Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

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Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:57 pm

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 elizagrames@gmail.com.

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by sonstige » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:21 pm

I'm tentatively going to sign up to throw something together for this. Just TUs, yes?
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Cheynem » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:22 pm

Keep in mind that I went to high school in the 1940's.
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Post by PreviouslySeenInSF » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:36 pm

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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:41 pm

nobody needs to hear a packet of just maplestory and shonen jump
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Auroni » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:43 pm

Bubalus Period wrote:nobody needs to hear a packet of just maplestory and shonen jump
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:03 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by InvadErGII » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:07 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by CPiGuy » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:34 pm

I might write something for this -- there will be copious trash lit.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Valefor » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:11 am

I'll write some stuff for this. Keep in mind I graduated HS in 2001.
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Post by sephirothrr » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:47 pm

I'm definitely writing something for this!
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:19 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by saintanthony » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:41 pm

I'm in.

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

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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by MorganV » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:35 pm

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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Post by Muriel Axon » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:42 pm

I think I can do this.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by sonstige » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:24 am

Fwiw, I graduated in 2004.

Eliza---do you want the finished packets in advance?
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:52 am

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by SpanishSpy » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:48 pm

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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Post by alexdz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:28 pm

I'm high school class of '08, btw.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:20 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by CPiGuy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:53 pm

When at ICT is this going to take place?
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:40 pm

CPiGuy wrote:When at ICT is this going to take place?
No clue.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by CPiGuy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:01 pm

I've written 18 tossups. Maybe more to come if I think of good ideas.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by gregweinstein » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:52 pm

i would love to play this at ICT. cant wait!
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:41 pm

Can I do a packet on things I like now if I'm currently in high school?
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by CPiGuy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:48 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Cheynem » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:43 am

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:19 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by SpanishSpy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:38 am

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Unicolored Jay » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:53 am

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Valefor » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:42 pm

I will probably end up having a packet of 10-ish tossups for this.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by SpanishSpy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:20 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Cheynem » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:28 pm

I'm super sick so my packet will be late or MIA.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by Progcon » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:26 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by SpanishSpy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:58 pm

I sent in my packet to Ms. Grames earlier today.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by alexdz » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:12 am

I just sent a 10-question packet. Hopefully the content is tolerable.
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Post by Valefor » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:50 am

10-tossup packet sent.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by saintanthony » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:49 pm

"20 Fun Tossups and a Tossup Of Despair" has officially been submitted.
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Post by RexSueciae » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:14 am

Just submitted 8 questions. Someone let me know when this is going to be played.
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by eliza.grames » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:53 pm

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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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by ryanrosenberg » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:15 pm

This was a lot of fun (especially the Scheeler and Grames packets). Thanks everyone for writing!
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Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Post by hokie168 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:43 pm

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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