Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

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Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames »

In the interest of having silly things to read the weekend of ICT, everyone should write a packet of (hopefully embarrassing) pop culture things that they liked in high school or that remind them of junior high/high school even if they didn't like them. There's no distribution, but try to keep things roughly balanced and don't just write 30 music questions (unless you really want to).

If you won't be at ICT, you can email me your packet at [email protected].

Received packets
Travis Vitello
Conor Thompson '16
Alex Wallace '15
Eliza Grames '09
Alex Dzurick '08
Jasper Lee, '10
Jason Thompson '01

Running list of packets that are supposedly being written for this
Rob Carson '06
Eric Mukherjee '05
Morgan Venkus '13
Alex Damisch '12
Erik Nelson
Ramapriya Rangaraju '09
Joe Su '12
Dylan Minarik
Drew Scheeler '09
Shan Kothari '10
Cody Voight '04
Auroni Gupta, '08
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I'm tentatively going to sign up to throw something together for this. Just TUs, yes?
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Keep in mind that I went to high school in the 1940's.
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nobody needs to hear a packet of just maplestory and shonen jump
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Bubalus Period wrote:nobody needs to hear a packet of just maplestory and shonen jump
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sonstige wrote:I'm tentatively going to sign up to throw something together for this. Just TUs, yes?
Yes, just TUs.
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I can't make it to ICT but will absolutely write a packet for this.

Edit: Class of 2001, good luck you weird kids
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I might write something for this -- there will be copious trash lit.
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I'll write some stuff for this. Keep in mind I graduated HS in 2001.
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I'm definitely writing something for this!
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Post by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire »

This post gave me terrible flashbacks. I'll go down memory lane and write one, I suppose...

EDIT: I was in high school between the 2008-09 and 2011-12 seasons, inclusive
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I'm in.

As an added bonus, I plan to sort my tossups from least to most cringeworthy.

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not sure if I can write for this as i'm utterly unashamed of any of my high school interests

(jk I'll put something together)
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I think I can do this.
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Fwiw, I graduated in 2004.

Eliza---do you want the finished packets in advance?
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sonstige wrote:Fwiw, I graduated in 2004.

Eliza---do you want the finished packets in advance?
Only if you won't be there to read it yourself. I do want them all at some point though so I can distribute them for the enjoyment of people who won't be at ICT.
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When would you want this in advance? I'm not going to be at ICT but I might be able to rig something. Is there a particular packet length you want?
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I'm high school class of '08, btw.
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SpanishSpy wrote:When would you want this in advance? I'm not going to be at ICT but I might be able to rig something. Is there a particular packet length you want?
1) The day before ICT, I suppose, and 2) however many questions you end up writing.
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When at ICT is this going to take place?
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CPiGuy wrote:When at ICT is this going to take place?
No clue.
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I've written 18 tossups. Maybe more to come if I think of good ideas.
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i would love to play this at ICT. cant wait!
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Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Can I do a packet on things I like now if I'm currently in high school?
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JakobeanEra wrote:Can I do a packet on things I like now if I'm currently in high school?
I wrote mine on things I liked in middle school and earlier.
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Since there are at least 10+ packets "promised" plus the fact probably even more people want to play, some logistics might be helpful, even if they aren't posted until Friday. We (probably?) don't need a team-based schedule format for this, but a full-on shootout might be improbable as well.
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Cheynem wrote:Since there are at least 10+ packets "promised" plus the fact probably even more people want to play, some logistics might be helpful, even if they aren't posted until Friday. We (probably?) don't need a team-based schedule format for this, but a full-on shootout might be improbable as well.
That's a good point. Since there will probably be more people than can fit in one hotel room, why don't folks send their packets to me by Friday night and I'll get them posted here during the day on Saturday. That way, folks can organize their own mini-tournaments at the hotel or play the packets on their drive home.
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I'm currently working on what I have dubbed "Alex Wallace's Nifty Nostalgia Packet" with the intention of having twenty tossups done by this Friday.
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I don't know how many questions I'll end up having but I'll write a packet and email it (won't be at ICT).
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I will probably end up having a packet of 10-ish tossups for this.
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Due to time constraints, Alex Wallace's Nifty Nostalgia Packet will only be ten tossups. It will be sent to Ms. Grames shortly.
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I'm super sick so my packet will be late or MIA.
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So I won't be able to write a packet for this because I've been working on a 20 packet high school set. Where will this be played at ICT? I'd be happy to read some of these packets to compensate for me not having written one.
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I sent in my packet to Ms. Grames earlier today.
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I just sent a 10-question packet. Hopefully the content is tolerable.
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10-tossup packet sent.
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"20 Fun Tossups and a Tossup Of Despair" has officially been submitted.
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Just submitted 8 questions. Someone let me know when this is going to be played.
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Here is a link to a folder of the packets that I've received so far. I'll update it when other people send me new stuff.
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This was a lot of fun (especially the Scheeler and Grames packets). Thanks everyone for writing!
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Cheynem wrote:I'm super sick so my packet will be late or MIA.
Mike, we should just get our packets done in time for NSC. We can do this again and see how well the young'uns do on stuff that came out about the time they were born.
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