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by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 15
Views: 5274

Re: Studying Geography

Try sporcle.com for knowledge of capitals of every country, and other cities. As anti-quizbowl as it is, I can owe my knowledge of world capitals to it.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 9000

Re: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO

Like Ethan I will not be anywhere near Minnesota. Can I at least contribute questions to this event so it's to make it somewhat a little longer, and possibly allow someone to play without writing?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3088

Re: VETO 2010

I think it was a huge step for the Canadian quizbowl circuit to reach out to the American quizbowl circuit so it makes improvements towards a more ACF-level quizbowl. Sure there will always be mistakes as it happens to the best of us, and I think Mike said it best when there is a Fall-level VETO. Ju...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Military History Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Re: Military History Side Event

Any word on the distribution change yet George? I would really like to see this new distribution since I have already started writing some questions, and I don't want to progress too far without knowing the newer distribution.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun 2009 Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 8469

Re: Sun 'n' Fun 2009 Discussion

grapesmoker wrote: the entire set was heavily weighted towards military history.
If this was the case, then I would like the set to be posted soon, so I can narrow down the answer choices for the military history tournament
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Military History Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Re: Military History Side Event

I would like to point out that each packet will have a fair and equal geographic distribution that I have not listed, but I will gurantee that all 6 continents will be represented in some way or form within the distrobution I have given. For example the Battle of Gettysburg could represent American ...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6456

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

But yeah, I'm sure that there are schools that just don't have the money, especially in this economy. I for one can say unfortunately this is what affected our team. Hopefully though this year will bring out a better in funds, and I told my coach about the USC and Dorman tournaments so that the tea...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Military History Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Re: Military History Side Event

about 5 packets. Presumably if you're announcing this over one year in advance you could come up with more than 5 rounds? Also the distribution seems silly in a way I don't really feel like expanding on right now, but you'd probably be best off with a hard distribution based on area/era, and try to...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Military History Side Event
Replies: 14
Views: 2479

Military History Side Event

Me and George Stevens have agreed to collaborate on writing a set based entirely off of military history to be played near the end of the season, and I am looking at Chicago Open 2010 and ACF Nationals as possibilities. The set will be tu's only, and there will be no powers or superpowers. It will b...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The John Adams Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 6490

Re: The John Adams Rule

I don't know if this may fall within the discussion, but for example this year one of the final tu's of our county tournament was on Charles I (Of England), yet I was prompted after I gave Charles I. Apperently I had to say Charles I of England, and looking back on one of the audio casts from NAQT i...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 10324

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

I can't wait to see this video, and get a first-hand experience of how terrible this is
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31487

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

See though I don't belive Jonah is recording the thing by video or audio. I wouldn't know if writing about the thing is under either one of those categories
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31487

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Will this be liveblogged via the liveblog channel used for NSC and HSNCT. If so please give the link so I can see the answers of this glorious :chip: tournament.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 16084

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

All right so I am already at 6/6 regarding History, Geography, and RMP. Is this what I am limited to in subject writing, or can I write on more subjects?
I also would like to know if I could write more then 20/20 because I want some of my questions to be in the tournament. I can do like 30/30
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon May 25, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24487

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

you are not only making me not want to play quizbowl If the fact that someone was mean to you once is reason for you quitting quizbowl, I also call into question your dedication. I just want don't someone attacking me over this. I would think you all would have ignored me if I mean so fucking littl...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon May 25, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24487

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

There is nothing more I want to do then spend my birthday at EFT playing quizbowl. Hopefully when college starts you will see GMU there with a team, or maybe two Uh, well, I mean awesome if you personally want to take a trip to Brown, but there's sure to be a Mid-Atlantic mirror that GMU will proba...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon May 25, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 24487

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

There is nothing more I want to do then spend my birthday at EFT playing quizbowl. Hopefully when college starts you will see GMU there with a team, or maybe two
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat May 23, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 17624

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

Okay so what did everybody think of the questions?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Tue May 19, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31487

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Is the Wilson High School listed on the DC schedule Wilson High School from Orangeburg, SC? We invited them to our tournament, and they claim they didn't have a quizbowl team.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun May 17, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31487

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Just wondering Joe if you have spoken to Ms. Meek about attending PACE or HSNCT at all this year. I know she may not like it, but tell her that you guys want an academic enforcement and competition and not simply trivia.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat May 16, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall High School Novice Tournament?
Replies: 106
Views: 16084

Re: Fall High School Novice Tournament?

Two questions

1. How many lines should each TU be?

2. Do you want to remain around the HAVOC difficulty range?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon May 11, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12304

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

What have the Fine Arts done that makes them more worthy than Sports? What about Sports knowledge makes it so much less significant than Fine Arts? I would think that knowing Fine Arts, and not Sports would indeed be more like quizbowl. If you truly want something with sports, then go to a sports b...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon May 04, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Standby Teams Wanted for the 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: Standby Teams Wanted for the 2009 PACE NSC

I just sent an e-mail to you Fred regarding this.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun May 03, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals High School 2009 Poll
Replies: 53
Views: 9441

Re: Pre-Nationals High School 2009 Poll

II know a few that surely ought to be ranked in the top ten -- State College, Maggie Walker, Dorman, James Island -- James Island? Really? National top ten? :lol: :lol: :lol: Southside is 5 times better. James Island is really good at NAQT due to the heavy Trash and Geography distribution Edit: I f...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat May 02, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7514

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

scquizbowl wrote: another player has some extuanaing circumstances.

Dang what happened to whoever this individual may be.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat May 02, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary: FIST - November-ish at TBD
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Preliminary: FIST - November-ish at TBD

Could anyone tell me if this possibly would be located on the east coast or somewhere in the not so far midwest, because I am extremely interested in attending.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2009 Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6482

Re: MUT 2009 Discussion

Not to rush anything, but I would really like to see this set.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Please scratch me off for this event. I will not be attending HSNCT due to "unforeseen circumstances", I again apologize I cannot attend this tournament. Is your team still coming to Chicago? I'm really sorry to hear this. No. I found out in a frustrating way too: I looked at the updated field abou...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Please scratch me off for this event. I will not be attending HSNCT due to "unforeseen circumstances", I again apologize I cannot attend this tournament.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7357

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

Pilgrim wrote:CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written.
Depending on how my work-study program works out with dates, I hope that GMU will go to this. I hope that Phil will get GMU to go to more tournaments this upcoming season
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7514

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

No, there was a total of 4 teams signed up. We e-mailed over 25 schools and recieved responses such as we can't come because of financial reasons, or "We never played on that format, so no". We gave teams until April 11th for reponses, yet none came, so my coach said he would contact NAQT stating th...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I have already written 4 tossups, and I don't want to write more then 15 tossups. Whoever at this point wants to pick me up for thier team should do so because geography is one of my strong subjects... I don't know how much that is saying though.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Thanks Jeff, I just warn everyone that this will be my first packet that I ever written so please don't come down on me too hard.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Do I have to submit a packet, or does the ACF rule of high school teams not having to write packets apply?

Edit: I wish to join team Andrew and Mike's team
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 80767

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Hate to go off topic too much, but when the first cards are given during the first round are they random or does NAQT consider the team's season performance?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4 Rounds of Questions - Free no longer
Replies: 16
Views: 3476

Re: 4 Rounds of Questions - FREE!

In my opinion the European Literature bonus #13 on Packet 2 may be a little too difficult for 6th/7th graders.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International
Replies: 76
Views: 8991

Re: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International

I can't wait to see how difficult the science on this set was.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT
Replies: 29
Views: 3687

Re: Kentucky NAQT

How did Henry Clay do at this tournament?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Types of Theme Packets
Replies: 26
Views: 3419

Re: Types of Theme Packets

Ike, my e-mail is located below in my signature box. Please send me the FF7 packet.
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Types of Theme Packets
Replies: 26
Views: 3419

Re: Types of Theme Packets

After I finish EuroFest, I am strongly considering making my next project a collection of 10-12 theme packets, each of which is about a specific field of history. Fixed. No seriously though Bruce that would be completely awesome, and writing 25 packets on certain themes of history would be better :...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Types of Theme Packets
Replies: 26
Views: 3419

Re: Types of Theme Packets

Would you ever post that Final Fantasy VII packet at any time Ike?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?
Replies: 63
Views: 6479

Re: What does/should the middle school canon consist of?

I believe that this set is very good Stephen. The only thing to watch out for in the middle school science distribution is the Biology because of it not being taught in great depths at the middle school level (Or so what my teacher tells me). For example, anatomy questions and astronomy questions sh...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Types of Theme Packets
Replies: 26
Views: 3419

Types of Theme Packets

So I happened to look at the TTGT11 packet, and I really enjoy theme packets. However I noticed with some packets that are themed, they still seem "general" such as a video games packet instead of a packet about Mass Effect per say. I was just wondering if there will be any tournaments that will occ...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Experiment II
Replies: 54
Views: 11134

Re: The Experiment II

I apologize that I didn't look over the science Jerry. I will make sure I include more fluid mechanics questions next time
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3246

Re: BATE Discussion

Just out of curiosity. How many packets were in this set?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

Okay i'm sorry. Have I done anything wrong though?
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4013

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

This weekend in Nashville, the Vanderbilt tournament will host Ezell-Harding, Columbia Central, Ensworth, Hume-Fogg, Lincoln County, MLK, and the University School. The tournament will be a good one, with Hoover joining from Alabama, and Dunbar from Kentucky. Ezell-Harding's JV will also play. Joe ...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I just wanted to know if the geography tournament will begin at 10:00 pm after the practice rounds? That's about right. Maybe a little earlier if we can extract all of the players and staff from scrimmage rounds, but 10:00 is a safe target. Since these are both tossup-only rounds and normal ACF-len...
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52126

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I just wanted to know if the geography tournament will begin at 10:00 pm after the practice rounds?