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by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Pros: Calvin's father was one of my favorite tossups of the whole weekend. For what it's worth, I enjoyed the odd bits of academia thrown in at times. I loved the Aretha Franklin--Nessun Dorma bonus (even though my team didn't get it). I'm glad someone finally tossed up Blaine Gabbert. Cons: In that...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 54825

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

If anyone cares, I have some homegrown trash I could read during lunch on Saturday or Sunday. More for novelty than anything else.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 24606

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Colby Burnett wrote:We've got another spot open on my squad - if anyone wants in, just ask me.
Translation: who wants to win CO trash?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system
Replies: 46
Views: 13403

Re: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system

In that situation, I suspect what might happen is that teams from more "in" programs like Chicago might get the benefit of the doubt over a more "peripheral" program like Carleton (just to be clear, I am using these words in a purely notional sense, not to suggest that Carleton is in any way actual...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4897

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

It's not really worth arguing over because it's trash, but I want to defend the Handsome Jack toss-up. I've not even finished my first play through of Borderlands 2 but I could have powered that pretty easily. Handsome Jack is not just the main antagonist, but he talks to you something like every 5...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4897

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Christ, I Know wrote:Handsome Jack seemed too hard to toss up
Echoed. Also the Andy Bernard tossup could have been rephrased; a "this character" might have made it a bit clear as to what it was asking for.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4897

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Horned Screamer wrote:I'm also obviously particularly interested in what musicians thought about those questions of course, so you guys in particular, please drop in.
My X years of playing violin (including several doing Suzuki) greatly helped, so that was a plus. Overall I greatly enjoyed the music in this set.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 4897

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Overall, I was happy with the tossups. Just a few things:
On the slaves tossup, the Amistad should not be in power. Also, the Perseus tossup should not mention killing Acrisius in the first line.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system
Replies: 46
Views: 13403

Re: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system

Matt Weiner wrote:"the teams that the ACF Nationals directorate knows should be there"
That will lead to problems.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 151079

Re: ProtoBowl

What's to stop them just making another gmail account and a fake "reasonable" name or even worse, someone else's actual name? By this point it'd become more of a burden on the site managers.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 16256

Re: 2013 NASAT: June 15-16 at Ohio State

Guam ultimately was not able to come. The final field is: California Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Michigan Minnesota Missouri New Jersey New York Ohio Texas Virginia so we will use the same 13-team schedule as last year. A full update went out to registered teams last week. Will a complete ros...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 38374

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I dunno if people want to, but I'd definitely be thrilled if people mirrored this at the various Missouri Open mirrors looking for side events. Itamar should run one... I'd also enjoy this, but I think there's a preexisting side event for the Missouri mirror of Missouri Open. To quote an old phrase...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri May 31, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 38374

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Mewto55555 wrote:I dunno if people want to, but I'd definitely be thrilled if people mirrored this at the various Missouri Open mirrors looking for side events.
Itamar should run one...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed May 29, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 54825

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Hey, it looks like teams have continued to add themselves to the team spreadsheet since I closed the field. Please know that I'm maintaining the field cap because it makes my life easier; however, I'm willing to make a deal. The first 17 teams who submit packets* will get a place in the field, team...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun May 26, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 57252

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

dtaylor4 wrote:Records question:

Is LASA the first school to have 4 teams make the playoffs? I know TJ had 3 of 5 teams make the playoffs in '05.
LASA did it in 2011 too.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue May 21, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 36706

2013 NAC

geolawyerman wrote:Why is Irvington still going to the NAC? Why?
Why is this thread still getting necro-ed? Why?

I split the recent posts out into a new topic for the 2013 NAC (and archived the old one to avoid further posting there) --JTH
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue May 14, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 17506

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I have accepted a one-year professorship at the University of Minnesota Morris. This effectively means my quizbowl career as a student is over after five years. I take solace in the fact that my final win at ICT was against my nemesis Jarret Greene and my final win at ACF Nationals was against my o...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu May 09, 2013 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 54825

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Is the May 11th due date unchanged?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed May 08, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 54825

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

I agree with Marnold; I think having bouncebacks at any "good" college tourney would kill most to all upset potential. The concept of a "clutch buzz," one of the most exciting aspects of any close game (even the rare one between top- and mid-tier teams) would be rendered nearly moot.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun May 05, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World
Replies: 28
Views: 5581

Re: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World

For all the people signing up for this ridiculous event: Have you thought that most of you won't know any more than 3 or 4 answerlines unless Madden pulls a Bruce Arthur and writes eight distinct tossups with the answerline "Constantinople?" I wonder how many Protobowl-induced firstline negs of "Be...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed May 01, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 14298

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

I have a kind of humor/vanity trash packet I could submit should there be need for it.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 26717

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 Discussion

This is just something I noticed while going through the packets, though I heard it on the finals livestream as well. I'm from Missouri, and I felt the tossup on it in Finals 2 was quite difficult, probably a bit too hard for Nats-level difficulty; I found it impossible to buzz on until Stuart Symin...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 3110

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Split thread for different mirrors?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 64596

Re: Illinois '12-'13

ether a go-go wrote:I think it's right.
Google agrees with you.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 43246

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

bmcke wrote:"an exciting final game of NCAA basket ball"

When did Andy buzz on this Thailand question?
It was a bit after "Theravadan" had been said.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16013

Re: ICT Predictions

18. MIT. An otherwise pleasant day is marred when Stephen Eltinge unknowingly and spontaneously breaks into what observers can only describe as a "perfect Charles Martin impersonation." Does this involve screaming when an opposing team powers an Ishtar tossup, or dibsing a tossup after an opposing ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7102

Re: CO Date Poll

cornfused wrote:
PISTOL SHOOTING FOR LADIES wrote:
Plan Rubber wrote:If this is morphing into the matchmaking thread, I'm going and would like teammates.
Same here.
Me too.
Yup.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 54825

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Sam wrote:Just to be clear, Chicago Open proper is still only one day, yes? July 21 will be a day of unrelated side events?
On that line, is CO trash going ahead as planned?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 43246

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 15 Total

What kind of attention/reputation do you think quiz bowl in general will get because of all this mess?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 41284

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Andy Watkins, I don't know you at all, but from what I've seen, your ginger ponytail didn't really work.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 17594

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:I still think it is OK for NAQT to pass off the questions as being written by adults because they are being edited and compiled by adults, and the overwhelming majority of them are written by adults.
So why risk the liability if most are written by "adults" ?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 17594

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Horned Screamer wrote:Aren't there high schoolers who play events on literally every level of quizbowl but D1 ICT?
That has actually happened before.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the proper method to stop negging so much
Replies: 16
Views: 5863

Re: On the proper method to stop negging so much

Raynor, what exactly do you mean by "buzz the next time" ?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who's Doing CO?
Replies: 15
Views: 18519

Re: Who's Doing CO?

Fond du lac operon wrote:I am interested in freelancing some science questions and probably also some non-science questions.
WANTED: HSQB copy-editor/logician.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6313

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

Charles Martel wrote:HSNCT placings can be very weird. Draw a bad result in the double elimination and you could be out quickly without a chance. The difference between being in and out of the top 25 has a lot of luck.
This is true, and it would be beneficial to look at PACE as well for teams like St. Anselm's.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 9031

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

Something I've always wondered about the chronology of literature: is there a point where more recent American authors like Jonathan Franzen and Richard Russo become more unquestioned as the basis for lit stuff as opposed to more historic or Nobel Lit-ed authors like J.M. Coetzee?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 23003

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

marnold wrote:Congrats to D2 Champion Illinois B!
Andrew seems to be following in Ike's footsteps quite nicely.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16013

Re: ICT Predictions

Stanford should win D2 quite handily. Unless DII ICT has the same field quality as their cupcake Sectional, I don't see that being the case. DII should be very competitive, with Stanford, Yale, Harvard, Chicago (especially if they put their best players on one team), Brown, and North Carolina all h...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16013

Re: ICT Predictions

I predict...not. I predict not. I do not have any more money left to make predictions. Central Florida - Did any of these people go to Valencia? Alas, no. CC players (excluding George Berry and Charles Hang, if we consider the latter to have ever really been a CC player) generally don't continue pl...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16013

Re: ICT Predictions

I predict...not. I predict not. I do not have any more money left to make predictions. Central Florida - Did any of these people go to Valencia? Alas, no. CC players (excluding George Berry and Charles Hang, if we consider the latter to have ever really been a CC player) generally don't continue pl...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14893

Re: IHSA 2013

Golden-bellied Starfrontlet wrote:Auburn defeated Belvidere North 400-370 to advance from their sectional. There was an interesting protest that I will discuss once questions are cleared.
Leucippe and Clitophon wrote:Fremd won. Feel free to comment on questions.
Do tell.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: autobid thread split
Replies: 62
Views: 9135

Re: autobid thread split

Uh, split from the splitting-teams-at-SCT thread. --Mgmt. How does that logic apply to autobids then? I say this because my team is extremely affected by them this year. What does this refer to? -Seth There have been UG teams which received an autobid to ICT which, speaking factually, had worse sta...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Splitting teams at SCT
Replies: 29
Views: 4278

Re: Splitting teams at SCT

How does that logic apply to autobids then? I say this because my team is extremely affected by them this year.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Poll: Late Midseason Edition
Replies: 42
Views: 11845

Re: Collegiate Poll: Late Midseason Edition

I'm quite surprised Stanford ended up so low on the list.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Splitting teams at SCT
Replies: 29
Views: 4278

Splitting teams at SCT

There's been a lot of heated debate about whether splitting up a school's A team at SCT to qualify more for ICT should still be a thing, especially recently. As this year's SCT is now over, I feel that it would be good for this to be hashed out. (Whether or not people also want to talk about autobid...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)
Replies: 16
Views: 5667

Re: ACF Regionals at the UChicago (2/23/2013)

This might be a bit late, but thanks to Chicago for hosting this and to Kay for being an effective TD.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 9201

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Specific Question Discussion

First of all, can we award a medal of some sort to whoever wrote the tossup on "people who have dated Taylor Swift?" Because that was awesome. Oh MAN. Could someone post that question? That was Dan Donohue's work. 2. The observation of rain in the bedroom of one of these individuals indicates that ...