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by TheHumanPaperweight
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9082

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

And, again like baseball, it's about as entertaining to watch on tv as being hit in the face with a mallet. The wording of this made me briefly picture someone on TV being hit with a mallet, which would be very entertaining. On a more serious note, having competed in curling at a high level (missed...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 6836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12

I'm available to quasi-competently fill a seat for any incomplete team that needs help in video games, '90s music, or obscure sports.
by TheHumanPaperweight
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 38116

Re: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)

Despite my misgivings at facing a field of this caliber and my literal zero writing experience, the phrases "not excessive difficulty" and "open" sound too good to pass up, so I would like to go for free-agent status here.
by TheHumanPaperweight
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)
Replies: 43
Views: 10663

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

stevebahnaman wrote:
TheHumanPaperweight wrote:I would like to be a free agent for this. My strengths consist of being overshadowed by Neeraj Vijay at every trash tournament I've played to date.
Want to play with us?
Eh, sounds good to me!
by TheHumanPaperweight
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)
Replies: 43
Views: 10663

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14

I would like to be a free agent for this. My strengths consist of being overshadowed by Neeraj Vijay at every trash tournament I've played to date.
by TheHumanPaperweight
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 4988

Re: comment on my work

That means the moderator could not ascertain that "mean" qualifies as an "other word." You can list a dozen "_golden_ [x] or _golden_ [y]" or you can hope that moderators are not completely illiterate. Yes, you could do the former. There is a point at which we are okay with not writing down everyth...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 4988

Re: comment on my work

That means the moderator could not ascertain that "mean" qualifies as an "other word." You can list a dozen "_golden_ [x] or _golden_ [y]" or you can hope that moderators are not completely illiterate. Yes, you could do the former. There is a point at which we are okay with not writing down everyth...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 4988

Re: comment on my work

Thanks. Two other things, though: (1) that question was categorized as physics, not math, so I didn't have anything to do with it; and (2) for that bonus, if you were doing any kind of computation that took longer than five seconds, you were probably doing it wrong anyway. Yeah, I don't know why I ...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE Mirror @ University of Delaware (4/23/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 3303

Re: BLASTOISE Mirror @ University of Delaware (4/23/11)

However, as this is originally a Canadian event, the folks at Lisgar have kindly given us permission to replace any "excessively Canadian" questions in the set with more Americanized ones of our own in order to accommodate the attendees of our mirror. So I don't get to play on bonuses about Brier-w...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 11129

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

Hello everyone, here is a confirmed field update as of today: Teams: Alabama (1 team, ? buzzers) Maryland (2 teams, ? buzzers) NYU (1 team, ? buzzers) Villanova (1 team, 1 buzzer) Delaware (2 teams, 1 buzzer) Free Agents: Gene Stoye If you're still interested in playing or if you're interested in m...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4
Replies: 26
Views: 7379

Re: NAQT SCT Region 3 and 4

It was less than 1.5 hours away for a lot of teams (e.g. Penn, Rutgers-Camden, Delaware) and a max of like 3.5 hours away for the southernmost teams in the region. As the driver for the southernmost team in the region, I can report that our drive to the tournament was 5 hours on Friday night (we fa...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 17988

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

mpellegrini wrote: How did PERV go?
Fantastically chaotic, with every working node on a knot buzzer plus one being in play, answers given ranged from brilliant to hilariously off the mark. In the end David outpaced Isaac for the victory, as reported in the PERV thread on the trash board.
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4084

Re: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11

The Schopenhauer Power Hour wrote: Stats from Maryland are below:

Irene: 25
Jordan: 105
Monica: 60
Dan: 150
Jeff: 45
Zach: 65
Chris: 140
Magin: 55
Ben: 45
Isaac: 170
David: 205
Did my troll answer(s) disqualify me from this event, or did I end up at zero or a negative number and thus get dropped to spare my precious feelings?
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 17988

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

So does anyone want to be on my team? Currently it's just me. I'm going to guess that since Mason doesn't get back from break until the week immediately after this tournament, we won't be entering as a team. If that proves true, and if you're willing to accept a pretty lousy teammate, I would be be...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lames In Modern Tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 2504

Re: Lames In Modern Tournaments

Yes, lames can make the difference between "let's ride the Mr. Schuester train all the way through this Glee bonus" and "oh yay, now we get three parts on people who got silent clocks in 24, " but like you said in the section of your post against them, Michael, "you can't simply ignore topics you d...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13297

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

nurgles_herald wrote:Not to sound naggy, but I, Cow, definitely got some TUs during Penn State's game against Princeton B. That said, great tournament, lots of fun, and Penn State looks forward to attending the next one! Great work, folks!

Ha-HA!! We have discovered the cow's true identity!!
by TheHumanPaperweight
Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13297

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

Do we have a read on what building we're in?
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5373

Re: General Discussion

Overall, many of the sports questions seemed quite obscure, although this could be another regional issue. The one that comes to mind is the bonus on Maryland alumni in the NBA. I understand the desire to write about something from your hometown, but this seemed a little too difficult. I think you'...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5373

Re: General Discussion

What preview did the question writer find that was detailed enough to confirm that none of the 3D Sonic Team characters other than Sonic himself are featured in that game or warned of the Wisp capture? By my count, that clue still leaves Sonic, Shadow, Vector, Espio, Charmy, Tails and Knuckles viabl...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5373

Re: General Discussion

I do have one question regarding the specifics of the Sonic the Hedgehog tossup. I don't remember too many of the specifics, but I negged it fairly early on a clue about being held captive on Prison Island in SA2, which was true of Shadow at a point in that game's plot before it happened to Sonic. W...
by TheHumanPaperweight
Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5373

Re: General Discussion

I, for one, was somewhat disappointed that not every room read the "brought to you by" line at the beginning of every packet. I feel like I missed the joke on half the ones we did hear just because I wasn't ready for them.