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by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Senior Destinations 2008
Replies: 103
Views: 18608

Re: ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS INVOLVED IN QUIZBOWL

University of Alabama
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13603

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Here's the thing about having packets ready early. In the last four weeks, I have written or edited somewhere around 800 questions. I produced nearly two packets for both the PACE Spring Qualifier and the Minnesota/Maryland set, and about the same for PACE NSC. In the middle, I wrote nearly two pac...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13603

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

Very well written questions from the universities and great moderating staff at Vandy. There were a few answers that I thought were a little obscure for high school level, and I would've preferred the addition of powers and negs, but those are my only complaints.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15478

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Having a "giveaway" buzz after a neg makes sense. Each time a team negs, they should be given a chance to answer at the end of the question. This answer, if correct, would be recorded. When this team matches up with a team that negged earlier than they did, the giveaway buzz counts and the neg does...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Results from Marshall County Tournament:

1st - BMHS
2nd - Arab
3rd - DAR

And that's all I have to say about that.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15478

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

2. Each team will only get to answer each TU once. There will be no opportunity to wait out negs... unless that's your strategy and you want to wait until the end of each question anyway. (Certainly a legit approach which might garner the team a very respectable "Goldfish" score, but the team would...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.
Replies: 80
Views: 16661

Re: (Correct) Answers that made you hang your head in shame.

The question was "Who sang "Travelin' Thru" at the 2006 (I think) Academy Awards?" Long pause....I answer "Dolly Parton", and it was correct. I think I read that in the Chicago Tribune or something. It's really sad that I remembered that. Why is that sad? Granted, she's not the best music artist in...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15478

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

aarcoh wrote:I'm sorry if I'm a little slow in getting this. If you have multiple teams from one school, they all hear the same questions, but at different times or something like that. In that case, Bergen could probably have three-four teams.
Yeah, kind of liking doing the KMO at different times.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Cooper98 wrote:That Nick guy from Oneonta was a BEAST!!
I wasn't exactly impressed. He only had 10 less points than me, but he just wasn't anything spectacular, not from what I saw anyway.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Golden Tiger 86 wrote:Damn...Oneonta? I'm a little surprised myself.
Yeah, I was kind of hoping for a repeat finals from last year, but, alas.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Snead NAQT Invitational Results:

1st - BMHS
2nd - Oneonta

Suprisingly, Oneonta knocked Russellville out in the semis.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Free Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 6254

Re: Free Questions

Deesy Does It wrote:Why bother?
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Top 4 (in no order): ... Russellville is always a very good team... up until the finals, where they always seem to choke. If they could get over whatever block is stopping them, they could very well make top 2. Of course, my speculations always go right out the window once I see pools. [/$0.02] Wha...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Top 4 (in no order): BMHS Russellville Hoover Grissom Honorable Mentions: Randolph - not a bad team, but if they play like they did at Regionals, they may not even make playoffs. ISS - not consistent enough (and that's coming from a Brindlee Mountain player). Russellville always seems to beat them, ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

quizbowllee wrote:LOL. Saul Bellow is one of the few things I feel confident that we would get thirty on.
Yeah, that and Bertolt Brecht.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

80b(I). Said teams may also need therapy after said beatings.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

asdf wrote:Well you can only do so much with a buzzer, pencil, and paper
Making a trombone isn't one of them
Dissecting isn't one of them
Performing a music video isn't one of them
You obviously are not a fan of MacGyver.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6646

Re: Art Names

I'm sorry, but I just think it's funny that somebody tries to show off by giving an answer hardly anyone has heard of and then complains when he was ruled incorrect. It just seems like poetic justice to me. Whether his/her intention is to show off or not, it is not incorrect. Call it what you want,...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

75. It is not, nor ever was, Marcus Surilius.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6646

Re: Art Names

I think that you must be relatively lenient. For example, The Night Watch, Night Watch, De Nachtwacht, and The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem de Ruytenburch should all be acceptable for the Rembrandt painting. There must be restraint. However, incorrect transalations should be just that: ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

I've never stated that math should not be in quiz bowl. In fact, in my first post, I stated that it was a necessary part of it. I'm one of the few here that doesn't like it, but believe it is necessary (much like war). I do disagree that computational ability can be learned. And that's all I have to...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Art Names
Replies: 47
Views: 6646

Re: Art Names

Well this has actually bugged me for some time. I am the art and classical music person for our team and I have several "wrong" answers that I just don't understand. 1. The Thinker was originally called The Poet and that is what I answered and they had The Thinker on the paper so I was wrong. 2. Th...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Ford08 wrote:AndyShootsAndyScores on Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:52 pm
I'm not alone!
On which part?

Being an atheist and getting most of the religious stuff.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment
Replies: 105
Views: 47256

Re: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment

My coach and I have written some sets for our middle school. My coach and I have decided that one liners might be the best for those guys. We figure if they learn facts and can develop a strong base then the details will come later. Most of the stuff that our freshman are learning is this way (this...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

I am an atheist. I get several of the religious questions and my captain who is also an atheist gets all of the others. Also, I cannot spell and my grammer is not that great, actually if you could talk to me you would find that I have a strong lisp. Also my best subject is history, and that is what...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment
Replies: 105
Views: 47256

Re: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment

BarringtonJP wrote:...or about someone passing a paper 2 seconds before the bonus is done being read...
:w-hat:
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

I am in now way claiming that a computational machine who knows little about theory will be able to beat out someone who does know quite a bit about theory (consistently). I'm not saying you can't learn to get better and faster at calculation. I am saying that some individuals have the knack for doi...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

I'll agree that anybody can have all the natural talent in the world for math, but if they don't try and better themselves, they will not beat someone with less natural talent who has worked much harder to get faster at calculation; however, this is hardly ever the case. No matter how hard I work at...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

dschafer wrote:If "robotic number-crunching ability" is a key element of a calculation question, it probably needs to be re-written.
Unfortunately, it is difficult-to-impossible to write a calculation tossup that will not reward "robotic number-crunching ability."
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

2. pyramidal math is stupid. Sorry but it is. Ok, what is the point of going through a bunch of crap when a good math player is going to get it off the meat anyway. Seriously having it so pyramidal that everyone has a shot is like handing out clues to future questions about art, ya its stupid. In p...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

I have to disagree. While the Christians shouldn't get the Bible questions ALL the time, I do think that they should be knowledgable enough about their religion to beat out someone who would read the Bible like they would any other work of literature and not like it's something they govern most of ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Also if you want to make the argument that you know most theoritical stuff, then get this our team is comprised of two athiests, one cathlic and one lutheran, and guess who gets all the religious stuff... yep the athiest. just doesn't make sense. Nobody would argue that the Catholic or Lutheran sho...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Quiz bowl is about what you learn in school. Math is the most important thing you learn in school. Therefor it should be in QB. We have a guy on our team that is going to be a math teacher, he is a total robot at math and can do about any problem that you put infront of him, whether it be physics o...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

dtaylor4 wrote:
Ugly wrote:65. The ONLY stone that will ever be an answer is the Rosetta Stone.
Blarney Stone, Stone of Scone, Stonehenge have come up as answers.
QFT
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment
Replies: 105
Views: 47256

Re: The Great Middle School Pyramidal Experiment

I liked that often if you buzzed in early, you answered the wrong question.
:w-hat:
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

quizbowllee wrote:Actually, there is no such things as too many tournaments at UTC.
58. There is no such thing as too many tournaments at UTC.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

aestheteboy wrote:...and why can't you complain if you aren't hosting a tournament?
You can, just don't expect much compassion from the TD if you've never hosted a tournament before.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51814

Re: Alabama '07-'08

Results from Alabama NAQT State Championship:

1st - BMHS A
2nd - BMHS B
3rd - Indian Springs
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 15, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

44. Whether it be a tossup or part of a bonus, T. S. Eliot will come up at every tournament. If it didn't, it was in a bonus you didn't get.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23807

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

Lets say there is a literature question about some obscure author that I haven't heard of. Does that question deserve to be in the tournament? Of course. Similarly, if there is a math question that I can solve that no one else can, does it deserve to be in there? Of course. Is this a joke? I kinda ...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

14. In high school, there is only one Norwegian of anything. Anything.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Subject Distribution
Replies: 38
Views: 11051

Re: NAQT Subject Distribution

The NAQT Distribution is: Current Events 7.5% Fine Arts 7.0% Foreign Language 0.5% Geography 7.0% General Knowledge / Mixed 5.5% History 18.5% Literature / Mythology 18.5% Popular Culture 7.5% Philosophy 2.0% Science 18.5% Sports 4.0% Social Science 3.5% Something I didn't notice until now, but the...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Subject Distribution
Replies: 38
Views: 11051

Re: NAQT Subject Distribution

DJ Shadow wrote:The NAQT Distribution is:

Popular Culture 7.5%
Damn. I was not aware it was that high.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10239

Re: 500 things...

2. Thou shalt not give first name unless thou art prompted.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Mon Mar 10, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXV - April 5, 2008
Replies: 23
Views: 3947

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXV - April 5, 2008

NoahMinkCHS wrote:
Athena Starwoman wrote:Dorman is going to the Minnesota tournament the same day that is using these questions.
Dorman? Minnesota? Wow...
I'd venture a guess that they're trying to get a feel for competition outside of the southeast.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32966

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

Well, also, like, I'd hazard a guess that there was another clue beforehand that made it unique to Kafka (which would reduce the "it's a bad question" complaint by a lot, since anyone who knows a good amount about Kafka should probably recognize that he wrote "In the Penal Colony"). And even if not...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9306

Re: Frequency lists

ragnarok2012 wrote:4. blue boy
In that case, it's "Au revoir," not "Bon voyage."
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9306

Re: Frequency lists

ragnarok2012 wrote:ex, the woman in the back are crying... FTP, name this David work about three Roman brothers...

ex, helped arouse support for the Greek Revolution.
I hope this isn't supposed to be the same painting.
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9306

Re: Frequency lists

The way to become a good (visual) art player is to look at lots and lots paintings, not lists of paintings. Just find one of those Phaidon books (The Art Book, The American Art Book, The 20th Century Art Book) and go through it. Then find books about other artists and flip through those. Then go ha...
by AndyShootsAndyScores
Sat Mar 08, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32966

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

MLWGS-Gir wrote:I'm fairly certain now that the verb was "created," and Dr. B. had started to say the word "cruel." The verb was what narrowed it down to fiction.
Yeah, it'd have to be "created." Although, I don't know if I would've taken a shot there.

Still, nice power? early buzz? whatever it was.