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by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 57230

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

I'm not a celebrity, but I might drop by at lunchtime if anyone wants to pay me in advance for Sunday's trash tournament. Advance payment would be nice to streamline things Sunday morning. Also, one or two more staffers could be a help. I have enough, but having scorekeepers would help a lot, especi...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

PISTOL SHOOTING FOR LADIES wrote:Joe Hansen may want to play with us. Will update when positive.
That would make four and make me very happy. Thanks, Bernadette.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I'm assigning Trevor, Bernadette, and Gordon to a 16th team for the moment so as to have a 16th team. Both the Peterson/Fischer/Koenig and Byrne/Lyle/Martin teams need a fourth, as does Passner/Burte/Mukherjee. I'm currently waiting to hear about the possibility that Lorin might be able to bring som...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9797

Re: Chicago Open food discussion

Irrelevant to food, but I might stop by during lunch if anyone wants to pay me ahead of time for Sunday's trash tournament. I'll probably do the same thing at Marshall's cookout too.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Does anyone know if Bernadette, Trevor, Jake, or Delano are playing? I can't seem to get in touch with them and that 16th sure would make things nice. Also, while I'm pretty sure I can run the tournament with what we have for staff and buzzers, a few more of each could really speed things up. If you...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Hey folks, as of right now I count 12 staffers for this event. While this is enough to run it, it would probably go smoother with a few more. The following people are on my list of staffers. Please let me know immediately if I should take you off of this list. Staff: Me Sara Burke Marshall Joe Su Al...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I just realized that I should probably ask if anyone is going to want an invoice for this.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I'm going to declare a field cap of 16 teams. As of right now, we have 14 teams, three of which currently only have three members. That means the field can accommodate eleven more players. The following people are listed as free agents: Delano Barnes (maybe) Bernadette Spencer Jerry Vinokurov Ryan W...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I think 16 teams would be ideal for this: two brackets of 8 for a 7 game prelim round robin, followed by four brackets of four for a three round playoff, followed by finals if needed. According to the sheet, we've got 14 teams; two of which currently have three members and one team which currently h...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9797

Re: Chicago Open food discussion

I know they delivered to me at least a few times in college. Given that a deep dish can take up to 40 some odd minutes to complete, I'd highly recommend ordering early and checking in with them at least a couple of days beforehand to verify they can actually accommodate such a large order.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Also, Marshall could use some staff for history as well. Like smoking, all the cool kids are doing it, so if want to be cool with the Varsity football team, you'll staff too.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Hey folks, I'm going to drop another reminder about consolidating teams. Right now, we've got 13 full teams with 11 possible free agents. Given the number of currently unaffiliated free agents, I'd like to see that number drop before the field is closed, so hash that out amongst yourselves. Also, fo...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon: Side Tournament Redemption (8/4/13)
Replies: 25
Views: 9247

Re: Triacontakaipentagon: Side Tournament Redemption (8/4/13)

To be fair, a fair number of rock music question are getting folded into Seth Teitler Presents. The 2 week period before that announcement was the most bizarre question-writing binge I've ever gone on. 10 in s day and like 40 in a week all to suddenly cease. Sound and Fury signifying something? I do...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system
Replies: 46
Views: 14389

Re: ACF Nationals 2014 qualifying system

Curiosity: Are there 8 more teams out there that would go to ACF Nats to make a 44 team field? I mean, let's assume that they have the interest to go (which might be a stretch), but how about funding? Even if an airfire-minimizing venue is found, some of the more poorly funded teams probably still w...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An approach to buzz point tracking
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: An approach to buzz point tracking

I imagine clustered negs in a given question would indicate poorly worded and/or misplaced clues.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

For what it's worth, I set up a QB Database entry here with a link to the sign-up doc there and I'll guess I'll drop it here again as well:

Sign-up Doc
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Hey folks, We're trying to get an idea of which free agents are still looking for teams so we can announce a field cap. If you're sitting on the fence about coming, make a decision and get your name in the Google Doc within the next few days. EDIT: Not a field cap inherently, so much as a concrete n...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Given the consensus seems to be that a morning start is preferential, that's what we're going to to go with. Play will start as soon as humanly possible at 8AM. This means that teams will have to be physically present outside of Cobb at no later than 7:45 AM. Registration will be done outside and se...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26529

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

Here's an idea--why don't you (Marshall) TD the trash tournament and run it efficiently enough (i.e. masterminding lunch, enforcing start times) so that your history tournament can start as soon as possible? This is surprisingly close to what's being discussed at the moment. I think I'm going to be...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26292

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Expect details about start time and other logistical stuff soon. In the meanwhile, I'll reiterate that those interested in playing should sign up, those interested in staffing should staff, and those not interested in staffing should still staff.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26529

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

Look, a reasonable schedule is fine, but you set the arbitrary deadline of 2 PM and are getting peeved that people are not meeting it. This is what I want to avoid. 2PM seems arbitrary and untenable in my mind. Marshall, I'm going to CC you on some emails I've been having with David about this so w...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26529

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I'd also like to emphasize how unlikely it is to start History at 2PM even if trash runs preternaturally smoothly with a bullet fired off Kentucky Derby style at 8AM. Ten Packets @ 30 min/round = 5 hours, giving an ending time of 1PM with no allowance for time between rounds or any hiccups whatsoeve...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26529

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

First of all, it's ironic that the reliability of Chicago's room reservations is being impugned by someone with the letters "vcu" in his user name. . Irrelevant. Second of all, an alternative response would be for you to do your damnedest to lobby the trash tournament's management to make the tourn...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reverse Powering: An exercise in Game Theory?
Replies: 15
Views: 3615

Re: Reverse Powering: An exercise in Game Theory?

When can we have a "Designate Bowl" revival?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Famous People who played Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 18265

Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

jonpin wrote:Must have missed this thread the first time

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Harry Altman: Class Act and incredibly smart dude.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAC
Replies: 89
Views: 38377

Re: 2013 NAC

Wilbur Cross Seriously? If this exists, then by all means more power to them and I truly hope nothing but the best for them. However, given what (admittedly little) I know about this place, I have no idea how a club in a New Haven Public Schools high school could exist, let alone succeed. Maybe som...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri May 31, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54858

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

My biggest issue on this is that the 10-second bonus parts eat up A LOT of time on the clock, which could potentially swing a game. Going over to 10 seconds for all three parts would add at most 15 seconds per game. That could be compensated in part by having shorter, less wordy questions (or on av...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu May 30, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54858

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

For what it's worth, the high schools I've been in recently are beginning to avoid matrix multiplication like the plague (and plenty of other matrix lessons). If they teach it at all, it may be a brief overview of how to do it by hand and the rest is relegated to a calculator. I blame the common cor...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Fabulous Fifties: Side Event
Replies: 6
Views: 1608

Re: The Fabulous Fifties: Side Event

I am currently working on a small five packet or so "tournament" of just tossups on mostly 1950's history, although with some lit and trash stuff (to make things easier and less easier to just guess, the definition of "1950's" will be extremely broad, so like if a person was alive in the 1950's, bo...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 15957

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

The thing is, virtually all school activities require some amount of Saturday participation. I know we have many sports events on Saturdays, not to mention Math Team and all manner of other academic events. Even the ACT and SAT are on Saturdays (for the most part). This issue certainly isn't limite...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Left-Wing Questions?
Replies: 42
Views: 15957

Re: Left-Wing Questions?

Actually, Lee, this is something I'm currently dealing with, at least in one sense. The Jewish Day School here in Birmingham wants to start a middle school quiz bowl team, but isn't sure if there's a point since pretty much all tournaments take place on Saturdays. The school follows orthodox restri...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 11927

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:Everybody's got a price, but Seal's is probably higher than $2500. Anyway, I wanted to make clear that I would be quite pleased if we finish as high as 31.
I'm willing to bet a Billy Joel box set might convince him and probably cost less (though any amount for a Billy Joel box set is overpriced).
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 43207

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Let's just try to rebuild and preserve our most precious memories. Derail: If we're going to get into quiz bowl revisionism, this is how I choose to remember the 2009 ACF Nationals in addition to suggesting a future tournament format: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo4rkmJOK41qgxr1m.gif . Hee Hee. ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the proper method to stop negging so much
Replies: 16
Views: 6944

Re: On the proper method to stop negging so much

What apparently doesn't work: At the 2006 CBI tournament at Northwestern, Bruce tried to motivate a neg-prone teammate (not me) by putting a small pile of change in front of him and adding to it every time he didn't neg and removing change when he did. He also had him sign a napkin saying he would n...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Travelling with large trophies - a logistical problem
Replies: 19
Views: 6533

Re: Travelling with large trophies - a logistical problem

I believe one of Chicago's 2009 ICT trophies was disassembled at the airport, put in a carry on and reassembled later.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 46114

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 18 Total

Not entirely about the scandal, but it popped up under Google News results for "Harvard Quiz Bowl" http://www.hollywood.com/news/celebrities/55005178/harvard-ncaa-upset-new-mexico Also, the AP seems to have put out a report that's being picked up by all sorts of local news outlets. If there's one po...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 43207

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

I really liked Shantanu when he started playing college quizbowl. He was colorful, interesting, exactly the type of player I like. And he was doing amazing things for a freshman. It's hard to admit that somebody you believe in is not what they appear to be. I went from not believing the allegations...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 6373

Re: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?

I don't know if this is particularly helpful here, but it's something I've been thinking about doing for some time. I went through the 2013 Regionals and SCT stats and put every team that participated on a Google map, colored by which tournament they attended (Green for both, Blue for SCT only, and ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 33502

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Quick thought: If teams use these rankings as a way to get noticed or get funding (which by all means they should do), it might help to convey somewhere on the rankings site that Fred is a "noted authority" on high school quiz bowl. Anyone who has any knowledge of the national quiz bowl scene knows ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 1 SCT at MIT (February 16, 2013)
Replies: 30
Views: 21274

Re: Region 1 SCT at MIT (February 16, 2013)

Sorry, I just realized I left this reply I typed hours ago open in a tab and forgot to send it. I crunched some numbers (i.e. figured out Amtrak/Megabus fares) and weighed some options, and it won't be feasible for me to come this weekend. I didn't think you were expecting me, but I thought I should...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 1 SCT at MIT (February 16, 2013)
Replies: 30
Views: 21274

Re: Region 1 SCT at MIT (February 16, 2013)

Due to staffing restrictions, we are currently unable to accept any new registrations unless they come with a moderator. In addition, while we have 17 rooms reserved, three of them are rather inconveniently located, so we would rather stick to a number of teams that requires at most 14 rooms if pos...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nature of Studying
Replies: 53
Views: 17410

Re: Nature of Studying

Earth and Space. Which of the following best explains why we always see the same side of the moon?
<insert 4 very plausible sounding answers, all containing the phrase "tidal force" or "tidal bulge">
How about correct answers like 1:1 orbit/spin resonance or tidal locking?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 7114

Re: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

Huh, I thought I posted this here, but I guess I didn't. Some of my questions for this are being put into the Seth Teitler's Intimate Engagement (hey, how's that for a prescient tournament name?) set. I don't imagine that all of them will be used, so I'll release whatever doesn't get used when the s...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20
Replies: 23
Views: 8928

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote: Morgan took home Miniature Schnauzers (with 175 full color photos!) for his marvelous negging capabilities.
I for one would neg up a storm for this. Puppies is cute.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6468

Re: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012

Is there any info on the tournament format for tomorrow?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6468

Re: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012

Just an update: I would say an unaffiliated team from my school will be there with 70-80% certainty even if it is only two people. Is there any sort of discount for 'being shorthanded or a new team?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6468

Re: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012

An unofficial contingent of students from Quinnipiac who are in no way actually representing the school may be interested. Details to follow.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2355

Re: KABO Question Specific Discussion

Could someone post the "motivation" tossup? I just want to see it again.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Slapdash Bayou a Drank at KABO
Replies: 28
Views: 6131

Re: Slapdash Bayou a Drank at KABO

I just got home from KABO early to get to my brother's going away party and after seeing what he and my other brother have planned, don't be surprised if I'm not there on time or even at all tomorrow. Just a heads up.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 26254

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Out of pure selfishness, I now want to see movies and trash on the same day since I actually won't be able to stick around that long after KABO on Saturday.