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by pray for elves
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 42611

Brian and the others that have been bashing the curling question: What do you think is canonical with regards to curling? And here's my bash: Why was the name that the tournament had from c.1980 through to 2006 only prompt-worthy? Had I not remembered shortly after buzzing in that the tournament ha...
by pray for elves
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 42611

I remembered one more thing: I can remember only one question about LOST: the only question was the one bonus part about Mister Eko in the "People who died in 2006" bonus. You might think there could be a tossup, or a whole bonus on such a popular show, since its fanbase is significantly larger than...
by pray for elves
Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 42611

but who hasn't seen shows like "My Three Sons" in syndication? I haven't, despite watching a fair amount of TV. I've never seen a single episode on the air, although I can't say I ever looked for it. A cursory web search shows the last time they were syndicated nationally was on Nick at Nite in the...
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Results
Replies: 10
Views: 5263

Wow, apparently I lose reading comprehension abilities after 12 hours of driving through traffic jams.
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Results
Replies: 10
Views: 5263

When can we expect full stats?
by pray for elves
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Rankings
Replies: 48
Views: 20480

For example, it might make more sense for me to have Susan Ferrari on my team than Matt Weiner, depending on who else I'm playing with. I think the scenario here is that you are a NON-PLAYER, and are attempting to assemble a quizbowl team that you will manage, rather than play on. You get to pick o...
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 50663

In honor of the fact that I attended a trash tournament while many of you were at ICT, I should point out that Norbert from the Angry Beavers (a Nickelodeon mid-90's cartoon, Jerry) had the dream of becoming a Lippizaner Stallion.
by pray for elves
Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BC College Bowl Jam Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6581

I think in the Northeast a vast majority could name five hockey players (one of which would always be Bobby Orr), but only a small portion could name five NASCAR drivers. I'm a hockey fan, so the fact that I could name several hundred current and former players is irrelevant, but the fact that I can...
by pray for elves
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BC College Bowl Jam Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6581

Is it possible that your team just lacks significant hockey knowledge? I could have thirtied every hockey bonus I heard there yesterday but for the fact that many went to the other team. And, since the "a" key is separated from the "o" key by the whole keyboard, I should let you know that it's Micha...
by pray for elves
Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BC College Bowl Jam Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 6581

Mike, the Gerbils are not associated with any school, although you could sort of vaguely associate them with BU if you want (but just in your head, since it's been quite some time since any of them were there). Note: we (Brandeis) were playing rather shorthanded compared with our usual trash lineup ...
by pray for elves
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carlos Mencia Blows
Replies: 14
Views: 3981

Rothlover wrote:Alex: wikivandalism . Someone get on that.
In what way do you plan on linking Carl Van Vechten with Carlos Mencia?
by pray for elves
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 29441

I'm not going to answer the latest quote, but I figured for the benefit of those of you who haven't seen Shark Attack 3, here's the line:

Youtube link
by pray for elves
Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 29441

When I recognize a quote from "Cold as Ice" I just have to repeat the mantra "there is no shame, only points". Curse you, allythin, for making me remember such a movie. Here's one of my all time favorite bad movie lines: Her: (sigh) I'm exhausted. Him: Yeah, me too, but...you know I'm really wired. ...
by pray for elves
Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice Tournament Packets
Replies: 24
Views: 9158

Yeah, there were a lot of bad flow mistakes, including many missing words, repeated words, and confusing sentences. Of course, I've never edited a tournament, so I'm not the most qualified to make this criticism. Also, there were at least two repeated questions, and that's on the ten packets we play...
by pray for elves
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: computer-assisted quiz bowl
Replies: 20
Views: 8503

This is looking really good, and I can't wait to try the finished product.

Nit-pick: in screenshot 13, "EDITING" is misspelled.
by pray for elves
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - University of Maryland - Results
Replies: 38
Views: 16949

Just to clarify: I'm showing no prejudice against any team that left by posting that order; I'm just trying to encourage the discussion going on about the Maryland vs. Brandeis sectionals to have the facts instead of the "THEY LEFT EARLY OMGZORZ!!!!1!111ELEVENTY" that this could devolve into. I'm gl...
by pray for elves
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - University of Maryland - Results
Replies: 38
Views: 16949

I didn't attend the tournament so I don't know about the "leaving early" grievance, but if the tournament was ending at 7:30 or 8PM and our team had a 5 hour drive to New Jersey (plus stop for dinner), I can't blame my teammates for leaving early. For the public knowledge: the leaving situation was...
by pray for elves
Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

In a best-of-three final, Brown defeated Rutgers in two straight, so Brown, consisting of Eric, Marko, Dennis, and Micha have won this regional.

Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks especially to those who helped out.
by pray for elves
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

New England ACF Regionals statistics for the round robin can be found at this site . Due to teams leaving before the playoffs, instead of a 4-4-3 breakdown and round robin, we're just doing a best of three between Brown and Rutgers, and it's in progress at the moment. I'll post an update when it's o...
by pray for elves
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

OK, I've re-sent out the information, with a new update courtesy of Brown dropping to just one team.
by pray for elves
Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

Yeah, apparently nobody I sent the email to got it, so I'm going to re-send it in a while. Because the smtp server lost it in the shuffle, I have no access to it, so I'll rewrite it later tonight and send it out. This won't be until about 9:30 or 10:00 PM though.
by pray for elves
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Northeast SCT at Harvard (2/10/07)
Replies: 18
Views: 7838

Kyle, any stats for the playoff rounds yet?
by pray for elves
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

I have sent out an email final update to those of you who I know should have received a copy. If you want a copy and were not on the list, please email me at the address posted above.

Thanks,

Evan
by pray for elves
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32438

Dr. Chuck's analogies come like a hanging curve right down the middle and are smacked out of the park by irrelevant sports analogies. Boo-yah! Just like a two-foot putt, or an empty net. That's levitation, homes.

TOSSUPS WITH SUPERNEGS

v.

BONUSES WITH BOUNCEBACK
by pray for elves
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32438

The people who say "bone-ee" get in a fight with those who say "bone-eye", causing bonuses to be able to come in and destroy them.

Since I'm watching the end of Tennessee vs. Kentucky...

BRUCE PEARL'S ORANGE BLAZER

v.

OREGON'S DAY-GLO YELLOW UNIFORMS
by pray for elves
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 32438

The liquor carried by the St. Bernards in the pass intoxicates the wearer of the shoes so he crashes.

It's the NBA Draft 3-way special!

Greg Oden

vs.

Joakim Noah

vs.

Kevin Durant
by pray for elves
Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

OK, we have a rapidly expanding field with the potential demise of the Mid-Atlantic regional. Here's a tentative field update: Dartmouth (2 teams, 1 buzzer) Brown (2 teams, 1 buzzer, Jerry) Harvard (3 teams, 1? buzzer) MIT (2 teams, 1 buzzer) Princeton (2 teams, ? buzzers) Rutgers (1 team, 2 buzzers...
by pray for elves
Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Northeast SCT at Harvard (2/10/07)
Replies: 18
Views: 7838

Quick results, which will likely soon be improved upon by Kyle: DI: Brown A (Jerry, Eric, Marko) went undefeated for the DI title, with Amherst being the top undergrad team. Top individual scorer was Mike from Yale, at about 95 PPG, with Jerry second at 92 or so, and the top undergraduate was Jack f...
by pray for elves
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

Here's a current field update: Dartmouth (3 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 moderator) Brown (2 teams, 1 moderator (Jerry), 1 buzzer) Harvard (3 teams, ? moderator, ? buzzer) MIT (2 teams, ? moderator, ? buzzer) Please tell me if you're coming, because this is fairly late to let me know. Email me at enagler at b...
by pray for elves
Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ABD (and mirrors) discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5655

Our team got 50 at least once or twice, I think. Of course, we missed it a few times as well, when I got Mathieu Schneider and Mike Camalleri but couldn't come up with Ronnie Stern (which is bad, since I'm a Flames fan) and a couple of similar situations. At the BU mirror, we didn't get any physical...
by pray for elves
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: MLK mirror at Boston University on 2/03/2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5436

Athul, I was counting the Passner/Kwartler team as a Brandeis team, so please adjust the total.
by pray for elves
Mon Dec 11, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)
Replies: 13
Views: 5449

ANNOUNCEMENT: New England ACF Regionals: Brandeis (2-17-07)

We're pleased to announce that the New England ACF Regionals 2007 will be hosted here at Brandeis University on February 17. The specific building has not been decided yet; we're waiting on the university to let us know where it will be, and I'll post the update here as soon as I know. The base fee ...
by pray for elves
Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ABD mirror at Boston University on 2/04/2007
Replies: 8
Views: 4022

Is there no chance you could do it on Sunday, January 28th? It just makes more sense to keep the Saturday-Sunday format of MLK and ABD. Is there a problem that prevents you from doing this?
by pray for elves
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

Re: Another example

I don't know if this echoes Matt's thoughts, but it seems to me that the 1980s questions had more nichey answer selection and the 1990-2000 questions were had more mainstream answer selection. 80s questions were more likely to be Airwolf, 90s questions more likely to be Full House...JMO Another exa...
by pray for elves
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

-Guided By Voices seems like one of those bands that has been around awhile with a loyal fanbase and some critical acclaim, but minimal chart success. I do think that indie rock is going to feel inherently obscure to some people. It's called indie for a reason. I also may be more aware of them than...
by pray for elves
Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

Just curious, what were the questions that you thought were "extremely obscure"? OK, so that may be a slight exaggeration on my part; I'm having trouble thinking of anything I heard at TRASH Regionals this year that would qualify as "extremely" obscure, at least offhand. I do recall a few lesser-kn...
by pray for elves
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

My mistake. The way I heard it read, I could have sworn I heard the moderator say "this show". Apparently I haven't read enough of Heinlein's slightly less well known works.
by pray for elves
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

I just got bak into the country after a month overseas, so still digesting this thread, but I can say that There was a South Park bonus, but it appears to have been shoved to bonus 20 in round 5 and a Futurama reference in a tossup in round 15, so you probably just missed them. My own personal pref...
by pray for elves
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

In response to all of this talk about "TRASH Fall", I'd just like to point out to people that BU hosted a trash Junior Bird on October 21 (the Emily Deschanel Memorial Tournament, I believe it was called), written in-house, and they did a fine job of it. Their questions were appropriately aimed at u...
by pray for elves
Sun Nov 19, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH regs discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 31514

As someone born in 1986 who can hold their own at TRASH, I can say the answer selection was not at all good for me. (I played as Mike Jones the football player at NE Trash Regs.) In defense of the Tito Ortiz question, our team got it, but only because Delano happened to know too much about UFC. Even...
by pray for elves
Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ABD2007
Replies: 13
Views: 6511

If nobody else is doing a New England-area mirror, I'd be interested in mirroring one week later here at Brandeis. Did BU mirror last year?
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NE Trash Regs (11/11/06) at Boston U.
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Rothlover wrote:quick q, was the 50 or nothing bonus rule ultimately in effect? I only ask becaause I've found that adds about 1-1.5 PPB to the stats of teams that use it well, so it really is only of interest to me for the sake of qb statnalysis.
Dan: no 50-or-nothings.
by pray for elves
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Trash Jr. Bird (10/21/06) at Boston University
Replies: 3
Views: 1948

I had a good time with the tournament, though I would complain that some of the bonuses were too hard for junior-bird level trash. Most of the bonuses had two gettable parts and a third strech part, but one problem was that some of the "stretch" parts were waaaaaay too hard for the average new playe...
by pray for elves
Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet-submission tournament at Brandeis on December 2
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

Packet-submission tournament at Brandeis on December 2

Hey, I'm trying to measure interest in a packet-submission tournament hosted at Brandeis on December 2 (for those of you who didn't read the link you clicked on). At this point, I'm just trying to determine if it's feasible to run the tournament based on the interest level. I was thinking it would b...