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by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

"Stump the Experts" round coming up.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Herculaneum is across from what?

Nobody gets it, and I yell Pompei.

Chip tells me that I know my stuff.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Chip's talking about "becoming a Game Show Host" segment and all of us taking some survey.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Sosa, Gwyn, and Henderson were the answers
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

audio tossup on “Bluegrass”... bonus on baseball coming up
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

"Some Russian church commemorates Napoleon's defeat. What Tchaikovsky work commemorates his defeat?"

I knew it.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Also, Boone is from Iowa, Cutter Morning Star is from Arkansas.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

I love areas of trapezoids. So does Chip.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

An audio tossup on the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Boone girl says answer before name is called. Gosh darn her.

Such words! -- Mgmt.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Chip gets the crowd involved. I dig it. I'm gonna yell out the answer one of these times.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

"Obama didn't say this T word at his meeting at Cairo."

buzz; TERRORISMMMMM
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Apparently, in the 27 year history, the most violated technicality is answering before your name is called.

This is according to Chip, who's reading this match.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

**Cutter Morning Star, not Cutter Mill
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

COMING UP: Boone vs. Cutter Mill
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

I have arrived. Buffet is mediocre. The only "hot" part about it was the pancakes. I envisioned better.

I have seen Byram Hills and Zionsville so far.

More importantly, I have seen Chip. Sporting green jacket like Tiger Woods.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10268

Bloggin' about you-know-what

The day has come. NAC 2009.

About to leave for the Sheraton. Should be fun. I'm getting up extra early to get there for the hot breakfast buffet. I like food.

Rumor has it that there's free internet, which is good.

Back in an hour or so.
by JackGlerum
Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 8817

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

And isn't it a little overkill to have 3 HSAPQ events in October (if you include perhaps Oct. 17)? Gotta save some for later, you know. Well, if there are three sets for the fall, it seems sensible to make sure they all get used. All the other possible dates are already taken with high-quality tour...
by JackGlerum
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12205

Re: Missouri Open discussion

grapesmoker wrote:Is the full set posted anywhere?
by JackGlerum
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158918

Re: Illinois '08-'09

The Hemingway bio and White House # are especially great.
by JackGlerum
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 111437

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I'm quite pleased that my unamusing parody of Cato the Elder can stop after only two posts. I like the new format very much, except that I think the distribution is somewhat odd. In particular, 15% each of RMP and FA seems like too much. Perhaps this belongs in a separate thread, but one of the few...
by JackGlerum
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 80633

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Does a SQBS page, or something like it, exist? I see top individuals and final team ranks but nothing more at NAQT.com
by JackGlerum
Sun May 31, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 80633

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

I was once one of NAQT's strongest supporters, so I never thought I'd be saying this: I agree with everyone in the quizbowl community that PACE is far more legitimate than NAQT. The rounds at PACE are too long, but the questions actually test academic knowledge, not Wheaties. I'm in the same boat. ...
by JackGlerum
Thu May 28, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31266

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

To be perfectly honest, I would never even consider competing at any other Nationals other than NAC. That's fine! I accept the fact that you enjoy NAC. Trying to compare the two formats is like trying to say that "rugby" teams are better than "football" teams. The competitions are simply DIFFERENT!...
by JackGlerum
Thu May 28, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Letter to Questions Galore
Replies: 22
Views: 6295

Re: Letter to Questions Galore

Weiner's laws being cited, oh my!
by JackGlerum
Mon May 25, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17580

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

Back in the Chi, slightly less exhausted. A fantastic tournament indeed. Quality of questions and level of organization were high. I had a blast playing against great competition and was thoroughly satisfied with the moderating. It's stuff like this that makes quizbowl awesome. I do have a couple cr...
by JackGlerum
Wed May 20, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash Comes to Illinois
Replies: 24
Views: 2464

Re: Trash Comes to Illinois

I think it's a fine idea, but I'm 100% with Nick on this--it should be after a normal tournament. A stand-alone trash tournament in high school is promoting the wrong thing, I think. Rather than having it in the Spring, when many Illinois quizbowlers are unfortunately in "the off-season" (and thus l...
by JackGlerum
Fri May 15, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 37026

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

Silby.
by JackGlerum
Wed May 06, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IESA Sectional Results
Replies: 19
Views: 2916

Re: IESA Sectional Results

I just wanna say that while Zach is wrong about a lot of stuff in this thread, let's not pile on. If you were a high school sophomore in Illinois, you would have viewpoints very similar to his--guaranteed. I certainly made many regrettable posts when I first discovered hsqb. It was not long ago when...
by JackGlerum
Mon May 04, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 25904

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

New Trier kids pay 5 bucks per mile to ride in my car.
by JackGlerum
Sat May 02, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127105

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Protractor?! Oh right!!
by JackGlerum
Fri May 01, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 17540

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

Headed to DePauw. Thats great! Apparently they used to have a fairly active team - i'd bet you could revitalize that. That's what I hope. Though, don't they have a anti-quizbowl quizbowler attitude? I hope it's not too much of an uphill battle. Also, ND quizbowl may turn into Loyola East Quizbowl--...
by JackGlerum
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois in HSNCT
Replies: 44
Views: 4632

Re: Illinois in HSNCT

BG MSL Champs wrote:what's happening with your graduation?
I don't think anyone will know until the day of. All of the seniors will miss many rounds, regardless of what happens. We're bummed that we can't be at full strength (like, at all) for HSNCT, but we are gearing up for NSC.
by JackGlerum
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 7903

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I agree with most of what's been said, but after the weekend of IHSA State, how can we think that change is in the future? IHSA advocates glossy programs, a color guard, and a dress code but asks questions about computational spelling and driver's ed? Maybe I was the only one disillusioned by the wh...
by JackGlerum
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My proposed IHSA distribution
Replies: 62
Views: 7903

Re: My proposed IHSA distribution

I'm not trying to bash Greg's or anyone else's ideas in this post. In fact, I support some of it. But, News flash: this fight isn't worth fighting. Three things will always hold true. 1) IHSA is a sports organization that isn't in-touch with updated quizbowl. 2) People don't want to and/or are afrai...
by JackGlerum
Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A word of caution when ordering HSAPQ questions...
Replies: 43
Views: 5300

Re: Do not use HSAPQ for your tournament!!!

Robbie Ram wrote:one day is simply not enough time to produce and organize question sets
Printing packets takes 20 minutes.
by JackGlerum
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sectional Statistics
Replies: 4
Views: 726

Re: Sectional Statistics

That's pretty cool.
by JackGlerum
Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158918

Re: Illinois '08-'09

They got mad at us for wearing do-rags.
by JackGlerum
Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127105

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Heh.
by JackGlerum
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 45890

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

I agree with all that's been said; NSC format is too gimmicky for me.
by JackGlerum
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11708

Re: IHSA regional assignments

I think one of them was HDG = hot dipping galvanization.
by JackGlerum
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA regional assignments
Replies: 73
Views: 11708

Re: IHSA regional assignments

My expectations were pretty low, but it was worse than I thought (and worse than last year, iirc). Distribution and difficulty were both atrocious. I'm too tired to get angry about comp. math, but what about "language arts"? Again, I expected (not that this excuses anything) a couple of spelling and...
by JackGlerum
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT State/UIUC Solo
Replies: 16
Views: 1743

Re: NAQT State/UIUC Solo

Yesterday was a satisfying quizbowl experience. Eleven guaranteed rounds, all of which had both moderator and scorekeeper, made me smile. It's about time someone got this simple logistics concept down in Illinois. Also worth noting is lunch. By far the best I've had at a quizbowl tournament. All ten...
by JackGlerum
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 127105

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

I only posted this in the UChicago Regs thread, so here it is.

Chicago A vs. Minnesota A
by JackGlerum
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC High School Solo
Replies: 26
Views: 8971

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC High School Solo

We'll have final numbers after practice on Thursday.
by JackGlerum
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Concept tossups in the social sciences
Replies: 40
Views: 5761

Re: Concept tossups in the social sciences

I like this post a lot. Social Science questions can be awesome but are often watered down, as you have pointed out. I don't think there are other concepts that would make good tossup answers besides those models, but since economics is not my field, perhaps someone could mention some I'm not thinki...