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by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 8718

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

I was inspired by this thread to give a run-down of terms that people might have tenuous grasps on, which are going to be the kinds of things you see in a score, but which are the kinds of incredibly common terms that you will need to be very careful to make sure you are using correctly if you want ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How not to write questions on mystery novels
Replies: 33
Views: 7626

Re: How not to write questions on mystery novels

Fida wrote:
canonomics wrote:
That's a broken link for me.
This is what he meant to link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huma
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing
Replies: 23
Views: 8718

Re: A Detailed and Practical Guide To Music Writing/Editing

Because this has been a topic that has now come up a couple times in your tournament discussions, I have never actually seen anybody attempt to make a breakdown of the ideal amount of music by time period. I am personally skeptical that one needs to exist, beyond making sure that your tournament isn...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 38059

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

Now, on to attack some hysterical nonsense- This first clue is absurd: the third movement (which is NOT a "finale") of this piece has statements of the main theme in so many keys that there is no possible way any of theme could be unexpected. Calm down dude! It's not an "absurd" clue, it's a little...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 53703

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

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Andrew Hart only wishes he could still grow hair like this.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 38059

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

So, here will be some better criticism more aimed at instructing non musicians how to better select some important clues, taking apart that same bach Double Concerto tossup: 5. The finale of this piece reprises the theme in G minor instead of the expected tonic D minor and consists of two instances ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 38059

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

So, unlike Jacob and Jonathan, I played quizbowl when music was notorious for having people write incompetently on "cool" modern composers rather than make any attempt at having quizbowl music reflect the canon of Western music (on top of all the terrible Missouri high school questions and bad NAQT ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 37067

Re: It's Academic discussion

As somebody who co-founded the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance and spent a subsequent 5 years of my life fighting very vigorously to convince teams that the MSHSAA series was a horribly run boondoggle and had to work even harder to force good quizbowl to exist at all in the state in the face of a bunch ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 53703

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

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Rom Masrour: The Preëminent Quizbowl Pornographer
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 44794

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

I wasn't aware that ICT does this, and I have not planned to do it at ACF Nationals personally, nor am I aware of any discussion within ACF for any future TDs to do so. Jeff just confirmed that I'm not crazy when I asked and that NAQT does indeed do this. Add it to the list of things I'd change abo...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 44794

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

It seems to me like the general approach to quizbowl has always been "if you make the finals, you don't have to worry about playing any more and automatically win any lesser titles." Should this approach be revised to "if you make the top 2 or 3 spots and earn a trophy, you automatically win any les...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 44794

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:More importantly, Virginia's had one of the all-time great seasons, Yale has completed a great run with the talented Matt Jackson, Chicago did really well and it sounds like it was a great cap to a great season of quiz bowl.
Penn shat it up though.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 37067

Re: It's Academic discussion

Well, yeah, that's the point, if not for people like me, quizbowl in Missouri would be a whole lot worse, it has nothing to do with MSHSAA, and we managed to get where we got without doing pretty much anything to help MSHSAA - none of us staff state, we had nothing to do with the NAQT bid for state,...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8706

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Upon further reflection, I'm going to start the tournament closer to 7:15 (time to get yourself a snack if you really need it), run a few rounds, and order in food to be eaten during a half hour break sometime between 9 and 10 PM. This should make us able to get through the night a little faster, bu...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to practice when at an intermediate level
Replies: 10
Views: 4495

Re: How to practice when at an intermediate level

It seems to me like a good solution would be for you and your talented teammates to take turns moderating for everybody else for part of your practice, and then maybe practice one packet all together with your coach reading at the end of practice. Another good idea could be to play with teams in pra...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 37067

Re: It's Academic discussion

As somebody who co-founded the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance and spent a subsequent 5 years of my life fighting very vigorously to convince teams that the MSHSAA series was a horribly run boondoggle and had to work even harder to force good quizbowl to exist at all in the state in the face of a bunch o...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8706

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Given that this is Saturday night, don't bank on me figuring out a schedule that is more than 10 rounds total, everybody.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 8706

HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

Hello all, I am going to be your beloved scamp of a tournament director for the Saturday night HSNCT mirror of the Dartmouth team's WIDELY ANTICIPATED Modern World Tournament. Everybody and their mom is staffing the HSNCT, so what better chance to get your face pummelled in at a novelty tournament b...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 9397

Re: 2014 ICT: general discussion

Note: this is a shoddy reconstruction of a much more eloquent paragraph that was infuriatingly lost when I hit the "submit" button and was told to log in again. In my experience, when this happens on hsqb I've always been able to click back to the page where I wrote the post, and it will still have...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School to High School transition
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Middle School to High School transition

Well, it seems to me like what needs to happen first and foremost is that coaches need to be found at other schools so that incoming middle schoolers have a team to join, and unfortunately I don't think that you guys are in a great position to do that, given that you are high schoolers who don't go ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Middle School to High School transition
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Middle School to High School transition

Isn't it really the case that Delaware only has about 1 team in high school that is actually what one may call super serious (yours), and a bunch of teams that do a TV thing with a couple who show up to a few tournaments otherwise? That's your problem right there, high school freshmen can't be expec...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An interesting situation with a D2-only team
Replies: 34
Views: 9312

Re: An interesting situation with a D2-only team

The other campuses though are also on the same website, and all the wording from them, or Wikipedia, or anywhere else I've ever heard describes the university of Illinois Medical college as the "college" that encompasses all four medical campuses, and which are all administered as one institution, r...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An interesting situation with a D2-only team
Replies: 34
Views: 9312

Re: An interesting situation with a D2-only team

I know this is like 2 months old but I just saw this and am incredibly confused by peoples' reactions here, and see what seems to me to be an incredibly obvious solution and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth, so here goes. Kenneth Lan is not a student at the University of Illinois-Chicago, he is in ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2013-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 7039

Re: Indiana 2013-2014

#based
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 20439

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

If there are 15 packets, why not flip the playoff schedule around and make the top 4 teams do another round robin, and just make the bottom 2 teams play one consolation game and then go home after round 11? Unless people really speak up and say they absolutely want to play those 12th and 13th packet...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing Everyone to Nationals
Replies: 13
Views: 2573

Re: Bringing Everyone to Nationals

Apologies if I get this wrong, but it seems like your team is new to the whole national circuit thing. I am almost always a person who says that you should play your best 4 player combination at all times, BUT I make an exception for this one situation. If you are new to nationals, and you have no r...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 20439

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

I'm on one of the registered teams!
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 20439

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

Register people! I want to play a good field!
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08
Replies: 56
Views: 20439

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at UChicago: 2014-03-08

So, there are no actual teams on the spreadsheet. Is this the case for the field as a whole?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 7370

Re: Oxford Open 2014 Discussion

To be honest, any format where two teams of students from one US university can beat the best club teams and individuals in the world is a flawed format testing only a very small cross-section of knowledge, imho.
Because it's impossible that Chicago could just be that much better than your teams.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 9793

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

--- Round 1 --- -This historians bonus was a cool idea, was difficulty-appropriate, and I think it played fairly well. Props. -This hadith question was extremely transparent/obvious and a three-way buzzer-race occured on "ta'if", which I think was in the second line. --- Round 2 (I think we played ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Stats from old MIT tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 4056

Re: Stats from old MIT tournaments

Ted Gioia gave me the packets for the Harvard-MIT scrimmage back when it happened, here they are. I don't remember who exactly wrote them, but somebody on their teams did and then they played 3 games as a a scrimmage in the early fall that year.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Handle Freebies
Replies: 26
Views: 8968

Re: How to Handle Freebies

My policy is slightly different than the one Andrew advocates and I thought it always worked well. Wait until the end of the question to hear the giveaway, and if you know it, buzz in, and if you don't know it, wait 3 seconds, and then you have permission to buzz in on your own and guess something s...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 34380

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU

I have no explanation as to why I'm up there on the signup sheet, other than that the same person who has been registering accounts on the dating website "BBWDesire" is misusing my identity further. That or some idiot thinks it's hilarious to sign people up to tournaments they aren't going to (becau...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 20705

Re: PHSAT (Princeton, NJ) XXI - Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Who on the Princeton team has directing experience? Has the actual TD run anything in the past? I can't begin to fathom how in over your head you might be if your first or second tournament is 48 teams, as opposed to a much more normal/manageable number like 18-24.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 79959

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

I don't understand why you can't exercise more editorial discretion on the rankings though. If you're going to bother to have a pre-season ranking I would think you would at least want to be able to be satisfied that they really represent a possible top 25, rather than excluding an obviously top-not...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

What was lame about the trash?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I disagree with much of your defense of Willie Nelson because people are not engaging with his music as classical music. I don't believe any of his work belongs in the classical music distribution just like I don't think a film like Star Wars or Jaws belongs in the film distribution because, despit...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

OK but Jacob, does Philip Glass come up all the time in quizbowl music, totally uncontroversially? Yes, he does, because people realize that, whatever flaws his works have, they still are written for a particular kind of setting and aren't intended to be pop music.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Ok so let's talk the Willie Nelson clue, because I actually care about it and it's something that has a little more substance than this annoying diversion. Minuet in G by Bach (or whoever may have actually written it) is undeniably a classical piece which is incredibly famous and recognizable to lot...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

It's still a single negative review from one guy's website. I'm not saying it's disreputable, I'm aware that that site is pretty big, but that doesn't change that in classical music there is no single tastemaker and you were insisting based on that single review that the piece was panned into oblivi...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I'm only aware of David Hurwitz's negative review on ClassicsToday (which is certainly the classical review site I trust the most, despite some of Hurwitz's foibles). Perhaps my perception is unduly influenced by the negative reactions (by people I respect) on the forum I read, but I stand by my pr...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I'm not missing the point - Olafur Arnalds is a 25 year old techno artist, and Eluvium is an electronic ambient musician. It may entirely be the case that sooner or later they will start writing music that is more squarely in the tradition of classical music and deserve to come up, but right now the...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I don't understand why sonata is the "only" form of music I could ask about here. I would think concerti and symphonies both would be at least as accessible tossup answers. Comically, the "sol" in The Sound of Music is an F. They never say that C is do in the song, given that they are using moveable...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

The Four Seasons—was this supposed to be academic? Max Richter??? Is there a problem with Max Richter? He's a currently active classical composer who is one of the more well known living composers, and the clue I used is about a piece he wrote for a string ensemble that has been performed in regula...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I'm also obviously particularly interested in what musicians thought about those questions of course, so you guys in particular, please drop in.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 3822

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

As mentioned by Itamar, I wrote the trash tossup on fairies, along with all of the auditory fine arts questions. These are the answers I wrote on: 13/13 Music Mozart's Requiem Israel conductor The Four Seasons Franz Liszt Franz Schubert George Handel the note G Felix Mendelssohn Johannes Brahms oboe...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 11346

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Oh, right, my side event. The mystery theme is that it's vanity as fuck and all about music on my laptop's hard drive, except some of you may know my laptop stopped working soon after I started to work on the tournament, making it rather difficult to write. I got my laptop back to working within the...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 11346

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Uh, heads up to the Illinois site i guess, but I'm not the editor of the set, Itamar has been from the get go.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 9990

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

Also, I want to give shouts out to Ohio. At a tournament like NASAT I think it takes a lot of skill to really figure out how to select a team that comes together to be more than the sum of its parts, and every year it seems like Ohio does a really good job of combining good, not great players, many ...