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The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by eliza.grames » Mon May 05, 2014 5:18 pm

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In a world dominated by well-written academic packets, two quizbowlers, driven by a desperate desire to provide the world with bad trash, endeavored to write The Worst Trash Tournament Ever. You thought answerlines could get no worse than "It's Britney, bitch!" and "Kim Kardashian's ass". Think again. Brought to you by the writers of Never Say Never comes a new trash tournament worse than ever before.

Featuring the worst answerlines of all time in categories ranging from reality TV to fashion faux pas and sports mishaps. The Worst Trash Tournament Ever premieres worldwide on May 10, 2014 at CAHOOTS and will be coming soon to a tournament site near you. Produced by Eliza Grames and Melanie Keating.

For access to this truly atrocious set, please contact grame012@umn.edu.
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Post by Cody » Mon May 05, 2014 5:30 pm

The blockbuster event of the summer!
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by grapesmoker » Mon May 05, 2014 6:05 pm

I have apparently endorsed this product and/or service.
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Post by Cheynem » Mon May 05, 2014 6:07 pm

That's the opposite of endorse!
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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon May 05, 2014 6:11 pm

There must be something (besides oil) in the Richmond water, because much like Cody, I cannot wait for this.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon May 05, 2014 6:13 pm

yessssss
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Post by grapesmoker » Mon May 05, 2014 6:32 pm

Cheynem wrote:That's the opposite of endorse!
I stand by my statement.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by eliza.grames » Fri May 09, 2014 2:48 pm

Since we neglected almost all logistical details in the original announcement, here they are now.

Cost
Rather than charging a standard fee for playing the set, we're asking that you just donate whatever you think the set is worth. We're suggesting $5 because that we spent roughly 35-40 hours choosing answerlines and writing questions and because we're going to have nightmares after researching some of these truly horrifyingly bad answerlines.

Mirrors
If anyone wants to mirror the set, please email me at grame012@umn.edu. If you're hosting a mirror, please collect donations from players at your set and send us a check or something.

Carleton College - 5/10
HSNCT - 5/30 or 5/31 (as read by me in someone's hotel room, probably)

Format and Distribution
This tournament will now feature precisely one guest-written tossup by Robin Heinonen. We expect it will be bad. (Correction: It will now feature four tossups by Robin, all of which are terrible).

There will be 100 tossups with no bonuses because trash bonuses are terrible. Each packet has two answers from each category (see below) - one "worst" thing from 2013 or early 2014 and one that is the "worst" thing of all time. All answerlines must have appeared on some list of the "worst" that we found on various entertainment news sites or blogs.

TV shows and characters
Reality TV shows
Songs
Artists
Movies and characters
Actors and actresses
Celebrities
Fashion
Internet trends
Sports
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Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri May 09, 2014 8:08 pm

This sounds fantastic, despite the fact that I know almost nothing about most of these topics.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by Guile Island » Fri May 09, 2014 9:01 pm

I want to play this very, very badly but won't be at HSNCT. Perhaps an IRC reading can eventually happen?
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by dxdtdemon » Fri May 09, 2014 9:45 pm

Is there any plan to put your previous tournament on Wastebin?
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by blizzard » Fri May 09, 2014 11:31 pm

I would absolutely positively love to play this at HSNCT!
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Post by ahuff » Sat May 10, 2014 4:09 pm

My teammate John and I are both interested in playing this if our coach will allow it.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun May 11, 2014 4:07 am

A word of caution: the phrase "as read by me in someone's hotel room", in this case, generally implies "to a group of adults who may or may not be drinking", participation in which will not include high schoolers for a whole host of reasons. I, as presumably does Eliza, encourage high schoolers interested in playing this at HSNCT to figure their own thing out independently.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by blizzard » Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 am

Ukonvasara wrote:A word of caution: the phrase "as read by me in someone's hotel room", in this case, generally implies "to a group of adults who may or may not be drinking", participation in which will not include high schoolers for a whole host of reasons. I, as presumably does Eliza, encourage high schoolers interested in playing this at HSNCT to figure their own thing out independently.
Yeah, sorry about that, I kind of skipped over the details after seeing a possible HSNCT mirror.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by ahuff » Sun May 11, 2014 10:43 am

I was sorta assuming that until Sam expressed interest. Well, now I know.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun May 11, 2014 12:55 pm

Not to continue speaking for Eliza here, but I'm sure she'd have no problem with high schoolers independently organizing a reading of this tournament at HSNCT!
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by Cheynem » Sun May 11, 2014 12:56 pm

It's a fun set.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by eliza.grames » Mon May 19, 2014 10:27 am

Goole by-election, 1971 wrote:I want to play this very, very badly but won't be at HSNCT. Perhaps an IRC reading can eventually happen?
Mike Cheyne has already heard the set and probably wouldn't mind reading it in the IRC at some point.
cwRsync wrote:Is there any plan to put your previous tournament on Wastebin?
I should probably get around to that… Thanks for the reminder.
Ukonvasara wrote:Not to continue speaking for Eliza here, but I'm sure she'd have no problem with high schoolers independently organizing a reading of this tournament at HSNCT!
Rob is correct in saying that me reading it at HSNCT isn't really a formal mirror and was intended for staffers, not high school students. If anyone DOES want to organize a mirror of the set at HSNCT for high school students they should get in touch with me and we can figure out logistics.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by theMoMA » Mon May 19, 2014 11:37 am

Maybe hold off on posting to Wastebin before HSNCT.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by dxdtdemon » Mon May 19, 2014 3:00 pm

theMoMA wrote:Maybe hold off on posting to Wastebin before HSNCT.
Just to be clear, I was asking about putting the tournament they wrote last year on Wastebin, not this tournament, so that people who don't know the writers could see examples of their previous work.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by Cheynem » Mon May 19, 2014 3:18 pm

I don't know if the results from the main site were ever posted.

Carsten Gehring took first, myself and Rob Carson tied for second. I forget who was next. A good time was had by all, except me when Carsten won those two buzzer races.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by Eddie » Mon May 19, 2014 9:22 pm

cwRsync wrote:
theMoMA wrote:Maybe hold off on posting to Wastebin before HSNCT.
Just to be clear, I was asking about putting the tournament they wrote last year on Wastebin, not this tournament, so that people who don't know the writers could see examples of their previous work.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by eliza.grames » Fri May 30, 2014 10:48 am

I'm going to read this set at HSNCT on Saturday night somewhere in the hotel. I'll post the location and/or you can seek it out if you want to play. Please note this DOES NOT APPLY TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS because there will almost certainly be drinking involved. Sorry - you guys will have to read the set elsewhere.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri May 30, 2014 12:20 pm

eliza.grames wrote:I'm going to read this set at HSNCT on Saturday night somewhere in the hotel. I'll post the location and/or you can seek it out if you want to play. Please note this DOES NOT APPLY TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS because there will almost certainly be drinking involved. Sorry - you guys will have to read the set elsewhere.
If you forward it to me, I can pass it on to the appropriate people for playing Wodern Morld.
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Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

Post by eliza.grames » Sat May 31, 2014 7:34 am

Saul Hankin offered up the Michigan room, so we'll be in 916 starting around 10pm or so. If there's an excessive amount of interest, we can split into two rooms because most of the other Minnesota staffers have already heard the set and could read.
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