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by The Herb
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 289013

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Hey, I have a packet of Zelda tossups if anyone wants to hear them. I have a lot more answer-lines, so if people are interested I could expand it to ~70 questions.
by The Herb
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 30131

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

As requested: The Danila Experience, as told to everyone's second-favorite Jha. Basil Smitham: oh man and getting home from the tournament was one of the craziest experiences of my life Ketan Jha: oh god what happened One of my friends hitchhiked to croatia so I have high expectations here bruv Basi...
by The Herb
Mon May 21, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 12182

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

The Golden Sun bonus part made me cry tears of joy.
by The Herb
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)
Replies: 24
Views: 9048

Re: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)

I just checked, and the stats for this tournament are now up (on the right sidebar): http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/835/ . I guess it must have taken a little time to upload the stats because they were all stored in a dark room of the terrifying labyrinth that is Daniel Brach-Neufeld's brain. ...
by The Herb
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

sir negsalot wrote:What do they do with all the money from 50 teams if they only go to a few tournaments a year? Simply pocket it?
Their coach said that it goes towards a charitable scholarship fund.
by The Herb
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

Can you explain that more? He didn't exactly declare war. He more just talked down pyramidal quizbowl (indirectly), saying something along the lines of "There aren't going to be any of those long, drawn out, convoluted questions at this tournament that you might hear at other places. The questions ...
by The Herb
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3630

Re: Green Eggs and Hammond 2012

RyuAqua wrote:Was there a time in the morning for people to announce upcoming tournaments in person? Did anyone take the opportunity?
It would have been a little awkward to announce an upcoming pyramidal tournament after the Hammond coach declared war on pyramidal quizbowl in his opening speech.
by The Herb
Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55889

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

The stats for our games against Hunter B and Dorman have us scoring 100 fewer points than we scored. We beat Hunter B (by 20) in a tiebreaker and were down 45 against Dorman.
by The Herb
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83103

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Yeah, you guys are right. I should save my crazy speculations until the end of the season.
by The Herb
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 83103

What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

I haven't been around that long, and I'm unfamiliar with the ebb and flow of quizbowl, so I was wondering if anyone could give me some perspective and tell me what they think Quizbowl in the DC-area will be like next year. I'm only asking this because I believe GDS, St. Anselms, and Blair are gradua...
by The Herb
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11
Replies: 47
Views: 23194

Re: OLEFIN at TJ 10/8/11

Detroit Catholic Central?!?!?
by The Herb
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50854

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

Google Chrome is telling me that the Team Detail page is in Malay.
by The Herb
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

I don't know what to say about the individual teams that are really active now without coaches (I would really suggest finding one) I don't know if the lack of coaches in the area is entirely due to a cavalier attitude; I think it's also due to the fact that good coaches are hard to find. When our ...
by The Herb
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

The same reason infomercials or whatever start with "Aren't you tired of _______ " , well now there's the new product! I guess contrast increases the effectiveness. It's important to focus on the ultimate goal. As a community, we supply pyramidal questions and tournaments. The goal is to increase t...
by The Herb
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

As we are an all-freshmen team at Oakland Mills , we vary round to round depending on the amount of calc and physics questions. For all of us, that was our first "good quizbowl" tournament after going to Centennial and Green Eggs and Hammond. Those served as a "gateway" for me to the circuit, and t...
by The Herb
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

Actually we're on that, writing a set that is not quite novice, but on the accessible side of regular difficulty. Between Fall Novice, NAQT A-sets, and what OACQ (Olympia) offers, and probably others that I don't know about, there is a lot to work with as far as easier pyramidal is concerned. By "w...
by The Herb
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 9581

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

I think that running more novice tournaments would be a good idea. Last fall, when I had just started Quizbowling, I had a great time at the fall novice tournament hosted at TJ. It gave my team-mates and I a chance to have fun and get some questions--without getting decimated by the almighty titans ...
by The Herb
Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9382

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

This method of entering the Football League Championship awaited two of the five teams, including Blackburn and Wolves, that were separated by just one point entering the final weekend of 2011 play. Avram Grant was fired after (*) West Ham United clinched this consequence of finishing in the Premie...
by The Herb
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9382

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

The problem with the tossup on relegation is that it was possible to buzz in and get it right before any clue whatsoever had been given, since it began "This method of entering the Football League..." and there is only one method of entering the Football League that one would ever write a tossup on...
by The Herb
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9382

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

Could I see that Tossup on "Relegation"--as well as the acceptable responses? I may be misremembering, but I recall it confusing me by mentioning aspects of both promotion and relegation.
by The Herb
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13907

Re: NHBB Discussion

Considering the inexperience of many of the readers, it would have been a good idea to have some replacement questions. In one of our games, a moderator said "correct" to an answer given after he had already called "time," thus disqualifying the question--which had no replacement. It ended up costin...
by The Herb
Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10153

Re: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl

Attend practice, see which subjects your teams are complaining about. If you hear somebody yell things like "dangnabit, we always miss those social science questions" or "ugh, I *HATE* African literature so much", that's a good clue that you could really add value to your team by studying social sc...
by The Herb
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 10153

My Problem With Studying for Quiz Bowl

Hey, everyone. I was recently indoctrinated into the cult of quizbowl, and (like everyone else) I'm trying to get better at it. I try to study and improve, but I feel overwhelmed. Whenever I read something deep, I feel like I'm being inefficient with my time; whenever I read something more general, ...