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by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 94038

Re: Bad Negs Again

Cheynem wrote:I remember, though, not actually liking much of it aside from the Jon Lovitz scenes.
You should have bought a squirrel.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice
Replies: 31
Views: 3396

Re: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice

Hopping on this train as well; I had zero issues using OpenOffice.org to read at VCU on Saturday.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13577

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Possible enhancement: print the passwords on (custom, they'd have to be) scoresheets because who on earth wants to handwrite passwords for 266 games? Hannah, apparently, but seriously. This is what I do. It does require knowing the names of the packets and making your schedule far enough in advance...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Fact-of-the-Day on Twitter
Replies: 5
Views: 1465

Re: Quizbowl Fact-of-the-Day on Twitter

Wow, this is pretty cool. It'd be great if we could get these a la SAT questions of the day via e-mail though. Just a thought. If you have an RSS aggregator of choice (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.), you can add the account's RSS feed to your list and receive them that way. http://twitter.com/stat...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian TRASH Regionals 2009 at Toronto, Saturday November7
Replies: 13
Views: 2140

Re: Canadian TRASH Regionals 2009 at Toronto, Saturday November7

Well, it's being held in the wrong province for anyone to be promised the title beforehand, only to lose it in a heartbreakingly close match.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic TRASH Regionals at VCU (Richmond) Sunday Nov. 8
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Mid-Atlantic TRASH Regionals at VCU (Richmond) Sunday Nov. 8

It doesn't look like our usual team is going to be playing, so I will throw my hat in the ring as a free agent. I'll be staffing the high school tournament the day before, so my entry comes with a $15 discount.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please help a newbie.
Replies: 20
Views: 3687

Re: Please help a newbie.

Brenda, welcome to the forums. The greater Richmond area has a lot of dedicated people with quite a bit of combined experience. Count me interested in helping to set up a middle school tournament as well. You might also want to talk to Patricia Vandever; I believe she is still the coach at Charlotte...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Speedway Shootout IV - 10/24/09 (Concord, NC)
Replies: 14
Views: 2333

Re: Speedway Shootout IV - 10/24/09 (Concord, NC)

DrakeRQB wrote:Teams that have expressed interest thus far:
Eastern Montgomery
Is this Eastern Montgomery from VA?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5786

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

Anybody coming from Richmond have an extra spot in their car? I'm perfectly capable of driving, but it would be nice to save the gas.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5786

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

Might you be looking for extra staff for this shindig?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987
Replies: 147
Views: 32212

Re: geography's role in the canon, round 398479386987

As a non-science player, the difference is that science is indisputably academic. There are departments and professors of physics, chemistry, biololgy, geology, people who get degrees in that subject, academic publications in that subject, and so on and so forth. Hence, a non-science player would s...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: New VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director

Fred, thanks for posting and let me second Evan's welcome to the forums. Your comments here have certainly helped to abate my own skepticism, and I hope you take a few minutes to read over some of the other threads in the forum. I look forward to seeing what your team and HSAPQ can produce.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50
Replies: 99
Views: 29932

Re: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50

both for some comparison, this is what i see at normal zoom and this is the zoom I need in order to be able read the font clearly. It seems to be rendering ok, but let me install Chrome and see how it compares. Edit: Ok, yeah, Chrome doesn't like some of the fonts in the stylesheet. I've removed th...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6666

Re: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

Virginia Tech gets both enthusiastic freshman and TJ veteran Harry White, and experienced player and organizer Dan Goff I'm in Richmond for one more year. My desire to singlehandedly carry the remnants of the JSR team (basically, me) is waning, so don't expect to see me playing a lot this year. I w...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

New VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director

I received the following email while on vacation this week, announcing the new VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director: Fred Campbell of Salem High School in Salem, Virginia is the new VHSL Scholastic Bowl Commissioner. Among his responsibilities in this capacity are question writing and rul...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 18469

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

felgon123 wrote: People who theoretically should be there but haven't posted
Ahem:
Stacy: Attack of the Schoolgirl Zombies wrote:
Frater Taciturnus wrote:I will either play or staff this.
I am still planning on attending and will still either play or staff this, with my preference being for the former.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Aug 02, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 32312

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:For the last two, I need to know if "I can write some questions" means the team in general will be taking advantage of the full packet-submission deal.
Unless I was misinformed, Fred Morlan is our fourth.
Still awaiting confirmation from Mr. Morlan that this will indeed be the case.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 32312

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Jerry and I are playing this together and are probably looking for some teammates! This might be a convenient time to mention that Guy Tabatchinck and I are playing this together, and are also (as far as I know) looking for two more teammates. I'd be willing to play if you'll have me. I can't promi...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 18469

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

Frater Taciturnus wrote:I will either play or staff this.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 11719

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

SpauldingQB wrote:05 maryland Spring classic (excellent packets)
Hey, I edited that set! Thank you!
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon May 25, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 32858

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

The "host" presenting the trophy to the runner-up team looks like the antagonist from Kindergarten Cop. Just sayin'.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat May 16, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10585

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

I'm sure Chuhern will have more later, but briefly: Maggie Walker went undefeated in the playoff brackets to take the title. Gonzaga finished second, GDS A third.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat May 16, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10585

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

St. Anselm's prelim bracket featured TJ A, Churchill, Maggie Walker A, New Kent and GDS B.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat May 16, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)
Replies: 66
Views: 10585

Re: Monroe Academic TournamenT at James Monroe (5/16/09)

After the prelims, Maggie Walker A, GDS A, Walter Johnson, Gonzaga, Whitman and St. Anselm's are moving on to the playoff bracket. Maggie Walker put up a grail vs. New Kent in round 3, winning 700 - -5.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat May 09, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 82193

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

kldaace wrote:http://naqt.com/hsnct/distribution.jsp

Has anyone else seen this? Fine art is less important than popular culture/sports and current events? Really?
Yes, it's been much-discussed in this thread.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 32312

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

I can't promise that I'll actually know much at this tournament, but consider me a free agent as well.

I can also offer floor/couch space to anyone in need.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Returning Community College Players
Replies: 27
Views: 4055

Re: Returning Community College Players

I'll be around, but the number of other commitments I have will determine whether or not I have time to try to recruit a team or even actually play anything next year. I have no doubt I'll be doing my best Katy Peters impression and reading at a bunch of things, but without delicious baked goods.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52538

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

Drop my name from the list, please. I'm not going to be attending HSNCT.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 ICT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 22385

Re: 2009 ICT discussion

Something that I think has come up in other places (but I don't recall where offhand), but would be a great idea - especially for tournaments of this size - would be an official cell phone contact number for each team during the tournament. Can't find a team and need them to play a tiebreaker? Call ...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5615

Re: ICT Predictions?

Charles Meigs shows up at GUERILLA with a team of Chechen freedom fighters.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 13848

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

I think a better way to do this would be as follows - assuming you're limiting the distro to 4/4: 2.5/2.5 MLB, NFL and NBA 1/1 College sports 0.5/0.5 other sports (NHL, Nascar, Olympics, golf, tennis, etc.) I agree with Matt that the canon for sports like golf and tennis are more limited, and I thin...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Advisory Committee
Replies: 2
Views: 616

VHSL Advisory Committee

I heard through the grapevine that the Advisory Committee meeting was today. Can someone (Shawn?) provide a summary?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help me schedule the WV State Championship
Replies: 12
Views: 974

Re: Help me schedule the WV State Championship

How many teams are going to be in each division?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication
Replies: 42
Views: 5280

Re: IHSA Sectionals Results and State prognostication

Tegan wrote:I wouldn't have a problem, but the IHSA has a big problem with round robins
Could you elaborate on this some? I'm curious as to what the arguments against a round robin tournament would be.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 8569

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

So uh, hey...is anyone staffing this besides Chris? I'll volunteer to staff if needed.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE set discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 5547

Re: GARBAGE set discussion

Fawlty Towers is an example of tossups I don't like. You begin with a dumb quote, which basically sets up a guessing game and then you vaguely describe a plot from an episode but using too specific words ("guest"). So based on these vague clues, you have the idea that the show is a British program ...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 45
Views: 22628

Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Gonzaga B wasn't there. Dan and a couple people go to tournaments all the time, but the B Team rarely attends.
Right, ok. I misread previous post - I thought you were saying Gonzaga hadn't played at all since January. That makes more sense.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 45
Views: 22628

Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:They've only played 22 matches as of the last Byko update, and i'm pretty sure they haven't played at all since January.
What about that VCU tournament two weeks ago?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 134769

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Highland County doesn't have a middle school, so they're grades 6-12. Their enrollment for 2007-08 was 161. In grades 9-12, it's 105. They're one of the smallest public high schools in the state.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations

JSR defeated Chipola A 350-205 to win the title.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations
Replies: 18
Views: 2593

Re: 2009 Community College Championship Invitations

JS Reynolds is currently playing Chipola A in an advantaged final. JSR went 10-1 and Chipola A went 9-2 and defeated NE Alabama and Valencia Red to emerge from a three-way tie for second place played off on half-games.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII MIRROR@UMBC, 2/14/2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5402

Re: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII MIRROR@UMBC, 2/14/2009

The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:Once again, could we get a field update for this event? I've heard from various sources that UVA and William and Mary and VCU and other people are attending, but it would rule to have it officially posted.
It's looking like we won't actually be coming....
Nor will we.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 10752

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

lasercats wrote:Oh and you can't forget sooner football!
In April?
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Pre-Nationals Tuneup: Planning
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: Southern California Pre-Nationals Tuneup: Planning

Without revealing any specifics, after seeing IS-81 this past weekend at CCSCT, I would recommend one of the other question sets. Just to clarify this a bit, because I can see how the above comment could be interpreted several ways: I think you'd probably find the difficulty of the set to be a bit b...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT CC Sectionals
Replies: 36
Views: 4467

Re: NAQT CC Sectionals

JS Reynolds ran the field going 8-0. South Georgia College went 4-4 to finish second place. Georgia Perimeter and Dalton tied at 3-5 and Oxford finished 2-6.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT CC Sectionals
Replies: 36
Views: 4467

Re: NAQT CC Sectionals

After the first round robin at GA Perimeter, JSR is 4-0. Oxford and S Georgia are 2-2 and Dalton and GPC are both 1-3.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09

Apologies for the delay in getting these completely up, but here's the full stats for the tournament: Prelims Playoffs Combined I also want to thank everyone who helped out at any point throughout the day, including but not limited to Matt Weiner, Andrew Feist, Matt Morrison, George Berry, Gautham P...
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals Location
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: TRASHionals Location

ThatsWhatSheSaid wrote:When can we expect the location for TRASHionals 12 to be announced?
Yeah, it would be nice to know when and where this might be happening.
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Comic Book Doubles at Maryland (1/31/08)
Replies: 8
Views: 1638

Re: Comic Book Doubles at Maryland (1/31/08)

DumbJaques wrote: Free Agents:
Dan Goff
Seeing as the last comic book I read was the first issue of the Double Dragon comic, circa 1991, it's highly unlikely that I would play this.

I will make myself available to staff if needed.