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by Angry Babies in Love
Wed May 23, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 20295

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

Any chance you still want questions past the deadline?
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue May 22, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 20302

Re: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)

I am a free agent for this tournament, I posted my deets to the spreadsheet
EDIT: On team Neggers with Attitude with Daniel Galitsky of RM, we need two more.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat May 19, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 20295

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

HA just noticed the submission deadline. I can try to get some done but have other priorities on the question front. Will do my best to get some written.
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri May 18, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10224

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

I don't have a "fetish" for video chat, so apologies to Charlie, but I can read. raynell.cooper is my skype thingamajig.
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri May 11, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 15
Views: 4673

Re: Fonts

The rn/m problem was a contributing factor in one of my team's Geography Bowl losses, the reader said "tam" when he was supposed to say "tarn" and it completely threw me off. When I read from a laptop, I change the font to Cambria. Not sure what is best for reading on paper. Theoretically you want ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue May 08, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 15
Views: 4673

Re: Fonts

The rn/m problem was a contributing factor in one of my team's Geography Bowl losses, the reader said "tam" when he was supposed to say "tarn" and it completely threw me off. When I read from a laptop, I change the font to Cambria. Not sure what is best for reading on paper. Theoretically you want s...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Watch Jeopardy tonight!
Replies: 17
Views: 6468

Re: Watch Jeopardy tonight!

Ben Greenho plays Chipbowl.

EDIT: Also, Anshika plays for Beachwood.
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Merits of the KMO?
Replies: 16
Views: 7158

Re: Merits of the KMO?

I think that if it doesn't get in the way, financially or otherwise, from you doing other, better things, and if KMO doesn't wrong your team personally, then there's no reason to not do it if you're enjoying it. I haven't played since elementary school so I have no idea what the time commitment is o...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: neg king/queen/monarch
Replies: 40
Views: 9828

Re: neg king/queen/monarch

Almost all of the neg prizes I saw in high school were won by players that were (usually) pretty phenomenal at getting 10s and 15s. In the DC area, the neg prize (awarded or otherwise) almost always goes to a top 10 player. That being said, I'll echo what many people earlier have said: I think if yo...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An NHBB Site for All Regions
Replies: 12
Views: 4767

Re: An NHBB Site for All Regions

Unless I'm misunderstanding the way ranking work in a single elimination bracket, I think those placements are off. The results for the five teams mentioned: Whitman A lost in the first round to GDS A. Saint Anselm's beat the sixth team (Whitman B?) in the first round. RM and Blair had byes. RM def...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12
Replies: 41
Views: 13737

Re: SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery 2/25/12

Oakland Mills finished 6th with a record of 5-4, losing the fifth place game to Caesar Rodney. This was a great tournament! GDS A finished first, beating St. Anselm's on the last tossup of a one-game final. Blair finished third, beating Whitman A on the last tossup of the third-place game. BCC and ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 36358

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

I liked the set, though I feel that the bonus difficulty was a bit all over the place (though this is to be expected). I found the Cotton/Anaconda Plan/New Orleans bonus way too easy for a regular college set.
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13907

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

OK regarding the "plagiarism": I talked to Daniel about this and the instances of plagiarism you've cited aren't full lines or sentences but are very short fragments that can't really be reworded. They were just facts that appeared both in sources and in the question. In quizbowl, using facts from s...
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!
Replies: 42
Views: 13907

Re: RM+TP Housewrite available for Mirrors!

The same way you deal with mirrors during the same year! Don't let somebody in Illinois mirror it again! I guess, although this set really shouldn't be used. I don't think there really are that many major flaws with this tournament that can't be fixed by someone more experienced than you or me look...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 34246

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

The tournament listed as NHBB Maryland at RM should be replaced with NHBB DC at St. Anselm's, to be held on that same date.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at GWU
Replies: 25
Views: 10207

Re: ACF Regionals at GWU

UMD A and UVA A are in a one-game final after both going 9-1.

Edit: UMD takes it 400-260

Chris will post stats et al. in the very near future
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 20295

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

I can probably help write for this but I'm not sure I can make it down to ATL.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)
Replies: 24
Views: 9139

Re: 2012 STANLEY CUP @ Georgetown Day (2/4/12)

I applaud your acronyming.
If you need readers, I might be around.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland
Replies: 49
Views: 45699

Re: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland

It's also fairly convenient for teams flying in Friday night to land at National airport in DC and take the metro to College Park. Yeah, this is the easiest way to get to College Park from an airport in my opinion. The Metrobus from BWI to Greenbelt is not a bad second option, though neither it nor...
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & 60 Second rounds
Replies: 37
Views: 12831

Re: NHBB & 60 Second rounds

Sure, this makes sense. Though don't overstate the extremeness of NHBB here - even with 240 points available in the fourth quarter (and superpowers of 30 points each are proving very rare indeed), that's still only 34% of the points in the game. But at least, to use another basketball analogy, it g...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & 60 Second rounds
Replies: 37
Views: 12831

Re: NHBB & 60 Second rounds

Thanks for your comments. Donald, your point is one that I'm addressing separately, on consistent difficulty. That's honestly more an issue for HSAPQ, though. Beyond that, I am not at all in favor of going over to 20/20. I know it's the standard format, but I think it's repetitive, doesn't make lat...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anyone know people interested in qb @ high schools overseas?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Re: Anyone know people interested in qb @ high schools overseas?

Any reason NHBB hasn't gone north of the border? That seems like a good place to expand into, what with a bit of a quizbowl circuit and relative proximity to America.
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD History Bowl - need a team to avoid odd numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 1242

Re: MD History Bowl - need a team to avoid odd numbers

If bizarre facebook posts by Daniel Galitsky are to be believed, RM apparently won this. RM A won the Bowl, beating Whitman A in the Finals RM B and GDS were the two semifinalists. Todd Pollak (from Whitman) won the bee, beating Josh Weaver(from RM) RM C won the JV Bowl. Additionally, Conor Habinge...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 96
Views: 34246

Re: DC/MD/VA/DE Date Claim '11-'12

Sure, we can always use help, if you mean volunteering. In terms of directing, we're probably set (but need to confirm this one with Raynell). I'm good with directing but it's always really great to have another experienced hand around to help deal with any crises that may arise. Also you're cool. ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland
Replies: 33
Views: 8178

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland

Since this is right before exams, I wouldn't expect a GW team in any sort of full glory, but as someone who can care less about academics, I'll probably try to make it.
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 12354

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

Hey, GW sent an email a few days ago, we're registering two teams and a buzzer.
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UMD (10/1/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 7047

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UMD (10/1/11)

GW should probably be taken off the registration list, considering GW never registered.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24
Replies: 43
Views: 50924

Re: Maryland Fall High School Tournament, 9/24

No Electricity Required wrote:
The Herb wrote:Google Chrome is telling me that the Team Detail page is in Malay.
This happens a lot with SQBS reports (at least it does to me).
I think "tuh" might have something to do with it.
by Angry Babies in Love
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UMD (10/1/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 7047

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UMD (10/1/11)

Was there some sort of GW registration besides my post? My post was by no means a registration.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Preseason Podcast
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: HS Preseason Podcast

This was an interesting discussion. Re:Univ School of Nashville: Their returning captain finished third in the National Geographic Bee in middle school (I was in the audience for that), so he has that covered, and he totally burned me at History Bee, so I think they can be top 8 at HSNCT, especially...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Attracting New Players
Replies: 10
Views: 4195

Re: Attracting New Players

At the first practice, offer food, start with easy questions, and give lots of words of encouragement. If you see anyone with promise, be sure to follow up with them and get them to come back.

Also, try paying attractive girls to come to your first practice.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Aug 27, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October Mirror at UVA, 10/8
Replies: 24
Views: 8806

Re: Missiles of October Mirror at UVA, 10/8

College Park Spyders wrote:It's college, you don't have to worry about insurance or whatever anymore if you're playing solo for your school.
True, but I never got a chance to play under a pseudonym school in high school and I always kinda wanted to. Point being, I will probably be there, with or without people.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October Mirror at UVA, 10/8
Replies: 24
Views: 8806

Re: Missiles of October Mirror at UVA, 10/8

I can't speak for GW yet, but consider at least "Morrissey University" interested.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UMD (10/1/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 7047

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UMD (10/1/11)

I'll try to get some GW people to go to this. It's on my birthday, but I may coach/read anyway, at least for a little bit.
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: World Literature and Time-Subdistribution
Replies: 20
Views: 5981

Re: World Literature and Time-Subdistribution

although I'm a terrible person to go on since I couldn't tell you what's hard and what's not. This is somewhat unrelated, but Arun and I were discussing how one would go about tackling a tossup on an author (or in the case we were discussing, artist) that wasn't tossed-up very often. How does one d...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school tournaments and timed rounds
Replies: 14
Views: 2331

Re: High school tournaments and timed rounds

I think the benefits of having timed rounds at HSNCT definitely outweigh the risks; almost all rooms from my experience get at least 18 tossups, usually more. Issues like the Vermont case that Robert brought up are intriguing. If you have an untimed tournament with bad readers, the tournament will t...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oregon Discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Oregon Discussion 2011-2012

When the date comes up, I'll definitely use my Lincoln County connections and try to get a team or two from Newport and/or Toledo and/or Siletz to make the journey up there.
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open 2011 (08/13-08/14)
Replies: 96
Views: 24521

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

Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Visa requirements for Romanian citizens wrote:Anybody want to play basketball after this is all over? The gym is open until 10 and there are some reasonably well-lit outdoor courts.
Totally.
I'd be down if my parents could give me a ride that late from CP (or Aidan to a Metro on the western branch of the Red Line :grin: ) I'd be down
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22396

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

I don't believe scores were kept for the anime packet. When I went to fall asleep, Drew was beating everyone else who was playing CULT during the fourth round (before that, Drew's team had won 2 out of 3 rounds). Drew won all of the trash basically except the round he fell asleep in, which was done...
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22396

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

WSchneider wrote: "Country Club Bowl"
This was actually pretty fun, I got to play half of it and there were some interesting answer lines. Very well-written too.
by Angry Babies in Love
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22396

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

This happened, is happening and is an absolutely amazing experience. A team consisting of Aaron Cohen, Gabe Johnson and Brian Smiley defeated "What's the situation room" consisting of James Lasker, Marisol Brady and Hunter Brook. We then played the anime packet by Joe, and then all 5 rounds of the ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 88191

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0

Went through stuff from last year. Here's the changes from preseason to postseason rankings, for the top 25 of each. State College 1 -> 1 LASA 2 -> 2 Bellarmine 3 -> 3 Hunter 6-> 4 Maggie Walker 4 -> 5 Stevenson 5 -> 6 Auburn 12 -> 7 Dorman 7 -> 8 Seven Lakes 8 -> 9 St. Ignatius 18 -> 10 Centennial...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)
Replies: 51
Views: 7223

Re: The thirty-or-zero problem (80s trash)

I know many quizbowl players who would do significantly better on a music bonus about pre-birth music than present day music, me included.
by Angry Babies in Love
Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 21033

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

This rapper named his label for a historically segregated Tulsa neighborhood. After starting The Black Wall Street, this Compton native released the albums ~The Documentary~, (*) ~Doctor's Advocate~, and ~LAX~. For 10 points--name this rival of 50 Cent and G-Unit with a competitive stage name. answ...
by Angry Babies in Love
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Mexico Discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2774

Re: New Mexico Discussion 2011-2012

I can attest to this crazy coincidence happening.

EDIT: Coincidentally, the person who won that episode was from Arlington, VA.
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2012 College National Championships
Replies: 96
Views: 42106

Re: National History Bowl - 2012 College National Championships

then I suggest that instead of piggybacking with the ICT, that you instead piggyback or join up with the American Historical Association. Their annual meeting hosts thousands of historians and I think there might be room for something like this to run during, before, or after the conference. From w...
by Angry Babies in Love
Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011
Replies: 93
Views: 22396

Re: Jersey Shore Open - Mantoloking, NJ - August 8-9, 2011

Can you PM me the address that this is happening at so I can start looking at trains to get there, and deciding if I need to ask my parents to borrow their car (as I'm planning on going down to D.C. right after the tournament, and want to figure out which way is more cost-efficient). I just did som...
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15626

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion

Cheynem wrote:Wait...chicken restaurants are "somewhat academic?"
Wait, how did I miss that? You can't make the case that chicken restaurants (or any trash) are somewhat academic
by Angry Babies in Love
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15626

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion

An issue with sports is canon size as well. At least by NAQT standards, any team in the Big Four leagues is fair game, as well as many college teams, not to mention athletes and international players, leagues, etc. as well as concepts (see "relegation"). There are at least 200 tossupable things, eac...
by Angry Babies in Love
Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League
Replies: 53
Views: 17087

Re: Online Skype Practice League

Those are the best team names ever.