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by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

What was lame about the trash?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I disagree with much of your defense of Willie Nelson because people are not engaging with his music as classical music. I don't believe any of his work belongs in the classical music distribution just like I don't think a film like Star Wars or Jaws belongs in the film distribution because, despit...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

OK but Jacob, does Philip Glass come up all the time in quizbowl music, totally uncontroversially? Yes, he does, because people realize that, whatever flaws his works have, they still are written for a particular kind of setting and aren't intended to be pop music.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Ok so let's talk the Willie Nelson clue, because I actually care about it and it's something that has a little more substance than this annoying diversion. Minuet in G by Bach (or whoever may have actually written it) is undeniably a classical piece which is incredibly famous and recognizable to lot...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

It's still a single negative review from one guy's website. I'm not saying it's disreputable, I'm aware that that site is pretty big, but that doesn't change that in classical music there is no single tastemaker and you were insisting based on that single review that the piece was panned into oblivi...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I'm only aware of David Hurwitz's negative review on ClassicsToday (which is certainly the classical review site I trust the most, despite some of Hurwitz's foibles). Perhaps my perception is unduly influenced by the negative reactions (by people I respect) on the forum I read, but I stand by my pr...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I'm not missing the point - Olafur Arnalds is a 25 year old techno artist, and Eluvium is an electronic ambient musician. It may entirely be the case that sooner or later they will start writing music that is more squarely in the tradition of classical music and deserve to come up, but right now the...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I don't understand why sonata is the "only" form of music I could ask about here. I would think concerti and symphonies both would be at least as accessible tossup answers. Comically, the "sol" in The Sound of Music is an F. They never say that C is do in the song, given that they are using moveable...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

The Four Seasons—was this supposed to be academic? Max Richter??? Is there a problem with Max Richter? He's a currently active classical composer who is one of the more well known living composers, and the clue I used is about a piece he wrote for a string ensemble that has been performed in regula...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I'm also obviously particularly interested in what musicians thought about those questions of course, so you guys in particular, please drop in.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5640

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

As mentioned by Itamar, I wrote the trash tossup on fairies, along with all of the auditory fine arts questions. These are the answers I wrote on: 13/13 Music Mozart's Requiem Israel conductor The Four Seasons Franz Liszt Franz Schubert George Handel the note G Felix Mendelssohn Johannes Brahms oboe...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 12649

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Oh, right, my side event. The mystery theme is that it's vanity as fuck and all about music on my laptop's hard drive, except some of you may know my laptop stopped working soon after I started to work on the tournament, making it rather difficult to write. I got my laptop back to working within the...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 12649

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Uh, heads up to the Illinois site i guess, but I'm not the editor of the set, Itamar has been from the get go.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11656

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

Also, I want to give shouts out to Ohio. At a tournament like NASAT I think it takes a lot of skill to really figure out how to select a team that comes together to be more than the sum of its parts, and every year it seems like Ohio does a really good job of combining good, not great players, many ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11656

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

Well, but like I said, as long as you separate those things to make sure that there aren't more questions about Texas or Missouri in the same packet, we should be all cool.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11656

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

It was "General Knowledge." Chess is a bit more intellectual and academic than those other games, so I'm okay with limited amounts of chess questions, especially in the nebulous "GK" category (this is independent of the actual question's quality, which I can't judge). I agree that the randomization...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 51503

Re: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!

Maybe you should have messaged Mr. Powers with this info or been a person who actually knows this for sure before outing a team playing under a pseudonym on a public website?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri May 24, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 38200

Re: 2013 NAC

And that doesn't even begin to touch on how ridiculous the organizers of both PACE and HSNCT should see that argument.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri May 24, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 38200

Re: 2013 NAC

To say that the NAC runs well because the "rounds run on time" is to miss the issue completely. This is about the only thing I disagree with in the whole post, and at that only because it's a matter of individual/team opinion what facets of the tournament are the most important. Maybe they enjoy ti...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat May 11, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals and MOQBA Singles Championship at Hickman
Replies: 1
Views: 1047

Pre-Nationals and MOQBA Singles Championship at Hickman

I don't think this was announced on this forum, but Prison Bowl is being mirrored right now at Hickman High School, who took over as the host of the annual Pre-Nationals tournament in Columbia, Missouri. Here are the prelim stats - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1493/stats/preliminary_roun...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed May 08, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 4407

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

OK, well then doesn't that undermine your entire point?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed May 08, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why are there different difficulties?
Replies: 24
Views: 4407

Re: Why are there different difficulties?

David, what difficulty should everything be played at? Would you like us to run ACF Nationals packets for you every Saturday?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun May 05, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World
Replies: 28
Views: 5970

Re: New Side Event for HSNCT: Roger de Flor vs. the World

I was ready to make a post praising the fact that NHBB seemed to have finally run a high quality national championship and saying that if in a year it runs well again I will gladly get on board with promoting history bowl, but the ridiculousness of this thread derailed that for now. Do you have the ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2013 MSNCT discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Re: 2013 MSNCT discussion

The only discussions to be had here are "Why is NAQT, the company that is still reeling from the biggest quizbowl cheating scandal, which included a high schooler, giving high schoolers carte blanche to cheat at tournaments by having a public thread about, especially when they can just make a subfor...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 59416

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Is 256 the number, or is there discussion of further expansion?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 5264

Re: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)

Thank you Mrs. Doll. Not only do I agree with her that this is a format that is needlessly complex, and that your arguments against the standard pool format are lacking*, but what really made my jaw drop is how hilariously bad your customer service was. If a coach is complaining to you about a bad f...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 5264

Re: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)

What are you even talking about? You clearly have no idea how anything works and I would beg you to stop imposing your own half baked theories about the game on unsuspecting teams in your area when, you know, teams from that sparsely active region should be getting as much exposure to normal quizbow...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 5264

Re: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)

While I can appreciate this, I would remind you that Mannheim A got absolutely destroyed in their first match-up against State College A, while they managed to beat State College A in the other two matches they played (thus likely would've been relegated to 3rd place at best). While I understand th...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 5264

Re: Penn State Invitational (University Park, PA, 4/13/13)

I'd like to thank all of the teams that came, and I'd like to thank the coaches for their patience considering most of the tournament was organized by our underclassmen. We did an interesting combination of Swiss followed by double elimination which, in my opinion, worked almost exactly as I had im...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT ICT: April 13, Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 9026

Re: 2013 NAQT ICT: April 13, Chicago

MCTC was actually the highest placing community college in attendance Care to explain how you drew this conclusion about MCTC? It's entirely speculative since MCTC was in a separate division, but the D1 field is significantly more competitive than the D2 field. I mean no disrespect to your team, ho...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14234

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

I for one think it's tres amusant that somebody who is known for being opposed to side tournaments during the year and big hard open events wanted to write the mother of all subject area side tournaments and attach it to the ICT. Is there any reason this tournament needs to exist at all? As I descri...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156261

Re: ProtoBowl

I'm kind of, uh, weirded out that the people who invented one of the more controversial study methods out there don't actually play quizbowl (It's Ac is not quizbowl).
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 156261

Re: ProtoBowl

So like do you Annandale people play quizbowl?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Four-quarter format
Replies: 22
Views: 4514

Re: Four-quarter format

Oh, whoops. Whatever, point stands.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Most Subversive Tournaments: The Definitive Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 5721

Re: The Most Subversive Tournaments: The Definitive Collection

That was definitely the BEST tournament Weiner never got around to writing.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Four-quarter format
Replies: 22
Views: 4514

Re: Format

Sorry to bump this thread, but what are the arguments for and against the four-quarter format and, if it looks like the general consensus is that it is inferior to the 20-20 format, why does History Bowl continue to use it? So, I don't know what a "one v one" round is and I have a pretty extensive ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Most Subversive Tournaments: The Definitive Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 5721

The Most Subversive Tournaments: The Definitive Collection

Over the course of quizbowl, there has been a lot of discussion and praise heaped on things that are "the best," and lots of threads denouncing tournaments that are the worst, but I have yet to hear about tournaments that were able to really fuck with your head and demonstrate something unexpected, ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fighting Trash Capture
Replies: 18
Views: 4875

Re: Fighting Trash Capture

This is definitely an attitude to be wary of, whether or not the person is actively advocating for reading trash packets or anything similar. I hate the idea of scaring people away from quizbowl, but at some point you have to wonder if somebody who doesn't consider quizbowl fun has any business bei...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fighting Trash Capture
Replies: 18
Views: 4875

Re: Fighting Trash Capture

I don't even think it's that. I think trash has the illusion of accessibility because it's about stuff you don't have to read books and take classes to know about, whereas playing an ACF regionals packet beats your face in repeatedly with stuff that seems so esoteric and academic that it feels insur...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Date Poll
Replies: 9
Views: 2708

Re: CO Date Poll

Yeah I'm in the going to Pitchfork camp too. Sorry quizbowl, you aren't as awesome as Bjork.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 5710

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

Yeah tell prospective moderators "Sorry, but too many people have cheated that way for it to be an option. You can read the questions during the morning meeting if you need to."
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 18814

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

Yeah, just for clarity's sake now that there are people reporting on NAQT's writeup of the incident, Andy Watkins did access pages where he would have without a doubt seen text from the questions, right? i understand why the writeup is vague because of a mix of covering your ass/not wanting to be bi...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 18636

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Yeah but why would non-editors need to do that?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 18636

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

So, I want to know why NAQT thought it was a good idea to let people see the first 40 chaaracters of every (or any!) question if they chose to do the right kind of search. What did you expect to happen? Why would such a gaping security flaw even be put into Ginseng in the first place?
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 18636

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

And to drive home just how big a problem Shantanu telling falsehoods is, in the IRC a bunch of peoples' reaction to Henry's conjecture was "I totally wouldn't be shocked if Shantanu did something like that," not "that would never happen." That's how much your brother's done to shatter any faith in h...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42624

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Also Joe you're a huge fucking pussy for deleting those facebook posts that made you look really stupid when you complained about other people cheating and I called you on it. What a fucking manchild, have fun spending your early 30s with a Bud light in your hand trying to have sex with college girl...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42624

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Here's all you need to know about Joe Brosch: Last year when he was at HSNCT he decided it was cool to get drunk playing a Dragon Ball Z tournament, then go to an afterparty where he bragged to a bunch of quizbowlers about how he "fucks bitches," which is exactly what you'd expect a college freshman...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 18636

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Just because you got sucked into his vortex of insanity and are defending it right now doesn't mean that more unbiased people who are intelligent and rational are going to put up with Shantanu's bullshit. He lied all the fucking time to a bunch of people about a bunch of things, and I think everybod...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42624

Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Fuck Andy Watkins.

Moved from the high school section to collegiate discussion for language reasons. --Mgmt.

Post here if you have similar sentiments about the recent revelations and no coherent way to work them into a constructive post in the security discussion.