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by Kilby
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/5/2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/5/2009

Zack and Cody Make a Porno (Quintong et al.) went undefeated to win TrashMasters. Charlie will likely post the full results in the coming days. I'd like to give a special thanks to Dallin Kelson, Yogesh Raut, Charles Martin Jr., and Robert Slade for writing freelance packets so that we only had a sh...
by Kilby
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash mercenaries wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Trash mercenaries wanted

And packet received. Thanks Charles.

Freelance submissions are still welcome. E-mail me for details.
by Kilby
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/5/2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/5/2009

The final packet deadline is a bit more than 24 hours away, so here's a field update: *Marc Summers’ White Sneakers (J.R. Fennell, Nathan Stalvey, Jennifer Webb) *Zack and Cody Make a Porno (James Quintong, Brian Hight, Jeremy White, Mark Richey) *Team Name Not Yet Submitted (Greg Weinstein, Mike St...
by Kilby
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash mercenaries wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: Trash mercenaries wanted

@Dallin: in case you didn't check your e-mail, I got your packet.

@Sameer: definitely. E-mail me (john [dot] Kilby [at] gmail [dot] com) and I'll get you the info.
by Kilby
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASH Regionals (November 7-8, 2009)
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASH Regionals (November 7-8, 2009)

TRASH would like to announce that this year's edition of TRASH Regionals will be held across the country during the weekend of November 7-8, 2009. TRASH is currently working on a revised set of guidelines and benefits for potential hosts of TRASH Regionals. If you and your organization are intereste...
by Kilby
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian TRASH Regionals - Nov. 10/07, Brock University
Replies: 6
Views: 2654

Re: Canadian TRASH Regionals - Nov. 10/07, Brock University

BobDole wrote:Are these stats posted? And if so, where? Have I missed something important?
I have the stats that Brock sent us... if you want a copy, send me an e-mail (john [dot] kilby [at] gmail [dot] com) and I'll send them to you.
by Kilby
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

Now might be a good time to get those stats and standings online. Sorry, I lost the stats disk. ... Sorry Charlie, I couldn't resist. Anyways, the stats for the first eleven rounds are below. I'll get the rest of them up later... I have some illness in my family, so it may be a week or two before I...
by Kilby
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

Stats for the first eleven rounds can be temporarily found here:

http://www.terminallytrivial.com/quizbo ... dings.html

More detailed stats (including ones from rounds 12-14 and notable buzzes like insanely early ones and gloriously wrong ones) will be posted later.
by Kilby
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

(There were - despite a large and very closely bunched middle in one of the brackets in particular - no circles of death, and if I remember correctly no head-to-head tiebreaker anywhere in the field moved a team from one tier up/ down into another tier.) I *think* there was one instance where two t...
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

One of the benefits of having games in adjacent rooms in Holt became a disadvantage when audio questions could be heard through the walls. It was not anything that could have changed the outcome of a game, but it was annoying. It was disappointing having to travel between different floors in Grote....
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

The other thing I heard about was what is referred to as "indie" rock. I wrote/accepted a number of these questions but fewer than some players would have liked and indeed fewer than part of me wanted to. The set had more bonuses in the category than TUs since I harbored a concern that TUs about ac...
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

Video games definitely had coverage mostly from the very new and the old, with games from five to ten years ago being mostly left out (the Goldeneye bonus is the only one that comes to mind from that time frame). I don't know what the rest of the FFVII bonus was like, as it was lamed by the other t...
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

Troy Aikman - If you try to name 16-bit football videogames STARRING an athlete, you have Joe Montana and Troy Aikman. Pick one. Well there's this , but I'd imagine even fewer people played that one than Troy Aikman's game... BTW, I love how the All Game Guide recommends the Japanese NES game based...
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

The playoff format that's been used for the past n years has taken the top two teams from each of the 3 prelim brackets into the finals group, with only the head-to-head records carrying over. That resulted in a four-round finals series with each team starting either 1-0 or 0-1. This year, with onl...
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

In response to Jeremy's comments: first off, I apologize for not running the standard format... I intended on doing that, but I was told by my staff members that this was not what I communicated during the opening meeting. I had about five or six things going on at that point, including trying to re...
by Kilby
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

Unless I'm missing something, three of those 16 (Viewtiful Joe, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, and I suppose the developer of the Railroad Tycoon series) are from the past five years. Well, I'd also add Destructoid to the list. I'll also add that two of the questions from the rounds that weren't playe...
by Kilby
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

The "Puzzle" tossup, which asked you to name a genre of videogame shouldn't have been asked, period. I wrote this one a while back and wasn't sure if I should junk it or roll the dice and put it in a set. The main reason I used it was for variety's sake... it was definitely different from the other...
by Kilby
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

Re: TRASHionals 11 Discussion

I don't want to taint the discussion too much before hearing what others have to say, but I'll mention a few things to get this thread started. First, I apologize for the hour or so delay we had in getting the tournament started on Saturday morning. We had a team who had accepted their invitation no...
by Kilby
Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH 2008-09 Season: Call For Hosts
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

Re: TRASH 2008-09 Season: Call For Hosts

My apologies for not checking the date ahead of time. For a number of years (at least as long as I've been playing and now working for TRASH), TRASH Regionals have always taken place on the weekend following Election Day. For now, I've edited the post. Eric, I'll get back to your e-mail. Thanks for ...
by Kilby
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH 2008-09 Season: Call For Hosts
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

TRASH 2008-09 Season: Call For Hosts

TRASH would like to invite teams to consider hosting either the next TRASH Regionals or TRASHionals. TRASH Regionals 2008 will be held this fall, probably in November. In addition to financial incentives, all hosts that follow our guidelines will receive an automatic bid to TRASHionals 12. For more ...
by Kilby
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals 11 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 7124

TRASHionals 11 Discussion

Please use this thread to discuss anything about TRASHionals 11 (the tournament, questions, etc.). Myself and several other TRASH members will be dropping by to participate in the discussion. If you have any comments that you would like to privately submit to TRASH, you can e-mail them to me (john [...
by Kilby
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

Congratulations to The Republic of Dirkadirkastan (Meghan Clancy, Chris Hendry, Michael Kearney, Al Przygoki, and Dren Rollins) for winning TRASHionals 11: One Louder. They defeated the Mike Keenan Employment Agency, LLC (Craig Barker, Mike Burger, Anne Traicoff, Geoff Zmyslowski) in the finals. Tha...
by Kilby
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

I just sent out a final update to all team contacts... if anyone did not get that message, please contact me. Otherwise, we will see all of you this weekend at TRASHionals 11!
by Kilby
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

Hello, everyone. I have a lot of updates to post, so I'll get started without delay... --- We still have room for a few more teams. If you (or someone you know) is interested in playing, e-mail me. --- If you are looking for a team to join or looking for someone to add to your squad, drop me a line ...
by Kilby
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament by the Sea V & 10: Woolworth the Trip (Mar 15
Replies: 8
Views: 2362

Re: Tournament by the Sea V & 10: Woolworth the Trip (Mar 15

CSQuizJags wrote:Kilby 1 5 0 0.200 148.0 249.0 -101.0 4 19 2 100 7.40 2.00 23 500 21.74
I feel pretty good about finishing 1-5, considering I wasn't there... :smile:
by Kilby
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Building a buzzer
Replies: 15
Views: 9063

Re: Building a buzzer

I had an idea that I started working on for making a cheap buzzer system using a laptop and the controllers from the PS2 game Buzz: http://www.amazon.com/BUZZ-The-Mega-Quiz-Bundle/dp/B000UH82QM The buzzers that come with the game are daisy chained and connect via USB. If you plug them into a Windows...
by Kilby
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

TRASH would like to announce that the official hotel of TRASHionals 11 will be the Sheraton Read House. The Read House is located downtown and is minutes away from UTC. More information on the hotel can be found here: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=147...
by Kilby
Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

One last reminder: the deadline for accepting or declining your bid is the end of today. Once more, I've updated the list of teams who haven't contacted us yet.
by Kilby
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Continued thanks to the teams who have replied. I've updated the list of teams we are still waiting to hear from.
by Kilby
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Coelacanth wrote:I talked to the Minnesota people at the SCT and they aren't coming to TRASHionals.
Thanks for the heads-up.
by Kilby
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

Thanks to the teams who have responded regarding their bids. With less than a week before the bid deadline passes, we still have yet to hear from the following teams: Brock Gerbil Baby Gerbil Missouri S&T Pastor of Muppets Romero et al. UC-Irvine UCLA Unverified Voracity Werewolf Bar Mitzvah Teams h...
by Kilby
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters (12/1/07) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: RESULTS: TrashMasters (12/1/2007) at UT-Chattanooga

Your Genial Quizmaster wrote:...Sensory Overload on 12/2 (won by... was it Mike Burger? Someone help me out here...).
It was indeed Mike... Michael Kearney, that is.
by Kilby
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

TRASH would like to announce the teams who are being invited to TRASHionals 11. If you are on the list, you have until February 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM to accept or decline your invite. To do so, send me an e-mail (john [dot] kilby [at] gmail [dot] com) with "TRASHionals 11 Bid" in the subject line. If...
by Kilby
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash questions from Wikipedia
Replies: 15
Views: 2946

Will Run PACE for Reese's wrote:How appropriate would it be to begin a question or a clue with "According to Wikipedia" ???
Ha, then question writing just got a lot easier.

"According to an edit I just made in Wikipedia... I mean, according to Wikipedia..."
by Kilby
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash questions from Wikipedia
Replies: 15
Views: 2946

If you have access to this year's Ann B. Davis set, look at the Celebrity Fight Club/Delaware packet. No fewer than three tossups and two bonuses have direct copy+paste from Wikipedia such that there are still blue hyperlinks to other Wikipedia articles. Given that this was my team's packet, that c...
by Kilby
Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)
Replies: 14
Views: 6244

ANNOUNCEMENT: TRASHionals 11 (4/04/08 - 4/06/08)

TRASH is happy to announce that TRASHionals 11: One Louder will be held at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on the weekend of April 4-6, 2008. The tournament directors will be Rebecca Golden and myself (John Kilby). Bids and other important information will be announced in the coming weeks...
by Kilby
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3338

EDIT: I've erased my request for teammates because... well, I found teammates. Thanks.
by Kilby
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters (12/1/07) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

A semi-update on Aural Pleasure (Sunday's audio game)... The plan is to incorporate visuals into the game this year (I guess I'll have to change the name now). It was recently brought to my attention the possibility of someone with a visual impairment showing up expecting to play an all-audio game. ...
by Kilby
Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

My concern is that the same logic which applies to bad TV or bad movies is going to start applying to bad videogames, namely that "I played it once a long time ago and it was fun so here's a tossup about it." Dang it, there goes my toss-up on the NES's Mickey Mousecapade that I wrote for TRASHional...
by Kilby
Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

As far as wikiplagarism goes, I know that the second clue of the "The Thing" tossup is almost verbatim from the wikipedia entry. I am a fan of the movie and was able to buzz on the clue referencing the only female voice as that of the chess computer thanks to wikipedia. Perhaps its not direct plaga...
by Kilby
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

Well, I would have liked to see a little bit more 16 bit videogames, as I feel they weren't very well represented in the tournament. Duly noted. It did feel like there were some "affirmitive action" videogame tossups like Lair that seemed to be in the set to include a certain system (in this case t...
by Kilby
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

leftsaidfred wrote:On a general note, as a moderator, page breaks in the middle of questions would have killed me and caused much complaining.
I think everyone (even myself) agrees on this account. This was due to a technical issue and will be fixed before TRASHionals.
by Kilby
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

On video games, if you can't vary the selection find someone who can. Based on that tournament I would have assumed video games didn't exist before 2007, other than Dig Dug. (Questions pretty much hit the stereotypical "new" high points: Guitar Hero III, Halo 3, BioShock, Metroid Prime 3 ... Lair f...
by Kilby
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

In order to know the actual name of the song, you'd have to look it up, download the soundtrack (legally, right?), or import the CD. I was talking to someone tonight who pointed out to me that the game does actually tell you the name of the song playing when you start the level. Even though I own t...
by Kilby
Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

I got the question at "on the Rocks". Believe it or not, in my experience, a lot of people who have not played the game have heard the soundtrack, and know the tune of the theme song and that it's called "Katamari on the Rocks", so that may not have been as hardcore a clue as you thought. (Disclaim...
by Kilby
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

In addition to the Virtual Boy / Atari Lynx / Game.com bonus (which I assume I underestimated the difficulty of the Lynx on), there was one on the Phantom Hourglass that sadly got randomized to bonus 20 in one round and there was also a bonus on PSP puzzle games that you may or may not have seen. I...
by Kilby
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two TRASH Reminders
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

For the sake of organization, discussion about this year's regionals has moved to this thread:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4659
by Kilby
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 17677

I'll have more to say after some more discussion has occurred (and when it's not six hours until I have to get up and go to work), but just a few comments on what people have mentioned so far. (Note I'm quoting some of the posts from the old thread.) Did anyone else think the Joystiq question in Rou...
by Kilby
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Southeast Regionals (11/10/07) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

drollins wrote:For those who may take issue with the name listed above, I would like to correct it. It should be *Pasty* White Skolniks.
I have made this correction in both the post and in the SQBS stats.
by Kilby
Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Southeast Regionals (11/10/07) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Congratulations to Pasty White Skolniks (Megan Clancy, Chris Hendry, Michael Kearney, Al Pryzgocki, and Dren Rollins), winners of the 2007 TRASH Southeast Regionals. The tournament MVP was Joseph Dion of While My Guitar Hero Gently Weeps. In spite of the limited attendance due to transportation and ...