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by SpanishSpy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 12604

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

How about sometime Friday afternoon (eastern time)? For something like this I reckon it would be most fun in groups.
by SpanishSpy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 12604

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Any preferred time in the coming week? I can do Wednesday night after 9PM eastern without a problem - Thursday I'm not really free til 10PM eastern, and Friday is completely free after 2PM eastern. Saturday I'm occupied after 7PM and on Sunday I'm busy 11AM-1PM and 6PM to 7PM (roughly).
by SpanishSpy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 12604

Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Tonight I just finished my second trash packet which I have dubbed Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet, the sequel to Alex Wallace's Terrific Trash Packet that was read at Festivus. It's 20/20 of random nonsense of no particular distribution, but I will say it tends towards the geekier side of th...
by SpanishSpy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wake Up Sheeple - the Sequel to [REDACTED]
Replies: 13
Views: 5535

Re: Wake Up Sheeple - the Sequel to [REDACTED]

This sounds like fun - by when would you want the packet?
by SpanishSpy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)
Replies: 14
Views: 7984

Re: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)

I regret to state that the William & Mary mirror I had proposed isn't happening - too many schedule conflicts.
by SpanishSpy
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Re: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17

I regret to say that we cannot host this mirror; our schedules are simply too busy, plus the conflict with the national tournaments.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 17285

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

When would you want this in advance? I'm not going to be at ICT but I might be able to rig something. Is there a particular packet length you want?
by SpanishSpy
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2035

Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17

As you may have noticed I have been in discussions with Daoud Jackson of the Oxford team to potentially mirror the Oxford Open at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. I am posting to see if anyone would be interested in such a mirror; it will likely be held sometime in early Apri...
by SpanishSpy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 32065

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

The Tribe Trash Tournament has been cancelled due to logistical reasons.
by SpanishSpy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)
Replies: 14
Views: 7984

Re: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)

Just as a note - the William & Mary mirror is not confirmed as of yet. We are still discussing this but it is in the cards.

I personally want it to happen.
by SpanishSpy
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Blair Bowl and the Tribe Trash Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4775

Re: James Blair Bowl and the Tribe Trash Tournament

Competitors as they currently stand:

Gar-field High School
Warhill High School
Home School Out of the Box (two teams)
Southampton Academy
Single player named Tony Elar
by SpanishSpy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315304

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I am currently writing Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet, the sequel to my Terrific Trash Packet that was read during Festivus. It's just random nonsense I threw together, much like the last one.
by SpanishSpy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

I've uploaded this set to the archives and the packet itself is currently pending. Hopefully it will be up shortly.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 161494

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Just want to give a belated thanks to the people who gave recommendations. Once I'm done with the books I'm currently reading I'll give them a look.
by SpanishSpy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

JakobeanEra wrote:@Alex would you be willing to write another half-packet or something so the winners of each reading could play each other? I'm kinda curious as to how that would turn out.
I'll give it a shot and see if I can have it out in a week or so.
by SpanishSpy
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 161494

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Any good books for Europe from the Reformation to the Seven Years' War, the English Civil Wars, and pre-Revolutionary America?
by SpanishSpy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Ryan Rosenberg received 150 points in his reading.
by SpanishSpy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Granny Soberer wrote:If this is being read again, I suppose I'll get in on it.
I literally just read it again to Austin Foos. Would you like it tonight, or at another time?

Also, Austin Foos received 135 points.
by SpanishSpy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

For the reading that did occur, the score was as following.

Conor Thompson 50

Alex Damisch -10

Charles Hang 115
by SpanishSpy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

That DCC guy wrote:Alex you forgot to PM me.....
Lordy, I am terribly sorry about this - I already have done a reading tonight but can easily do another reading. Would you prefer tonight or another day?
by SpanishSpy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Seeing as the consensus is tending towards Skype, I will PM you all with my Skype information and the reading will start at 8PM EST tonight.
by SpanishSpy
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Would Skype be the best for you? It's what I did yesterday with the others.
by SpanishSpy
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Perhaps sometime tomorrow night then? 8PM EST maybe?
by SpanishSpy
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

That DCC guy wrote:Could you possibly read it tonight?
Not tonight, but Saturday or Sunday sure. I'm on a train heading back to Williamsburg tonight (from Alexandria) and so I'm booked then.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

The scores of the reading were as follows:

Ricardo Rivera II 5

Jakob Myers 115

Sam Brochin 10

Harris Bunker 20

Eric Mukherjee 35


I will take requests for other readings - if not, I will post this packet to the archive.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

sambrochin wrote:Is this happening tonight? I'll play it whenever.
Yes, it is happening tonight in about forty minutes from posting. I'll PM you details.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

So, it looks like most people want to do it tonight. How about 8 PM EST?
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

That DCC guy wrote:Well could it be Thursday by chance? I don't mind Skype but I'm working tomorrow in the evening.
I could do Thursday too, if you would like separate readings.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

I can't speak for Austin, but I would prefer Skype over IRC though there are drawbacks to both. I think Wednesday night would work the best for me because we host practice on Thursday nights. Very well - I will check sometime tonight or tomorrow (I'm on break so I get to stay up and sleep late) and...
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

So when do you want to do it? We can do it tomorrow or Thursday evenings, or anytime Saturday onward (I'm returning to Williamsburg Friday so that won't work). Also, how would you care to do so? Skype? IRC chat? I'd prefer something audio-based if that's an option - copy and paste doesn't seem right...
by SpanishSpy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11467

Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Some time back I had posted in the packet announcement thread about an idea I had for a 21st century history packet. That packet, Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History packet is now finished. I will post it to the archive once it has been read once. It has twenty tossups and no bonuses, split b...
by SpanishSpy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 19342

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

That DCC guy wrote:When will this set be posted it's been months
There's a link to the packets in DropBox in the first post. I have them downloaded.
by SpanishSpy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 12089

Re: Quizbowl?

To answer directly: 1. What keeps you doing quizbowl? Rather, what keeps you going, even in the face, say, getting slaughtered in a game? It's the challenge of it. It drives me to learn more and to know more. It makes me more versatile and more knowledgeable. Given my hobbies and friends, this is ne...
by SpanishSpy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 161494

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Back when I played for Washington-Lee I had one book in particular that got me lots of points - An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't gives a basic but entertaining overview of various academic topics. I remember getting plenty of tossups from it, especial...
by SpanishSpy
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 177
Views: 145356

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

Got two-thirds of a bonus on Kingdom Hearts at ACF Fall because my sister used to play it.
by SpanishSpy
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315304

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

For those interested, I have begun work on my 21st century history packet. I am going for twenty tossups as of now unless someone thinks it should be longer. I have titled it "Alex Wallace's Timely Twenty-First Century History Packet."
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Blair Bowl and the Tribe Trash Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4775

Re: James Blair Bowl and the Tribe Trash Tournament

For those curious, I am also a member of the William & Mary club and can take questions on this site.
by SpanishSpy
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 32065

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

The College of William & Mary will be hosting a high school tournament, the James Blair Bowl, on the 18th of February, and the Tribe Trash Tournament on February 24th, after the VHSL tournament on that date.
by SpanishSpy
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I don't mean to be a bother, but do we know when the sets will be posted on the database?
by SpanishSpy
Tue Dec 27, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315304

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Also, I've been throwing around the idea of a 21st century history packet. Yes, please. I second this. I'll get to work on it before year's end. Should it be all tossups or tossups and bonuses? I also would like to play this, and all tossups is probably easier. Very well - how long should this be? ...
by SpanishSpy
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315304

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

El Salvadoreno wrote:
Aaron's Rod wrote:
SpanishSpy wrote:Also, I've been throwing around the idea of a 21st century history packet.
Yes, please.
I second this.
I'll get to work on it before year's end. Should it be all tossups or tossups and bonuses?
by SpanishSpy
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315304

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posting here to get a feel if there's any interest for some packet ideas I have. Would anyone be interested in an Alternate History packet? I know there are at least two AH people who also do Quizbowl. Also, I've been throwing around the idea of a 21st century history packet. Also, for reading, ther...
by SpanishSpy
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

anderson wrote:

I also have ~15 bonuses that I could read over IRC some other time, if enough people want to hear it (or if it's just a few people, maybe something like Hangouts would make more sense).
I too have around 20 bonuses, so I'd be willing to do so sometime together if that interests you.
by SpanishSpy
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Score for the tossups of Alex Wallace's Terrific Trash Packet (bonuses went unused): _ik -10 Deis2 10 FestivusMaximus 40 Silverman 10 Hbunker 15 Foos -5 Conor|CPIguy -10 Yonker 10 InfiniteStryker 5 Kenji|wynaut 10 T-bar 10 Matt2718 30 Finn 0 10 = 10 Williamgolden 10 HidehiroAnto 10 Alejandro -5 dgra...
by SpanishSpy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

RexSueciae wrote:Nah, the order gets improvised.
If that's the case I might be a bit late - my dad wants to do lunch at the time it starts.
by SpanishSpy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Will we be going in the order as seen on the document?
by SpanishSpy
Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Memories of William & Mary team?
Replies: 2
Views: 6604

Re: Memories of William & Mary team?

In the brief time I played there (1 semester in 2010), Dan Leifer was the club president, Mark Guerci had recently disappeared, and Matt Morrison was still making the occasional appearance at practices & tournaments. That's about all the help I can offer, since I wasn't really very involved with th...
by SpanishSpy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Has the Google Doc gone up?
by SpanishSpy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Alex Wallace's Terrific Trash Packet (20/20) is ready for Friday.
by SpanishSpy
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52363

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

When will we be exchanging contact information?