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by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism
Replies: 83
Views: 18853

Re: Split thread: "Venting and vituperation" and sexism

Connie is exactly right here. Contributing to the boards should never be a proxy for actual work towards better quizbowl; nor should the technological separation allow us to forget that we are here because of an activity that takes place in real life . While participation on the boards may not be ma...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Literature theme packet
Replies: 14
Views: 3691

Re: Literature theme packet

I am disappointed by the lack of "It Tastes Like Chicken".
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25761

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Joe Hansen may want to play with us. Will update when positive.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC Set Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 9188

Re: 2013 NSC Set Discussion

Mewto55555 wrote:Thus Spoke Zarathustra twice in the finals (though music, phil, so whatever)
We'll be sure to budget more time for finding (and actually fixing these things) in the future, now that we know that QEMS has a terrible habit of placing the two questions on similar things in the same packet!
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun May 05, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament
Replies: 54
Views: 14936

Re: CAHOOTS: A Spring Guerilla Tournament

Muriel Axon wrote:Would there be any interest in a philosophy packet of difficult, oddballish questions? I'm not sure if I can work up the motivation to write it, but I'd first like to know if anyone would want to play it.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 18792

Re: DI specific question discussion

RyuAqua wrote:That tossup on "objects", though, was pretty stupid - did the Meinong clue really rule out "descriptions" or "things," and did the Kripke clue rule out "referents"?
I, too, wonder if the clues sufficiently referred to "objects". Certainly was confusing to play either way.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2013 Specific Question Discussion Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4721

Re: MUT 2013 Specific Question Discussion Thread

Yeah, Matt, I agree that the moderation tossup was quite bad. It was written on a whim and never really quite worked. I have another extra philosophy tossup that is far less terrible, so it will be replaced. My philosophy instructor for N Ethics was quite the opposite of yours, apparently. He argued...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7472

Re: CO Date Poll

Plan Rubber wrote:If this is morphing into the matchmaking thread, I'm going and would like teammates.
Same here.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 44611

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

I posted a correction about the lack of culpability from the rest of the Harvard players on the Atlantic article as soon as I saw it (it's under my real name so you can verify it, despite my apparent "hatred" of Harvard or whatever). You can all make sure people know the real story by commenting on...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 44611

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

I also checked out this podcast...does the state of Minnesota have some sort of apologetic complex about vacated sports victories, or is it just this guy? He seems so awed that this time Minnesota wasn't the one giving up victories. I've personally never even heard of the opposite case. I was also ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 18596

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

Futher complicated by the fact that nobody bothered to discover, and subsequently explain, what college quizbowl actually is.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42238

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

cdcarter wrote:So fuck you, for ruining that for them. And fuck you for pretending you care.
Pretty much.
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 18345

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

I will also admit that his negligent misstatements and conduct as to matters of quizbowl are believable, even for me. Yes, my brother is more dear to me than most things on this earth. However, your post does not make me feel hate. What I feel is a profound sense of despair in knowing that an intel...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9164

Re: Question-specific discussion

Just wanted to chime in and say I'm glad I wasn't the only one confused by the Agamben leadin.

Also, I appreciated the bonus on fecal transplants.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Social Science Side Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Social Science Side Tournament

Despite my hatred for economics, I highly endorse this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Play Chicago Open for Free! - Need 17th Team
Replies: 6
Views: 2284

Re: Play Chicago Open for Free! - Need 17th Team

Horned Screamer wrote:You can't beat free. I would like to be on a free team.
hey, yeah, this. I like free.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 25781

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I will probably be going to this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed May 30, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: (not on) 8/4/12
Replies: 10
Views: 2967

Re: VCU Open: (not on) 8/4/12

So I'm not sure if anyone has the resources or willpower to write a full fledged tournament for August, bu I'm wondering if it would be at least feasible for like a day/weekend of various side events, potentially combined with like guerrilla academic/trash events. I think Will's tech tournament and...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri May 04, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 9889

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

Too bad the article just kind of ended rather than go anywhere. I was expecting at least some lament that there weren't corporate sponsors lining up to endow teams with cash. He could've easily tied in the conflicts within quizbowl to the larger question of the purpose of higher education and learn...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 3814

Re: PACE NSC Playtesting

Tokyo Sex Whale wrote:I am playtesting philosophy tonight. If you were there last time, you should know how to be there. If you want to come tonight but didn't come Tuesday, email me.
how late do you plan on doing this?
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20115

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Here is an odd thought. This is a dilemma that I'm sure has plagued many a religion player: the dreaded "Ezra or Nehemiah?" internal debate. Do/should Ezra or Nehemiah questions ever accept an answer of "Ezra-Nehemiah"? Wiki suggests this is A Thing and as the tossup indicates, the books were often...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)
Replies: 55
Views: 8887

Re: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)

vcuEvan wrote:I agree with Andrew. This thread is complaining about a problem that doesn't even exist. Read more questions.
Hear hear, especially the point that Hinduism never comes up as religion.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beyond the canon...
Replies: 96
Views: 11707

Re: Beyond the canon...

Cheynem wrote:I would like to see more questions on serial killers.
Honestly, yes.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21049

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Now's your chance to pay me back for the lack of econ in MO. I'll probably attend this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 37768

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Oops, my bad (again). EDIT: I have a feeling I could reply again and we could go back and forth debating about the relative famousness of Moore's ideas and essays, including the ones I cited in the question, but that would derail the discussion a bit further. I think we can both agree that it could ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 37768

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Quick impressions: I thought this was a very good tournament. One of the things I want to commend the editing team for, which I usually bitch about, is the quality of the science (at least in my areas). Overall the quality of the science and the answer selection was very good, if also quite hard at...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 22753

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

I would like to play without having written a packet, if that is possible. Yeah, we'll figure something out for you and Gautam. You'll probably be playing with Joe and a Minnesotan. Just to clarify: this team would not need to submit a packet, right? Or, if it would have to submit a packet I can be...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Off-limits?
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: Off-limits?

I haven't ever felt the need to edit anything out about actual religions (I'd hardly consider Scientology one of those), but I do try and avoid commenting, positively or otherwise, on the nature of the beliefs or asserting things that aren't true (like all Muslims are terrorists or Catholics worship...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 24063

Re: VCU Open 2011 Thanks & Discussion

One model of this practice divides it into three kinds and names those degrees divides this practice into three degrees So actually, the concept of the three degrees of price discrimination is pretty explicitly mentioned THREE times, though not using that exact phrase. All the other clues except Ro...
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 24123

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)

Visa requirements for Romanian citizens wrote:Looking for a team for this; preferably a team that would prefer having a "fun" time as opposed to, say, winning.
Let's do this.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 24123

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)

OctagonJoe wrote:It is now looking somewhat likely that I will be attending this tournament. Doesn't look like there's a lot of space left on already formed teams, but I'll also play with any fellow latecomers to the field.
We could play together. We've done that before.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)
Replies: 77
Views: 15085

Re: VCU Open and Trash 2011 @ DCC (Aug 6-7)

There is a slight possibility I could be going to this mirror, but given the inferior date to the main site, I'm not sure. I'll keep you posted.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri May 06, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15389

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:MattBo and I are playing this together and are seeking two more teammates.
Sure, why not.
by naturalistic phallacy
Mon May 02, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 19892

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I enjoyed the tournament. I thought the questions were well-edited, with very few grammatical mistakes or typos, which made it really nice to read. I particularly enjoyed the tossup on Alice (of Wonderland fame), since that's something I don't hear often. And Mother Cabrini, the hard part of a bonu...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11085

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm probably looking for a team for this. Hit me up if you want to convert all of those terrible bonus parts on apollinarianism or Quiddities.
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU
Replies: 165
Views: 53832

Re: MUT Mirror 4/2 @ NGCSU

As an editor of this tournament, I would have enjoyed having some heads up regarding these rule changes. I, too, would have appreciated some communication from NGCSU prior to the tournament. This tournament was primarily produced to give less-experienced undergraduates a chance to play a tournament...
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 19892

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I would like to thank Ted and Trygve for contributing some last minute philosophy to MUT when I was too sick to write it all. They're the best.
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17414

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

Personally, I don't have a problem with making easy parts be things like Witold Gombrowicz - as long as you acknowledge that, in doing so, you're creating a tourney that caters almost exclusively to experienced players, and moreso to experienced teams who are usually going to find those answers in ...
by naturalistic phallacy
Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17414

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

We were joking if Ike had converted to Catholicism or something because there seemed to be a lot of it and the old kind at that. Yeah, the religion in this tournament seemed to be on par with what medieval-loving Catholic Studies majors cream over (which isn't really a common major to offer), not w...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16203

Re: talk about individual questions here

I think that the clue about Culture and Imperialism and Mansfield Park is somewhat tired at this point. It's a good sort of clue, but in this case, it's come up a lot recently and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people who don't know much about either Said or the novel itself got fifteen for bu...
by naturalistic phallacy
Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CONFIRMED: MUT mirror at ASU-Tempe, 3/19/11
Replies: 19
Views: 2727

Re: INTEREST CHECK: Sack of Antwerp Delayed Mirror 3/5,12,or 19?

Sun Devil Student wrote:1) Any interest in a MUT mirror on 3/19? Or 3/12, or 3/5? (I know UCSD is excluded for 3/12; however I don't know about other schools)
I believe the earliest date we're offering MUT is currently 3/12. Any weekend after that is cool, though!
by naturalistic phallacy
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31691

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

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:1. Bach
2. Grandaddy
3. Atom and his Package
4. Royal Guardsmen
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4251

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

No travel discount? In any case, we'll probably talk about this at practice tomorrow and may end up sending a team or something.
by naturalistic phallacy
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31691

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

Rappin
Keep Christmas With You
Gabriel's Message
Tom Waits
by naturalistic phallacy
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31691

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

Hollis
Abstain. I don't like either
Oi to the World
Christmas in New Orleans
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31691

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

People are voting for "Merry Christmas, I Don't Want to Fight Tonight" because it's a great song. Seems pretty straightforward to me! Ramones Christmas in Killarney Snoop D-O-double-G Santa Claus Is Coming to Town* *On the other hand, maybe something's wrong with me; I've never liked "Blue Christma...
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31691

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

Isaacbh wrote:[Seriously, Baby It's Cold Outside sounds way too creepy if you think about it]
I think that's the point.
by naturalistic phallacy
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 31691

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

every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:Baby It's Cold Outside, Christmas in Killarney, Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto, Blue Christmas