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by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Old singles/doubles questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2341

I have a few as well (art, myth, some science). Drop me a line at Eric_Mukherjee [at] brown [dot] edu
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22160

Michiko Kakutani is truly one of the most well known literary critics of the modern age. Not quite as much as Harold Bloom, but she has still has influenced modern lit. She is also notable for having possibly the most vitriolic pen of any respected critic, and she was (in a much less important vein...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22160

In my opinion, Ziegler-Natta was not the hard part of the bonus. It was the middle part. Generally, middle parts of bonuses make good tossups, when applicable, like right here. That's probably true, but Ziegler-Natta catalysts come up a lot in quizbowl. Its not something that one would learn in a b...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22160

This tossup is about a neurotransmitter and it has the word acetyltransferase in it. I wonder what it could be? Serotonin. This question has some chesnuts in it (Jerry beat me to a buzz on it on "Myasthenia Gravis" at practice, and the nicotinic and muscarinic receptors are pretty well known), and ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Full Announcement: ACF Fall 2007
Replies: 30
Views: 22956

miamiqb wrote:Also for science questions try to avoid answers that are people; let's not play "Name that scientist".

Jay Sridhar
ACF Fall 2007 Bio/Chem Editor
What about questions about people who have lots of important things named for them? I tend to enjoy those.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun May 20, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 40303

Small sidenote here: I think so. But this fall we're taking the freshmen to Jerry's tournament, so it won't really matter. Make it easy, Jerry! At the risk of sounding like I'm trying to deflect potential blame (although actually I'm interested in allocating what I hope will be credit where it's due...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat May 12, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spider-Man 3
Replies: 87
Views: 33946

BuzzerZen wrote:Batman rescuing a chick:
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QE fuckin D
That's Batman rescuing fuckin' Katie Holmes; that's not merit.
by Sima Guang Hater
Fri May 11, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spider-Man 3
Replies: 87
Views: 33946

leftsaidfred wrote:Also, Deadpool = AHAN Jr.
No dude. Deadpool = Deathstroke ripoff.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue May 01, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31178

GURPS Martial Arts wrote:From an older Elvis tournament:

Strepsiades
Huh?

EDIT: I see. In that case, I add the following:

It's Schlosser Modification....
It was modified by Horner....
The adjective "holandric"....
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue May 01, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31178

"Though the boys elect Ralph as their leader...."
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How to Write Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 45423

generally agree with this, but I propose one notable exception. At tournaments with difficulty levels (maybe significantly) higher than ACF Fall I endorse and enjoy the occasional biology tossup on an element. While one can critique this idea by saying, "There aren't that many elements that have re...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stuff that is not related to Ghetto Warz or Moon Pie
Replies: 63
Views: 26768

P.S. Principal ores with this element include tincal and kernite. A metalloid with a +3 oxidation state, it can form icosahedral crystals in pure form, but it typically exists as a hydrated compound used in fiberglass, adhesives, and detergent. Mined from the Mojave Desert, this is, FTP, what eleme...
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How to Write Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 45423

It may be worth adding an addendum about the placement of power marks. It's something that I haven't quite figured out.

EDIT: Thanks Matt
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Apr 29, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ghetto Warz Discussion and Moon Pie Complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 25679

I'll echo my teammate Dennis' sentiments and thank Athul and the BU squad as well for having us. But I have some points to make here: -Science biography = bad. "blah blah blah he did work in thermodynamics. FTP, name this Lord...". Seriously, this sort of question should never be seen, ever. People ...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrier Tussle 16: The Mooninite Pie Classic 4/28 at BU
Replies: 12
Views: 6284

Marco was Jerry's alias. My alias was Jerry.
by Sima Guang Hater
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrier Tussle 16: The Mooninite Pie Classic 4/28 at BU
Replies: 12
Views: 6284

Field update?
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: technology tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 17516

I hope it involves robots playing quizbowl
I kind of pictured cyborgs. I had this idea for a brain implant that could look things up on wikipedia that I might try out.
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: technology tournament
Replies: 47
Views: 17516

What's a technology tournament?
by Sima Guang Hater
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: the quizbowl canon
Replies: 38
Views: 16009

Does quizbowl have a canon? How is it determined? -Yes, in a sense, IMHO. From my limited observation, it seems like quizbowl questions have an evolutionary character, i.e., a particular question will spawn more questions like it, and (in a sort of analogue to he Red Queen Effect) clues from questio...
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RIP Kurt Vonnegut
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

:sad:
by Sima Guang Hater
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest in Chicago Open History Singles
Replies: 30
Views: 12424

I'll staff too.
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 11510

I'll echo Jerry's comments and say that I enjoyed this tournament greatly, though I can't speak too much about the difficulty (I put up points, I was happy). Thanks to vandy and the editors and readers for a great time. There were however, a few very transparent tossups here and there that kind of c...
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Novice mirror at Brown (3/10/07)
Replies: 4
Views: 2998

Thanks also to Kyle Haddad-Fonda, who's buzzer system was used to replace one that wasn't working. And congrats to MIT for the win.
by Sima Guang Hater
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrier Tussle 16: The Mooninite Pie Classic 4/28 at BU
Replies: 12
Views: 6284

Will the superpowers, lames, and lightning rounds return? And if we submit a packet early enough to the UTC people, can we get a discount?
by Sima Guang Hater
Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: MLK mirror at Boston University on 2/03/2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5554

Athul, can we get some results?