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by mrblinux
Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Teen Jeopardy Tryouts
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

Wish you all luck in the race to get on it! Now you just have to sit and wait, really. I tried out in Memphis before I got on.
by mrblinux
Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

Colleen, those must have been Chip Beall questions. :chip:
I'd rather make fun of the question writer than the player who negged. After all, Chip breeds those kinds of answers.
by mrblinux
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47709

Nope, haha. Sometimes people who know me from this forum call me that as a joke though. Michael Braun is my name, not Mr. Blinux.
by mrblinux
Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47709

Indeed.....

I can't believe I'm known as that now just because I wore the shirt from Quizmaster Challenge.

It's MRB linux - linux is an operating system and MRB are my initials.
by mrblinux
Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47709

We need to have some way of meeting up and having a little hsqb gathering down in Florida. This year, I'm going in that pool.
by mrblinux
Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 47709

I think I know all of you.. from either ACE camp or Jeopardy in Jimmy's case. I'm on Team Maryland again this year.
by mrblinux
Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

I think I speak for all of us when I say... :w-hat: the heck?
by mrblinux
Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

Both were Holocaust survivors... who was the perpetrator?
by mrblinux
Fri Mar 18, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38422

If all goes like it is now, Blake will be at NAQT!
by mrblinux
Mon Mar 07, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38422

Bulldog, who are you? I really don't remember all that many specifics of SEMO the summer before my sophomore year. The best teams in the DC metro area, in no order - Blair, Blake, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gonzaga, Richard Montgomery, TJ, Walter Johnson I find it kind of hard to rank. The best way would pr...
by mrblinux
Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

Follower of Mr. BrindleeM wrote: Reader: This fortress was built by Philip II...
Me: Kremlin
I know he lived in the Escorial, was that the answer?
by mrblinux
Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Issues raised in GA thread: Timed events, scheduling
Replies: 18
Views: 8329

I'm a fan of timed rounds myself, especially when swiss pairing is involved. When the lowest seeded teams play each other, games with a set number of pyramidal questions tend to go on for longer periods of time. With timed games, more questions can be read if the game goes faster and teams aren't de...
by mrblinux
Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TV tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 7535

I know there was - my mother is from the Bronx, and in her yearbook there is a picture of their school's It's Academic team.
by mrblinux
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Site fundraising--UPDATE 2-21
Replies: 28
Views: 14664

I'd like them if they were pretty mich the same construction as the Livestrong bands (rubbery, cool looking).

right now I wear a Stand Strong for Israel band.
by mrblinux
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Site fundraising--UPDATE 2-21
Replies: 28
Views: 14664

I'll take one of them - my team isn't as into quizbowl fashion as I am.
by mrblinux
Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad topics--Bad Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 7982

People did the same thing at when the same questions were at the University of Maryland.


FF7... great game.

Back to subject... literature questions with movie leadins need to go.
by mrblinux
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

The Bible Code for Eight Fold Path (on mentioning an Israeli physicist)
by mrblinux
Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT 2005 Results
Replies: 7
Views: 5750

Actually, we came in third.

1. Raleigh Charter A
2. MLW GSGIS A
3. Blake A
4. Richard Montgomery
by mrblinux
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

Ross Geller for Steven Jay Gould.
by mrblinux
Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

My blunder today - Remarque for The Comic Book Guy.
by mrblinux
Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Montgomery County Academic Beltway League
Replies: 8
Views: 5353

810 against Sherwood and 775 against Seneca Valley. Similar, but lower, score against Kennedy (I don't remember it.)

:kenj: :phone: :chip: :hose: :eyebrow:
by mrblinux
Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th Annual Blake High School Tournament - Oct. 30 2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8560

TJ A beat RM A in the finals 270-190. WJ and Gonzaga were the other two semifinalist teams. The standings (based on # of points scored in the teams last round. 1. Thomas Jefferson A 2. Richard Montgomery A 3. Walter Johnson A 4. Gonzaga 5. Thomas Jefferson B 6. Blair A 7. Centennial A 8. Eleanor Roo...
by mrblinux
Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

And later that night..

Rape of the Lock and Murder on the Orient Express for Kidnapped
Ikea for Lego
Butterfingers and Oreo Defense for twinky defense
Arnold Shwartzenneger for TS Garp
by mrblinux
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th Annual Blake High School Tournament - Oct. 30 2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8560

There are spots left, and registration is still open. I'll try to get a list of teams coming, but I don't have a list at the moment from my coach.
by mrblinux
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26512

jrbarry wrote:You are right! And I wrote that College fball one myself.

And, actually, it was a GEOGRAPHY topic! :-)

OK. Once. :-)
Was this category identical to the College Football give and take at ACE?
by mrblinux
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

Baldness and Zits for Menopause
Fishing Line for Dog Tags
St. George for Michael (I said this one)
Volga for Volta
George Orwell for War of the Worlds
St. Augustine for Bogota
Onion juice for smog
Mona Lisa for Christina's World
by mrblinux
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ tournament update
Replies: 19
Views: 10316

jewtemplar wrote: Seton Hall Prep, NJ (Hardcore)
Blake, MD (Hardcore)
Yeah... hardcore?
by mrblinux
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga Academic Tournament II (10/16/04)
Replies: 8
Views: 4684

Yeah, I need to check the caledar more. The weekday tourney is within a few weeks, I now realize I don't have the right date. Gonzaga's was fun last year. Questions were good. Beautiful building. I just can't remember what we had for lunch.
by mrblinux
Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga Academic Tournament II (10/16/04)
Replies: 8
Views: 4684

Any tournament at our school but not run by our team is on a weekday, not a weekend.

By the way, we plan on going to the GAT II.

EDIT: Forgot about Rosh Hashana. And I'm Jewish. That tournament is some time soon though.
by mrblinux
Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 317905

Clare on my team answered "Hamlet" for the author of "Macbeth."
by mrblinux
Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps in 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 11459

We used no "Who wrote Moll Flanders?" type questions this year. Actually, there were. The second day of practice was a total buzzer race in my room because of the ultra-short questions. One question used for the first match of the final (third) day of the tournament during the first round was... "H...
by mrblinux
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic tourneys in Oct
Replies: 2
Views: 2789

I hope that we'll be attending all five, though we'll not be playing in our own tournament. I'll try to get the rest of my team to go to both UMD and TJ, but it's always up in the air. Are there any September tournaments now that TJ changed the date?
by mrblinux
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th Annual Blake High School Tournament - Oct. 30 2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8560

Sounds great. I especially like the random placement of ten lightning buzzes, because hey, you can never prime the buzzer too much. There's a 10-question round of purely lightning questions at the beginning, followed by the other questions. 48 teams are expected, no idea on current numbers though.
by mrblinux
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 21214

KentB, Mr. Barry, or others - the results are up for the SEMO tournaments. How will the structure of the camp tournaments be different this year? Are there only two, and what kind of questions will be used for the give/take tournament?

Maybe :chip:? Maybe not :chip:?
by mrblinux
Tue Jun 01, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 21214

I should be sending in my form any day now..
by mrblinux
Mon May 17, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th Annual Blake High School Tournament - Oct. 30 2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8560

Date has been changed to October 30 to avoid conflicting with the SATs.
by mrblinux
Thu May 13, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th Annual Blake High School Tournament - Oct. 30 2004
Replies: 14
Views: 8560

4th Annual Blake High School Tournament - Oct. 30 2004

4th Annual Blake High School Tournament October 30, 2004 All teams guaranteed five preliminary rounds. 16 teams in single-elimination playoffs. Trophies for first four places. Trophy for champion coach. Question topics and format designed as preparation for It competition. All questions are indexed...
by mrblinux
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camp
Replies: 34
Views: 21214

Agreed, that was the one part I hated about it.

I'm coming back this year, to Furman! :lol:
by mrblinux
Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's Tourney (Rockville, MD) - April 17 '04
Replies: 17
Views: 11978

Blake will be there with at least one team, hopefully two. Unless I am mistaken, didn't Delaware move to April 3?
by mrblinux
Tue Mar 02, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland state championship
Replies: 9
Views: 6652

We beat Quince Orchard and Georgetown Day, losing games to Gonzaga, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Richard Montgomery.
by mrblinux
Thu Dec 11, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Official" HS Team Sanction...an issue?
Replies: 17
Views: 11216

How strange.. and here I was thinking it was something remotely like the VHSL.
by mrblinux
Thu Dec 11, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Official" HS Team Sanction...an issue?
Replies: 17
Views: 11216

What exactly is the IIRC? Is it a unique competition to Virginia?
by mrblinux
Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118446

Just wondering, there was a Brookwooder who liked Norse mythology that I talked too every so often, I thought you might be him, I saw "thor" in your name.
by mrblinux
Mon Oct 06, 2003 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 118446

Th0rKiLL.. did you happen to go to SEMO for ACE camp?
by mrblinux
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: fifth annual green eggs & hammond 1/10/04
Replies: 6
Views: 5270

Edit: Just found out we have our taping that day, we won't be in attendance. :(