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by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Funny Covers
Replies: 42
Views: 10881

StPickrell wrote:William Shatner is good music. Alanis' cover of My Humps is akin to Tori Amos' cover of Nirvana's Teen Spirit.
I prefer the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's rendition (of Smells Like Teen Spirit)
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29136

laszlow wrote:Plus, it's probable that I play, research, write about, and talk about video games more than anyone else on this board.
That is quite an impressive statement to make. I am sure many on this forum would challenge that. As would I
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Sep 03, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Dorman!
Replies: 22
Views: 10301

As a (former)member of CSW I am impressed with our placing.

I think Junes nationals is going to be another very deep field this year.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official G.A.R.B.A.G.E. Announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 5646

Perhaps I didn't read carefully enough, but any locations/dates for any tournaments announced yet?
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greatest American Rock Band?
Replies: 65
Views: 21144

This post made me quickly realize that all my favorite bands are British.

So I am gonna say, Aerosmith
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Halloween remake
Replies: 9
Views: 2947

powaplant wrote:Well, he directed the "Werewolf Women of the S.S." trailer of Grindhouse. Not really a film, but I thought that was pretty good.
I would see it just for Nicholas Cage as Fu Manchu
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29136

But pappy, doesn't your distribution just skew everything to console? 5/2 comparing console to pc is pretty tough. Video game questions are tough to write and distribute because of multi-platform games. If they stick with plot, gaming mechanics, secrets, strategy, etc. a question on say, Doom 3, cou...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29136

Re: In defense of geezer trash

I'm really going for cultural significance with a range of times. My main criticism of TRASH events that I've read sets from focused on geezer stuff that ranged towards obscura too much. I want to do an event that is good for college age kids, but is also accessible for masters players. From what I...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29136

Perhaps you already did, but please explain your reasoning behind dropping one from movies as well as TV. If you want to go for a distribution similar to that, shave one off sports and music and divide you "others" into catagories. Perhaps 3/3 Sports 3/3 Music 3/3 TV 3/3 Movies 2/2 Videogames 2/2 Co...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The judge
Replies: 51
Views: 15878

Every buzzer is attached to one another, so if one person accidentally knocks their buzzer or even the extra fifth buzzer on the ground, everything else comes down with it. This reminds me of another couple of problems. 1) A problem can affect every buzzer on the system beyond the point of the prob...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash distribution discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 29136

Uhh I forgot what I was gonna say.

Well, I agree with the 2/2 video games.

For the most part, I liked the distribution in the Chris McCray. Sure, MY ideal packet would be about 10/10 video games, 5/5 British bands, and 5/5 "Things-Robert-Poirier-Knows", but I think the distribution was adequate.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The judge
Replies: 51
Views: 15878

The Judge seems to be the mainstay of a lot of college teams. Not so much high school. My team (Charter School) has two judge and trust me, they are pretty good. They have five buzzers which makes practice easier. But they are tough as nails. The company that makes them is really good on quality con...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FMWH is proud to announce its next interview subject...
Replies: 24
Views: 7834

charlieDfromNKC wrote:Weiner's Spelling Paradox
Woooooow

Now I just feel bad. Or perhaps, more like a tool to my subconscious.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FMWH is proud to announce its next interview subject...
Replies: 24
Views: 7834

Perhaps a question regarding all the TRASH discussion we have going on. Either the distribution, the relevancy of the TRASH, or perhaps the abundance of HP questions. I don't mean to be a dick, but you want to say trash, not TRASH. TRASH is a company and NAQT contains no TRASH questions; trash is a...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26905

That being said, it has been an abused category by NAQT the past year, with a large number of questions involving it. Trash, unless otherwise designated, should be kept to a minimum, just as any other category outside of the big three. I agree. I wouldn't want pre-Socratic philosophers poking their...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FMWH is proud to announce its next interview subject...
Replies: 24
Views: 7834

Perhaps a question regarding all the trash discussion we have going on. Either the distribution, the relevancy of the trash, or perhaps the abundance of HP questions.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Quiz Bowl T-Shirt?
Replies: 33
Views: 26634

Ah, I headed the Charter team's attempt at finding a slogan of some sort for a t-shirt. We opted for hoodies. Ideas included: The aforementioned "Don't be a negger" Our team captains seem to have made a habit of using our teams unoffical catchphrase "we got this". So we wanted shirts that would say ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UPDATE: NAQT's website is up!
Replies: 15
Views: 5938

Tegan wrote:I heard they were bought out by an "unnamed quizbowl mogul".

For those complaining about coming to Chicago ..... maybe a choice of three sites next year ......
If that were the case, my respect and hope for quiz bowl would diminish at a startling speed
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip Beall to sponsor a Junior Nationals?
Replies: 15
Views: 5265

E.T. Chuck wrote:Great... now no one will get any of his pop culture questions on musical artists of the 50's to 80's.
I played those questions. I found it ridiculous that people complain (to such a degree) about NAQT trash.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26905

I would like your opinions on the survey they passed out at nationals regarding what kind of trash players are actually interested in.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/ASS and MLK/ABD Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 4246

Re: TIT/ASS and MLK/ABD Discussion

Should ASS continue to be a house written themed tournament, a house written general trash tournament, a packet submission themed tournament, or a general trash packet submission tournament? I attended ASS last year and I really enjoyed it the way it was. Themed rounds are something my team rarely ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26905

As both an Academic and TRASH player I would like to see more questions with answers like "Citizen Kane" or "The Beatles" or (Heaven forbid) "Micheal Jackson". I feel that trash should have the same conversion rate as other topics and at the lower levels I feel it does but when you get up to higher ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational math in high school quizbowl
Replies: 73
Views: 77770

Warning: I am not a big fan of computation. However, that does not mean that I do not like math. I have computation tossups. If its anything outside of level 1 packets the works "Pencil and Paper Ready" translate to "Lay back and hope that one of your teammates gets it". I greatly prefer tossups on ...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26905

one was a popular genre of literature Dude, that's trash! I'm not defending the academic validity of Harry Potter. I am simply saying that under the system that NAQT uses to categorize questions Harry Potter could easily fall into the "Popular Genres" category, as would stuff like Tom Clancy or Ste...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reviving some HSNCT discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 26905

I'd like to chime in on the Trash topic. I do not want to talk about the amount of trash or its legitimacy, because that seems to be a touchy subject. I want to talk about the quality of the trash. Trash tends to fall into a lot of different categories, not by topic, but by accessibility to your ave...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 55703

Orlando branch of :chip: tournament through two days Aiken: 4-0 291 PPG Manchester: 4-0 266 PPG Hickman A: 3-0 215 PPG Charter: 2-0 328 PPG Hastings A: 4-1 295 PPG Shanghai: 3-1 265 PPG Byram Hills A: 3-1 216 PPG Warmaug: 3-1 215 PPG Manheim Township: 2-1 312 PPG White Plains B: 2-1 263 PPG McKinley...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Thread for People who Like NAC
Replies: 23
Views: 8990

What I like about the NAC style questions and rounds is that it is more exciting to watch for those not familiar with Quiz Bowl. Its faster, the questions are usually easier (so the on lookers can be proud when they get a question right), and faster paced. Now, certain NAQT matches can be real nail-...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ZERG RUSH!!!!
Replies: 46
Views: 17851

Woo nurgles_herald! Someone else who play WH (or maybe WH40K?)

Anyway, am I the only gamer (Halo fanboys don't count) who dosen't really care about Starcraft 2?
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 45277

Better teams. Now that more schools are getting into the routine of training their teams we will see even more teams scoring higher. The growth of QB as an activity (generally) creates better teams
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Harrison (IN) wins QU NAC 2007!
Replies: 150
Views: 55703

Seeing the outrage caused by the lack of updates, I will try to give updates on this forum as quickly as I can (I will be attending the Orlando tourney). The hotel has free internet access so it shouldn't be much of a problem
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed May 30, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 45277

Yeah a teammate of mine buzzed in with Freya, was prompted and got the neg. The other team then buzzed in with the right answer. I understand why Freya wasn't acceptable, but whatever. We creamed them anyway
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue May 29, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early losses in power-matching = advantage?
Replies: 24
Views: 9615

I was on (Wilmington) Charter's A team and we lost our second (or maybe it was third) match on Sunday. The point is whoever had beaten us (I think it was a Michigan team) went on to play the Maggie Walkers (A and B if my information is right). That loss had actually saved us from being knocked out s...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon May 28, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 HSNCT!
Replies: 138
Views: 45277

Yeah. Maggie pretty much cleaned up. Besides them the next six-to-ten teams were at close skill. A deep field and an enjoyable tournament
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sat May 19, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29381

Charter A team will be loosing one senior who is the weakest member on that team (I know that, cause its me) and we will be loosing almost all of our of our B-Team. There aren't many Juniors on the team but our sophmores will fill their spot.
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue May 15, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brokeback Mountain shown in class
Replies: 28
Views: 8698

This seems to be "National poor judgement by teachers week"

first this http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/05/13 ... topstories

and now this.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow will bring
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun May 13, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43022

I think part of the reason the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. question was answered in so few rooms is for some reason the subtitle was underlined. While I haven't paid that much attention to the game, I had never heard that "Shadow of Chernobyl" thing before. The team in my room at the very least got S.T.A.L.K.E....
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: May Avatars
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

I vote graduation presents
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43022

...Most of the video game questions focused on the storyline of the game and the opponents faced, which are things that only someone who has played the game (and probably past level 1 of the game) would know.... That's really not true in general. If you've read a little bit about a game or somethin...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Discussion
Replies: 111
Views: 43022

Perhaps TRASH (or another group / organization entirely) should consider running a Division 2 tournament a la NAQT. Division 2 would be open to all players affiliated with a university (or I guess a high school) and have a younger skewed distribution than Division 1 (open). This would hypotheticall...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash or Lit?
Replies: 25
Views: 8037

You are correct, it is on the reading list for four of the five military acadamies (not entirely sure which four, though I assume Navy, Army, Air Force, and the Merchant Marines). [the rest was mistakenly deleted; I accidentally edited when I should have just posted - laszlow] Edit: Changed for accu...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash or Lit?
Replies: 25
Views: 8037

These are the links to the previous discussion on this topic, for reference: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2110 http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2930 I'll note that the 2001 novel was based on the movie, not the other way around, and thus the book is definitely ou...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash or Lit?
Replies: 25
Views: 8037

Trash or Lit?

Partially inspired by some of the discussion in the topic regarding the fairness of Trash questions.... Would one consider certain Science Fiction/Horror novels while others consider them trash (specifically from a question catagory perspective, not whether they like them or not)? Examples.... The F...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: April is Tarantino and Rodriguez month
Replies: 22
Views: 6678

So who all has seem Grind House? Thoughts?
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Quiz Bowl related movie/series/episode
Replies: 39
Views: 14887

For those too young "Family Ties" was the show Michael J. Fox was on in the 1980s .... Oh, that was the name of the show. I also enojyed the Boy Meets World and The Fairly Oddparents episdoes, but another one that comes to mind is the Hey Arnold! episode where Phoebe and Helga end up squaring off i...
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Quiz Bowl related movie/series/episode
Replies: 39
Views: 14887

Favorite Quiz Bowl related movie/series/episode

Personally, I am quite fond of the King of the Hill episode where Bobby joins the quiz bowl on the virtue of his trash knowledge. Anyone else have favorites?
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Summer Trash Tournament at UMD?
Replies: 18
Views: 5641

Just incase you weren't aware, more information concerning this tournament has been posted in the College Trash section
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Chris McCray Tournament For Academic Excellence
Replies: 28
Views: 12136

I know that the Charter School of Wilmington will be interested in fielding atleast two teams. A more specific team count will be given soon
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Summer Trash Tournament at UMD?
Replies: 18
Views: 5641

ikillkenny wrote:So this tournament is going to happen. I'll post more details later this week once I work out the rest of the specifics.
I am glad to hear this. Now those questions I have written will not be wasted
by Bigfoot isn't the pr
Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: WJIAT (3/24) @ Walter Johnson HS (Bethesda,MD)
Replies: 36
Views: 11845

bigmac wrote: TJ was missing a regular or two, though their prelim stats were still impressive. Wilmington Charter A was also down a player or two, from what I heard.
You are correct. Three-fourths of Charter A was attending World Quest nationals