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by OctagonJoe
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9766

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

I could use a teammate for Unanswered Question.
by OctagonJoe
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals @ UMN
Replies: 1
Views: 2064

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals @ UMN

Minnesota A cleared the field to win this site. Minnesota B took the UG title, and Carleton claimed the D2 title. Stats can be found here.
by OctagonJoe
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30529

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

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Wow, the order of the questions in the packets got REALLY changed from the first running.
If anyone wants a copy of the version played in "Chicago," I can send that out by e-mail.
by OctagonJoe
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30529

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

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Are there any more remaining mirrors? If not, can it posted soon?
The set has been posted.
by OctagonJoe
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 8018

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

Thanks to everyone who played today. Due to the small size of the field, we decided against doing a full tournament and started with a quick round robin of three games. The stats for the round robin, which was won by the team of Chip Horton, Brian McNamara, and Delano Barnes, can be found here . Aft...
by OctagonJoe
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 24450

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I just put my name down as a free agent for some things. Let me know if want to team up.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Please avoid spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Please avoid spoilers

I realize this is the height of "nobody cares," but I don't think Leon is actually Air Controller Macias. Macias is the guy who says such lines as "Maybe we ought to turn on the searchlights now." He wears kind of a light colored tie and seems older yet has slightly more hair than Leon, who has a d...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: Discussion of specific questions

If anyone wants a copy of the set, send me an e-mail. Please do not distribute it to anyone who did not play or staff on Sunday.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2551

Re: Discussion of specific questions

I'd like to see the question on "Behind Blue Eyes"; I have zero doubt that I made a bad reflex buzz, but as soon as I heard this was a song originally slated for the Lifehouse album and then a reference to Meher Baba (I think by name?), I negged with "Baba O'Riley," which now outside of game play I...
by OctagonJoe
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 42
Views: 14130

Re: Best Film Player

Alice (née Andreas) Stoehr was really good at film back in the day and probably still is.
Cheynem wrote:If we only focused on mumblecore, Carsten Gehring might possibly make the list.
Or if we made a list of people who have made you swear by beating you to movie tossups.
by OctagonJoe
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 14671

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

I don't know if this will cause any issues for quizbowlers, but there is a road closure on I-35W this weekend to be aware of.
by OctagonJoe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 5286

Re: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

Since I've already initiated a fussy punctuation/editing discussion, I'll point out that in NAQT's IS-174, which we read for the CC SCTs yesterday, it seemed consistent (though I haven't gone back to double check, so maybe it was sporadic?) that proper names ending in -s used as possessives did not...
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 5286

Re: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

Technically, British style would be to use single quotation marks pretty much everywhere that we (correct Americans) use double quotation marks, so people who use double quotes and exterior punctuation aren't really following any common publishing style (I say without double-checking if that's true)...
by OctagonJoe
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 8532

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

Given that Eddie has just ceded his spot at CO 2018 and that there were two other audio tournaments vying for spots at NSC and HSNCT, I would like to move the main site of Imaginary Landscape to CO 2018, with the possibility of running additional post-CO mirrors either on Discord, or at one or more...
by OctagonJoe
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRAB BAG at UMN 12/9/17
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

GRAB BAG at UMN 12/9/17

We read 4 rounds of GRAB BAG. Stats are here . The scores ending in 1 and 6 are not errors. The cumulative individual stats (which are hard to figure out from the SQBS stats) were as follows: Erik: 0/5/22/0 295 Carsten: 1/9/5/2 191 Danny: 0/2/17/2 190 Sam: 0/7/4/4 125 Foster: 0/1/5/1 60 Adam: 0/0/2/...
by OctagonJoe
Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39918

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

What is the fee for each event?
by OctagonJoe
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 39918

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I'm looking for a team for The Modern Age, I guess. Or I can staff it.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Documenting plagiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 8443

Re: Documenting plagiarism

I sometimes come across plagiarism in old sets and just brush it off since most were written a decent amount of time ago, but I feel like having a thread to document egregious examples would be fun. This is not meant to be witch-hunty since most of the offenders probably aren't even active anymore;...
by OctagonJoe
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 33066

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

I've put out entreaties for additional staffers. If ACRONYM runs first on Sunday, I would probably be able to make it work that I could staff on Saturday. (If it runs second on Sunday, I would need to fly in to Michigan on Saturday to avoid missing two days of work just to play a trash tournament.)...
by OctagonJoe
Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 33066

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Auroni wrote:followed by HIT and ACRONYM (in that order) on Sunday.
Isn't it usually standard to play the full tossup/bonus tournament first and then the niche tossups-only side event afterward?
by OctagonJoe
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at Minnesota (Sept. 24, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4294

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at Minnesota (Sept. 24, 2016

AsherJ wrote:Despite my best efforts, I think I put this up correctly. Stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/
UMN C has 5 players who played all 10 games, which is impressive and inaccurate.
by OctagonJoe
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote a half packet comprising 3 groups of 3 tossups that share a theme and 1 tossup that might elicit the statement "that's random." I'll read it on the IRC sometime when there are people to hear it.
by OctagonJoe
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 9831

Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

If there are people not playing this live, I'll read my "team"'s packet tonight at 8:00 (so about 1.25 hours from right now) in #guerrillabride on the IRC. This packet by quizbowl favorites Sam Bailey and The Rob Carson will be read any minute now. Also, Jonathan Magin is offering to read his packe...
by OctagonJoe
Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 9831

Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

If there are people not playing this live, I'll read my "team"'s packet tonight at 8:00 (so about 1.25 hours from right now) in #guerrillabride on the IRC.
by OctagonJoe
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 9831

Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

Auks Ran Ova wrote:Carsten and I are planning to write a packet for this.
Sam Bailey has joined this packet.
by OctagonJoe
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

Ah, I can see how buzzing on the first clue of the question could lead you to be confused about whether "Cannonball Run" was the required answer; my apologies for not including a prompt. Carsten or Rob, could whichever of you has the set that will go out to mirrors please add a prompt for "driving ...
by OctagonJoe
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

This group recorded a 2002 song about a teen boy who hooks up with a male rapper clearly intended to be Eminem, prompting a response in “Canibitch” in which Eminem and Dr. Dre hit this group with a car. Joss Ackland joins members of this group in a taxi in one of their music videos, which was actua...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

In this film, the main character refuses to get on a plane and insists that his brother rent a specific blue Buick for their drive back to California, during which he explains that he bought a plot of land in the title place because he may have been conceived there. One scene of this film takes pla...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

This character has a vision of hell that he describes as “the Emerald Piper . . . an Irish bar where it’s St. Patrick’s Day every day, forever.” In an early episode, this character is forced to wait for hours in a bakery, prompting him to shoot the clerk in the foot. Later in the series, he avenges...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

This ten-syllable phrase was adapted from Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango’s 1972 song “Soul Makossa.” For 10 points each: [10] Give a reasonable approximation of this nonverbal ten-syllable phrase that is repeated many times at the end of Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Something.” ANSWER: m...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

I think, and the conversion data backs me up, that the tossup on "sign language" ended up being tragically transparent. Am I correct in that it did use a fun clue from Nashville, though? The clues were from Lake Windfall , Children of a Lesser God , The Tribe , and Mr. Holland's Opus . That questio...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

A wrecked ship in this game is home to roaming collections of souls called Covern. Audiences during speedruns of this game customarily spam the chat during the credits with the name of its development team, Deer Force. Stoke, an unused enemy from this game, resembles a miniature version of an eight...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4831

Re: 2016 CO Trash specific question discussion

In a 2015 film, parents with this profession force their children, played in later scenes by Maryann Plunkett and Jason Bateman, to sing a song with the lyric “kill all parents so you can keep living”; those parents conspire to disappear so that they can reemerge after they are declared legally dea...
by OctagonJoe
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57831

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

If anyone playing heard any errors (or in reading, saw any errors or typos), you can e-mail me and I'll do what I can.
by OctagonJoe
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57831

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

theMoMA wrote:We'll provide . . . what Carsten promises to be a readable set!
If Rob misplaces places all the punctuation around and quotation marks in the most logical and aesthetically pleasing fashion again, I can make no such a promise.

fixed some obvious typos --mgmt
by OctagonJoe
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

The packet was played and an individual prevailed with 45 points. Stephen Liu finished second with 40; Tejas, Ryan B., and Kenji tied with 20; and Richard and Chris M. had 10. Who *IS* this mysterious "individual"? What *WAS* he doing winning this packet? These are just two of this thread's most ve...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 34441

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

Does this tournament need staff?
by OctagonJoe
Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - UMN (11/14)
Replies: 14
Views: 6158

Re: Missouri Open - UMN (11/14)

I went 1/1/0 in the first round, not 3/6/1. Presumably Rob went 3/6/2 and the fiendish statskeeper done screwed up. On a related note, I find it questionable that we went 3/20/2 over the course of 24 questions in Round 6.
by OctagonJoe
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote a packet with a secret. . . . I'll read it again Sunday night if enough new people are interested in hearing it. I'll read this tonight sometime shortly after the World Cup Final ends, so probably around 8 Central barring extra time. The channel will be #thatsrandom. This was played. A good...
by OctagonJoe
Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

OctagonJoe wrote:I wrote a packet with a secret. . . . I'll read it again Sunday night if enough new people are interested in hearing it.
I'll read this tonight sometime shortly after the World Cup Final ends, so probably around 8 Central barring extra time. The channel will be #thatsrandom.
by OctagonJoe
Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I wrote a packet with a secret. I read it tonight on the IRC and Rob won, as is his wont. I'll read it again Sunday night if enough new people are interested in hearing it.
by OctagonJoe
Mon May 11, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 51708

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

I'm probably going to this site unless I don't go to VCUO at all, so I am tentatively looking for a team.
by OctagonJoe
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

If there are enough interested people who haven't played it and I remember that I said I would read it, I will use the channel #mikecheyneisafiend at roughly 9 Central (not quite 4 hours from now) to read the packet I wrote (and already read to a number of people) last week for the drive to ACF Nat...
by OctagonJoe
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

If there are enough interested people who haven't played it and I remember that I said I would read it, I will use the channel #mikecheyneisafiend at roughly 9 Central (not quite 4 hours from now) to read the packet I wrote (and already read to a number of people) last week for the drive to ACF Nati...
by OctagonJoe
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM Mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 4515

Re: ACRONYM Mirror

Stats.

Thanks to Macalester for hosting.
by OctagonJoe
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2015 Matchmaking
Replies: 47
Views: 18512

Re: CO 2015 Matchmaking

I might play this tournament and I always get a packet in for the earliest deadline. I do not, however, answer questions or win games.
by OctagonJoe
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)
Replies: 71
Views: 38446

Re: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)

The stats still show my team lost to the Gehring team. We actually won this game after our protest was upheld and then scored points on the subsequent bonus. I think history is unclear on the real outcome of that whole protest. Other than the part where Kurtis tried to play a bonus he already heard.
by OctagonJoe
Tue May 20, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284283

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have a packet of easy-ish basketball questions that Frank Firke wrote. I can read it tonight in the IRC sometime around when the lottery is happening so as to avoid seeing the Wolves lose their pick to the Suns.
by OctagonJoe
Sat May 17, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 15781

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

carsten.gehring is my Skype username.