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by cornfused
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 70575

Re: Quizbowl Central

There's been a decent amount of downtime (including right now, by the way) on the new site - did you decide not to put the old TP site back up?
by cornfused
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT Repeat/feng shui issues here
Replies: 23
Views: 2600

Re: Repeat/feng shui issues here

I know there was a TU on the Grapes of Wrath (it provoked best-neg-ever candidate "The Wrapes of Grath!"), and wasn't there one on Steinbeck, too? I know this is kosher if GoW wasn't mentioned in the Steinbeck, but I thought I'd bring it up.
by cornfused
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 19405

Re: Difficulty

Superb_starling wrote:Cup of Gold
I did laugh to myself when I read that tossup, even though I thought it was a fine leadin for the tourney... Wasn't Steinbeck's first novel being Cup of Gold the ACF writing guide's specific example of a bad leadin?
by cornfused
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 4752

Re: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)

Holy balanced scoring by DI Ohio State, Batman!
by cornfused
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 11923

Re: talk about individual questions here

In one play by this man, Old Ekdal is allowed to fire guns in the attic to relive his past as a great hunter. He created Thea Elvsted and the alcoholic Ejlert Lovborg in another play about the search for a "beautiful death." A third play relates how Nils (*) Krogstad blackmailed Torvald Helmer's wi...
by cornfused
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 17003

Re: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)

Yeah, if that's the case, I'd love to play this. Not at full price, and I certainly wouldn't drive from out of state to play it, but, like - who's up for a trash minitournament?
by cornfused
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Minnesota
Replies: 6
Views: 3307

Re: ACF Regionals at Minnesota

Field update?
by cornfused
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 17003

Re: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)

Are there any other trash sets available?
by cornfused
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Forum Rules and Tournament Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3136

Re: Forum Rules and Tournament Discussion

I don't disagree with anything you're saying, Mike, and like most people here I have no interest in playing an anime-centred tournament. But if Kyle's assertion that simply posting a distribution and not having an actual anime-centred discussion is acceptable (which is what happened in that thread....
by cornfused
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago
Replies: 24
Views: 8324

Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

NAQT has recently been informed that an adult-themed entertainment convention will also be at the hotel the weekend of the ICT. The hotel has ensured that the other event will take place on a level of the hotel that no one associated with our tournament will be on, their events will have security t...
by cornfused
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 70575

Re: Quizbowl Central

Think we're down again.
by cornfused
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Philly Experiment?
Replies: 12
Views: 7599

Re: Philly Experiment?

"11- Edward Furlong, Leonardo DiCaprio, or Johnathan Brandis. FTP, which one
has NOT had a hit single in Japan in the past year and a half?

A: JOHNATHAN BRANDIS"


Anyone know what the heck this question is referring to for the DiCaprio mention?
by cornfused
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 17003

Re: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)

Cheynem wrote:I will play if you can promise at least 10 packets of reasonably edited material and that some outside source (like Dan-Don) can verify it by the day before the tournament.
Yeah, this.
by cornfused
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 70575

Re: Quizbowl Central

Yeah, I think there's something up with the login feature right now.
by cornfused
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-ACUI Region 8 SCT at UChicago
Replies: 11
Views: 2257

Re: NAQT-ACUI Region 8 SCT at UChicago

jonah wrote:We currently have six teams in Division I and ten teams in Division II. Registration closes on Sunday.
HAHAHA. Ok, I read this quickly thought that was UC registering its teams. And part of me believed it.
by cornfused
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Philly Experiment?
Replies: 12
Views: 7599

Re: Philly Experiment?

Matt Weiner wrote:I think I wrote a tossup on Granada entirely in Spanish
Wonderful.
by cornfused
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 70575

Re: Quizbowl Central

Right now, it's requiring plurals - could you make trailing esses unnecessary or something?
by cornfused
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12
Replies: 42
Views: 19828

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 @ UIUC on 2/18/12

Word is that Lawrence is sending two teams, one of which is writing a packet. I'll double-check.

EDIT: Any teams they're sending will be going to Minnesota.
by cornfused
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12

I mean, is this officially trips/quads now? If so... Brad? Noah? Done and done; I emailed Noah and he also agrees. Cool. Get ready for the Thomas Egan "wait in total silence without conferring for four seconds and then give the correct answer to the bonus part" move. It'll freak you out but he's al...
by cornfused
Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12

I mean, is this officially trips/quads now?


If so... Brad? Noah?
by cornfused
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 4394

Re: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship

Countersuggestion. I'm just spitballing here, but hear me out: The IHSA (institutional legitimacy, sheer number of participating schools), Masonic (cash prizes, teams being sponsored by outside organizations, giant traveling trophy), and NAQT (support of/connection to national organization) state to...
by cornfused
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship
Replies: 30
Views: 4394

Re: A Hypothetical Illinois State Championship

===NOTE: written before Brad's post was visible=== I'd express my thoughts on this with this XKCD comic, but it won't be visible until this SOPA protest is over. But basically, I think that creating a fourth state championship isn't the right way to resolve a problem that is basically "there are too...
by cornfused
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 20085

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

I'd like to play this and am looking for teammates.
by cornfused
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12

also, I'd like to hazard either "Oswald Cobblepot" or "Go On, Ask Him About Jeri Ryan" as a team name for me/Egan.
by cornfused
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12

Meaning that on average, a team from Fenwick has a 1/3 chance of winning the tourney.
by cornfused
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here
Replies: 31
Views: 5432

Re: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here

My sophomore year in high school we came across a moderator who read a question that was SUPPOSED to use the phrase "this warm blooded organism", although she said something somewhat similar except not at all. Another moderator once referred to our assistant coach as being "on the pot" after she le...
by cornfused
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here
Replies: 31
Views: 5432

Re: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here

A moderator at a college tournament at Brown contributed quite a lot of new ideas for the expansion of the quizbowl canon, including the tournament debuts of "Austrian aborigines" and Heracles' labor to defeat the "Namibian lion." Was there a tossup on Neanderthals? EDIT: I have been apparently bea...
by cornfused
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 17003

Re: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)

A trash tourney ten miles from my house the day after I take the LSAT, you say?

I'm in as a free agent but may join with Lawrence's team(s) if they play this.
by cornfused
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

Major congratulations are due to Mike for a really smooth tournament - a 9:00 start, nine rounds, a 75-minute lunch, and I was home by 3:30. Crazy, I know.
by cornfused
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout at Belvidere North
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: Turnabout at Belvidere North

dtaylor4 wrote:This morning, John told me the field is at 18.
And that's an 17-team list, so there's only one team missing.
by cornfused
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NTV liveblog
Replies: 22
Views: 5372

Re: NTV liveblog

Dorman won that match to finish third, by the way.
by cornfused
Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12
Replies: 71
Views: 22331

Re: Loyola Ultima (Wilmette, IL) - 1/21/12

What's the deal with the possible side event?
by cornfused
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)
Replies: 10
Views: 2597

Re: Turnabout @ Fenton HS (1/7/2012)

I can't see why I wouldn't do this. So count me in.
by cornfused
Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11
Replies: 36
Views: 8466

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Rockford Auburn 12/3/11

Stats: prelims playoffs overall Unfortunately, all the playoff rounds are missing bonus data, and all the playoff rounds except the finals are missing tossup data — that is, rounds 6–9 have only match scores entered. I have asked Ms. Greene via email what will be done, if anything, to rectify this....
by cornfused
Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12
Replies: 48
Views: 14113

Re: Sir Dupre Memorial Tournament - 1/21/12

I'm in - maybe with Tom Egan?

Either way, sign me up.
by cornfused
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Northwestern (2/11/12)
Replies: 52
Views: 19125

Re: Penn Bowl @ Northwestern (2/11/12)

...hilariously, I'll be at NU that morning taking the LSAT. Sooo I guess I'll stop by afterwords and see if you need an extra staffer or coffee or something.
by cornfused
Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 36360

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

This, on the other hand, was deliberate--sort of a morbid joke/final extension into absurdity of the old model of difficulty-racing in Asian lit questions combined with a genuine curiosity and desire to test knowledge of that stuff. I'd argue that the pyramid isn't as steep as you make it sound, bu...
by cornfused
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 135916

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Not sure if anyone's mentioned it yet, but I recently got a used copy of A Gathering Storm by Winston Churchill. So far ut has proven to be a goldmine for pre-WWII Western European history and I suspect that it will be just as good when it gets to the war. Although Churchill's writing ability makes...
by cornfused
Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '11-'12
Replies: 211
Views: 36136

Re: Illinois '11-'12

is that SO, ihsa.org?

Scholastic Bowl Schedule & Results

Scholastic Bowl pairings will be posted about 4 pm on Sunday, December 31, 1899.
by cornfused
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Errors Report and Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3926

Re: Errors Report and Discussion

Well, yeah. Either way, my original post was about Cesc, and that was actually an error.


Note: also, Barca isn't the hard part, CONCACAF is, so I withdraw my other point.
by cornfused
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Errors Report and Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3926

Re: Errors Report and Discussion

Spanish team in the Champs League final should never be a hard part - reduces it down to a 50-50 guess even for most non-soccer fans. I think you overstate the number of people who even remotely follow European club soccer. It's not an issue of "follow"ing. The people who know a lot or a medium amo...
by cornfused
Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Errors Report and Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3926

Re: Errors Report and Discussion

[10] Manchester United lost to this Spanish team, led by Ibrahim Afellay and Cesc Fàbregas, in the 2011 UEFA champions league final game. This team is sponsored by UNICEF, Qatar Foundation, and Nike. ANSWER: Football Club Barcelona [accept Barca and F.C. Barcelona and Futbol Club Barcelona] Afellay...
by cornfused
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Errors Report and Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3926

Re: Errors Report and Discussion

[10] Manchester United lost to this Spanish team, led by Ibrahim Afellay and Cesc Fàbregas, in the 2011 UEFA champions league final game. This team is sponsored by UNICEF, Qatar Foundation, and Nike. ANSWER: Football Club Barcelona [accept Barca and F.C. Barcelona and Futbol Club Barcelona] Afellay...
by cornfused
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2011 Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Delta Burke 2011 Discussion

Well, first, I suppose if I'm going to include a definite article before his name, I should refer to THE Charles Hang (sorry, didn't edit, I guess). Next, now I know that on this board we replace the anatomically correct term for the male reproductive organ with "nice to meet you"! Who knew? I beli...
by cornfused
Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's Going on in Wisconsin?
Replies: 18
Views: 5177

Re: What's Going on in Wisconsin?

We're doing a National History Bee and Bowl State Tournament for Wisconsin on our C set at Beloit High School this coming year; date to follow shortly. This came about through a guy who's a history teacher and head of his school's history club. He's already had about 20 schools express tentative in...
by cornfused
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12
Replies: 27
Views: 9533

Re: BARGE @ UIUC on 1/21/12

I remain Grand Superteam Inquisitor, and will define them as outlined in the original BARGE announcement - that is, on a case-by-case basis, and with an eye to preserving the general competitiveness of the field. People should feel very encouraged to email me with questions about any intended lineu...
by cornfused
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 12663

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

What was wrong with the tossup on Nazi gold? I suppose it might depend on the leniency of the underlining and the reader. This struck me as a question about things that have names, but for which a wide variety of acceptable answers existed (mine of "Gold", followed by "Gold that Nazis stole from Je...
by cornfused
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 12663

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

The whole Graham's Law clue in the Georgia Tech A packet refers to both the answer (diffusion) and a thing that is not the answer (effusion). From my experience, chemistry classes treat Graham's Law as a Law of Effusion. While this is correct, who actually buzzes in at ACF Fall with an answer line ...
by cornfused
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)
Replies: 44
Views: 24687

Re: 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT)

I've actually always found MUT to be slightly easier than Fall. I guess this just shows that difficulty is hard to pin down.
by cornfused
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 12663

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

I don't have the text of the question in front of me, but the Raskolnikov question basically stated the central thesis/takeaway point for a cursory study of Crime and Punishment in either the first or second line (specifically, if you're a total badass than you're above law and order). With so many ...