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by Cheynem
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95298

Re: Bad Negs Again

Not THAT awful a neg, but it sticks in my head more than six years later from high school, when I said "Henry Fielding" wrote Moll Flanders instead of Defoe. This was in a game where my HS team was trying to pull a major upset and we ended up blowing a lead and losing on the last question. Once it b...
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Rise of NFL-esque Parity in QB?
Replies: 16
Views: 1918

Re: The Rise of NFL-esque Parity in QB?

As a Lions fan, I want to resent your analogy, but I cannot. Damn you, Matt Millen! Damn you all to hell!

The Rams did beat the Cowboys and the Redskins this year though.
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 14365

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

Thanks for writing this. Despite sucking at it, it was very fun to play and surprisingly accessible. It was worth not sleeping to play.
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 5085

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

This was an enjoyable tourney--thanks to those running it and those who wrote the questions. Without discussing specifics, I will just say they were very solid and definitely did not live up to the horrifying reputation I have sometimes heard of TRASH packets. Makes no difference, either, but the "A...
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Masterplots?
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Masterplots?

Hee hee, I remember when I was a high school sophomore and tried to read through the first volume of Masterplots. I spent weeks (years) waiting for a question about Hervey Allen's Anthony Adverse to come up.
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 5085

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

You did get me down, right?
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 14365

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

I think Joe Hansen (from Minnesota) will probably play this, so I'll partner with him if he does. If not, then I'd be willing to partner with anyone who knows something about M or P.
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

SepiaOfficinalis wrote:But good set, a lot of fun (couldn't say that for MO.)
Yeah, not as much of those damn clues, huh, Tom? :grin:
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois
Replies: 30
Views: 5085

Re: TRASH Regionals Midwest: 11/16/08 at Illinois

If the Minnesota teams stick around long enough to play this, I will definitely play. I'm sure I can get a team going of fellow Minnesotans, but if I can't, I'll free agent.
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 14365

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:Hey, like, the night before or after IO some of us should totally go see Quantum of Solace.
Yes.
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

In rereading the Warner toss-up, it's much better than I was grumbling about--I apparently just recognized the Iowa Barnstormers as an AFL team. And it also refrained from the obvious "working in a grocery store" clue for the very nice lead-in. So ignore my complaint.
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Out of curiosity, what characters were used to represent "Tina" in that toss-up? Off-hand, I can think of a "talky" version on a Twilight Zone episode and Laurel Holloman's character on "The L Word."
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

I actually didn't care for the Kurt Warner toss-up; it brought up NFL Europe and Arena Football way too early, in my opinion (of course, I still sat on it until it said "Trent Green").
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Oh man...there was a He-Man bonus? Was this in the finals packets?
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

The Oregon bonus was a little odd what with its trash/geography conflation. I think I would have thirtied it (it wasn't my bonus) based on knowlege of Oregon trail (Willamette) and watching Pac-10 football (Eugene and Corvallis).
by Cheynem
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16412

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Good tourney. Nice mix of stuff that was highly accessible. *I loved the toss-ups on James Agee, Sgt. Pepper's, and the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald. The "Manny being Manny" toss-up was clever, but it was a little hard to figure out what they were looking for (I thought anyway). The Alger Hiss...
by Cheynem
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall North: UMN, Saturday, Nov. 8
Replies: 16
Views: 3727

Re: ACF Fall North: UMN, Saturday, Nov. 8

Good tournament all. Congratulations to Brendan for giving students something to feel good about Minnesota after the Gophers' embarrassing loss in football to the Wolverines earlier in the day.
by Cheynem
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 14365

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

If I will go to Illinois Open (which is looking more and more likely), I will definitely play this, even though I only have "R" knowlege in RMP.
by Cheynem
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95298

Re: Bad Negs Again

As a Clifton Webb fan, I knew the answer as well. Good call. :grin:
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95298

Re: Bad Negs Again

I remember in high school there was one match where my teammate went on a negging frenzy. I only remember two (this was from our local league play, so the questions suck): -The question was something which the Russian Empire notably lacked (I forget what the answer was). GIVEN ANSWER: "Mountains." -...
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attitudes towards quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6237

Re: Attitudes towards quizbowl

In regards to the "having fun answering our favorite questions," I'm not really sure why this is a good thing for quiz bowl. While my views on quiz bowl have obviously changed since high school, what I primarily like about it now is that it rewards good, deep knowledge about topics. So, when I get a...
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Recruiting, fundraising, & practicing
Replies: 23
Views: 8216

Re: Recruiting, fundraising, & practicing

As a "new" player to collegiate quiz bowl (I'm a grad student, but haven't played since high school), I really can't stress the importance of just hearing a lot of high-quality packets/questions in a competitive format. It seems daunting and difficult at first, but as time goes on, it's surprising t...
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A list of things to never do when running tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

Re: A list of things to never do when running tournaments

John Berryman...I did not know that. Thanks.
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A list of things to never do when running tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

Re: A list of things to never do when running tournaments

I could be wrong, but I think Colin's reference to Washington Ave Bridge is to the one in Minneapolis, not the Spider-Man/Gwen Stacy one. Then again, I could be misunderestimating Colin's fanboyness.
by Cheynem
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14781

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

The Caribbean bonus did not require you to know "Jamaica Kincaid," though, just "Jamaica" (Cliff's home country)--it included a Kincaid clue, but you could lateral it by either knowing a Caribbean island that is a plausible first name or knowing where fellow Jamaican musician Jimmy Cliff is from. I ...
by Cheynem
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FF7 20/20 packet for November 15th
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: FF7 20/20 packet for November 15th

Even though I would 0 this entire packet, I gotta commend you for writing it.
by Cheynem
Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30702

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

I can't speak for others, but I have would far, far, far less of a problem of a team honestly saying (within a reasonable interval) "We can't make the tourney because of conflicts" and not showing up at all than showing up and then ditching halfway through.
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14201

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Are the packets from this available online?
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14781

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

In regards to teams leaving early, the only other thing I would add is impress upon teams that leaving early has repercussions far beyond "oh, we just forfeit our matches." It screws up either round-robin format or seeding and in MO's case, screws up the tourney in general, because a bye team member...
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: JECHT Discussion

Stats were being kept in all the rooms I was playing...whether that actually translated into someone saving and recording said stats, I dunno.
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: JECHT Discussion

Round 6 was really hard--I powered Shadowgate and got Lolo and won a buzzer race on vampires after "Alucard" was mentioned. Questions that prompted blank stares included "Sexy Silvia," "King of the Monsters," "Georama." Of bonuses, having to possess intense Frogger/Phantasy Star/Dead or Alive Xtreme...
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14201

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:Yes, and your point is?
No real point, just found it very memorable. Didn't mean anything insulting by it.
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pilatus Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: Pilatus Discussion

Of the baseball TUs, the 300-win question was a very good one that I negged in the stupidest way possible. The Roy Halladay one seemed overly dominated by statistics aside from the lead-in about President Bush (I got it at the part about him dominating the Detroit Tigers). The rest were fine: I fell...
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14201

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

You expressed those thoughts during the second round of the tourney in a more succint, colloquial way, if I recall.
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pilatus Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2139

Re: Pilatus Discussion

Everyone else pretty much has explained this tourney well. I'd just like to say...can we retire "The team was owned by Ray Kroc" as a lead-in for the San Diego Padres?
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: JECHT Discussion

The only other quibble I guess I have is the slight bits of repetition--while one can perhaps accept the possibility of getting two powers on fairly general Earthbound knowledge (hey, I did!), TWO questions on The Adventures of Lolo, while a kickass game, is probably too much.
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30702

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Wow, apparently I got a 15 in the Maryland game...although looking at the packet, this apparently was a mistake on someone's part because I clearly buzzed in after the power mark. I also thought I played against Carleton, but there are no stats for that game.
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14201

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Despite the gaffes, I on the whole enjoyed this tournament! Thanks for running it.
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3717

Re: JECHT Discussion

This was a terrific series of packets. Well done. I liked the few bones thrown to people like me who never got past 16-bit gaming. I especially liked the audio bonuses, even though I sucked at them. Distribution-wise, I agree that perhaps a different variety of PC gaming could be asked about, and pe...
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21451

Re: EFT Discussion

I applaud the usage of comic books and would like to see an all-comic books side event at some point.
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21451

Re: EFT Discussion

I can off-hand think of a Charles Barkley toss-up, for one.
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21451

Re: EFT Discussion

I can't comment on science because I do not know it, but as a historian by trade: I thought the history was fairly strong in the packets, asking about well known events with a good pyramidal structure. My only quibble was that I thought the toss-up about the Frontier Thesis should have prompted on "...
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 12, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21451

Re: EFT Discussion

Well, there was that bonus about CW dramas...is that "girl trash"?
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 14201

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

I'm now on the Minnesota house team (whose official name I can't remember but surely has something to do with cars/positronium), so I am no longer a free man but a number.
by Cheynem
Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 21451

Re: EFT Discussion

This was a great tournament for a collegiate novice like me. I thought overall the difficulty was of a reasonable level. Thanks to those in charge of putting it on. As a dork, I appreciated the comic book questions, even though two X-Men questions, I admit, are pushing it. How about a question on Ob...