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by MorganV
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 3909

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Just for the record this is definitely wrong, Loyola was so bad at history that when Dave Madden asked us whether we wanted to come to NHBB nats Nolan laughed at him
by MorganV
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 6563

Re: Player tossup etiquette

Re: "buzzer faking", this rarely if ever works and can be considered pretty rude (both because it's angle-shooting and that you're insinuating the other team is naive or impetuous enough to fall for it). There's very little reason to try, unless you have a good existing relationship with your oppone...
by MorganV
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 6943

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Nats Season 2019)

mlaird wrote:
Guile Island wrote:someone who knows old things and wants to win play this with me pls
Dylan, let's do this.
et tu Matthaeus
by MorganV
Thu May 31, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 4154

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

ErikC wrote: 11 Trash Lit (includes musicals)
I for one welcome the new 30 question distro
by MorganV
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 5212

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

Speaking as a former bright-eyed high school student from the Weinerian era, I had a quite negative impression of the community from some of the exchanges I saw on the forums, which contributed to my decision to step away from the game for my first couple years of college. While I think we've improv...
by MorganV
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 14985

Re: Your Favorite Question

Definitely the 2013 NASAT tossup on parties in Pride and Prejudice which led to me buzzing in and excitedly saying "Like... Darcy's balls?!"
by MorganV
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 23040

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) wrote:Few people I've met in quizbowl have a more tiresome internet presence than you.

have you met this charlie dees fellow
by MorganV
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 36858

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

DumbJaques wrote:(with apologies to the Chuck Berry enthusiasts, that seems like an awfully niche thing to bump Tricon for)
Yeah, wouldn't want a tournament as niche as rock music to get in the way of the many fans of 1970s fads, US cities with population less than 50k, and numbers greater than 100
by MorganV
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 14023

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

heterodyne wrote:
Borel hierarchy wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote:We throw one of Kai's rare pepes off the ferry. Say goooodbye to Exooooodia!!!
why are your posts the exact opposite of the other posts in this blog

*the other of course referring to alston's
this was my joke go back to danganronpa dear
you spelled p5 wrong fool
by MorganV
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 14023

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

heterodyne wrote:Max exclaims "An all time classic!" while turning up the radio. Dead and Gone by TI begins playing.
to be fair, he's right
by MorganV
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 21561

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Can Dylan do better than his NCAA team did??
by MorganV
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats

Auroni wrote: same caveat as the opening post applies
i.e. the lack of ACRONYM stats?

User was warned for requesting stats multiple times within a week.
by MorganV
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats

but where are the detailed ACRONYM stats
by MorganV
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 15289

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

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)
by MorganV
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 35508

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Ike wrote:
John and Max are, you might recall, not the same person.
Really?!?! A recent survey by Ike Analytics found that 69% of QBers find JL and Max to be the second-best shipping.
Only second-best?
by MorganV
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 24176

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Shorts are comfy and easy to wear wrote:
The Top Percentage of Rattatas wrote:
I sense a conspiracy
by MorganV
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7
Replies: 34
Views: 13574

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Ike wrote:This was a lot of fun - just a reminder that quizbowl is a lot more fun without that biology crap.
Sid Dogra: 0
Also don't forget that Sid didn't win his first game until Sunday.
Sid I saved you
by MorganV
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7
Replies: 34
Views: 13574

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

This was a ton of fun. The format was really unique and brought a lot of variety and exciting moments to the weekend. Thanks so much to all the writers and to Michigan for hosting!
by MorganV
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 52974

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:So the as-yet-unnamed team of myself, Sara Burke, Sam Bailey, and David Seal has lost its David Seal to work commitments. Are now looking for a free agent. Sports knowledge a plus. PM me or something.

Not every Chicago Open Trash team can afford him
by MorganV
Fri May 27, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 9262

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Major hype for the Gato Sandberg meme becoming reality
by MorganV
Fri May 20, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 9262

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

considering there's only two packets and probably not that many people who want to play would it be easier to just run a shootout format?
by MorganV
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 20394

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:While I fulfill 50% of those requirements, unfortunately HiiiPowers has no free roster slots.
Jake, build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs
by MorganV
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 8779

Re: Midseason College Poll

Craise Finton Kirk Royal Academy of Arts wrote:Do note that our PPB at Missouri Open is a bit inflated, since Morgan Venkus jumped on board our team making us an open team. Morgan is not enrolled at Northwestern, so he won't be playing any tournaments with us.
dammit
by MorganV
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 6920

Re: Understanding science topics

TRIGGER WARNING: MATT JACKSON GIF

One thing that helped me a lot in biology and chemistry courses was to visualize things - if you try to find videos on the krebs cycle, bonding, etc and draw out the diagrams in your notebook, it helps a lot more with conceptual understanding
by MorganV
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 19789

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

chris ray when is your mixtape dropping
by MorganV
Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 19789

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

Uh so where/when is this happening tomorrow?
by MorganV
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 18262

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

minor issue I had while reading: the Iliad bonus says "Chryses" (the priest) when it meant "Chryseis" (his daughter and Agamemnon's war prize at the beginning of the Iliad)
by MorganV
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 28199

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

heterodyne wrote:Auburn returns the far and away best player in the state. Depending on his improvement, Auburn could be the best in the state by the end of the year.
I'm pretty sure Usman graduated, actually
by MorganV
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 17573

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

"Welcome to indiana. We don't like it any more than you do."
by MorganV
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 17573

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

7:35: "Did you know that twice as many accidents happen to people going a given amount under the speed limit as above?"

pray for us pls
by MorganV
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 17573

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

"Streetlight manifesto... is that related to giacomo balla?"
by MorganV
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 17573

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

7:17 Mike sorice informs us that mcdonalds will not let you get non integral amounts of hash browns since employees won't be able to figure out what pi hash browns is
by MorganV
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 17573

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

supposed departure time: 7:00 AM
Current Time: 7:10

"Yeah, I'm just making them wait because I'm a dick."


He then chugs the shit out of a mug of coffee
by MorganV
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler
Replies: 80
Views: 17573

Re: Liveblogging my trip to NSC with Max Schindler

Hello, I am an unidentifiable figure who has hijacked Morgan's phone, and now partially this thread, which shall now contain information about Mike Sorice's trip to the NSC (this may just be "questions are read for 11 hours and he answers many of them)
by MorganV
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 43802

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

Matt Laird's name is spelled wrong in stats.

Otherwise, I really enjoyed this tournament and was glad to play it and get possibly my all time favorite buzz. Similarly to mike Cheyne I declined to play playoffs because I was falling asleep at the buzzer
by MorganV
Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 36833

Re: Your Lowest Point

I once lost a match to Dylan Minarik partially because I said "triwizard tournament" for a tossup on what I think was the ryder cup. So there's that. we ended up winning our quarterfinal match against LASA at HSNCT, but my team has never stopped giving me shit for negging a tossup on "Bookstores" i...
by MorganV
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 30358

Re: Illinois '14-'15

the return of AHAN wrote:I know that Barrington HS has reserved a spot for PACE. HSNCT bumps up against final exams and they're not jazzed about having that sort of conflict.
yeah that would sure be a shame :smile:
by MorganV
Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: writer training-cum-tournament idea
Replies: 24
Views: 5601

Re: writer training-cum-tournament idea

Now that this is a real tournament, will the writers be paid?
by MorganV
Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 27088

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

christino wrote:I will once again inquire into the existence of a regular-minus event in the fall; if it's not happening, I would encourage someone to pick up the effort.
Be the change you wish to see in others
by MorganV
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '14-'15
Replies: 91
Views: 30358

Re: Illinois '14-'15

I predict that IMSA finishes T-13 for the fourth time in five years
by MorganV
Sat May 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 44965

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

How were the playoff assignments made?
by MorganV
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 54583

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Steven Hines wrote:Anyways, the tournament goes well up until we play against Loyola in playoffs and lose - we got demolished on every category except science and trash.
I apologize on behalf of Loyola for any and all negative externalities we exacted on the greater qb community by winning our first playoff game
by MorganV
Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 10008

Re: 2014 ICT: general discussion

Cheynem wrote: I do think there was some overly specific trash answerlines (a supporting character from Phoenix Wright?)
Could I see this tossup out of pure vanity
by MorganV
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 3571

Re: General Discussion

A few stylistic things that bothered me while reading: I agree with Jonah on the quizbowlese in this set; in particularly WAY too much "identify this so-and-so". This might just be a pet peeve of mine but "name this so-and-so" will suffice in pretty much any situation and is easier on moderators who...
by MorganV
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 60321

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Auburn B's top player is actually one Steven Vo, with Usman playing on Auburn C for several tournaments. My apologies. Replace Auburn B in the rankings with Auburn C, with the same comment. I also intentionally left out IMSA B as their roster is inconsistent and Salij may be on the A team going for...
by MorganV
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 60321

Re: Illinois '13-'14

As I'm bored and always relish the opportunity to steal Dylan Minarik's thunder, here are my thoughts on Illinois quizbowl post-first semester: Top Tier: Auburn Evan Pandya has had a meteoric rise over the course of the season: 10/5: Earlybird, 47.73 ppg en route to third place behind Stevenson and ...
by MorganV
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement
Replies: 48
Views: 22411

Re: ACF Regionals 2014 Global Announcement

Will the skype mirror be closed and packet-required?
by MorganV
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 10529

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

-Catholics: Does this part on "real presence" do enough to disambiguate it well enough from "transubstantiation"? I'll readily admit to being uninformed if it does. If someone posts it, I'd be glad to be schooled in some Catholic doctrine. [10] Impanation argues that this doctrine is incorrect: Chr...
by MorganV
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 10529

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

I may have an unedited copy of the packets, but the Everything that Rises tossup in packet 1 claims O'Connor wrote a short story "Parker's Case"; the story is "Parker's Back".