Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

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Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon May 28, 2012 6:10 pm

This is a preliminary announcement for my MO side event.

This is a sequel to Wild Kingdom, but is broader in scope. Non-animal forms of life, such as plants, fungi, and protists, are now in play. As is anything related to Earth science.

There will be five packets of 20/0 each. A full distribution will be posted later. Let me know if you want to help write this.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Ukonvasara » Mon May 28, 2012 6:12 pm

more dinosaurs please
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby theMoMA » Mon May 28, 2012 6:23 pm

So everyone knows, Bruce's tournament will be on Saturday evening after MO. Mike Bentley's Eyes IV will be Saturday over lunch (I will coordinate food-purchasing for all participants). Eliza and Melanie from the Minnesota team are planning a trash tournament that is tentatively scheduled for Sunday.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Cheynem » Mon May 28, 2012 6:35 pm

What happened to the "Your Choice" thing you were talking about previously?
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Mon May 28, 2012 6:43 pm

Was Wild Kingdom ever posted anywhere?
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon May 28, 2012 7:30 pm

Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant wrote:Was Wild Kingdom ever posted anywhere?


I've emailed it to the archive multiple times, nothing has ever happened.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby The Toad to Wigan Pier » Mon May 28, 2012 7:35 pm

I've added Wild Kingdom to my temporary archive: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/80759358/index.html
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Chimango Caracara » Thu May 31, 2012 8:36 am

Finally, a chance to show off my knowledge of extinct xenarthrans.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:25 am

This is still happening. I am looking for people to write the following things for me:

(1) Literature
(2) Trash
(3) Classical Mythology

I would want no more than 5-10 questions from any of these subjects (and possibly even less for classical myth), so this would be a small task order.

Please contact me if you are interested.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:50 pm

Here is the distribution for this tournament:

2/0 Mammals
1/0 Birds
1/0 Reptiles and Amphibians
1/0 Extinct Beasts
1/0 Invertebrates
1/0 Microbes

2/0 Plants
1/0 Fungi

5/0 Earth Science and Geography

3/0 Other Academic
2/0 Trash

The "Other Academic" will focus on things from History, Literature, Mythology, Religion, Art, etc. that somehow involve a living thing or natural phenomenon. So for example, a tossup on a mythical dog, or a common link tossup on transform faults in literature.

The "Trash" distribution will likewise focus on trash-related living things or natural phenomena.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Cheynem » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:03 pm

where are da monsters
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Wed Sep 19, 2012 1:10 am

Still looking for somebody to help me with lit and fine arts. Otherwise I'll have to write that myself, and that won't end well for anyone.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby DumbJaques » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:07 pm

I can't do it, but you can have all five of my tossups on transform faults in literature. You know, for a nominal fee.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Mike Bentley » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:13 pm

I think I got like -2 ppg at the last of these tournaments, so I can probably help out with the lit and fine arts.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby dolphin » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:53 pm

Can we mirror this at Columbia?
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

Postby Skepticism and Animal Feed » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:20 am

It is with great sadness that I must indefinitely postpone this event. Frankly put, I won't have time to finish this by MO, due to social and work obligations that were unforseeable at the time I planned the tournament.

I give effusive thanks to everyone who contributed questions, and apologize to all those who are inconvenienced by the cancellation.

If the Admins can put some kind of "CANCELLED" thing in the title, that would be pretty boss.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Cody » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:47 am

This is the saddest day of my life.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Mike Bentley » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:53 am

Can we run the trash tournament on Saturday night now?
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Cheynem » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:37 am

Yes. See the trash forum.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Ukonvasara » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:53 am

noooooooooooooooo
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Chimango Caracara » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:26 am

I'm so happy this was canceled since I wasn't going to be able to stay for the second day. Now it will hopefully take place at a tournament I can play it at.
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Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)

Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:07 am

my whole world is built on lies now
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