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by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Team Dysfunction
Replies: 4
Views: 3074

Re: Team Dysfunction

This might seem extreme, but especially given your coach's attitude, I would consider walking away from the team for a month or two to get a fresh perspective on how it's affecting your life and how you're affecting teammates' lives. It sounds like QB is more a source of stress than anything else ri...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Counterpoint: Sets and stats should be released immediately
Replies: 7
Views: 3891

Re: Counterpoint: Sets and stats should be released immediately

Eric's motivation for posting aside, I really don't see much of a difference between being given copies of a set and retaining knowledge of most of it after having played it. If you're trying to prevent contamination, having a physical copy of the set doesn't really prevent anyone from playing it fr...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 40263

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

It's been pointed out to me that this post probably isn't explicit enough—Palm Sunday isn't a "bad" date for an organist to take off from church, it's a "you'd get fired for asking to take it off" date. Having spent nonzero time in multiple church choirs, I can second this and any other urgencies a...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

This happened and went fairly smoothly barring a few technical difficulties. Chip Horton powered the final tossup of an eight-packet shootout to beat Alex Schmidt in a very strong comeback, with Rein Otason taking third. Final scores: Chip: 20/14/19, 345 Alex: 19/8/6, 335 Rein: 10/10/8, 210 Trevor D...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

Reminder this is happening tomorrow at 12 noon (Central) on Discord. The server should be called SHONEYS.

edit: here
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

If you want to pay me, you can use PayPal (paypal.me/MichaelCheyne) or message me for my address. I don't have Venmo. Is this event still starting around 11 CST on the 19th, then? If possible, I might ask to be moved back slightly later as while I can't stick around probably for all the packets, I'...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

Due to a sudden personal conflict, this will now be on the 19th.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 18th

UlyssesInvictus wrote:I'd love to play, but would super vote for this to be done on Discord.
No issue with Discord
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 18th

Cheynem wrote:You might want to set up a signup sheet.
Here we go
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Shoneys [film] Online Mirror: "TD" Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Shoneys [film] Online Mirror: "TD" Needed

Announced, hmu with concerns
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 4193

Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

Hey all--I'm "TDing" Mike's set Chomping Down at Shoney's via Skype/Discord. It's eight packets of all tossups, so the plan is to do a shootout over a group call. To accommodate all time zones, I'm planning on starting at or a little after 11 Central on 8/18. I'm also unopposed to a second reading g...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Fuck it, let's rank the sets
Replies: 28
Views: 9489

Re: Fuck it, let's rank the sets

touchpack wrote:I know this is tooting my own horn a bit, but for easier tournaments, I was really proud of the work my co-editors and I did on MUT 2014, and I remember that set being very well-received as well.
It was a very fun and good set.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Shoneys [film] Online Mirror: "TD" Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Shoneys [film] Online Mirror: "TD" Needed

I'm on a small vacation and need to figure out a few things but it'll happen before August's end. Shouldn't take more than a few days.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Shoneys [film] Online Mirror: "TD" Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2545

Re: Shoneys [film] Online Mirror: "TD" Needed

Cheynem wrote:I think Adam Sperber said he would do this, so he'll make an announcement soon I suppose.
Roger
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2545

Re: Discussion of specific questions

For me the only blatantly bad thing was the omission of a "He's not George Foreman, but" line in that one boxing tossup about some dude who named four sons after himself. In my room it was a four- or five-way buzzer race to a gruesome neg.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 3997

Re: Thanks and general discussion

My meager power count aside, this was a very fun set to play. The Minnesotacentrism was fine, but I thought there was a bit too much academic/quasi-academic content for a trash setting. That being said, I'm a big fan of "description acceptable"-caliber tossups, and I thought y'all did a great job pu...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 50177

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:I liked this set a lot. Thanks to everyone involved in producing it!
It was a very fun set to mod, including probably the best bonus part I've ever come across.

Trash was a hoot. Thanks to Auroni, Jonah, Rob, Andrew, Carsten, Joe, and everyone else for making this weekend happen.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 50177

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

There's a huge lot that's open on weekends on the southeast end of campus next to one of those newfangled giant buildings. Just enter on Sheridan before it intersects with Chicago Avenue.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4546

Re: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament

Is there any update about this
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30476

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Cheynem wrote:Sam Bailey will be replacing Chris Manners on our team, as Chris left to return to his home planet.
The Space Force is really taking off
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4546

Re: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament

Kasper Kaijanen wrote:Is this happening tomorrow? And if so, when?
Bump?
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 16012

Re: High School Player Poll

I think there's yet another Andrew Wang, that has to count for something
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu May 31, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59383

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

As a side note - regardless of how disturbing Matt Bruce's blog posts are, can we please stop with the dehumanization? Yes, Matt is clearly a creepy pedophile. He may be guilty of sexual assault. There may be further horrifying proof that he actually acted on his pedophilic instincts - and there ma...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Wed May 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59383

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

CW: Pedophilia I was about to make a point about how Conor's post was inflammatory, excessive, and unhelpful due to misuse of the term pedophile, but just to check I ran through Matt's blog posts one more time. I somehow managed to miss this one, on which should be shed excessive light: Round 3: Sun...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue May 29, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4546

Re: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament

Just a suggestion: if you put a lot of good effort into this packet, I don't think everyone playing in one discord room is the proper setting. Even if it's eight teams of two, the odds of every tossup being firstlined with most coming from buzzer races are incredibly high.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu May 24, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 15092

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Gabe Bob and I have a last minute open slot on our team
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 21, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 50177

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

As this is both HSNCT and a holiday weekend, can the deadline for packets on the 27th possibly be pushed back a couple days (like the 29th)? Did you one better and pushed it back to the end of the month. It's very late to bring it up, but is replicating some form of this (probably not in the form o...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 21, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 50177

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

We have increased the fee by $5 a player in order to pay staffers It's very late to bring it up, but is replicating some form of this (probably not in the form of a sudden surcharge for teams) for CO proper possible, considering it's arguably the most physically demanding single day of reading in t...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon May 21, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12675

Re: PACENSC 2018 @HSNCT

The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wrote:I'd play this again.
Seeking a partner for this
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu May 03, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 15092

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Trashy boy seeks team, gets more powers than negs
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 5189

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

This is a great set, and playtesting was a hoot and a half. I highly recommend playing if you're able.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 8022

"I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

I'm sure nearly everyone who's played a few tournaments has heard a moderator reply to a close neg with the phrase, "I'm sorry, I can't accept that," or something very similar to it. What caught me off guard was hearing a good, experienced moderator use this phrase instinctively during a match at IC...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread
Replies: 14
Views: 5563

Re: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread

Unicolored Jay wrote: 36. Georgia (Cancellation Requested) Does this mean they are replaced by DePaul (#1 on the standby list)?
DePaul makes the final four
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 21874

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

IMO more tournaments should be willing to stratify, or ban, experienced high school players, from college novice-oriented sets. My personal experience from my vague recollections of my first year of playing quiz bowl, as a freshman, is that going to ostensibly novice-oriented tournaments, I encount...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 21874

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

A few thoughts on difficulty and tournament formatting Given the expansion of high school (and now middle school) pyramidal sets, the average time spent playing quiz bowl per college player has increased a lot over the past ten years. Aside from what that says about inclusivity in QB communities, it...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Best Two-Way Players
Replies: 12
Views: 4696

Re: The Best Two-Way Players

I think this actually underseeds Tejas a bit
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 18469

Re: Your Favorite Question

One fictional realm is described as being one of these objects “devised by men” and therefore “destined to be deciphered by men.” In one story, an Arab king builds one of these objects with no stairways, galleries, or walls after capturing a Babylonian king and stranding him in the desert. The narr...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 4097

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

cornfused wrote:We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Staff scab plz
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 12675

Re: PACENSC 2018 @HSNCT

I'd play this again.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284167

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

setophaga wrote: Itamar Naveh-Benjamin -5
Jeremy Tsai -5
Evan Lynch -15
Brothers
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonics 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 4938

Re: Masonics 2018

Fenton site:

1) OPRF

2) Whitney Young

3) Hinsdale Central

4) Lyons Township
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28027

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

I know that as a man, I'm not scared of the wimpy things like bad smells. I'm manly enough to be scared of criticism, self-evaluation, and constructive dialogue.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 15157

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

I just wanted to make it clear that this agreement does not involve LetterOne acquiring any ownership of NAQT, or otherwise assuming control of NAQT The latter does not follow from the former. this is strictly a sponsorship agreement because LetterOne wanted to be associated with a prestigious form...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28027

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Hair is hair, and rarely directly affects anyone else outside its bearer at quiz bowl events. I'd be happy if everyone just showered thoroughly, brushed their teeth, and put on a clean change of clothing on the mornings of tournaments, or even the night before.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 15157

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

These are allegations . Regardless of whether the allegations are true or not, turning a sponsorship with real tangible benefits for quizbowl away because of politically motivated demands seems like a pretty bad look, especially if those political stances aren't ones that everyone in the community ...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Tournaments need staff in order to run
Replies: 8
Views: 3270

Re: Tournaments need staff in order to run

In the Illinois high school world, it's fairly common for a host to initially open the tournament to A and B teams before determining if C + can attend after the registration dust clears. John's correct in that the host should have the control over how many teams it can and should accommodate, but a...
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30476

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Sit Room Guy wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Here's a formation spreadsheet.

I'm seeking a team for this, and actually don't suck at trash. Someone who knows non-Olympic sports would be good.
This spreadsheet would probably attract more entries if it weren't view only
Whoops, fixed. FZ these posts
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 30476

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Here's a formation spreadsheet.

I'm seeking a team for this, and actually don't suck at trash. Someone who knows non-Olympic sports would be good.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 9191

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

Sit Room Guy wrote:
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:I'm looking forward to this a lot.
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 19214

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

heterodyne wrote:
jasongg17 wrote:I took scores on my 19-tossup musicals packet for some reason, which came out as follows:

John Lawrence: 110
Greg Peterson: 100
Isabel Archery (?): 55
Dakota (?): 45
Alex Damisch: 10
Erik Christensen: -5
Adam Sperber: -10
I'm Isabel.
I'm John Lawrence