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by kactigger
Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8629

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

How could I get a copy of the Southeastern quizbowl newsletter?

Kevin C.
by kactigger
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A
Replies: 253
Views: 26191

Re: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A

(But I see you were the writer, Kevin, so maybe you can tell us whether you intended to smuggle some trash into the academic parts of the distribution...) I remember that I originally wrote the question to discuss the Colombian crack reference, but it was edited out, presumably because of possible ...
by kactigger
Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A
Replies: 253
Views: 26191

Re: Non-question-specific criticisms of IS-80A

a current events tossup on Carla Bruni that begins by discussing the contents of her albums. (could be considered a trash/ce hybrid) If I remember right, the contents of her album in question was a song she said was about Sarkozy, calling him "her Colombian crack." Is that really trash? It wasn't a...
by kactigger
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21466

Re: EFT Discussion

Okay, so prove it. Use your purported neat thinking through purported superior musical knowledge to write a tossup on the "Leningrad" Symphony that uses musical clues and doesn't have the issues this one purportedly has, or I call bullshit on you. MaS The only point I was making was that "the winds...
by kactigger
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21466

Re: EFT Discussion

What Dave Letzler is complaining about is sloppy thinking leading to sloppy writing in music questions, particularly when written by people who don't know anything about music. first clue about the winds repeating the violin theme and the third movement's original name being Our Country's Wide Space...
by kactigger
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13849

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

What is Ethics Bowl exactly? I looked at the survey and thought it was a joke, but then I realized the quality of humor among student union types....
Perhaps someone could suggest Beall's behavior as possible questions for this Ethics Bowl.
by kactigger
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n' Fun(n) IX Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: Sun n' Fun(n) IX Discussion

But Borglum's larger point is correct: the bonuses were ass-hard, especially for the audience in Tampa: some teams didn't convert any bonuses points for rounds at a time (this was tied to their inability to get the tossups to begin with, but those were marginally more accessible).
by kactigger
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n' Fun(n) IX Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 4904

Re: Sun n' Fun(n) IX Discussion

I don't remember the Ilf and Petrov bonus coming up, but I had to read the Twelve Chairs in a 20th century Soviet History class, and Ilf and Petrov and probably the most widely read (in the most obvious sense: lots of people read them) of the Soviet authors- a basic knowledge of their work is pretty...
by kactigger
Fri May 09, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Classical Name-That-Tune?
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: HSNCT Classical Name-That-Tune?

I'm interested.
Kevin Comer.
by kactigger
Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 24642

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I'd also like to play.
Kevin Comer
by kactigger
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Strange USF post
Replies: 2
Views: 985

Strange USF post

What happened to the deeply bizarre and eccentric post from Chip Thomas? Why did the editors decide to delete it?
by kactigger
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14652

Re: ACF nationals discussion

Now, I have nothing against asking for off-the-beaten track stuff, but I'd much rather hear a tossup on the Waldstein Sonata than on Arvo Part. This problem was considerably ameliorated later on, as there were nice tossups on things like The Thieving Magpie and The Seasons, and less "obscure compos...
by kactigger
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33838

Just wondering: how many teams, in total, attended the SCT vs ACF Regionals?
by kactigger
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13564

kactigger
Real name: Kevin Comer, former player (1997-2003)
by kactigger
Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 9711

Since there has been a lot of discussion of this "sky" tossup, can someone post it?
by kactigger
Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Why Do Tournaments Start So Early?
Replies: 9
Views: 3228

I have the exact opposite reaction: I wish tournaments would start earlier. 9 am seems to me to be the absolute latest a tournament should start. I have to admit this opinion is colored by the fact of driving to so many Chattanooga tournaments from central Florida, so we had to drive up the night be...
by kactigger
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror: University of Florida, 10/6/07
Replies: 1
Views: 1900

Is there any more information on this tournament?
by kactigger
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How much does your college NOT support quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 4623

So what exactly are you going to do for your upcoming tournaments?
by kactigger
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: William R. King Memorial Tournament (8/25/07) (Results)
Replies: 48
Views: 18782

Being an "A" set, there were a lot of buzzer races. Dorman seemed to win about 90% of these. Why were there so many buzzer races? Was it a matter of not strictly pyramidal questions, or of pyramidal questions not being answered until a clue both teams knew (as a random example, a pyramidal Adam Smi...
by kactigger
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guns of August and the state of quizbowl history
Replies: 31
Views: 13964

Can you post a couple of examples of the sort of tossups you have in mind (not the wesley work:) I have a cultural history of the 19th century on my shelf, for instance, and it devotes attention to things like the evolution of hotel bathrooms and chamberpot design, which were very interesting to rea...
by kactigger
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guns of August and the state of quizbowl history
Replies: 31
Views: 13964

you would be at least equally pressed to find out who outflanked who at the Battle of Fredericksburg. This is a random point, but one of the main points about Fredericksburg is that nobody outflanked anyone- Burnside attacked Lee's line right up the middle, leading to a massacre. But, perhaps the p...
by kactigger
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBML: wouldn't it be nice?
Replies: 37
Views: 14520

One stumbling block I forgot to mention is people's use of special characters, mainly those generated by Word when it completes "smart quotes" or some such thing. I heartily encourage all Word users to turn these features off.
How do you turn them off?
by kactigger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22432

In my opinion, John Vanbrugh, however awesome he may have been, is not an acceptable tossup answer at anything lower than ACF Nationals. While he's no Helene Cixous, a tossup on him at this tournament is completely ridiculous. That may be true, but Aaron Kashtan still got it very early- after a cou...
by kactigger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22432

Dude, how you can claim that the tossups were almost entirely answerable and that there weren't any easy 30s is beyond me. You are free to compare the list I just edited into my previous post with these few examples: We didn't hear any of those bonuses. We played ten rounds, so there were several t...
by kactigger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22432

I think the tournament, logistically at least, went very well, and Ahmad did a very good job running the tournament at USF. I find the complaints about the difficulty of the tournament strange- the difficulty struck me as being perfectly reasonable, and I thought the majority of the questions were w...
by kactigger
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What will NAQT do for their nationals in 2008?
Replies: 100
Views: 33027

How many teams wanted to go to the HSNCT that were left out of the 160 team field? Were there, for instance, enough to get to 192?
by kactigger
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52941

There does not need to be 1/1 Canada per packet; in fact, I'm calling for a moratorium on all Canadian geography and pop-culture questions. The moratorium will be lifted when a Canadian team comes to an ACF tournament. How is that connected to anything? Even if getting rid of Canadian questions is a...
by kactigger
Mon Nov 28, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15268

on the Fla/Ga v. Weiner match

I am retired from playing, and even if I wasn't it would be difficult for me to play, since I no longer live in the United States. We were hoping to play Weiner at NAQT Nationals last year- I don't ever remember facing him (except in a CBI Nationals game, which he wouldn't think should count, and I ...