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by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 22657

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

I'll be mostly in Minnesota from the beginning of June until the end of September, and I'm interested in playing open events in the upper midwest during this time.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-format submission tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 4144

Re: NAQT-format submission tournament

I'd really like for this to happen and for something like this to happen during 2015-2016, as well.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Suggestions for a new ACF distribution
Replies: 98
Views: 25517

Re: Suggestions for a new ACF distribution

The reason why mythology should be eliminated or vastly reduced is that it's fundamentally unworthy of representation in a body of knowledge that ostensibly has extrinsic value . We don't ask about comic books and the Batman storyline in Literature; neither should we ask about Hercules and Thor in ...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 10501

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm not totally sure I can make it this year, but I'd like to play. I'm good at social science and assorted humanities.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?
Replies: 31
Views: 5660

Re: Favorite Books or Other Works of Literature?

If you love South America as much as the people in this thread seem to, Cueto's The Blue Hour is an excellent book you probably won't learn about through quiz bowl.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 53820

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Though I think that going with one of Seth's schedules and not excluding teams would be the best plan, if the field is going to be capped at 17 teams, the "fairest" (by which I mean most efficient) way of distributing rights to play CO would be to rank teams by how much they value the ability to pla...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue May 07, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 24480

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I'd like to play this. I suck at history, but I probably suck less than usual at Marshall history.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sat May 04, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 14124

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
YESSSSS
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed May 01, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 25852

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

This man strongly influenced the recent book Rebel Cities, which in one section praises how city planning encouraged community action in El Alto and Cochabamba, while other applications of this man’s work to geography are encouraged by the Antipode Foundation and Journal. In 1990, Julie Graham argu...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 14584

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

I agree with Bruce, and apparently everyone else, that there is sometimes a liberal bias in question tone, but in many ways quizbowl has a conservative bias in topics. Knowledge of the classics is more highly emphasized in quizbowl than it is at most universities, and I believe that someone like Rog...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 17078

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I'll be going to Columbia Law next fall, and I plan on playing at least a small amount of quizbowl. I'll be in New York around the beginning of August, if anyone wants to hold practices that early. If anyone from Columbia wants to add me to a list, my email is alexandergerten@gmail.com
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 6933

Re: CO Date Poll

I am a free agent for this.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 8887

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

The existence of an overasked, under-important/over-dumb answer within a category is not automatically evidence that the category in question is overrepresented within the distribution. How many arguments in this thread fall apart when that silly rhetorical crutch is removed? The Cao Dai example wa...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 8887

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

I agree with Marshall that myth is dumb. I also think that each of RMP is overrepresented. Regarding R: Every person on this thread probably knows what Cao Dai is. Maybe one or two people on this thread know anything about post-invasion Vietnam. That is self-evidently weird. M: Of all the famous sto...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Splitting teams at SCT
Replies: 29
Views: 4085

Re: Splitting teams at SCT

What would be wrong with leaving some discretion to NAQT officials to determine whether or not teams can shuffle players between SCT and ICT? The default could be no shuffling, and teams could make appeals if they have a legitimate reason to alter their rosters.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 11476

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

Tower Monarch wrote:. . . Dummit. . .
Completely unrelated, but this guy's son (who's a math grad student at Madison) totally played on my ACF Fall team.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9298

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion

I'm not complaining about clues being too easy or even clues being "stock," whatever that actually means. Rather, I think in many places difficulty was determined less by "how likely is it someone in the general population has heard of this" and more "how often has a quiz bowler heard about this." ...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

I think that all of the Chicago people who were among the top 12 scorers received prizes. I was told that some people were awarded prizes during the finals match as well. You, Adam from Northwestern, and Anton from "Machiavelli Academy" all qualified for prizes, but I don't know if any of you guys r...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

Prelim stats can be found here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... l_prelims/

I'll have playoff stats and combined stats posted soon.

edit: link that works was added
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

The reason we were unable to have individual stats compiled by the end of prelims is that SQBS crashed multiple times. I apologize to the people who had to leave before we could hand out individual awards, and as I said before playoffs started, I'll ship books to anyone who earned a prize but was un...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

Chicago B beat Chicago A in a two-game advantaged final. Chicago B also won the Undergrad title, and Truman State won the Division II title. I'll have stats up tomorrow.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 32578

Re: Fine arts/music

Firstly, I was only trying to make a theoretical point with the Harry Potter thing. I used that theoretical point to support the proposition that there would be nothing wrong with having a question on Playhouse 90 in the FA distribution of a hard tournament. Your gripe distorts my point entirely. Se...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

Parking information can be found here, and a campus map can be found here. I would recommend parking in lot 26 along Observatory Drive because it is free, and it is close to the tournament.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 32578

Re: Fine arts/music

Some of rock music and television is art. The only people who dispute that are braying, Bloomian (take your pick) windbags. The question is whether rock and television are academic. For a question to be considered academic, the content of the question should only contain things that most people woul...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Logic of an Upper Midwest ACF Regionals Site
Replies: 11
Views: 2733

Re: The Logic of an Upper Midwest ACF Regionals Site

For what it's worth, Wisconsin will almost certainly have at least one team at every tournament held in Minnesota during the spring semester of this year.

edit: Because I will be living in Minnesota and will still have eligibility.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

Field:
House (3)
Machiavelli Academy (1)
Northwestern (2)
Truman State (2)
Northern Michigan University (2)
Lawrence (2)
Chicago (6)
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3
Replies: 22
Views: 10854

ACF Fall Midwest at the University of Wisconsin 11/3

The University of Wisconsin will be hosting ACF Fall for the Midwest on November 3, 2012. The tournament will take place at Van Vleck Hall barring further notice Registration To register for our site, you must email me at gerten@wisc.edu AND ALSO fill out this form . In your registration, please men...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Social Science Side Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Re: Social Science Side Tournament

An update: I'm too busy with things to complete this tournament this fall, but I've finished about 40 questions, and I plan on writing the rest of it after I graduate in December. I've decided to make this pretty experimental and to include a substantial amount of late-19th and 20th century intellec...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping up with current events
Replies: 18
Views: 5798

Re: Keeping up with current events

I disagree with Bruce regarding the proposition that reading amalgamators is more efficient than reading individual news sources. The best reporting is typically done by sources that cost $$ (like the FT, NYT, and WSJ), which are not accessible through amalgamators, and good newspapers give you a st...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Social Science Side Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1466

Social Science Side Tournament

I've started to work on a social science side tournament that should be finished by November or December. Any TD who would be interested in mirroring it can contact me at gerten@wisc.edu. Format and Difficulty: The tournament will consist of 8 packets of 21 tossups (no bonuses). Each tossup will be ...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26219

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Now that I think of it, that Lewis question provides an example where using the word "famous" can actually improve a question. At the time, I thought the criticism was some random book review, but I might have been prompted to think of Orientalism if I had known that the criticism itself was famous.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26219

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Also, what did people think of a tossup on Richard Florida While I'm not a huge Florida fan, I think that having a tu on him was a good idea because it rewards people that actually know stuff about social science over people who memorize packets. After looking back at that particular packet, I thin...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 24395

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

To whom it may concern: I'd like to play all of the side tournaments besides myth, which I can staff at.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26219

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Yeah, having to say that economics has been called the "dismal" science and that a particular case of a one-person economy with production is known as "Robinson Crusoe" is pretty much high-school level economics. "Stone Age Economics" probably wouldn't be asked about in high school, but it's also a...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 24395

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

I didn't think that I would be able to go to this, but it turns out that I can. If the Minnesota contingent has room and I can find a team, I'd like to go.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 21
Views: 5684

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'd like to play, and I know philosophy, social science, and current events pretty well.

edit: A recent change of events makes it so that I can go to the tournament on the 21st.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 10522

Re: Beyond the canon...

current events in mACF (I don't really understand why this doesn't make the cut) Current events + packet submission = bad news. (ie, swarms of repeats on whatever was in the headlines immediately prior to the packet deadline) True, though at the high school level there aren't many packet submission...
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 71056

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Morraine Man wrote:(2) Alex Gerton: how many teammates do you plan on having?
One. It would be awesome if I could get more.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '09-'10
Replies: 139
Views: 17270

Re: Minnesota '09-'10

gaurav.kandlikar wrote:Hope to see people around at the Carleton tourney...
When is this happening?
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 71056

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

I'll be playing this with one of my teammates.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 5901

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Prof.Whoopie wrote:
nobthehobbit wrote:
MicroEStudent wrote:
BGSO wrote:
Cantaloupe (disambiguation) wrote:Didn't play this, but I'd like to see the discussion, and I'm not playing any mirrors.
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robert Schumann Bicentennial Tournament - 3/27 @ UMN
Replies: 17
Views: 3546

Re: Robert Schumann Bicentennial Tournament - 3/27 @ UMN

I'm surprised none of the other teams in the state that have attended non-NAQT tournaments in the pass, like SPC and Chaska, for example, have shown interest. Heh. Central should be there with a team, though we'll be missing some people. It'll be more than just myself though. Will Martin be there?
by The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man
Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Spring Tournament at Carleton
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Spring Tournament at Carleton

Just wondering, what are the odds of this happening?