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by TheKingInYellow
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 Pre-Season Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 21
Views: 3951

Re: 2010-2011 Pre-Season Poll - Congrats State College!

Yeah I voted Southside unsure of Amit's status
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 4640

Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

State College will be there with two teams and a buzzer, along with the ability to spontaneously generate a third team if necessary. The teams will be along the lines on B and C

EDIT: Just fyi I was going to email but I couldn't find the address
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24029

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

I don't know if anyone really cares about question inaccuracies or whatnot, but in the Alexius Comnenus question, the first clue about the Pechenegs is pretty vague, considering Byzantines fought Pechenegs for hundreds of years; saying this ruler "defeated the Pechenegs" isn't really helpful. Also, ...
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75205

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Downside to pseudonyms: you forget who you are
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Real Chicago Open predictions thread
Replies: 25
Views: 5410

Re: Real Chicago Open predictions thread

Wikipedia:
Purgly and Horthy met thanks to fortune. Not only did the uniform made Miklós Horthy an arresting man - he travelled all around the world, and had an ability to tell stories about distant lands colourfully. The affection was mutual, and Horthy felt he had found someone valuable.
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!
Replies: 57
Views: 22268

Re: 2010 HSAPQ NASAT Discussion!

Out of curiosity, will HSAPQ be posting the results of the survey?
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9442

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

I like to guess which voters rate NAQT more heavily and which prefer PACE
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9442

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

Let me just say that Southside is really underrated on this poll, probably because some people left them off altogether. Even without Amit, they were one of the best teams in the country... at GSAC for example, Ming and Ben played us to the last toss up. I just wanted to give them a shout out becaus...
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12415

Re: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

Having just taken AP US, I can say that both in class, in textbooks, and in review books, the Stono rebellion was mentioned several times individually, whereas Vesey (if he was mentioned, I can't recall) must have just been in a list of slave revolts. I'm not inferring anything, I just thought that ...
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 110546

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Unless I'm much mistaken, losses and victories over Southside should also be removed?
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Christianity
Replies: 16
Views: 2768

Re: Christianity

I don't know how much historical significance should factor in to selections of religion distribution, but it seems like religions like Zoroastrianism or Gnosticism had a much greater effect on the development of world religion than did say, Rastafarianism or Santeria (speaking of Sublime and reggae...
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 6973

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

I'd like to point out that bounceback bonuses don't punish a team for answering a tossup, they punish a team for not knowing things
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Literature by COuntry
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Literature by COuntry

At the NSC, there was a toss-up on Cuban literature that began with a plot description of an Alejo Carpentier work, either The Lost Steps or Explosion in a Cathedral, I forget which. Anyway, I'd studied Carpentier recently and immediately recognized the clue, but I couldn't buzz because I didn't kno...
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 6973

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

Personally, I'm a big fan of bouncebacks-- I can't see them slowing down the game more than a few minutes, as Cody said. As far as Mr Blessman's first point, the point of quizbowl is to reward knowledge, in my mind anyway, and bouncebacks provide more of an opportunity to do so. As far as his second...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 110546

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Are there stats out yet, and I'm just not seeing them?
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NASAT Teams
Replies: 22
Views: 10647

Re: 2010 NASAT Teams

Pennsylvania will certainly be there
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37697

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Just out of curiosity, who was the moderator in conference center room 45 on Sunday? I liked him a lot, but never really figured out who he was
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37697

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I wanted to point out that State College might have missed a chance to protest after Monica(?) negged "meiosis." This is the question as Samer edited it (I wrote it originally): Leptotene [LEP-tuh-teen] is the first phase, and pachytene [PACK-ih-teen] the third phases of this process, for which bde...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 31, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 37697

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

I just want to second what everyone else said about Jeff being a great moderator and 23 being a perfectly valid number of questions to get through. The one problem I had with the round was the math comp bonus which was dramatically longer than any other question I had heard all day-- it seemed out o...
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 24, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5197

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

Many internet browsers have a "Latest Headlines" bar... I frequently browse through those during school
by TheKingInYellow
Sun May 23, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC festal activities
Replies: 5
Views: 955

Re: NSC festal activities

Immediately after the tournament State College will probably have a frisbee
by TheKingInYellow
Fri May 21, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NYC Area Tournaments?
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: NYC Area Tournaments?

Penn State or State College usually hosts a NAQT tournament in March or April if Central Pennsylvania is within driving distance for you guys
by TheKingInYellow
Thu May 20, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 Post-Season Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: 2010 Post-Season Poll

Haha fair enough
by TheKingInYellow
Wed May 19, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 Post-Season Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: 2010 Post-Season Poll

Not to sound snooty, but I'm a little surprised to be ranked behind a team we beat by a decent margin at ACF nationals
by TheKingInYellow
Mon May 17, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 23792

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

If anyone needs solid knowledge of country capital names, I'll probably be there to provide it
by TheKingInYellow
Tue May 11, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business
Replies: 66
Views: 13689

Re: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business

Seems like just mentioning individuals would be a lot easier
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 124923

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

After reading the ACF Nats Finals Packet, I was psyched to get the question on Talcott Parsons, who I learned about in a Talcott Parsons themed bonus at HFT 2008
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 124923

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

Although we lament the easing of the difficulty, we'll almost certainly be at this, hopefully with another bus load of teams
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 15021

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

PA quizbowl is fine if you like driving
by TheKingInYellow
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37287

Re: CO Lit 2010

If I come to CO, I will absolutely be here. And you owe me an Ngugi tossup Ike
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)
Replies: 82
Views: 32911

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)

I assume checks should be made out to ACF?
by TheKingInYellow
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13340

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Not 100% committed to going, but I'll certainly help someone write a packet, and could contribute the extra 15ppg your team needs to go all the way! I'm at graham@stormstown.com
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

Hey Trevor, if you could send payment information, like who to make the check out to and possible high school discounts to Smita Gandhi, our coach, at sxg14@scasd.org, I'd appreciate it.
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5493

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

State College will be here, alone if need be
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55724

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

I submitted a bid for Pennsylvania awhile ago-- could I get some sort of confirmation you guys received it?
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!
Replies: 137
Views: 16913

Re: '09-10 HS Midseason Poll - Congratulations State College!

I had long suspected that we were the best. Now, I have absolute validation. It’s a wonderful feeling.
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2010 at UPenn (1/30/10)
Replies: 78
Views: 23298

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

If it was higher than 17.34, you would have been in the playoffs instead of Rice
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: Difficulty Swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4090

Re: Difficulty Swings

Difficulty swings on bonuses were more readily apparent to me. The one on music criticism in particular, seemed rather far out.
by TheKingInYellow
Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ poll
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: HSAPQ poll

Perhaps it would be better to ask which days don't work?
by TheKingInYellow
Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 75205

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

I imagine there will be at least three people from State College (David, Monica, myself)
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?
Replies: 43
Views: 6237

Re: Where is the line between "literature" and "trash"?

I personally think modern critically acclaimed authors are fine; I don't know a whole lot about Adiga, but toss ups on people like Pamuk, Bolano, or Adichie seem reasonable
by TheKingInYellow
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola February 26 (CCCT)
Replies: 60
Views: 16308

Re: Lit/Fine Art Singles @ Chipola 1-8-10

Where does Euro Lit fit in that scheme?
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IV Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 6493

Re: HFT IV Discussion

I'll beat Charlie Dees to the punch and say you're wrong, Tanay. At the majority of tournaments, lots of teams don't know who Gordimer or Mishima are. And I don't think either of those other things are very unreasonable-- I think they make good hard, hard parts, and that every tournament needs a few...
by TheKingInYellow
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 55724

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

We've asked a few other schools if they were interested in this tournament, so far there hasn't been too much (i.e. any) response... we'll keep asking, but would HSAPQ be horribly averse to State College as State Pennsylvania?
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (New Haven, CT)- 1/16/2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2885

Re: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (New Haven, CT)- 1/16/2010

State College will probably be coming with two teams and a buzzer, official registration forthcoming
by TheKingInYellow
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)
Replies: 48
Views: 45042

Re: GSAC XVII at Maggie Walker (12/12/09)

Unfortunately, due to driver issues/ weather, State College will have to pull one team out. Our A team will still be attending, weather pending.