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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:39 pm
by OctagonJoe
OctagonJoe wrote:I wrote a packet with a secret. . . . I'll read it again Sunday night if enough new people are interested in hearing it.
I'll read this tonight sometime shortly after the World Cup Final ends, so probably around 8 Central barring extra time. The channel will be #thatsrandom.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:40 pm
by Cheynem
Oooooooooooooooooookay.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:10 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
I love secrets.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:43 pm
by OctagonJoe
OctagonJoe wrote:
OctagonJoe wrote:I wrote a packet with a secret. . . . I'll read it again Sunday night if enough new people are interested in hearing it.
I'll read this tonight sometime shortly after the World Cup Final ends, so probably around 8 Central barring extra time. The channel will be #thatsrandom.
This was played. A good time was had by all. Mrs. Gupta and Evan N. tied for first.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:14 pm
by theMoMA
It'd be cool if more people attached their packets here once they're played.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:23 am
by UlyssesInvictus
theMoMA wrote:It'd be cool if more people attached their packets here once they're played.
I don't know if it's Chrome's fault (I did try IE, too, though) or me being really stupid, but I couldn't successfully get attachments to work--the attachment tab is just empty. Is there a minimum posts requirement before you can post attachments, or can someone else explain what idiocy I'm engaging in?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:18 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:I have a packet of 40 album tossups that I'll read in the IRC at 11pm EDT, unless people have objections to that time. A good number of the questions are very difficult, but if you liked the Hunter/Hirsch packets, there should be some stuff here you'll enjoy.
Yeah, I know this is a year late, but playing this head-to-head against my brother was probably one of the most enjoyable competitive experiences I've ever had. I think we actually tied (we wouldn't have if my mom wouldn't have butted in to get a good "Tapestry" buzz). If only I could play it for the first time again...

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:00 pm
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Yeah, I know this is a year late, but playing this head-to-head against my brother was probably one of the most enjoyable competitive experiences I've ever had. I think we actually tied (we wouldn't have if my mom wouldn't have butted in to get a good "Tapestry" buzz). If only I could play it for the first time again...
Thanks! I'm planning on writing another one of these at some point, so stay tuned for that.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:02 am
by Lo, a momentary rabbit-stage
I will be reading a mini-packet of "Body Parts" themed questions tomorrow on the IRC at 1:30 PST. It'll probably be somewhere around 10+/10+, and it's mostly mythology with a little bit of trash thrown in there and some other random categories contributed by Jason Cheng. Be warned that, as you'd probably expect from a Body Parts packet, there are some questions that deal with graphic-ish topics, but I promise it won't just be a slew of "lol! genitals" questions.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:47 am
by Jason Cheng
Be advised that I wrote my questions for that entirely to mess with Charlie and before I ever knew he was going to actually use them somewhere. I promise that they were funny at the time, if unplayable

Also,
Lo, a momentary rabbit-stage wrote:I promise it won't just be a slew of "lol! genitals" questions.
Oops

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:05 pm
by Lo, a momentary rabbit-stage
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sM7 ... sp=sharing

Here's the packet, if anyone's interested. Ben Zhang narrowly beat out Eric Mukherjee with 75 points to Eric's 70 to win. Thanks to all for coming out and listening, it was fun to write!

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:59 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
I plan on writing a packet of an undetermined number of extremely difficult "Will Alston vanity" questions about "the ancient world" (loosely defined) at some point within the next few months. Expect me to care substantially less about conversion rates than I did for my Barbarians packet and for there to also be questions about art, mythology, religion, etc.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:59 pm
by Cheynem
For those who are not playing Tricon this weekend (or any weekend, I guess), I will read the second of my packets (unseen by anyone) tonight around 9 EST. If there's enough people who didn't see the first one, I'll read that too.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:37 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
I wrote a packet of (mostly art) film tossups, which I'll read tonight at 11:00 Eastern in #film.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:42 pm
by ProfessorIanDuncan
I wrote a packet of (mostly art) film tossups, which I'll read tonight at 11:00 Eastern in #film.
Will this packet be posted at any point?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 12:58 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
I'll post it after the reading.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:05 pm
by theMoMA
Friends, I'll have a Very Special Tricon packet (with a mystery theme!) to read tonight around 10pm (if you're not planning to play Tricon at Trash Day or other mirror I'm not aware of). I'll round up people in #quizbowl either before or after Will's event.

Will, it'd be great to get your packet to read at Trash Day as well! (Perhaps those planning to attend can wait to play in person, if they so desire.)

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:06 pm
by Cheynem
We'd have to edit out Will's penchant for using racial slurs.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:12 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
I'd be happy for my packet to be read at Trash Day, although be warned, it's for the most part highly non-trashy.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:02 pm
by theMoMA
I read my Tricon packet for a coterie of IRC denizens, yielding the following results:

Max Weber: 100
Tejas: 70
Will N.: 25
Matt B.: 25
Joe N.: 15
Kenji: 10
Chris M.: 10
Eric M.: 10
Jeff X.: -5

As is my wont, there were no powers.

In a second reading:

John L.: 95
Alston: 65
Victor: 35
Naveed: 30
Jordan: 25

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:46 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Here are the scores for my packet. Since it's being read at Trash Day, I won't post it until afterwards.

Shan K: 25
Tommy C: 55
Matt L: 65
Stephen L: 45
Richard Y: 10
Mike C: 25
Tejas R: 10
John L: 25
Cody V: 35
Trevor D: 25
Will O: 10

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:53 pm
by Cheynem
For those who haven't seen my Trash Day packet (50 tossups, mostly film, but some TV, sports, video games, "other"), I'll read it if there's interest in #trash tonight at 9 CST. This is the same packet that I read in two installments earlier this week to a small audience, so if you only saw one part, feel free to join too.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:45 pm
by 1.82
I have my two Trash Day packets to read tomorrow at 5 6 PM PDT (so 8 9 PM EDT). First will be 10 questions on children's literature and then 15 on baseball.

EDIT: Packets have been moved back an hour.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:03 am
by Auks Ran Ova
I'll read my Tricon packet at some point this week, perhaps even tomorrow. Watch this space.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:49 pm
by Banana Stand
I'm writing 30 more questions on the morbid theme of my Albert Fish tournament. It'll be done by next weekend, will update when finished.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:06 pm
by 1.82
Every children's lit question was answered within the first two sentences.

Children's lit:

Alston Boyd 3/0/0 45
Jeff Hoppes 3/0/0 45
Amith Punyala 2/0/0 30
Michael Wilbon 1/0/0 15
Kenji Golimlim 1/0/0 15
Adam Sperber 0/0/1 -5

Baseball:

Jeff Hoppes 6/0 60
Michael Wilbon 2/0 20
Dan Puma 2/0 20
Dan Passner 4/5 15
Tejas Raje 1/1 5

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:24 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Now that Trash Day is over, here's my packet.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:46 am
by Cheynem
I have written a dumb theme packet (almost all film related) kind of in the vein of Andrew Hart's recent Tricon packet. The questions are pretty short and somewhat unanswerable (I guess this sounds more like Carsten's Trash Day packet!). I will read it at 10 CST in #trash if there's interest.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:11 am
by Cheynem
Scores for my theme packet, which I'll post sometime

Alston Boyd: 80
Tejas Rage: 45
Pat Freebird: 35
Vasa Clarke: 25
Viktor Prieto: 20
Carton Gehring: 15
Dan Puma Man: 10
Mick Larsen: 10
Sam Bailey: 10
Eric B.: -5
Christopher Xenophon Manners: -5
Stephen Eltinge: -5
Charlie Mann: -10
Dr. Eric Mukherjee: -10

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:45 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Now that Trash Day is over, here's my packet.
I wrote a sequel to this packet, with substantially more accessible answerlines. I'll read it tonight at 11:00 EDT.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:44 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Now that Trash Day is over, here's my packet.
I wrote a sequel to this packet, with substantially more accessible answerlines. I'll read it tonight at 11:00 EDT.
the horror

the horror

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:56 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
Adam Sperber won the packet with -20 points. The actual winner was Matt Lafer, who won in a thrilling tiebreaker against John Lawrence and Mike Cheyne.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:00 am
by Cheynem
Yeah I had the Crippler Crossface strapped on John, but Matt Lafer hit me with a RKO out of nowhere.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:58 pm
by Banana Stand
I'll be reading 25 morbid-themed questions in the IRC tomorrow night at 9 PM EST. On the whole, they're more difficult than last time, but more interesting, to me at least.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:43 pm
by MLafer
Banana Stand wrote:I'll be reading 25 morbid-themed questions in the IRC tomorrow night at 9 PM EST. On the whole, they're more difficult than last time, but more interesting, to me at least.
Any chance there could be a second read of this some time? I really enjoyed the first one but rarely am able to play a packet before 10 PM.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:08 pm
by Banana Stand
Banana Stand wrote:I'll be reading 25 morbid-themed questions in the IRC tomorrow night at 9 PM EST. On the whole, they're more difficult than last time, but more interesting, to me at least.
This happened. Jamie Gold won it with 70, Eric Muhkerjee came in second with 50. Don't worry about it Matt, this one was too difficult anyway.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pa7prmuy37cqo ... .docx?dl=0

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:11 pm
by Cheynem
I'm writing a "classic Hollywood packet, with a theme that does not INHERENTLY require any classic Hollywood knowledge to win)"--I will read it Sunday night at 9 CST in #trash.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:40 pm
by Cheynem
Mitch Williams won the packet with 100 points.

Johnny Quizbowl: 60
Texas Rage: 40
J. William Nediger: 25
Adam Sperber (!): 20 (!!!!)
Dan Puma: 20
Vasa Clarke: 15
Dirty Dylan Minarik: 15
Lil Naveed: 10

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:09 am
by Auks Ran Ova
Auks Ran Ova wrote:I'll read my Tricon packet at some point this week, perhaps even tomorrow. Watch this space.
After remembering that I hadn't done this yet, I did an impromptu reading of this packet just now. Don't worry; I'm happy to read it again for people who missed it (or who I promised to contact before I read it...), and I'll actually announce that one ahead of time.

As it played out, it developed into a tight two-person race between Mykelti Williamson and Will Holub-Moorman, who split the last five tossups such that they finished tied; luckily, I had an extra tossup which the former converted. Here are the scores:

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mykelti: 100 + 10
alston: 45
adam: -20
pat: 10
will h-m: 100
tejas: 40
manners: 15
will n: 20
dylan: 15 + 15

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:30 am
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
I don't think any of the mirrors got to them, so I'll be reading the final two packets of VICO tonight at 10pm ET in #vico, minus the questions Jacob talked about in the discussion forum. I'll read some of my favorite questions from the set afterwards if anyone who didn't get to play the set/read it wants to hear them.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:29 am
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:I don't think any of the mirrors got to them, so I'll be reading the final two packets of VICO tonight at 10pm ET in #vico.
This happened. Eric scored a lot of points. I'll try to get the set uploaded to the archive within the next week.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:13 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
I wrote another film packet, which I'll read tonight at 10:00 Eastern, assuming Amtrak internet cooperates.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:22 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I wrote another film packet, which I'll read tonight at 10:00 Eastern, assuming Amtrak internet cooperates.
That's a dangerous assumption, especially for real time stuff.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:59 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
My packet was won by Matt Lafer with 75 points.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:08 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Several people have recently discussed to me that they find Renaissance art to be boring, bad for quizbowl questions, and/or not worth learning. I am writing a packet with 20 solid Italian Renaissance art answers to (hopefully!) prove them at least partially wrong, though the packet is going to be rather difficult. This packet will be done by some time next week.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:53 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Several people have recently discussed to me that they find Renaissance art to be boring, bad for quizbowl questions, and/or not worth learning. I am writing a packet with 20 solid Italian Renaissance art answers to (hopefully!) prove them at least partially wrong, though the packet is going to be rather difficult. This packet will be done by some time next week.
This has been finished. I'll read it in the IRC this Tuesday at 9PM ET.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:39 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
I don't think anybody kept score but scores for the Renaissance art packet will hopefully be reconstructed shortly. The packet itself is attached.

EDIT: Itamar won, with 85 points!

Itamar: 4/3/1 - 85
Jordan: 4/1/0 - 70
Doug (played 17 questions): 3/2/1 - 60
Will: 1/2/0 - 35
Ryan: 0/0/1, but we gave him -10 for the neg since he buzzed with "Renoir"

EDIT 2: The previous packet I uploaded contained a factual error. This has been corrected.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:15 pm
by Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:I don't think anybody kept score but scores for the Renaissance art packet will hopefully be reconstructed shortly. The packet itself is attached.

EDIT: Itamar won, with 85 points!

Itamar: 4/3/1 - 85
Jordan: 4/1/0 - 70
Doug (played 17 questions): 3/2/1 - 60
Will: 1/2/0 - 35
Ryan: 0/0/1, but we gave him -10 for the neg since he buzzed with "Renoir"

EDIT 2: The previous packet I uploaded contained a factual error. This has been corrected.
I thought we were using golf scoring rules.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:48 pm
by Cheynem
Pretty insanely short notice but I'll be reading a themed film packet around 10 CST tonight. This is (intentionally) not on films I like, if that interests you.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:29 am
by Cheynem
Matt Lafer won the packet with 65 points.