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by Stat Boy
Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pre Announcement for INDIA
Replies: 7
Views: 1642

Re: Pre Announcement for INDIA

4 Biology
4 Non American Literature
4 Painting
3 Non US History
2 India-related content*
2 Organic Chemistry
1 Economics
Paging Shantanu Jha...
by Stat Boy
Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 101955

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Anti-Climacus wrote:As for the Six-Day-War tossup, the giveaway could also describe the Yom Kippur war, which Nasser also fought in
A giveaway clue with Nasser in it couldn't be describing the Yom Kippur War. Nasser died in 1970, so that seems like a reasonable clue.
by Stat Boy
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying U.S. History
Replies: 26
Views: 4473

Re: Studying U.S. History

I like reading books.
by Stat Boy
Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 7991

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

This brings up the question of what a subdistribution of geography would look like.
by Stat Boy
Fri Oct 03, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2008-2009
Replies: 132
Views: 17129

Re: NY/NJ 2008-2009

How's the knee, Gilbert?
by Stat Boy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Time Should Tournaments End?
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

Re: What Time Should Tournaments End?

I've never experienced temporary blindness or vomiting after quiz bowl
You should ask Shantanu about his WoQ experience...
by Stat Boy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Time Should Tournaments End?
Replies: 25
Views: 2821

Re: What Time Should Tournaments End?

I thought Gautam was referring to this:
Nicolaus Notabene wrote:Granted, a player isn't going through Modern Decathalon
not this:
Nicolaus Notabene wrote:I find that more than 12-15 rounds will result in mental fatigue
by Stat Boy
Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5197

Re: DC comparison

Anyhoooo... I'm taking a concrete position and dropping Whitman from Auroni's short list.
by Stat Boy
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5197

Re: DC comparison

megalomaniacal panda who has drunk from a well of absinthe This would be far and away the best thing ever. my teammates managed to win that match Perhaps you've forgotten what I did to the pronunciation of a certain Coetzee novel. To answer Sarah's question, Whitman is returning one rising senior, ...
by Stat Boy
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 110233

Re: Missouri 08-09

Today we are all Missourians.
by Stat Boy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11473

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

I forgot I put Gov that high. Follow-up prediction: I will either look foolish or brilliant by the end of the season.
by Stat Boy
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11473

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

I think I voted Whitman 20th or so, the knee-jerk rationale being that Daniel and Doug have a close to zero overlap on knowledge and that Whitman finished in the top 20 at 2006 NAQT while conceding virtually every single science question to the other team. More in-depth analysis would probably put t...
by Stat Boy
Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-season Poll 2008-09 Edition!
Replies: 13
Views: 2596

Re: Pre-season Poll 2008-09 Edition!

I was feeling guilty, so I just emailed you one.
by Stat Boy
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thumb Strength?
Replies: 25
Views: 4808

Re: Thumb Strength?

Have you tried priming the buzzer?
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5421

Re: ASS II Discussion

Fair point. I saw it recently enough that that may be skewing my perception.
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5421

Re: ASS II Discussion

This was my first trash tournament, so I don't have anything to compare it to except academic ones (although my teammate who went last year said he preferred the previous format). Still, I thought it was as well or better written than most of the tournaments I've been to. The only issues I can remem...
by Stat Boy
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lists
Replies: 29
Views: 3861

Re: Lists

Also, "Algier" and "Algeria" both come up, as do noted non-countries Guam and French Guiana.

On a side note, I can recite all 12 verses of that song.
by Stat Boy
Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll Time! - Congrats to Whitman!
Replies: 21
Views: 4224

Re: Post-Nationals Poll Time!

David from Whitman
There's no David on our team...is this Daniel?
by Stat Boy
Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38519

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

I am more confused than ever as to how All-Americans are chosen.
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38519

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Anyone familiar with the level of my interest in math knows the extent of the validity of Daichi's statement. :roll:
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38519

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Tegan wrote:Explain please
The 15-or-so-point first round victory last year was hardly dominating
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38519

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

This is the second straight year that MD has had a dominating first round performance and then failed to make the finals.
False.
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion
Replies: 93
Views: 11565

Re: PACE NSC 2008 Question Discussion

Wellington tu (again, if I remember correctly. I apologize if I'm wrong), established the time period he lived in and then mentioned that he fought battles and that he was a British prime minister. I didn't know that many British Prime Ministers so I just went in and got the power. (I don't think i...
by Stat Boy
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ASS II - Maryland - Sun, 6/22
Replies: 29
Views: 6551

Re: Announcement: ASS II - Maryland - Sun, 6/22

Whitman would like to send a team.
by Stat Boy
Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 17856

Re: 2008 PACE NSC Live Comments and Discussion

I am hard pressed to imagine a more felicitous or idoneous way to end my high school quizbowl career. That the victory was so narrow is a worthy testament to a phenomenal TJ team. Phil, Mohit, Keshav, thanks for a great year of competition and some slightly disturbing memories; Naren, you're going ...
by Stat Boy
Tue May 27, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12776

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

I think that the tossup on ground rule(which was the right answer) should not have accepted ground rule double because the question did not specifically mention doubles. As if a list tossup needed to get any worse... Edit: the guy on the team we were playing at the time had a look of utter disbelie...
by Stat Boy
Tue May 27, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12776

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

Writ of certiorari: high schoolers don't know it. They always guess habeas because it's the only writ they know.
What?
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12776

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

The Richardson tossup also mentioned his 3rd most famous post, UN amabassador, in the first clue.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12776

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

it's type two form...
I believe that question also mentioned "adult onset" in the first clue.

Edit: And the first clue about the course of the disease mentioned the Islets of Langerhans.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12776

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

One more thing: it's inexcusable to mention Erwin Rommel in the first clue of a Capporetto tossup, especially in the finals.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 12776

Re: NAQT HSNCT Question Discussion

My nominee for worst question:

"It will land during our tournament... let's hope it doesn't burst into flames like the bird it's named after. "

Get it? It's clever because it's called the Phoenix probe. Like the bird. :mad: :cry: :lol: :chip:
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals 07-08 poll time!
Replies: 32
Views: 9082

Re: Pre-Nationals 07-08 poll time!

cornfused wrote:Dorman B is THAT GOOD? Holy crap.
Evidently, yes.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12032

Re: 08 HSNCT Live Coverage/Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!

That's what I was talking about, but I don't think it's right to discuss question specifics.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 17627

Re: Senior Destinations 2008

So I'm going to noted Waterville, ME quizbowl powerhouse Colby.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 26, 2008 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12032

Re: 08 HSNCT Live Coverage/Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!

evilmonkey wrote:One egregious bonus that had the answer to the third part in the first part.
And a bonus part in round 2 of the playoffs that resurfaced in the semifinals...
by Stat Boy
Tue May 20, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 2925

Re: 2008 Panasonic

Daichi Ueda can confirm that there was a team Indiana last year
Why, yes. Indeed he can. And it looks like we're playing them first round.
by Stat Boy
Tue May 20, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 2925

Re: 2008 Panasonic

So team DC is...
by Stat Boy
Tue May 20, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Schedule
Replies: 25
Views: 2925

Re: 2008 Panasonic

Byko wrote:Nutcracker:
DC
Maryland
It's on, Puma.
by Stat Boy
Mon May 19, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?
Replies: 41
Views: 11779

Re: Greatest Quiz Bowl team ever?

...Southern state...
I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand what this has to do with greatness. As has been noted frequently, the Southeast has been a hub of quizbowl activity for a while.
by Stat Boy
Fri May 16, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5638

Re: Majors

Is it even possible to triple major?
by Stat Boy
Sun May 11, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playing Charter a lot
Replies: 118
Views: 13294

Re: Playing Charter a lot

I don't see what's demoralizing about going 3-3 against four or five different teams. That seems like a pretty well-balanced schedule.
by Stat Boy
Sun May 11, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24377

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24

It's either this or arguing over what On Demand movie to order for an hour, not ordering any movie in the end, buying a Spiderman web blaster, and webbing the hotel room.

I'm in.
by Stat Boy
Sat May 03, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 National Tournament Prognostication (archived)
Replies: 49
Views: 5466

Re: National Tournament Prognostication

Besides, for all we know, the Korean International School might end up winning the tournament? They are NAQT sets after all. I don't really want to defend the organization that produced the IS sets I've played on this year, but... last year's HSNCT sets were decent and pyramidal, the tournament was...
by Stat Boy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walt Whitman Invitational Tournament (5/10/08)
Replies: 9
Views: 1523

Re: Walt Whitman Invitational Tournament (5/10/08)

I don't know nearly as much about the state of things as our TD, but it doesn't look good due to low sign-up/failure of certain necessary elements (questions) to coalesce in time. I'll post when I know more, but in the meantime, Shantanu can tell you more. His email is at the bottom of the original ...
by Stat Boy
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: women in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 50
Views: 11806

Re: women in Quiz Bowl

This past fall a freshman girl walked into our practice, and when she noticed the ratio of guys to girls was about 14 to 0, her face went from :neutral: to :aaa: . She left and never came back. It was kind of depressing.
by Stat Boy
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lists
Replies: 29
Views: 3861

Re: Lists

Byko wrote:perfect practice makes perfect
You just quoted verbatim the motto that was the "Oriole Way" in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. +1000 points.

I'm sure there are some people who can benefit from lists at first, but hearing questions helped me more than lists ever could.
by Stat Boy
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 44089

Re: NY/NJ 2007-08

Yeah, that's where the NYT article said he went.
by Stat Boy
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 21781

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Keith, sign Whitman up for two teams.
by Stat Boy
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/Washington DC NAQT Tournament April 5 at Blake
Replies: 25
Views: 3025

Re: Maryland/Washington DC NAQT Tournament April 5 at Blake

November?

EDIT: Oh. My DeLorian is still in the shop.