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by warpoet
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

Censorship, thy name is moderator...
by warpoet
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

Fun interrupt from an idiot:

Tossup: The first one occurred outside of a Macy's in *BUZZ!*
Answer given: Parade
Correct answer: Flash Mob
by warpoet
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

Oh, I just thought it was a dumb mistake on my part
by warpoet
Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

I dunno, I think it was one of those "Do Not Accept..." things. I've always heard it as Seven Against Thebes
by warpoet
Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

During practice a while back on an old NAQT set, I said Seven Men Against Thebes :cry: *facepalm*
by warpoet
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

powerplant wrote:From ACF Fall

Wrong: Stonewall Jackson
Right: Moses
How did that happen?
by warpoet
Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

That's amazing
by warpoet
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Speaking as a non-fangirl, I disagree
by warpoet
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

So who's got next?
by warpoet
Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

:party: ANURAG WINS!
by warpoet
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

PS: Isn't January actually the worst month to host a qb tourney? We usually skip ones then because everybody is cramming for finals. GPA>QB? [At least it is to parents.] :sad: We may have the same problem. I'm excited about the prospects of playing ACF Winter, but some of our people are worried abo...
by warpoet
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

makes sense, I just knew that he didn't like PACE, I mistakenly assumed that applied to all non NAQT formats... Now that I think of it, he did seem genuinely confused
by warpoet
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

we're tentatively going to ACF Winter. The only obstacle might be the date (Damn Finals)

Oh, and Gaida's excuse for not playing ACF? He didn't know what it was. Not sure if I buy that but whatever...
by warpoet
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

In practice today on some old NAQT set:

"For ten points name this ballet written by Englebert Humperdinck in which-BUZZ!"
"The Nutcracker"
Answer: Hansel and Gretel
*facepalm*
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Actually, for anyone else wondering, it's $70 according to viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6634
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)
Replies: 60
Views: 53900

Re: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)

What discounts might a high school team who hasn't played in an ACF tournament before garner? I kinda doubt we'd be able to write a whole difficulty-appropriate packet. If your team does not have people on it who have been playing collegiate quizbowl for over 2 years, you don't have to write a pack...
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Thank you Dwight, for saving me from my lack of eloquence. I'll continue to talk with Gaida and the other members of our Quiz Bowl Teams to see what strings can be pulled. ACF Winter sounds enticing, especially at the first-timers entry fee of $20(?)
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

By elitist I mean that SAMO only plays NAQT. Not meant sarcastically towards anyone who does actually think so.
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Ukonvasara wrote:
warpoet wrote:and apparently we're elitist (insert word that some people feel is inappropriate for the High School section of the site here)s...
What in the world are you talking about?
I dunno, I thought I read that we weren't allowed to swear in the high school section, my apologies for any confusion
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

To Tracy: We have one senior, a slacker who doesn't have his license yet. And all our cute people play Oceans. To Dees: Brilliant idea, but that is money we don't have yet, and apparently we're elitist (insert word that some people feel is inappropriate for the High School section of the site here)s...
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

FishyFreshman wrote:I remember the Halo question. I was also prompted on "Halo" but I got it right.
I think I power-vulched that...
by warpoet
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Well, it's kinda the SAMO custom, and our ride, and we're low on cash (insert even more lamenting here)...
by warpoet
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Just found out we can't go to Trojan Wars cause our coach, a UCLA alum, is going to the football game. :w-hat:TF?
by warpoet
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

say what?
by warpoet
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

On Tonight's Teen Jeopardy, it took Anurag five questions to score. But at the first break he's got $3000... Anurag wimps out by wagering $1200 on the daily double, gets it right, then names Eskimo as a breed of dog... And he gets Forever 21... hang your head in shame! Anurag leads at the end of the...
by warpoet
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11898

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

Directed at anyone who ranked Santa Monica: Why? I mean, I appreciate it, but it's completely undeserved...
by warpoet
Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96475

Re: Bad Negs Again

At UCI last year during a tiebreaker round, somebody from Tustin gave, "Mahira Gandhi" for "Indira Gandhi"
by warpoet
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Hey, I just heard back from the USC people, and they're going to try to get Trojan Wars off the ground after all." Very excited to hear that. Since SAMO only does NAQT, it's a bummer to only attend 3 or 4 tournaments a year, counting nationals. And yes, I know there's an obvious solution (rhymes wi...
by warpoet
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Hey, I just heard back from the USC people, and they're going to try to get Trojan Wars off the ground after all." Very excited to hear that. Since SAMO only does NAQT, it's a bummer to only attend 3 or 4 tournaments a year, counting nationals. And yes, I know there's an obvious solution (rhymes wi...
by warpoet
Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Hey, I just heard back from the USC people, and they're going to try to get Trojan Wars off the ground after all." Very excited to hear that. Since SAMO only does NAQT, it's a bummer to only attend 3 or 4 tournaments a year, counting nationals. And yes, I know there's an obvious solution (rhymes wi...
by warpoet
Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SNL skit
Replies: 20
Views: 4210

Re: SNL skit

Dude, that sketch was terrible. Who really cares about spelling anyway? Well, they can't all be gems...
by warpoet
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

This just in: World Series MVP Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is an* alumnus of, for ten points, what high school known for its Quiz Bowl program? Two hours later: Wow... I guess I am the only person left who knows sports :sad: WTF, they have a spelling bee champ AND the World Series MVP?...
by warpoet
Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

The whole concept of PACE, ACF, AL, anything else not NAQT = completely foreign to me. Gaida hasn't ever mentioned it... But I think I understand all that stuff now based on your explanations of the different formats.

Also, when you say x/x, that means tossups/bonuses, correct?
by warpoet
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Honestly, I don't know why we don't do PACE. The decision was made before my time...
by warpoet
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

This just in: World Series MVP Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is an* alumnus of, for ten points, what high school known for its Quiz Bowl program?


Two hours later: Wow... I guess I am the only person left who knows sports :sad:
by warpoet
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

SAMO at PACE would definitely be interesting, but I don't see it happening anytime soon...
by warpoet
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

EPIPHANY! None of this matters to me because SAMO doesn't do PACE! I have a good reason for being oblivious! O HAPPY DAY!

And be real with me, when was the last time you saw Carlsbad or Scripps Ranch at an NAQT tourney?
by warpoet
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Incorrect, it's easier for people to qualify because we're not playing, it's more convenient for San Diego teams, LA teams deserve to experience the joy of the roundway 4-hour trip we have to take every tournament, and this set is going to be pretty much amazing. San Diego Teams, I only know of two...
by warpoet
Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Tournaments held at Rancho go against all aspects of Utilitarian philosophy
by warpoet
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

ihavenoidea wrote:
Kaisuopai wrote: . . . But I still need to see Zhao and Anurag at the same tournament for once . . .
Yes yes, I promise this will happen before HSNCT.
Better knock on wood
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Technophobia Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4598

Re: Caltech Technophobia Jr.

That's the way CalTech always runs their tournaments, or sometimes without the second round robin... it is not the way that Caltech "always" runs their tournaments, as Jordan or Noah would tell you if they found this thread. My apologies, I misspeak. That's the way it's been at all the CalTech tour...
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

al3xWal3x wrote:And Edison was at TWAIN, and didn't do as well as you guys (SaMo and Rancho).
I know they were there, but we didn't play them. But I guess they must have lost to Arcadia, Rancho and La Jolla
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

IMO, rankings for SoCal based on TWAIN and Technophobia (when all teams have all members) T1 .Arcadia T1. Rancho Bernardo 3. Santa Monica *EDIT* 3.5) Edison 4. La Jolla 5. San Dieguito 6. Torrey Pines although it looks like im biased for Arcadia, we got first place at TWAIN and went undefeated. Alt...
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Technophobia Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4598

Re: Caltech Technophobia Jr.

Let's not make too big of a deal about this. It was a solid final match, and Santa Monica came out on top in that game (deservedly so). Though I also find the scheduling/winner decision somewhat confusing and nonsensical, whatever happened happened. Onward we go. I just wish you hadn't taken the Ar...
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Technophobia Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4598

Re: Caltech Technophobia Jr.

ihavenoidea wrote:
warpoet wrote:That's the way CalTech always runs their tournaments, or sometimes without the second round robin...
That has nothing to do with the validity of the scheduling.
I know, man. I'm not complaining, but I know. But you guys have played at CalTech before, you know how it works as well as we do...
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Technophobia Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4598

Re: Caltech Technophobia Jr.

So Caltech, when a team clears the field by at least two games, they win the tournament. What was the necessity of the single elimination play off? RB is undefeated through out prelims and playoff round robin, yet they get 2nd because they lost one game to a team that had lost 2 games to them earli...
by warpoet
Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

I've never seen Edison play, but they didn't make the top bracket at TWAIN. At this point it doesn't really matter, as they're already qualified for nationals (even if it was at a weak tournament)
by warpoet
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

Standings from CalTech (that I know for sure, no offense meant to teams not posted):

1. Santa Monica A
2. Rancho Bernardo A
3. La Jolla A
4. Arcadia A
by warpoet
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

ihavenoidea wrote:
warpoet wrote:
ak47 wrote:RB will do its best to put up a good fight against you guys.
Bring it on, Spelling Boy :cool: (joking, I swear)
Bring it on, Science Bowl kids. :grin:
Screw that, I only play Quiz
by warpoet
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 42645

Re: Southern California 08-09

ak47 wrote:RB will do its best to put up a good fight against you guys.
Bring it on, Spelling Boy :cool: (joking, I swear)