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Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:24 am
by Yeah, that's a thing
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I wrote another film packet (with a mystery theme), which I will read tomorrow at 11:00 Eastern, if there are no objections.
I wrote a music packet (mostly rock) that I can read after this if people want.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:39 am
by Cheynem
Metamorphic rocks?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:58 am
by women, fire and dangerous things
Mike Cheyne won my packet, 5 points ahead of Matt Lafer, Trevor Davis and Tommy Casalaspi, because Tommy negged the question mentioning him.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:12 pm
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Mike Cheyne won my packet, 5 points ahead of Matt Lafer, Trevor Davis and Tommy Casalaspi, because Tommy negged the question mentioning him.
This is a wonderful packet. Dogtooth!

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:25 am
by Bloodwych
I am writing a packet of literary classics questions (Latin and Greek; some on things I have read and others on things I think are interesting) and will be finished at some point in the near future. I will probably post again when I am finished.

Difficulty is not easy. If you enjoy reading this sort of stuff or have any interest at all, come by and check it out.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:17 pm
by Cheynem
I am writing a longish packet for CAHOOTS this weekend that will be on things I like. I will read it the night before for those not playing this tournament (which is pretty much everyone).

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:22 pm
by vinteuil
I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 1:25 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
this sounds fun

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 9:05 pm
by Banana Stand
vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
I would've loved to play this when I listened to nothing but Beatles for 3 months straight. But I'll take a crack at it anyway.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:54 am
by jonpin
Cheynem wrote:I am writing a longish packet for CAHOOTS this weekend that will be on things I like. I will read it the night before for those not playing this tournament (which is pretty much everyone).
Just for the sake of avoiding ruffians and ruffian-associates, wouldn't it be a better idea to do this the night after?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:42 am
by Cheynem
CAHOOTS is a pretty informal thing. I'll be doing it in another room and rigorously kicking out the unwashed masses.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 1:28 pm
by Cheynem
My packet will be read at 10 EST tonight. Join #cahoots in the IRC.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:16 pm
by OctagonJoe
I have written an indie movie packet of 20 powermarked tossups that will be played at CAHOOTS and then probably read on the IRC at some point (perhaps tomorrow night post-CAHOOTS). My definition of "indie" is things I like. Almost entirely by happenstance rather than design, my packet has the following distribution:

4 films
4 directors
4 actors
8 things that aren't exactly any the above

I've watched everything included in the questions, so there will be spoilers because I'm not personally concerned about being spoiled.

I've also got 4 tossups that I wrote but decided not to include because. The distribution for those is 2 music (from when the packet was going to be less movie-centric) and 2 film. I'll probably read those at the same time I read the packet, unless I read them tonight.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:10 pm
by OctagonJoe
Rob got 40, Joe got 30, Shannon got 10, Sam got 5, and Katie, Erik, and Mikey C. got -5 on my packet. They weren't bad enough dudes to score more. I'll read it on the IRC tonight sometime in the main room or a different room if people whine.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 2:31 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
OctagonJoe wrote:Rob got 40, Joe got 30, Shannon got 10, Sam got 5, and Katie, Erik, and Mikey C. got -5 on my packet. They weren't bad enough dudes to score more. I'll read it on the IRC tonight sometime in the main room or a different room if people whine.
so whined.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:43 pm
by OctagonJoe
I'll read my packet in about 15 minutes in the IRC.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:30 pm
by Cheynem
I'm writing a horror packet that will feature hard, unimaginatively written questions that will take great pains to spoil various films. I will read it on Friday in honor of Halloween.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 12:26 am
by Victor Prieto
I've written a vanity packet of about 30 or so tossups, which is a mix of rock from 1960 to now and rap. I'll read it at 10p EST on Sunday, or after the online mirror of CHB ends if it runs that late.

EDIT: Clarifying that the rap does not stretch back until the 1960's.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:53 pm
by vinteuil
vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
This will happen in #quizbowl sometime after 11, probably 11:30ish.

Fair warning: the early clues are shading pretty far onto the "vanity" side of things.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:02 pm
by gyre and gimble
vinteuil wrote:
vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
This will happen in #quizbowl sometime after 11, probably 11:30ish.

Fair warning: the early clues are shading pretty far onto the "vanity" side of things.
This is EST right? I'm definitely playing this

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:05 pm
by vinteuil
gyre and gimble wrote:
vinteuil wrote:
vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
This will happen in #quizbowl sometime after 11, probably 11:30ish.

Fair warning: the early clues are shading pretty far onto the "vanity" side of things.
This is EST right? I'm definitely playing this
Yeah, EST, sorry about that.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:28 pm
by theMoMA
Hey, any way you can postpone this to another night? I'd love to play, but I have a wedding to attend.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 4:31 pm
by Cheynem
I'll read my packet around 9 EST, hopefully not to bleed into Jacob's packet.

EDIT: I'll say 9:30 EST.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:20 pm
by vinteuil
theMoMA wrote:Hey, any way you can postpone this to another night? I'd love to play, but I have a wedding to attend.
Sure, I could move this to tomorrow same time, if nobody minds?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:32 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
vinteuil wrote:
theMoMA wrote:Hey, any way you can postpone this to another night? I'd love to play, but I have a wedding to attend.
Sure, I could move this to tomorrow same time, if nobody minds?
I mean, I wouldn't be able to do it then. Nothing personal meant to Andrew but missing these things at times happens.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:38 pm
by vinteuil
I'll do it tonight, and I'll read it to Andrew and anyone else who couldn't make it tomorrow night as well.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:09 pm
by Banana Stand
How many tossups does this have?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:05 pm
by vinteuil
Banana Stand wrote:How many tossups does this have?
Just 20.

This will, in fact, begin at 11 PM EST.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:03 pm
by Cheynem
David: 80
Ian: 75
Lafer: 70
Brian: 25
Sam: 25
Carsten: 25
Eric Douglass: 15
Dan Passner: 15
Mik: 10
Dan: 15

David Seal won a close battle.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:46 pm
by vinteuil
vinteuil wrote:I'll have a Beatles songs packet sometime mid to late next week.
Evan Nagler: 85
Victor Prieto: 15
Will Holub-Moorman: 15
Jack Mehr: 10
Stephen Eltinge: 10
Brian McNamara: 5
Stephen Liu: 0
Adam Sperber: -5
Auroni Gupta: -5
Ian Lenhoff: -5
Ryan Rosenberg: -15

Thanks to everyone for playing, and to Mike Cheyne for keeping score! Again, I'll read this for Andrew and whoever tomorrow night.

I'll probably follow this up with a Motown packet sometime in June.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:53 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
vinteuil wrote:Thanks to everyone for playing, and to Mike Cheyne for keeping score! Again, I'll read this for Andrew and whoever tomorrow night.
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I'll be there for this tonight.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:00 pm
by vinteuil
in on these shenanigans wrote:
vinteuil wrote:Thanks to everyone for playing, and to Mike Cheyne for keeping score! Again, I'll read this for Andrew and whoever tomorrow night.
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I'll be there for this tonight.
This will probably happen around 11:45 eastern

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 12:18 am
by vinteuil
Bad timing on my part meant Andrew wasn't here tonight either (sorry!!). Packet is attached. Hope everyone had fun!

Brad Fischer: 85
Kenji Golimlim: 75
Ben Herman: 50
George Berry: 15
Matt Lafer: -10
Eric Douglas: -5

If anyone wants me to post a detailed critique of how terrible the music clues in this packet are, I'll do it (my point: please, please, please do not think that these are what I think good music clues look like).

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:46 pm
by theMoMA
Yeah, sorry for not posting, but I had a vibrant and interesting weekend that kept me away from the IRC.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 2:53 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
For the annual Maryland end-of-the-year packet, I've written a 20 tossup packet on various UMD players and events. I expect that most of the questions should be gettable at the end for people who know the Maryland program okay, though a few things will be impossible. Anyway, if you want to prove your Maryland knowledge superiority, I'll be reading it tonight around 8 or 9.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 6:01 pm
by Mike Bentley
something similarly dumb wrote:For the annual Maryland end-of-the-year packet, I've written a 20 tossup packet on various UMD players and events. I expect that most of the questions should be gettable at the end for people who know the Maryland program okay, though a few things will be impossible. Anyway, if you want to prove your Maryland knowledge superiority, I'll be reading it tonight around 8 or 9.
I hope those tossups I wrote once on Juan Ramon Jimenez's Head, Jonathan Magin's Hoodie and Esteban Cordoba pay off!

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:10 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This happened. We were tied 45-45 between Matts Weiner and Bollinger at the end, so I read an unrelated tossup on Peter Gabriel Music Videos, which Matt W negged, so Matt B won. Evan Nagler also powered a question that mentioned something he did last week. The packet is attached if you want it, though only God knows why you would.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 pm
by Bartleby
Wasabi wrote:I've written a vanity packet of about 30 or so tossups, which is a mix of rock from 1960 to now and rap. I'll read it at 10p EST on Sunday, or after the online mirror of CHB ends if it runs that late.

EDIT: Clarifying that the rap does not stretch back until the 1960's.
Is this still happening?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 11:23 pm
by Victor Prieto
This happened. Rob and I apparently listen to the same Pandora stations:

Rob - 105
George - 45
Matt Lafer - 45
Brian M - 40
Matt Bollinger - 40
Auroni - 20
Carsten - 15
Jeffrey H - 10
Harry W - 5
Dan P - 5
Eric D - 0
Sarah - -5
Peter - -5

I will hopefully finish another one of these by the end of the summer. It will likely be even more albumier than before.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:09 pm
by OctagonJoe
I have a packet of easy-ish basketball questions that Frank Firke wrote. I can read it tonight in the IRC sometime around when the lottery is happening so as to avoid seeing the Wolves lose their pick to the Suns.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 6:40 pm
by Red Panda Cub
I have a packet of 40 mash up tossups of variable quality, length and difficulty written by me and another member of the Oxford club. I don't know what time would be best, but I don't really want to have to stay up much past, say, midnight to read these to people in the IRC. I could read them either today (i.e. within the next hour) or next week some time.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:25 pm
by Red Panda Cub
Due to late notice for this a lot of people only got to play half of this - sorry about that. Thanks for Auroni and Stephen for keeping score for me because I didn't know who everyone was.

Final scores:
Rob - 220
Ian (ilenhoff) - 65
Eric - 55
Dylan - 20
Auroni - 15
Carsten (octagonjoe) - 10
Richard (ryu) - 10
Mike - 10
Chris (ckm) - 5
Victor (wasabi) - -5

There was a 100 point question, so Rob only really got 130 points.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 8:52 pm
by Sniper, No Sniping!
something similarly dumb wrote:This happened. We were tied 45-45 between Matts Weiner and Bollinger at the end, so I read an unrelated tossup on Peter Gabriel Music Videos
Where could one find this tossup?

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:29 pm
by Cheynem
For those who will not be at HSNCT, I will read my extremely hard, super vanity packet tonight in the IRC (probably around 10 EST?) in #trash. Again, I hope to read this at Fred's thing so if you're playing it at HSNCT don't show up.

EDIT: 10:30-10:45 are more logical.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:18 pm
by AKKOLADE
Here is my silly packet for Wodern Morld.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:13 pm
by Cheynem
A lot of people missed my packet--I'm willing to read it later this week in IRC if anyone wants to hear it.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:14 pm
by Bartleby
Cheynem wrote:A lot of people missed my packet--I'm willing to read it later this week in IRC if anyone wants to hear it.
I'd support this happening.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:42 am
by jonpin
I've written a music packet, primarily pop of the last decade, but with a broad distribution of "things I know and/or like". My team gets first crack at it during one of our post-nationals screwing-around practices, so this will be read in IRC Thursday night, probably circa 9pm ET.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:30 am
by Coelacanth
I would have thought that the intersection of {pop of the last decade} and {things I like} would be very close to the null set for anyone born before 1990 or so.

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:23 pm
by jonpin
Hence the all-important "and/or". And don't be such a snob, there's still SOME good stuff on the radio, and there's good pop/rock stuff that doesn't make its way to the radio anymore.