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by Holla!
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 14712

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

I miss the days of Minnesota HSQB where the first round of the four-quarter format (the rest was on Patrick's Press, which...) began with ~10-12 "Current Events" tossups that were basically cribbed from that day's Star Tribune . My coach would throw (as turned into "tradition") the paper at me when ...
by Holla!
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 8344

Re: Postseason Poll

Be sure not to vote for "Milwaukee" when you really mean "Marquette".
by Holla!
Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Side Event 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 6993

Re: Science Side Event 2015

I would enjoy trying to write science history and other goofy things, mostly based on the fraudable clues I memorize yearly for SCT.
by Holla!
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 5232

Re: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback

I, too, would enjoy/appreciate feedback.

DI:
Panama (history)
Netherlands (CE)

DII:
Branch Davidians
Janissaries
Blood and Iron/Bismarck/Caprivi
House of Valois
John of England
Wessex
Burgundy
Syriza/Greece/Golden Dawn
Lecompton Constitution
helots
Basque (linguistics)
Corn Laws
by Holla!
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2015 Matchmaking
Replies: 47
Views: 18510

Re: CO 2015 Matchmaking

I may be willing to embarrass myself at this. If you want someone who is 20 ppg better at NAQT than ACF, I'm your man.
by Holla!
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 11020

Re: Midseason College Poll

7. MCTC Goombas 13. Alberta Astronauts 15. WUSTL Monsters WUSTL Bears. MCTC, I learned through extensive Wikipedia-ing, used to have a very successful basketball program which, like MSU-Mankato, wore purple and gold and went by "Mavericks". Truly Rob Carson personified. Oh, and Alberta is reportedl...
by Holla!
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI
Replies: 6
Views: 2271

Re: SECRET MIRROR OF DR AURONI

I thought AHAN Mafia was a thing of the past Rob.
by Holla!
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal
Replies: 47
Views: 16690

Re: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal

I'm in, if only for the copy of your dissertation.
by Holla!
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 50664

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote: 2. 2008 HSNCT
Charles and I visited a Russian liquor store in Skokie, IL prior to the tournament and loaded up on alcohol from as many former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact states as possible, then used this for a very memorable afterparty.
Liquor Barn?
by Holla!
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63736

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

I wrote things for this. If you had feedback, post here or PM me. [2] Newfoundland, Bangladesh/East Timor/Aceh [5] Baffin Bay/Davis Strait/marginal sea [6] Greenland, Edward III [7] Gingrich [8] Restoration/Charles II/Dec. of Breda [10] 2048 [11] Thurmond [12] "Dewey Defeats Truman" [15] Guernsey/En...
by Holla!
Sat May 24, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl in Minnesota
Replies: 13
Views: 10513

Re: Quiz Bowl in Minnesota

This was a fun read, Brendan. Thanks. I had the good fortune to compete for Simley HS through middle school and high school and experienced the transition from Patrick's Press to NAQT for the MNHSQB League on Thursday nights. Man, I miss that CE first round. In 8th grade, I started a match against B...
by Holla!
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11057

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Feedback appreciated, either here or by PM. DI: (2) Novgorod (TU) (3) Dilma Rousseff (TU) (4) European-owned archipelagos (B) (8) Taiwan CE (TU) (9) Bermuda (TU) (10) Mitch McConnell (TU) (14) Tuareg (TU) (16) Provisions of Oxford (TU) DII: (5) Confederate Constitution (TU) (9) Australia CE (TU) (11...
by Holla!
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of graduate school (split)
Replies: 28
Views: 4124

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014

grapesmoker wrote:
Sulawesi Myzomela wrote: a bachelor's in history is all you need to be successful in life like me
Maybe, and maybe not, but it's not like a Ph.D. in history is going to drastically improve your life.
shit.
by Holla!
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: general discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 5514

Re: 2014 SCT: general discussion

The McCain tossup leads off with a funny, but not super notable quote from over a year ago that expressed a position held by many Republicans. The next clue is that he didn't support a filibuster on Chuck Hagel even though he gave Hagel trouble during the confirmation hearing, which is also true of...
by Holla!
Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT North at University of Minnesota (2/8, Blegen Hall)
Replies: 7
Views: 3343

Re: SCT North at University of Minnesota (2/8, Blegen Hall)

Marquette is attending and bringing one laughably poor player acting like a real quiz bowl "team".

NO U CARSON
by Holla!
Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 20
Views: 5204

Re: Bank Accounts

From my time working at a community bank, I'd wholeheartedly recommend trying either that or the credit union route. Those banks are more likely to have lower thresholds for minimum balances, usage requirements, etc, and are generally more willing to work with you and value your account/business. So...
by Holla!
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 13573

Re: Urgent Call for Unity Discussion

I'd appreciate any on/off thread comments on the tossups/bonuses I wrote that made it into this set. This is the first open-level tournament I've played in/written for, so anything you can offer would be great. For what it's worth, I second the comments on the historiography. I don't know if it was ...
by Holla!
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26069

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I'm now out a partner for UCU. If anyone is interested not-quite-last-minute in playing with someone who just wants to go and compete, PM me and let me know.

Edit: I will be playing this with Trevor Davis
by Holla!
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DII specific question discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1708

Re: DII specific question discussion

So this question, being D-II, is not one that I read but it's a better example than any I can remember by heart (as I don't have access to the questions at this point) of something I mentioned in IRC: it seemed like there were a significant number of mocking or negative references to conservative/R...
by Holla!
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Good Current Events Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 3646

Re: Writing Good Current Events Questions

One thing I'd like to see CE questions do more is address policy matters. I would second this. Especially when multiple states are voting on voter ID referendums, it makes for a good common-link tossup to ask about several states' separate policies. It's also helpful when there's a stark contrast b...
by Holla!
Mon May 28, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36110

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

I wrote the following questions: (4) Red River of the North/North Dakota and Minnesota/Assiniboine River (4) Milwaukee (MI:SP) (5) torque (6) Wisconsin (CE) (8) Second Vatican Council (9) Zheng He/Sri Lanka/tooth (9) hazing (CE) (10) Yellowknife/Great Slave Lake/Mackenzie River (10) U.S. Postal Serv...
by Holla!
Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122396

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I successfully identified Fiddler on the Roof from a song or namethat I heard from the episode (Jews and Chinese Food) of Gilmore Girls where Lorelai and Luke are working on the set of the Stars Hollow Elementary production of Fiddler and Kirk is starring as Tevye.