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by Bartleby
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 6884

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

Hey folks -- I am still looking to play this, and will gladly be placed on a free agent team if necessary, but if anyone would like to team up, I co-wrote CO Trash in 2014, and am a (fairly) reliable scorer, especially in film and television. I can be reached at tuf93700@temple.edu if anyone is look...
by Bartleby
Sat May 27, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 25819

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

Hey, this was good goofy fun! Thanks to Josh and Fort Osage, as well as Emmett for wrangling us.
by Bartleby
Fri May 26, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 25819

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

Shan Hogan and I are teaming up for this.
by Bartleby
Wed May 24, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 25819

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

I put this in the spreadsheet, but would definitely be interested in playing this at HSNCT, depending on when it runs.
by Bartleby
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4271

Re: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)

Thanks to the writers for creating a stellar tournament, and to Maryland for being gracious hosts!
by Bartleby
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4271

Re: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)

So, what's the verdict?
by Bartleby
Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4271

Re: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)

Logan Anbinder and I are looking for one, and potentially two teammates for this tournament. Please e-mail me (brian.mcnamara@temple.edu) or send me a PM if you're interested.
by Bartleby
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4271

Re: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)

Is this considered to be the east coast mirror of CO Trash?
by Bartleby
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 54649

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

Hey, it has reached my attention that David Seal, although apparently neck-deep in a legal quagmire of Gaddisian proportions, will be very sad if there isn't an East Coast mirror of CO trash for him to play. I assume there are other people, not all of whom are Marnold, who feel similarly. If you're...
by Bartleby
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 16245

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

If this does not happen at the same time as trash, I would be happy to read for it.
by Bartleby
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Trash Side Event at uWaterloo (27th June)
Replies: 5
Views: 3147

Re: Trash Side Event at uWaterloo (27th June)

I will play this.
by Bartleby
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke mirror at uWaterloo (28th June)
Replies: 16
Views: 6192

Re: Delta Burke mirror at uWaterloo (28th June)

I would like to play this tournament, if there is a team with space.

Edit: apparently I am playing this with Aayush et al
by Bartleby
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Discussion of press coverage of HSNCT/quizbowl events
Replies: 19
Views: 7230

Re: Discussion of press coverage of HSNCT/quizbowl events

I know this is college-related and not high school, but has nobody else seen this yet? I think this is great!

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/i-was- ... 1417053773
by Bartleby
Sun May 24, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Click Here to Become Sad
Replies: 59
Views: 24878

Re: Click Here to Become Sad

For most Canadians (or at least for Ontario, where most Canadian quizbowlers are from), anything before the First World War is consigned to middle school classes taken nearly a decade before their collegiate careers. Unless someone went out of their way to learn more about topics like Louis Riel, J...
by Bartleby
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 22309

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I will be pursuing a PhD in history at Temple University. It does not seem to me that Temple has an active club, and it is not likely that I will have time to start one. I will, however, be happy to staff those events which are easily accessible by transit in the general area, and would be happy to ...
by Bartleby
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 33928

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Bonus 14 (pretty much just three incomprehensible [really, you had over two months to fix these typos!], tenuously-related hard parts ): For 10 points each, name some subreddits: [10] The title character cannot into space in this subreddit of user created images with country flags as round objects....
by Bartleby
Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 38507

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

I have stayed at the Microtel, which is something like four or five miles away from campus, was less than $70 a night, and was clean, had wifi, and a free continental breakfast.
by Bartleby
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwestern Spring Trash
Replies: 12
Views: 4663

Re: Midwestern Spring Trash

I don't think there necessarily is a 'cannon' of trash answers that needs to appear in every tournament, so long as you're writing accessible questions. Still, I'd argue there's room for both directors in a standard-issue trash packet. But then, just to play devil's advocate to myself, what happens...
by Bartleby
Sun Nov 30, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwestern Spring Trash
Replies: 12
Views: 4663

Re: Midwestern Spring Trash

Thanks for the replies about Ohio trash and COTTAGE Bowl. Those are now on our radar. I was looking at the COTTAGE Bowl global announcement and had a question I wanted to pose, though: The discussion of the distribution says the questions are roughly half from the 1990s and half from the 2000s. Is ...
by Bartleby
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Tournaments/Being Competitive
Replies: 18
Views: 6480

Re: Tournaments/Being Competitive

While I won't pretend to know much about the social dynamics of quiz bowl in the US, I think that Chris' post raises a pretty good point overall, which is that the best way to find out how someone feels is to ask them. This thought occurred to me when I read Kenneth's post as well, in that it made s...
by Bartleby
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal
Replies: 47
Views: 15987

Re: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal

A reminder that if at all possible please get these packets into me by Sunday morning. I currently have three. I know that at least packets from Rob Carson et al, Joe Nutter et al, Will Nediger et al, Matt Weiner et al, and maybe a few others (Andrew Hart? Auroni Gupta?) are in some state of comple...
by Bartleby
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 17558

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

While I am staffing the main event on Saturday, I would prefer to play DUST and would also prefer that it run on Saturday, as I cannot attend Sunday.
by Bartleby
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal
Replies: 47
Views: 15987

Re: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal

There will be at least two packets completed for this by the Michigan VCUO. If you are almost done with a packet, please complete it this week so we can run at least the initial version of this event then (future packets of course will be played elsewhere). I won't be done by then, but could probab...
by Bartleby
Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal
Replies: 47
Views: 15987

Re: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal

I would write for and play this tournament.
by Bartleby
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 22689

Re: VETO 2014

3) The doublethink: I laud plans to make a new tournament. But why are you trying to destroy an old one at the same time? My own personal opinions (that VETO isn't fantastic and probably shouldn't exist any more) aside, I think I made it pretty clear that as long as people continue to enjoy VETO fo...
by Bartleby
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014 packet discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5033

Re: VETO 2014

Here's an idea: stop playing this atrocious waste-of-time tournament. I mean, I don't really think Jay's out of line to do whatever the hell he wants in his VETO packet; as he points out, this is a tournament that once had a bonus asking people to pick up candy with chopsticks. But, the very fact th...
by Bartleby
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 10333

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

Ottawa Hybrid is being played at the St. Louis Open today.
by Bartleby
Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 19291

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

The problem here is that local media won't cover the fact that Colonel By is the highest ever ranked Canadian team ever and has an outside but fair chance at top 25 next year but will go nuts about a championship. When Lisgar won Reach for the Top Nationals in 2008, there was an article about it it...
by Bartleby
Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20
Replies: 47
Views: 22109

Re: 3M: Chicago Open History Doubles, 7/20

Let's try and nail down registration by the beginning of July, so we can think of an appropriate format/schedule. More specific pricing info to come (can't be more than $10 a person, though, I would guess, if that). About two thirds of the American history tossups have been written, and I'd like to...
by Bartleby
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: writer training-cum-tournament idea
Replies: 24
Views: 5709

Re: writer training-cum-tournament idea

Hey, I appreciate the various offers of freelance questions, but I think there are good reasons for continuing to target a bunch of side events as the ultimate product of this project... I didn't realize I was running counter to the spirit of the project by posting -- John's posts made it seem like...
by Bartleby
Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: writer training-cum-tournament idea
Replies: 24
Views: 5709

Re: writer training-cum-tournament idea

Along Nick's lines, I would be willing to write trash for this if there was interest in a) making it a full tournament and b) seeing that tournament include trash.
by Bartleby
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 266029

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Cheynem wrote:A lot of people missed my packet--I'm willing to read it later this week in IRC if anyone wants to hear it.
I'd support this happening.
by Bartleby
Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 266029

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Wasabi wrote:I've written a vanity packet of about 30 or so tossups, which is a mix of rock from 1960 to now and rap. I'll read it at 10p EST on Sunday, or after the online mirror of CHB ends if it runs that late.

EDIT: Clarifying that the rap does not stretch back until the 1960's.
Is this still happening?
by Bartleby
Sat May 17, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 14860

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

For payment instructions, please send a check made out to "National History Bee and Bowl" for the amount owed (one check per team, please - if you need to pay $15 or whatever to someone on your team, that's fine, but I only want one check per team, so figure out who's sending the check in). The che...
by Bartleby
Mon May 12, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 6570

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

One of the nice things about this tournament is the amount of mirrors that are typically held. I think that the expansions that you've suggested are a good thing -- they allow for regions to use the set in whatever way is most constructive. In Florida, that might mean staying closer to the original ...
by Bartleby
Mon May 05, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 116552

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Senegalese Quizbowl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GEn1ajKQBU Whoa. You know, this reminds me, there's got to be at least some members of this community who can write passably in French. If NAQT or HSAPQ opened up a French division, they could tap into a lot of the Francophone Canadian market, at...
by Bartleby
Mon May 05, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 116552

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Senegalese Quizbowl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GEn1ajKQBU Whoa. You know, this reminds me, there's got to be at least some members of this community who can write passably in French. If NAQT or HSAPQ opened up a French division, they could tap into a lot of the Francophone Canadian market, at...
by Bartleby
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 22689

Re: VETO 2014

Also, please note that the above linked page is pretty much used every year. As far as I know, there isn't actually an application process for playing in VETO that involves an invitation system. If you want to play, then just find a team, write a packet, and play. Peter: see above. Emphasis mine.
by Bartleby
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7447

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

You don't need to be president, but if someone else registers the teams, I don't know if you have the ability to edit the teams. I once registered Minnesota's teams despite never holding any position with the club, but I think this freezes out the ability of other people to do the same (?) This is ...
by Bartleby
Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2945

Re: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament

This is almost certainly due to my illegible handwriting, but "Shelly" is actually Shelby from UOttawa.

Thanks for writing this Huma -- it was a lot of fun!
by Bartleby
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Ottawa defeated Waterloo A in the first game of an advantaged final.

Stats will be forthcoming within the next couple of days, as there are a few small fixes that I need to make.
by Bartleby
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

We have finished our round robin. Ottawa remains atop the field with a 7-0 record, and Waterloo A, Toronto, and Carleton are the four teams in the championship bracket. The consolation bracket features Waterloo C, McMaster, Waterloo B, and Waterloo D.
by Bartleby
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Play has resumed from our lunch break, with Ottawa currently atop the field at 5-0.

I would post stats, but I don't seem to have authorization to alter the DB listing for this tournament.
by Bartleby
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Round One is now underway. I will post updates periodically.
by Bartleby
Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Thanks Aaron. We are at a round eight teams, and the field for this tournament is now closed unless you can keep us at an even number of teams. A logistics email was sent around earlier this week, so I will keep this post brief, but please meet no later than 8:45AM in the Mathematics and Computers (...
by Bartleby
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

If I haven't received your registration by midnight tonight, I'm closing the field.
by Bartleby
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

FIELD UPDATE

Carleton (1)
Ottawa (1)
McMaster (1)
Toronto (1)
Waterloo (4)

There is a field rounding together for this, and we'd love you to be a part of it!
by Bartleby
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

This tournament is in two weeks, and so far only Carleton has registered. I'd hate to have them drive all that way to play themselves, so you should contact me to let me know that you're coming!
by Bartleby
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7990

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Everyone:

I will be serving as the Tournament Director for this tournament. From here on out, please e-mail me at bmcnamar@uwaterloo.ca to register for this tournament, or if you have any other questions or concerns.
by Bartleby
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: general discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 4820

Re: 2014 SCT: general discussion

The current events questions in this set seemed less well-written than those in last year's SCT. Was there a change in editorship? There was no change in CE editorship. Do you have more specific comments on what seemed better last year/worse this year? -Seth The world current events questions seem ...