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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: 34061

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: 34061

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: 34061

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.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22173

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I am going to spam the hell out of you all.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty
Replies: 42
Views: 13115

Re: Some thoughts on the distribution and regular difficulty

I'm actually really confused as to why you single out World Lit as a category that can't be written at 1/1. A lot of high schoolers take foreign language classes (though French- and German-language works, for the most part, fall under European), and part of those classes is reading works by authors...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 7195

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

Sorry, my bad. Stupid Internet and my not being able to infer tone.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 7195

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

MSU's buzzers are owned by the Honors College, not the club itself. Exactly. As far as I'm aware, Michigan State owns no buzzers of its own. I just joined the team, so I have no control over the buzzer situation, but if I can exert influence on the team, I will recommend buying some buzzers for our...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 7195

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

If only buzzers weren't so expensive to ship, an enterprizing money-flush team (or even an organization like ACF) could buy lots of extra buzzers and then rent them out, at very high rates, to tournaments that have realized that they won't have enough buzzers. It's similar to the "tournament insura...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 7195

The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

Before I get to the main point of what I want to say, I'd like to give the context for me being so cranky about this issue: Okay, so this past weekend my team (Michigan State A) played a match against Michigan C in a room with only seven working buzzers. In an admittedly foolish move, I sat at the s...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22173

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I thought this tournament was actually pretty solid. The difficulty seemed to be controlled even if it was almost skewed a little too easy. I think the thing I appreciated most about this tournament was that it stuck to the standard of what good, established quiz bowl questions should be like. Excep...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)
Replies: 45
Views: 8693

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)

Is there anything we should about where/the best place to park?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12941

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBH)

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:This thread makes me want to quit quizbowl.
QFT.

Also, here's an idea for a theme tournament: It'll be on everything that's not Harry Potter and Pokemon and it'll be called "ACF Winter." How's that sound?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20827

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

No Michigan State? Someone would do well do to consider submitting a presumably finished packet instead of making pictures of Admiral Akbar.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Difficulty of "regular" high school quiz bowl
Replies: 31
Views: 5213

Re: Difficulty of "regular" high school quiz bowl

but every high schooler should take at least one year of conceptual physics at some point, and they should learn about Snell's law, angular momentum, and simple harmonic oscillation in this class. Every high schooler should take a European History class where they should study, for some examples fr...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16227

Re: Studying Pronunciation

Eurydice? Euler? Galois?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 157876

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

grapesmoker wrote:
Ronnie the Bear wrote:What book do I read so I can have a giant green skull like your avatar?
Classical Electrodynamics, by J.D. Jackson.

Since Ed McMahon won't do it: Heyo!
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16227

Re: Studying Pronunciation

Gee, my first thread derailment (it really wasn't me intent to do so). Anyway, I may just be ignorant, but doesn't the pronunciation of French words and names depend on what particular region of France you're from? I seem to remember in some thread somewhere a bit of a minor kerfuffle over whether "...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 16227

Re: Studying Pronunciation

My favorite from the Illinois archives: We once playede a tournament that used virtually all volunteer moderators. In one match, we had this moderator who didn't know factorials, and thought that the exclamation mark meant to say the numbers "with feeling". Both teams howled and she got very defens...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19668

Re: New Team at LSU

Ok, I'll bite; esserDOTnolanATgmailDOTcom
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 21530

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Hey, I didn't know you guys were planning to limit the field to undergrads. I came to EFT because it's the only thing resembling a regular-difficulty event that I can travel to this semester. Apologies if it rubbed anyone the wrong way. I'm not irked at you at all, Andrew. I'm a little irked at mys...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 21530

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

sds wrote:Man, if I'd known grad students were allowed to play, I would've come to this tournament.
QFT, yo.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 8028

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

nalin wrote:
AlphaRasmus wrote:MSU will officially be bringing two teams, plus Nolan and "Someone."
Isn't "someone" providing their own form of transportation?
Yes, SHE will be meeting US there.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 70496

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Chicago Tournament

Not to mention 50% more travel required to get a discount.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 8028

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

I just found out that I'll be able to bring a scorekeeper as well. She's not done quiz bowl before, but I can vouch that she can write names and add multiples of ten and subtract multiples of five.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 8028

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

Is there any chance that if I could get out early if I came to staff? I'll be coming with MSU, but there's someone I want to spend some time with while I'm in Ann Arbor. I'd probably be free for at least the morning rounds.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 157876

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Halliday and Resnick is a good general freshman physics text. I forget the title of the book, but those are the authors, you can look it up on Amazon. It's called Fundamentals of Physics. Buy the "extended" edition which is only one volume as opposed to the whole thing which stretches out over two ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 29289

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

tetragrammatology wrote:
Ike wrote:I am a free agent for both days. Contact me if I can join your team.

Ike
Ike and I have decide to team up for the event proper. Nolan, would you like to join us?
Sorry, as of just a few hours ago, I have become a member of the Jacob Durst Experience.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5089

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

I usually hate these sort of posts, but what's the ETA on the set being posted? I just emailed it to Mike. You just can't wait to see the Nolan Esser meta reference in this tournament, can you? Well, I was wondering if it was about me or a hard-as-fuck bonus part about this guy: http://www.daytrott...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5089

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

I usually hate these sort of posts, but what's the ETA on the set being posted?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13738

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

What are the closest bus stop and closest subway station to UChicago, and about how far away are they? Edit: I need to come in from Union Station, and my train in from Naperville gets to Union at 7:40. I'd recommend taking the 6 bus to 59th and Stony Island. That would probably be the quickest and ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 29289

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

You can take me off the list for Sunday. The annual family reunion will be taking up my time that day. Still seeking Saturday teammates though.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Updating NAQT's results database
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Updating NAQT's results database

bt_green_warbler wrote:Could you show me an example of that? I just tried to duplicate it and couldn't.
Michael Arnold's stats appear this way.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 29289

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

I'm 90% sure I'm going to do my best to make this (at least on Saturday, possibly on Sunday), so I'll change my status to free agency. Are there any updates on fee structure/discounts and/or the field?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Thu May 27, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30044

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Any word on when/where these summer MSU practices are?

Edit: Words.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue May 25, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 29289

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

Expressing interest. Teammates needed. I've never played a VCU Open, so I don't really have an idea of what I have to offer to potential teammates.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30044

Re: Michigan '09-'10

nalin wrote:Double elimination sucks. So do the questions.
Hey now. I actually learned two things in watching one round today. First, there are apparently different types of anchors. Secondly, there are apparently two main types of ducks: diving and dabbling.
...And knowing is half the battle.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan '09-'10
Replies: 186
Views: 30044

Re: Michigan '09-'10

Does anyone know how Owosso did today? I was hoping to watch them tomorrow while my parents are at the Spring football game. I see they most likely played DCC in their first game and based on what I've seen of DCC, I'm forced to assume they lost. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)
Replies: 13
Views: 1996

Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/27/10)

Hey, would you guys like some staffing help? I'd be willing to come assist.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC deserves its own thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2605

Re: UIC deserves its own thread

Having never moderated a NAQT tournament before this weekend, I wanted to be sure I would do everything correct, so the day before I printed off a copy of the rules and kept them with me during the day. When that Notre Dame team came into my room and asked about the subs-during-timeout issue from th...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7651

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

I staffed in Chicago.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9598

Re: UIC SCT question

nalin wrote:I'm assuming you are coming from Michigan. There should (crossing fingers) be an open spot in one of our cars..
Yeah, I'd most likely be able to meet you in East Lansing. I'd be happy to give you guys a staffing discount. Should I contact someone about showing up as staff?
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9598

Re: UIC SCT question

In the extremely unlikely chance that someone either wants to give me a ride or help pay for my train ticket to Chicago and provide me a place to crash, I'd be willing to lend my help with staffing. It's probably not feasible at this point, but I guess it's worth putting out there.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 14699

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

master15625 wrote:
nathancu wrote:What time is the competition starting, and where is it being held?
Seconded. Also, do you still need me to staff because I'll plan on coming unless I hear otherwise.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1693

Re: Discussion discussion

Thank you Andrew for elucidating a sentiment that has been gnawing at me for some time now. Often, I will read the first few posts in a given tournament discussion thread, but I simply can't make myself follow the whole thing when it devolves into a cheers or jeers list of tossups. For some reason t...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (2/13/10)
Replies: 36
Views: 14699

Re: Michigan State Rube Goldberg Invitational VII (1/23/10)

I may have already mentioned this at ACF Fall, but I'd be willing to staff this if you need help (schedule permitting, of course, but I probably won't be doing anything).
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CUT 12 at Carleton College (11/14/09)
Replies: 9
Views: 1729

Re: CUT 12 at Carleton College (11/14/09)

Quizbowl in the U.P? I am now sans monocle.
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 93898

Re: Bad Negs Again

One I've been holding in for nigh on four years now: At one of my first ever college practices: Me: Egyptian Book of the Dead Correct: Carnival of the Animals I think I heard something about animals representing things or vice-versa and thought they were talking about Canopic Jars or some crap like ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible High School Pop culture tournament at U of L
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Possible High School TRASH tournament at U of L

The University of Louisville is considering hosting a TRASH tournament for high school teams. For those unfamiliar with TRASH, it is Testing Recall About Strange Happenings and is composed of questions drawing from popular culture. The questions will most likely be a house written set and possible ...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 20482

Re: EFT Discussion

Also, I'd like to know whether the two packets I wrote were played anywhere. I know at least one was used at the Macalester site and both were read for the finals at Brown. I would really like to compare the numbers for those packets with the rest of the field. We had to go to a two game final afte...
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Suggested circuit events for a new team
Replies: 24
Views: 7725

Re: Suggested circuit events for a new team

ACF typically provides significant discounts to new teams as per http://acf-quizbowl.com/documents/packetsub.php#fees. ACF Fall 2005 was my first collegiate tournament experience after playing lousy questions in high school. I didn't do all that well ppg-wise, but it made want to learn more. Also, I...