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by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Post-Nationals Poll Discussion - Results are in!
Replies: 83
Views: 29662

I can't disagree with the top 5 as the order of their placement is really dependent on how they play when it comes tournament time. Anything can happen there in spite of apparent team strength.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 210621

good point ... that would be latin school

got the schools mixed up ... but that team will be good
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 210621

After watching ACE, I will say that I would be surprised if Auburn does not finish first or second (the other team on team SHOULD be Wheaton North based on talent alone). Siva cruised through the science specialty tournament while John took 2nd to the very strong Pavrati from Dunbar. Michael Jiang w...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps 2007
Replies: 72
Views: 27785

We haven't been keeping stats of the individuals in the tournies and I am not even sure if the scores from the tournaments have survived. However, the tournament tonight featured the team led by Greg G. manhandling the team led by Siva S. in the championship of the upper tournament. The score was so...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps 2007
Replies: 72
Views: 27785

I think they were received pretty well. I know one of the only issues was distribution seemed to be very social studies heavy while there didn't seem to be as much science in some packets but the questions were good as far as content and difficulty are concerned.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps 2007
Replies: 72
Views: 27785

Yeah. Grant got a perfect on his first Math major test along with a few others. The highest scorers on the camp test were: 1. John Brown, Rockford Auburn 2. Greg Gauthier, Wheaton North 2. Siva (don't remember last name or school) 3. Terin Budine, Savannah Tonight's upper tournament was won by John ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Guns of August: CO History Doubles
Replies: 42
Views: 23202

The Missouri contingent will be around as we are coming Thursday to be tourists on Friday during the day.

If someone who does not care about winning too much wants a newb teammate, I am still available but I will read if nobody wants to play with me.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Opportunity for Quizbowl champs
Replies: 18
Views: 7567

We definitely bageled a bonus on the love interests of Nicholas Cage at Route 66. You have to suspect something like that .. or current Nick shows would come up .... seriously ... I see no reason to learn about LazyTown but that has come up multiple times in packets I have seen :-P
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's up with hats?
Replies: 32
Views: 10310

chuq .... i think CO might call for spandex and chain mail .... with hats of course .... and maybe a bear costume ?
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps 2007
Replies: 72
Views: 27785

I am not sure on the formats .... but I will be around at the SEMO camp... probably reading or doing whatever is needed. So say hey if you see me or get to hear my butcher pronunciations.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19090

That is a good example of giving the more difficult clues first and moving toward a giveaway at the end. I haven't read the book but saw the movie and hatcheries was what did it for me but for those that have read the book, the other titles should help out a lot.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Having trouble accessing the boards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

haha, I would not doubt it

but here is a link to the MO forum where we are discussing it ... it seems everyone in Missouri except me is having trouble

http://z4.invisionfree.com/Academic_Com ... topic=1553
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Having trouble accessing the boards ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2278

Having trouble accessing the boards ?

A lot of people on the MO forum are having trouble accessing the hsquizbowl.org website. I got the same error message this morning while trying to access and am just wondering what is going on. It appears that the site has expired and it is time for renewal but godaddy.com gives a 12 day grace perio...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19090

Yeah, that question is a major improvement, I agree. The first sentence does not help the player get the question too much unless they know exactly when it was written. I would probably say something like Written in 1931.... and then continue. Soma is giveaway clue for Brave New World so I would inc...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19090

charlieDfromNKC wrote:The Michigan one I found to be more easily applicable to a place like Missouri (because of the topics it addresses). Matt, I don't think you understand the true magnitude of how far behind Missouri is.
QFT

MO is living in the stone ages of quiz bowl.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's up with hats?
Replies: 32
Views: 10310

haven't seen that but good idea
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22418

If you have taken a class on Baroque art or possibly even Restoration comedies if there is such a class.... then it would work, I guess. I learned about him in Baroque Art which is a 300-level class at my school. Blenheim was one of the examples we used in comparison to Versailles. But I am assuming...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's up with hats?
Replies: 32
Views: 10310

I typically do a fedora ..... or occasionally my Irish golf cap.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22418

vanbrugh is definitely reasonable since I know about him and I am not good at this.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Quiz Bowl T-Shirt?
Replies: 33
Views: 27183

numbers like pi and e ?
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NBA Draft
Replies: 10
Views: 3427

Tour de France isn't really a spectator sport for me though... I will watch the daily recap on ESPN but I wouldn't follow it throughout the day. I will agree that Seattle made off like a bandit in this one because to get three players of that quality plus a draft pick in a later draft for Ray Allen ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I done got interviewed
Replies: 17
Views: 5232

he's trying to go to Andover in MA since they have a 5 yr program...... and yes he was serious about the "pulling a yetman" or whatever that was

so, Chuq is done with MO quiz bowl most likely ... except he play college tournies solo
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Quiz Bowl T-Shirt?
Replies: 33
Views: 27183

we got that CBI shirt last year where the buzzer looks pretty phallic ... and of course the hand is holding it suggestively ... thank you truman state csi :-P
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19090

I would consider children's literature to be in pop culture mainly because by the time we are in high school, those books are long past us and should be treated more as fond memories of easier times rather than on the same level as Thomas Mann, Virgil, Oe, Borges, etc. While Shiloh and Holes are goo...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19090

At this point, I feel that I'm going to have to research every question to find details and then analyze the pyramidial order of stating the question. And, I thought I could write one in just ten minutes? Not quite! Not a good one. The more you write pyramidal questions and the more you see the sam...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: May I test some questions on you?
Replies: 52
Views: 19090

It is a long process for sure. I study a LOT before writing a single tossup. While this leads to me working at a much slower pace than would be required to write under a short deadline as is sometimes the case for a question company, you can still learn plenty and write in a relatively short period....
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 48523

or not as lame as .................. YOUR FACE

ohhhh dang .................... (just playin)

Congrats to Illinois for finally getting the win and to Missouri for another great finish!
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6828

Reinstein pretty much just wrote how it is done .... I would say that I do most if not all of those things while writing questions. Wikipedia is a great resource for getting a general idea for writing a tossup but it should NEVER be used as the primary source. You will find that Avery Questions tend...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 48523

F Hooper wrote: My point being that these kids are flexible and have little or no difficulty switching formats - they're bright kids, they can handle it, and it's probably good for them.
If only more Missouri coaches would catch on to this observation.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Introducing myself and my business: Quillin's Questions
Replies: 20
Views: 6828

I will start by saying this is not the best place for a good reception to those questions as previously stated. Also, as a former Missouri high school player, I would ask you to take the peoples' advice from this web-forum and write more pyramidal-style questions if you are going to be marketing to ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic Results
Replies: 149
Views: 48523

ohhhh dang chuq
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24678

Paltalk room is up now if anyone is interested.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I am tired of awesome people dying
Replies: 136
Views: 15907

He was always one of my favorites when I watched ... sucks majorly.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24678

I have made another room on PalTalk and will be around on most nights for a while at least. If anyone wants to get games going and the other room is not up, check out: http://chat.paltalk.com/g2/group/111811 ... etails.wmt


The group name is just Quiz Bowl.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brainal Leakage (11/17/07) @ Truman State
Replies: 31
Views: 12885

As mentioned in the thread for PARFAIT, this tournament will be a mirror of Princeton's to be held on the same day. We will honor the prices we have already announced and will be submitting what I understand to be three packets of our own. With the low price and hopefully high quality questions, I h...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24678

is that 10 est ?

either way, I will most likely stop by.... I just installed paltalk and tested it out .. it should be fun
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jun 19, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Complimentary Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 6722

As mentioned in the MO thread by Christopher, I believe; if we didn't charge that extra $10, that cost would just be absorbed into the entry cost. So arguing over it isn't really much of an argument because the team would be paying for the questions whether they realized it or not. Having the purcha...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Peter Whiffle Trash Tournament at Chicago 8/5/07
Replies: 24
Views: 13667

I think I powered a Grillz question ........ and Kanye West after 5 words (but both were easy).... I do not expect anything that easy at this one. And I will play, Chuq... I am sure Brandon and Chittum would play as well ... unless we want to switch up the teams. If anybody wants to claim me, I know...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24678

Hey, I got one person to show up :P.

He did not stay but still... one person saw the ad and joined so it wasn't a total failure.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Trivia Chatroom?
Replies: 56
Views: 24678

EVERYBODY WHO SEES THIS

Live QB games at the EsperNet chat room. There are 4 of us there now.

If you know how to use IRC, join us ...

the room is #scobowl.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open lodging
Replies: 12
Views: 5214

I think we might have found our hookup. One of our guys works for Marriot. I believe that means problem solved.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan 07-08
Replies: 69
Views: 18825

charlieDfromNKC wrote:EVERY TROPHY NAQT MAKES WILL GO TO MICHIGAN TEAMS
qft
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29891

well, what exactly did they have back then equivalent to guitar hero and jeep?

maybe the new invention of baseball or something along those lines
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29891

I know. .. that is obvious ... but that is the way NAQT is so if you want to do better... make someone on the team read Billboard and read about horrible TV shows ... or whatever goes on for studying TRASH.... if there is such a thing.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 29891

Chuq, there will be Trash next year as well at NAQT ... .that will not change. So I would suggest that you have someone on the team waste some brain space on pop culture so that you can avoid stuff like that. You know it will be there so you have just as much chance of knowing that garbage. Even if ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 PACE NSC (yes, I said 2008)
Replies: 29
Views: 10460

idk if this is a good place to mention this or not but Truman State's "Almost Dewey" State Invitational is on October 13 and will be one of the first qualifiers for the NSC. If any teams from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or Minnesota... or anyone willing to come to Kirksville are inte...
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quite Possibly One of the FUNNIEST Things I Have Seen EVER
Replies: 25
Views: 8994

well the short story sounds pretty funny
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Guns of August: CO History Doubles
Replies: 42
Views: 23202

Chuq, I would play with you if you want to play but I really don't know if I would get anything.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit Singles
Replies: 26
Views: 17353

I can read for this one as well if you will need readers. Again, it would be worse than the slaughter that Chuq mentions if I played in this.
by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Guns of August: CO History Doubles
Replies: 42
Views: 23202

I could probably read because I do not know if I would be of any use as a player in this one.