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by historical pun
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 83250

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

If Omar Bongo or Hastings Banda has now risen to greater quizbowl fame than Dave Dacko, something is very wrong in the land of Oz. Maybe that means Dave Dacko is now "shadow canon"? If so, I'm glad I wrote on him. I don't have any special knowledge of David Dacko's degree of canoninity. What I do k...
by historical pun
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 83250

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

Also, just cause I'm me and I have to say things like this - David Dacko is so not hard. He's in the same tier of African presidents as Nyerere or Kaunda, and above the tier that includes people like Bongo or Banda. Dacko is a staple of the canon. Very uncontroversial answer choice to my mind. Davi...
by historical pun
Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 33097

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

Vissi d'arte wrote:Shoot, I didn't see this before now. If this is still being run as an open tournament, is it too late to sign up to play this?
Same here.
by historical pun
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 15633

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

I love the idea that we tied for the most powers in the field while going 4-6, but I'm afraid it is just that- an idea. I have us with only 3 (or maybe four, my scorekeeping is not very good) powers in round 4, as opposed to 10 (!!!).
by historical pun
Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 15633

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

I'm in the area and might be interested in playing this on Saturday... any update on what teams look like or if there's space for a (bad) free agent? We currently have only three players on our team (and already have a non-student, so no need to worry about fee increases). This sounds good (of cour...
by historical pun
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 15633

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

I'm in the area and might be interested in playing this on Saturday... any update on what teams look like or if there's space for a (bad) free agent?
by historical pun
Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 259043

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This will be more around 10 and it will be 10/10 +maybe some extra bonuses I had written, rather than 20/20 but it is still happening.
by historical pun
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 259043

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm writing a 20/20 packet on modern East Asia for CLEAR and am planning on reading/"playtesting" it Friday evening around 9,30 EST.
by historical pun
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament Playtesting
Replies: 44
Views: 7769

Re: Modern World Tournament Playtesting

I'd love to playtest this.
by historical pun
Wed May 01, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 25067

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

I'll admit I'm not aware of a law specifically saying "the cult of reason is the official religion of France" - however as it was a religion organized by the people running France at the time, who used the levers of state power to promote it to the exclusion of other competing religions, and who li...
by historical pun
Wed May 01, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 25067

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

Cult of Reason : I can't believe this question hasn't been more complained about. This amounts to a joke question in ACF Nationals and a mockery of the idea that religion is a quizbowl-worthy subject. Oh, you buzzed on the description of rationalizing iconography with Cult of the Supreme Being? FUC...
by historical pun
Wed May 01, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 25067

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

-I'd really liked to have seen tossups where a description is acceptable to mention this (like Swiss Catholics). This was a problem not only in a couple religion tossups but also in history; the tossup on comfort women required that exact term, but the tossup on atomic bomb survivors didn't require...
by historical pun
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 25067

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

This a minor point that doesn't relate to much of anything, but I found the contrast between the gun violence and Myanmar bonuses an interesting example of the challenges present in constructing current events bonuses (and many, many other bonuses I'm sure, but I don't know as much about other topic...
by historical pun
Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Good Current Events Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3361

Re: Writing Good Current Events Questions

The tricky thing about policies (this is purely from experience answering questions, but currents events is the closest thing I have to a specialty, so this topic interested me) is that it can be difficult to write a clue that a) points to a unique answer, rather than to a variety of potential peopl...