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by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 25771

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

I think the list of side events currently stands at: -ANFORTAS (Ike myth) -Will tech -me film -maybe: 2nd edition of Eliza/Melanie's bad trash -maybe: YMIR -maybe: Bayou a Drank (If anyone has anything else to offer, have at it) If we only get one day for rooms, we could still probably squeeze the ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122294

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

At VCUO 2010, I remember getting the tossup on Parc Guell because I had recently purchased a Tony Hawk Xbox game for ten bucks and one of the levels had you skate all over the thing.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12674

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

Cheynem wrote: Nolan's trash music questions--?
This is getting combined into the David and Brian tournament.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Should the August Open Be?
Replies: 7
Views: 2002

Re: Where Should the August Open Be?

For people flying into DTW on Friday, I live like 10 minutes from the airport and my car fits 5. If people have places to crash in AA/hotels for Friday night, I could take 4 people on my way out to AA that night. If there's no need for that, I could also put one or two people up at my parents house...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 25771

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

WIll play. Need teammates. Also, yes to Mike's film tournament.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12674

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

For me it's pretty much Ann Arbor or bust.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12674

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

I've got 60 some odd music questions out of that mini-side event I was writing. I don't know if I'll time to finish it over the summer, but I could definitely write a few more. I'd be more than willing to combine them into a larger tournament.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed May 23, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: discuss the importance of the 36-30 line here
Replies: 24
Views: 6654

36-30 2

It seems unimportant to me because the 36 30 line was essentially meaningless. It was never used to decide whether or not a new state had slavery. California, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware were all exceptions to the rule, and after it was implemented, they i...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed May 23, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)
Replies: 33
Views: 9780

Re: Who'll Kick the Krauts to Japan?: Movie Set

I'd like to take a shot at this if VCU Open happens in Michigan.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun May 06, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 9883

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

I'm curious; how did the Slate reporter come to find out about ACF Nats and what inspired them to examine collegiate quiz bowl in the first place?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals prediction thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9199

Re: ACF Nationals prediction thread

Cheynem wrote:
Yale: Brad Ausmus. They're smart. Like Ausmus.
Also because Brad Ausmus is from New Haven?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37516

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

I'm too far out of the loop to make accurate predictions about D2, but if I had to make a list of pretty-decent-to-downright-impressive-at-times players that most people haven't heard of, MSU's Shan Kothari would certainly be pretty high on the list. I'm really interested to see how MSU does.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Etiquette in recording games
Replies: 10
Views: 2397

Re: Etiquette in recording games

I also hope it's tacitly assumed here that the person recording the match has gotten the permission of all parties involved to do so. I've seen instances in the past (mostly by overeager parents in high schools) of folks recording without even letting the moderator know.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 174
Views: 122294

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

To keep us busy during summer vacations when I was a kid, my step-dad who's a bit a military history fan, gave my brothers and me little historical/geographical worksheets, which included famous battles and capitals of the world and whatnot. The prize for successful completion was often a pack of 19...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Re: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

Any plans to use this at the HSNCT? Really no. I feel awful, but the writing process on this thing has completely stalled. By my count, I have 66 tossups written. I certainly plan on finishing this, but I didn't anticipate in August how busy my days would be once the school year started. Part of me...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE General Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19019

Re: BARGE General Discussion

9. The principal biography of one saint with this name was written by Raymond of Capua. Another saint with this name had a vision of the Virgin Mary crushing a snake underfoot as she stood atop a globe, which inspired her to create the Miraculous Medal. The first saint with this name won a series o...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE General Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19019

Re: BARGE General Discussion

Could the St. Catharine tossup be posted? I'm sure the initial clues were correct, but I think I remember hearing the phrase "little flower," which applies to St. Therese of Lisieux. The crazy and probably now-deceased nun who taught me this in first grade might be proud of me for remembering that.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)
Replies: 21
Views: 4825

Re: BARGE Mirror at Yale (01/14/12)

Put me down as being interested in being a free agent. Full decision to come later.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Re: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

Edward Elric wrote:Nolan,

How's the progress on the set?
Slow and not to my satisfaction. It will get done though, come hell or high water.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some observations on Wikipedia as a source
Replies: 6
Views: 7653

Re: Some observations on Wikipedia as a source

Fred wrote:Didn't Bruce write that?
Yes indeed, though I was hoping some people hadn't seen it yet.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some observations on Wikipedia as a source
Replies: 6
Views: 7653

Re: Some observations on Wikipedia as a source

Before we go any further, I think this needs to be seen if it hasn't already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jnc/Cold_War_Classic
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Connecticut
Replies: 6
Views: 1653

Connecticut

So I'm currently in the process of taking the initial steps to form a high school quiz bowl team at a public high school outside of New Haven. Right now, I'm working on a proposal I can give to the administration that details the ins and outs of the game. I've been trying to figure out the state of ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Re: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

Update: So as of last Sunday, this was going great. I had/have 60+ tossups written. Then my Mac decided to die. Files were backed up two or three days beforehand, so I shouldn't lose too much if anything, but I'm on a bit of a hiatus at the moment waiting for the computer to get fixed. School starts...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI, A Fall Tournament (Oct. 15-29, 2011)
Replies: 33
Views: 30128

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI, A Fall Tournament (Oct. 15-29, 2011)

If the northeast mirror is held at Yale, I can probably come staff for it.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Re: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

The Dirty South Well, there goes the ability to use "a song from this album features the question-writer's name" as a clue. But no, things like The Dirty South and its ilk will not be coming up. I'm sticking with albums that have aged well and appear and "Top X albums" lists. I don't really anticip...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Re: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

I feel like there are too many album questions, assuming the answerlines will be albums. I thought this would be one of the issues with the distribution and it's the thing I feel shakiest about. I feel I can write that album distribution, but I'm sort of unsure the answer space is big enough for de...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing
Replies: 19
Views: 6934

Announcement: Rock Music Trash Side Event Thing

Hello All, This is an announcement for a quasi-vanity trash side event I'm currently in the process of writing. This will be a yet-to-be-named (taking suggestions) trash event on the broadly defined subject of rock music. I'm writing this because I think my time playing quiz bowl is drawing to a clo...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 7096

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

The Hub (Gainesville, Florida) wrote: If we eliminate "old" trash from the game, we might as well eliminate it all.
Dear NAQT, please call his bluff and do this so these inane trash threads will end.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 8283

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

For Astro I'd suggest Carroll and Ostlie's An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics . It covers pretty much everything from planetary science to cosmology and a good deal of information can be gleaned from it without much recourse to math and/or physics. It's quite hefty both in weight and price though.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17271

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

Though I won't be attending Yale, I'll be living in New Haven for the foreseeable future, so I might drop in on some practices and/or help out at some tournaments.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53793

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

This is really a response to a PM I got today (and some similar remarks already present in this thread), but I think it's worth saying publicly. I also hope it's not backseat modding, but if it is it's worth a warning/tempban. No matter who you are-- the president of a question provider, a coach, a...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53793

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Analyze and evaluate...and go enjoy a dictionary or get a psych eval, I'm still hoping no one here needs one. Yes, I intend to insult people who have intelligence but refuse to use it or become so wrapped up in themselves or something that they insist on being narrow minded. It might have taken som...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53793

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

Aaron Carney wrote: For those of you who think the point of Quiz Bowl is to win seriously need to get a psychological evaluation.
Normally I'm the type to let people who say stupid things wallow in their own filthy ignorance, but I find this pretty damn offensive.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)

Perhaps this should get split off into another thread, since I'm guessing this will quickly move past discussion on the other physics/astro questions. When you mentioned that you would have a separate post for the Germany question, I wondered if this might have been the logic behind it. I generally...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)

Ok, so here's the thing with the Germany question: It was kind of meant to suck. It was meant to be a well (or at least quasi-decently) written tossup with a godawful answer line. My point in this: Questions that require one to name a country or nationality suck. It seems that these sort of tossups ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)

I found the tossup on density to be very confusing, maybe the text could be posted? The bonus part on phase space was described very oddly from my memory. The uncertainty principle tossup was kinda fraudable, but that could be just the topic. The frequency/wavenumber/group velocity bonus was quite ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Physics/Astro (Nolan's Questions)

I don't know if the google spreadsheet will get put up or not, but I thought I'd start a thread for critiquing/commenting my questions, which consisted of a good chunk of the physics and all of the astro. I have my own comments about some of these, but I'll withhold my opinions for a while at least....
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31638

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

Tom Waits

In other Tom Waits-related Christmas news: This is a parody of sorts, but was still pretty entertaining: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3gwbDcMY5I
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31638

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

Don't really care about the others, but for the love of god, Tom Waits.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?
Replies: 44
Views: 13710

Re: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?

I'm opposed to it on general principle because I find the stuff absolutely noxious. However, that by itself isn't necessarily a good reason to get rid of it. A better argument would be that any moron with a modicum of exposure to American popular culture can be expected to be able to answer a questi...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31638

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

1
9
4
5, though if "Jesus Christ" was going up against anyone other than Tom Waits, I'd probably have to vote for it.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rube Goldberg VIII at Michigan State (02/12/11)
Replies: 11
Views: 3380

Re: Rube Goldberg VIII at Michigan State (02/12/11)

If you weren't aware of this already, I'll of course be there to help staff.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31638

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

myamphigory wrote:Linus and Lucy
Little Drummer Boy (argh!)
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Little Saint Nick

This is my vote as well.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31638

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

1) Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
Abstain
4) Let's Have a Patrick Swayze Christmas by MST3K
12) Bar-B-Que by Emmet Otter's Jug Band
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31638

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

dseal wrote:Voting for Brick, but only because it is the 23rd most conservative rock song of all time.
Please tell me that there's a list of these somewhere. Also vote Brick.