and transportation and play whatever side events...
by Rothlover
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 25617

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Just looking at my q's. The correct Chayefsky work, "The Latent Heterosexual" was changed in editing to "The Latent Homosexual." I hope this didn't screw anyone.
by Rothlover
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 25617

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Any chance we can get the set without the finals packets posted at least or more specific question discussion etc? I really enjoyed the tournament, frankly. Special thanks to Dallas, Brendan and Sam for having my sub 8 ppg self. There were lots of questions whose answer line I enjoyed seeing at this...
by Rothlover
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Predictions Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4422

Re: CO Predictions Thread

That's actually spelled "petit." And since Ike is too decent a guy to do it, I'm going to publicly laugh at the rest of you people for comically underestimating him for the umpteenth time. The comicality of ranking your team with the 250 ppg caliber teams instead of the 298-311 ppg teams is Holness...
by Rothlover
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Predictions Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4422

Re: CO Predictions Thread

Bottom to top ELISA: I admit that I really don't know anything about who these players are, or what they do or don't know. Their last names though don't appeal to me, though, unless Chip Horton is related to any of the notable Willie Horton's (I hope it's the Tiger great, though I'll settle for the ...
by Rothlover
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 61464

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

If anyone wants/needs a proper hotel, PM or e-mail me, and I can help. It seems most close hotels are in Paramus. Also, I'd be interested in playing film if that doesn't happen at KABO Maryland, if people will express interest.
by Rothlover
Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 61464

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Is anyone passing by exit 9 of the Turnpike? I have interest in this, in some form, for s & giggles... I can comp gas. Also, East Brunswick or Kushner Yeshiva affiliations represent?
by Rothlover
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 16294

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

is there a spreadsheet for FA's or whatever. I'd like to play this (also history possibly...) PM me or FB message me.
by Rothlover
Wed May 23, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)
Replies: 33
Views: 9067

Re: Who'll Kick the Krauts to Japan?: Movie Set

I want to play this, and if it happens at VCU Open, yay... That is all.
by Rothlover
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 18464

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

I wish that tossup on the Vilna Gaon had been written, but I'd settle for the Bescht question that mentioned Frankists, who are really the most practically influential false Messianic movement in Jewish history. The only reason this tournament lacked a tossup on the Vilna Gaon was that there was a ...
by Rothlover
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 38
Views: 7170

Re: CO Side Event Wrangling

Guerilla Trash, Film, then a tie between whichever lit writer writes more on "my" subjects and technology.
by Rothlover
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 18464

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Tu Bishvat It sounds like this maybe used to be more popular among some groups of Jewish people in the middle ages. Oh, who cares, I bet Matt Jackson will get it, pull the trigger! I don't know, maybe I'm being too much my own stereotype, but I knew that holiday since eighth grade just from having ...