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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll

well hyde park has like 2 eating options and northwestern has like, several more and is closer to my (the protagonist of reality) house
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 5283

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

The science in this set was my favorite of the regionals I've played ('18, '19, '20). To add to the discussion about bait, my one gripe is with the "protein" question in packet E (Central Florida A et. al.) I buzzed and answered "protease" when I heard "MEROPS" (I did not get a chance to hear the b...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 5283

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Edit: Also, I thought some of the quantitative questions were a bit weird. For ex., asking for a "magic angle" of 1.05 degrees, or the precise number of bandits in a Chinese gang (118? forget the exact question. but maybe that one is OK, if it's well-known.) There seemed to be a few questions which...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing pyramidal quiz bowl to Knowledge Bowl circuits
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Introducing pyramidal quiz bowl to Knowledge Bowl circuits

I see your point. I'll write a different pitch emphasizing stability and professionalism of question providers when I get to a computer later today. Yea sadly this seems like one of those situations where you have to have a pitch that appeals to the administrators or whoever's in charge as opposed ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:22 pm
Is Wang forgetting 2016, in which the original editors had to scale back and a group of intrepid souls, including myself, was entrusted with CO?
it was so traumatizing that I've wiped it from my memory
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

Hey guys, The community has had the luxury of having teams ready and willing to write CO before the previous CO was over the last few years, but it appears that we're in a situation we haven't had to deal with since 2012 or 2013 . Is anyone willing and/or able to work on 2020 CO? I'm pretty much inc...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: [SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY] STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: STACKS - Call for Editors (Nats Level, 2020-21)

Hey, not to try to criticize this project before it happens, but aren’t you the kid we had to repeatedly tell not to try running an online event on recycled NHBB questions?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 22
Views: 6815

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

Are printed copies of "a good accounting tossup" written by a Mr. Charles Martin Jr. acceptable as prizes?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 5913

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

MLaudermith wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:12 am
Have stats from Earlybird been posted yet?
mostly on neg5 here
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13117

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

I can only assume in this situation that #25 is a hirschianwhiever you want goes here!”
It’s prerty shocking to me in that regards that Chicago A is only 25th
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 22317

Re: Best Film Player

Chris Ray I think deserves more accolades as a film player, although his knowledge seems more towards the trashier end of the film spectrum. - Un Cheyne Andalou: This was by far one of my favorite quizbowl experiences of all time. Between matches at KABO, Chris Ray approached me and said "Hey John,...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Date Claims
Replies: 2
Views: 3599

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Date Claims

Hey, I don't want to sound dismissive, but isn't that the premise of this link?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15647

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

That Tyndall question would have probably been great if it was like... other ac. Was a bit upset to have played the Bletchley Park tu - seemed like a game of chicken on "this facility where people are... solving problems?" Set was fun - difficulty control very noted, had nice "Chris Ray" flavor, Chr...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 33361

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

John Ketzkorn wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 am
DumbJaques wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 am
Please make every effort to pay me at some point tomorrow. I will not be accepting cash.
Given that this is the case, is there anyone willing to do cash -> venmo this year?
Willing to do this for a usurious transaction fee
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 33361

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

A question for local Evanston/Chicago folks: Friday night I'll be interested in hitting a local brewpub or two. It looks like Sketchbook is definitely interesting, and maybe Smylie Brothers and Temperance (the last of which looks to be further away?). Are those good calls, and if not, other suggest...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 33361

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

A question for local Evanston/Chicago folks: Friday night I'll be interested in hitting a local brewpub or two. It looks like Sketchbook is definitely interesting, and maybe Smylie Brothers and Temperance (the last of which looks to be further away?). Are those good calls, and if not, other suggest...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 5948

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

I am by no means an elite player, but I have done quite a bit of studying over the years, and have never used nor seen the appeal of flashcards. I take bulleted pencil-and-paper notes on the harder details of everything I study, and I don't understand how flashcards could be more helpful for me. Is...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19605

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Thank you John for the write-up! In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats , the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ra...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 5948

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

Max Schindler has some useful insight here
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 19605

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Many thanks to the folks at Illinois for running an excellent Side Event Weekend--for being so accommodating about packing in so many events, for keeping everything moving at a good pace, and for helping to staff all of the events. Further results/stats from various events will trickle in over the ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7446

Re: MUSES Announcement

This set was super fun and people should play it!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36892

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Top 5 for minus-fives: molting electron pairs calcite tangent function mercury (the element, with early clues about mining history) Would you be able to post the conversion stats and text of the electron pairs question? I distinctly remember at least one clue that pointed to electrons just as equal...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36892

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

ansonberns wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:01 am
Could I see both the text and the stats for the tossup on Richard Cory
This is the only Richard Cory text you'll ever need
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stop putting "Quiet Night Thought" in power for Li Bai
Replies: 4
Views: 4227

Re: Stop putting "Quiet Night Thought" in power for Li Bai

wow your so good at literature edit so this doesn't get FZ'd: I strongly believe that you and whoever you're getting anecdotal information from overestimate how much Chinese poetry most high school quizbowlers know. So I think the point of concern here is that it is likely that the majority of quiz...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 11
Views: 14793

Re: Future NAQT championships

wait, this wasn't legitimate?!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 9921

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

In early music, the function of these musical elements was performed by passages consisting of a sixth expanding by step in contrary motion to an octave, called a clausula vera ("CLOW-soo-lie VAIR-eye"). Two consecutive dissonances, usually at an interval of a major or minor second, exemplify one o...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 9921

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

The major example of these proteins in eukaryotes is composed of T-complex protein-1. Unlike most members of the CLP family, ClpB is one of these proteins. A conserved example of these proteins is composed of two interlacing heptamer rings capped by a heptamer "lid" that opens upon ATP hydrolysis. ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NSC 2019 All-Star Game
Replies: 7
Views: 4727

Re: NSC 2019 All-Star Game

Question: if someone attended the all-star game but wanted to "come to" the discord to listen, say, just to see how other people do on the pack and because it was a good time, would that be allowed? As a mod of the QB discord: stuff like this is totally fine! on the other hand calling it a pack is ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 9921

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

I enjoyed reading the set! Can I see the spectrogram/larynx/nose bonus (bonus 9 in I think round 14)? This is very much in my real-life field so I was excited to encounter it. However I remember the "larynx" part saying something about how spectrograms aren't used to analyze voicing in favor of MRI...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat May 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV
Replies: 10
Views: 8139

Re: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV

I'd like to commend Coach Malecki for his commitment to ignoring community input and continuously churning out set after set in spite of repeatedly being told its existence is a net negative to the community. Kudos to you!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Making things stick.
Replies: 8
Views: 5543

Re: Making things stick.

QuizBro wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Does anyone have any advice for helping things stick? Short question but need some advice.
Repetition is key to remembering things. Whether that's done by regularly studying topics you miss questions on, practicing a lot, or with flashcards
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 08, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: ART NOUVEAU Sample Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

Re: ART NOUVEAU Sample Pack

Will ART NOUVEAU contain packets or will it just consist of the "pack" s?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 08, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: South Central Connecticut Summer Practices
Replies: 1
Views: 3630

Re: South Central Connecticut Summer Practices

vinteuil wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 4:27 pm
at my place (near the campus of the Harvard of Central Connecticut)
Why do you live so close to Wesleyan? it's like half an hour from new haven
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 07, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 35692

Re: Player Poll 2019

My sources lead me to believe that wolfram poh of Ucla 30d a bunch of science bonuses at nats And should be consideration for your science ballot so
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)
Replies: 8
Views: 5942

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Am I allowed to name less than 25 people? I cannot name 25 Canadian quizbowl players
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 35692

Re: Player Poll 2019

Tim Morrison is the best math player (sorry Samir and Naomi, you're a close second/third) and also the best film player. His generalist skills can't be doubted either, leading a Chicago B team to top-of-second bracket finishes at both nationals. I would like to ditto tim morrison stanning if you ha...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 7232

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

also me wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Will happily sit through this tournament, get mediocre buzzes and try my best to not neg stupidly, if you'll have me
Except I'll probably also neg stupidly
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Book To Learn Music
Replies: 3
Views: 4397

Re: Book To Learn Music

Books to Learn https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T4b8g_qTGsO_8ExU8Z_C4nzjDsw7jXr21lDOn2SBS3g/edit?usp=sharing :O music https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T4b8g_qTGsO_8ExU8Z_C4nzjDsw7jXr21lDOn2SBS3g/edit?usp=sharing :O :O EDIT: Kai's rec is good. EDIT: Since I send this out so much, I have decide...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 7234

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

This seems like a difficult exercise since there's like a hs level trashtournament a year and maybe a total of 50 tus in the regular season
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 32468

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

You're right, sorry we didn't do our due diligence by consulting with a panel of white guys who are extremely into Asian culture. I thought the point of quizbowl was to reward you for being interested in learning about lots of cultures, and that the entire point of this tournament was to try to rep...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 32468

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

A few important answerline related notes that I wanted to mention: 1) Please include Cantonese answers in tossups on Chinese mythology . I used moderator discretion at this tournament to accept a Cantonese variant of "Nezha" pronounced with an "L," as a lot of younger speakers of Cantonese merge N ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 32468

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

A few important answerline related notes that I wanted to mention: 1) Please include Cantonese answers in tossups on Chinese mythology . I used moderator discretion at this tournament to accept a Cantonese variant of "Nezha" pronounced with an "L," as a lot of younger speakers of Cantonese merge N ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 32468

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I think Alex's effort here provides a critical question of what to do with these esoteric categories of music, science, and social science - categories that are relatively inaccessible to the generalist compared to literature, history, and visual art. The ability of someone who's taken a survey of ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 10
Views: 6792

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I think some decrease in physics and a corresponding increase in math would be a good idea in the "standard distribution" for that housewrites & companies use for the high school level. (The problem is only more pronounced in middle school.) As a middle school (and elementary!) writer, I've definit...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 32468

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I'd like to apologize for letting a little too much of the chemistry be "shit I like", I tried to balance this out with some (hopefully) "fresher" tus on basic answerlines. Additionally it was pretty sloppy of me to not realize that I had a pretty hose-y leadin on the alkenes tu for carbenes, and my...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 20570

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

pragmatically it's because nobody has announced a set having 1/1 math before and/or done it well enough to indicate we should continue to?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 6073

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Seems like there's a big group for a July mirror, but I'm assuming if I asked people to settle on one weekend those votes would be split. I'm currently leaning towards August 17th-18th to have a buffer after CO. This has the benefit of giving writers more time to polish their sets and not accidenta...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 24711

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Stats will be periodically uploaded here

Due to SQBS limitations I do not have a way to individually record who got final boss tus

Full stats