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by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Encyclopedia Brittanica

Matt Weiner wrote:Having to look up every single thing you find on Wikipedia a second time to verify that it's true is a waste of time. Just go to the non-made-up sources first.
Very good point
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Encyclopedia Brittanica

just go to Wikipedia or something and make sure you cross-Google whatever you find to ensure it isn't utter bullshit. This was my main problem. It just seems that wikipedia is the only organized place that you don't have to wade through tons of crap to get actual information. So far that has been e...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Encyclopedia Brittanica

All the CCs in florida provide access to numerous online databases, Ethan, and indeed, that comes through LINCCweb, which is NOT useless. I just looked at Chipola's list of databases, and it doesn't appear to have Britannica, but you should ask a librarian just in case. In the meantime, through LIN...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Encyclopedia Brittanica

yeah I looked on my schools website, and all it appears to have is "Linccweb," which is useless in almost every way possible.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Re: Encyclopedia Brittanica

vcuEvan wrote:
TheLessFamousEthan wrote:Is it worth paying for the subscription, or is there somewhere that is cheaper and as good as this?
You probably already have access to it through your school.
Is there any way to access it through my home computer, or is it only available at the school?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Encyclopedia Brittanica
Replies: 19
Views: 3307

Encyclopedia Brittanica

Is it worth paying for the subscription, or is there somewhere that is cheaper and as good as this?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

kittenblade wrote:
And the best part of all: I have no idea what's going on.
Fixed
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

everyday847 wrote:You sir are not alone STOP We must all stand strong in this difficult time STOP
I am sure that has a meaning behind, would you mind explaining?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

kittenblade wrote:Okay, now I finally see the top post that explains all!

I edited my post, and it should make more sense now, but I really really should have took more time when typing.
Honestly, I am still confused as hell
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?
Replies: 24
Views: 2359

Any interest in a HS Tournament in NW FL?

We here at Chipola have decided to POSSIBLY run a tournament in the fall. We host an annual NAQT tournament in the spring, but we would like to host another one this fall. It is going to be house written (ACF/NAQT style questions, not the horrible state format,) and we are pretty sure we will be abl...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

Yeah Mark I had a good time. I am looking forward to playing you guys as well.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:what did i just read
I was wondering the same thing.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

So I am assuming you are Jay? I too am looking forward to this season, especially the Delta Burke and of course the CCCT (assuming we qualify.)
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Literature Tossups
Replies: 25
Views: 4587

Re: Writing Literature Tossups

Writer Steve Gerber cites Albert Camus, and especially The Stranger, as his principal influence, particularly upon Howard the Duck (1974-1978): Howard is Mersault with a sense of humor, an existentialist who screams and quacks as a hedge against sinking into utter despair. [6] I wish I could be com...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Literature Tossups
Replies: 25
Views: 4587

Re: Writing Literature Tossups

It's not that they are easy that's a problem, since these are acceptable topics for novice college tournaments and whatnot. However, the biggest problem I see lies with your clue selection and writing style. Take the first sentence of your Stranger tossup. For one thing, it is not uniquely identify...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

Well I don't think it is too early to say who we think is going to be good, but CCCT predictions may be a bit premature lol
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Literature Tossups
Replies: 25
Views: 4587

Re: Writing Literature Tossups

The author of this short novel was the second youngest Nobel laureate, only behind Rudyard Kipling, while also being the first African born recipient of the award. In this work, we are introduced to a neighbor who bears an unfortunate resemblance to his dog, and eventually breaks down after losing i...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

Faulkner is returning with Russell Harrison, Candace Pyland, Jesse Hayes, Dustin McD, Devon Long, Kenneth, Kayla R, and Walter D. We're getting some crazy good guy on science...according to Sims, but in that case, I don't know if it's reliable. I never got to play against Faulkner (do to my high sc...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Literature Tossups
Replies: 25
Views: 4587

Re: Writing Literature Tossups

Thanks that is basically along the lines of what I thought. I tried to write a tossup on The Stranger and the only "hard" clue I could give was on Albert Camus himself and a sentence about Salamono's resemblance to his dog, and it was gotten as soon as I said the name "Salamono," and most tossups I ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Literature Tossups
Replies: 25
Views: 4587

Writing Literature Tossups

I read Jerry's guide to writing good tossups and searched for a definitive answer to the following question, but I could not find it. If it is somewhere in the site and I simply missed it, please send me a link to it. My question: when writing a literature tossup, should the early clue be something ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 3.0
Replies: 33
Views: 8790

Re: Player Poll 3.0

kittenblade wrote:I just wanted to thank the person who posted for us poor CC people.
Hahaha well I had to bring at least a little bit of recognition to us didn't I?
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12526

Re: Missouri Open discussion

Personally, I believe Prefontaine is a fairly easy bonus, but I am an avid sports fan. I put Prefontaine into the Brian Piccolo area, athletes who did not accomplish much but the media/ American society became enamored by them. When you guys discuss bonus conversion, do you expect every person on ev...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12526

Re: Missouri Open discussion

I had a good time this weekend, these questions were definitely above my skill level, but the tournament itself was ran well by Borglum and Boris (Missouri Open Mirror @Valenica btw.) There was one nearly identical repeat on acids and bases, but that was just one thing, idk if anyone else noticed it.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Thu May 21, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 3.0
Replies: 33
Views: 8790

Re: Player Poll 3.0

Although these players may not be as good as the aforementioned D-I players, I would like to make a quick little top 10 for CC players. Note - Some of these may have already graduated. I am making this on my knowledge and experience against them last year. 1. George Berry - JSR - No contest here, an...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

Awesome this next year looks like it is going to be interesting. Yeah I got to talk to Andrew (the aforementioned insane Valencia player) at ICT and he seems really cool. Playing against him the next day was not quite as fun lol. He is definitely a good player, but what else is to be expected from V...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Commissioners Academic Challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 6288

Re: Commissioners Academic Challenge

I too participated in the CAC last week, and I must admit that after being pampered with NAQT-style questions, these questions were not well written at all. Being the "lit guy" alluded to in an earlier post by Dallin, it is frustrating to have actual knowledge of an area and be penalized for not usi...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Re: Returning Community College Players

Hahaha yeah I have no opinion on three year players as I will likely be one myself (stupid organic chemistry!!!) Looks like we have to step our game up so that we can knock off the Valencia juggernaut. George, even though you are a very strong opponent (being the CC National Champion and whatnot) I ...
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4050

Returning Community College Players

Amidst all of the fiery ICt debates, I was just wondering who was returning to the CC circuit next year? I know Casey from Northeast Alabama is coming back, but besides that I have no clue. I enjoyed playing against you guys and if any of you are returning, I would like to know.
by Jesus vs. Dragons
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FCCAA State Championship March 26-28 @BCC
Replies: 0
Views: 672

FCCAA State Championship March 26-28 @BCC

Congrats to Chipola Gold on becoming the 2009 FCCAA state champions and congrats to Valencia for making it to the finals. I had a great time this past weekend and would like to thank the tournament organizers, my coaches, and all of my fellow brain bowlers. Also, I would like to thank Chris Borglum ...