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by Papa's in the House
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 30182

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

There are two travel stories that merit note in this thread, though I don't remember all the details of either. Illinois sent 3 teams to the 2009 SCT at Indiana Univeristy. For many reasons, this was one of the worst tournaments I ever played, but I'll stick to the travel part of it here. I awoke at...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 58411

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

Do not drive right now if you don't have to.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 58411

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

The other players on Yogesh's team would like to collectively apologize for not playing well enough to seem him dominate the top bracket of this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 33114

Re: New College Contact List

People should update the college aspect of the contact list again. I would post this in Eliza's forum, but it is now locked.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25979

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Sorry to leave my teammates in the lurch, but I have to withdraw.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 9620

Re: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)

Due to continuing car troubles, I will no longer be able to attend this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 9620

Re: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)

I've always wanted to play a tournament in another country. I intend to play solo*, unless it makes it easier from a scheduling standpoint to add me to another shorthanded team. Is there interest in playing a second side event (like the tossups from TAMIL)? If there is interest, will we still have a...
by Papa's in the House
Thu May 30, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56715

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

If you're still looking for staff for this a week before the tournament, let me know.

EDIT: A post showing people who've agreed to staff would probably help with the bracket vs RR discussion, making sure people who agree to staff actually show up, and whatever else comes up
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 8274

Re: 1/19 Trash after Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL)

I'm interested in being a free agent for this (provided it's expected to start after 5 pm).
by Papa's in the House
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Call for Writers for CMST4
Replies: 28
Views: 8831

Re: Call for Writers for CMST4

I will edit the myth, religion (outside of doctrinal questions where I may need to consult another), and the 0/10 US Government. Please do not try to write 10/10 US government. I tried to do that with CMST 1 and the result was less than satisfactory because, in my experience, middle schools do not f...
by Papa's in the House
Thu May 10, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19899

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

Zack Moser and I are looking for teammates for this tournament. Can someone please post an estimated finish time for the Midwest Championships?
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals prediction thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9290

Re: ACF Nationals prediction thread

Let's try this again. Locks for the top bracket: UVA A - 10 powers on the finals against IL A? Holy shit! Yale A Maryland A Top bracket contenders: Harvard - Assuming Graham and/or Steven are on this team, I think they'll make a bid for the top bracket. I don't quite know how the loss of Andy will a...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19899

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

cornfused wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:If the EPCOTT event is paired with this, I'll toss my hat in the ring as a free agent.
Want to play this with me?
Why not. I hope you know sports
by Papa's in the House
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE
Replies: 62
Views: 26109

Re: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12

I am interested in this
by Papa's in the House
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 11522

Re: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion

The way in which this tax calculates its "bargain element" can force {bankruptcy} upon employees who exercise stock options but don't realize the gains. A 2012 Tax Policy Center study concluded that it could not be replaced by the Buffett Rule. Because it is not indexed to (*) inflation, its exempt...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 19899

Re: CAHLFS Trash @Midwest Championship (5/19)

If the EPCOTT event is paired with this, I'll toss my hat in the ring as a free agent.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 11522

Re: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion

Can someone post the AMT tossup?
by Papa's in the House
Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37769

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

I'll add comments when I feel it'll add new information. Locks for the top bracket: UVA A Yale A Maryland A Top bracket contenders: Harvard - I think the loss of Andy Watkins will hurt this team a lot more than others believe, especially since Graham and David are playing D2. Michigan A Penn A Minne...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37769

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

marnold wrote:Minnesota... the wheels really come off for Minnesota [when Andrew Hart resorts to punching another wall after losing to Illinois again. This time he breaks his hand and proceeds to lose every future buzzer race.]
by Papa's in the House
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53909

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Just to clarify what ISN'T going on, contra Charles' post: this is not about gambling with the depositors money and whether the depositor will be made whole. That's what the insurance is for. The issue is that once the institution is insured, its managers have an incentive to take more risk than is...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53909

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

However, if a bank uses its customers' deposits to make trades on its own accounts, the bank will need to eventually replace its customers' deposits even if the trade causes a loss because a deposit represents a liability to the bank. You cannot simply use the money given to you by your creditors (...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53909

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

This concept is also the reason for the Volcker Rule. ANSWER: moral hazard I went and looked up the Volcker Rule to see how, exactly, moral hazard applies to it and found the following: The [Volcker] rule is often referred to as a ban on proprietary trading by commercial banks, whereby deposits are...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53909

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Can you please post the moral hazard tossup?
by Papa's in the House
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53909

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Blanford's Fringe-fingered Lizard wrote:It might be helpful if someone could email me with the question set. auronigupta AT gmail
No one gets access to this set!
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: NHBB Site Announcements
Topic: A Set Tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 5480

Re: A Set Tournaments

Is the college NHBB Nationals set also being written and edited by HSAPQ? As previously posted (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=221400#p221400) the college set is being written by Mike Bentley and Jerry VInokurov, who are not members of HSAPQ, and myself, who is working on this ind...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Tips for a brand new quizbowl player
Replies: 15
Views: 7277

Re: Tips for a brand new quizbowl player

cornfused wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~sharadmv/
...doesn't work, that.
Oh, well, when Quizbowl Central starts working again, I recommend that you get on that and start reading questions/playing multiplayer.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: NHBB Site Announcements
Topic: A Set Tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 5480

Re: A Set Tournaments

Is the college NHBB Nationals set also being written and edited by HSAPQ?
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127057

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I learned about Ken Saro-Wiwa by reading a case for my BADM449 (Business Policy and Strategy) course and have picked up tossups/bonus parts on him because of that. I'm intrigued--why would Saro-Wiwa come up in a case for such a business class? Did it have to do with his protests against Shell Oil? ...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 127057

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Reading Clive Cussler books has taught me many things, such as everything I know about quipus, Atahualpa, and Huascar (from reading Inca Gold ). I learned about Ken Saro-Wiwa by reading a case for my BADM449 (Business Policy and Strategy) course and have picked up tossups/bonus parts on him because ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 34934

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

In Texas, we moderators had a long discussion about the antiprompts. For example, in the two treatises of government tossup there was an instruction to antiprompt players who buzzed with the answer "second treatise of government". To me, such an answer seems like it should just be wrong since the t...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 34934

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

I was reasonably happy, overall, with the SS in the set, and pretty happy to see Gunnar Myrdal come up. I wish the Coase tossup was not a tiebreaker, but what can you do. I would, however, like to take a moment to discuss the "financial risk" tossup being the only quiz bowler (I know) to possess a F...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 34934

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

Was there a particular reason there was so much Judaism/Old Testament in this set?
by Papa's in the House
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

As Dayne mentioned, Chicago A won this tournament after starting finals with a disadvantage. I want to thank all the teams that attended and congratulate them on their performance. We even had 4 teams from a completely new quiz bowl program, Purdue, that I hope to see at future tournaments. If you d...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

If you're wondering why there are 2 UIUC ACF Regionals stats pages on the Tournament DB, that is because the stats found here represent the stats of a tossups only scrimmage between members of the ABT on the ACF Regionals packets played Friday night. Practice 1 was every man for himself (for the mos...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at GWU
Replies: 25
Views: 10109

Re: ACF Regionals at GWU

So you're telling me you can't guarantee us either? I'm not exactly sure what choices you're leaving us other than just making a random dice roll that could screw us over either way. Can we at least get some sort of resolution on the bye at least? If you park in one of those garages, you'll be fine...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

The third alternative is 2x7 into 8/6 where the top bracket gets 13 games in 14 rounds and the bottom bracket gets 11 games in 12 rounds, but I prefer 2x7 into 6/4/4 for a variety of reasons. If you care to hear them, please PM me.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Also, doesn't ACF mandate at least 11 games? Your R right. Since I would prefer to avoid byes* in the afternoon, prelim games will not carry over to playoffs (6 prelim games + 5 playoff games in top bracket; 6 prelim games + 3 playoff games in bottom brackets). The lower brackets will play a second...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Quick schedule update: With 14 teams, we will run 2 brackets of 7 teams for prelims. We will rebracket into 6/4/4 in the afternoon. Prelim matches against opponents in your playoff brackets do not carry over. Ties will be played off when they matter (i.e., if 2 teams are tied for 3rd, we will play t...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

If a 15 team tournament is run, a RR will be played and 2-3 packets will be left for finals. If there are 3 packets, ties will be played off to the best extent possible (hopefully half-packets will not need to be used). If there are 2 packets, PPG will be used to break ties (since all teams will fac...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Tommy Tutone 2 wrote:Would it be too late to register a team later tonight or sometime tomorrow? I'm interested in bringing a team and two buzzers but I'm not sure yet if I can go.
Please contact me by 5p tomorrow.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 - UCSD Site - 2/18/12
Replies: 9
Views: 4242

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 - UCSD Site - 2/18/12

Blanford's Fringe-fingered Lizard wrote:only 2 confirmed buzzers.
I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I count 3 buzzers.
Blanford's Fringe-fingered Lizard wrote:UCSD - 1
Caltech - 1
Claremont - 1
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Is there still room in this field. I may know of a team that would like to play. Yes, actually. Please have that team send me an email tomorrow with buzzers and staffers they are bringing and a cell phone number of at least one member on that team (in case of emergency, I would like to be able to c...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Northwestern (2/11/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 19850

Re: Penn Bowl @ Northwestern (2/11/12)

Inkana7 wrote:Wait how is Sorice not eligible? When we went to BARGE I'm pretty sure he said he was still in school.
Per my understanding, Sorice is finishing his dissertation and working on campus. He is not taking dissertation/credit hours.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brick Tamland Invitational Tournament (BTIT)
Replies: 16
Views: 3538

Re: Brick Tamland Invitational Tournament (BTIT)

I really hope you decide to attend our MUT mirror instead. Perhaps we can work something out with regard to hosting this on Sunday (depending on interest, etc.)...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at Tulane (4/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 8700

Re: MUT at Tulane (4/14)

I'm open to allowing satellite or especially small schools to compete with their larger/better-funded neighbors/counterparts (UAH, Jacksonville, etc.), although I'd prefer it if each school had its own team. 5.2. Otherwise, players from schools which are branch campuses, members of the same univers...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 13319

Re: talk about individual questions here

-Generally the two trends in terms of clunkers I saw were the occasional good idea that may not have been executed properly. For instance, there's nothing really wrong with asking about "hoaxes" or "underwater archaeology," but I remember during both tossups not understanding what was going on or e...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 20575

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Michigan, Kansas State, and Lawrence, can you please confirm the number of teams you are bringing to this mirror. I would very much like to determine if I should consider bringing in outside staff.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 13319

Re: talk about individual questions here

The bonuses generally seemed very inconsistent in their difficulty level. About a quarter of the bonuses had no discernible easy part. I don't have the set in front of me, so I don't have specific examples. I have no idea what you're talking about. The D1 set had at least 1 clear easy part in every...