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by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30459

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I'm hoping to play. However, there is a chance that (much like last CO Trash) I might have to cancel at any time due to work commitments. If you don't mind that risk, I'm available.
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57810

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

I'm planning on playing this tournament and looking for a team. My strengths are solely limited to Sara Bareilles, Happy Endings and Cougar Nights in Faded Moonlight.
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 283864

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm writing a 20/20 packet on two mystery trash themes. I will award the winner two prizes worth between $20-30 (in total). I will read it when I finish it, which will probably be a long time from now.
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33734

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

I'm hoping to play this. If anyone needs teammates, send me a PM.
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An arbitrary statistical ranking of career accomplishments
Replies: 6
Views: 3259

Re: An arbitrary statistical ranking of career accomplishmen

I was expecting to see David Seal and Michael Arnold ranked very high on this list, ahead of many objectively better players, and my critique was going to be that this rewarded players for how good their teammates are (determined by luck and university admission committees). But I see now that the ...
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 61721

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

The Ecstasy of David Seal This is all the poorer for omitting Alice's accompanying caption: "I forget what we told him to think about for this picture; all I know is that the camera loves him." I was thinking about "The Rib" when this photo was taken. For those who are unaware, 'The Rib" was a dish...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

Re: Specific Question Discussion

A few responses Cutter- This was definitely an idea I really liked when I came up with it. I'm not sure the execution was great, but I think a TU on an individual pitch is a good idea if well written. Chris Johnson-Yeah I definitely debated whether that clue was too early or not, but decided to chan...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: General Discussion

A few more specific thoughts. Sports- One thing I tend to do in sports questions is use stats clues a decent amount. While I know many people dislike them, I think they are an important element of sports and I think that they can be useful as context clues. I'd be interested to hear what others thin...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1617

Specific Question Discussion

Please discuss specific questions here.
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 731

General Discussion

Once again I want to thank everyone who helped make this tournament happen and those who played it. Here is the breakdown of who edited what categories: Me- Sports, Video Games, Other Trash. Nolan-Music, Trash Lit/Comics. Brian-Movies/TV. Note that everyone wrote questions for all categories. A few ...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

A private discussion forum has been set up under CO Trash 2013 Discussion. I will be approving members.
by Demonic Leftovers
Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I wish it was the VA Bar instead of the DE bar (Except for that whole wear a suit thing). A few thanks: Thanks to Seth Teitler for letting us use his name. I hope this tournament appropriately honored you. Thanks to everyone who played, I hope we were able to provide an enjoyable experience for all ...
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I'll be playtesting again at 10:30 Eastern tonight.
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UTC's Open Mirror of NAQT HS NCT 8/3/2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2027

Re: UTC's Open Mirror of NAQT HS NCT 8/3/2013

Seth Teitler Presents, this year's edition of CO Trash will also be available for mirror.
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

A couple of things:

1) If you have any interest in mirroring this tournament after it runs during CO weekend, please send me a PM.

2) I'm going to start playtesting questions in the IRC. I'll start tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time.
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

There has been discussion about running this in the afternoon starting at 3 and running Urgent Call for Unity in the morning. Before making a decision on this I would like to know if this would interfere with the travel plans of anyone playing STP. Please post here if this time switch would affect y...
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu May 02, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS Online Mirror?
Replies: 18
Views: 3453

Re: CAHOOTS Online Mirror?

I might play this if it is sometime in June.
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 11703

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

If you need to ask what it costs to have David Seal on your team you can't afford it. Anyways I ran 10,000 simulations of ACF Nats on my super-secret quiz bowl simulator and got the following results. In 7.8% of simulations Dallas Simons misses the playoffs because he is too busy making Annie and Br...
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

This is being run on the Sunday of CO weekend.
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7468

Re: CO matchmaking

Just in case people haven't seen it here is the sign-up sheet for CO Trash.

https://docs.google.com/a/virginia.edu/ ... TS3c#gid=0
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14142

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

So as one of the people affected by this I'll say that I don't have any strong preferences as to what to do. If it's appended to VCU Open I might make it, but I'm not sure if I'll be available then. The eligibility exemption for 2014 doesn't really help me, as I doubt I'll be available to play it th...
by Demonic Leftovers
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16588

Re: ICT Predictions

TTTT: Texas A&M: Bryce Durgin comes up with a plan that he thinks will guarantee Texas A&M victory. By playing the Yu-Gi-Oh card Mirror Force, he can bounce any negs he has off of Texas A&M and turn them into negs for the other team. This plan doesn’t work, because it’s stupid. Delaware: As a soon t...
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

It's a little difficult to be as precise with target difficulty when it comes to trash, but my goal is to approximate the difficulties of past CO Trash tournaments. It should be accessible to most people. Also this tournament's distribution does skew more recent than most other trash tournaments, wh...
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56374

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

CO Trash is still planned for CO Sunday.
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7468

Re: CO Date Poll

I'm going to tentatively sign up. My participation hinges on the same conditions as Andrew's, as I am also taking the bar at the end of July. I don't care if the team is competitive or not, but don't expect me to be a significant contributor on a contending team.
by Demonic Leftovers
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42203

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Joe Brosch: You have brought shame to America's greatest state. Scott Putzig: Jesus I lost a match to you at 2010 ICT because of your cheating?! I'm not even mad, that's just humiliating. Andy Watkins: At 2011 ACF Nats you for some reason started trash-talking me when Dallas beat me to a law questio...
by Demonic Leftovers
Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 16588

Re: ICT Predictions

Chicago A - Seth Teitler's attempts to exercise dead hand control over the team to make Chicago rearrange their rosters so they win the UG title go horribly awry when it's discovered Peter Austin buried a poison pill in the team charter. As Chicago shares flood the market, corporate raiders swoop i...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2013 planning
Replies: 37
Views: 5094

Re: CO History 2013 planning

I have no objection in principle to splitting Sunday between CO Trash and History. My only concern is the actual ability to keep to the type of 10 round, 5 hour schedule you propose. While it may be possible to do so with sufficient capable staff, no major snafus, competently handled lunch, etc., I ...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2013 planning
Replies: 37
Views: 5094

Re: CO History 2013 planning

Regarding CO Trash I would like to run that on Sunday. Andrew is right that the current plan is to have 10 rounds and then finals. I have no objection to running CO History after it, but depending on the length of CO History I'm not sure it would be feasible. I suppose if demand for CO History is si...
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Current events discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 2443

Re: Current events discussion

Just as a quick note I believe that the SEIU was a tossup at last year's ICT as well. While it is a good idea for a tossup, it is probably more appropriate at ICT than SCT.
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DI specific question discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6334

Re: DI specific question discussion

Ok I figured that was what the tu might be going for. In that case I do think it was probably a good way to ask about something like Meinhard.
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DI specific question discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6334

Re: DI specific question discussion

I thought the standing tossup was fine difficulty wise, since it's really important, although I delayed buzzing because it mentioned taxpayer standing really early. Not being a lawyer, I may be mistaken, but I thought taxpayer standing was an important and controversial thing. It's not. Taxpayer st...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Good Current Events Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3642

Re: Writing Good Current Events Questions

One thing I'd like to see CE questions do more is address policy matters. I tried to do this with the questions I wrote for VCU Closed where I included a bonus part on Chained-CPI and mentioned Shinzo Abe's stimulus plan for Japan (note I don't know if these were used and if so in what form). An exa...
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Presuming there are no serious objections I'm going to announce this as CO Trash for this summer. This is of course pending a CO schedule that allows for it.
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9151

Re: Question-specific discussion

I also appreciated the law in this tournament for the most part. With the exception of the Achievement Gap question and the punishment question (which used a "retributive" clue I thought better fit with justice) they were good. I especially enjoyed the efforts to include areas like tax or employment...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 9898

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

I'm tentatively signing up for this as a free agent, assuming UVA doesn't send a team and there are no intervening scheduling issues.
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15412

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

It might be useful to get a count of who is going to play or staff what side events (if the schedule allows it). I'll play Bayou a Drank and Un Cheyne Andalou, and I'll staff ANFORTAS and tech if needed (or possibly play them if no staff is needed).
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 27992

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

When you say you love the idea of Charles Starkweather do you mean you love my tu on it, the idea of a tu on him, or the idea of a spree killer?
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15412

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

If Mike's proposed schedule is feasible I think we should do it.
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15412

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Could we maybe play the Bayou a Drink packets at some point?
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 39688

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

DumbJaques wrote: warding off the innumerable throng of beautiful women who constantly assume I'm Seth Rogen whenever I stroll through major cities.
Hey! That's my schtick!
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Predictions Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 4790

CO Predictions Thread

Consult this for team lineups: https://docs.google.com/a/virginia.edu/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AnhV5uMM8usUdEJUVWZsd1RMZzJ3MGhQcGlzOWtFMUE#gid=0 From the bottom They Like Ice Cream: They finish last, but Jay Bilas thinks they have a lot of upside, mostly because of their albatrossesque wingspans. Also t...
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I'm not opposed to making this either CO trash next year or a national title tourney but I'd want to see how things go first for a little while. Also we'd have to discuss the difficulty again, as our target difficulty was probably a little low for a national championship type tournament. But I'd say...
by Demonic Leftovers
Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25720

Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

DISCLAIMER: Seth Teitler is in no way affiliated with this tournament. If you would like the name changed Seth please let me know. This is the announcement for Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash, a trash tournament to be run in the Spring of 2013 most likely. The writing team c...
by Demonic Leftovers
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Trash Tournament-Collaborators Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 844

New Trash Tournament-Collaborators Wanted

Brian McNamara and I have been discussing the possibility of writing a trash tournament for sometime in the upcoming season. We are interested in finding 1-2 collaborators. If you would be interested in collaborating please send us a PM and we'd be glad to discuss details with you.
by Demonic Leftovers
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12674

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

I'd be willing to write up (and run if I am present) a somewhat experimental event based on Name That Tune/The Leonard Maltin Game from Doug Loves Movies/The similar game from Stump The Schwab for this weekend.
by Demonic Leftovers
Wed May 30, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12674

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

If people would be interested in collaborating on a full-fledged trash tournament (ie: 10-15 rounds of 20/20), I would be interested in that. I don't know if I'd be able to write much by early August, but I have long been thinking about writing a trash tournament and would be interested in collabor...
by Demonic Leftovers
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40072

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I accept your offer Rob.