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by pray for elves
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09
Replies: 45
Views: 12922

Re: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09

Google Maps calls it about an hour with traffic; I would budget a little over an hour to cover parking, etc. If someone who, unlike me, isn't part of the great quizbowl society of non-drivers wants to offer another estimate, feel free--but we are serious about starting on time, so if you want to en...
by pray for elves
Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14151

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

FredMorlan wrote:David Letzler and Michael Arnold both also gave us freelance packets but I was too dumb to list them the first time. Sorry and thanks David and Michael!
Clarification: Marnold's packet isn't a freelance packet. It's his team's submitted packet for the UChicago site.
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 9269

Re: Chicago Open

Whig's Boson wrote:This is the part where we should all thank Eric for agreeing to do this.
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by pray for elves
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14151

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

Lapego1 wrote:So it turns out there isn't as much work on our packet as I thought. Probably the best I can offer is like a half-packet by Sunday if you still think you need it.
We could and would certainly use it. Thanks.
by pray for elves
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 9269

Re: Chicago Open

July is best for me.
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28
Replies: 16
Views: 9781

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2009, 2/28

If you do not make special arrangements with me and do not submit a packet by February 15, you will not be allowed to play. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Hey, could you please reply to my email about possibly getting a brief extension? I'm starting to get really worried. He's traveling ...
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14151

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

Hey all, To date, we only have four packets submitted. I thank those teams who have submitted a packet by this time. While we have promises of a few more packets, we haven't seen anything actually indicative that we'll be receiving those. In the announcement, we state that we won't allow packets su...
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII MIRROR@UMBC, 2/14/2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5296

Re: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII MIRROR@UMBC, 2/14/2009

In case anyone's curious, I heard that Matt Weiner cleared the field here, with Maryland second and VCU third.
by pray for elves
Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 13857

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

DumbJaques wrote:So, are you saying you'll put us up for free? Also, will you be providing any Feldman at this afterparty?
I highly doubt that Brandeis would go to Swarthmore instead of Harvard, though clearly I no longer speak for the club.
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 15824

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

I'm in as Hilarius Bookbinder.
by pray for elves
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Sectionals and TIT Mirror @ MSU (Feb7/8)
Replies: 22
Views: 3439

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Sectionals and TIT Mirror @ MSU (Feb7/8)

Not if you advertise it as "a mirror of Maryland's Terrapin Invitational Tournament"--at least at Chicago, we've usually called it Terrapin rather than TIT. . Yeah, think a little and go "hmm, we're in a conservative hotbed, maybe it's better to just call it the 'Terrapin Invitational'" or come up ...
by pray for elves
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

I just looked up PACE. Looks fun, I really want to do it, but it depends on how my teammates will like it (and if our coach lets us...) Ditto for me and my team. I thought we had to place at TACA to qualify, but we're already qualified for TACA. Our coaches letting us is our main issue....they're n...
by pray for elves
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

State Championships Any team that finishes in the top 4 of a high school quizbowl state championship tournament that does not require prior qualification at another tournament may claim automatic qualifier status. Any team that qualifies for a high school quizbowl state championship tournament that...
by pray for elves
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

TACA is on March 28. Thanks for your support. But I'm not even sure if we can go to state, seeing as all 4 starters have conflicts. Here's what's going on right now regarding conflicts. Our starters are me, Katherine, Alborz, and Jimmy. But right now, Jimmy is a definitely no to TACA because he has...
by pray for elves
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14151

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

shim wrote:Will there be a Northeast mirror?
We haven't received any bids to host in the Northeast. If someone would like to host, we'd love to have a site up there.
by pray for elves
Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

Lincoln County held a tournament this past Saturday. 1st place was Hoover from Alabama, 2nd was Oak Ridge, 3rd was Ezell Harding, 4th was Covenant Christian from Alabama. Quarterfinalists included Farragut, Hume Fogg, and MLK. As far as Oak Ridge goes, we've had a pretty good year since we actually...
by pray for elves
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10307

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

theMoMA wrote:
tetragrammatology wrote:It's probably a 15 hour trip uninterrupted with minimal stops, 17 hours with normal breaks, etc.
That's still a tremendously long time to drive on one road, since I-35 goes to Dallas.
by pray for elves
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On Moderators, or, Silberman's Axiom Defended
Replies: 33
Views: 4095

Re: On Moderators, or, Silberman's Axiom Defended

While we're on the topic of moderating well, here's one other tip: If an answer is not on the sheet but you think it could be right, err on the side of counting it wrong the first time; it's far, far easier to, after the tossup ends, figure out that their answer was right and award them credit than ...
by pray for elves
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA
Replies: 46
Views: 16457

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA

I heard by phone that Chicago A beat Brown in the finals.
by pray for elves
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 13857

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

I haven't received a response to my email, so, as of now, Swarthmore is not hosting GARBAGE (though they are welcome to host if they would like; I just need to know soon).
by pray for elves
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Professionalism for coaches
Replies: 21
Views: 9523

Re: Professionalism for coaches

It is my opinion that the following are frivolous and should be immediately discarded: ... 3. Protesting that an answer that is widely different from the answer on paper is correct, unless the answer on paper is clearly incorrect This one seems to me to be flawed if the question-writing is terrible...
by pray for elves
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09
Replies: 71
Views: 14151

Re: GARBAGE Packet Submission - 2/28/09 & 3/1/09

The following hosts have been confirmed: Midwest: Chicago Southwest: Tulsa South: Mississippi State All three of the above, as far as I know, intend to host the tournament on Sunday after they host ACF Regionals. Brian, the closest site to you will probably be Chicago. We are currently seeking hosts...
by pray for elves
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52122

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

bt_green_warbler wrote:
canaanbananarama wrote:Would anybody be interested in a post-Geography Monstrosity freehand cartography event?
Of course I'll play this. And I'd better brush up on my Albanian geography.
I'd probably also give it a shot, though I'm terrible at drawing. No, seriously, I still can't color inside the lines.
by pray for elves
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92789

Re: Bad Negs Again

BGSO wrote:I'm starting this one off with saying that both I and the teammate who negged are Jewish...

Given: Amy Winestein
Answer: Amy Wine House

Me: after we all realize what he said " She's not Jewish"
...She is Jewish.
by pray for elves
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6370

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion

Now, is this conclusive evidence of packet plagiarism? Of course not. The wording of the Durkheim reference, however, sounded almost identical to me (we had been practicing with the HFT packet earlier in the week), and I remembered having seen a Coriolis bonus almost immediately afterward. What are...
by pray for elves
Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Alternatives to Wikipedia: where to find good material
Replies: 25
Views: 29771

Re: Alternatives to Wikipedia: where to find good material

If you actually want to appreciate a piece as you write about classical music, most schools have subscriptions to Naxos , which has streaming recordings of almost any piece of classical music you can imagine. EDIT: For reference you can find a complete listing of recordings in their catalog here (wa...
by pray for elves
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92789

Re: Bad Negs Again

BGSO wrote:were the Hebrews also considered mysterious?

This isn't sarcastic Im really curious now
In terms of origin? Yes.
by pray for elves
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92789

Re: Bad Negs Again

BGSO wrote:On the IRC two nights ago:

Given: Hebrews
Answer: sea people
I didn't see the question, but this is almost certainly not a bad neg. There are a lot of theories claiming the Hebrews were Sea Peoples, especially considering the presence of a group known as "Habiru" within the Sea Peoples.
by pray for elves
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: My name's Mater. Like tuhmater, without the tuh.
Replies: 29
Views: 3082

Re: My name's Mater. Like tuhmater, without the tuh.

If you rent from Enterprise, you can get a rate of as low as $25/day if you're under 25 but over 21.
by pray for elves
Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: POSTPONED FROM 1/10/09: Shady Side Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 3045

Re: Shady Side Academy (Pittsburgh, PA) Tournament- 1/10/09

Annual Shady Side Tournament for Overachieving Academic Students of Totality
by pray for elves
Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Maryland (12/07/08)
Replies: 49
Views: 5876

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Maryland (12/07/08)

Hell, if teams want to make last minute travel plans, come on up to the Harvard site and we will give you one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) for writing a packet. Restatement (Second) Section 90 -- Promise Reasonably Inducing Action or Forebearance (1) A promise which the promisor should reasonab...
by pray for elves
Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92789

Re: Bad Negs Again

William Afham wrote:
theMoMA wrote:I think Ryan's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" from the Impossible Speedchecks qualifies here.
That's got to be one of the best I've ever heard of.
What was the actual answer?
by pray for elves
Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northwest @ University of Washington - Sat, 11/22
Replies: 13
Views: 1837

Re: ACF Fall Northwest @ University of Washington - Sat, 11/22

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Live stats after 2 and 1/3 rounds: http://www.doc-ent.com/quizbowl/acffall08_games.html
That link appears to be broken.
by pray for elves
Fri Nov 21, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 23778

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

grapesmoker wrote:I can almost see myself coming to this. What's the best way to get to Columbia?
Drive. And pick me up on the way.
by pray for elves
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Breaking into the monopoly
Replies: 6
Views: 1466

Re: Breaking into the monopoly

Aziridine wrote:Anyone got tips, or is this like asking NY to vote for a Republican?
Now, what's so difficult about that?
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8512

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

NRacademicteam wrote:First of all, who said anything about a blender??
I suggest you consult the QBwiki.
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8512

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

I played Chip questions in high school, and it is patently ridiculous to suggest that a top team from the PACE NSC or NAQT HSNCT would do poorly on his questions. They might lose a game due to Chip being Chip (as my team did at NAC in 2004, losing to a Westchester team in a round with several New-Yo...
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8512

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

NRacademicteam wrote:What none of you realize is the actuality that math questions, despite not being able to be answered before the end of the question, are in fact pyramidal.
NRacademicteam wrote:pyramidal
I do not think that word means what you think it means.
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Golden Hurricane Open IV at Tulsa (11/15/08-11/16/08)
Replies: 23
Views: 3617

Re: Golden Hurricane Open IV at Tulsa (11/15/08-11/16/08)

I gotta ask- why were there 10 people on the Tulsa team? was it that people just showed up at varying times of the day or were 10 people there the entire time? If I had to guess, I'd say that since they were hosting, they probably had all the staffers rotate in and out so they could each play a few...
by pray for elves
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 8512

Re: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)

Actually, the theory is what you should be learning in class. All those problems you do are merely to reinforce the theory.
by pray for elves
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QB Acronyms
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: QB Acronyms

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:What does FTSNOP mean?
For the stated number of points.
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 15478

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Whig's Boson wrote:Mandy Moore
Whig's Boson wrote:Mandy Moore
Whig's Boson wrote:MANDY MOORE
Do you really need to ask this question?
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08
Replies: 33
Views: 7891

Re: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08

ClemsonQB wrote:Unless Vandy lost that last game to UTK, I believe we were tied with them at 2 losses a piece. Either way, my day was too long as it stood and the major traffic jam on the way home didn't help matters.
Vandy did lose that game to UTK.
by pray for elves
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08
Replies: 33
Views: 7891

Re: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08

I just wanted to throw out the fact that Evan Nagler is an awesome reader. Evan, if you feel like spuriously flying across the country just to read ACF Fall, we have a spot for you (we wouldn't pay for any of your expenses, but the option is there...) While I appreciate the offer, I'll probably jus...
by pray for elves
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08
Replies: 33
Views: 7891

Re: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08

Despite the late start to the UF-Vandy football game on Saturday night, I can confirm that I will be showing up to staff this on Sunday. I can also bring my own laptop if you plan on running a paperless tournament.
by pray for elves
Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 159334

Re: Illinois '08-'09

It wasn't a full circuit, but I definitely played in a couple of tournaments intended for "JV" (= frosh/soph) teams in high school. The only one I can remember by name is the Cookeville Cavalier JV Wonder Bowl.
by pray for elves
Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 40542

Re: Southern California 08-09

al3xWal3x wrote:and on that note, whats ACF? (like, whats the diff between ACF and NAQT?)
Consult QBWiki.
by pray for elves
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14366

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

Magister Ludi wrote:Was this the rumored Herbie Hancock tossup I heard about?
Yeah, that's the one.
by pray for elves
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pilatus Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: Pilatus Discussion

There are still two packets I haven't heard in this event - packet 1 and packet 6. My team was in the room both times when a reader read the wrong packet. I don't want to pile on about things like distribution issues, bad questions, too much meta, or bad organization; these things are well-documente...