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by pappy97
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29755

Basing distribution on the platform is as good of an idea as basing a movie distribution on which production company is responsible for it. It was just an idea based on the observation that video game questions skew too heavily towards PC. I like the ideas of splitting by genres too, and a space fo...
by pappy97
Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29755

4/4 sports - same sub-distribution as above, only with a decreased focus on UFC in the minor sport category 4/4 music - same sub-distrib, as I think pre-1990 music is far easier to access and more culturally significant than movies & TV 3/3 TV - 2/2 for the 90s on, 1/1 pre-90s 3/3 movies - 2/2 for ...
by pappy97
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Peter Whiffle Trash Tournament at Chicago 8/5/07
Replies: 24
Views: 13746

So what happened with this? Were all the writers just too busy or somethin'?
by pappy97
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8713

I think the actual announcement for BASQUE has been moved to the archives, so I'll post my request for more information about the tournament here. Is it definitely happening? On the weekend of the 4th? If so, would it be possible to get a team list and some sense of which subsidiary tournaments may...
by pappy97
Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8713

But still though, we need some QB action up here, including some trash only (not piggybacking an academic tourney) tourneys. P.S. Birdofredum Sawin: Why are you in Palo Alto for the summer? You aren't by any chance a future lawyer working at a law firm over the summer are you? I ask because I am a ...
by pappy97
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8713

I don't mind having the tournament up north, and most likely UCI will send two teams. But I'd have to request the event be held back a week to August 11-12. I personally cannot leave Southern California the weekend of August 4-5 due to a prior obligation. Can whoever's running the event please post...
by pappy97
Tue May 22, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?
Replies: 17
Views: 8713

Re: West Coast mirror of the Chicago Open?

I was under the impression that, in the past, there has been a California mirror of the CO and a few of the associated tournaments (e.g. the trash). Is anyone planning such a thing this year? I'll be in Palo Alto this summer, and would love to play a mirror at Stanford or Berkeley. I work in Palo A...
by pappy97
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash for a younger generation
Replies: 3
Views: 3009

Re: Trash for a younger generation

I saw the discussion re TRASHionals, and it just happens to tie into our situation re RC Cola this weekend. Right now we have enough questions to scrape by, but a lot of them are just too hard for half the field we expect (we have 8 or 9 novice teams, including four from high schools.) Anyone who t...
by pappy97
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: RC Cola Classic (4/29/07) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 8
Views: 4938

Any chance this might be mirrored in the SF Bay Area? I would able to help with the organizing if needed. Thanks.
by pappy97
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pure trash tourneys in SF Bay Area?
Replies: 0
Views: 1945

Pure trash tourneys in SF Bay Area?

Is anyone talking about holding any pure trash tourneys in the SF Bay Area (Stanford, Berkeley, whatever) anytime soon? I don't see too many announcements for these kinds of tourneys in this part of the country. Seems like there are at least some golden mirror opportunity a few times a year. I'd lov...
by pappy97
Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 6328

So I take it this is not going down?
by pappy97
Thu Jul 06, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE 2006
Replies: 11
Views: 6328

Re: BASQUE 2006

solonqb wrote:Does anyone have any idea whether this is going down? Has Lujan or anyone else talked with Yaphe about it?
Sorry to resurrect an old threat, but is BASQUE '06 still gonna happen?
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triple H questions: Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 3
Views: 2711

Re: Triple H questions: Quizbowl worthy?

Am I alone in thinking that Triple H Questions are worthy of Quizbowl? I think you're right too, but I hope in calling for more questions, you won't neglect his days as Terra Ryzin and Jean-Paul Levesque. Who can forget his early feud with "Das Wunderkind" Alex Wright (the one with both arms)? Don'...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Comeback Thoughts (ESCO, UCLA Mirror)
Replies: 5
Views: 3374

Nathan wrote:This is a joke, right?
What is a joke?
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

Maybe so, because I didn't see the above ratio and I don't know which questions were written by the original packet authors or added by an editor (I know this happened too many times last Saturday). Consider my objections dropped if this ratio is supposed to be in place for NAQT/ACF/etc: 1:1 ratio ...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

metsfan001 wrote:So if I'm not a Buddhist or Hinduist, according to your logic, I have no reason to read the Mahabharata or the Koran, either.
I know many Bible thumpers who refuse to read such works.

But I don't know how many of them are/were Quizbowlers?

Should I be poking holes in my own arguments? :smile:
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

Dude, a properly edited tournament set religion has at least about 1:1 ratio of Judeo-Christian/Bible:non-Judeo/Christian religion questions. We all agree that the Mahabharata and Koran are important to know for QB, though admitedly not to the level of depth their religious practitioners know it be...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

If you learn about the things of which you complain, you will find yourself at less of a disadvantage, both in matches, and in terms of education. You are missing my point. I suck at Art Questions. I don't complain about it because I can learn about it (and should). I just don't think I should have...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

If you know diddly-squat about the Mahabharata or the Qu'Ran or Buddist teachings, you have missed out on a huge chunk of literature, considering that much of literature (particularly the really important/influential stuff) alludes or refers to these and other works in some form. Hence, your literat...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

Re: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?

I don't think you're going to get any support for this notion here. You're pretty much 100% offbase in your comments. Like it or not, religion has played a huge part in human culture and history for the past 6,000+ years. To refuse to have questions based around this fact is simply burying our coll...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

"Dude..." - M. Sorice Bible questions fall under the rubrick of Religion, of the RMP distribution (Religion, Mythology and Philosophy). Are you seriously arguing that the sources that have influenced culture for 99% of recorded history (for instance, the basis for dogma that could lead to the Inqui...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

Bible questions absolutely belong in Quizbowl. No book has had a larger impact on our society than The Bible. No book in our society has been studied as much as The Bible. So you have no way to appreciate someone like myself coming here and saying that Bible Questions are inherently unfair and do n...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?
Replies: 32
Views: 17860

Bible/Old Testament Questions: Un-Quizbowl worthy?

When playing the UCLA mirror of the ESCO, I was reminded of one thing I absolute HATED when I was a HS quizbowler in the 90's: Bible Questions. I think Bible (incl. Old Testament) Questions have NO place in Quizbowl. Simply put, they are not academic. Sure you could study theology in college, but yo...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Comeback Thoughts (ESCO, UCLA Mirror)
Replies: 5
Views: 3374

Quizbowl Comeback Thoughts (ESCO, UCLA Mirror)

Now that I have a moment I thought I would share some thoughts about this weekend's tourney and my "comeback." 1.) I remember one pet peeve from long ago about Quizbowl and I had the same feelings Saturday. I'll put a post on it in the theory section, but basically it deals with Bible Questions and ...
by pappy97
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 9985

Having attended the UCLA mirror and made it well known here about my "comeback" to quizbowl, I have loads of comments on the subject. But I finally got back home to the SF Bay Area Sunday night after a LONG weekend and I will write more later when I recooperate from the onslaught of quizbowl and tak...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?
Replies: 13
Views: 6490

I'll go ahead and bite with a serious, explanatory response. My guess is that pappy and I have similar HS backgrounds -- my school (Friendswood HS, Texas) only did the Texaco Star Chip thingy during my freshman and sophomore years, playing only 2-3 games per year before we were eliminated in the TV...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?
Replies: 13
Views: 6490

MLafer wrote:Well I for one cannot wait to see Papool's packet for the tournament this weekend
I did not write it NAC style in case you were wondering.
by pappy97
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?
Replies: 13
Views: 6490

Re: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?

When I was in high school (Northern CA) everyone in these parts played NAC (Chip Beall's thing) style with 2 rounds of short toss ups, bonuses, and one 60 second lightning round. Does anyone regularly host open tournaments playing NAC style? All I seem to see are open ACT/NAQT tourneys. Just curiou...
by pappy97
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?
Replies: 13
Views: 6490

Are there ever an open NAC-style tournaments?

When I was in high school (Northern CA) everyone in these parts played NAC (Chip Beall's thing) style with 2 rounds of short toss ups, bonuses, and one 60 second lightning round. Does anyone regularly host open tournaments playing NAC style? All I seem to see are open ACT/NAQT tourneys. Just curious...
by pappy97
Fri May 26, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there really "Masters" tourneys?
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Thanks for the reply. Your tournament in June sounds cool and I'd love to participate. If I wanted to come, I would just fly down and rent a car, so that isn't a problem. My concern is that I don't exactly have a team. I saw an annoucement for a tournament in the South (UTC) on the same day, and it ...
by pappy97
Thu May 25, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are there really "Masters" tourneys?
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Are there really "Masters" tourneys?

Hey everyone, my name is Papool and I was a good high school quiz bowler back in my day (HS class of 97), I loved it and ran an annual Quiz Bowl tourney at my school for 3 years. Unfortunately my undergrad school (Univ of the Pacific in Stockton, CA) never had a team and I couldn't get one together....