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by Sir Thopas
Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11147

Howard, the genitive neutral plural of bonus is bonorum. . . .

I know someone who uses "bonuses" as a singular. That's even worse; it bothers the hell out of me.
by Sir Thopas
Tue Jun 06, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest for a possible high school tournament at Brown?
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Again, if I can get proper funding and such, I'll come from NYC.
by Sir Thopas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131138

ReinsteinD wrote:Kunle Demuren (Ocean Lakes)
Whoa, he won $48K on Kids' Jeopardy a few years back (albeit with doubling up 3 times).
by Sir Thopas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Garnering Interest
Replies: 12
Views: 5379

Yeah, Manhattan.

Thanks, I'll try the food thing; that's worked for other clubs at the school, now that you mention it.
by Sir Thopas
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Garnering Interest
Replies: 12
Views: 5379

Garnering Interest

Having recently started a team, I've had quite a bit of trouble finding anybody willing to join. I go to a gifted school, so I don't see why there's nobody interested besides 4 freshman (myself and friends of mine, basically) and a sophomore. Does anyone know of any good tactics to get people intere...
by Sir Thopas
Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would anybody come to a Harvard tournament in October?
Replies: 12
Views: 5463

I might get my team to come from NYC.
by Sir Thopas
Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26301

NoahMinkCHS wrote:It would probably be nice to see the timer (I think Jeopardy! does this)
As a former Kids Week contestant, I can safely say that this is not true. There is, however, a timer that goes off automatically (although Alex himself tends to jump the gun a bit.
by Sir Thopas
Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Call for hosts for summer East Coast tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 5435

That would be, I believe, the first NYC-area tournament in about 5 months. =/

EDIT: This for high school or college?
by Sir Thopas
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 316886

JohnandSlation wrote:"Capital of Turkey" I was being cute, and none of us had any idea
=/
by Sir Thopas
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Readiness for Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Out of curiosity, what school do you go to? To get info on tournaments around New York, I'd email Brother Nigel from Kellenberg Memorial (whose team runs LIFT), Alan(?) something, the coach of Half Hollow Hills West, and/or Seton Hall Prep (in New Jersey). Horace Greeley, White Plains and recently,...
by Sir Thopas
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69255

"She married architect Max Malloway" BUZZ
Agatha Christie

I know it's just pure trivia, but I was pretty proud of it.
by Sir Thopas
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Readiness for Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 3034

Readiness for Competition

I recently started a quiz bowl team at my high school (I'm a freshman), and we've been practicing for a while now. The other members of the team appear to be getting a little bit restless, but my coach isn't sure if we're ready for competition yet. What's the general consensus on when a team should ...