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by JackGlerum
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55730

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Riley is (unfortunately) 100% correct. Graduation usually means nothing to the son/daughter and everything to the (grand) parents. And since you still live under your parent's roofs, you gotta deal with it. My parents came to many of my high school quizbowl tournaments, but made me miss the middle r...
by JackGlerum
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Furthermore, Solo caters to Chicagoland teams who by and large go to good tournaments (right?). Granted, I wasn't in attendance this year, but this proposed tweak in distribution shouldn't necessarily crank up difficulty and thus won't turn people off.
by JackGlerum
Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

To clarify, I don't doubt Mr. Reinstein's work ethic or efficiency, I simply think its silly to put the effort towards what is currently accomplished. Also, I'd rather not nitpick about whose "new" distribution is best. As long as you somewhat follow the norm (for me, that's m ACF ), you'll be fine....
by JackGlerum
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Yeah, "as a state" was a bad way to put it.
by JackGlerum
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Hello, it's time for my obligatory trip to negative street! Scobol Solo is a very cool event and a blast to play. It is like no other tournament. It is a model of logistical success. Hell, it was the first tournament I ever played in, three years ago. Though, I bring up the "identity crisis" critici...
by JackGlerum
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

Thatta boy Lloyd, thatta boy.
by JackGlerum
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

mlaird wrote:Still undefeated after 11 rounds: Christian Kreb (LA), Kevin Malis (Stev).
One loss: steve server, Greg d., Isa d, zach b, Lloyd, Ben carbury, deveau, Jeremiah, Ben ch., Quinn r (some of these might have two losses).
!
by JackGlerum
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09
Replies: 83
Views: 103004

Re: New Trier Scobol Solo 11/7/09

soooooooooooooooo
by JackGlerum
Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

I'll play if this happens at NTV.
by JackGlerum
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10170

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

Yesterday was lots of fun; thanks to Chicago for hosting. Every time I attend an event at Harper, I continue to be utterly impressed by Chicago's program. Things run smoothly for the most part, from pizza to stats, and all of the moderators were in-house (and good!). I also think that Chicago's larg...
by JackGlerum
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: interest in buzzer system?
Replies: 14
Views: 3194

Re: interest in buzzer system?

My ideal buzzers would be rod-like, not boxes or pedals.
by JackGlerum
Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10170

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

We're bringing a buzzer system.
by JackGlerum
Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Don't listen to these conformist chumps Ben, stick it to the man and write 11-line tossups on the art of Kyrgyzstan.
by JackGlerum
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Easy Bonus Parts
Replies: 42
Views: 12375

Re: Easy Bonus Parts

There were at least 5 instances of this bonus in DAFT: [10] Something about work ANSWER: Work [10] Something about author of work ANSWER: Author [10] The capital of the author's native country ANSWER: Country To me (and to Mr. Chrzanowski, in this post ), the cross-disciplinary clues were irritating...
by JackGlerum
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/10/2009)
Replies: 51
Views: 8077

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: UIUC ABT Earlybird (10/10/2009)

How are my protégés doing?
by JackGlerum
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 4946

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

Thanks to Illinois for hosting this, we thoroughly enjoyed attending the tournament. It was great to see both old and new faces at such a large turnout.
by JackGlerum
Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12099

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

To respond to Jack: there are at minimum 20 tossups that decide a game. To single out a particular one is short-sighted. The reason why you saying you happened to lose a game by a particular margin because of the question is not an argument for anything is because it isn't. You very easily could ha...
by JackGlerum
Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12099

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

I just want to point out that, as the author of the As Nasty As They Wanna Be tossup, if you look, it actually includes two clues about the legal precedents revolving around that album that still have somewhat important repercussions today in legal matters like censorship and determining rights if ...
by JackGlerum
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 12099

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

I too do not think top tier tournaments should include trash. By that, I mean Nats, ICT, and other stuff where "champions" are crowned. Losing by 10 because you couldn't pull a 2 Live Crew album (a great question, by the way) is brutal (and un-academic, unfair, etc.) Having 1/1 for circuit events is...
by JackGlerum
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10170

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

1 team for us.
by JackGlerum
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 4946

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

evilmonkey wrote:things about notre dame coming to eft
Is Joe coming?
by JackGlerum
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Dan and Jeff, you guys are saying stupid things. Backing up arguments with results from Avery and Question Bank events and then saying Regardless of questions and Questions aside is unnecessary. Furthermore, the argument about solo vs. balanced is subjective and pointless. Sometimes the one-man team...
by JackGlerum
Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19045

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

Hey, just wanna throw something out there (re: Bardoe discussion) I am also glad that Latin will go to good stuff this year, but attending Fremd, Homewood-Flossmoor, Masonics sort of counteracts what we've been talking about. If you're going to Masonics for the money, fair enough, but these three to...
by JackGlerum
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 4737

Re: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback

Hey, I was kind of interested in talking about the way people conduct themselves at good collegiate tournaments and how to offer helpful feedback afterwards Re: post tournament feedback What do people think about criticizing specific questions? I have been guilty of venting about individual stuff t...
by JackGlerum
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Greg quoted Nolan as me accidentally... just wanna clear that up.
by JackGlerum
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why is Illinois bad?
Replies: 126
Views: 19045

Re: Why is Illinois bad?

Reinstein is right that Illinois isn't as bad as people say it is; we have good teams who go to good events every weekend. The problem, as I've always said, is the ultimate goal. For all but, say, 1-4 teams, IHSA State is the be-all end-all (those 1-4 try to do their best at nationals). Not saying t...
by JackGlerum
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

What coach, besides those who wrote the Mid Suburban League code, would object to freshmen and sophomores playing varsity AND F/S? "Moving to varsity is a one-way street"...many coaches feel that once a player is good enough to move up to the big leagues, playing them in the f/s circuit is unfair. ...
by JackGlerum
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 4737

Re: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback

Is it even that common for parents or to accompany high-school aged offspring at college tournaments? I've only been to a few college tournaments,but my impression is that it's not the most common thing in the world. For what it's worth, last year, my dad drove my team to ACF Winter (and watched) a...
by JackGlerum
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

Inspired by Fred’s recent undertaking and my incessant reading of ranking-infused fantasy football magazines, I’ll post my top ten. Because I CAN. 1. Auburn Certainly won’t be as good as last year, but neither will anybody else in the state. No doubt Lloyd will emerge as a star, and Abid is learning...
by JackGlerum
Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why do you play Quiz Bowl?--Poll!
Replies: 28
Views: 3564

Re: Why do you play Quiz Bowl?--Poll!

Like most people, I play so that I can satisfy my competitive drive in an academic environment. This is my reason--and seemingly most people's. I actually joined the quizbowl team when I got cut from the sophomore basketball team and needed something to do in the winter months. Working on my jumper...
by JackGlerum
Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8300

Re: CO Lit Discussion

Hello, Given the circumstances, I thought this turned out pretty well. Further editing and more rounds would have been nice, but we would have started round one of trash after the lit finals if we had the thirteen rounds we originally planned. I wrote tossups on Ray Bradbury, Sometimes a Great Natio...
by JackGlerum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Popkulturkampf-Stats and Non-Question Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Popkulturkampf-Stats and Non-Question Discussion

You don't need to see his identifaction.

We don't need to see his identification.

These aren't the droids you're looking for.

These aren't the droids we're looking for.
by JackGlerum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23176

Re: CO Lit announcement

Squads Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne Graham Moyer & Ike Jose Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor Evan Adams & Will Butler Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman Jonathan Magin Chris Borglum & Ahmad Ragab Dallas Simons & Eric Mukherjee...
by JackGlerum
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 141599

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

I'll second the Benet's recommendation. It seems to have a bad reputation in quizbowl because you can't get any depth from it (justifiably so), but breadth isn't a bad thing either, especially at high school levels. If we're talking about art textbooks, I had the mother of all books when I took AP A...
by JackGlerum
Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23176

Re: CO Lit announcement

Squads Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne Graham Moyer & Ike Jose Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor Evan Adams & Will Butler Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman Jonathan Magin Chris Borglum & Ahmad Ragab Dallas Simons & Eric Mukherjee...
by JackGlerum
Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sub Distro within Painting
Replies: 10
Views: 1688

Sub Distro within Painting

If you were to write a 20/20 packet of only painting, what would the distribution look like? For whatever reason I was thinking about it and couldn't come up with anything that make sense. You could go about it in many different ways, and am curious what people think.
by JackGlerum
Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23176

*Field Update*

Squads Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne Graham Moyer & Ike Jose Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor Evan Adams & Will Butler Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman Jonathan Magin Chris Borglum & Ahmad Ragab Dallas Simons & Eric Mukherjee...
by JackGlerum
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23176

Re: CO Lit announcement

Squads Auroni Gupta & Mike Cheyne Graham Moyer & Ike Jose Greg Peterson & Donald Taylor Evan Adams & Will Butler Tommy Casalaspi & Guy Tabachnick Eric Kwartler & Chris Ray Brendan Byrne & Jacob Durst Rom Masrour & Tim Hartman Jonathan Magin Chris Borglum & Ahmad Ragab Dallas Simons & Eric Mukherjee...
by JackGlerum
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '09-'10
Replies: 568
Views: 67659

Re: Illinois '09-'10

If I have any advice to you up-and-coming players, it's to aim not for being competitive in Illinois but for being competitive nationally. We're going to need something of an arms race to catch up to the rest of the country, and the only way to do that is to aim high and learn hard stuff as soon as...
by JackGlerum
Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible September Tournament
Replies: 66
Views: 7997

Re: Possible September Tournament

I'm surprised nobody has opposed this yet, but I'll say it: it is a bad idea to blacklist teams for Fall Novice, especially if the Illinois mirror will be early in the season. Being a "top team/player in Illinois", doesn't mean you are "too good" for a "novice" tournament. If this set is akin to HAV...
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 9333

Re: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

the infamous: Though the full title of this work limits its scope to 1660 to 1783, its introduction refers to common histories of Scipio and Wellington that fail to mention the main factor leading to their victories. This work advocates building coaling stations at choke points and prompted (*) Theo...
by JackGlerum
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 36601

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

FredMorlan wrote:38th - Paul M. Dorman High School's third team
Sick.
by JackGlerum
Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 9773

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

I ended up not going back to the NAC because, well, I had better things to do. Also because it's somewhat soul-crushing for a regular quizbowler to watch those games.

Sorry for those who expected a vid.
by JackGlerum
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17190

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

Like most pyramidal questions, the number of potential answers here diminishes as more clues are revealed. All clues used should uniquely identify one possible answer, not multiple answers. Clues that could lead to multiple answers are vague, useless, and anti-pyramidal. You're misreading Nick, I t...
by JackGlerum
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 9773

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

update:

I'm taking a day off but I'm thinking about going back tomorrow to get a Chip-read playoff game on film because it should be documented for hsquizbowl to see.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 9773

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

It's lunch time, and I'm peacing out.
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 9773

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

"Richard Wright wrote Native Son. Which other African-American author wrote Notes on a Native Son?"

lol
by JackGlerum
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 9773

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

queensbury is destroying the other team