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by mujason
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ sets for the 2012-2013 season
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: HSAPQ sets for the 2012-2013 season

Only two sets? If HSAPQ needs more writers, I'm available. I've already emailed Carsten G, Matt B, and Matt W, but received no reply.
by mujason
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Critique my questions
Replies: 28
Views: 4881

Jason Mueller's Questions

(Some of these were significantly altered in editing) DI: Pebble Beach tu Sofia tu Bhutan tu Oklahoma City bombing tu moons of Saturn bonus yellow (in music) tu Niger bonus Congressmen (Frank, Hoyer, Issa) bonus Jose Saramago bonus Katherine Porter bonus Department of Education bonus Enigma tu Gwen ...
by mujason
Tue May 31, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 39438

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Might as well post the list of questions I wrote. packet 1: (Billy Bathgate, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Hours); (Mercury, Aphrodite, Circe); (Vulgate, King James, NIV); Cape Verde; Tom Joad; Nadine Gordimer; Don River. packet 2: USS Arizona; (monarch, zebra swallowtail, Kamehameha); (Jonas Brothers...
by mujason
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Wastebin - A Trash Packet Archive
Replies: 27
Views: 40193

Re: Wastebin - A Trash Packet Archive

Are there any plans on the TV Set being posted?
by mujason
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Future of CULT
Replies: 12
Views: 1314

Re: The Future of CULT

I'd be interested in writing/editing as well.
by mujason
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 3142

Re: More Question Feedback

Literary elements, where the answers were element names: For 10 points each--name these chemical elements from literary titles: A. In G\:unter Grass's novel, Oskar Matzerath's instrument was made of this metal. answer: _tin_ B. In Joseph Kesselring's hit play, the murderous Brewster ladies combine t...
by mujason
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: More Question Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 3142

More Question Feedback

I might as well go for some feedback on my questions (29 in DI, 40 in DII). DI: Round 1: tu Albert Fall bonuses on Hobey Baker (hockey, Kariya, Drury); Deccan plateau (India, Ghats, Hyderabad); Lollapalooza 2009 (Kings of Leon, Gomez, Airborne Toxic Event). Round 2: tus Bleeding Love; Queensland bon...
by mujason
Sat Oct 24, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Clues that reward understanding
Replies: 44
Views: 7513

Re: Clues that reward understanding

The robot is coming, at least to Jeopardy!

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/techn ... .html?_r=1
by mujason
Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed and NAQT's New Clock/Length Rules
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: Moderator Speed and NAQT's New Clock/Length Rules

Don't forget the effects of question difficulty and clue placement, in that tossups answered earlier take less time than tossups answered at the end of the question and that dead tus have no bonus and take less time than an answered tu; also, easier bonus parts are answered earlier instead of having...
by mujason
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 25730

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

Unfortunately, something came up and I can't go to Missouri Open. (And I read a lot of packets to prepare for it, too!) Best of luck to all the teams and players. I hope my packet was good enough for Charlie Dees and company to use without having to intensively labor over editing it.
by mujason
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 35407

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

I guess I'll confess to the questions I wrote: Packet 1: 2008 AL award winners bonus Packet 2: Frank Lloyd Wright bonus, Madden Curse bonus Packet 3: Alexander Stephens tu, Berlioz bonus, San Francisco area bonus, and the infamous Cyrillic tu Packet 4: Somali pirates bonus, Lake of the Woods tu, Ala...
by mujason
Fri May 29, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 25730

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

I still have no teammates for Missouri Open; e-mail me if you're interested. I'm mujason34 at nospamgmail.com. My team will be playing for free due to my really early packet submission.
by mujason
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52530

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I'm guessing the big fire around NMB isn't helping anything, either.
by mujason
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 25730

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

I am available as a fourth; need I remind you of the benefits of my super-early packet? (Free entry and free pizza.)
by mujason
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ratio of American History to European/World History
Replies: 68
Views: 15473

Re: Ratio of American History to European/World History

I took a History of Science 1550-1800 class my sophomore year at Mizzou; it was quite interesting. Textbooks it used included Thomas Kuhn's ~Structures of Scientific Revolutions~ and ~The Copernican Revolution~, E. A. Burtt's ~The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science~, Richard Westfal...
by mujason
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT vice president for communication
Replies: 55
Views: 7238

Re: NAQT vice president for communication

What I meant was to use :kenj: (as someone who has a high recognition value among people somewhat familiar with knowledge-based activities but not necessarily quiz bowl, such as student activity coordinators) to get people interested in joining at first, and then explain that although quiz bowl and ...
by mujason
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT vice president for communication
Replies: 55
Views: 7238

Re: NAQT vice president for communication

My idea for a marketing poster would be the Uncle Sam "I WANT YOU" poster with NAQT lit editor :kenj: with a buzzer in his hand instead of Uncle Sam and have "FOR THE SMARTEST CONTEST IN SCHOOL" and NAQT's contact info at the bottom.
by mujason
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 16408

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Registered as mujason.
by mujason
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 25730

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

Actually, I'm still in need of transport and three teammates, so if anybody is coming through Lincoln (southwest of Columbia on Highway 65) and wants to play for free, let me know at mujason34nospamatgmail.com.
by mujason
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Professionalism for coaches
Replies: 21
Views: 9631

Re: Professionalism for coaches

Missouri, of all places, actually has a good rule about protests. After a team has a second unsuccessful protest in a match, it cannot protest for the rest of that match. That way, real protests can be let through while frivolous protests are soon stopped.
by mujason
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 25730

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

I am definitely interested in playing, especially if I can hitch a ride from someone coming from the southwest (I'm just north of Lincoln, less than a mile off Highway 65, about 90 miles southwest of Columbia). Playing or not, I still plan to write a packet and get it in before the first deadline of...
by mujason
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8744

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

That's an uncalled-for cheap shot, Dwight. I never even played Chip's plagarized blender-sounding crap questions. Heck, I only played CBI (even though I was very good at those buzzer-racing junk questions) because it wasn't out of my pocket and Mizzou trailed our hated arch-rivals kansas jayhawks on...
by mujason
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

dtaylor4 wrote: Ooh, clever. So, why aren't you playing real quizbowl today?
Because I'm not in school anymore and have no way of getting to any tournaments.
by mujason
Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

Shouldn't the Illinois team be known as "Quantum of Sorice"?
by mujason
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13517

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

All Right! Now let's get NAQT the ACUI contract so teams can play for a legit title on good questions.
by mujason
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 39874

Re: NAC Schedules

Does anybody know if Chip has ever mentioned that Upton Sinclair's middle name is Beall in any NAC questions? Also, I still think we could set up an alternate tournament at a nearby school for teams to play in during their bye rounds. We could call it the CAT (Chip Alternative Tournament) and have a...
by mujason
Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 39874

Re: NAC Schedules

Apparently six Chip pictures is too disorienting. Here's my idea again in plain text: Here's how to take down Chip. Hold a NAQT and/or PACE tournament at the same time and location as the Chip tournament; invite all the Chip teams to play in it; since Chip has a ridiculously large number of byes and...
by mujason
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 39874

Re: NAC Schedules

Here's how to take down :chip: . Hold a NAQT and/or PACE tournament at the same time and location as the :chip: tournament; invite all the :chip: teams to play in it; since :chip: has a ridiculously large number of byes and only runs two rooms at a time, it should be easy enough to set up a simultan...
by mujason
Sat May 31, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 17953

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

Well, Charlie just tied the single-game scoring record, reclaiming North Kansas City's spot there, as I believe Andy Wehrman had the single-game scoring record at one point.
by mujason
Sun May 11, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playing Charter a lot
Replies: 118
Views: 13399

Re: Playing Charter a lot

To Caesar Rodney:
Stop complaining and start studying/practicing. That way, you'll fare better against the Charter teams and your C team won't be dead last in the national Byko ratings. I know from experience about wasting time and energy on griping and complaining; it isn't worth it.
by mujason
Sat May 10, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish Tournament Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 6712

Re: Goldfish Tournament Discussion

I'll agree with Mike on his points; this "competition" is simply a glorified practice with the added benefit of being able to compare scores and buzz-in locations with teams around the country. It should not be a substitute for real tournaments, as Matt has pointed out multiple times. Also, I'd like...
by mujason
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arkansas quiz bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 3899

Re: Arkansas quiz bowl

Any chance the Missouri bid announcement will be posted? I might consider bidding (either by myself or as part of an alliance) if MSHSAA can be convinced to let an in-stater write questions.
by mujason
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31288

Re: Byko Rankings

I just posted the Tri-County Conference (MO) results; I think they're all new to the ratings except for Osage.
by mujason
Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-County Conference (MO) Results
Replies: 0
Views: 757

Tri-County Conference (MO) Results

Round 1 Warsaw 270 Blair Oaks 185 Osage 220 Eldon 220 (Osage wins in overtime) California 245 Versailles 240 Round 2 Osage 360 Blair Oaks 80 Warsaw 335 California 225 Versailles 250 Eldon 245 Round 3 Versailles 225 Blair Oaks 100 Warsaw 240 Osage 165 California 150 Eldon 120 Semifinals Warsaw 250 Ca...
by mujason
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2007-08
Replies: 78
Views: 31288

Re: Byko Rankings

Byko,

I just posted the Kaysinger (MO) Conference results. I would have emailed them to you, but I couldn't find your address.
by mujason
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kaysinger Conference (MO) Results
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Kaysinger Conference (MO) Results

Here are the results from the Kaysinger Conference tournament: 1. Smithton 4-0, 715 points 2. Cole Camp 3-1, 700 3. La Monte 2-2, 620 4. Lincoln 1-3, 470 5. Stover 0-4, 220 Smithton 220, Lincoln 150 Smithton 110, Stover 55 Smithton 200, Cole Camp 190 Smithton 185, La Monte 165 Cole Camp 220, La Mont...
by mujason
Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sunday fall tournaments
Replies: 49
Views: 7039

Re: Sunday fall tournaments

I couldn't get to TRASH Regionals last November because all the other interested folks at MU were all going to that day's home football game against Texas A and M.
by mujason
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13332

mujason
by mujason
Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Hosts (Crossposted from Yahoo)
Replies: 24
Views: 6762

Wow, that is bad. The Essex on Michigan Avenue is excellent; I stayed there with the Wehrmans for CO in 2002; it might be a bit pricey, though.
by mujason
Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest TRASH Regionals at Missouri-Rolla (11/10/07)
Replies: 5
Views: 3545

Yeah, if anybody's coming through Columbia Saturday morning and Saturday evening, I'm available. I'll chip in for part of the entry fee and some gas, of course.
by mujason
Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52347

For the record, I did not write the Huard question. I am, however, a Chiefs fan.
by mujason
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52347

Can we lay off Damon Huard, please? He's gettable. He's backed up both Marino and Brady and did well with KC, so well that they're probably getting rid of Green. Go Chiefs!
by mujason
Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Field Update
Replies: 10
Views: 6017

If Pat and I played together, at least we'd have the best NCAA bracket.
by mujason
Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Place your NCAA tournament pool links here
Replies: 35
Views: 11670

After the first round, Matt Weiner and I are tied for the lead at 28 of 32 correct picks.
by mujason
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Place your NCAA tournament pool links here
Replies: 35
Views: 11670

Nice 16 for 16 result, Weiner.
by mujason
Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Challenge for Jason Mueller
Replies: 38
Views: 13508

As I said on the MO board, the 24th doesn't work as that's during Mizzou's Spring Break and I'll be at home during that time.
by mujason
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 39942

Well, I'm just trying to use buzzermetrics to guess a result; and yes, CBI does suck. Also, Matt, nice work on your NAQT S-Value replication; it seems like quite an improvement from the formula Patrick King and I developed a few years ago.
by mujason
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 39942

So now that the field is set (Purdue in Region 9 due to Illinois' declining their bid and Providence from Region 1 winning the wildcard), I punched in the regional numbers in my secret formula to come up with a prediction: 1. Williams 2. Minnesota 3. Baylor 4. Ohio State 5. USC 6. Mizzou 7. Southern...
by mujason
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mueller buzzes
Replies: 19
Views: 5866

No, Apep is a demon snake from Egyptian mythology that eats the sun during solar eclipses.
by mujason
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mueller buzzes
Replies: 19
Views: 5866

I think you have me confused with Apep.