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by Tegan
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

There's a private school in my area that comes over to our parking lot on the day of our lottery (students are accepted by lottery) and puts flyers on the windshields of the visitors' cars while they're inside waiting on results. Brass. ACtually the word that comes to my mind isn't brass ..... more...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

There is a story of one of our assistant principals saying something about "Benjamin Franklin, our greatest president" on the announcements. This same guy is going to be assistant headmaster and football coach I fail to see inconsistency .... football coach and administrator .... sounds about right...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11049

Re: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)

If you can't read quickly and intelligibly, you need to practice your moderating. I totally agree ..... but I also think that after a few years of trying, there comes a time when the tournament director has to make a call ..... if the moderator is not doing the job (bad pronunciation, doesn't know ...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11049

Re: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)

The correct speed to read a tournament is "understandable". corrected. This of course is a matter of perspective. As some have said: they are probably understood better when they read faster. That is not universally true for all moderators. When you are running a tournament, even if they are not re...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Moderator Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

The odd format and six-team dogpile competition was balanced by complete professionalism and excellent organization, as well as completely prepared moderators. Wish I could say the same for the PACE national tournament. I very much agree that I want to hear more. My experience with PACE has been an...
by Tegan
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

...the task at hand is to learn about and respect the beliefs of others... I don't believe that's the role of the study of history at all. [sic] I have learned about the beliefs of the Nazi party--and also of slaveowners, of apartheid enforcers, of innumerable groups who would seek to dominate a wh...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

For those interested, Main Sou finished 3rd after Leyden and St. Pat's. Maine South ..... in 1991 ..... was in a tournament????? (And finished third?) I think Maine South can claim to have played the very last game in Elmwood Park history. In the opening round of the regional, a not very good Maine...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

In terms of his attacks on "conservatives", I believe he was deeply affected by a 1960s movement to oust a teacher who was an ACLU member as well as his experience teaching in Beirut in the 1980s and for these reasons he is rabidly anti-extreme-social-conservative, which he calls "conservative". Ob...
by Tegan
Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

Also, I don't really see what's so wrong with what this dude is alleged to have said. You have to have something that is irrational to counter that rational approach ... [W]hen you put on your Jesus glasses, you can't see the truth. This quote is flat out insulting to any student who happens to be ...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

[Has this guy ever been reprimanded by the administration? If so, then perhaps you fire him. If not, you need to make sure he knows his behavior is not okay. Not only a good point, but there may be some legal basis for that as well. I don't know what the tenure laws are like out there. But this goe...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

If nothing else, check out 14a-i. First, if these allegations are true, the man gets fired. This is really uncalled for. I think one of the things that teachers should worry about in the classroom are personal bias .... its a big issue in classes like social studies and literature classes , but it ...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

This is not a bad idea .... a few years ago, Maine South considered either loosely joining the North Metro League to get a few more matches .... or there was another league (and for some reason, the North Suburban jumps to mind) that physically required at least one non-con team to be a part of thei...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

Bryce, CDfNKC .... I 100% agree. this dude is getting thrown out, and he is lucky that is all he is getting done to him. I wasn't trying to be an apologist or absolve him of one iota of blame. I was just saying that, baring being roadblocked from the Board, the administration was complicit in this, ...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

The scuttlebutt in the community, I am told by someone who lives there, is that the school board is going to fire Freshwater tomorrow. Stay tuned for the religious right freakout as soon as that happens. But this guy should have been fired years ago. This is absolutely appalling. http://scienceblog...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death

I think the cat scene in Boondock Saints deserves a mention. ''Is it dead????'' This is instantly one of the funniest film lines ever penned. How does MW not love this comedy! If we're going to get into a necrobeastacomedy or whatever .... the horse from "Animal House" has to be up there. But the b...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

How has that guy not been fired? I would suspect, that like in many districts, this is administrators either being too lazy to do the paperwork, or there may be enough "influence" in the school board/ community to support not firing him. In other words: any admin who chooses to pursue this could be...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Stevenson should never be counted out because... well... other than Joliet, I'm pretty sure Stevenson is the largest school in the state. 08-09 population figures Morton ...........8025 Lane Tech........4089 Joliet.............5557 Curie.............3260 Stevenson........4547 Neuqua Valley..4520 Wa...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

IMSA- will win their IHSA sectional as the bonnie jain show comes in as the bloodbath sectional of last year will be no more, but other than that a real toss-up. I may have missed something, but did a tornado hit the south side of Wheaton? These guys are animals, and not all of them got out of the ...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Community membership & honesty
Replies: 38
Views: 4372

Re: Community membership & honesty

So, post a policy for any newcomers: if you are an outsider, you're welcome in, however, if you start espousing views that are contrary to good quizbowl, you run the risk of getting booted. Tom, I agree with you on many points, but I don't think this is a good idea. It smacks of censoring out peopl...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Dismiss Stevenson at your peril. Unless Zak B. split. There are certain teams that I think it is always dangerous to dismiss ..... teams that always post winning records, and can challenge strong teams every year: Auburn, Fremd, Hoffman Estates, Latin, Libertyville, Loyola, New Trier, Stevenson, Wh...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Community membership & honesty
Replies: 38
Views: 4372

Re: Community membership & honesty

I think I can interpret that at least part of this is directed at me. Before I begin, as I've said this before, I will say it again: Matt, despite any disagreements we may have, I have deep respect for the work you (and others) have done on behalf of improving this activity. You alone have likely do...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)
Replies: 80
Views: 7752

Re: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)

Not that I support :chip: in any way, but there is a point when similar questions might not actually be copying. This might have been stolen; it might not have. The CBI copy found earlier this year was really obvious. One-liners are harder to tell. I see what you mean, but this has been ongoing ......
by Tegan
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Move Death

As far as funny goes, probably the guy that falls off the top of the Titanic and hits the giant propeller. Not by Hoyle funny, but after being forced to endure Titanic , I did stand and applaud Leonardo's death. I considered it more a "win for the audience" than actually funny. Funny death: The cav...
by Tegan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Movie Death
Replies: 21
Views: 2374

Re: ITT Your Favorite (Or Funniest) Move Death

Big Joe's death in Dumb and Dumber has to be up there.
by Tegan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

JohnGlerum wrote:With Ms. Martin gone, a starting five consisting of all seniors (last season), and no more Gauthier children left in the tank... will Wheaton North remain competitive/return to glory/never be heard of again?
I would be more worried about a Loyola team without John Glerum ... IF you catch my drift.
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Need Some input

ImmaculateDeception wrote: PS: GOD WHAT AN AWFUL QUESTION, AM I RIGHT?
You are right.
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Need Some input

But ..... let me ask you this ..... even if the question opened with "first and last name needed" ..... wouldn't you still prompt if they said "Wright"? Good question. Shouldn't you NOT prompt because they specifically didn't follow directions? They don't deserve a second chance if they weren't pay...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Need Some input

Four words " First and last name required ." before the question would completely preclude this. High School Celebrity Shoot biography tournament makes this completely clear including "Name and regnal number please" if we have twelve different kings named Louis. You are absolutely right. When I wri...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Need Some input

"Orville and Wilbur Wright," however, is one additional piece of incorrect information - under Illinois' object-owner rule, this is like answering " The Call of the Wild , by Herman Melville" to a Call of the Wild question, isn't it? So I would rule it incorrect. Yeah ... I took that into account, ...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Need Some input

JohnGlerum wrote:
Tegan wrote:his older brother
I agree with everyone else. While a pretty bad question, the "identifying noun" is clearly a single person. Anything implying more than one person is wrong.
>>thunder in the background<<
>>now lightening<<

Are thou criticizing my question writing ability? :twisted:
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Re: Need Some input

I just hope that's not a real question. My word of honor. I wrote this question while eating dinner at Giordano's this evening on the run ... explicitly for this example. I was intentionally trying to write a bad question that (sadly) we still get here, and illustrating moderators how to react. We ...
by Tegan
Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Need Some input
Replies: 25
Views: 3563

Need Some input

Here's the question (yes, its not a great question, don't bother saying the question sucks, I know it sucks). and yes, I know that this is a bit contrived, as no logical person would give that answer given the question: Unlike his older brother, he was not born in Milville, Indiana, finished four ye...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

John's going to be gone, but the rest of the Rockford area should be reminded when and to whom to address letters of support ,,, provided that she will bring all of the letters along.
by Tegan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

Are you looking to move to NSC-style bouncebacks, as well? The constraint on types of bonuses that can be written under the "read the whole bonus first" rule is really severe and has direct consequences for question difficulty and scope of interesting answer selection. More like the NSC (as I recal...
by Tegan
Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 158957

Re: Illinois '08-'09

I'd like to point out to everyone here that the mere existance of this thread: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=5759 shows that the availability of mirrors and questions increases a ton if IL were to adopt 30 point, 3 part bonuses. Hopefully, this argument can be used to make t...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)
Replies: 80
Views: 7752

Re: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)

cdcarter wrote:Did Matt imply it happened later in the competition? IT could have also occurred in that 60-second 11am round at the DC site. It is known that some questions are reused between sites.
I thought Matt had stated that he heard this at the DC site.
by Tegan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)
Replies: 80
Views: 7752

Re: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)

*Teams who couldn't identify what country the word "ninja" is from Matt, Can you confirm that this was the HS NAC and not the middle school (not that it makes a big difference), because that was the very first word that came up in the etymology 60 second round in the 11 am round in Chicago. This so...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

NAC is like the NIT except the field quality is actually even more diluted, the hoops are eight feet off the ground, the ball is only inflated halfway, and not infrequently the referees tackle players who they don't want to win. PAC is like a Dadaist exhibition of basketball involving swimming thro...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!

As an aside, and maybe I should keep my mouth shut to avoid opening up a can of worms, I don't understand the argument that "it's not quizbowl". I waver on this ...... to some most folks here .... quizbowl requires the following: 1. two teams head-to-head; not three or six, or some other number 2. ...
by Tegan
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

But, money has to come from somewhere. My point is that Illinois and other states that sponsor all-star teams need to take that money and just send their state championship teams to the real nationals. I'm sure one or two or three coaches in Illinois have made that exact same suggestion. One of the...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

BuzzerZen wrote:Or we could all decide to spend an extra day in Chicago or DC next year and still save money. Disney World is fun, but Chicago and DC have museums with actual culture in them.
Are you saying a guy in a duck and a mouse suit in front of Cinderella's castle isn't actual "culture"??!!
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38744

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

I saw a match in DC where a question started with some quotes from "The Tiger" and asked what animal was being addressed. Someone gave the answer of "tiger", but it turned out that they would only accept " The Tiger", probably because it was the title (that team won anyway, but I would have liked t...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

Just to put up a bit of a counterpoint, we (in Illinois) were always told the decision was up to the state Board of Education or equivalent. Our state coaches association has always gotten permission from them to pick the team. The Board has never directly interfered in this process. We have never b...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

Apparently my high school just made some rule that guys' t shirts have to be tucked in, to prevent thuggetry. Apparently shirt tails make all the difference. We still have a few teachers at Maine South who were there before the dress code was changed around 1981 ... ladies had to wear skirts .... g...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38744

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

Earlier in the tournament, "fusion" and "fusion reactor" were not considered the same answer. (I forget which was sought.) So when "Confederate States of America" was given for "Confederate Congress", I felt the same rule would apply. A country is not a legislative body, and I don't think "Russia" ...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators
Replies: 58
Views: 5517

Re: Stipends for Coaches and Moderators

I have to say (and this may be a little bit of a fork) given the number of teams that travel incredibly large distances throughout the year (not even considering doing one or more nationals), I am a little shocked to hear the number of teams here who are talking about funding issues. I know that a l...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

I have never been involved in the coaches input part, even when I coached (this part was done before I became coach), but as I recall, it does involve the coach "ranking" their players, so, unless a player has an unbelievable round, hte coach likely takes half of their players out for consideration ...
by Tegan
Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 38744

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

waaaaaaah i'm taking my ball and going home, the mean quizbowl people won't take my pretend tournament seriously There's a Mr. Beall on line five. He will need your social security number to make the first deposit in your account, may I give it to him now, or wait until the end of the year. Matt, y...
by Tegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stupid educators thread
Replies: 71
Views: 8328

Re: Stupid educators thread

They needed to pass this in the junior high schools? Is Lon Chaney's great-grandkids attending or something?
by Tegan
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge: Illinois wins!
Replies: 163
Views: 38048

Re: 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge updates

kcommo wrote:The other two were from Wyoming and Montana, but I didn't write down names, unfortunately.
Thanks coach!

I'll get them eventually ..... just trying to update the wikisite. I appreciate the effort!