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by sambrochin
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 12050

Re: High School Player Poll

I played ACRONYM solo and came third. I think that deserves at least one vote for something.
by sambrochin
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7240

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Circling back to the Minnelli tossup, I think you should've at least thrown in a mention of Gigi, although maybe that's just the awards-show nerd in me talking.
by sambrochin
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Re: CMST: Detailed stats

At NYU, Chris White was given a couple tossups I buzzed on (Fosse and Abraham).

Also, I was given a few questions I definitely did not get, such as the Dayton Accords and Titus Andronicus. Unfortunately, I can't remember who actually got these tossups.
by sambrochin
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 45496

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Do you have Columbia Fall on there?
by sambrochin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 16380

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I might write a few questions on ad campaigns or something. I won’t be around to read them, though, but I’ll figure that part out when I actually get around to writing them.
by sambrochin
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 32482

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

You're too kind.

But seriously, what was with that MacGuffin tossup? And why was it basically the only film tossup in the whole set?
by sambrochin
Fri May 26, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)

HSNCT, 10 PM Saturday
by sambrochin
Fri May 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

Sam Brochin Presents 3 will be read at 10 PM Saturday.
by sambrochin
Tue May 23, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 3401

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

I'd love to fit a reading of Sam Brochin Packet 3 in there, if there's enough time/interest.
by sambrochin
Sat May 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252010

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Yesterday, this math-based Youtube channel released a video that pretty heavily used Gaussian integers, so that was in the front of my mind. Great channel, everyone should check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaL_Cb42WyY
by sambrochin
Sat May 20, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252010

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

jonah wrote:When is your Gaussian integers packet being played?
I guess you watched that 3Blue1Brown video too
by sambrochin
Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 10726

Re: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list pleas

I can clear up the Prison Bowl pseudonyms, if that helps.
by sambrochin
Sun May 14, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)

This packet is done! And I read it! With no prior announcement!

Final score (roughly, because I wasn't paying close attention to the scoring):
Parth: 345
Jakob: 95 (left after 10)
Alistair: 50
Chloe: 45
Krishna: 10
Yared: 10

More readings will be held, this time with a specified date and time.
by sambrochin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Documenting plagiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 7299

Re: Documenting plagiarism

Edited out because I'm an idiot
by sambrochin
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 15933

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016)

I will totally play this.
by sambrochin
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3630

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

Can I see the trash questions on auctions, assassinations and Archer?
by sambrochin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 14156

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

Whoever wrote the SMBC bonus: Thank you. You have no idea how happy that made me feel. I really can't decide what I think about the "Grayson Allen tripping people" question. On the one hand, I do like creative answerlines, but on the other hand, it seemed more appropriate for a trash packet. Then ag...
by sambrochin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 6431

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

I don't think the Revolutionary War question should've dropped that Boston Massacre woodcut clue so early. Same with search algorithms and breadth-first. The chiaroscuro bonus seems pretty easily 30'd for anyone who's taken a high school art course. I agree that Law of Large Numbers was a good idea ...
by sambrochin
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Ryan's Questions (Science and Several Others)
Replies: 3
Views: 2353

Re: Ryan's Questions (Science and Several Others)

I also loved the Kim Jong-Nam question. Yeah, the distance running one was crazy hard. I'm surprised I even 10'ed it. Both of your basketball tossups seemed like they were really obscure/specific things to toss up in an actual academic tournament. Also, the reader in my room didn't say "Player and t...
by sambrochin
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)

Might as well announce this now so people actually show up to the readings at nats. The Increasingly Inaccurately Named Third Annual Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet Revolutions: This Time It's Personal is on its way! The epic * conclusion ** to the Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet trilogy is 60% written, a...
by sambrochin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 10286

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

I'm pretty free whenever. What works for you?
by sambrochin
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 10286

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Will you be doing another reading of this? I had a paper to write, so I unfortunately couldn't make it on Sunday.
by sambrochin
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 12388

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

I'm also on the "everloving crap" team.
by sambrochin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 10286

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

I can't do Saturday, but the rest of the days seem good.
by sambrochin
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Wake Up Sheeple - the Sequel to [REDACTED]
Replies: 13
Views: 4556

Re: Wake Up Sheeple - the Sequel to [REDACTED]

Can I submit a packet? This was one of my favorite sets of trash packets last year, and I'd love to send some questions in.
by sambrochin
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Side Event of a Madman
Replies: 10
Views: 4369

Re: Side Event of a Madman

I assume you mean Razzie winner Donald Trump.
by sambrochin
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

Glad to hear it! I loved [REDACTED], by the way. I'd also like to announce, to anyone still reading this forum, that the epic * conclusion ** to the Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet trilogy is in development, and will arrive in time for nationals. It will be everything you expect it to be. *May not be t...
by sambrochin
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 13026

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

connorkpierce wrote:Any update on this? I would love to play
Seconded.
by sambrochin
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252010

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Now I'm sad I missed the Junta! question.
by sambrochin
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252010

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This sounds glorious. I'm in.
by sambrochin
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2515

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement

Kudos to the Aaron Sorkin fan on the writing staff. You might have me beat on absurdly long packet titles and subtitles.

I'd love to play a mirror of this.
by sambrochin
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 9889

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Is this happening tonight? I'll play it whenever.
by sambrochin
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

I think it would take too long. I will be there, though.
by sambrochin
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

Probably another day. I sincerely apologize.
by sambrochin
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

Sorry guys, this will have to be delayed due to exhaustion, the ending of Love Actually, the Philadelphia Eagles, and other assorted circumstances. I'll try to do a reading for you as soon as possible, but for now just stay tuned,
by sambrochin
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

Okay, final time: 10 PM (give or take a few minutes), Eastern Standard Time, tonight. I'll post a link here.
by sambrochin
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

I think those are going to be two separate ones, despite the similar times. That Northeast FB group will have the first one.
by sambrochin
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

I'm thinking Thursday at this point. It might get moved a bit, but that's where it's at for now. Around 9 PM EST.
by sambrochin
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

Alright. I'll try to find a time.
by sambrochin
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

ErikC wrote:I would play a whole tournament in this style.
Would if I wasn't so lazy.
CPiGuy wrote:This sounds great. I'm in if available.
When works for you? I don't have a definite time/date for these.
by sambrochin
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 7471

Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)

I am proud to announce that the sequel to my critically acclaimed* packet, the First Annual Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet Patent Pending, is finally here! The Second-ish Annual-ish Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet Reloaded or (The Unexpected Virtue of Laziness) will be finished on December 20th, and I wi...
by sambrochin
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 5363

Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

This was incredibly fun to read (I especially loved the "They are who we thought they were" question). I am disappointed that there was no Timecube question.
by sambrochin
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Celebs Are At It Again
Replies: 12
Views: 4900

Re: The Celebs Are At It Again

Aw yeah let's go
by sambrochin
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 52185

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

That was the worst question I've ever heard. I loved it.
by sambrochin
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252010

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

The Seinfeld packet read was a lot of fun, thanks for everyone coming to play it. You can see the packet here . Scores (statline superpowers-powers-10s-negs): Matt Lafer 130 (5-2-0-0), Mike Cheyne 70 (4-0-0-2), John Lawrence 65 (3-1-0-2), Pat Steely 40 (2-0-0-0), Jason Thompson 35 (2-0-0-1), Dan Pa...
by sambrochin
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252010

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

For those who haven't noticed, I have posted the First Annual Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet Patent Pending on quizbowlpackets.com. It is easily found under trash. It's been described as "The best packet of all time" and "The worst packet of all time". Sequels and spinoffs exist. Go check it out!
by sambrochin
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Seinfeld Trash Tournament: Serenity Now, Witty Title Later
Replies: 9
Views: 4895

Re: Seinfeld Trash Tournament: Serenity Now, Witty Title Lat

Any updates? You have no idea how excited I am for this.
by sambrochin
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 13026

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Any updates? I'd like to hear this any way I can.
by sambrochin
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 52185

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the question on Who from Who's on First?