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by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31982

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

1)Fairytale
9)Daddy Kissing Santa Claus
4)Swayze Christmas
5)Bar-B-Que
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9867

Re: trophies?

David Riley wrote:... certificates...
Nicely printed certificates or ribbons are a nice way to congratulate teams if purchasing trophies for more than one or two teams is prohibitively expensive.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 9950

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

My, my, what I would pay to play a tournament full of soteriology. I don't have much meaningful to add to this discussion, except to echo the sentiment expressed by Eric, Rob, and Mike about the usefulness of well-constructed arguments over difficulty of specific questions. For me, specific discussi...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 6080

Re: Minnesota Open Discussion

Don't actually have a whole lot of comment on the rest of the music; it was by and large quite good, barring the occasional wackiness like Joachim #2 and whoever that third musicologist was (great idea for a bonus, though). Are you possibly referring to noted musicologist Theodor Adorno? D'oh! Welp...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 6080

Re: Minnesota Open Discussion

the tossup on Tolstoy that used only non-literary writings That was a religion tossup. Tolstoy's religious works are a pretty important part of his life; this was a submission that I was quite pleased by. I was also quite happy to receive this tossup from VCU. Tolstoy considered his work after his ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 6080

Re: Minnesota Open Discussion

I guess I felt a little antsy about leaving questions alone, maybe because it was one of my first major editing jobs. In the future, perhaps I will be more confident to leave tossups alone. I have to say though it didn't really produce any extra work--all of the history was finished well before the...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful
Replies: 14
Views: 2724

Re: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful

Most translated common philosophy texts are pretty inexpensive. While this is true (especially for well-read people like Aristotle and for people who originally wrote in English), sometimes it's worth the extra couple dollars to buy a newer translation just for clarity's sake. I would highly recomm...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 5840

Re: General discussion

Mention that he was a Nazi (too biographical for your tastes? well high schoolers know it) near the end. Heidegger being a Nazi is actually pretty significant - it made a lot of people turn away from his thought, especially since he was a douchebag about it and refused to believe he did anything wr...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 5840

Re: General discussion

Uh, that's really fucking hard for high school. I certainly believe you. But: because of the middle clues? I'd like more information. Perhaps because it really has no middle clues? Discussing two essays of Heidegger in detail and then having a throwaway sentence about his most famous work (that hig...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 5840

Re: General discussion

This philosopher considered the role of humanity in enframing the truth and considered the “supreme danger” and “saving power” of edifices like hydroelectric power plants in his work The Question Concerning Technology. This philosopher claimed that the title object established a struggle between th...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO
Replies: 28
Views: 4256

Re: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO

itsthatoneguy wrote:I just realized I won't be able to play this. Sad panda.
When are you guys coming in/leaving?

Also, I will pay you in cookies, Mike.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Five Simple Ways to Get Better
Replies: 25
Views: 4540

Re: Five Simple Ways to Get Better

5. Take a packet of answer lines. Try to explain each answer line to a friend without looking anything up--this is like the quizbowl version of Pyramid--can you concisely and accurately explain an answer line to have your friend know what it is (this might not work too well if your friend does not ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 21470

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Just off the top of my head, Sartre and Gibbs Free Energy were repeated, both in the same round. Was Sartre really a repeat? At the point the question was gotten in my room, it was all about his philosophy stuff, and the earlier bonus was about his literature. Personality was definitely a repeat in...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9431

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Minnesota may be sending one team to this. (This is entirely up in the air and depends on people's finals schedules/available funding/interest.)
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anthropology Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8323

Re: Anthropology Questions

I have similar feelings as Shantanu and Bruce about the current state of anthropology. In the few anthro courses that I've taken, we did read a few things by Mead, Evans-Pritchard etc... but mostly for historical reasons or to see how others' research developed from their work. While I would love to...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: [2010] Specific question discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2550

Re: Specific question discussion

I think that Barthes and Foucault are often taught in intro-level lit and philosophy classes in college. Some of the questions were designed to be written on things that well-educated college students who haven't yet played quizbowl (or haven't played very much) will have probably run into in the c...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)
Replies: 69
Views: 9810

Re: MInnesota Open Weekend Mirror at Maryland (11/13/10)

Boo.

EDIT: Yeah, an early mirror would require me to change my work schedule so that I could get my portion finished. I'd rather not do that.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20575

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

Cheynem wrote:I don't think we brought a Judge.
And I don't think we went home with one either.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15143

Re: Discussion

Guys, its Dark Night of the Soul - sorry it really irks me that we are all so good at thinking that it's way to hard for a tournament, but no one knows what the title is (and perhaps a lot more.) For what its worth, It was thirtied in my room, and I heard other compliments about it, but I haven't h...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Event: Wissenschaftslehre - History of Thought
Replies: 20
Views: 3625

Re: IO Event: Wissenschaftslehre - History of Thought

I am interested, but I, too, would like this to be a good tournament that actually exists. I am also curious about what you will be including in "history of religious thought".
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15143

Re: Discussion

Oh yeah, the tree of liberty thing. That quote gets thrown around a lot these days. As for Humanae Vitae being really famous to Catholics, welp, this may be a case of mistaken "i-dont-know-it-so-its-impossible" on my part. It's certainly quizbowled much less frequently than it seems to be discussed...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20575

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

We will indeed have two teams. Let me know the following via email or these forums: 1 - The number of buzzers you will be bringing 2 - The number of moderators you will be bringing We will have one buzzer for sure. It doesn't look like we'll be bringing any staff right now, but we'll let you know.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20575

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

I wanted to remind everyone that the deadline to sign up for this tournament is this Wednesday, September 22, 2010. I still need to hear back from the following schools that have yet to confirm their attendance: Minnesota Lawrence Eureka Ohio Wesleyan Drake We will indeed be there. Two teams seems ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall North at Carleton College (11/6/10)
Replies: 3
Views: 1200

Re: ACF Fall North at Carleton College (11/6/10)

I assume we will be bringing two to three teams and one buzzer and a zillion staff. Expect to hear from Eliza soon.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20575

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

Minnesota will be bringing at least two, if not three, teams to this mirror.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31056

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.13?.10-11.14?.10)

every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:I won't be coming to this site of the tournament.
You have said that the past two years. I hope you're wrong again.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28855

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

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?
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 11685

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

Animal science, the best kind.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4950

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

I'm just wondering, why is Zizek an answer line in a trash tournament? Is he like, not a real philosopher by quizbowl standards?[/quot He is. I haven't seen the CO trash question on him, but I bet that he's involved enough in popular culture that enough clues could be put together to write a trash ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28855

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

OctagonJoe wrote:I'm a free agent for Sunday, no clue what my status is for Saturday.
Let's play, maybe with the brothers.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28855

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

tetragrammatology wrote:Looking ahead at my schedule and my finances, it is doubtful that I will be making this trip at this point.
Things have changed for the better. Count me in.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28855

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

Looking ahead at my schedule and my finances, it is doubtful that I will be making this trip at this point.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anybody else concerned...
Replies: 15
Views: 2180

Re: Is anybody else concerned...

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
The Granny wrote:Yeah, I don't think mediums are getting many takers, generally speaking.
Charles Meigs, Bernadette, or Sarah in a large anything sounds highly amusing.
I swim in the adult small shirt my work gave me.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49934

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

ieppler wrote:I'd like to play this tournament. I'm decent at music, non-football sports, and movies I've seen.
Ian, let's do this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37447

Re: CO Lit 2010

I can staff this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 49934

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

gkandlikar wrote:
gkandlikar wrote:If there promises to be a question on Bhangra I'll play. If not, I can offer to staff, depending on when exactly this is going to be run.
Scratch this. I'm not playing.
Doooooood, come oooooon.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Literature by COuntry
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Literature by COuntry

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:What was the whole question? Has this tournament been released online yet? I don't see it on quizbowlpackets.com.
The set should be released in the next couple of days, pending Sorice's cleanup.

EDIT: grammar
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 31, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 19946

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

A lot of teams are self-funded and just can't come up with the money necessary to fly four people to Minneapolis, on top of the ICT entry fee. MO is a smaller event for more dedicated people, and it doesn't have an entry fee that costs as much as an additional plane ticket. Having the ICT in a plac...
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 31, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 19946

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
Didn't ICT work pretty well in Minnesota?
From what I heard, no.
Since I wasn't a part of this, could someone explain exactly what people disliked about having the tournament here? We've never heard significant complaints from people when running MO, so I am curious as to what went wrong.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 31, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37821

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

bt_green_warbler wrote:Thanks for the comments, everyone. naqt.com is down right now (we believe due to heavy traffic re: HSNCT results), so it will probably be tomorrow before I can post any question text (posting text of partially edited packets: not so useful).
gotta feed the hamsters
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue May 25, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 28855

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

gkandlikar wrote:DUDE, this is in Novi! Awesome!

Now to convince myself that it's okay to take more days off work...
Of course.... of course it is.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97959

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Pilgrim wrote:I'm interested in playing and am seeking a teammate. I'm not great at arts in general, but I can get some solid buzzes on visual arts and jazz.
Want to team up?
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97959

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I'm still looking for a teammate myself!
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7541

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

I really, really liked playing this set, even though it was far beyond my mastered difficulty level. There seemed to be very few tossups that could have used another round of proofreading or editing. I especially enjoyed the philosophy tossups; the vast majority of what I heard contained (what I fee...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 ICT discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 15085

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

I think extracanonical clues did come up in, say, the "democracy" tossup, which mentioned Robert Dahl and Charles Lindblom. that's exciting - could someone post the tossup? Charles Lindblom wrote a book on the "intelligence" of this in which he advanced his theory of "disjointed incrementalism." "T...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 7927

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

Lucy Lane wrote:Is there anyway the packets can be put in a zip file. I mean I am having an extremely hard time with opening the file they are currently in.
Get WinRar
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN: Mike Bentley and Washington Team
Replies: 1
Views: 672

ATTN: Mike Bentley and Washington Team

I believe I left my computer charger in room 645. It's white Apple charger with a heart stuck to it. Call me or text me at 1-800-DERRIDA in the morning if you find it. Thanks.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97959

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I am also interested in playing this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 7927

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

I might be available for this. I'm staying with my brother in Wicker Park, but he has to work Friday night. I would be considerably more excited about it if it turns out someone is driving back into the city afterward and I wouldn't have to take a 35 minute El ride home after midnight, only to turn...