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by mmb5
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Some packet stats from those used in the first nine games can be found at http://www.mikeburger.com/2008abdpacketstats.html.
by mmb5
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

The following 14 teams have registered for the ABD, and have turned in their packets or have given me reasonable extenuating circumstances: …Because We Suck at Real Quizbowl Celebrity Fight Club Four Weis Guys and Two Women Chicago Mouth-Breather Chicago: Life of the Nerd Butterflies with the Mull...
by mmb5
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Announcement: ABD2008

The 13th Ann B. Davis: A Barker's Dozen, will be held on January 20, 2008 on the perpetually-under-construction campus of the University of Michigan. Details may be found here: http://www.mikeburger.com/abd2008.html

--Mike
by mmb5
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43027

Brian and the others that have been bashing the curling question: What do you think is canonical with regards to curling? I'll state it again, and this is coming from a person who use to curl quite regularly and still curls occasionally. Unless the answer is 'curling', it is too hard for an America...
by mmb5
Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43027

I do hope TRASH still collects and analyzes lame/save information. I know Anthony did it at least one year. I strongly recommend that any group running a trash event with lames in play does the same. The lame has been around for a decade now (thanks, Fred), and can be more than a gimmick, if record...
by mmb5
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43027

i.e. everyone not named Sorenson or Burger (or, apparently, Saunders) - but a full tossup on something so arcane is just a waste of most people's time. For the record: 1. I was beaten to it by a teammate. 2. I would agree it's too obscure for a tossup. The only real tossup you can ask on curling in...
by mmb5
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43027

I don't understand this. Why are they not watching it? Also, who cares about what happens "in theory," when in fact a lot of college students do watch these shows, even if they get them via bitTorrent. I did not make my statement clear enough before, so let me try again. The problem is that even tw...
by mmb5
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43027

It's worthwhile to note that the same team has won 5 of the 10 TRASHionals ever held, and has come in second at least one other time, possibly more. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this is related to the fact that TRASH caters to this particular subset of its player base. Actually, it's 4 wins an...
by mmb5
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BC College Bowl Jam Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6683

One or two times per TRASH tournament?!? I hate hockey questions but still I expect them to come up more than other sports besides the big 3 and NASCAR, and about twice per academic tournament. If I'm bad at hockey knowledge it's my fault. Plus I mean it's Boston, you gotta be hockey-heavy. It's le...
by mmb5
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 34868

I'm not claiming we were the greatest writers in the world. Considering MLK's eventual level of difficulty in those years, there's an excellent chance that the questions we wrote were simply too easy, and I suppose our choice of answers (since those were generally discarded along with the questions...
by mmb5
Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2007
Replies: 13
Views: 6590

We finally have rooms! Yay! The initial meeting will take place at 8:45 AM in Mason Hall, Room 3437. This is the same building as last year. This is NOT the Modern Languages Building. We don't get tournaments there anymore for some reason. Parking info, as well as a map of where Mason Hall is: http:...
by mmb5
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2007
Replies: 13
Views: 6590

For the team that registered without posting their name or whose playing on their team, you may want to consider reregistering. This would not be Illinois, BigFlax or Bob Kilner's group, I have your registrations just fine.[/i]
by mmb5
Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31836

On the subject of using hit counts from music sites, be wary of using one site as a *sole* metric in determining popularity. QuizbowlPostmodernist gave numbers from last.fm which are very different from the hit counts at allmusic.com. I can't put the exact numbers up from allmusic because I would re...
by mmb5
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31836

There were a few tossups that suffered from a preponderance of leadins and a lack of middle clues--the Sanford and Son one comes to mind; it talked endlessly about various versions of the show that were NOT made, and actors who were NOT cast on it, and then went into a buzzer race on "show where a ...
by mmb5
Fri Nov 10, 2006 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2007
Replies: 13
Views: 6590

Announcement: ABD2007

Michigan Buzzer Competitions (MBC), in conjunction with Michigan Association Competitions (MAC), the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) and the Mozilla Developer Center (MDC), is proud to present Ann B. Davis 2007 - Twelve Trashy Men to be held on Sunday, 14 January 2007 on the Central Campus of t...
by mmb5
Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gottfried Keller Results
Replies: 31
Views: 12832

While the Keller distribution is proprietary information, you are welcome to attempt to reverse-engineer it from the answers provided at the tournament. Andrew From what I got while scoring: 25% Music 25% Movies 20% Sports (equally divided among Baseball/Football/Basketball/Everything else) 20% Oth...
by mmb5
Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH structure
Replies: 20
Views: 9049

Long time reader, first time poster. If you folks had played trash tournaments ten years ago like this geezer did... You would have had gems like "For 10 points -- buzz in second" or "For 10 points -- what did I have for breakfast this morning." You would have to really, really know your 80s. You wo...