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Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Eddie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Just wondering.
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Masked Canadian History Bandit » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:51 pm

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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Eddie » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:12 pm

Also, what do they call middle schools in Canada? The Forbidden Zone?

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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby AKKOLADE » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:17 pm

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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Mike Bentley » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:18 pm

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:This was announced: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... es#p113779
It was never released.
It became a quibowl meme: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... es#p114540


The meme was around well before the stats program. I believe it originated from a lot of NAQT questions one year involving bees.
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Masked Canadian History Bandit » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:30 pm

pk14ster wrote:Also, what do they call middle schools in Canada? The Forbidden Zone?
Oh, the many mysteries of quizbowl.


This change happened pretty soon after 2012 ICT Guerrilla. I got a tossup on Nova Scotia pretty early, and jokingly called it middle school trivia. Someone on the other team, maybe Weiner, then asked that question.
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Fond du lac operon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:52 am

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:
pk14ster wrote:Also, what do they call middle schools in Canada? The Forbidden Zone?
Oh, the many mysteries of quizbowl.


This change happened pretty soon after 2012 ICT Guerrilla. I got a tossup on Nova Scotia pretty early, and jokingly called it middle school trivia. Someone on the other team, maybe Weiner, then asked that question.


Hey, I wrote that tossup! (Assuming it was the Cape Breton question.) I am kinda part of hsqb lore yessssssssss
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby jonpin » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:08 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:
Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:This was announced: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... es#p113779
It was never released.
It became a quibowl meme: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... es#p114540


The meme was around well before the stats program. I believe it originated from a lot of NAQT questions one year involving bees.


I'm pretty sure the stats program name was a forced acronym named after the meme.
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Angry Babies in Love » Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:31 am

Mike Bentley wrote:
Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:This was announced: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7014&p=113781&hilit=bees#p113779
It was never released.
It became a quibowl meme: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=7051&p=114725&hilit=bees#p114540


The meme was around well before the stats program. I believe it originated from a lot of NAQT questions one year involving bees.


I think it has lingered. There's definitely a higher propensity of :bees: mentions in NAQT. Might be because I'm looking for it, though.

Either way, the meme definitely predates the stat program.
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:18 pm

Yes, and once it became a meme, non-ACF tournaments started seeing a lot of tossups about bees, especially colony collapse disorder. The first or second incarnation of Minnesota Open had an infamous "19 tossup packet", where there was a tossup about the founder of American beekeeping.

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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:01 pm

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:The first or second incarnation of Minnesota Open had an infamous "19 tossup packet", wherein people who thought they were good at quizbowl found their knowledge of beekeeping pioneers sadly lacking.

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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Cheynem » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:21 pm

I was talking about this with R. Hentzel at one point a few years ago, and he noted that ACF has had way more bee references in recent years than NAQT.
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Re: Why is the shortcut icon for hsquizbowl.org a bee?

Postby Cody » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:59 pm

LL Langstroth is also the great-grandfather of the great Clyde Cowan, and thus rather important for his contribution to physics, as well!

(Though it was quite disappointing to dig up that clue and then have Evan tell me "I think that guy was a tossup in some MO")
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