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by blazer06
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29886

Also, last year at NAQT, we almost didn't get credit for answering "Qin Shihuang" for "Shihuangdi." I don't even understand where "Shihuangdi" comes from. There is not a single Chinese person who would refer to him as "Shihuangdi"--and yes, I have asked several Chinese people to make sure, and they...
by blazer06
Mon May 15, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 70529

At RM... haha, the only rap question all day. the other music question I got was "Smoke Two Joints" by Sublime only because my brother owns that CD. I'll look forward to playing some college trash with Dave Porter next year... Acutally, there was round 1: "His first album, The College Dropout *buzz"...
by blazer06
Sat May 13, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery Rumble on the Pike III
Replies: 49
Views: 20570

I thank Chris and the rest of RM for a great tournament that was well-run with excellent questions (although the lack of a question on hemorraghic fevers is a disappointment), and finishing rather early as well. It was a truly good way to end the Blair seniors' quizbowl careers (we're not going to a...
by blazer06
Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland NAQT Championships
Replies: 13
Views: 6231

Yeah we'll be there. Can I unofficially register one team and one buzzer system here?
Our coach should be sending an official registration thing tommorow.
I also assume that's $50?
by blazer06
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walter Johnson Tournament (WJIAT) 3/18/06 Bethesda, Maryland
Replies: 46
Views: 20899

I lied. Register us for 3 teams. Thanks.
by blazer06
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walter Johnson Tournament (WJIAT) 3/18/06 Bethesda, Maryland
Replies: 46
Views: 20899

Yeah we'll probably go to WJ, which saves us 2 hours in the car with David whining about how "early" he got up to come. We'll probably take 1 team, maybe 2.

Edit/ yes we'll probably go to UVA.
by blazer06
Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34371

We have a few girls, although most only joined this year, and I think at least half of our A team will be girls next year after we leave...among the underclassmen on our team, I actually feel the girls are better than the guys...and they do fill in gaps on lit/art/music quite well. Of course, they a...
by blazer06
Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Open - Dec 10
Replies: 24
Views: 8951

It was a great run tournament, especially at the beginning, you guys pulled the swiss pairing really quite well (and on time); I know our team definitely had a lot of fun. supposedly, the final match came down to overtime between gonzaga and blair and gonzaga won by 5 points. congrats to them and al...
by blazer06
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 14428

I don't remember the exact wording, but we missed the one on Mexican geography, and distances between cities. Oh yeah, that one about which cities were farthest from Cabo and some other city. We said Cancun/Cozumel, which was decidedly wrong. I think we also guessed Ciudad Juarez and some other bor...
by blazer06
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 14428

There seemed to be fewer horrible jokes this year, but maybe that's because the person we have using the computer immediately skipped any joke screen (to avoid having to see the puns). I made our typist do that. I would also scream expletives at the screen when they came up; the other seniors would...
by blazer06
Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Results Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 14428

We got 1723, which was lower that what we'd hoped for. I hate KMO, i'm not really sure why, but I just have a general disgust for the format, the questions, and the puns. Especially the puns.
by blazer06
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware Fall Open - Dec 10
Replies: 24
Views: 8951

I hope we can make it, despite the snow, seeing as MoCo gets the living crap scared out of it by anything more than 2 inches. But then again, our coach is from Boston, so I think he can drive us without too many problems on saturday.
by blazer06
Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Univ of Virginia Cavalier Open III - Saturday 2006-02-18
Replies: 43
Views: 18081

Thanks for your concern; go ahead with 2/18...we're not even close to being ready for that.
by blazer06
Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 70529

She defeated Democrat Erskine *buzz*

answer: Liddy Dole
by blazer06
Sun Oct 02, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT JIAT 2005 Official Announcement--Live updates!
Replies: 20
Views: 10234

Much like bigtrain, I'd like to thank TJ for an extremely well-run tournament, and being especially accomodating and letting us participate even with our TV taping. Congratulations to RM A for simply kicking ass, as well. Furthermore, gracious thanks to bigtrain for his congratulations, although I m...
by blazer06
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your school schedules!
Replies: 20
Views: 10014

wow i'm actually doing this:

AP Psychology
AP Economics
AP Human Geography(contrary to popular belief, it IS a class)
AP US History
Law
English 12
Marine Biology
Linear Algebra
by blazer06
Thu Sep 01, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 27472

Dan Greenstein wrote:How is your prom preventing you from going to NAQT HSNCT?
Well, half our team is insistent on going to prom, I'm a little on the borderline myself(hey, its senior year). Although I just might be crazy enough to go to both.
by blazer06
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 27472

Our coach emailed by the producer, who then forwarded the email to the team. We're taping October 1, March 11(hopefully), then April 29(really hopefully). Of course...this means we can't go to TJ's tournament. Dammit...two blows in 2 days. We can't go to NAQT this year either, seeing as our prom is ...
by blazer06
Mon May 23, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81337

haha thanks for the honorable mention. we dont have any seniors either. which may/may not be a good thing, cuz i think we finally have the "real" blair A at naqt.
by blazer06
Mon May 23, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Blair 'Last Chance' Its Academic Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

Yeah, sorry to everybody that was hoping to go; we had about 4 teams sign up, which just wasnt enough.
by blazer06
Thu May 19, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

haha good luck everybody. in both your TV taping and at prom.
by blazer06
Wed May 18, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

I say RM; partially cuz they won by the largest margin in the semis, but also cuz they just seem to have a slight edge over wj and blake sans braun; but still, it seems pretty much even.
by blazer06
Sat May 14, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81337

United does it; it was done rather recently. They did plan to offer it awhile back, but then they decided to route that flight to Beijing instead.
United also flies direct flights from San Francisco to Shanghai as well; its "only" 12 hours then.
by blazer06
Mon May 02, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA/MD/DC '05-'06 Date Claiming Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 9292

Blair is planning to have a tournament October 22, 2005, and February 18, 2006. Of course, if it ends up like most Blair tournament plans....
by blazer06
Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

Blair lost to Blake, sans Michael Braun by 40 points(I think).

I, who didn't tape, sarcastically yell at my team for not letting me. :razz:

//edited twice for my grammatical inadequacy.
by blazer06
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/23/05 - Rumble on the Pike - Richard Montgomery
Replies: 34
Views: 18691

pardon my igorance, but whats a power bracket? i still dont exactly get how it works.
by blazer06
Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Blair 'Last Chance' Its Academic Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

The Blair 'Last Chance' Its Academic Tournament

Blair High School, in Silver Spring, Maryland , will be holding the Blair 'Last Chance' Its Academic Tournament, on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 and we will be using NAQT question set IS-50 ; please do not register if you have played the question set before. Typical NAQT untimed format (of 20 tossups and u...
by blazer06
Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GDS cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 1724

Yes, we(Blair) would.
by blazer06
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Maryland NAQT HS Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 5727

by blazer06
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321848

Reader: "This 5-letter word can be placed in front of all these following to make new words or phrases: grip, row, march, valley, trap..."

Our captain: "Booby"
by blazer06
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Switching A and B Teams
Replies: 27
Views: 14264

Personally, I think it's somewhat like sandbagging, especially if it is to get into a harder bracket; although it could be justifiable, as determining which team is A and which team is B does have a certain amount of gray area attached. Also, if not all 8 players(or at least a good 6 of em) agree, t...
by blazer06
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

blair, if we can get enough money, will be at both.
by blazer06
Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

wow, blair totally bombed(2-4). congrats to RMA and Blake for being undefeated.

And also, wth, the Centennial kid's older than me??!
by blazer06
Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

We have 5 fresh/sophs, but they could use a lot of training and practice to be good. I think it can be done, as '06(woot) Blair Quizbowl is a bunch of overachieving slavedrivers.
by blazer06
Sat Mar 12, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

1. RM A/C(Whatever the real name is)
uh....thats all I have so far. Which upperclassmen are going? I definitely am, my coach assigned me to "babysitting"
by blazer06
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

Yes, Machel Duchamp, I think most people do not like the "What word goes in front of x, y, z, a, b, and c to form other words etc" questions. I remember one instance particulary unfondly(although it's not Keegan's questions, it's faux Blair A's captain), which was, "Which word goes in front of the f...
by blazer06
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

I'll agree with both Howard and Bigtrain here, Keegan and It's Academic Questions are actually very similar, save the format which differs. Both styles usually have a very obvious giveaway at some point, at which point the question does become a buzzerrace. Keegan questions, in my experience, have a...
by blazer06
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

Sorry about the question answers; one was from TJ house-written and the other from IS-46(which I dont think will be played anymore, but yes I know its still 'illegal'). I agree with bigtrain in this case, the keegan questions can get rather repetitive(we got 'sake' at practice in the car using old k...
by blazer06
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 7071

Thank you, but our team's overriden my plans :mad: :sad: , especially since 2 of our best players have other commitments.
by blazer06
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spotswood's ACT II - March 19
Replies: 13
Views: 7071

We (Montgomery Blair, Silver Spring, MD) might be attending as well.

Also, a question about the format, is there conferring? (waits for cautious yes after playing too much NAQT)

Is it still too late to register?
by blazer06
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 14064

shameless plug for me: 1) Lisa Murkowski, R-AK 2) ?? 3) Harry M Reid, D-NV 4) Robert Byrd - D-WV 5) I'm guessing Joe Biden(either him or Tom Carper) - D-DE 6) Barack Obama - D-IL 7) John Kerry - D-MA 8) Jim Bunning - R-kY 9) Orrin Hatch - R-UT 10) Arlen Specter - R-PA 11) uh...Ted Stevens R-AK? 12) ...
by blazer06
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38873

thanks for the shoutout to the real A team :grin: (can you see my ego inflating?). Although at NAQT, we are 1-1 with RM, 1-0 against ER and 0-3 to Blake, but only after losing on the last question 3 times(by 5 points twice on questionable circumstance). The first, the moderator accepted my teammates...
by blazer06
Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: gonzaga tournament?
Replies: 7
Views: 4200

sorry, what i said came off slightly harsher than I perceived. I still enjoyed the tournament, so I'd definitely recomment you go, but the questions stick out in my mind. And maybe I'm confusing this with GDS.
by blazer06
Sun Mar 06, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: gonzaga tournament?
Replies: 7
Views: 4200

Yes, Gonzaga was 10/16 last year and was not NAQT The questions, if I recall correctly, were a combination of TU/bonus and straight TU, or maybe all straight TU. Not sure. As to the questions themselves, I found the questions sub-par, my nice way of saying they pretty much sucked; they were rather c...
by blazer06
Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland High School Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 2168

I think that April 17th would be a better date, as May 3 is the beginning of APs and yes, April 30 is the Itsac Semifinal; having both days occupied the day before APs start would probably not be a great idea.
by blazer06
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 9th Annual ASFA Invitational Results
Replies: 26
Views: 14064

hmm...which senators did they have? I think after 6 months, I have all 100 down.
by blazer06
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Maryland NAQT HS Championship
Replies: 11
Views: 5727

Just wondering, what's the field so far?
by blazer06
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45720

Yeah, its state governors, current break is 22-28; I would say 50 too, as in houses of State Legislatures(there are only 99 state legislatures; Nebraska's is unicam and nonpartisan)...but that's a little too obscure.
by blazer06
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45720

so...pardon my ignorance, but how do you qualify for PACE; is it top 4, or top 8 at a tournament, or does that vary?
by blazer06
Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321848

not really a question/neg, but bad enough:
(at TJ, 1/15) on a bonus:
Convert 55 to base 2

Me: "one - one - zero - one - one -*pause*- three - one"