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by 15.366
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open @ Carleton (8 June 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Oxford Open @ Carleton (8 June 2019)

Thanks to Ted, Ian, Joe, and the staff for organizing this event. It was quite well-run, a lot of fun, and a wonderful and welcoming way to get back into the game.
by 15.366
Mon May 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open @ Carleton (8 June 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 1814

Re: Oxford Open @ Carleton (8 June 2019)

Since I will have moved back to Ottawa by this point, and have not played any Oxford Open mirrors this year, I will be interested in being a free agent for this tournament. Please approach me if interested, o Canadian people.
by 15.366
Wed May 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14318

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Further thoughts on building better stepladders without missing stairs: I have been thinking and discussing this quite a bit in the last few years, and have come to several conclusions through a combination of reading and my own reasoning and experience. (And I apologize in advance to survivors of a...
by 15.366
Tue May 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 14318

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

The idea of resigning this to a whisper network makes me sick to my stomach. I understand why doing anything more when something might just be 'this person is creepy and did x that isn't a crime but was bad" is also not the best way to approach things, but if we leave this to a whisper network some...
by 15.366
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Exactitude in Writing
Replies: 1
Views: 1640

Re: On Exactitude in Writing

I have to agree with this one, Will, especially in cases where the question writer is trying to clue the type of answer they are looking for, and ends up being not only too vague, but implying the wrong meaning. For example, a few weeks ago in practice we read a tossup where the answer line was "syl...
by 15.366
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6170

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

In the finals packet, was the "amusement parks" under Misc Arts AV: Film, and "The Big Short" was under Trash, or was "The Big Short" considered film and the amusement parks question was actually literary clues but I recognized a clue from Strangers On A Train as filmed by Hitchcock?
by 15.366
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 17077

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

Also, I think the suggestion that my interactions with A-Team and non-A team members of Illinois 2013 was to treat any of them as an NPC is very uncharitable. All members of Illinois who participated in Nationals in 2013 spent hundreds of hours doing non-QB things together that year. I am 100% conf...
by 15.366
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 17077

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

Over the weekend, I heard about this thread from other people in private communication, and especially about Ike's post. Ike, I'm afraid I have to tell you that though I don't want to think poorly of you, the actionable items that you tried to offer made several crucial errors: I'll reproduce incide...
by 15.366
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

Spongebob Squarepants jellyfish jelly experience from real-life encounters with jellyfish.
And here I was cheerfully assuming that Tommy Casalaspi first-lined that tossup based on deep familiarity with Medusozoa-based edibles...
by 15.366
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

Actually, could you please post the "chocolate" tossup? I am now wondering why it was so difficult, but beyond early keywords and the answer line, I do not have notes.
by 15.366
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2671

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues General Discussion

I greatly enjoyed this set, and thank John and Max for writing it. Notes: on the vinegar question, apparently multiple rooms at VCU negged with "garlic" on hearing the clue "chicken adobo." I can't remember the wording of the clue, but that might have been a misleading setup. i can tell you the item...
by 15.366
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 30010

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

For all CO players arriving in the early afternoon: The Chicago team will host an open practice in Regenstein Library 503 between 3 and 5 pm, Friday July 21. Our apologies for the late notice and the short practice, but some factors came up out of our control and we could not use the room we origina...
by 15.366
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 23018

Re: It's Lit

I'm interested in playing. Nobody can predict what I may know, myself included, but I've read quite a wide variety of stuff and may not be half of the worst team at this tournament. I try not to neg and that's my problem. (Auroni does claim I delivered the sickest lit buzz he has ever seen, so there...
by 15.366
Mon May 15, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 21296

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I will be interested in playing this, since I can't make it to the Michigan dates. Would also be interested in There Will Be Stock Clues.
by 15.366
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 16125

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Since cbowl@lists.uchicago.edu has infinity dollars, how much of the decision to drive one way was "for the liveblog"? I hassled them for the liveblog, Alex. Until this started happening, I didn't believe they would actually do it. This is... not true. That I hassled you --- is true. What I believe...
by 15.366
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 16125

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Aaron's Rod wrote:Since cbowl@lists.uchicago.edu has infinity dollars, how much of the decision to drive one way was "for the liveblog"?
I hassled them for the liveblog, Alex. Until this started happening, I didn't believe they would actually do it.
by 15.366
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 11013

Re: What keeps you doing quizbowl?

Two reasons --- I speak as someone who has quit, come back, and is almost certainly older than the median age of this forum and has considered how my perspective has changed over the years. (1) As I mentioned elsewhere, a 20/20 quizbowl game is forty miniature conversations about things someone may ...
by 15.366
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

Stephen, I am now confused as to whether your objection is: My objection is that the tournament was improperly distributed, skewing towards artists who are less important in art history. A byproduct of that was that some questions were easier for me, but I'm not objecting to the difficulty. The rea...
by 15.366
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2220

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

I only noticed that this set had an abnormal number of questions on women because, as the tournament went on, I started being able to narrow answers down faster based on the probability that the artist being described was a woman. At that point, it's probably not just a problem of overestimation on...
by 15.366
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 3355

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Like Will, if there is any specific feedback on my questions I would love to hear it. In particular, I'm curious as to how some of my canon-busting tossups played, such as Bacchus and Ariadne , David Oistrakh, and Nostalghia . I haven't included my questions for rounds 8 and 9 as it appears that fe...
by 15.366
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 3355

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

York negged the female nudes tossup with "women artists" on the namedrop of Nochlin, I think. He probably just brain farted the pronoun, but it makes me curious to see the wording of the question. Could you post it? A similar thing happened in our room at Michigan. Ike recognized the first line as ...
by 15.366
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Culture of Improvement discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Culture of Improvement discussion

Well, I would not have called Reveal Codes on WordPerfect a power-worthy clue --- but then I've actually used WordPerfect 7 and 8, so I guess it rewarded "true knowledge." Everyone I know who had lived through the era of WordPerfect names Reveal Codes as the thing that was its hallmark and the thing...
by 15.366
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Culture of Improvement discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 2119

Re: Culture of Improvement discussion

Use this thread to discuss A Culture of Improvement. Overall I was pretty happy with how the tournament ended up. Power numbers were a bit less than I expected given that I tried to make them pretty generous. In retrospect, the computer distribution ended up being a bit too much on the pre-2000s si...
by 15.366
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 3355

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

For the record, as Will noted in the other thread, I wrote most of the jazz and film for this tournament. My questions: Film: Czechoslovakia; Mae West; Norma Desmond's Mansion; Iran; Harold Lloyd; USA (experimental film); Full Moon Features; Drive; Jane Campion; The French Connection; Rainer Werner...
by 15.366
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 12090

Re: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016

Thank you for writing this tournament. As someone who spent a year being a more-or-less solid B-team humanities generalist, I did not realize that history of science and tech was my niche until I ended up top scorer at the Michigan mirror. Although I would like to play on a larger team in the next i...
by 15.366
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What are clues for?
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: What are clues for?

In response, people have posted various versions of "A clue that nobody gets can still be interesting and/or fun to listen to." There are also positions that boil down to "this question is for posterity," i.e. "I think this topic ought to be more well-known in quizbowl, so I feel justified in tossi...