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by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

Today while going over some study stuff:

Who lives at 221B Baker Street?
I say the Prime Minister of Canada with 110 percent confidence.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

CaseRAR wrote:I hate to go all "Adam Schefter" on "Eric Mangini", but my inside sources are telling me that Mark Morris is planning to sit out the fall semester.
I love this reference. :cool:
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Mark wrote:
TheLessFamousEthan wrote:Who will be playing for you guys at Faulkner Mark?
I'm going to pull an Eric Mangini and let us surprise you haha
Haha well if you are playing then that lets everyone know you guys are going to be legit.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Who will be playing for you guys at Faulkner Mark?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

I don't know what I would do without Ethan. I am glad you feel that way Mr. Young. Protip: more quizbowl studying, less hsquizbowl posting. Even on SUNDAYS? :w-hat: Don't worry Borglum, no one has forgotten about the power of Valencia. It is going to be interesting to see how we stack up against Sn...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

sychipola wrote:I don't know what I would do without Ethan.
I am glad you feel that way Mr. Young.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

Well now I can take George Berry off of my Quizbowl hit list.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: CC Predictions 09-10

CaseRAR wrote: from what I saw of Chipola's team at the HSNCT mirror

That team consisted of Mr. Young, Jantzen Whitehead, myself and Dallin Kelson. So basically we had 3 competent players who are all good at lit and Mr. Young, who we are still trying to find a use for.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

cornfused wrote:
Kwang the Ninja wrote:Given: ventriloquism
Answer: bonsai
Excellent.
In my defense, it made total sense.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8883

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

I can't write for this. I am sorry. I planned to have this done before school started back and I never got started, and between studying and homework, I do not feel that I can write 12 quality tossups.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

All from the same round of practice thursday on an NAQT round. Given: Refrigerator Answer: Traffic Light Given: Oscar Robertson, after it said "this man was drafted by an Israeli Baseball league" Answer: Sandy Koufax I buzzed off of U of Cincinnati graduate Given: Paper Answer: Scrapbooking Given: V...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

Speaking of popes: Question: Blah blah blah studied music blah blah blah liked cats. BUZZ Given: Andrew Lloyd Webber Correct: Pope Benedict XVI Meh, that one makes fairly good sense depending on the questions you were using. Although if that was anywhere but the end of the questions, it is still pr...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

my co-captain: "the devil wears prada" for "the bell jar" It really made sense at the time. This is from a longggg time ago, but I felt the need to quote it because I did the exact same thing. It involved something along the lines of "Interns for a fashion designer" or something like that, and I na...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)
Replies: 28
Views: 5671

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT Mirror at South Carolina (Sat,October 3rd)

Eric, I will volunteer to read during my bye round, if needed.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Chipola(10/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Fall Novice Mirror at Chipola(10/17)

I would like to read at this tournament.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon

Another good way of getting them into quizbowl/quizbowl canon is to read them easy question sets (ie A-level or even intramural, which is even easier.) These questions will allow them to get a lot of questions and basically every tossup in them is canonical, as they are the most famous works and aut...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

Kay, are you going to attend the Faulkner State tournament? I am not sure how close that is to you, but it is in Alabama and I assume it is fairly close to Pensacola. Also, are you going to attend the EFT at FSU? Once I figure out the dates, I'll try to find out if I can drum up a team from Pensaco...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl Newsletter

Kay, are you going to attend the Faulkner State tournament? I am not sure how close that is to you, but it is in Alabama and I assume it is fairly close to Pensacola. Also, are you going to attend the EFT at FSU?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

Question: In 515 (or something) the Emperor Justinian issued this Teammate Buzzes: Nika Revolt I zoned out after that, but it involved something being issued, not the revolt. It isn't as bad as some of the other ones, but it was a horrible buzz. Other buzzes from this teammate: This Civil War battle...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon

I don't know that that is the greatest idea - if a player knows a lot about a topic, then what's the point in writing on it? You completely missed the point of Ethan's post. You're confusing "write down" with write questions on. By "write down", Ethan means that when going through packets on a play...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon
Replies: 24
Views: 2194

Re: How to Get Freshman Immersed in the Quizbowl Canon

I have very little experience Kay, so these other guys probably have better advice, but I would suggest assigning certain subjects. You obviously want to play to their strengths, so assigning a person who loves to read or is well read to literature would be the obvious choice. By doing this, you wou...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10247

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

My previous post came off kind of douche-y, and I would like to apologize for that ahead of time. In my opinion, if you are starting from a near blank slate, being able to know a wide group of authors is a very good foundation. I feel that if you separate the others you are trying to learn into diff...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10247

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

I consider myself to be a pretty good literature player, and I have not read any of the "classics" that quizbowl loves. We all know that Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick and that is deals with a white whale and Ahab etc. but not many people are going to know Typee or Omoo, especially at the HS level...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Want to get a literature foundation
Replies: 38
Views: 10247

Re: Want to get a literature foundation

I consider myself to be a pretty good literature player, and I have not read any of the "classics" that quizbowl loves. We all know that Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick and that is deals with a white whale and Ahab etc. but not many people are going to know Typee or Omoo, especially at the HS level....
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

In the CC world, NE Alabama does indeed return its top player, Casey, or at least that's what he was telling me in April. That and George's moving on makes them the team to beat, I think. Chipola loses its top four but returns a hard-practicing bunch of guys led by wildly posting Ethan. My Valencia...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Predictions 09-10
Replies: 153
Views: 19447

Re: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

In the CC world, NE Alabama does indeed return its top player, Casey, or at least that's what he was telling me in April. That and George's moving on makes them the team to beat, I think. Chipola loses its top four but returns a hard-practicing bunch of guys led by wildly posting Ethan. My Valencia...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback
Replies: 33
Views: 4731

Re: Behavior at tournaments & productive feedback

OK, here is the long-awaited post about these topics. This is intended to be a discussion, not a manifesto, so feel free to disagree or otherwise contribute, and expect me to think of random additions later on and add them in to this or subsequent posts. First off, I think there has been a noticeab...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 25700

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

dtaylor4 wrote:Questions

Instead of waiting for me to email you, you can download them yourself. How convenient!
Thank you very much kind sir.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 3007

Re: Quiz Bowl Prep

lol thank you for adding this I had not realized you were joking I actually didn't mean to add it, and when I looked at it I realized how idiotic it looked. Thanks for pointing it out... :sad: Don't be sad! Together we can make you an Awesome Poster (tm)! So I have hope after all! The day is saved!
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 25700

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

I know this is very belated, but are these questions going to be posted online?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 3007

Re: Quiz Bowl Prep

Ukonvasara wrote:
TheLessFamousEthan wrote:lol
thank you for adding this I had not realized you were joking
I actually didn't mean to add it, and when I looked at it I realized how idiotic it looked. Thanks for pointing it out... :sad:
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Prep
Replies: 18
Views: 3007

Re: Quiz Bowl Prep

Hmmm. Did anyone think of the possibility of a Fred Morlan led sabotage? Angered after VCU protected their wireless internet and infuriated by the fact that he didn't think to ask someone for a password, he has begun to release everyone's e-mail address to an amateur writing company. But the joke is...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 91608

Re: Bad Negs Again

At my very first tournament:

Given: Oklahoma City Bombings
Answer: Boston Massacre

I'm not sure what made me say this, but it got to the end and said this happened in Massachusetts and a bunch of people got killed and the other team didn't even get it.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 141163

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

McGraw-Hill MCAT practice book any mcat book has the later clues for a huge portion of science. I plan on revamping my science knowledge for quiz bowl as soon as I take the MCATs this week (thursday). The funny thing is, that review has helped me a lot in chemistry (for quiz bowl). I once did all m...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 141163

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

McGraw-Hill MCAT practice book
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

Yeeah we will now (hopefully) mirror this Novice Set as well as running the CSI later this fall/winter. This is great as it gives us (the writers) more time to properly edit, research, and write our questions to the utmost of our abilities. I for one believe that the added 2-3 months will greatly im...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

We run a spring tournament with NAQT sets, and we have been doing so for the past 5 years, so we have a little bit of experience running tournaments, so we decided to take the next step was to write our own questions. This is for us to improve our game while raising money and expanding the circuit f...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

September or October. We are still writing questions and all of that fun stuff, so it is pretty much impossible for August, but late September to October is not out of the question. Our local teams do not participate in any other tournaments besides the ones we run, so we are willing to accommodate ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

Re: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

I think my high school's team (Ransom Everglades) would be interested, as you are correct in saying that Florida has a definite dearth of quality high school tournaments. However, it's a long drive (maybe 8-9 hours?). Contact my former coach, Steve Frappier, at sfrappier@ransomeverglades.org if you...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tyrone Slothrop Lit Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 6931

Re: Tyrone Slothrop Lit Discussion

Edit: Resolved

User was warned for this post: Blanking your posts is against the rules, even inconsequential posts.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 23129

Re: CO Lit announcement

Will there be any way to get a copy of this set after it is read, or is it going to be mirrored?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8883

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

theMoMA wrote:The difficulty has nothing to do with MO's difficulty. Write questions that you think people will care about and be able to answer, preferably before the end.
Okay thanks. That makes a big difference in writing material lol.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8883

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

Also, horse racing, auto racing, and anything I didn't include on that list that pertains to sport and is answerable is fine to write about in the "other" category. I just listed as many idea-starters for people as I could think of. Andrew, I understand that this is the Minnesota Open and it is a d...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8883

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

Charlie, I will start working on those questions and just email them to you, if you are still interested
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Durantula and Uncle Jeff Present: Guerrilla Sports at MO
Replies: 54
Views: 8883

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

Could I possibly just write 12 tossups and email them to you. I am not going to be anywhere near Minnesota, but I wouldn't mind writing 12 sports questions and this would allow someone (i.e. Charlie) to play without writing questions.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational bonuses
Replies: 45
Views: 5210

Re: Computational bonuses

Russian dance music wrote:Also, a long answer is not always an attempt to be annoying. Sometimes, the full name happens to stick better in one's head than the shorter version.
I can't say Jewett, it must be Sarah Orne Jewett. Sorry for digression. I don't like math comp.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC
Replies: 16
Views: 5005

Re: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC

Mr. Hewett is already properly awed by my dinosaurishness; presumably this is why he didn't mention me. But thanks, fellow dinosaur. And props to you, Evan, and Bruce for coming so far to add some juice to our site. Yes, I knew someone was going to note that I left you off, but I was already well a...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC
Replies: 16
Views: 5005

Re: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC

Things I got from Sun N Fun X: A Decade Under the Influence: 1. Good readers in every room. 2. Very hard questions. 3. Evan Nagler is tall. 4. Seth Kendall does not like random bouncing light covers (I would like to apologize for my idiotic teammate.) 5. Billy Beyer, Seth Kendall, Evan Nagler, and B...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC
Replies: 16
Views: 5005

Re: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC

Ahmad, I would like to volunteer my reading services during my bye round ahead of time, if needed of course. I am the tall fat guy on Chipola's team, just let me know if you need me.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC
Replies: 16
Views: 5005

Re: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC

Any word as to whether the lit side event will be single or double?