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by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

From another eminent luminary.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

an anonymous board staffer and quizbowl luminary, in my fb messenger wrote:I'm sad your good thread is being polluted by two of the three worst canadian posters
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Few people I've met in quizbowl have a more tiresome internet presence than you. yeah I really hate it when Aayush makes broad statements about how other people should groom themselves If your haircut cost $20 in a "hip urban centre", it does not look good. Baby steps here with quizbowlers. can qui...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

"Your hat probably looks stupid and is probably getting people to make fun of you, especially if it is a fedora or that thing the chimneysweeps wear in Mary Poppins . This is my favorite kind of hat. Although it's ostensibly a source of ridicule, what other kinds of hats are acceptable for business...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Yeah I won't get between Eric and Aayush duking it out, but my series of questions were basically a rhetorical device to convey that, if you're legitimately deviating from norms for a reason, whatever reason that is, then idgaf about if you wear lipstick to get a reaction, and that the actual proble...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

I love how Marnold helps prove the point I'm about to make, which is that all the people in this thread saying that I have given eminently sensible advice have all been able to advance their academic, professional and/or romantic lives to quite high levels, because they understand the value of basic...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

p-vs-vp wrote:If your haircut cost $20 in a "hip urban centre", it does not look good.
Baby steps here with quizbowlers.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

And I'm glad to say I had a solid haircut in that photo.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Few people I've met in quizbowl have a more tiresome internet presence than you.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Also, slightly moving away from the aesthetic aspects Charlie is talking about, there's no better link to professionalism than some attempts at solid grooming. Like, let's be honest--at a lot of college tournaments, you get both players and staffers who look like they just crawled out of bed five m...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

For the record, standards of dress/personal appearance have been considered fair game before in quizbowl discussion ( part 1 , part 2 , there might be other posts), I don't think this is that much of a stretch from that. EDIT: Also, Charlie is right, for most people. Nobody is going to flagellate y...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

And if someone is going to bring up the defense of "but gender roles," I want you to be honest with yourself. Are you straight? Are you identified as a man? Are you adopting a fashion to intentionally be provocative? Are you wearing your hair in such a way that it says something about your self-expr...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Because I shouldn't have to explain the basic ways that maintaining your hair is a sign of maturity and will help you in all manner of non-quizbowl arenas. In fact, quizbowl is one of the least important places of your life to worry about hair, and if you get in the habit of doing things like lookin...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Lots of people don't ever realize how sloppy they actually look to the rest of the world, and I certainly don't mind being the person who lets them know what other people are thinking. If somebody has drifted through life not considering their adult fashion choices, and suddenly thinks "oh, huh, do ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

What's even better is looking presentable in such a way that you immediately find people in public looking at you and thinking "good for that guy, he takes care of himself and is not a slob." If you are consciously ignoring gender, then good for you, you know the rules and are breaking them anyway a...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

A request to discuss hats was made in private. Your hat probably looks stupid and is probably getting people to make fun of you, especially if it is a fedora or that thing the chimneysweeps wear in Mary Poppins. Hats, much like moustaches and most facial hair, long hair, unusual hair, etc. are somet...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

I think baldness requires admitting that you are balding and not trying to cling to your old haircut ways. Short hair and shaved hair usually are smart solutions, but consult your barber.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 28100

Quizbowl men, get a haircut

In the past 3 times I have found myself in the ICT meeting room, the single most consistent kneejerk reaction I have every time I observed the chaos around me was to go "Jesus, somebody should get a barber out here." When you live in hip urban centers (especially in gay neighborhoods), and learn to ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 8042

Re: On talking about high schoolers

Shortly after the 2017 HSNCT, we became aware that some of the comments on the Periscope video of the finals were completely unacceptable. (This is why we have deleted the Periscope video, and will be switching to a different live-streaming solution for future NAQT events.) NAQT does not know who p...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 8042

Re: On talking about high schoolers

A lot of very good points are made in this post. I think it unfair to say that high schoolers are no longer in your peer group the minute you are in college. A lot of my very close friends from quiz bowl are high schoolers and I don't think there is a problem with that. But I guess I also have the ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 8042

On talking about high schoolers

Do you know what is always absurdly inappropriate and will help make quizbowl a worse place? Being an adult in college or beyond who gets online and makes fun of the talents and/or appearance of high schoolers, especially ones who you actually do know in person. The nature of quizbowl's online commu...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Book Prizes
Replies: 8
Views: 3423

Re: Thoughts on Book Prizes

Pro-tip: hop on Amazon Prime and buy new copies of Dover thrift books since they're the same price as the crappy paperbacks you find at the book store but they're not crappy, they're new. Also, their selection has some really unusual stuff in the mix.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 10672

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Also, I find it amusing that the practice of open high school teams is clearly what led Naveed to mistakenly grind this axe in the wrong thread and pose a (slight) risk to a perfectly legitimate closed team. If it were standard practice for all teams to be closed, and all pseudonymous teams to simpl...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 10672

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

My only possible addendum worth discussing is to bring up the practice (which is infinitely more widespread through much of the high school circuit) of finding out that some team dropped an hour before the tournament and then making a call for extra players who are at the tournament to come together...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 10672

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

High school teams can and should be allowed to play the regular closed college tournaments for which they are eligible, but if they want to play up a level, they need to be mature enough to be able to play by the same rules as everyone else, which means if you can't convince your school's teammates ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Can the rules about pseudonym posts be changed?
Replies: 0
Views: 1544

Can the rules about pseudonym posts be changed?

Hey, is it possible to make it an official board policy for admins to delete those apparently endless "hey what high school team was playing under a pseudonym at this tournament?" posts in all the cases where teams are playing under a pseudonym to protect themselves? I'm a paranoid person based on m...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 18112

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

Of course I don't think this means we shouldn't keep thinking creatively about solutions to this problem - it is, after all, unfortunate that some isolated negative effects occur like UK having to turn a team away. But, it's just a fact that the overwhelming majority of quizbowl tournaments througho...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 18112

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

Thank you for your responses Jeff and Jonah. I think that hearing that NAQT is getting rid of the clock for sectionals mixed with saying that NAQT is looking into a way to electronically distribute packets for previous, but not active, sets is so much positive news that I'm a little surprised to see...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 18112

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

Thank you for doing this, it is really fantastic to see that the most important quizbowl organization is willing to listen to community input and be willing to embrace change if they think it's for the better. Thank you for being such a positive force in the world, even if it's just for this niche e...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

There is essentially no situation where it is in Columbia's (or any program's) long-term self-interest to pay to fly whole teams of inexperienced freshmen to play the hardest tournament of the academic year. It is both a phenomenal waste of money and an incredibly risky recruitment practice, given t...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

[Then why doesn't this happen now? I am skeptical that this would be a thing in the future. Also, I looked at 2013-2017 recently and none of those ICTs had a B team as the obvious worst team in the field. Splitting teams hasn't upset the balance that much. I did say there are maybe 24 good A teams ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Well, I think I will agree to disagree with you there, or maybe say that my emphasis is somewhere else. I do quizbowl at this point because I want to have fun at it, and I see how other people approach quizbowl and despair at how soulless it feels sometimes. Take, for example, the ritual of people g...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

The "I had a beautiful time" argument is neither here nor there; it was reviled when Will Alston used it to defend playing a closed tournament under a fake name in another thread (yes, I know he had "permission"). It doesn't matter if people have a wonderful time doing something. I wasn't paying at...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

As somebody who has witnessed the annual brutality of the Northeast Sectional firsthand, I have to admit that my bias leaves me deaf to complaints about D-value or who deserves a bid more from other sectionals. Every year the Northeast has a miserably competitive field that leaves multiple incredibl...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Again, me being there caused an extra bid to spontaneously generate that would not have been awarded otherwise. CU Boulder A would have gotten their D2 bid with or without me there.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Also I just want to point out, there's a whole lotta hypotheticals upthread, but not a whole lotta facts.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43982

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

We bought these tickets more or less by accident (literally, I said not to buy the tickets, then I found out one had already just been purchased and I was more or less locked in to go). I was unaware there would be D2 questions until after the ticket purchase as well. However, I primarily wanted to ...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB2016: Will's Questions (Painting, Religion, Music, etc.)
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Will's Questions (Painting, Religion, Music, some others

I thought the religion questions were cool, and wasn't so bothered by the proportion of Christianity at the cost of increased Islam (noted religion that has almost as many followers as Christianity and should come up more in quizbowl). I also thought that the Christian questions that were asked were...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

Yeah I was skimming and not reading closely, and just having the same visceral reaction I always do to this frequent yet frequently wrong answerline problem.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

I do actually think that, despite the fact it may contradict my point above, the way quizbowl insists on saying "Garcia Lorca" is not correct because his name is SO widely written as "Lorca" in scholarly writing AND on the covers of his books in English (I do not think that Mohammed Reza Shah's name...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

Your overall point is correct, but I don't think there's anything wrong with taking Pahlavi by itself (to be fair, I see nothing wrong in taking Johnson by itself either for LBJ). There are only two Pahlavi dynasty members and one is not often asked about in high school--to me, this would be like j...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

I encountered this problem somewhat recently while editing for the HSNCT. I couldn't think of any particularly satisfactory way to set up an answer line for Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi. In my opinion, all of the following should be acceptable: Shah Pahlavi, Mohammed Reza, Mohammed Reza Shah, Mohamme...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

Your overall point is correct, but I don't think there's anything wrong with taking Pahlavi by itself (to be fair, I see nothing wrong in taking Johnson by itself either for LBJ). There are only two Pahlavi dynasty members and one is not often asked about in high school--to me, this would be like j...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

Also, Wikipedia, Britannica, and Encyclopedia Iranica consistently adhere to this name scheme.

Of note: the current pretender to the throne of Iran is Crown Prince Reza, so he could theoretically be called "Reza Shah II."
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 10837

PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

No real reason that I'm posting this other than that it came up in a lecture today and reminded me of a minor gripe I have, which is that Reza Shah/Reza Pahlavi is not an acceptable name for Mohammed Reza Shah. The only acceptable person to call "Reza Shah" is his father. I just dug up a bunch of qu...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Re: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!

Put a lunch break at least at the halfway point.
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4147

Re: PB 2016: General Discussion

Yeah I agree with Jordan's assessment about how this wasn't a bad tournament, and now that I know the thing about the Canadian writers I'm more sympathetic. The older I get, the more I dislike how shrill everybody gets in person over tournaments that aren't perfect. Penn produced a set, it had pyram...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Re: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!

I will diverge from Charlie slightly on the subject of timing breaks with potential stat crunches. It's nice to line the breaks up, as it does make everything easier. But, I don't think this is as critical because doing stats for any non-national, untimed tournament should not be that hard (or take...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Lunch in college: Not after round 5, anything but that!

Title kind of says it all. The Penn Bowl thread is bogged down in a bunch of stuff I don't want to get involved with, because I was glad that they had a tournament for us to play and it wasn't like we were getting out at 10 so some of the complaints seem over the top, but there was one key rookie mi...
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is the idea of a Board of Directors being overlooked?
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

Why is the idea of a Board of Directors being overlooked?

In the morass that this forum has recently witnessed, the best idea that anybody has posted was to turn NHBB into a company governed by a board of directors, who install a CEO (presumably Dave) to direct the company at their discretion. It was then rapidly ignored, which I am baffled at. Especially ...