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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Winners Posted
Replies: 14
Views: 10799

Re: 2016 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Nominees Up, Vote Thru 6

Great Bustard wrote: Combined, Raynell, Niki, and I have over 25 years of involvement in quiz bowl
Uhhh

User warned for content-less post
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BURI - Myth Side Event
Replies: 17
Views: 8932

Re: BURI - Myth Side Event

This looks great. My one concern is that given but I will reduce it to $0/player if someone (or multiple people) can promise me that that they will write a myth side event for next summer. and that this is at least the third gen myth side event, how exhausted is the myth canon going to be if a four...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player
Replies: 8
Views: 16960

Re: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player

So it's all just word association right
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9110

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017

Can you explain why you're only going for a rough per packet distribution? I don't quite understand why you would make packets less consistent and it's not particularly hard to do so...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36936

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

AKKOLADE wrote:
the return of AHAN wrote:Not when they're running camps (I'm patiently awaiting confirmation of my son's registration for this Sunday's camp in Lincoln, IL).
It's almost like the internet is accessible in many places.
Oh Lincoln IL tho
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 36936

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Yo in defense of ACE this event ended yesterday and they presumably had travel n stuff
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM detailed stats
Replies: 1
Views: 1562

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM detailed stats

These stats are awesome and also do a sick job of showing the distribution of Illinois' history knowledge base
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7
Replies: 34
Views: 15132

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Interested but gotta get out of work
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 41426

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

can you make it so it's the old MCAT & remove behavioral science even tho teams will have to settle with scores <45
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 59762

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

who's the :capybara: ing idiot who let in a tossup on prolactin
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon May 30, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!
Replies: 15
Views: 5927

Re: Your vanity writing sucks. Fix it!

jasongg17 wrote:Completely besides the point, but Shin Megami Tensei IV is where all of my high level myth knowledge comes from.
Now just wait for that myth toss up on the mad gasser of mattoon
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon May 30, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 22528

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Platinum Toad wrote:This tournament was very fun, many thanks to Erik for writing it.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri May 27, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 10722

Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

Cheynem wrote: 2 "Your Choice" (any type of film question)
ANY kind of film?!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat May 21, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 14602

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

hey i'm sure he's been busy w/ regs
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri May 20, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10320

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

I am not knowledgeable about JRPGs and don't really play a lot of them, however I am interested in this event and am looking for some coattails to ride. My specialties include not getting Pokemon questions despite the inordinate amount of time I've spent playing those games, final bosses that look l...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 18, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Podcast!
Replies: 6
Views: 4542

Re: Quizbowl Podcast!

Head's up just skip to the last one.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 12, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 9110

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2107

I sent a private message to TylerV. If anyone had any feedback about SMART, please email me at [email protected].org. For what it's worth, I never got any negative feedback from anyone, even when I specifically asked for constructive criticism. It was our players' first-ever attempt at a house write and...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 10, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!
Replies: 33
Views: 11208

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!

This thread was actually an attempt to out various quizbowlers as Canadian. There are no prizes.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue May 10, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 23294

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

i guess ming-ho yee's on the top of my team mom ballot now
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat May 07, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 23294

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

Our Lady Peace wrote:Honestly, if at this point you're not convinced, I don't know what to say. Jordan Brownstein is good at quizbowl and deserves a spot in your top 25.
I'll keep that in mind when I'm filling out my last few spots
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon May 02, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8784

Re: Thanks and general discussion

There seem to be a few distinct arguments here regarding the biology: (1) That there's too much ecology/evolution in the set; (2) that there's not enough molecular biology/biochemistry in the set; (3) that the biology in the set is not core/curricular enough. Andrew H and I already copped to (2) lo...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon May 02, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8784

Re: Thanks and general discussion

Now, if you actually know that Dawn visited Vesta first, you know that Vesta is an asteroid and you get points. So, on the one hand, I don't have people negging w/ dwarf planets and on the other, people who know about Dawn still get points -- I don't understand how this is confusing for players. be...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon May 02, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8784

Re: Thanks and general discussion

My issue isn't inherently that "I took undergrad classes, I am entitled to get tossup points" but more along the lines of that the curricular science approach strikes me as the most appropriate for a tournament along the lines of MUT. I think Will makes a pretty good point since in a STEM undergrad ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon May 02, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8784

Re: Thanks and general discussion

To the broader point, ecology, evolutionary biology, and organismal biology are three of the four major topics in biology, along with cellular and molecular biology. If you don't believe me, look no further than the irrefutable source that is Wikipedia . (To my mind, quizbowl also has a fifth topic...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 52553

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: "Best" First Buzzer System?
Replies: 6
Views: 7292

Re: "Best" First Buzzer System?

The Andersons with a hand-held box are the holy grail of buzzers, imo. Another vote for Andersons here. We have five of them, and have had really good response from them when we've needed replacement parts. Somehow I missed the table-top box sets in the past (http://www.andersonbuzzersystems.com/ta...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 24024

Re: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion

chem was great as usual. Lots of anal. chem. that wouldn't come up elsewhere
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 33179

Re: The Second Summer Open

I have a six-round professional basketball tossups-only tournament in the works tentatively titled The Ten-Point Shootout; if there's interest in such a thing, I can actually start working on it in earnest. :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa: :aaa:
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 52553

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

Does anyone have updated contact info for Caleb Kendrick of Oklahoma, or anyone else on the Oklahoma team? The logistics email I just sent out bounced from his mailbox, so if you have another contact for anyone involved with the team, please email me, or forward the logistics email to that person. ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM Errata
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM Errata

Looks like the elimination tu also probably could use a few prompts on the leadin (I negged on the leadin with "degradations" and then sat there confused)
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13357

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

When sk the world be ready for the purely pornographic visual film tournament?!?!!
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 5233

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM General Discussion

the inorganic chemistry in this set was excellent. The biochem tended to skew a bit easy.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM Errata
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM Errata

At least 2/3 of the rooms negged the production function u first line with utility functions which appears to also be correct from some cursory research
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 35589

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

Mewto55555 wrote:We've been joined by the legendary Chris Ray.
i thought brian was in charge of stopping superteams
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60121

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:I'm a free agent for this. I'm pretty good at stereotypically "John Lawrence" categories, and at some entirely random things that you would not expect me to know about, none of which includes sports or contemporary pop music, however.
not even wrestling based videogames??
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 10639

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The tossup on cobalt has a clear hose for iron near the end. It reads: "The standard source for Mössbauer spectroscopy is an isotope of this metal that decays to iron-57." The way it should have been written is something like this: "An isotope of this metal beta decays into the standard gamma ray s...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 10639

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

that rigid rotor tossup is missing an extremely necessary prompt for phrases along the lines of "tops". While the wikipedia article for "rigid rotor" does say molecules are classified as symmetric/spherical/asymmetric rotors other sources refer to them symmetric/spherical/asymmetric tops. It's also ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11601

Re: IHSA 2016

Unrelated to my guess, though, is gratitude to the writers for taking the AdCo's direction of "0-2 comp math tossups" and making the appropriate conclusion from it. I sincerely hope the rest of the set follows suit. YES YES YES YES A MILLION TIMES YES Also I apologize to anyone who had to do some s...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11601

Re: IHSA 2016

set was noticeably better than previous years. Needed more proofreading. Still notable amount of questions whose authors need to learn how to write a question (mostly questions with either extremely transparent leadins, some random four liners, a few tossups on easy answerlines that probably wanted ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 12615

Re: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016

The previous iteration of this tournament was absurdly fun so this is pleasant news :party:
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 9260

Re: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?

touchpack wrote:in both cases the writer put in work to make sure he wrote a good question
i think you're remembering the ACFNATIONALS writing process very differently than I am
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 11395

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Did the question about artists named Jeff accept any of the last names of the artists? It seems silly for someone to know Koons, not know his first name, and be robbed of points. How is it being robbed of points when you're playing a tossup that repeatedly says "this first name" and you buzz and gi...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 18946

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

Uh sorry for the late post but my ill advised packet probably isn't happening
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)
Replies: 16
Views: 8221

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/19/15) (Missouri Open & SMART)

This may be because I'm only from an A- state but from what I could tell, SMART could have used a little editing as it was somewhat plagued with grammar issueS, random three line tossups, almanac clues, bonus parts which didn't provide sufficient information to uniquely specify an answer, clue repea...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge
Replies: 37
Views: 18946

Re: IRC Festivus 2015: Rex Ryan's Revenge

I jokingly considered writing a bunch of absurd science speedchecks but then realized nobody would actually enjoy playing a bunch of 3 line tus on dumb chemistry nobody's heard of. If I have time I may write a bunch of vanity questions that might heavily be related to the food network and/or whateve...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 8023

Re: Understanding science topics

I agree, clicking on Wikipedia links is not always very helpful; sometimes at least a minimum background in the subject is necessary just to understand what is going on. What I'm wondering is, if you find a clue that you have no idea about, what is a good way of learning it without it being superfi...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 8023

Re: Understanding science topics

to be honest that method just seems like just flashcarding definitions and doing word association?