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by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis

Awesome. This will basically end up being a doubles tournament (with the exception of Harvard when Natalie comes and one MIT team), final field as follows:

1. YetFeld
2. Harvard
3. Jonathan Magin
4. MIT A
5. MIT B
6. MIT C
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH NE Regionals (11/15/08) at Boston College
Replies: 7
Views: 1427

Re: TRASH NE Regionals (11/15/08) at Boston College

Hey, guys. Fun tournament. Can we have stats?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis

Why thank you, Andy.

Field update:
1. Hunter = Doug Yetman
2. UMD = Jonathan Magin
3. Harvard = Andrew Watkins
4. MIT
5. House
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck
Replies: 21
Views: 6746

Re: Illinois Open Sunday Events: Lit.5 and Impossible Speedcheck

We'll play what we have time for (MO-style, I presume) next Saturday.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis

Also, to anyone interested: While we aren't holding a two-day tournament, I'm definitely up for mirroring the lit, buzzer race, and hilarious ACF submission material that Andrew announced.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 15156

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Obviously, I wasn't playing, but I thought these were good, well-edited questions. I did note an error in one question (Sethe does not drown Beloved, she cuts her throat, I think), but it didn't really affect the bonus it was part of.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Thanks for coming, everyone, and special thanks to Brian Young for lending us his amazing stats/organizational skills. Speaking of stats, prelims stats can be found here, playoffs here, and finals here.

Again, thanks for coming, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

The shuttle has another run at 9, but I also hope we won't run that long... The tournament will be the usual bracket round-robin, followed by rebrackets.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Yeah, it looks like we're going to have to based on the overwhelming proportion of Harvard/MIT teams in attendance.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Before I forget, some notes on transportation, etc.: Getting to Brandeis The Fitchburg/South Acton commuter rail line has a Brandeis-Roberts stop that is adjacent to campus. The line connects to the Red Line of the T at Porter Square (If you are coming on a train or bus that comes into Boston at Sou...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attitudes towards quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 5983

Re: Attitudes towards quizbowl

Also, the fact remains that you don't have to be an amazing player like those who have posted in this thread to enjoy the game. I am not a good player, and I most likely never will be. This does not, however, make me want to avoid difficult tournaments, and it doesn't even preclude me enjoying mysel...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14065

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

Well, for those tossups which spend 35-50% of the clues talking about theory stuff and what piano hero buttons you have to beat it on hard or how many allegro con stupidos it has, are there really people out there getting those clues without having played it or appropriately analyzed it in some way...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14065

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

I didn't play that packet, but on reading the question I think that unless you've played it multiple times (which I have, too... it's pretty fun.), it's hard to buzz until the mention of Greensleeves or Dargason. The piece is known as a bonus part from information mostly contained in the question's ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)
Replies: 45
Views: 14604

Re: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)

I'd play the lit tournament.

Also, in light of the fact that I'm (for some malinformed reason) on a fantasy team, should I quibble about stats errors that change my ppg?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14065

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

I obviously didn't see any of the packets until they were posted after the tournament, but the copy-editing seemed just fine. None of our readers had any complaints.

Also, Gautam, our math person told me that he particularly enjoyed the math tossups. So, from him, good job on that.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (11/15/08) at Yale
Replies: 20
Views: 3148

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (11/15/08) at Yale

There's an IO mirror 11/22 at Brandeis; our schools are way too close geographically for two mirrors to succeed.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14065

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

I agree with the harder-than-advertised criticism, and wanted to offer up a few more specific tossup issues: 1. The tossup on Different Trains contained a factual error: Short Ride in a Fast Machine was not written by Philip Glass. 2. The tossups on ablutions, assassination attempts on both Roosevel...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Illinos Open Mirror 11/15/08 at Brandeis

One more update: If teams are interested in playing the RMP side tournament, we would be happy to host it. Please let me know ASAP.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)
Replies: 45
Views: 14604

Re: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)

Thanks; we'll definitely be bringing a buzzer as well.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)
Replies: 45
Views: 14604

Re: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)

We're going to be bringing at least one team. Do you need readers? We can bring at least one of those, too.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Illinos Open Mirror 11/15/08 at Brandeis

Okay, unfortunately Brandeis bureaucracy forbids booking classrooms on campus before 3 p.m. on Sundays. Please e-mail me if you can still send teams!
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Illinos Open Mirror 11/15/08 at Brandeis

Sure, Eric's pretty cool.

Okay, I'll look into changing the date to Sunday, 11/16. The only problem is that there is a Hebrew school taught in classrooms in that academic quad on Sundays, but we should be able to obtain enough rooms regardless.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Fall at Brandeis, 11/8/08

Brandeis is pleased to host the New England site of ACF Fall on Saturday, 8 November. Tournament Cost The usual ACF fee structure applies: Base fee: $120 Buzzer systems: -$5 each Staffers: -$10 each Laptop: -$10 each (max 1 per team) Travel: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled International: -$20 Team...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis
Replies: 18
Views: 4682

DATE CHANGE: Illinos Open Mirror 11/22/08 at Brandeis

We at Brandeis are pleased to announce a New England mirror for Illinois Open: Where Ignorant Armies Clash by Spite, to be held **EDIT** Saturday, November 22 **EDIT** (original announcement at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5842). The tournament is house-written, so no packet ...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Thu May 29, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 29882

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Depending on funding, Brandeis will try to make it to the actual MO. If we can't get plane funding, it's the NE mirror for us as well.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 16394

Re: ICT Discussion

I would pretty much agree with what has been said; emphasis on the fact that Packets 5 and 9 had some serious flaws in answer choice and topic distribution. But from what those who are much more experienced with quizbowl than I say, this ICT compares very favorably with all others. The science defin...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MCMNT 2008 Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 11270

Re: MCMNT 2008 Discussion

I agree with much of what's been said; the 16th-century Italian composers bonus wasn't too hard in general, I thought, but for a novice tournament...perhaps. We had some serious complaints from our sports player, who answered "Royal Rumble" for Battle Royale and was very upset about it. I agree with...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official ICT Hotel
Replies: 10
Views: 2408

If I go to ICT, I'll be the only Brandeis person there, and I'll be going on my own funding. With that in mind, is there anyone who might like to split a hotel room?
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12525

username: hkirsch
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7246

I second the opera-heavy assertion... There were also some dubious choices as to what answers should have been prompted or were unpromptable (I don't remember specifically, but there were several instances in which words like "act" or "treaty" were required, despite the fact that these words were im...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6281

Today's xkcd definitely embodies the core problem with Rock Band...
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9153

Re Boston navigation: I really love it when public transportation does the navigating for you.

Thanks again, MIT. As Eric mentioned, the bracket names were appreciated by all.
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Brandeis Mirror of Deep Bench, 10/20
Replies: 38
Views: 12210

As primary statkeeper, I'm sorry for those errors. I'll fix any errors that people have pointed out to Evan and repost the stats.