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by Pilgrim
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brett Favre goes Broadway
Replies: 24
Views: 2057

Re: Brett Favre goes Broadway

Anyone who thinks this makes the Jets a contender is deluding himself.
by Pilgrim
Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League
Replies: 35
Views: 6223

Re: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League

I would play this if only for the laughs.
by Pilgrim
Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gunpei Yokoi Memorial Open - Sat, 8/16/08@VCU
Replies: 48
Views: 15739

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gunpei Yokoi Memorial Open - Sat, 8/16/08@VCU

Assuming that I am there, which seems likely at this point, I want to play this.
by Pilgrim
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8280

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

I have every intention of playing this tournament.
by Pilgrim
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACFDB - a new tossup database
Replies: 79
Views: 15503

Re: ACFDB - a new tossup database

Ok, but I'm saying it would be akin to them going through and arbitrarily deciding to label all the jazz tossups. That doesn't make sense unless they do it for every single other subdistribution. False, because Jazz is a type of music, i.e. a sub-sub-distro. Political Science is only a sub-distro, ...
by Pilgrim
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MotW voting thread - 6/23-6/29
Replies: 16
Views: 1379

Re: MotW voting thread - 6/23-6/29

BuzzerZen wrote:Seven Samurai is pretty good, but it's very, very long and I think Kurosawa made better films.
I basically agree with this. Since I've never seen The Big Sleep, I definitely will go with that.
by Pilgrim
Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3535

Re: Need Some input

On the subject of "first and last name required": That's never a good idea, as it unnecessarily narrows down the answer space to people with ambiguous last names.
by Pilgrim
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter
Replies: 65
Views: 17225

Re: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter

I plan on being there and playing this.
by Pilgrim
Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9179

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

I don't know how widespread this knowledge is, but if you end up being stuck with 16 teams, you can still do 2 initial brackets of 8 teams each, and each team will only have one bye game. It's a little tricky to arrange the schedule, but Berkeley's useful scheduling page tells you how to do it: htt...
by Pilgrim
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point
Replies: 73
Views: 9179

Re: Chicago Open 2008: The End Comes...Beyond the Omega Point

It's obvious others disagree with me, but I'd actually be in favor of something like 2 pools of 8 instead of a massive round round. Sure there'd be double byes, but that just means extra staff. This raises a good question: do you actually have enough people committed to staffing for one bye to work...
by Pilgrim
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament (still on, hopefully)
Replies: 63
Views: 12678

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2008

Matt Weiner wrote:Sign me up for movies.
This.
by Pilgrim
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 19770

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I'm playing with Gautam.
by Pilgrim
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO trash announcement
Replies: 67
Views: 11356

Re: CO trash announcement

Quentin Roper, Carsten Gehring, and myself will be forming a team for this, and we have room for a fourth person. Be warned, though, we all suck at trash.

Edit: My email is TheBokonon@gmail.com
by Pilgrim
Thu May 29, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 7948

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

Division Winners: TJ A, MLK, Dorman A, Hunter, Charter A, Dorman B, DCC, RM A, Whitman A, Chattahoochee A, NKC, State College Undefeated: TJ A, Dorman A, Whitman A, NKC Top Four: 1. Dorman A 2. TJ A 3. Whitman A 4. MLK Consolation Bracket: 1. Maggie Walker A 2. Walter Johnson Five Highest Non-playof...
by Pilgrim
Sun May 04, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?
Replies: 40
Views: 10085

Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Ukonvasara wrote:
theMoMA wrote:I'd try to get out there for this.
by Pilgrim
Sat May 03, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13519

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

Hey, I'm looking for a team for this. TheBokonon@gmail.com
by Pilgrim
Thu May 01, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to search the Stanford Archive
Replies: 16
Views: 3093

Re: How to search the Stanford Archive

You can also search for text within documents within certain folders, if you have a large archive of .docs and .rtfs. In older versions of Windows, you need to go to Advanced Search Options, but in Vista it automatically searches text within documents. I suggest downloading Google Desktop Search . ...
by Pilgrim
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 14577

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

The label refers to it as being the teams' "goldfish" scores, which are the scores put up against no competition. I'm failing to see the problem.
by Pilgrim
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Tournament, 5/24
Replies: 82
Views: 23817

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Experimental Doubles Tournament, 5/24

I will play this for sure.
by Pilgrim
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sub-distribution suggestions
Replies: 33
Views: 3587

Re: Sub-distribution suggestions

I thought the literature questions were of a similar (high) quality, but I wonder if NAQT might consider raising the number of questions about literature from Africa, Asia, and Latin America? I'm not sure how they subdivide the literature category (perhaps it's English/non-English?), but I didn't r...
by Pilgrim
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10735

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament discussion

blackholes with a lead-in mentioning ergospheres Yeah, that was a bad one. Also, the Echinodermata question seemed to have a ridiculous difficulty drop-off at Asterozoa. And while I'm too lazy to actually look it up and check, the Aufbau Principle question seemed like a hose for Hund's Rule at the ...
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8179

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
Pilgrim wrote:CMU will in fact be bringing one team (and one buzzer).
Is Dwight coming to moderate?
No - he's going to be busy editing for the actual ICT.
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8179

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08

CMU will in fact be bringing one team (and one buzzer).
by Pilgrim
Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl in Iceland?
Replies: 16
Views: 2490

Re: Quizbowl in Iceland?

DJ Shadow wrote:At ACF Nationals 2006, Seth Samelson was prompted on a buzz of "Snorri"
:w-hat:
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 14577

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

ihavenoidea wrote:Or am I being completely stupid here and that is what you proposed all along? :oops:
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 19770

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

Yes.
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 24985

Re: Chicago Open History Doubles

I'm interested in playing in this tournament, but due to my rather mediocre history knowledge, I'm also willing to read if there is a shortage of moderators.
by Pilgrim
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2008 SS/Phil Doubles: "Walden Three"
Replies: 58
Views: 9047

Re: Announcement: Social Science/Philosophy Subject Tournament

cdcarter wrote:
SnookerUSF wrote:YES, YES, OH GOD YES, OH PLEASE RIGHT THERE AT THE CHICAGO OPEN, OH YES!
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9454

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

I'd most likely be interested, especially if it was in Chicago. However, I do agree that 80/80 is an awful lot for one person to write - especially considering that with all the interest that has already been expressed in this and the fact that there is no editor to combine packets, it seems like we...
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Experimental tournament during HSNCT
Replies: 39
Views: 5467

Re: Experimental tournament during HSNCT

I'm definitely interested, assuming that I'll be there.
by Pilgrim
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 8350

Re: Frequency lists

Here's something I've always wondered: has anyone ever gotten a music question about a work based on information about chord changes and movements and all that technical stuff? Or to rephrase that, have any of you ever? I've unsurprisingly never done it as I suck at music, but I've seen it happen o...
by Pilgrim
Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 07-08 Midseason Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 46026

Re: 07-08 Midseason Poll

Frederick Dukes wrote:
leftsaidfred wrote:14. Wheaton North (157)
25. New Trier (33)
Also receiving votes: Rockford Auburn (24)
Y'know, folks, Illinois has now held two State Championships on pyramidal questions this year... and Auburn is 2 for 2.
I think most people sent in their ballots before either of those tournaments.
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WOQ prediction
Replies: 18
Views: 2805

Re: WOQ prediction

Shantanu love-fest Not to deride Shantanu's abilities at all (he's beaten me the 2? times we've played this year), but I can honestly say that having played on college questions against both him and Michael Wright, they are extremely close in ability level. And while I didn't actually see either of...
by Pilgrim
Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools
Replies: 59
Views: 11199

Re: Productive discussion about expanding to new schools

*How successful is NAQT's current sale of intramural questions? I don't hear people talking about doing NAQT IMs all that much. Is there a lot of impetus to run intramurals when it's not a prerequisite for participating at the intercollegiate level, like it is with College Bowl? Assuming NAQT does ...
by Pilgrim
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5442

Re: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)

"Rampant Mormonism notwithstanding, Orson Scott Card did write some good books..." warrants even more notice. I realize that the writer probably considered this a joke and nothing serious, but consider something like "Rampant Judaism notwithstanding, Elie Wiesel managed to win the Nobel Prize". I d...
by Pilgrim
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5442

Re: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)

I have never seen the Goatse image, but I know exactly what it is and what its used for on the internet, and could probably get a tossup on it against most of the quizbowl world. Does somebody who has seen the Goatse image have an advantage over me? Perhaps if the tossup is a description of the ima...
by Pilgrim
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Appropriate answer space (from Minnesota HS discussion)
Replies: 31
Views: 5442

Re: Minnesota '07-'08

0/0 HARRY POTTER It's all I ask. Anyway, I don't think "gossip" is the answer to making the set more girl accessible - I know an awful lot of people of the female persuasion that don't care about that stuff. I think a better solution would be to bring the TV quota back up to standard and just balan...
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33153

I had mixed feelings about this tournament. I definitely enjoyed myself and thought most of the questions were high quality, but I didn't think it was as good as MLK or Penn Bowl - maybe my judgment was clouded by the minuscule field size at Delaware. Overall, I thought the lit tossups were fantasti...
by Pilgrim
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Results and ICT Invitations
Replies: 52
Views: 8439

Also, since Berkeley is not on the D1 list, I'm inclined to think that it's a hosting autobid for D2 and not a wildcard qualification (most of their D2 staffers were still D2 eligible, and they probably just wanted to give their freshmen some experience before throwing them headfirst into ICT). Thi...
by Pilgrim
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Results and ICT Invitations
Replies: 52
Views: 8439

The best bonus conversion among the DII teams at the South SCT who did not receive an invite was 13.76. The worst bonus conversion among any team to receive a non-automatic invite or a spot on the waitlist was Berkeley with 15.75. That is a pretty significant difference. Incidentally, the only real ...
by Pilgrim
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8179

There's a fairly decent chance that CMU will be sending a team.
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13787

In Division II, I can recall a total of one tossup on non-Grecco-Roman myth, and that tossup was one of the worst in the tournament. There weren't that many bonuses, either. I don't know if NAQT thinks other myth systems are too difficult for some reason, but I'd have to think that at least Norse m...
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12531

Pilgrim
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13787

Some more general comments on the distribution: As some others have remarked, the lit was highly frustrating. There were some tossups on works that I found well written and enjoyable, but there were also several questions on works of questionable literary merit, and pretty much all the tossups on au...
by Pilgrim
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13787

In Division II, I can recall a total of one tossup on non-Grecco-Roman myth, and that tossup was one of the worst in the tournament. There weren't that many bonuses, either. I don't know if NAQT thinks other myth systems are too difficult for some reason, but I'd have to think that at least Norse my...
by Pilgrim
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pittsburgh SCT
Replies: 9
Views: 2143

Stats:
http://qbstats.hallofkvasir.org/NAQT_Se ... dings.html

Quick Results for those too lazy to click the link:
DI:
1. Maryland A
2. Rochester A
3. Cleveland State

DII:
1. Swarthmore A
2. CMU B
3. Miami A
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Regionals at Delaware (02/16/08)
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

CMU will be bringing a team.