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by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6405

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

I am going to stay on the team this year, I think, as I have decided to stay unless something happens. Since I also do stats for the football team, I might miss some tournaments, along with the SAT and ACT. Today in practice, several freshmen came, including Ryan's brother, and they know some scien...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clarifications in Writing for NAQT
Replies: 6
Views: 1046

Clarifications in Writing for NAQT

Well, I've decided that, in order to keep up my quizbowl knowledge and to supplement my income, I'd like to write for NAQT. However, the readme file in the new writers' kit isn't clear on some things that I don't really want to mess up, in terms of applying as a new writer. When submitting the ten s...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7431

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

So the field for teams at HSNCT from South Carolina looks like this: Dorman Eastside North Myrtle Beach Any ideas on who might else go from South Carolina, and if James Island will go to HSNCT this year instead of the :chip: 'ers tournament? It's March, man. Calm down. Trust me, if JI registers for...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

AndyShootsAndyScores wrote:
scquizbowl wrote:This woman, who was born in 1891, was the first lady (buzz)

My guess: Jacqueline Kennedy
Answer: Onassis
:w-hat:
No no no, Joe, you've got it backwards.

Your guess was Onassis, to which I immediately responded that Aristotle Onassis was not a woman.

The correct answer was Rose Kennedy.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Myrtle Beach Invatational (3/14/09/) Very Preliminary
Replies: 10
Views: 1692

Re: North Myrtle Beach Invatational (3/14/09/) Very Preliminary

Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:This date has been changed to March 7th 2009.
The same day as State, Zach?
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational IV (2/7/09) - Concord, N.C.
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

Re: Robinson Invitational IV (2/7/09) - Concord, N.C.

Thanks to Mr. Drake, his team members, and his volunteers for a very well-run tournament. The questions were of decent quality. There were a few questions that, in my opinion, should have been better edited, but these errors were negligible and did not take away from the playing experience. Congratu...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

kldaace wrote:At Dorman:
Given: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Correct: Pope Benedict XVI
It was the cats thing, right?
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Island Tournament?
Replies: 1
Views: 512

Re: James Island Tournament?

There might be one in April. I can't tell you anymore because that's all I know. When we get back to school sometime (I think it's next week) I'll let you know.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7431

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

scquizbowl wrote:James Island, on the other hand, will have one of its top players missing, as he had a conflict this weekend.
This isn't strictly true.

I was forbidden from going due to a conflict with a teacher, a conflict that was resolved today. It had to do with an IB Oral commentary.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 5548

Re: Making A Great Leap Forward

3. Be curious about everything. This is key . To be truthful, the bulk base of my knowledge has come from thought-provoking movies and the research that I have done because they've piqued my interest. I would never get questions on The Dollar Wars without having watched Gangs of New York and doing ...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7431

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

They do ask some weird things inside the questions, like the one about the T-shirt. That clue about "The Boat Song" has never helped me/us. Ever. EVER. And extremely off-the-wall authors who must be pet favorites of the question writers come up with too much frequency.Obscure authors are the :bees:...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 25609

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

Byko wrote:However, if anyone has anything they see that I haven't included, even if it's just for your team, please feel free to send it my way.
I'll send you James Island data from Brookwood either tomorrow or Friday.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15031

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

When I was an incoming freshman, I went to a club night at our school, took a flyer from one of the seniors, went to practice and never left. Am I the only one who read that as "night club"? No, you are not. I've gone to other schools and seen advertisements for "club night" and have misinterpreted...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying U.S. History
Replies: 26
Views: 4385

Re: Studying U.S. History

I am not saying that the American Pageant doesn't have more information about US history in it than a prep book, or that you can't learn from it, I am saying that, of the textbooks out there that are marketed for APUSH, the American Pageant is one of the worst. I only put it forward because I thoug...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying U.S. History
Replies: 26
Views: 4385

Re: Studying U.S. History

BGSO wrote:Also, your APUSH textbook is about all you need other than old questions.
APUSH is the only reason I know anything that ever happened in America ever. It is the best class for this, so if you can get your hands on The American Pageant, you'll be very well off for US history.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

"A channel has a depth of 10 fathoms" BUZZ "MARK TWAIN!" The capitalization is very important in the way it was said. Answer: 60 feet Who wrote these questions? Don't all computation questions usually have "paper and pencil ready" or some variant at the beginning. Triple Q. The only place at which ...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

"A channel has a depth of 10 fathoms"

BUZZ

"MARK TWAIN!" The capitalization is very important in the way it was said.

Answer: 60 feet
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)
Replies: 35
Views: 5470

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)

Well then Mr. Barry, the editors did a dynamite job on those questions. Because if they were as bad as you say they were, they must have done one bang-up job on them, because I only ran into a few problems of not being to understand the aim of the question until it was very late in the question or t...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

Given: European Union
Answer: Kwanzaa

Yessssss
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 19th Annual Walton Academic Challenge 10/11/08
Replies: 19
Views: 3330

Re: 19th Annual Walton Academic Challenge 10/11/08

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Who beat Dorman?
Brookwood did. It was by a 10 point margin, which is also what Chattahoochee beat us by. Which is also what Brookwood beat Chattahoochee by.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92314

Re: Bad Negs Again

(In practice on some old NAQT packet)

Given: Tennis' Grand Slam
Answer:(ascend) The Matterhorn

All I remembering hearing was that someone with a rather German-sounding name was the first person to do it in one calendar year.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Time Should Tournaments End?
Replies: 25
Views: 2745

Re: What Time Should Tournaments End?

Stat Boy wrote: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
Well, it's not like a player is going into Modern Decathalon.

Modern Decathalon can't touch quizbowl.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Time Should Tournaments End?
Replies: 25
Views: 2745

Re: What Time Should Tournaments End?

Granted, a player isn't going through Modern Decathalon, but I find that more than 12-15 rounds will result in mental fatigue, Clearly you haven't played quizbowl yet. Maybe that's just my ADHD then, but I'll add that I've been on Varsity since my freshman year. Can you elaborate as to why a player...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Time Should Tournaments End?
Replies: 25
Views: 2745

Re: What Time Should Tournaments End?

Another thing that should be taken into consideration is the endurance of the player. Granted, a player isn't going through Modern Decathalon, but I find that more than 12-15 rounds will result in mental fatigue, sort of like voter fatigue and exam fatigue. So, 15 rounds times 30 minutes (at most!) ...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?
Replies: 45
Views: 5230

Re: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?

Twice per day. Before school, and during our lunch period, thirty minutes each.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15031

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

I remember, I was in the 8th grade, when a teacher from the high school came down to my Social Studies class to sing the praises of the quizbowl team. I put my name down on a list, and didn't hear anything else, until two girls approached me at cross country practice. (Yes, I ran cross country for a...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Themed Tournaments?
Replies: 80
Views: 7891

Re: High School Themed Tournaments?

Ow! My balls! For shaaaaame! Math didn't exist in that movie, except for when Joe told Frito that 30-20=80. Ahem. Well, I'd like to see more subject-area sideshows at high school events, if they can be pulled off. Especially computational math sideshows. Really complex differential equation-type co...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12088

Re: Next Year

Correct. In fact, Mr. Barry, Mr. Rountree, and Mr. Huff came to watch one of our games against...I think Wallenpaupack B. Perhaps it was our not-so-hot performance on Saturday of WoQ that may have swayed her to the other side, but I don't think I've ever heard her say the word PACE. Perhaps "pace", ...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12088

Re: Next Year

I've always tacitly wondered why we never went to NSC. I mean, I think we could have gotten into NSC when ASCN was cut my freshman year (Don't quote me on that though). That was my first experience with NAC. I'm gonna try to drop PACE and NSC into conversation with Mrs. Meek this year, see if I can'...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31213

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

A Travis clear knowledge equivalent (he approximately knew the answer, but the sounds just didn't come out right):

Given: John Connor
Correct: Johnnie Cochrane
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18406

Re: ACE Camp

I'm assuming the word epic in this context means total domination by one person. POWER! That's correct, Sun. From what I've heard (I was not there, but I can infer from what I saw of Freddy in practice, in tournaments, and whenever I've faced him in regular season play), Freddy got something like h...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12088

Re: Next Year

First off: my apologies to Matt, I didn't mean to flip out at you. Secondly: Fred, our coach (and I'm trying to phrase this is diplomatically as possible) has a tendency to...sometimes discount our successes for our failures. Its a negative sort of motivation, I suppose. it works, I guess, and I rea...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12088

Re: Next Year

We don't make decisions at James Island. :wink: And I suppose a lot of our decisions last year were tied to our talent, or lack thereof.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 12088

Re: Next Year

I'd be delighted to see James Island focus on and attend more real tournaments, but if history is any guide, I won't hold my breath. Perhaps you should toss out your JI history book then, Matt. Last year, we had one skeleton from our team's low point hanging around (Ryan. I love him to death, but h...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Island Tournament?
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Re: James Island Tournament?

That's an AMAZING question, Zach. Simply amazing. Mrs. Meek hasn't said anything as to whether or not we'll have a tournament, nor whether or not we'll write the questions in-house. I'll call Mrs. Meek sometime tomorrow and get back to you on it. For the record, a JI tournament would usually be held...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18406

Re: ACE Camp

Todd won the literature tournament, Freddy won the science, and Wes (from Chattahoochee) won the social studies. Congrats to all (Why do I keep quoting this post?!) Does anyone know who got place and show in the social studies tournament? I heard some secret, evil rumour that I placed third, but I ...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2371

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death

How about in Goldfinger when Auric gets sucked out of the plane fuselage?
dtaylor4 wrote:What about The Lizard in Formula 51?
That too is up there on my list.
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18406

Re: ACE Camp

I think the student-staff game discussion is a bit too heated. As one of the orchestrators of the affair, it WAS in jest, like Mr. Barry says, and wasn't meant to show superiority at all. In fact, I'm fairly certain it was supposed to be a carrying-on of the tradition of the Top 6's game against the...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 87
Views: 18406

Re: ACE Camp

I didn't find out who won the third night's tournament but I know Todd didn't achieve his three-peat, going 2-1 after losing to Freddy's team on the last question. Adam- it was my esteemed colleague, classmate, teammate, and third cousin Travis Pritchett who beat Freddy's team in the finals of Frid...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 11857

Re: Player name pronunciation

Now, my name may look simple to pronounce. I've always thought it so. But no matter where I go, there's always someone who can mess it up. Rafe. RAYF. It rhymes with SAFE. Or, it could be RACE. with an "f" swapped for the "c". You wouldn't believe how many people over the years (and at various quizb...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Players
Replies: 67
Views: 11952

Re: Players

1. Dallas Simmons. In all honesty, the man is competent in pretty much every subject. From Quantum Physics to 1974 events in the life of Mel Gibson, he knows it. Okay, maybe not events in the life of Mel Gibson, but you get my point. 2. Dorman A. The massacred us at WoQ...yesterday, in fact. The onl...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 38
Views: 5589

Re: The Beatles

Alright I'm just putting Revolver out there as best album... ever. See, I'mma have to disagree with you on that'un. Sgt. Pepper's is, in my humble opinion, better than Revolver , mainly because of its influence if not for its music. Its one of the first concept albums, and although it isn't the fir...
by Sonic the Hedgehog and the Fox
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15525

Unconfirmed (and, really, unimportant news) is that The Dark Knight'll be delayed until 2009 due to this. Why so? I mean, it isn't important, but I heard that all of Ledger's scenes were in the can already. I really don't care about the Joker, though. I much more interested in Aaron Eckhardt as Har...