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Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Plea for No More Excuses
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: A Plea for No More Excuses

I do feel as if the tenor of this post, mostly in the way that it addresses mental and physical health, could be a little more understanding. I don't necessarily disagree with this, and think we can always afford to "be a little more understanding". Having said that, I do want to state that I found...
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Noble Rot wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:29 pm
I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will mirror the 2019 iteration of Early Fall Tournament (EFT) on Saturday, November 2, 2019
That doesn't seem right...
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM and Side Events at Toronto (August 17-18, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Super ACRONYM and Side Events at Toronto (August 17-18, 2019)

The logistics email says we're doing META on Sunday afternoon, but this post says it's MUSES. Which one is it? (both! both!)
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 6159

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Are there any specific literature bonuses you found too difficult, or was it an aggregate effect? Also, if other people found the literature bonuses too difficult, please let me know. I tried to make them reasonable, but I want to know if I overshot things. I found them to be eminently 10able, freq...
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Re: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

This happened and stats are here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5434/. Congratulations to Los Pedejos (Brendan McKendy, Ian Dewan, Shelby Robert, and Nick Penner) on winning the tournament! Huge thanks to everyone on the writing team, especially the three people who joined the team in the las...
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 4803

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Hey, all, I'm sorry. I don't have much more to say, except that I'm sorry in particular to any teams that had their experience yesterday ruined by our playing. I did feel like I was saying "we've been doing this a long time" in an apologetic tone to the novice teams a lot. The only motivation we had...
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 8830

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Might we also be able to run SHAWARMA II on Sunday?
Canadians in attendance would also like Eyes That Do Not See, if that's still being considered.
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 0
Views: 2148

Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

ALSO ANNOUNCED IN THE ACADEMIC SUBFORUM The writers of Canadian Hybrid 2019 are happy to announce that the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announce...
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2241

Canadian Hybrid 2019 @ Carleton University (March 24th, 2018)

The writers of Canadian Hybrid 2019 are happy to announce that the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament will be on Sunday, March 24th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announcement . Location and Logistics TBD Regist...
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2195

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019

ALSO ANNOUNCED IN THE ACADEMIC SUBFORUM We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2019, written by Joe Su, Jack van Nostrand, Milan Fernandez, Austen Freisacher, Henry Atkins, and Faith Barrett. I will be serving as head-editor, and we aim to produce a product simila...
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

Re: Canadian Hybrid 2019

Post reserved for writing updates
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1599

ANNOUNCEMENT: Canadian Hybrid 2019

We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2019, written by Joe Su, Jack van Nostrand, Milan Fernandez, Austen Freisacher, Henry Atkins, and Faith Barrett. I will be serving as head-editor, and we aim to produce a product similar to last year's. The most notable chang...
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Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 4636

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

1. Christine Irwin: She is the best movies and TV player in the country, across all times and genres, a brilliant music player at her categories, is enough of a chart-follower to be decent at music outside of her strengths, and keeps up with all pop culture and celebrity gossip. So let's address the...
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3571

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Aaron Dos Remedios and I have begun our study regimen for this tournament.
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 3107

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Stats for RAPTURE

Brendan -5
Erik 20
Leslie 70
Adam 90
Rein 100
Ian 280
Aayush 300
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Women in Sets
Replies: 14
Views: 9481

Re: Women in Sets

Something that could definitely help address this is promoting more diverse writing staffs. I know that, as a woman, I naturally gravitate towards studying and engaging with woman-produced media. It's not surprising that writing staffs made up almost entirely of men, as is often the case in housewr...
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 2666

Re: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror

Is there a discussion forum for this set?
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Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 6592

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

This is going (further) off-topic, but I'll ditto that I think 1/1 is the right amount of AmHist. I don't think it needs more (but could see an argument), and definitely don't think it should fall to any less. I like the genre-based distributing of literature, but do think that the amount of America...
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Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 6578

Re: Words and Objects

Joining the bandwagon! This tournament was a lot of fun to play, especially if you like "figure it out"-type questions. A great set :)
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Thu May 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 10916

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

Auks Ran Ova wrote: yeah, not currently a student, seems straightforward even in the crazy mixed-up land of Canada
Gotta say, though, playing him back in 2014 was inspirational, he's so good!
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 29194

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Two other stray thoughts: 1) I will say that I agree with the general message of this thread. However, the tone is horribly condescending and rather mean-spirited. The bizarre references to "gay neighbourhoods" infuriated me, and I'm not entirely sure why. And in general telling people how to live t...
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 29194

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

So I only skimmed this thread, but as far as I can tell, this is the only thing that needs a response. It's stuff like this that cheapens the entire message to the point of irrelevance. No one's consciousness is being raised and no one's mind is being changed by taking this kind of attitude, nor is ...
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 29194

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Wow, this entire thread is a BAD take. If you have a bowl cut and aren't a gay person living in Bushwick, get a haircut if you want to. Otherwise don't. If you haven't cut your hair in 3 months, get a haircut if you want to. Otherwise don't. If you are balding but you also want to have really long h...
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Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 2897

Re: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)

If the mirror of Delta Burke happens, I'm playing it on a team of 2 with Derek So.
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Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ McMaster (March 4, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 2641

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ McMaster (March 4, 2018)

I'd like to register a team of me, Ian Greig, and some others.
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 51202

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Can we please not hijack this thread to make snarky, divisive comments alluding to racial and cultural politics? I understand the frustration at this highbrow / lowbrow division but come on - the head editor is noted Very Liberal and Not White Person Auroni Gupta. I'm not frustrated about the divis...
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Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 51202

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

1.82 wrote:Can you elaborate on what "highbrow" pop culture is? What distinguishes acceptable academic content from unacceptable trash?
In general, if it's important to white men, it's highbrow.
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Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid Tournament (Spring/Summer 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2343

Re: Canadian Hybrid Tournament (Spring/Summer 2018)

This post reserved for writing updates and paque submissions and such. Writing update December 11th: 15% TUs, 16% bonuses written (unedited). January 11th: 30% TUs, 24% bonuses written (unedited). February 2nd: 52% TUs, 46% bonuses written (unedited). March 7th: 81% TUs, 77% bonuses written (unedite...
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northeastern University Trash Tournament 12/9/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4142

Re: Northeastern University Trash Tournament 12/9/2017

I'm potentially interested in playing this. Can I get more information about the field / number of packets / distribution?
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2633

Re: PB 2017: General Discussion

Set was very good. I enjoyed lots.

Bio was hard.

Very little India stuff.
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Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6781

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

I think the tossup on "Judges" opened with a clue that was true of Jael and not Deborah (unless it quoted from the Song of Deborah). If I'm right, then that's a problem because Jael is not a judge.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FOGEY mirror at uWaterloo June 25th
Replies: 0
Views: 1153

FOGEY mirror at uWaterloo June 25th

We're mirroring FOGEY, come play it.

Cost $10 per player.
-$5 if you bring buzzers.

Format will likely be teams of 4, but if the field is too small, we might do doubles instead (unlikely).

MC 4040 is base. Be there at 9 AM, for a 9:30 start.
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Sat May 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 12593

Re: Subject-specific player polls

Rein Otsason is very good at the science things. I think most Nats-attending players have a range of topics for which they can say "I am virtually unbeatable on this subject matter". But while some are rather narrow (mine is Saivite Hindu mythology), Rein's is scarily broad (most of the physics thin...
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Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 20133

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Mike Bentley wrote:So is tonight's match still on?
Kurtis's last post seems to indicate that Round 3 is next Sunday.
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Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 20133

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

I'm not sure what caused the late start yesterday, but I did want to say that this tournament is super fun! I love the questions, love the associated bonuses, love the format...everything is great :)
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Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB2016: Epistle to the Sons of the North
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

Re: Epistle to the Sons of the North

The most experienced non-Patrick Canadians - Rein Ostason, Jay Misuk and Aayush Rajasekaran (the former of which is, to my understanding, a fairly strong history player) Your understanding is woefully off. Rein is garbage at history. ...these Canadian slackers... ...none of these Canadians did jack...
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Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3102

Re: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)

Assuming the format for NATT supports teams of size >= 3, I will be playing it with Ian Greig and Rein Otsason.
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Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 20133

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

I'll play this with Huma Zafar and maybe others! And am excited!
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 21859

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

Selecting a single mobile payment service as the only way of paying tournament fees is a great idea. It doesn't have to be Venmo (#BuyTiltOnTheAppStore), but it might as well be.
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Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 3162

Re: General Discussion

I really, REALLY enjoyed this set, even thought it had 10/10 too much history. Thanks for putting this together, VERY enjoyable :)
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Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 26668

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Sigurd wrote:I'm sure Canada will be interested in having a mirror of this :smile:
I'm surprised Jay Misuk didn't break his neck running into this thread, but I feel confident in agreeing that there will be interest in Canada.

Also, welcome to the forums!
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Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NASAT - Skype Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 6424

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NASAT - Skype Mirror

This was definitely a lot of fun! Thanks for hosting, Penn, thanks to all the readers and scorekeepers and such.
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Fri May 27, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 11463

Re: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:
Calculus? wrote: Saturday, August 26
Mistake?
Drag ha.
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Sat May 07, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Waterloo Trash Tournament (and side-events!) - April 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 3319

Re: Waterloo Trash Tournament (and side-events!) - April 24t

As the winning team, we chose to donate the proceeds of the tournament (CAD 55) to Neechi Rides, an organisation that aims to provide free rides for First Nations people in Winnipeg. More info can be found here: https://www.gofundme.com/k7mqt36c. Thanks to Faith Barrett for the suggestion! Also than...