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by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Might it be a good idea to try and get BELFAST to play after the main event here? I know it's being played at CULT this weekend, but there doesn't seem to be much overlap between the two fields.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

As noted, I can definitely perform any and all levels of staffing desired. I have already heard (well, read) Solon's questions. I'm not quite sure what difficulty level was in mind for ECSO but the three high-level HS teams that competed on it (Hunter, K-berg and SJ) averaged 20-21 PPB and 10-25% p...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Definitely playing this; probably need teammates.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO 2: Pick a Date
Replies: 18
Views: 2393

Re: ECSO 2: Pick a Date

I think I would prefer July 10th as well, though I won't know for 100% sure until the weekend.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99295

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

Magin and I are now playing this together.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash in ACF/NAQT, for the umpteenth time
Replies: 10
Views: 1799

Re: Trash in ACF/NAQT, for the umpteenth time

I will have more time to devote to this discussion once I emerge from this thicket of end-of-semester studio work in a couple weeks, but for now I'm just going to point this video out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N92LQf1Vsi4
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9253

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

For a little example, consider these three modern "musicians". Phillip Glass - mostly minimalism music that is innovative, unique musical styles, yet not typical classical music. George Gershwin - composed jazz music that was innovate, pioneer of American music, yet not typical classical music. Mar...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9253

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

For what it is worth, if I were editing a tournament and received an arts tossup on The Graduate, I would edit it and keep it in that category. Would you allow an arts question on Simon and Garfunkel? If not, that's a pretty clear double standard. I'll try to offer a kind of defense of trash in nat...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 4665

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

I would love nothing more than to finally play some quizbowl in NYC before I retire. Count me in.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 ICT discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 15801

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

I'm posting the same as everyone else, not on a "bully pulpit." C'mon, don't sell yourself short, Mike. A) Your long history as one of the top quizbowl players and writers in the nation gives your words a (well-deserved) gravitas and authority which not many people enjoy. People will look up to you...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9253

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

The best reasoning of an academic/trash split in subjects like music and film is how "accessible" a subject is. If it's real easy to access, like the Godfather (as you can just watch that on AMC at pretty much any time), it should go into trash; if it takes effort to access, like Fellini's films, t...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT

Though, now that I think about it more, people do sometimes complain when people are tossed up too much (with of course the subtext of "icky biography bowl"). Countries are far from the only suspect class here; I suspect in fact that titles of books (and other works I guess) may in fact be the only ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT

Whig's Boson wrote:right but generally arguments to "behavioral quizbowl studies" are not accepted as valid in theoretical discussions on HSQB
And that's a big problem with theoretical discussions here!
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

Tossups on countries in history are fine, but I think they, like any one specific "type" of question, should be done in moderation. Where is the outrage over multiple tossups on people in a single round? I don't see it. Countries are being singled out for some reason and I see no rational explanati...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Country questions, particularly in 2010 ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 1995

Re: 2010 ICT discussion

Tossups on countries in history are fine, but I think they, like any one specific "type" of question, should be done in moderation. Where is the outrage over multiple tossups on people in a single round? I don't see it. Countries are being singled out for some reason and I see no rational explanati...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 99295

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

I'm playing this, of course*. Would be interested in a teammate who knows painting (especially pre-20th Century) and/or opera.

*Assuming the 80-90 percent likelihood I'm at CO to begin with.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21321

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

Ondes Martenot wrote:And after six weeks the great northeast buzzer crisis will finally come to a close. I think.
It's been more than six weeks since EFT.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 50867

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Assuming I can make it out to Chicago, I would like to play this and am a free agent. My trash knowledge is spotty, but occasionally deep. Expect points in old music, (occasionally) newer music, football, curling*, obscure board games, and the Internet. And pretty much no points anywhere else, unles...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13645

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

I am ~80 percent sure I can come to this, and would be interested in teammates. At this level of difficulty, my value is probably directly proportional to the amount of current events and obscure 20th century music that makes it into the final set. Fair warning: I won't be able to start writing any ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WANTED: Trash Consultant for Harvard International
Replies: 18
Views: 1902

Re: WANTED: Trash Consultant for Harvard International

Whig's Boson wrote:YourChoiceFest at VCU Open.
Details?
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19573

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

I expect to be playing this in some capacity.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18803

Re: Buzzer

You haven't truly played quizbowl until you've played a mock game of quizbowl to convince a skeptical TSA agent that the Judge you're trying to get through airport security is, in fact, a buzzer system and not something rather more nefarious.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some thoughts on the difficulty of submissions
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: Some thoughts on the difficulty of submissions

Magister Ludi wrote:Unfortunately I ended up writing about 75% of the music tossups from scratch because of repeats and difficulty issues.
I take it my tossup on "flute" was cut for being too similar to the clarinet tossup?
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On writing opera tossups
Replies: 26
Views: 5313

Re: On writing opera tossups

Confession: I know next-to-nothing about Tosca (in general I know suprisingly little about opera, especially Italian opera), but your tossup seemed like a good idea focusing on good, musical information, and I let it through editing without a whole lot of changes. The one thing I did do is add anoth...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Corrections and Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: Corrections and Feedback

"A Hero's Life" should be an acceptable translation for Ein Heldenleben.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4392

Re: Regionals discussion

For the clarinet, the first clue was the opening of Sibelius' First Symphony and then the second clue was about its evolution from the chalumeau. Chalumeau strikes me as something that any clarinetist (since the low range of the instrument is still called chalumeau) would know, as would any person ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 20140

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

I'm (hopefully!) graduating this year with a Masters in City Planning and will be (hopefully!) working somewhere in the Northeast. I can't rule out the possibility of taking another class or two somewhere down the road, but chances are my degree-earning days are done after this year. I'll play as ma...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something? I'd be extremely interested in playing this tournament if it is available. After SCT on Saturday may be a more convenient time to run it than d...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

Was the entire visual tournament played at VCU's T-Party, and if not, is there any chance of a couple rounds of it being run during lunchtime or something?
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

grapesmoker wrote:
Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:We will.
And that's what matters to me because I want your packet.
As soon as Eric's done with his questions, it'll be in your inbox.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

grapesmoker wrote:
Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:You know, if it was just up to me, I'd go to Columbia anyway. But that wouldn't be fair to teammates who want to play SCT.
Well, since you're going to Maryland, you could, like, play the ACF Regionals that's being held there!
We will.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

Penn will be bringing at least one team to this. We...uh... should probably get started on our packet. It looks like the prospect of playing a rescheduled SCT is going to lure us to Maryland instead. I, personally, was very much looking forward to playing quizbowl in NYC! But alas, 'twas not to be....
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 15340

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:It appears that, apparently, Penn won't be sending a Div I team to Sectionals. Hopefully the younger players will get a Div II team together or something.
Looks like we'll be there after all.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

Penn will be bringing at least one team to this. We...uh... should probably get started on our packet. It looks like the prospect of playing a rescheduled SCT is going to lure us to Maryland instead. I, personally, was very much looking forward to playing quizbowl in NYC! But alas, 'twas not to be....
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:Is that it?
I'm pretty sure Penn is planning on going to the Columbia site instead. At least, I know that's where I'm going.
Scratch that. The combined SCT/Regionals weekend at Maryland(ish) looks like it will be attracting a Penn team after all.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: So, discussion?

I don't think this is so with shorter works, and I don't particularly care for tossups on things like "Chopin's preludes" because of it. As often as I listen to those things, or similar short pieces that are occasionally tossed up, it seems impossible to buzz on tossups until they start mentioning ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: So, discussion?

3) There seemed to be an attempt to shoehorn "real music" into this tournament at the expense of answerability and a correct distribution of buzzes. I'm sorry, but the buzz distribution and overall answerability on "piano concertos for the left hand" or "cantatas of Bach" is just not anywhere close...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic (2/20) at Maryland

grapesmoker wrote:Is that it?
I'm pretty sure Penn is planning on going to the Columbia site instead. At least, I know that's where I'm going.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Columbia University
Replies: 35
Views: 7560

Re: ACF Regionals at Columbia University

Penn will be bringing at least one team to this. We...uh... should probably get started on our packet.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 17430

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll

Wall of Ham wrote:
FredMorlan wrote:The poll, while fun and a good starting point of determining which programs are pretty good, does have flaws. One of these I've noticed is that if you post a lot, you get more votes. If you're a traditional powerhouse, you get more votes.
Are you talking about quizbowl or college football?
Yes.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 55630

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Why the heck would a site like that be blocked?
Naughty words in the packets, maybe?
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 17430

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll

I'm surprised Horace Greeley didn't get any votes.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: So, discussion?

Not That Kind of Christian!! wrote:No, sorry... it was a bonus on Neruda, if that helps at all.
Alright, found it in Yale A/Chi B.

Why it was there, I have no clue.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: So, discussion?

The tossup on piano concerti for the left hand was a bit sketchy in my opinion. I might be just bitter since I buzzed in early with piano concerto and got negged. Paul Gauthier did the same thing but was not negged. Were the instructions to the moderators not clear in the answer line? Moderator ins...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: Difficulty Swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4223

Re: Difficulty Swings

Personally, I definitely made an effort to keep bonus difficulty manageable- I worked off the general rule that I should be 30ing just about every music bonus, for instance. I think the only parts where I didn't stick to that rule were McCoy Tyner (this was a mistake) and the G&S bonus (an area I ha...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

Re: So, discussion?

Yeah, there's a Chicago A bonus in our (Illinois A's) packet. I want to say it was on some kind of Eastern European nationalist music or something; it was by Paul Gautier. MaS It was lit, not music: Finnish/Lonnrot/Sillanpaa. There was briefly some discussion of combining Chicago and Illinois, whic...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 15340

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

It appears that, apparently, Penn won't be sending a Div I team to Sectionals. Hopefully the younger players will get a Div II team together or something.
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 24069

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

Still no stats? Hmmm...Someone is sleeping in this weekend, eh? Oh well, rest IS important! Still, does anyone have any details beyond the fact that Harvard won? For example---what was the order of the next 5 or 6 teams in the Championship round robin? Any specifics would be appreciated. I know mos...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5198

PENN BOWL: So, discussion?

I'll have more comments later, but I'm just going to start off with an admission that yeah, this set had some problems. Most systemic was the very poor difficulty control- it seemed to me that the tournament was normally too hard, except on the occasions when it was too easy. Also were the glitches ...
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 24069

Re: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)

Edward Powers wrote:Any updates on this event? Who qualified for the Championship bracket? Anything?
Brown and Harvard are in some form of final; the rest of the top bracket included Swarthmore, Maryland, VCU, Rice, and State College.