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by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-13 NAQT IS set discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8176

Re: 2012-13 NAQT IS set discussion

Could i see the Call Me Maybe and Dark Knight Rises tossups?

Thanks.
by theflyingdeutschman
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development
Replies: 32
Views: 7131

Re: Announcement: MATE II - Arrested Development

Kafkaesque wrote:
When would this be held?
I'm thinking Saturday night or possibly during lunch. What do you think? I haven't attended a national tournament before so I'm not entirely sure what time would work best for the competitors.
lunch would be great for the RM team
by theflyingdeutschman
Thu May 02, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 18470

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I'm headed to USC next year and I haven't seen their team playing in any tournaments recently, but I'd like to at least get a taste of college quizbowl. I know Thomas Gaddy from Blair is also going there so hopefully we could get something going.
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed May 02, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51353

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

I sent them for food and went to watch the Varsity match that was occurring to replace the second Richard Montgomery match. But, I’m still confused by this. We were playing Chaminade Madonna A. They were in Judicial, and we were in Legislative. I think they just pulled them because their coach was ...
by theflyingdeutschman
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10
Replies: 44
Views: 10159

Re: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware - 3/10

An email has been sent to hopefully register Kony Island Secondary School (unofficial RM) for 1 team, 2 buzzers.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD History Bowl - need a team to avoid odd numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Re: MD History Bowl - need a team to avoid odd numbers

List of villages in West Virginia wrote:If bizarre facebook posts by Daniel Galitsky are to be believed, RM apparently won this.
RM A won the Bowl, beating Whitman A in the Finals
RM B and GDS were the two semifinalists.
Todd Pollak (from Whitman) won the bee, beating Josh Weaver(from RM)
RM C won the JV Bowl.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Short Arrested Development event at MO
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Short Arrested Development event at MO

:bees: this sounds great. (sorry about the irrelevance)
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 11454

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

Thanks again, this was great fun!
by theflyingdeutschman
Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2
Replies: 61
Views: 11454

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 2

I can't believe that someone in our game actually got "the lady, or the tiger". It has never even come up in college. These packets are slightly ridiculous.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: General Discussion

Could you post the Egypt tossup? I remember negging it off the February clue with Libya. Opposition groups in this country studied the work of Gene Sharp on non-violent revolution, while Habib el-Adly was arrested on February 17 for ordering the use of live fire on protesters while Interior Ministe...
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: General Discussion

Could you post the Egypt tossup? I remember negging it off the February clue with Libya.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 2225

Re: General Discussion

One mistake I remember is that Tchaikovsky was incorrectly named as one of "the five" on a bonus part.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50827

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

GDS won this and RM finished second with St. Joes and Blair tied for third.
by theflyingdeutschman
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50827

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

sir negsalot wrote:Just wondering, who is the joke name team?
I would guess it could be Blake because they often show up at UMD tournaments with pseudonyms.
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Torrey Pines Open Looking for PARTNER School and Mirrors
Replies: 16
Views: 2216

Re: Torrey Pines Open Looking for PARTNER School and Mirrors

We never heard the 2010-2011 set during a tournament last year, so it's the one we're opening practices with this year. It's great and the kids really like it a lot. Why are you making it harder? It was just right before. This. PSAT was an awesome tournament with a great balance of difficulty and g...
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)
Replies: 42
Views: 12817

Re: Centennial Tournament Ellicott City, MD Sunday (12/04/11)

Hi, I e-mailed a sample set to your school e-mail. I am a new coach (just started last year) and our set from last winter was in a TV question format. We are returning to a quiz bowl format and we hope to "convert" or introduce this format to the many "first-time" Baltimore/Howard County teams that...
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16129

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Caracas and Kahn Artists are playing in the finals. And thanks again to David Madden for setting this up, it was fun and I strongly recommend it!
by theflyingdeutschman
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16129

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Dripping Springs State Park wrote:Round 4 stats are up. This round had powers.

Still remarkably close going into the last round. Ties are broken by PPG, right?
Thanks for uploading the stats, but FYI, I was absent in my Round 3 game.
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Excelsior Rankings (dead forever)
Replies: 91
Views: 33942

Re: Excelsior Rankings - now live for 2011-12

Fred wrote:Saying that "most" housewrites have a roughly equivalent difficulty is, well... wrong. Sorry, but HFT had definite differences from BHSAT and LIST.
But those housewrites are more similar to HSAPQ than they are to NAQT in my opinion.
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Excelsior Rankings (dead forever)
Replies: 91
Views: 33942

Re: Excelsior Rankings - now live for 2011-12

I agree that HSAPQ is more similar to housewrites and most other packets, on distro and difficulty.
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16129

Re: Online Skype Practice League

will stats/standings be posted for this?

Amsterdams beat the Stockholms 265-245 (i think that was the exact score but idk)
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

You could try and do something like this ( http://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/elo.cgi ), but for quizbowl. To avoid trolls, make it so only members can vote and that anyone can see the votes.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15144

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion

Hayley Legg wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Wait...chicken restaurants are "somewhat academic?"
Wait, how did I miss that? You can't make the case that chicken restaurants (or any trash) are somewhat academic
IMHO Jackie Robinson and 2001 are academic, but let's not start this debate again...
by theflyingdeutschman
Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime
Replies: 32
Views: 7397

Re: HS Quizbowl Packet Archive Downtime

Can someone post Harvard Fall and Maryland Spring?
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011-2012 DC Area
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: 2011-2012 DC Area

If Blair actually shows up to things, I would predict them to be maybe a little better than Whitman. I think their best player(Daniel Hafner) is a rising senior, and our B team beat them on the final question twice, while our A team actually lost to them once.
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 20646

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Can someone post the Inception tossup?
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16129

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Seems the consensus favors Skype, which is cool with me.
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 16129

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Google+ has hangouts (group video chat) for free, I would rather use that than have to pay for Skype Premium
by theflyingdeutschman
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

As I have stated elsewhere: I guess T.S. Eliot said it best: in my end is my beginning: 30th. at PACE – 20th; at NAQT – 21th; Current Ranking – 30th; Next year will be better. Rankings: They are what they are. You finished T-21 at NAQT with 11 other teams, technically you were in the top 32. In add...
by theflyingdeutschman
Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

First they kill the nuns (using school buses); then, they kill the monks (using golf carts). That's how the French Revolution began -- be afraid, be very afraid of these musings on national QB rankings. It can lead one much farther afield than one might at first imagine. http://i.imgur.com/FytRT.jpg
by theflyingdeutschman
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament #16
Replies: 16
Views: 2757

Re: Tournament #16

Christino wrote:It is?
It's up here: http://hsapq.com/sample.html
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37948

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Can you post the Community question? I wonder if there was a clue on Magnitude.
POP POP
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun May 29, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37948

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

One tossup that struck me as especially difficult was the Alvar Aalto tossup.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun May 29, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35978

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:Why didn't Max Schindler get the sophomore top scorer award?
The top sophomore award was only awarded to sophomores who weren't in the top 25, which Max was.
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed May 18, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 11908

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

Are there any contingencies in place in case of Rapture? Are the buildings Hell-on-Earth-proof?
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Regular" High School Difficulty
Replies: 71
Views: 14012

Re: "Regular" High School Difficulty

Matt Weiner wrote:Only one of those tournaments even is higher difficulty, which just goes to show how stupid this thread is because people refuse to deal in facts and reality and instead live in fantasy worlds.
Well that depends on the definition of "regular" difficulty, which is what we are here to discuss.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

As an English literature teacher, perhaps 'irony' is not the best term to summarize the situation. After all, rankings are a matter of facts, are they not? Aren't rankings a function of number-crunching and stats, if memory serves me correctly? Stating a team's limitations and experiences in a give...
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

People complaining: Wait for the next rankings. You have stated your grievances, Fred has acknowledged them. If he thinks they are valid, you will be ranked higher next time. Sustained pestering will just annoy people. This is Fred's opinion, and at the end of the day, he has the last word. He isn't...
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

I'm Obasan. I think Alan Wright might be an actual person, though. Your post about Nigeria is hilarious (Although it would be tough to travel all the way to Somalia, let alone survive in Somalia), but Alan seems like an ass, Saying "Yes, but our regional set tests knowledge just as well [if not bet...
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

Who are Alan Wright and Obasan? They are hilarious.
by theflyingdeutschman
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96978

Re: On-going season rankings

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
It ended up being the best House team i can ever remember in a competition (i thought your best players weren't supposed to play in that?)
Man, you keep posting nonsense that you made up! Here's the Chrzanowski thought process:
I MUST POST POST POST POST POST
... says the person with 4683 posts.
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 15760

Re: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)

even the best geography person on my team, Raynell Cooper, who powers almost all geo questions, only got this one at the end with the capital, Ljubiljana. That's a really bad metric for analyzing a question's quality. I'm not saying it's a good metric, but my point is that the question as a whole i...
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 15760

Re: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)

5. Although he had a separated shoulder, Matthew Stafford was able to do this by throwing the game-winning touchdown pass in a game against the Cleveland Browns in 2009. After being dragged back to the underworld by Hermes, Sisyphus was forced to roll a boulder up a hill which always rolled back do...
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 15760

Re: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)

I meant packet 11. It's not the worst tossup ever, but one of the worst in recent history.
by theflyingdeutschman
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)
Replies: 40
Views: 15760

Re: DCCAT (Novi, MI 2/26/11)

Packet 8 question 5:
Imma let you finish, but that is the worst tossup of all time
ALL TIME
EDIT: I meant packet 11, hence my obnoxious form of post.
by theflyingdeutschman
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS
Replies: 38
Views: 10316

Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

Also, are there no negs or bounceback bonuses? EDIT: I wonder because both of these uncommon practices were in effect in St. Louis I was rather disappointed that these happened at the WUSTL site. However, since I'm in charge, there will be negs and no boucebacks on bonuses. I've screwed this up man...
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS
Replies: 38
Views: 10316

Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

Also, are there no negs or bounceback bonuses?

EDIT: I wonder because both of these uncommon practices were in effect in St. Louis
by theflyingdeutschman
Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS
Replies: 38
Views: 10316

Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

Will the set have powers?
by theflyingdeutschman
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 20787

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

It was a very good set except for one question that hosed many people.