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by heterodyne
Sun May 07, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 10684

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

You should be considering Jason Zhou for your ballot. Here are two facts about Jason: 1) He is very good at history. If you have played him you should be able to confirm this fact. 2) He has become very good at history despite a systematic inability to take in information about the world. If you hav...
by heterodyne
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 33188

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

I'll write more later but I really liked this tournament. Cool philosophy questions on things that actually matter! Fun deep core literature! Cool stuff. (I also had issues because I'm a quizbowler playing a tournament but like I had food poisoning Saturday and it was still a super fun day of qb whi...
by heterodyne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 27820

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

yale student adopts rural patois as schtick, is Cool and Good, more at 11
by heterodyne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Borel hierarchy wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote:We throw one of Kai's rare pepes off the ferry. Say goooodbye to Exooooodia!!!
why are your posts the exact opposite of the other posts in this blog

*the other of course referring to alston's
this was my joke go back to danganronpa dear
by heterodyne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Kai spills the sugar from the Sour Patch Kids everywhere in the back seat of the car. Laments failing to lick it up earlier.
by heterodyne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Oo-kamakiri wrote:Alston spends 26 minutes jerking himself off about how good he is at philosophy.
hey man I just needed a break from hearing about the 2013 international linguistics olympiad
by heterodyne
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Kai: "Wait, wait, we actually made these posts?!"
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Kai says something reprehensible. Max informs him that "keep it down or I'll slam into this median. Call that shit Maximillian Veers"
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

15.366 wrote:
Aaron's Rod wrote:Since [email protected] has infinity dollars, how much of the decision to drive one way was "for the liveblog"?
I hassled them for the liveblog, Alex. Until this started happening, I didn't believe they would actually do it.
This is... not true.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Neither of the lottery tickets Max bought were winners.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

heterodyne wrote:Max attempts to crank dat Soulja Boy while driving. The car hits the rumble strip immediately.
"Technically, I was trying to superman that OHHHHH."
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Max attempts to crank dat Soulja Boy while driving. The car hits the rumble strip immediately.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Max admits he only reads books by authors named Michael: Lewis, Chabon, and Wigglesworth.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Max demands we change the radio station when triggered by a commercial for shaving equipment.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Max, dismayed, realizes he has no small bills with which to pay the toll. "Why would I carry singles? We're not going to a strip club before nationals."
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Entire car freaks out upon Kai's realization that "it's 4:21! We missed it!"
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Someone suggests getting a bag at CVS. Max says no. Kai: "Are you really too cheap to buy a seven cent bag?" Me: "Maybe he just wants to save the environment." Max: "Of course I care about our planet, I'm a committed globalist."
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Passing by, Max suggests egging John's apartment, failing to realize that will just provide him with the ingredients for a delicious meringue.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Max exclaims "An all time classic!" while turning up the radio. Dead and Gone by TI begins playing.
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18499

ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Max has begun the trip by attempting to turn the wrong way on two consecutive one way streets.
by heterodyne
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 7101

Re: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event

I'd play this but I know absolutely nothing about art. I read some modern books though.
by heterodyne
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 27820

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Who will watch my home place , I wonder, as I think of being away from my sourdough starter for a weekend? I'll be standing by this cracker barrel the whole weekend, ready for conversatin' and sharing the dee-stinct observations that come. I'm going to call Yale and tell them you're doing a cultura...
by heterodyne
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 27820

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

The Stately Rhododendron wrote:Who will watch my home place, I wonder, as I think of being away from my sourdough starter for a weekend?

I'll be standing by this cracker barrel the whole weekend, ready for conversatin' and sharing the dee-stinct observations that come.
why are you like this
by heterodyne
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24312

Re: It's Lit

I'll play this. I really don't know anything about lit, but I probably won't neg so at worst you have an entertaining buzzer rock.
by heterodyne
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum
Replies: 14
Views: 5187

Re: Suggest new threads for the Best of the Best subforum

I do actually think that the best humor content of the forums does belong in there, since it's just the "best of the best," but having more useful threads there would be cool.
by heterodyne
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: Literature

I more or less agree with Stephen's entire post. I did particularly want to chime on the distinction between epic and "non-epic" poetry - if your goal with this new distributional scheme is to reward engagement with different varieties of literature, then it's important to keep in mind that there is...
by heterodyne
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Discussion of language and vulgarity
Replies: 24
Views: 3368

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

I would argue that it's not hard to see that reading the phrase "tight pussy" would be awkward or uncomfortable for moderators (or players)—male or female. The quote led to Earl Butz's resignation, so that should say something about its offensiveness, no? The nice thing to do in this situation is t...
by heterodyne
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia
Replies: 17
Views: 7376

Re: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia

But also I wanted to leave the theme of this question hidden so that it didn't intrude on people who learned about drakaina from other sources--as Wang did--when they answer the question.
You can just say video games
by heterodyne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 24013

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

J: I think this is meant to be the philosophy tossup in this packet. Perhaps I am being hella western and bad here, but this is just a list of random stories without engaging with the philosophy or ideas? A: This is pretty uncharitable to Taoism qua “school of thought” as opposed to body of stories...
by heterodyne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 10227

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Yeah, I don't mean to suggest that the people who were in fact excited or intruiged or whatever the opposite of bored is by this set are like, wrong or whatever. Obviously when talking about a subjective feeling I'm only going to be able to express that feeling in the end - I was just trying to see ...
by heterodyne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 24013

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

So, a couple things. First, I really don't mean to suggest that I don't think any of the criticisms I'm not responding to aren't worthwhile, important things to be talking about - I don't in fact think that anyone here is engaged in mental masturbation, mutual or otherwise - but I'm also frantically...
by heterodyne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 24013

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Just saying, the post reads like Alston is just agreeing with everything Joey is saying, while adding nothing of substance on his own. Is this just to show that at least one other person (and thus far only one other person, though I'm willing to and will even assume that there are others) agrees wi...
by heterodyne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 24013

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Another problem with the philosophy was the lack of engagement with argumentation, which made it feel like a bunch of literature-style tossups sprinkled with 'named thing' clues. This, to me, is the most serious problem. Most of the other things - weird answerline selection, openly inaccurate clues...
by heterodyne
Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 10227

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Joey more or less made all of the points that I would have, although I can't speak to the painting, knowing literally nothing about it. I was having trouble pointing to particular bad questions (although, as a quizbowler, I of course have a few gripes that nobody but me cares about) but there was ju...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

8) WKU, Virginia B, Columbia B, Youngstown State, Carleton, and UCF have been called out so far by McGill and Chicago players hoping those teams will decline bids so they can attend. Some of the aforementioned teams may perform as well as Amherst, Georgia Tech, or UCSD at ICT. We can also include L...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I, similarly, am entirely entitled to alter my opinion of you and your club’s character based on how you acquired it and whether or not is used. I really hate to drag in specific teams and don't want to impugn the quality of the people on 2015 Chicago B, and in fact I enjoyed playing against them. ...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Really?!?! A recent survey by Ike Analytics found that 69% of QBers find JL and Max to be the second-best shipping. I've commissioned Andrew Wang to start working on the dojinshi! See ya later! Also, the fact that you think (JL and Max are shipped => JL=Max) implies some uh, rather worrying things ...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I think it's more productive to actually engage with what's being said. Now this is my problem. Personally I don't think it's really going to bring about any rule change or really guilt teams into not accepting the autobids by discussing moral culpability or moral agency as it pertains to teams. I ...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

And yeah, sorry Chicago, but it should be rather telling that "you're the only one!" who is making the moral culpability argument combined with a call out of game stats. I understand the temptation to treat Chicago as the monolithic evil empire since, you know, we are. It might help you, however, t...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

If you're saying they shouldn't get the bid, you're basically suggesting that the agreement promised them by NAQT should be thrown out. I think the distinction between shouldn't get and shouldn't take is important. Could another possibility be that all the autobids be publicly posted PRIOR to SCT r...
by heterodyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I think Fred's point would be something like "the system is flawed, but that means you should reform the system, not get mad at the people using the system now." Right, so Fred's response to John would be along the lines of "the claim you make about the moral culpability of actors in bad systems is...
by heterodyne
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Next year, if you must! It is for the greater good! I fear that the 2017 D2 champion will not qualify for the 2018 D1 ICT at this rate. Like how the 2016 D2 champion did not qualify for the 2017 D1 ICT? yes I understand that the d2 team from last year was split etc etc the point is we're already th...
by heterodyne
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45078

Re: 2017 ICT bids

It appears that Virginia has fielded a B team at exactly one tournament this year, and that team got ~10ppb. What gives?
by heterodyne
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 17136

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

200 mg (one 12oz cup of coffee) caffeine pills. I use these as a pick-me-up to counteract the post-lunch slumber. I have not had any negative quizbowl related experiences with these, and they don't give me the jitters unlike energy drinks. In addition to Kai's mysterious bag of pills, I generally g...
by heterodyne
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 52753

Re: Illinois '16-'17

I think there are a couple dark horses to look out for: Fremd and Waubonsie Valley. I'm pretty sure there are no seniors on Fremd's A team, and I'm assuming Brian K will study a lot this summer and become an even stronger player for Waubonsie. Having seen Gretchen and Bissmun play at ACE Camp, I ca...
by heterodyne
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 37487

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

I'd presume you'd want the people running the tournament to be, you know, running the tournament instead of responding to this thread.
by heterodyne
Sat May 21, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 14905

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

As someone owed money from this set who has repeatedly asked the person supposedly in charge of this (Ben) to send out invoices to no effect, I'd like to publicly echo the sentiment of the post above. Getting paid for this would be great!
by heterodyne
Mon May 02, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 37242

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

When I saw the joy on David's face when he realized he could do a three-team game, I knew we were going to have to do this tiebreaker at least once. I was hoping this year would get it out of his system. But yes, it's easy enough for a Condorcet winner to lose a three-team playoff, and I think we'd...
by heterodyne
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT
Replies: 17
Views: 5174

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 DII ICT

Unless I'm mistaken, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso is one of the most famous violin showpieces in the repertoire, and it's placement was a tad early. Also, the tossups on Ficciones and Binary Trees had lead-ins that where unambiguous in the extreme if I recall correctly. To elaborate on the la...
by heterodyne
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 11696

Re: IHSA 2016

I leave for one year and IHSA isn't inspiring immediate rage? What has the world come to?