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by Strongside
Thu May 15, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl in Minnesota
Replies: 13
Views: 14009

Quiz Bowl in Minnesota

It was interesting to read about Brian Weikle's experiences on the University of Minnesota quiz/college bowl team. Quiz bowl has obviously changed, and Brian made a great point in emphasizing how good my generation has it. A variety of things have gotten me back into thinking more about quiz bowl re...
by Strongside
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 11663

Re: CO Matchmaking

I am a free agent for this and am looking for a team.

If interested, you can email me.
by Strongside
Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 26715

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I am a free agent for this tournament, and I added my name to the spreadsheet.
by Strongside
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26895

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I am a free agent for this tournament.
by Strongside
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35854

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

I am playing with Ryan Westbrook and Matt Lafer.
by Strongside
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Side Event: Oh You Didn't Know...This Was Vanity?
Replies: 32
Views: 10596

Re: MO Side Event: Oh You Didn't Know...This Was Vanity?

I am interested in playing this.
by Strongside
Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)
Replies: 94
Views: 35854

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open V (11/17/12 at UMN)

I am a free agent for this tournament and am looking for a team/people to play with. My email is in my profile.
by Strongside
Sun May 13, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 41354

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I am planning to play this and am looking for a teammate.
by Strongside
Sun May 13, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 21
Views: 6354

Re: CO Matchmaking

I am planning to play this and am looking for a team or teammates.

My email is in my profile.
by Strongside
Sat May 05, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 10161

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

I can probably help with some writing, editing, proofreading, randomizing, etc. for some tournaments during summer break, and the 2012-2013 school year.
by Strongside
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 23365

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

Just so people know, the local weather forecast says it is supposed to snow (potentially up to six inches) in the Twin Cities on Saturday.

The weather should be nice on Friday though.
by Strongside
Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 23365

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

I don't have any buzzers I can bring. Sorry.
by Strongside
Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 23365

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

I am still looking for a team for this tournament. If you want to play with me and have an opening, email me or post here.
by Strongside
Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: When will the set be cleared?
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: When will the set be cleared?

Is it possible to get this set posted soon? Thanks.
by Strongside
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Minnesota (10/15)
Replies: 12
Views: 3777

Re: MOO Mirror at Minnesota (10/15)

I am planning to play/signing up for this tournament.

I can play solo or with teammates. Whatever makes the tournament run better works for me.
by Strongside
Wed Sep 14, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)
Replies: 72
Views: 23365

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open IV (Nov. 19-20)

I am planning to play this tournament, and am looking for teammates.
by Strongside
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 54
Views: 11576

Re: CO Matchmaking

Richard Mason and I have teamed up, and we might or might not need one or two more people on our team (we are waiting to hear back from a couple of people Richard has asked about playing with us). My email is listed in my profile if you have interest in playing on our team.
by Strongside
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20322

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

I should be able to make some changes to last year's MUT Discussion group to change it to a private discussion for this year's tournament. I can do this by tonight, unless someone else wants to set up a private forum before then. EDIT: Disregard the above. A moderator/administrator is going to have ...
by Strongside
Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 20322

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

Last year I was in charge of approving people for the 2010 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament private discussion forum. A few people have requested to join last year's group, and presumably thought they were requesting access to the private discussion forum for the 2011 Minnesota Undergraduate Tourn...
by Strongside
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers
Replies: 15
Views: 2370

Re: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers

I would be willing to do this.
by Strongside
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31859

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

Our team (Charlie Dees, Jonathan Magin, and I) are looking for one more teammate. Jonathan and I have already committed to writing at least 16/16, so you wouldn't have to do much writing. If you want to be on our team, email me or Jonathan.
by Strongside
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 25607

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

I want to say a few comments about this tournament. I personally enjoyed the tournament, and thought it was a great set. I really liked the difficulty level, and some of the harder, crazier, and interesting things that came up. I liked how the editors included tossups on things that as far as I know...
by Strongside
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5230

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

I enjoyed playing this tournament, and I thought it was a great Trash set. The bonus about the Dallas Aces was awesome (the whole story of that team is pretty interesting).
by Strongside
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

What's an example of something you're interested in that you first discovered through quizbowl? I would not say that I have a really strong interest in a specific subject because of quiz bowl. I will note that it has helped me learn more about history, and give me a better idea of what has happened...
by Strongside
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51324

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I'm looking for a team for this tournament. Sports is my strongest trash subject. My e-mail is in my profile.
by Strongside
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

Hey. Hopefully this doesn't come across as self-promotion, but with several threads started in this sub-forum about getting better at certain subjects etc., I thought I would bump this. This post by Andrew Hart http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10180 is good, and is similar to the...
by Strongside
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39113

Re: CO Lit 2010

Jacob Durst and I have agreed to play this together.
by Strongside
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 100002

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I am looking for a teammate for this. My e-mail is in my profile.
by Strongside
Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere
Replies: 30
Views: 7294

Re: Bounceback Theory, NSC and Elsewhere

make it advantageous to not answer questions ? I personally read at least two games where this was the case (that after the losing-by-just-10-or-20-points team "negged" the last question, it would have been foolish for the other team to answer the question correctly lest the team that "negged" get ...
by Strongside
Thu May 20, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

An random example of one reason I like quiz bowl is something that happened earlier today. I was at Birch Bark Books, a Minneapolis bookstore owned by Louise Erdrich. It is a small bookstore that has an American Indian theme, but also other books (Erdrich is a an American Indian, and she wasn't at ...
by Strongside
Thu May 20, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

So it's been a month since I posted this. I am glad there has been some discussion, but I was hoping there would be a little more discussion. I would specifically be interested in hearing if anyone has any more strategies/tips to improve at quiz bowl, or share some stories/anecdotes like I did. I re...
by Strongside
Tue May 18, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 20383

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

My plan is to graduate next month (I need to finish up some stuff for one course). I still intend to stay active and play open tournaments. I don't have any immediate plans to take any classes go back to school, but I haven't ruled it out. I would say right now it is unlikely, but not impossible tha...
by Strongside
Tue May 18, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business
Replies: 66
Views: 14107

Re: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business

I've thrown this opinion out there before, but I really don't think there's a meaningful difference between players 2-5 in this list. They all can beat each other any given day, roughly half the time, depending on the packet and team composition. And that's the question I would ask. If stats or tit...
by Strongside
Mon May 17, 2010 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business
Replies: 66
Views: 14107

Re: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business

One other interesting thing that I noticed is that the top 6 from this year was identical to the top 6 from last year (in the same order too).
by Strongside
Sun May 16, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

Yeah, I think that Ryan brings up a good point that choosing answers takes a non-negligible amount of time, especially in certain situations.

Also, once could write a common link tossup on Wade Davis (the bill, the anthropologist, and the baseball player). I don't think that's been done.
by Strongside
Sat May 15, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 97
Views: 12678

Re: Midwest Championship May 15, 2010 at Culver (IN)

Carangoides ciliarius wrote: Wow, this dude's out for blood...
This is how quiz bowl should be played (figuratively not literally).
by Strongside
Tue May 11, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

Question Writing: So I though about this a little more. Both ICT and ACF Nationals had a surprisingly high number/proportion of things that I had written questions on in the last year or so. I think question writing depends on how you approach it. The reason for this is that when I write questions ...
by Strongside
Tue May 11, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

So I would like to bring attention to this part of your document. Questions don’t magically appear. Sometimes I wish there were several new tournaments that were well written available, but that is not the case. The better-written tournaments there are the better. It’s not like a tournament like Ha...
by Strongside
Fri May 07, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4818

Re: MUT Discussion

Could a moderator/administrator make the MUT Discussion public, as all of the mirrors are completed?

Also, the set is posted on collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com
by Strongside
Wed May 05, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

I wanted to bump this. If people have anymore comments/questions about this, you can post here, or contact me privately.
by Strongside
Tue May 04, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13767

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

I'm looking for a team for this. I might be playing with Charles Meigs, but he doesn't know if he will be in the U.S. when Chicago Open takes place. If you are interested in playing with Charles and/or I, you can e-mail me.
by Strongside
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 100002

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I am planning on playing this.
by Strongside
Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2010: General discussions and thanks
Replies: 43
Views: 5540

Re: General discussions and thanks

In the music video to this song, the singer is disgusted to find out that a man is wearing a toupee, which the singer promptly stuffs in its owner's mouth, while an earlier scene shows singer sending text messages such as "TOOLBAG ALERT!" and "What a mega douche MASTER!!!" The singer asks the subjec...
by Strongside
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2010: General discussions and thanks
Replies: 43
Views: 5540

Re: General discussions and thanks

Can someone post the literature tossup on Arabic? Brittany claims that the first clue probably also applied to Persian. Works in this language called "Assemblies," in which strangers use their eloquence to get rewarded by large gatherings were popular in the middle ages, and another poet drew upon ...
by Strongside
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

I wanted to stop by to disagree with your argument that bonuses favor generalists because you can choose what tossups to buzz on. 1) You can't quite choose what tossups to buzz on: you have to buzz on a bunch of them, particularly if you're playing a good opponent. You actually have very little cho...
by Strongside
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

Ok, so, I hope this won't come off as snarky because it's a serious question but I keep coming back to this part: I will admit that for the most part my knowledge isn’t real. I am not close being an expert on anything. I don’t like to read adult fiction, philosophy, social science stuff, history, l...
by Strongside
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

So this thing appears to have a relatively positive reaction to it. I made some changes to the original document and updated it. The updated version is noted in the first post in this thread, (I edited the post). The changes are in blue font, so you should be easily be able to tell what I added to t...
by Strongside
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7989

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

Yeah. I agree that this set was excellent, so thanks to the editors for doing a great job. Also, congrats to Stanford for winning, and especially to Andrew Yaphe for what I thought was a pretty impressive performance. It was really awesome to have no trash. While trash has a place in academic quiz b...
by Strongside
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

If you look at old packets, is it important to look at bonuses? If I'm going to look over/practice on a tournament I will look at both tossups or bonuses (obviously assuming the tournament has both). When the Minnesota team practices we generally alternate tossups and bonuses (even if the tossup go...
by Strongside
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)
Replies: 46
Views: 20027

Re: Quiz Bowl Memoirs of a Robot (A Guide to Improving at QB)

Colin: It's in page 24 in the word document. It's kind of hidden, so sorry about that. I also talk about it here. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=9734 Jonathan: Basically they are very similar in my experience. Bridge is sort of like quiz bowl for older people in some ways. I s...