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by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD
Replies: 3
Views: 2464

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD

This was a great tournament! Thanks to Weijia and MAQT for hosting and keeping things running smoothly (it was lovely to be done with round robin by mid-afternoon) and to the writers of ACRONYM for a fun set. Looking forward to next year!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement

PS: Can there be powermarks this year?
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement

Would play a Mid-Atlantic mirror!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 59206

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

Hey, it has reached my attention that David Seal, although apparently neck-deep in a legal quagmire of Gaddisian proportions, will be very sad if there isn't an East Coast mirror of CO trash for him to play. I assume there are other people, not all of whom are Marnold, who feel similarly. If you're...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Trash (name TBD): sometime
Replies: 8
Views: 4454

Re: Maryland Trash (name TBD): fall 2016

Pumped for this tournament and for the 2/2 lit distribution. Thanks, Naveed and Emma!

Will comics be part of lit or other?
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM at Maryland: March 27, 2016 (canceled)
Replies: 2
Views: 1856

Re: ACRONYM at Maryland: March 27, 2016 (canceled)

Any chance this will be run at a later date this year?
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2014

Re: General Discussion

Thanks for the thoughts! The Christian music tossup was a semi-experimental attempt at asking about a genre that I haven't seen represented in trash music yet was still very much an established thing. I felt that the fact that it had its own Billboard chart, awards shows, and offshoots of major reco...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2014

Re: General Discussion

Hey Nick, thanks for the response. I don't mean to get into a back-and-forth on every point (and I think you addressed everything well anyway) but a couple of points-- The decision to not have the set powermarked was a very conscious one that goes hand in hand with the idea of having shorter (5 line...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2014

Re: General Discussion

Patrick, I like that solution, but I don't know how realistic that expectation is in most cases. Since teams hosting trash mirrors are often TD'ed by the team members who have no interest in trash, while the team members who like trash are actually playing, adding an expectation that the host create...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Maryland (February 28, 2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 3297

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Maryland (February 28, 2016)

Just a reminder that there's a private discussion group for this set.

Thanks to Naveed and all of UMD for hosting on back-to-back days this weekend!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Specific Question Discussion

-Similarly, the "2007 Fiesta Bowl" tossup probably should have accepted the names of the teams in place of the year up to a certain point, since Boise State and Oklahoma have only played each other in the Fiesta Bowl once. Wouldn't have prevented my neg though :mad: FWIW my understanding is that's ...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2014

Re: General Discussion

Thanks for this set! I had a lot of fun. Having played COTTAGE Bowl last year, I could tell that there was a genuine effort to address some of the larger issues in last year's set. That said, I think that effort ultimately had mixed results. If nothing else, the fact that four teams in our ten-team ...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 16953

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

I'll have a team if we do COTTAGE on Sunday and if so could commit at least one staffer (myself) for the main event on Saturday.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 16953

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

Governor General's Foot Guards wrote:Let's talk about side events. I think it's assume that there is demand for Eyes and Will Alston's RMP/SS event. Here I am soliciting input regarding timing, format, and possible other events that people are interested in playing.
Hey Naveed, any chance of COTTAGE Bowl running on Sunday?
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 36268

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Tommy John surgery (an action that causes athletes to miss seasons and is "most commonly undergone by baseball pitchers"). Maybe my lack of sports knowledge means that there could be other reasonable answers for the Tommy John tossup that I was just narrowmindedly not aware of, but the others seem ...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 36268

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Pop-Tarts (a foodstuff formerly called "Country Squares" that also has a "frosted" variety) For what it's worth, I thought that this might have been some kind of cereal like Shreddies or Mini-Wheats for a while. That's fair! I think some of this is the "hindsight is 20/20" thing, where since I buzz...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 36268

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Now that the set is cleared, a few more specific comments-- I believe there's an incorrect clue in the tossup on The Sting in packet 2, when it mentions that a poker game is played on a ship. I don't *think* there's a ship at all in that movie (Edit: Per Wikipedia, the scene in question, at least, h...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 36268

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Just to briefly weigh in with general thoughts. I thought this tournament was fun! However, I do think the set had a few systemic issues: This has been alluded to in the context of specific answer lines, but in general, I felt like pretty much every bonus part in this set was either easy (often on t...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP 2 Mirror @ Waterloo (02/11/12)
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

Re: TERP 2 Mirror @ Waterloo (02/11/12)

Thanks, Brian!

Since this was the last mirror, the set is hereby officially cleared for discussion. However, there's already been a discussion thread started in a private forum-- if you want to check out what's been said there, or add your comments, you can request it and I'll approve you.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (Jan. 29th)
Replies: 29
Views: 8753

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash IV (Jan. 29th)

I was also very disappointed with this tournament for a number of reasons, most of which had to do with the lack or near-lack of essential tournament infrastructure. The questions had many substantial issues that were detrimental to the tournament quality, but having chosen this tournament over anot...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP-NOLA at Tulane (1/21)
Replies: 10
Views: 2498

Re: TERP-NOLA at Tulane (1/21)

If anyone would like to discuss specifics of questions or give feedback, we'd love to have it, but please do it in the private forum-- you can request to join "TERP 2012 Discussion" if you played/moderated/staffed the set today and I can grant you access. Thanks!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

A private forum has been set up! Please feel free to request to join, though obviously only do so if you have already played or will not be playing the tournament. I look forward to hearing everyone's feedback!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

Team Susan Sarandon is a Baby-Eating Witch (Patrick, Grant, Tim and Eric) defeated UVA (David, Tommy, Evan A. and Evan N.) in a one-game final to win the tournament. Stats for all games can be found here I want to extend a massive thanks to everyone who came out to play, and especially to everyone w...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 52953

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

We are still looking for a couple of teams for TERP this Sunday, the day after BARGE (and also at UMD.) The tournament announcement can be found here; if you're interested, feel free to shoot me an email at logan.anbinder@gmail.com.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

Registration info: The tournament will be in Jimenez Hall; registration will be in the basement (room 0105) from 8:30-8:45, and rounds will start at 9.

Parking should be free on campus on Sunday in Lot 1, which is next to the tennis courts and a short walk from Jimenez.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

SirT wrote:VCU + Matt Weiner will be here.
Duly noted!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

Date error and field additions duly noted and changed accordingly! Thanks!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

The Canadian mirror has moved from McMaster to Waterloo; we're also still looking for mirror sites for the following regions:

Midwest
Southeast
Southwest
West Coast

Again, if anyone from these areas is interesting in mirroring TERP 2, please get in touch with me at the above address. Thanks!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 52953

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

The announcement for TERP 2 (subtitle pending) is in the Trash subforum and can be found here.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

The field thus far:

Delaware x3
Grant Colvin's team
Jerry et al.
Silver Screen Test All-Stars
Tejas Raje & Ian Lenhoff + 2
UVA
VCU/Matt Weiner

Free agents:
Dave Porter
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP 2 (Maryland Trash) 1/15/12
Replies: 18
Views: 7115

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: This is an announcement for the second incarnation of TERP (Trash Everyone Really Prefers,) a trash tournament written by members of the Maryland Academic Quiz Team and edited by myself, Logan Anbinder. TERP 2 will be held at the University of Maryland on Sunday, January 15, 2012, the...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)
Replies: 42
Views: 12900

Re: Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA)

So, the University of Maryland Quidditch team played this set a couple weeks ago (on buzzers graciously lent to us by MAQT,) and I thought I'd post a few general comments. Overall, this set was a blast to play, and I'll insert the usual caveat that the only reason the rest of this post will be more ...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash III General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2408

Re: Penn Bowl Trash III General Discussion

I agree with a couple of the most echoed comments here-- first of all, the set was a lot of fun to play, and the few criticisms I have really did not detract at all from my enjoyment of the set. Bonuses did seem to be interminable at times, and, as was the case last year, there was far more old TV t...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 11918

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

This was a lot of fun, as expected! Since there are mirrors running until the (very) relatively distant future, would it be possible to create a private forum for discussion?
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

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

The last PERV mirror was held yesterday, so everyone should feel free to discuss individual questions here.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

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

PERV ran today at the TIT mainsite at Maryland, with David Seal pulling ahead of Isaac Hirsch to win by 35 points. Since there's a delayed mirror of this set running after the Ohio SCT, please refrain from discussing specific questions in the set. However, Paul and I would love to hear everyone's ge...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18834

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

State College beat UVA in a one game final. Stats are here:

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Thanks to everyone who came out to play the tournament!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18834

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

magin wrote:Hey, do you need another moderator? I can come and staff.
That would be great, thanks!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18834

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

Logistics: Registration will be in room 0105 of good ol' Jimenez Hall. Please arrive by 8:45; the tournament should start promptly at 9. At the conclusion of TIT, Paul Marchsteiner and I will be running our visual trash tournament, PERV . Registration for PERV is $5 per person and should be a lot of...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

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

Yup, this is running after TIT.

Also, Minnesota will be running this event at some point for those in that area.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lames In Modern Tournaments
Replies: 12
Views: 2688

Re: Lames In Modern Tournaments

I don't think lames are an issue in terms of increasing the length of a round or necessitating the writing of more bonuses, but there are a couple reasons why I don't think they should be around. They're not inherently bad, but I don't think they lend themselves to use in most trash (or academic) to...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4343

PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11

This is an announcement for PERV (Popular Entertainment Represented Visually,) a visual trash tournament in the style of Mike Bentley's two iterations of Eyes That Do Not See. PERV will be written by myself (Logan Anbinder) and Paul Marchsteiner, two head writers of this year's TERP trash tournament...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5741

Re: General Discussion

I submitted the packets a few days ago, so hopefully they'll be up shortly.
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Berry College Terp Mirror 11-21: Part Deux!
Replies: 13
Views: 2296

Re: Berry College Terp Mirror 11-21: Part Deux!

There's a private discussion thread for TERP that you can request to join through the User Control Panel after the tournament. Enjoy!!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5741

Re: General Discussion

That clue in the Revolver tossup had a mistake that's since been fixed, but for the record the original tossup (with error included) was: One song on this album was motived by an acid-driven conversation with Peter Fonda. Another was, in its early stages, about “Ola Na Tungee” and had the working ti...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5741

Re: General Discussion

For reference, here's the tossup: In an upcoming game featuring this character, Yacker warns him that his nemesis has built planet sized amusement parks in order to capture the Wisps. In another game, this character is chased and captured by the G.U.N. Federation, and is freed from his captivity at ...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5741

Re: General Discussion

I think everyone's comments about the music tossups are well-founded. The questions that had those issues were almost all written by me, and it's something that I didn't notice until near the end of the writing process. Once I did, I tried to include more varied clues, but I do think lead-ins for mu...
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2677

Re: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10

There is now a private forum set up for TERP discussion. Please post here after you apply to join if you haven't already made it evident in this thread that you've played/heard the set. Thanks!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th
Replies: 54
Views: 11282

Re: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th

There is now a private forum set up for TERP discussion. Please post here after you apply to join if you haven't already made it evident in this thread that you've played/heard the set. Thanks!
by The Schopenhauer Power Hour
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5741

General Discussion

Hey everyone, Please feel free to discuss the questions here. If there's a consensus on wanting different threads for different types of questions or types of discussion, we can make more, but it seems to me to be conducive to discussion to keep it all in one place. I'm very interested in hearing ev...