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by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4909

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

I have a lot of downtime before I move out and my job officially begins, so I'm willing to lend a hand writing/staffing instead of playing if you want to be relieved of the writing burden. Should I send you a sample packet using questions I've already written for UVA's Game Trivia Day?
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake Trashionals at Maryland (6/7/09)
Replies: 31
Views: 5851

Re: Fake Trashionals at Maryland (6/7/09)

I had a good time, but I'm also reminded of exactly how out of practice I am regarding quizbowl in general. I fell into some of my old bad habits.

EDIT: also, are there stats/standings available for the eighth round?
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?
Replies: 58
Views: 9844

Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

I'd definitely be interested in attending this tournament and/or writing for it, but my attendance would be based almost solely on where it's held. If it's within an hour or two's drive from Virginia/Maryland, then I will have a team, money, and packet ready before January. If it isn't, then I'd pro...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue May 26, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4909

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

Is this actually happening? I was upset that I never got to play JECHT, and if this takes place anywhere in Maryland or Virginia before August I'd be interested in playing it.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue May 26, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake Trashionals at Maryland (6/7/09)
Replies: 31
Views: 5851

Re: Fake Trashionals at Maryland (6/7/09)

I might join this as a free agent if I'm not doing anything else that weekend (likely). I've only played one trash tournament ever, but I did okay.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8423

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

I'd like to see this mirrored on the east coast. It'd be fun to shut down the pretenders.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Jul 06, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2444

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death

Horrible, horrible fight scene, but an awesome line and awesome death at the end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NI6iu7e91Y
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 17240

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia

I'm not terribly well-informed about the state of Virginia HS quizbowl compared to when I was part of the circuit, but the one team that I remember surprising me the most this past year was Collegiate. This past year's Collegiate team was probably the best non TJ/Gov team from this state that I've e...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5416

Re: ASS II Discussion

In re: buzzing on the theme, I think the most egregious incident of that was in the vision packet, when I buzzed on "Univisión" after determining merely that the question was asking for a Spanish-language television network. So it certainly happened. I had actually forgotten the category on that qu...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ASS II Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5416

Re: ASS II Discussion

I didn't think the video game difficulty was that high, but then again if I'm a specialist on anything, it's video games. Overall, I didn't think the difficulty on any particular category was very high or low. The category rounds were a gimmick that... was never obnoxious or harmful, but I'm not sur...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 12073

Re: Player name pronunciation

I've noticed a that bunch of quizbowlers aren't familiar with the concept that first name is all that's required when there is familiarity between parties and no one else with the same first name around. I was on the same team as another Mike for essentially all of high school and half of college. ...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Player name pronunciation
Replies: 52
Views: 12073

Re: Player name pronunciation

Sollosi. Soh - loh - see. Rhymes with Bela Lugosi. Does NOT rhyme with Haile Selassie.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun May 18, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5624

Re: Majors

Well, minoring and majoring practices differ from school to school. At UVA, you aren't allowed to do a double minor, but you can major as many times as you like, theoretically. Shekar Sidarth (TJ '03, UVA '07) triple-majored in Spanish, Comp Sci, and History, IIRC. One of them might have been a mino...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Apr 27, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A mystery
Replies: 19
Views: 2191

Re: A mystery

Matt Weiner wrote:
ILoveReeses wrote:I suppose one is trying to immerse the bad guys in a hypertonic solution. The water leaves their bodies, and thus they shrivel up like raisins in the sun.
What happens to a demon deferred?
I think it explodes.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16041

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

My first buzz of the 2003 HSNCT was was a power from the lyrics to Supercalifragilisticexpialodocious.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 38
Views: 5658

Re: The Beatles

I really like The Beatles. I mean, it's kind of uncool if you seriously dislike them. Their influence on rock and roll is impossible to ignore, and even by modern standards their catalog of music is extremely impressive. My favorite Beatles songs are While My Guitar Gently Weeps and Here Comes the S...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15241

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

One of my neighbors growing up was the Brady family - Matt Brady was on the TJ It's Ac team with the notorious Andy Goss in the late 90s. I saw Matt play on TV when I was in elementary school or middle school, and thought that it would be really cool to do it in high school. So freshman year I went ...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great KMO Cowboy Pool
Replies: 12
Views: 1774

Re: The Great KMO Cowboy Pool

My stars and garters, is there gambling going on here? I am shocked! Shocked! Shouldn't that be "sh-auk-ed?" :) For saying this, you both win and lose. For similar reasons. My senior year there was a Black Bart question. I also saw Blazing Saddles last night, so I guess black Barts are just coming ...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??
Replies: 24
Views: 3037

Re: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??

It's still on. We're in the process of recruiting some additional staff at the moment. Sorry, most of the team officers at UVA don't even check this forum, and I (basically retired from competition) am the only student that posts here. I'll talk to Tim tomorrow and poke him into dropping some confir...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Most Improbable Last-Second Winning Answers
Replies: 17
Views: 3094

Re: Most Improbabe Last-Second Winning Answers

We were down by 25 points with about ten seconds on the clock at the SCT in 2005, and Mike buzzes in on less than a sentence with something like "he composed his first piano concerto," guesses Liszt, gets it right, and then up comes a bonus in which we get 20 points. This was right after we had a ra...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 9837

Re: 500 things...

64. Only one thing was ever drawn on a napkin
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31877

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

3 gems from yesterday:

"Ninja Warrior" for "Nanjing Massacre"
"Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny" for "Time Bandits"
"4chan (the bad website)" for "Wikipedia"
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2008: Call for volunteers
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: PACE NSC 2008: Call for volunteers

I sent in an app (is that what I should call it?) a month or two ago. Did it make it to you safely?
by No Sollositing On Premise
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annals of SCIENCE!
Replies: 22
Views: 3114

The sun and moon, each 32 miles in diameter, circle Earth at a height of 3000 miles at its equator, located midway between the North Pole and the ice wall. Each functions similar to a "spotlight," with the sun radiating "hot light," the moon "cold light." As they are spotlights, they only give ligh...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15636

AndyShootsAndyScores wrote:
No Sollositing on Premise wrote:...I need to go see this on opening weekend, at the earliest.
Isn't that the earliest most people can see it, minus the pirates?
No. It opens on a Friday, and if I can get it on a midnight showing then it will still be during the week (as in, I'll see it before my weekend begins).
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15636

Well, that settles it. If this is the role that did him in, I need to go see this on opening weekend, at the earliest.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 31877

I think I mentioned this in the older thread; My favorite neg of all time, from PACE 2002: Moderator: something about "northern regions" Dan Wright: Succubi? Myself, Mike Wright, and Alex Levy: !? Eventual Answer: Silverback Gorillas Dan Wright: I thought they said nether regions! Yeah... we weren't...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15636

leftsaidfred wrote:
DaGeneral wrote:Sir Edmund Hillary.
:(
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7730

It actually doesn't taste that bad; at least better than "new coke" or that pepsi blueshit.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15636

Tegan wrote:"legendary pizza chef" and "California Pizza Kitchen"

:roll:
He had achieved legendary status when he was working at the five-star Spago in LA and his own pizzeria afterwards. CPK got started by some businessmen trying to create a venture that would bring LaDou-style pizzas to the masses.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15636

Two tragedies:

George MacDonald Fraser, an author (Flashman series, McAuslan series, plus screenwriting credits for Octopussy)

Ed LaDou, legendary pizza chef (worked for Wolfgang Puck, designed the menu for California Pizza Kitchen)
by No Sollositing On Premise
Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6446

(Exposition: It is 10 minutes ago. The Uncharted data is suspiciously missing. My brother is upstairs in his room.) Me: Josh, what happened to the Uncharted data. Brother: Oh yeah, I accidentally deleted it. Me: By it, you mean just Uncharted, right? Brother: No. I think all the PS3 data. The End. ...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6446

My three band names in GH2: Hungarian Hurricane, Steam Kitten, and Noisegarden. Right now the only band name I have on GH3 and GH80s is Hungarian Hurricane, though. I've beaten the first three games (incl. 80s) on Expert, but for me the final two tiers are often more about surviving than scoring. Ri...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Nov 08, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: B teams
Replies: 9
Views: 3230

In 2002 TJ B (Alex Levy, Dan Wright, Steve Yang, and myself) only won a single match at PACE, and only by a single question. In 2004 TJ B was almost the exact same group of players, but we only lost a single match at PACE that year, to the 2004 Gov team. A lot can happen in two years if a team is pr...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 36333

If you need moderators I'll probably be in town that weekend. I live right in between TJ and GMU.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11468

At NAQT nationals in 2005 I had two horrible verbal typos against Texas that would have been powers if I had said them correctly. Menelaus instead of Meleager and John O'Sullivan instead of John L. Sullivan. I think I had at least three or four correct buzzes, but I of course don't remember what the...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 10877

I'm the only UVA person that regularly checks this board, I think, and I don't have access to the full list of teams attending. I'll talk to Tim later today and see how many we have coming.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trivia Buffs Needed for New Show
Replies: 35
Views: 10531

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by No Sollositing On Premise
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 19493

I just got the college email also. I'm going to try to make the Nashville tryouts three weeks from now.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 19493

Yeah, it wasn't that bad. I know I missed at least three or four, and probably something more like seven or eight.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 19493

I want to do it tonight, but I have an astronomy observing session I can't miss at 8 PM that will last for at least an hour. Too bad.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Top Ten Funniest Movies
Replies: 17
Views: 3942

Here's ten:

10. Kung Fu Hustle
9. Borat
8. There's Something About Mary
7. Clerks
6. The Blues Brothers
5. Hot Fuzz
4. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
3. Clue
2. The Graduate
1. Duck Soup
by No Sollositing On Premise
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What... no women's world cup (futbol/soccer) talk?
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

The keeper for the US team has pretty much the coolest name ever - Hope Solo. It's like she was named after Episode IV. Sweet Jebus I'm a geek.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 11142

Most of Bob Ricci's music falls into Weird Al / parody territory, but he does one amusing cover - he takes the instrumentation and melody from Bowling for Soup's 1985 and uses the lyrics from the Beach Boys' Kokomo. It's amusing.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 11142

One more: I don't know if it exists in mp3 form, but I heard this awesome rendition of Freebird by Blues Traveler awhile ago - that is one bitchin' harmonic solo.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 11142

The Bloodhound Gang's cover of Along Comes Mary by The Association is catchy on its own, but in the context of the rest of the album it's hilarious. And of course, there's always Eric Cartman's cover of Come Sail Away by Styx. Youtube links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sywxzJDeKV4 (BHG) http://ww...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29332

Well, while games are the subject, two years ago I wrote a 22/0 gaming packet for an AIM chatroom that some people here played, and I'm currently writing 70 modified-Jeopardy questions for the UVA Gamers' Club trivia day at the end of the semester. One question from that gaming packet that was shame...
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 21404

styxman wrote:
E.T. Chuck wrote:And there's Peter Paul and Mary... okay, can we agree that anyone less than 4 members does not constitute a band?
Tell that to Rush.
Or to Green Day. Or to Simon and Garfunkel. Or to Steely Dan.
by No Sollositing On Premise
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 21404

I still have no idea why we're considering CCR without considering Rage. But whatever, Fred's pretty much the queen of the off-topic boards around here.