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by Scipio
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Help identifying a song
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Help identifying a song

So, Trash folks, I have a small problem: there has been a synth pop song stuck in my head which I remember from the eighties, but irritatingly I know neither the name of the song, the artist, nor any of the damned lyrics . However, I managed to pick out on a piano the main theme of the melody. So, w...
by Scipio
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Mirror and Side Event Weekend at University of South Carolina (Aug 17-18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Oxford Open Mirror and Side Event Weekend at University of South Carolina (Aug 17-18)

So, to repeat publicly what I’ve already said privately:


I will make bold to speak for all of us who attended and say that you and Bryn did an excellent job running these events. Thank you for a great weekend; I look forward to seeing you again soon, and - dare I hope? – playing this next year.
by Scipio
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 43
Views: 7564

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I, too, will have my packet by Monday.
by Scipio
Wed May 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5704

Re: MUSES Announcement

I would definitely be interested in playing in in-person mirror of this.
by Scipio
Sun May 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)
Replies: 25
Views: 5088

Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

So, one would fly in to Los Angeles to get there, right?
by Scipio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 43
Views: 7564

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Consider this a commitment for a full packet.
by Scipio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: Remember the '90s?

I'm not sure how many people on this Forum were around back then, but from my perspective: Quizbowl is very different now, though not unrecognizably so. The changes were also very slow in coming, so from year to year the difference wasn't too profound. Then again, I was more-or-less constantly invol...
by Scipio
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 2691

Re: Remember the '90s?

Wow, how long do you have? In 1993, when I started playing, CBI was the dominant format; far fewer teams played ACF (the Academic Competition FOUNDATION) than CBI. NAQT didn't exist; so, all (academic) tournaments were either a) Official CBI (Regionals, Nationals) b) Official ACF (Regionals, Nationa...
by Scipio
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 9941

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

By the way: Charlie was also at UT-Knoxville; in fact, his team won the first ACF Nationals, if I recsll correctly.
by Scipio
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 6091

Re: Indulge me a moment...

Since I have class in about twenty minutes, this post will not be long or particularly well-organized or written (as opposed to my usual flawless prose, ha-ha), but maybe if it reignites conversation, I can add more later. I was talking to Borglum about much the same thing as Nolan last summer. I me...
by Scipio
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Phone cords
Replies: 0
Views: 1305

Phone cords

[Note to Moderators: I'm not sure if this belongs here; if not, please put it in the right forum?] Quizbowl community; I have recently come into possession of several phone cords of varying lengths (including one of fairly vast length). I have absolutely no use for these, as the last time I owned a ...
by Scipio
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 32639

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I would like to express interest in attending the GA Tech version of this, but am not sure how. Can someone provide more details?
by Scipio
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

Re: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill

So, not to be a pest, but we're about two weeks out from this. Is there a field update?
by Scipio
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 2420

Re: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill

Can we get an update on this?
by Scipio
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3035

Re: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-

So, at the risk of being an irritant: I have been endeavoring to set up some additional events for this weekend (although not to run them myself, as I want to play in them); Pearson has basically countenanced this, so I'm not usurping. My thought was for Historature and/or Imaginary Landscapes. Howe...
by Scipio
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 7463

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

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by Scipio
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historature - A Charity Side Event
Replies: 12
Views: 6783

Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

So, would mirroring this be just as easy as getting the packets from you, and sending $15 a head either directly to you, or to the aforementioned charitable organization?
by Scipio
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 8748

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

So, is there any way this could be mirrored in East Tennessee on 4 August?
by Scipio
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3035

Re: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-

Having just been given permission to do this: I would like to arrange Historature, imaginary landscape, or both during this weekend.
by Scipio
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historature - A Charity Side Event
Replies: 12
Views: 6783

Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Is this tossup only?
by Scipio
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 5229

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

I will be there.
by Scipio
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Atlanta-area Summer Practices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Re: Atlanta-area Summer Practices?

What time?
by Scipio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO II at the University of Georgia (UGA) - November 11th
Replies: 5
Views: 3235

Re: WAO II at the University of Georgia (UGA) - November 11t

Do you think that, now that the semester is over, you guys might be able to compile and post the statistics from this?

Thanks!
by Scipio
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 49115

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

A question: Let's say that one person wants to play in one mirror of this tournament, and another person wants to play in a different mirror. Could they collaborate on a packet?
by Scipio
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT writer applications are now open
Replies: 14
Views: 7315

Re: NAQT writer applications are now open

So, what if you have been a writer in the past, but have not submitted in a while? Must one reapply?
by Scipio
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 11776

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

I'd play this, assuming there were some mirror in the United States.
by Scipio
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia
Replies: 17
Views: 6842

Re: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia

For what it's worth, my opinion (as a trained classicist, professional Ancient Historian, and a one-time decent myth player): a) I'm not going to bother to defend mythology's importance to quizbowl, because obviously I'm biased and would see more myth in quizbowl, rather than less. I will say that I...
by Scipio
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 11409

Re: What keeps you doing quizbowl?

The reason I started playing - waaaaaayyyyy back in high school, in 1990 - was because for some reason, learning things had always been something I enjoyed, which I'm guessing is hardly unique ("Oh, so you liked learning things? You don't say!"). I especially enjoyed learning not-entirely-practical,...
by Scipio
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: questions about Judaism
Replies: 15
Views: 6366

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

Grammatical clarity aside, though, I was really impressed by this submission: it was actually a good high-level question on a Jewish holiday. Rather than just spitting out names of songs for leadins like run-of-the-mill Jewish holiday tossups, this one tested knowledge of liturgical customs, so it'...
by Scipio
Tue May 06, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 95772

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

The Maryland website's Lexicon (do teams still do those? Do teams still have websites?) referred to the phenomena of getting things like chemistry questions from knowledge of what the Greek and Latin meanings of their names were as "Colvin Science". I still look back on those days with a guilty fond...
by Scipio
Wed May 09, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything
Replies: 41
Views: 28953

Re: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything

Wasn't the Gamecock the one where Robert Whaples showed up after, like, a thousand years off playing? I seem to recall that. And I want to say that Colvin was there playing with Adam Fine, as well. At the time, I didn't think the tournament was too bad. I guess hastily-written questions agreed with ...
by Scipio
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5095

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

As far as I know, no other mirros of this will be played.
by Scipio
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5095

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

It isn't yet, actually; it will be played again on the 20th. Thanks for checking, and for holding off.
by Scipio
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 17829

Re: Split topic on CO science

Bruce makes some interesting points, and certainly those who take my survey classes get different anecdotes than those who take classes of others. However, I would submit that the 'normalizing' force in history classes and probably English ones as well is the textbook. I may omit discussion of, say,...
by Scipio
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 17829

Re: Split topic on CO science

No matter how you slice it, getting a PhD or becoming an expert in some field of study is a very inefficient way to acquire qb-relevant knowledge. People need to stop living in la-la land and accept that. I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting "Get Ph.D.; become quizbowl god". I think what Je...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: COLT Discussion

There was a lot that I loved about this tournament, and very little I can recall disliking about it. One thing I would like to mention again (as I did repeatedly at the site itself) is my wholehearted enthusiasm for asking for event and either year or teams involved; in fact, I very much hope the "Y...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 17829

Re: Split topic on CO science

I assume that Matt meant that component of "what history majors tend to study" that overlaps with "what happened." In other words, better clues about factual events, instead of impenetrable historiographical clues. Granted, but what he actually asked for was "a more in-depth explanation of what exa...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 17829

Re: Split topic on CO science

If my experience is the typical one, "history majors" and "history graduate students" study different things; or, rather, study the same things but in different ways. As an undergraduate, I took a series of upper-level classes (and as a PhD I teach these) which treats the complete history of one par...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15555

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Is there any chance someone could show me how/where to apply for this group?

EDIT: Nevermind; moderators may feel free to delete this post.
by Scipio
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror

If anyone is going to be in Chattanooga tonight (Friday July 22) and feel like maybe scrimmaging a little, at, say, 8 PM or so, I'd certainly not turn a little practice time down; I also wouldn't mind washing practice down with some Newcastle or something, either. Send me an e-mail at camillus AT gm...
by Scipio
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Yes, actually. I have been in touch with Charles Hang, and we've managed to work out the terms for packet use. I'll leave it to him to announce, but things are arranged on my end.
by Scipio
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Here's the thing: I'd be all right with allowing this to be mirrored, but there are some details I want to work out first with Charlie (who, due to some unfortunate family circumstances, is apparently on temporary e-mail silence). Also, I'd like to do some desperately needed proofreading of the fini...
by Scipio
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Can we get more information on the format? From some of the registration procedures, it seems like there might be multiple divisions and stuff. Yeah, I can do that. Initially my plan was to have all teams play each other in a non-segregated round robin. However, a combination of a larger field plus...
by Scipio
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

A field update, of sorts. At the moment, the following teams have signalled their definite intention to come by means of submitting questions: Alabama Billy Beyer, et al. Central Florida Georgetown University Carol Guthrie et al. Snead State Virginia Tech Georgia Gwinnett College (three of the above...
by Scipio
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Wanted to bump this, and to remind those who are thinking of coming to this tournament that today (rather, before midnight tonight) is the second packet deadline. I'm feeling fairly generous, so I'd like to extend an offer: if you have at least half of a packet finished, but need some more time on t...
by Scipio
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19206

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

When I was an undergrad at UChicago, I loved leaving on Fridays to go to a tournament at Michigan or UIUC. It was fun: the Michigan and Chicago teams would usually get together and have a party on Friday night. People would drink, watch TV, go to a restaurant, etc. All in spite of the fact that tho...
by Scipio
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Church51907 wrote:U of L is interested in possibily bringing two teams to this tournament.

Matt Church
University of Louisville
Excellent. And may I expect packet(s) from you?
by Scipio
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 14375

Re: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

graduate programs tend to be broader than you imply, like American History to 1865 or Military History Is this true? Do actual, real-life history grad students study 200 years of history or an entire type of history? I've never, ever, ever, ever heard of this. The broadest my soon-to-be chem PhD pr...
by Scipio
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19206

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Hilltopper22 wrote:Should also mention that more packet-submission tournaments means teams have to write questions which is also one of the best ways of expanding one's knowledge of the canon.
Does that mean I should be expecting a packet from you for Moon Pie? Because that would be, you know, awesome.
by Scipio
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 21075

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

I got off work for this, put us down for a team. Excellent; we look forward to seeing you. Packet should be forthcoming whenever I can get time to do it. Even more excellent. Remember my advice from earlier; I doubt your packet will be as bad as you think if you model yourself on some of the tourna...