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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:07 pm

However, I moved to a non-Chip room, so it's not as crazy.

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:08 pm

American school buses are transferring to hydrogen fuel? wtf

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:08 pm

audio tossup on Wolf Blitzer

mind blowing

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:09 pm

moderator says, "even wronger", in response to a second incorrect answer

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:12 pm

Mozart affectionately called Haydn, "papa". that was the giveaway

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Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:13 pm

there's some body of people called "The Supreme Court" of the NAC . I wanna see these people.

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:15 pm

watching the parents nod their head and follow along is practically better than watching the game

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Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:18 pm

Ernie is talking about the Junior Nationals. Huge creeper

Apparently Longfellow had a seventh grader who "knew everything"

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:19 pm

lightning round on "Airlines"

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:22 pm

even after Elkhorn guessed United for the largest airline in the united states, New Palestine could not get "American". they guessed Southwest.

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:23 pm

btw, Jonathan, I haven't been able to figure out your questions. I haven't forgotten though.

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:24 pm

STUMP THE EXPERTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:27 pm

some street where two nobel prize winners have lived. name them.

ans: tutu & mandela

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:29 pm

find determinant of matrix. a staple of illinois quizbowl making its presence felt.

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Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:35 pm

half of african canadians live in toronto, apparently. great clue.

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Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:38 pm

Tossup on quidditch.

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:39 pm

audio tossup on none other than John Wayne

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Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:40 pm

acronym on B.A.N.A.N.A.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BANANA

you had to answer with "banana" after they gave you the full title.

sweet.

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:44 pm

Queensbury almost swept that bonus round.

They're pissed they didn't get Andrew Beall CD

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:48 pm

element anagrams is the category

NO CRAB = ??????????????????????????????????????????????

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:48 pm

they didn't get it.

zomfg

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:55 pm

queensbury is destroying the other team

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:58 pm

"Richard Wright wrote Native Son. Which other African-American author wrote Notes on a Native Son?"

lol

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Post by JackGlerum » Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:00 pm

It's lunch time, and I'm peacing out.

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Post by jonah » Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:11 pm

Glerum left for the day, but the liveblog continues, featuring me, at the previous link.
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Post by Deviant Insider » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:22 pm

I tried posting at that link using the name Reinstein, but my comments did not show up.
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Post by jonah » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:27 pm

The comments feature is being a little wonky. Try again.
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Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Post by Nasen » Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:07 pm

JackGlerum wrote:I'm taking a round off, go to Jonah's blog.

It's St. Josephs (NJ State champs apparently) vs. Zionsville A
The champs of the NJ state tourny that qualified :chip: one for this was actually us, JP Stevens. In fact, the fact that we automatically qualified and the BRITE (the tourny) people were paying for our entrance fee were pretty much the reasons for us going. Of course, if :chip: said otherwise, it wouldn't surprise me.

http://www.b-rea.org/brite.htm

By the way, the banana tossup actually appeared in DC too.

Also, you may refer to my other thread about all the issues I had with Ernie Anderson, whom you described as a "Huge creeper" (not saying I disagree, obviously).
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Post by cornfused » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:07 pm

JackGlerum wrote:a question on Wisconsin. Chip reminds us that there are no teams from this state at this year's NAC
Hey, so I'm doing something right.
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Post by jonpin » Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:07 pm

Nasen wrote:
JackGlerum wrote:I'm taking a round off, go to Jonah's blog.

It's St. Josephs (NJ State champs apparently) vs. Zionsville A
The champs of the NJ state tourny that qualified :chip: one for this was actually us, JP Stevens. In fact, the fact that we automatically qualified and the BRITE (the tourny) people were paying for our entrance fee were pretty much the reasons for us going. Of course, if :chip: said otherwise, it wouldn't surprise me.

http://www.b-rea.org/brite.htm

By the way, the banana tossup actually appeared in DC too.

Also, you may refer to my other thread about all the issues I had with Ernie Anderson, whom you described as a "Huge creeper" (not saying I disagree, obviously).
St. Joseph won the NJ NAQT championship. I'm somewhat perplexed by BRITE's claim that they are the only NJ tournament that qualifies a team to NAC, since :chip: states that the winner of ANY tournament can register.
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Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:20 pm

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JackGlerum wrote:"Obama didn't say this T word at his meeting at Cairo."

buzz; TERRORISMMMMM
It's tetanus

He never said "tetanus"

Do I get points?
I bet he never said "tetrapod". I want points, too!

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Post by JackGlerum » Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:00 pm

update:

I'm taking a day off but I'm thinking about going back tomorrow to get a Chip-read playoff game on film because it should be documented for hsquizbowl to see.

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Post by First Chairman » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:54 am

JackGlerum wrote:there's some body of people called "The Supreme Court" of the NAC . I wanna see these people.
What... Chief Justice Beall, and his dial-an-Associate-Judge?
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Post by Ed McMahon » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:34 pm

HIYO!
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Post by David Riley » Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:38 pm

Does Chip still refer to his son as "a block off the old Chip?" :roll:
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Post by jonah » Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:20 pm

Matt just texted me to say that the semifinals are John Cooper v. Horace Greeley and Byram Hills v. Copley.
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Post by jonah » Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:44 pm

In the final, Copley beat Byram Hills 335-310. Stunningly, Byram Hills got badly hosed several times.
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Post by Ben Dillon » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:04 pm

Was Copley v. Byram Hills a semifinal or final? The previous two posts disagree.
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Post by jonah » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:14 pm

Oops, sorry. That was a semifinal. The other semifinal featured John Cooper over Horace Greeley, 360-325.
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Post by jonah » Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:35 pm

John Cooper wins the final over Copley. I don't have a final score, but I was told that it was within five points before a replacement question to resolve some protest.
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Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:34 pm

I can't wait to see this video, and get a first-hand experience of how terrible this is
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More of Chip's favoritism ...

Post by SHP Pirate » Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:55 pm

I realize that this may not belong here (moderators ... feel free to post it where you think it best applies) but ...

Last year, Chip announced that, because the DC phase of the tournament was so large, the final of DC was, in fact, the first NATIONAL semifinal. The losing team automatically finished in 4th place while the winning squad got a direct pass to the finals. To compound the matter, that information was not posted until just a day or two before the Chicago phase of the tournament began. As far as my records go back, this was the first time Chip had ever utilized this logic/scheme. The team which lost in the DC "semi-final" was one of Chip's Westchester squads. (No disrespect meant to said team. They are a great group of kids!)

Now this year, when the DC phase of the tournament, once again, was the largest, only ONE team advanced to Chicago.

Why is that, Chip?

One of the MANY reasons why we will never again attend his tournament.
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Post by JackGlerum » Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:36 pm

I ended up not going back to the NAC because, well, I had better things to do. Also because it's somewhat soul-crushing for a regular quizbowler to watch those games.

Sorry for those who expected a vid.

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Post by The Falcon Flock » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:38 pm

I'll take hypocrisy for 100, Alex. I find it highly ironic that my team is being accused of not really being the NJ State Champions by a person claiming that a jeopardy-style tournament makes them the real champions. Anyone who has played in both BRITE and NAC style tournaments would recognize that while NAC has its flaws, BRITE is absolute clown trash. You're posting on a board full of teams that play NAQT and that is why they criticize Chip Beall, but if any of them had played in a tournament organized by the BREA, they would have their own icon too and your championship would be ridiculed even more strongly.

As the NAQT champions and attendees of many NAQT tournaments in New Jersey this year, I assure you that teams like Byram Hills and Horace Greeley are on the mark. While you criticize Chip Beall for the way he runs his tournaments, I'd ask you to lay off with the dripping condescension when the only championship you have under your belt is a jeopary tournament that didn't recognize that Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and doesn't even allow protests.
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Post by scquizbowl » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:54 pm

Wow, that's exactly like how our semifinal in New Orleans ended up, with a five point game, and a replacement question (only difference was that it was a 10 point game, that Chip changed to make it a 5 point game, deleting our five points because of the "bling-bling" incident).

I am a regular quizbowler, but since our county pays for our trip to the NAC, and no other national tournament (if we win county, which we have done every year except for one since 1989), James Island will most likely have to go to NAC for years to come.

The year that we went to NAQT, our top two players were only sophomores. Hopefully, next year, the team will be able to go.
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Post by Dan Greenstein » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:16 pm

scquizbowl wrote:Wow, that's exactly like how our semifinal in New Orleans ended up, with a five point game, and a replacement question (only difference was that it was a 10 point game, that Chip changed to make it a 5 point game, deleting our five points because of the "bling-bling" incident).

I am a regular quizbowler, but since our county pays for our trip to the NAC, and no other national tournament (if we win county, which we have done every year except for one since 1989), James Island will most likely have to go to NAC for years to come.

The year that we went to NAQT, our top two players were only sophomores. Hopefully, next year, the team will be able to go.
Does your county know about the long list of alleged and proven negative incidents that have occurred at the NAC? Would they fund your trip to NAC if they knew about these goings-on?

On the other side, do your county powers-that-be know anything about NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC? Sure, not everyone who attends those tournaments likes them, but just like NAC, there are legions of schools that come back or hope to come back to these tournaments year after year. While one could have made the argument five years ago that these tournament lack credibility, I think ten years is plenty of time to have built a good track record. There are hundreds of players and coaches who have played in or coached in these tournaments that can vouch for their better value and better experience. Many of them live in South Carolina.

I know government types can be incredibly dense, but the closer the government is to you, the more likely they are to be reasonable and to give you the time of day. Give it a shot. We would really like to see James Island at NAQT and/or PACE next year.
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The Falcon Flock wrote:I'll take hypocrisy for 100, Alex. I find it highly ironic that my team is being accused of not really being the NJ State Champions by a person claiming that a jeopardy-style tournament makes them the real champions. Anyone who has played in both BRITE and NAC style tournaments would recognize that while NAC has its flaws, BRITE is absolute clown trash. You're posting on a board full of teams that play NAQT and that is why they criticize Chip Beall, but if any of them had played in a tournament organized by the BREA, they would have their own icon too and your championship would be ridiculed even more strongly.

As the NAQT champions and attendees of many NAQT tournaments in New Jersey this year, I assure you that teams like Byram Hills and Horace Greeley are on the mark. While you criticize Chip Beall for the way he runs his tournaments, I'd ask you to lay off with the dripping condescension when the only championship you have under your belt is a jeopary tournament that didn't recognize that Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and doesn't even allow protests.
You're making a mistake here; just because a poster's school doesn't have any legitimate academic championships under their belt doesn't mean they can't rightly criticize (with vitriol) a sham money-making scheme in the guise of a national academic competition.
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Post by Mechanical Beasts » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:22 pm

The Falcon Flock wrote:I'll take hypocrisy for 100, Alex. I find it highly ironic that my team is being accused of not really being the NJ State Champions by a person claiming that a jeopardy-style tournament makes them the real champions. Anyone who has played in both BRITE and NAC style tournaments would recognize that while NAC has its flaws, BRITE is absolute clown trash. You're posting on a board full of teams that play NAQT and that is why they criticize Chip Beall, but if any of them had played in a tournament organized by the BREA, they would have their own icon too and your championship would be ridiculed even more strongly.

As the NAQT champions and attendees of many NAQT tournaments in New Jersey this year, I assure you that teams like Byram Hills and Horace Greeley are on the mark. While you criticize Chip Beall for the way he runs his tournaments, I'd ask you to lay off with the dripping condescension when the only championship you have under your belt is a jeopary tournament that didn't recognize that Zaire is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and doesn't even allow protests.
Okay, the only post that seems to do something vaguely like what you suggest is the below. But, uh, where's the suggestion that you're not the state champion? This dude said he won "the NJ state tourny that qualified [a team to NAC]" (according to the organizers). He's not attacking you, and I don't see why he has to have won non-terrible tournaments to be able to say on the boards that NAC is terrible. In fact, I'll say straight up that he does not, in fact, have to win a good-quizbowl tournament before he is allowed to criticize the quality of the NAC on these boards!
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Post by cvdwightw » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:36 pm

Pinyan's already established that the problem is not with the JP Stevens dude; it's with BRITE's advertising.

NAQT State Championships are far more associated with being qualifiers for HSNCT and NSC (because, you know, they have mostly good questions and high-level fields, and feed directly into legitimate national tournaments). Thus I see nothing wrong with the concept that a team that wins a terrible tournament should qualify for :chip: , or that a team that doesn't know any better repeats the garbage coming out of the tournament organizers.

Also, there is no requirement that you need to have done well at a tournament, or even attended a tournament, to criticize it. If there was a problem at the tournament, say so. If your criticism is incredibly ill-founded, people on this board will (not-so-gently) instruct you in the error of your ways, but that shouldn't prevent anyone from posting criticism.
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