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by Kouign Amann
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8451

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Hey, just remembered about this. If you, like me, are around New York but without a team because you also forgot this was happening, let's see if we can put something together. I could also probably staff if nothing pans out.
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9953

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Put me down as saying we should honor the hard work of those who provide the events for us by, yknow, playing them as written.
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9953

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:06 pm
We will be running Unanswered Question, META, and MUSES as Sunday side-events in that order.
Given that MUSES is twelve full packets of 20/20, I wonder if trying to stick it in at the end of the day is really the best choice. Any chance we could lead off with that?
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 9579

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

I know a date can't really be nailed down until rooms, events, etc are decided, but at this point is there an estimate of when a firm date—if one is going to materialize at all—might be available? I'm looking at going out to the UIUC weekend, and it'd be nice to know if I should hold off because thi...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 6073

Re: CO Matchmaking

Maybe you'll get the 2017 me that kinda just sat there and scored 10 ppg, maybe you'll get the 2018 me that was leading scorer on a good middle-bracket team, and maybe you'll get something else entirely! Are you brave enough to find out?
by Kouign Amann
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 19675

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I'm done and will be moving to northern New Jersey. Happy to help out with things in the greater tri-state area as my schedule allows. Given that I won't be in grad school anymore and will be moving from a boarding school to a day school, I should have much more free time than in the past two years.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

Just a reminder that this will be starting in about half an hour.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

Looks like Monday it is. Let's start around 7:30 EST? I have no idea how to use Discord, but I think that's the preferred platform these days, so I will try to figure it out.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

I much-belatedly sent these packets to the archive yesterday. Before approving them, Mike Bentley asked me if I might be interested in running this set online since it was only played by a few people in one physical location last year. I'm not opposed to this idea, so if this is something that would...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: International Expansion of Quizbowl
Replies: 17
Views: 6510

Re: International Expansion of Quizbowl

Has there ever been a good quizbowl tournament run on non-English questions? To my knowledge, no one's figured out how to do pyramidality in other languages I don't think it's so much that no one has figured out how to do it (for at least a few languages many quizbowlers are familiar with, there ar...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 21389

Re: Best Film Player

[*]Aidan Mehigan: I'm basing this solely on the fact that he 30'd the 2016 ACF Nats bonus on The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance , and the fact that he's eagerly awaiting SHAWARMA II. Unless we decide the film canon should consist only of, like, that one bonus plus Saul's SHAWARMA tossup on Muppet Tre...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 20

This thing is done(!!) and is happening at UMN tomorrow—if anyone else would like it for this weekend or some other weekend, just let me know.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 20

There seems to be some interest in attaching this to CMST in some way. If you'd be interested in playing Angels 2 this spring, peer pressure your TD into getting into contact with me and we'll see what we can work out.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 EFT: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 3838

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Hey, whatever the first creed bonus part got "fixed" to is still wrong. I can't remember exactly what it said yesterday, but it still was claiming the line in question had something to do with Eucharistic theology, which just isn't what's been talked about there at all.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 15335

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

This tournament was a veritable stew of delightful topics, seasoned with a perfect blend of Lawrencian refinement and Schindlerian degeneracy. Neither flavor overpowered the other in the course of doing a wonderful job of asking about many different kinds of foods and the many different ways in whic...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 14218

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

For what it's worth, I would be a fan of moving all of the already-announced stuff up in the day and appending whatever substitute event we settle on to the end of the schedule.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 20

After various discussions at and after CO, it doesn't seem like this tournament is going to find a slot to run in this summer. Given that, I'm not necessarily gonna push myself to finish it in the next week or two. However, it did seem like the interest in this set was pretty substantial and enthusi...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 14218

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

Hey, could people who have registered get added to the spreadsheet, and could we get some fee info?
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 38591

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Hi everyone, stepping in as a mod to remind everyone, young and old, to follow the board rules. If you aren't familiar with the rules, please remedy that by reading up here as soon as possible. Specifically, please do not make content-free posts (especially not as responses to other content-free pos...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 18464

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

Looking to play this with someone who knows old paintings and/or film. By the time this tournament happens, I'll have two degrees in art history and will undoubtedly still suck at paintings questions.

edit: playing this with B
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 20

I know the side event economy is currently dealing with a supply shock of unprecedented severity, so I don’t want to push this event on anyone unduly, but I thought I’d throw out a reminder to hosts that this tournament will indeed be available from early August onward. If you're a host who thinks t...
by Kouign Amann
Wed May 31, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15285

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

Quantumhovercraft wrote:
Edmund wrote: 8. Aidan Mehigan

Ran Penn Bowl to time with frightening military precision. Probably a good moderator if I could understand his accent. #britishproblems
This was actually Salman.
Scared Edmund so much at EFT he forgot what tournament it was, I guess.
by Kouign Amann
Tue May 30, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 49713

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Antrobus63 wrote: Was my post actually removed for being offensive? Wow.
I'm not the moderator who did it, but I can almost guarantee that your post was removed for being total nonsense and provoking a messy tangent that detracted from the purpose of the thread. Let's refocus, everyone.
by Kouign Amann
Tue May 16, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 24143

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Also, could you add Thought Monstro, Stock Clues, The Celebs, OCTAVIAN, and whatever else to that sheet, just so we can try to gauge interest in the whole slate of potential events? Obviously, it's all too much, but I figure the more data you have the better, and it might come in handy for figuring ...
by Kouign Amann
Tue May 16, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 24143

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Beevor Feevor wrote: Naveed Bork
If there's already a huge glut of side events and we're going to limit ourselves to just ~3, why use one of those slots on something that a non-zero fraction of the field will have already heard at CO?
by Kouign Amann
Tue May 09, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 15798

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

For the next two years, I'll be living, teaching, and (fingers crossed!) coaching at St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville. The kicker is that I will be doing so as part of a master’s program run out of the UPenn GSE. I have no idea how much time I’ll have to play things (probably not a ton!...
by Kouign Amann
Mon May 08, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 24143

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Absolutely in, absolute advocate for the maximum amount of quizbowl.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 19483

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

If this is all so easy and innocent and just a big misunderstanding about different circuit norms, then why lie when asked about it the first time? That's the thing I haven't been able to understand yet. It was an ill conceived joke premised on the notion that Naveed was already aware what was goin...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 19483

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

But when Naveed says "Will and Eddie have found a way around this problem by simply pretending to be students." - no that's, wrong! I'm willing to lay dollars to donuts that if Jordan had said "no, you guys can't play" then Will and Eddie would not have played. Ike This is accurate. I was given per...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 8256

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

vinteuil wrote:
hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:jacob, now we don't have to write VIICO
that'll be the all lit crit/art theory/historiography complement to this set, duh
bring it on
by Kouign Amann
Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 6306

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend 2016

2) Once you have registered as a participant in the weekend, you will be granted access to a Google spreadsheet on which you may officially form teams for each event. Since only people who have actually registered using their real e-mail addresses will be able to edit the spreadsheet, the spreadshe...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 8989

Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

What’s going on? Now that NSC is off to the printers, I am very pleased to announce that I have just about finished picking out the answers for Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger, a new side tournament all about architecture. Jeez man, you’re doing this to us again? How much more materia...
by Kouign Amann
Fri May 27, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 7311

Re: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

I remember brainstorming a bunch of these categories with my own self-interest in mind, so I'm looking for a team for this. No guarantees, though, other than my assurance that I will certainly underperform relative to your expectations.
by Kouign Amann
Mon May 16, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 25075

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm joining the American exodus to Oxford in the fall, and I'll be staying for the rest of the year too. #shoethetabs?
by Kouign Amann
Tue May 03, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzer repairs and sales
Replies: 6
Views: 4667

Re: Buzzer repairs and sales

Has anyone heard of this brand (Rolls) ? I saw a teacher on Donors Choose requesting these today. They look halfway decent, but I've just never heard of anyone using them. If it turns out that they work and hold up decently well, they'd be a pretty cheap option. Definitely encountered these at some...
by Kouign Amann
Mon May 02, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 36344

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Quite frankly - the opinions of those who have always kept a wide berth of NHBB (except to critique it, and usually unfairly at that) are not nearly as important to me as those of the top teams and coaches who play NHBB. I mean, do you ever think that maybe you could get more people into that latte...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3297

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion

How many Bible questions were in this set? It didn't seem like particularly many.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Studying Architecture
Replies: 3
Views: 2787

Re: Studying Architecture

(But Aidan should really be the one posting in this thread.) (Ask and ye shall receive, but I will say that the person we really need here is Evan—more times than I care to remember, he has reduced me to a sputtering mess of profanities by outbuzzing me on some architectural topic, which he can do ...
by Kouign Amann
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 28186

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

If anyone is looking to fill a spot in a hotel room for Saturday night, let me know, and I'll gladly pay my share.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: questions about Judaism
Replies: 15
Views: 6684

Re: questions about Judaism

Most Protestant Christian religions really just don't have many practices or rituals in everyday life. On the other hand, Catholic life, depending on how observant you were raised or currently practice, is full of lots of great ritual stuff that hasn't yet been mined too heavily for questions. Quiz...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 21295

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

I think Daniel's post about how easy it is to just contact Madden and set things up is actually a big problem and a perfect example of what I'm talking about: top-down makes the short term easy, but I just don't think it's sustainable. Is Madden personally going to oversee every detail of his empire...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 21295

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

I think something that can help people understand the issues at hand here is to think about the completely opposite ways in which quizbowl and NHBB are organized on a large scale. NHBB is totally top-down. David Madden shows up in 2010 with, as Matt says, "hella money" and starts throwing it at peop...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History of the quiz bowl distribution
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Re: History of the quiz bowl distribution

Jacques Derrida's friend Jeff Kipnis claims to have invented the use of 20 questions as the standard while he was at Georgia Tech. Joe Wells wrote a very interesting post about his interview with Jeff, who teaches at Ohio State now: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=282850#p282850 ED...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 56705

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

Sorry if the answer is here somewhere and I've just missed it, but was there ever a final statement from Mike and Cody about whether or not We Have Ever Been Modern is (1) taking place this summer in general, and whether (2) it is taking place at the Richmond site in particular? If not, do we know w...
by Kouign Amann
Thu May 14, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistory
Replies: 19
Views: 25722

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Final: An Attempt at a QB Microhistor

These narratives are delightful, and I hope more people make more of them. Matt Jackson would never do that...he sure didn't at NAQT States in 2010. I need a little more edge. I can't say I'm surprised, but it's certainly heartwarming to know that all these years later, that game still motivates the...
by Kouign Amann
Wed May 13, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Need help convincing my coach to get us to tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 9146

Re: Need help convincing my coach to get us to tournaments

The biggest concern here is transportation, since it can be absurdly expensive and we're stumped on how to reduce it. She also insists that van-based or parent-based transport is a liability and the district will have a problem with it (any lawyers out there to refute...?) Can you elaborate for us ...
by Kouign Amann
Wed May 13, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?
Replies: 7
Views: 4354

Re: Team Going to 2015 NAC, Should I Be Worried?

Hey Nathan, welcome to the forums. Here's a good place to start reading up on NAC's various issues. I'm sure others will jump in to expand as well.
by Kouign Amann
Thu May 07, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 9879

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

I believe Aidan Mehigan is quite good at lit, as well? As you saw in our game at Nats, I'm pretty good at questions that consist of throwing lines of poetry at the players, because I read and memorize a lot of poetry for fun. SUBMIT had tons of delightful questions of this type, so I did inordinate...
by Kouign Amann
Sun May 03, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 29126

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

I think a lot of the posts in this thread take this thing way too seriously. This is my opinion. We've been through this, I thought, in thread after thread of player poll results. The player poll is by nature a silly thing with vagaries that will inevitably leave everyone unsatisfied. As John Lawre...
by Kouign Amann
Sat May 02, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 29126

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

Aw, Max, lighten up. Rob got that my post wasn't really an attempt at substantive argument, but just a taking up of the Marnoldian burden of loudly, grouchily, resignedly advocating for Rafael in the face of the near-certainty that he'll be underrated. Sorry if that was a little obtuse; I lack Marno...