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by marnold
Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 24655

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)

Sam Bailey is comically underrated by the quizbowl community at large.
by marnold
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 16150

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

It would be easier if you could post full teams. Perhaps more pointedly, is the Jeremy White team the usual Professional Trash (TM) players?
by marnold
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 37446

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

Kyle wrote: Gauthier and Steinbaum
I only want to play this packet
by marnold
Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11399

Re: CO Matchmaking

Hey, so we just had yet another drop from our team, Charlie Dees, Dan Puma, and myself are looking for a fourth yet again. I presume at this point we'd need to pick someone local up, so if anyone out there knows science (or, failing that, anything at all) and is interested, please email/PM me. SUMM...
by marnold
Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22535

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

If the date changes, I'm withdrawing.
by marnold
Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hats Off: A Hat-Related Vanity Tournament, Sometime 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2687

Re: Hats Off: A Hat-Related Vanity Tournament, Sometime 2011

I will postulate that the number of people who tried to be "that guy who does X at quizbowl tournaments" who weren't mocked or loathed for doing it can be counted on zero hands.
by marnold
Fri May 20, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)
Replies: 43
Views: 11328

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

Cheynem wrote:The Donald himself, Donald Taylor, will be writing some questions for this. He has especially been helpful in writing on non big three sports.
STUDY RUGBY
by marnold
Thu May 19, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 9818

Re: Player Poll

There's at least one comically glaring omission from this poll I'm sure wouldn't have happened with such a thread Out of curiosity, who or what do you have in mind here? Is this referring to the lack of 3-25 on one ballot or do you think there's someone missing? The latter. I'll give a hint: his na...
by marnold
Wed May 18, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 9818

Re: Player Poll

I'm pretty sure hsquizbowl polls end up with bizarre results any time there isn't a preceding thread where general discussion sorts players into tiers and the obvious names are thrown out so people know to vote for them. There's at least one comically glaring omission from this poll I'm sure wouldn'...
by marnold
Wed May 04, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11399

Re: CO Matchmaking

Is that Google spreadhseet up to date? If that's not where the action is, I'll just post that I'm working as a CO agent again this year. My blue-chip player is a genial, possibly seersucker-wearing Seth Rogen impersonator with strong knowledge of trash, the New Deal and the 1L curriculum. He's inter...
by marnold
Wed May 04, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5791

Re: High Schoolers in College Tournaments

The 'embarrassment' argument is nonsense. Should we also ban people playing solo because one person beating four can be embarrassing? As I explained, the difference between the situations is that losing to a good, usually older individual can be spun to new teams as "work hard going forward and whe...
by marnold
Tue May 03, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5791

Re: High Schoolers in College Tournaments

I wish we could approach this issue on more honest ground than a bunch of posts made in bad faith coming from such great secret motives as "I don't like dealing with annoying Illinois high schoolers," "I'm such a doomed affair that it pissed me off that I almost lost to a great high school team," I...
by marnold
Sun May 01, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5791

High Schoolers in College Tournaments

I gestured to this in my post in the scheduling thread, but I think it might be a good idea to have a discussion about high schoolers playing in college tournaments. To my mind, there are a few reasons this is not a particularly good state of affairs - I know there are some people who agree with dif...
by marnold
Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ideal number and distribution of open tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3264

Re: The ideal number and distribution of open tournaments

Just out of curiosity, can someone explain why the COLLEGE QUIZBOWL FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS argument is being proffered by people who insist on high schoolers playing college tournaments, even sometimes at the exclusion of actual college teams? Is the idea with high schoolers just that we're okay with ...
by marnold
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22535

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

Assuming I can find a team of amusing people to play with, I'm probably going to come to this. If you want to be one of those amusing people, let me know (NOTE: must be amusing).
by marnold
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?

I was actually just being an ass, making fun of the fact Charles Hang was voicing a concern very explicitly addressed by 2 of the 4 posts in this thread.
by marnold
Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?
Replies: 13
Views: 2909

Re: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?

Would it be possible for you to make the answer lines fairly accessible for non-engineers? Has this been addressed? I really have to know if you're going to try to make this accessible to non-engineers and I have no idea whether you're planning on doing that or not. EDIT to mitigate my jackassery b...
by marnold
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 19799

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011

CO trash is on a one year hiatus. It will be back next year.
by marnold
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 19799

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011

The CO Trash cabal is in the conclave, so keep watching the smoke and expect an pronouncement of some sort soon.
by marnold
Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 29251

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

Phase 1 of this tournament was clearly seeded very wrong from the get-go. This led to the Phase 2 brackets being pretty uneven--UVa, Brown, Minnesota, VCU, Harvard, Maryland, Berkeley in one "high" bracket and Michigan A, Rice, Yale, UCSD, Illinois A, Chicago A and OSU in the other. Instead of proc...
by marnold
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics
Replies: 35
Views: 8967

Re: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics

Yale and Minnesota emerged from a massive pileup to play in a one-game final apparently.
by marnold
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 54934

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Those are goals, aspects, objectives of the military, not the objective or point.
Never change "MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU" thread - never change.
by marnold
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19672

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

The genteel southern courtesy thing was a joke. I was just struck by the fact this tournament had things that were obviously really bad and yet the TD called things a smashing success; in my experience with other regions there would be enough uproar from the players that that wouldn't be the case. I...
by marnold
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19672

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Are you people just too polite to object strenuously when bullshit like this happens at a tournament? Maybe that's a problem.
by marnold
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk QBWiki sucking
Replies: 86
Views: 23030

Re: Let's talk QBWiki sucking

I don't understand these last two arguments. You're arguing for the wiki that exists now. Basically all the colorful stuff was purged the last time; the personal stuff that isn't tournament results, TDing and writing was purged last time. And the wiki has fallen into disuse aside from riveting updat...
by marnold
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk QBWiki sucking
Replies: 86
Views: 23030

Re: Let's talk QBWiki sucking

Not sure what's mysterious about all this: removing negative and funny things made the wiki less interesting and meant that people didn't want to edit it as much. So they didn't and now it's both boring and also useless. In particular, one of the things the wiki was most useful for was collecting st...
by marnold
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 18230

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

Yeah, I mean if anyone enjoyed this tournament it would have to be the producers of Sack of Antwerp in gratitude that someone else had made something so bad everyone would forget about how bad their set was for a while. Brilliant! Some more idle speculation about the sinister, true motives underlyi...
by marnold
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 70513

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Oh, yeah, I'm not claiming it wasn't hard: obviously I have no idea one way or the other, and I would have even been floored if it hadn't been hard. I was just trying to (light-heartedly) point out the humor of proving its impossibility with "only one team over 17pbb!" when there are teams with 16.9...
by marnold
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 70513

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

CHRZ, your argument would be stronger if (1) there weren't two teams within .05 of 17 pbb and (2) it wasn't totally obvious from the first two pages of this thread that the tournament's definition of difficulty would be at its easiest Regionals level. On a related note, I'm not sure what long-forgot...
by marnold
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 15665

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

I plan on being on being covered up to my elbows in Harold's grease the Friday of ICT, so I will not be part of the Sch-Michael-dic League.
by marnold
Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 D-value discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3289

2011 D-value discussion

14 Lawrence A SCT 2011 Region 8 (Region 8) 7.42 0.68 19.87 3.96 0.972 0.90 0.70 6.49 0.59 13.91 1 / 9 295.015 295.015
15 Penn SCT 2011 Region 4 (Region 4) 6.28 0.62 17.23 3.48 0.853 1.00 1.00 5.36 0.53 17.23 2 / 7 288.322 288.322

I think the D2 adjustment factor might need to be changed...
by marnold
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 30
Views: 3883

Re: Difficulty

In fact, a tournament where Stanford would put up 25 PPB, there's a good chance Minnesota would have put up 25.5 PPB or whatever. Teams have different abilities knowing Regionals-level questions and Nationals-level questions. If your question is why National Championships are decided on Nationals le...
by marnold
Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 30
Views: 3883

Re: Difficulty

How is that gap less meaningful if its between 23 and 25 than it was between 17 and 19? A tournament held last year where Andrew would put up 25 PPB would also have Minnesota put up 24.8 and Chicago would be putting up 24.2. The games between top teams would be played on such fine margins that thin...
by marnold
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 30
Views: 3883

Re: Difficulty

At high difficulty national championships it's more important to accurately distinguish between the levels of knowledge at the high end of the tail. So looking at the playoffs from Nats last year, it is way more important to have the relatively large gaps between the top teams (Stanford almost .9 ah...
by marnold
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3413

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

I think the answer is to get rid of the separate DII tournament entirely and just bump SCT difficulty down accordingly. I think this has already been mentioned a couple times in various threads: is this seriously going to become the next talking point? I hope not because it's crazy. The problem in ...
by marnold
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5378

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

NAQT can confirm when they see fit, but obviously if there had been lots of between round overlap we would have stopped and I'm a little annoyed you think otherwise.
by marnold
Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5378

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

I think my previous post was slightly more hostile than it probably needed to be, so in the spirit of civility I will restrain myself from making jokes based on this
MicroEStudent wrote:the big offender
and merely note his first name was Rick and I'm not sure of his last name.
by marnold
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5378

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

Oh, you see, that room was being read by the fifth player from Columbia who was sitting out so when Div 1 lost a round into the ether after a team left and the schedule was reshuffled and one of the rooms played a game that was later stricken from the stats and replayed in the room the teams were ar...
by marnold
Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5378

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

Cornell and Columbia played each other five times over the course of the tournament: Cornell won games 1 and 2; we won 3 and the two final games. Rumor is Cornell won d2 but that's unconfirmed. Logistically this tournament was at times just a mess. I'll point out specific problems later but Naqt sho...
by marnold
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Colorado summer event
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: Interest in Colorado summer event

Most of the summer jobs I'm applying for are in Colorado, so if this improbably happens I'd participate. I'd also be happy to mention this in the Denver- and Boulder-area trivia circles I'm familiar with.
by marnold
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 17092

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

A trick I learned from the movie "Bowfinger" is to claim that whatever you're making is intended for distribution in Madagascar and Uzbekistan only, as in the film Steve Martin's character claims that US copyright law does not apply in these countries. Bruce Apostolic King of Georgetown Quizbowl Ha...
by marnold
Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34117

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

David successfully cheated my system last round by voting at the last possible second, but since I already know his policy on Peanuts, I'm voting for Linus and Lucy.
by marnold
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34117

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

dseal wrote:Voting for Fairytale of New York.
Linus and Lucy, like all things Peanuts related is vastly overrated.
Linus and Lucy
by marnold
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34117

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

I just realized the funniest way to have participated in this tournament would be to have always voted for the exact opposite of someone so you're always directly negating the votes of that particular person (say... David Seal). Better late than never, I guess, so I vote for South Park and Guardsmen.
by marnold
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?
Replies: 44
Views: 14123

Re: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:I get it. I'm up against the entirety of quizbowl here. I just feel differently than the vasy majority that are opposed to it.
and that's why your are wrong

*dusts off hands*
by marnold
Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)
Replies: 69
Views: 10365

Re: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)

Columbia's stats are wrong. The last 2.5 games Columbia A was just Dan Passner because the rest of us had to catch our bus.
by marnold
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22198

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

nah, I'll pass
by marnold
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22198

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I just haven't gotten a clear answer yet as to this question: Should I have just stayed home or not played at all? If it means we can avoid the seemingly annual ritual of "I'm good and this didn't cater to how good I am so this suxx," then yes - ten thousands times yes, please stay home. I know hig...
by marnold
Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl
Replies: 32
Views: 11551

Re: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl

The entry fee will be $50,000.
by marnold
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13
Replies: 15
Views: 5208

Re: Date Save: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Not for you, Beardo.
I vigorously support "Not for you, Beardo" for HSQB Meme '10-'11