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by millionwaves
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987
Replies: 147
Views: 31792

Re: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987

setht wrote: I am arguing that geography merits approximately the same level of inclusion in high-level qb that economics, psychology, and other social sciences do.

-Seth
I buy this.
by millionwaves
Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event
Replies: 36
Views: 9695

Re: RMP Fest 2: IO/TIT Side Event

marnold wrote:I'm also having a hard time thinking of what
1/0 Non-Western Thought
would mean that isn't usually put under R or M. Also, that's a metric fuckton of 20th century philosophy - learn your Simon Blackburn titles, everyone!
For everyone's favorite Neo-Humean, can you do any less?
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987
Replies: 147
Views: 31792

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

an "inside" event like Chicago Open? I would appreciate it if you could precisely define what you mean by 'an "inside" event.' I think the context is fairly obvious: "a post-nationals difficulty event that attracts a field of about 20 high-level teams" (to contrast with tournaments like Fall and Re...
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987
Replies: 147
Views: 31792

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Matt Weiner wrote:an "inside" event like Chicago Open?
I would appreciate it if you could precisely define what you mean by 'an "inside" event.'
by millionwaves
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17457

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

PS: I'm really looking to privilege someone that wouldn't draw away from Carleton's site, so, Iowa, I'm afraid, is out.
by millionwaves
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17457

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Hey, everyone, progress on this tournament is very steady and we're excited about how it's turning out. I've updated the post above with a whole bunch of information about the regional hosts. I can't help but notice that there is not yet a Midwest host ; Illinois can't do it. So if you're some place...
by millionwaves
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 4961

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

cornfused wrote:I'll be there with 1-2 teams.
Great, but how many buzzers will you bring, and can you e-mail me this so I have it convenient?
by millionwaves
Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 4961

Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to announce that the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team will again be hosting a mirror of the justly acclaimed Early Fall Tournament, produced by the Brown quizbowl team. I, Trygve Meade, will be serving as the Tournament Director and can be reached at trygvemea...
by millionwaves
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67834

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Everyone calm down here.
by millionwaves
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17457

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Duke The Dumpster Droese wrote:The google quizbowl map says Clemson is hosting THUNDER on October 24. Is this true?
We don't know yet. If Clemson can host it, they have first priority; if not, we've had other bids from the southeast. We'll announce as soon as we know for sure!
by millionwaves
Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21187

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Hey, everyone, they've been sent to Chris Carter, so they should be up on collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com soon.
by millionwaves
Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17457

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Is there a non-Minnesota Midwest mirror for this yet, or one anticipated? If not UIUC, maybe Northwestern or hopefully Iowa, so we could stay in that sweet motel designed like a castle, complete with moat and drawbridge and coats-of-arms. We've spoken to Wash U, but we've not heard anything definit...
by millionwaves
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4759

Re: Gauging interest University of Rochester FDIC 9/26/09

A formerly active circuit team that has liberated itself from CBI capture wants to hold a small tournament in a relatively inactive local circuit on a date with no real tournament up against it or available to mirror... and the circuit at large feels compelled to badger them about it? I guess I mig...
by millionwaves
Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 4748

Re: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback

Why are we talking about this when there are so many other important issues that Matt brought up? Tardiness and accountability thereof, for instance. Hey, if you think that people aren't discussing the things that you think are important in this thread, the proper thing to do is to start a new thre...
by millionwaves
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 1511

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

Ah, but Illinois is going to run RMPFest II (in addition to Walden 3), as well. We've already committed to running both of those events in addition to IO at the Illinois site; perhaps there's room for TIDUS in there as well. I really hope so; I enjoyed immensely the few rounds of JECHT that I got to...
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10284

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

If you instead write a bunch of good literature questions that incorporate titles (especially helpful: dropping some Melville work you've never heard of before into that "who wrote Moby-Dick" easy part of a Melville bonus) you will learn these things more organically, learn less fraudulent material...
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10284

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

Meh, but only for another year. If you look at my other thread , you may note that I'm probably gonna end up doing something like you suggest. But I do want to continue quizbowl in college and I know that getting good at knowing authors -> list of works will barely help me there. It'll probably hel...
by millionwaves
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 4689

Re: FIST Midwest - University of Michigan (11/7/09)

An Illinois team consisting of at least Ike Jose, Mike sorice, and myself will be there, possibly with special guest fourth.
by millionwaves
Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl is a game that hates being a game?
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Quizbowl is a game that hates being a game?

No Rules Westbrook wrote:I forget, am I responsible for first saying qb is a game that hates being a game? Maybe.
I believe it was Kwartler.
by millionwaves
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8326

Re: CO Lit Discussion

Hey, just as an aside: I wrote the Ashbery tossup that was used in the CO finals and I included the clue about Hebdomeros at the suggestion of another editor. In general, I completely agree with Ted about using non-poetry clues about poets. They're easy to find, and I've certainly used them as lead-...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should Chicago Open be?
Replies: 16
Views: 2268

Re: What should Chicago Open be?

Is it the tournament that sets the canon expansion agenda for the succeeding year (I'm not entirely sure what this boils down to in practice, but I thought I should include it as an option)? -Seth The comment to which Bruce was referring to in the other thread was mine, I believe. Let me try to exp...
by millionwaves
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21187

Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Hey everyone, The following people edited Chicago Open this year: Eric Kwartler (literature, fine arts, religion, mythology, trash) Trevor Davis (history) Gautam Kandlikar (biology, chemistry) Wesley Matthews (physics, all the other science) Trygve Meade (philosophy, social science) We welcome your ...
by millionwaves
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38625

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey, everyone, I'm back in Urbana now, so here's a wrap-up post. Congratulations to The Lady's not for Byrning, consisting of Matt Weiner, Brendan Byrne, Andrew Hart, and Rob Carson, which won the second game of their advantaged final over In Vinokurov Veritas to claim this year's Chicago Open Champ...
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23287

Re: CO Lit announcement

Harper v. Canada (Attorney General) wrote:Trygve says his questions will be in tonight.
By 9 PM CST, to be more precise.
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38625

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Oh, and one final reminder: I am going to call in the pizza tomorrow, so please fill out the form tonight if you want pizza and haven't yet done so.
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38625

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey, everyone, This is the official information post for Chicago Open this weekend: Please arrange to have one of your team members register with me in Room 130, Harper Memorial Library between 8:15 and 8:45 Saturday morning. You can drop off your buzzers, pay, and receive your receipt and schedule ...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38625

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Oh, and we also have a special treat for those quizbowlers who have already heard VETO.
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38625

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

cross posted from the other thread: Hey, everyone, I am very sorry to do this (you don't know how sorry), but do to some circumstances (some beyond my control, some not), I'm going to have to postpone this. The tournament is pretty much written, but truthfully, about half of my questions were writte...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2549

Re: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

Hey, everyone, I am very sorry to do this (you don't know how sorry), but do to some circumstances (some beyond my control, some not), I'm going to have to postpone this. The tournament is pretty much written, but truthfully, about half of my questions were written last year and aren't really in sha...
by millionwaves
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 38625

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Hey everyone,

I am planning to call in the pizza order Friday morning, so if you're on the fence, please make sure you get your order in by Thursday night at midnight.
by millionwaves
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2549

Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

Hey everyone, This is the long-delayed announcemnt for Walden III, the social science and philosophy doubles tournament at CO this year. It's going to be nearly identical to the one that happened last year! It'll happen Sunday night following the conclusion of the trash tournament, with a potential ...
by millionwaves
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 3015

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Lou Malnati's pizza has won the vote! After some research, the lunch cost for people is going to be eight dollars, due at tournament registration. That will cover your pizza and access to the soda and water that I'm bringing with me. You will have forty-five minutes to eat lunch, which will happen a...
by millionwaves
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 20329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

Hey,

Chris is having some difficulty posting, so he's asked me to relay the following message:

Half of the staff for the Sun 'n' Fun mirror at Maryland have dropped in the last 12 hours! If you're in the area and you're available to staff, please, please e-mail Chris Ray at volkov3000@yahoo.com.
by millionwaves
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10458

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

Pilgrim wrote:You forgot Trygve.
I wish, man. Something's come up and I can't make it.
by millionwaves
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Announces its Officers for the 2009-2010 season
Replies: 0
Views: 942

PACE Announces its Officers for the 2009-2010 season

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that it has recently concluded its internal elections for the 2009-2010 quizbowl season. Under PACE's new charter, eight officers are chosen to conduct the business of PACE on its Board of Directors. For the 2009-2010 season,...
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 3015

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Also, we should have a runoff in case there's not a decisive winner because it's likely that the pizza camp is split by the availability of two pizza-based options.
Stop screwing with my shameless election fixing, Andy Watkins.
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 3015

Re: ATTN: People attending CO

I'll add that I voted chipotle because I find that eating a lot of heavy pizza isn't conducive to playing 7 rounds of quizbowl after lunch.
by millionwaves
Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: People attending CO
Replies: 28
Views: 3015

ATTN: People attending CO

Hey everyone! I'm going to be directing CO this year, and there are a couple of things that we need to figure out ahead of time. Specifically, because it's very difficult to have a reasonable lunch hour without ordering food in, we need to come to a consensus on what to eat for lunch. You have to op...
by millionwaves
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 62942

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Huang wrote: Edit: Attaching KAAC 2008-2009 Practice Questions with some of those supposedly "better" 2-3 line questions
The questions that you posted are still for sale. Do not ever post things for free on this forum that other people are still trying to make money from.
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to the forums: starting tomorrow!
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Changes to the forums: starting tomorrow!

I've written new forum rules, which supersede the old ones. You can view the new rules here!

Thanks very much to all the members of the board staff (and especially the community!) who helped me go through the rules and consolidate and tweak them.
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 6/16/09

Board Staff Chief Administrator Fred Morlan (Fred). Administrators Mike Sorice (Captain Sinico). Matt Weiner (Matt Weiner). Rob Carson (Ukonvasara). Pat Freeburn (Pat) Moderators Andy Watkins (Crazy Andy Watkins). Andrew Hart (theMoMa). Susan Ferrari (myamphigory). Jeff Hoppes (bt_green_warbler). C...
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 6/16/09

E-mail Policy [/i] Your email address is displayed by default to all users of this forum; however, it can be invididually disabled in the User Control Panel. Please do not insert words into your email address that are not there; this prevents us from being able to automatically contact you through ...
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

Re: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 6/16/09

Other Important Guidelines A) As part of our spam prevention system, users must have their first seven posts approved by the moderation team. Once you have reached your seventh post and have shown that you understand how to use the forum, your posts will no longer require approval. B) Tournament at...
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

Forum Rules and Important Information, Updated 1/27/11

Welcome to The Quizbowl Resource Center. We're very happy to have you in the online quizbowl community. Before you start posting, pleasetake the time to review these rules so that you know what is expected of you as a member of the forums. Our goal is to maintain a high level of respectful discourse...
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10458

Re: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)

I'd welcome the opportunity to form a team ahead of time, rather than have a draft on site.
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest at Mizzou Open
Replies: 33
Views: 10759

Re: EuroFest at Mizzou Open

Hey, everyone, We ran this tournament yesterday following the completion of Mizzou Open. At first, four people wanted to play, so we ran a round robin among Matt Weiner, Mike Sorice, Trevor Davis, and Gautam Kandlikar. That went as: 1 - Matt Weiner (3-0) 2 - Trevor Davis (2-1) 3 - Mike Sorice (1-2) ...
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12050

Re: Missouri Open discussion

I really enjoyed playing these questions yesterday, and I think it's a shame that more people weren't able to make it to the west coast and midwest sites. Although the questions weren't amazing (and some of that can be attributed to our own tardiness in submitting them, I'm sure), I recognize the im...
by millionwaves
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 2681

Re: EuroFest Discussion

* The European Culture subdistribution (10/10) did seem to turn into, as one player put it, "stealth literature and arts". Originally, I conceived of this as a distro for works of art or thought that are historically significant. For instance, important works of political theory that had a supposed...
by millionwaves
Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 22857

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

What room are we to meet in, and in which building? Where should we park tomorrow?