Search found 364 matches

by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 31481

Mmmm, "Gigli." That's....yeah too easy. This is an old favorite of mine from watching it on HBO every summer when I was in elementary school: "I'm Jo-Jo the ice cream clown, we'll give you a stick, you'll give it a lick. And it'll tickle you all the way down. Ice cream, ice cream, we ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crystal Pepsi
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Crystal Pepsi

Nothing, apart from New Coke, says BAAAAAD soda idea better. For those of you who wish to fondly remember its halcyon days in the early 90's, put on Blind Melon's "No Rain" and pretend to crack open one of these:

http://crystalpepsi.captainmike.org/crystal_bottle5.jpg
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Vanilla Coke
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

Vanilla Coke

Mix it with rum, tastes like Malibu and coke only at an acceptable level of proof.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 31481

Next: "I've been ionized, but I'm okay now." Eric That's from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. I will give a million internets to anyone who can correctly guess this (translated) line from this 1960s-era movie: "We will go down to the sea together... naked....
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Mar 19, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is Van Halen the most disfunctional band of all time?
Replies: 26
Views: 7901

Fleetwood Mac since its inception has been waaaay more dysfunctional than Van Halen could ever hope to be, what with band members wandering off mid tour to join cults, and all the bandcest and drugs.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 31481

Jon Pinyan, I have no idea what that is. Way to bring the game to a crashing halt with your words, much like when you speak in your relationships with women.

Next up, one of my all time favorites:
"Watch out, he's got a candy cane!"
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 31481

Kull the Conqueror. Though Donald Taylor has some familiarity with that phrase when you replace 3000 with 25 and 19 with 13 and then reverse the order of the ages.

"I am going to make you as happy as a baby Psychlo on a straight diet of kerbango."
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 31481

The chronic-les of Riddick. "Prepare for a bitter harvest; winter has come at last!" That's from Batman & Robin, aka the film where George Clooney claims to have played Batman as gay. But there's no way he was acting any gayer than whoever posted that quote. "It must be weird, no...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who wants to write some Jason Mueller slash?
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Sigh, looks like it's up to me to get it started: THIS IS FICTION. ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ANYONE REAL, DEAD, OR UNREAL IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL. DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED. "The Initiation" Jason Mueller was on top of the world! He had long realized his dream of attending CBI Nationa...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who wants to write some Jason Mueller slash?
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

I'll add it to my list of Things I'm Going to Hell For :twisted:
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who wants to write some Jason Mueller slash?
Replies: 10
Views: 4097

Who wants to write some Jason Mueller slash?

Because you know, it might be the only way he gets to have sex. Ever...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Challenge for Jason Mueller
Replies: 38
Views: 13950

I get the feeling this challenge could look a lot like this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GiGksKZNFkg
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 41038

I remember kicking a chair once, but never throwing one. Also, I've scored pretty high (40+) on those online AQ tests, so I may actually be slightly autistic, or more likely, as Aspie (social ineptitude, mad math skills, and adherence to routines, so I'm 3/3 on major indicators). By the way, not ev...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - University of Maryland - Results
Replies: 38
Views: 17753

Re: grievances

Here's how everything happened: We found out last week at NAQT that there were only two or three non-Princeton teams and one of those was from twenty minutes away in New Brunswick. We suggested to ACF that it might make more sense to have the tournament at Princeton. I don't believe this was a ridi...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Finding a consensus on good quizbowl
Replies: 47
Views: 14271

Part of what needs to be looked at is who your audience is, what are their expectations, and how much time do you need to change them. Originally WUHSAC was run on NAQT questions. That lead ballooned. HARD. In Missouri, some coaches (certainly mine) looked at the invitationals, conference tourney, e...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 35145

Do we know for sure if there are going to be 3 bids for the co-champs in d2 from the south SCT? D2 will be hard to gauge w/o that knowledge and w/o stats from the Iowa sectional.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27798

dude sean, i don't mean to be rude, but you are being a total asshole for no reason (not to mention dense). first of all andrew was posting to head off a discussion of exactly how many hockey questions there were and what followed. your response points out the result of his post had the ironic effe...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27798

Just so this doesn't become the 100th tournament discussion thread to become derailed by a discussion of hockey questions, I thought I'd remark that there were exactly four hockey questions in the set. Hey, I provided these numbers because I DIDN'T want this thread to be derailed by a discussion of...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27798

Perhaps Olympic sports should be its own subdistribution? That should cover the underrepresented sports Dr. Chuck mentions.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27798

That's still major overrepresentation for hockey. I'm sorry, it's just not a major sport in North America anymore. 6:6:5:2 may be more appropriate. 6:6:5:4 seems more than adequate representation to me. Saying it's "not a major sport in North America" first discounts the existence of Cana...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27798

Andrew can tell you that I don't like basketball, and yet I'm not calling for its elimination. I don't appreciate having thoughts put into my head, or motives put into my heart. You're still not supporting the argument that hockey deserves less than co-equal status with anything other than an asser...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 27798

That's still major overrepresentation for hockey. I'm sorry, it's just not a major sport in North America anymore. 6:6:5:2 may be more appropriate. 6:6:5:4 seems more than adequate representation to me. Saying it's "not a major sport in North America" first discounts the existence of Cana...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: South SCT (02/10/07) hosted by Ok State
Replies: 28
Views: 15072

Lenzy I wasn't being serious on the other board vis a vis the autobid; I was speaking with a knee jerk reaction. You guys did have to overcome more than your fair share of difficulties for which I totally sympathize, and I'm glad to hear that apart from the issues raised everyone seemed to have a go...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: South SCT (02/10/07) hosted by Ok State
Replies: 28
Views: 15072

I would have had others vote against the policy of tiebreakers as useless and artificial in the last NAQT survey. But then, reason continues not to be the strong point of this group anyway.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Plagiarism is awesome
Replies: 36
Views: 13727

Plagiarism should always be exposed when it is found. It serves no good to keep instances of it secret, as that just allows the problem to continue unchecked. Matt's actions outed a plagiarist to his teammates (not the community) and now that person's teammates know to keep a tighter rein on him/her...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Jun 17, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement thread
Replies: 12
Views: 6609

I'm leaving Tulsa for Saint Louis University. I don't plan on participating in any academic tournaments but I plan on staying active in TRASH (my TRASH alias is Jose Cuervo) for at least the next three years. I'm unsure as of yet if I'm going to stick with my old team, become a free agent, or start...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat May 06, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MO State Championships
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

I was going to ask what the normal scoring range ought to be, but then again... I guess each correct tossup was 10 points each? Then I'll agree with you: what's up with thaaat? Obviously the questions offended the Missouri sense of quiz bowl aesthetic. :roll: :razz: 4 quarters done as follows: Quar...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat May 06, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MO State Championships
Replies: 13
Views: 5477

MO State Championships

Most of you do not care (rightly so, because hey why should you?) about this event, so this is for the 5 or so of us who do: In what has to be one of the most low scoring (i.e. embarrassingly low) tourneys in MSHSAA's 11 years, the winners of the state championships were as follows: 1A TJ Ind over T...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals Results
Replies: 11
Views: 6875

Is my description of what happens accurate? The moderator cannot finish any more words when the time runs out regardless of whether the question he/she is completing is a tossup or bonus. If a player has buzzed in before time is called he/she may answer after the whistle. I don't know what the rule...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic (collegiate academic QB) at UTC 4/22/06
Replies: 11
Views: 5799

Chris Frankel wrote:I think the funny thing is that aside from the two finalists, Illinois and UCLA, CBI Nationals had a much weaker field than either division at Moon Pie.
Cough cough. We may not go to every ACF but at least WUSTL's more active than U. Mass. Lowell.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 MO Districts
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Re: 2006 MO Districts

My school, South Callaway HS, qualified for MSHSAA (Missouri) state competition on Saturday in a nail-biter upset over last year's victor, Osage. During the district championship game last year, Osage swamped us with a humiliating 375-80 (approx.) defeat. We felt this happening again during morning...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT Real-Time (sorta) Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 5647

Re: Quick NAQT Final Results

Overall: Cal-Berkeley defeats Illinois in Final. Chicago A third after beating VCU in tiebreaker UG: Williams A defeated Chicago B. Chicago B had defeated Carleton for the right to play in the finals. DII: Stanford defeats Harvard in one game final. Stanford and Harvard won tiebreaker games (Stanfo...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 53483

Since Dan brought up CBI, I thought I'd go off on a tangent: When did NAQT packets get so short? This was the first SCT I have played since 2001 (and here I date myself), when I recall packets having 28 tossups. If my notes and memory are to be trusted, the D1 packets I played this weekend had 26 t...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Midwest Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6131

Actually Truman A was in the lower playoff bracket, so they are 9th place. From what I can tell, it goes 4-6 Ill/Nwest/WashU 7 Cincy A 8 Truman B 9 Truman A 10 WashU B 11 Eureka and so forth... (which, upon checking, is how NAQT has the teams ranked on their website) Yeah so basically what Sudheer ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Midwest Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6131

The stats have been updated to reflect both the finals game in Division I and the playoffs of Division II. There was an error made in determining the final standings for Division II. The top four teams are as follows: 1. Michigan (11-0) 2. Depauw (9-2) 3. Chicago (8-3) 4. UIUC (7-4) I apologize to ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC Results?
Replies: 12
Views: 7106

As to your comment in the Off-Topic section , it is far more likely that this question was written based on the story, as opposed to the random comment in a quiz bowl forum. To my knowledge, only allythin and myself actively participate on these forums among the WUHSAC question writers, and neither...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC Results?
Replies: 12
Views: 7106

jonpin wrote:(3) Dunbar B def (6) Ladue A by 10-20 points
Actually if memory serves me correctly Dunbar B won by 5 points 270-265.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 8699

Wow, when you said "old thread", you weren't kidding. Anyway, I think the key lesson from the blast from the past linked above is that quizbowlers should not attempt to operate a "wall of shame" or "pillary" (sic) of any sort, lest they end up acting despicably and acc...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheating?
Replies: 18
Views: 8699

Not to bump an old thread but this is my first real experience in qb with cheating http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quizbowl/message/7584 It is also one of the stronger circumstantial cases of cheating I have ever seen. I'm not one to suggest blacklisting but I noticed that in Missouri and most other s...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

There are short-lived 70's TV shows that I would argue are significant. First and foremost: The Night Stalker . A series of 2 made-for-TV movies and 20 hour-long episodes airing from 1971-74. Apart from being one of the first series to place a vampire in a modern setting, as well as the first movie...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Business of TRASH
Replies: 21
Views: 10722

TRASH isn't going to change. They're more interested in providing old-person questions for their old-person audience than in finding out what college-aged players know or what style of questions they prefer. Which is fine; if old people want to play bad questions, then they ought to be able to do s...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

Yes I know, you counted them out loud for all of us to hear. Your behavior at TRASH regionals was grossly des-pic-able (damn you Ray Sun). I have never in my life seen anyone enter a tournament under such bad faith for the pure purpose of bitching about it afterward (as well as during). This count ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

Mike you made moderators and competitors visibly uncomfortable when you were winning and were audibly counting tu's you had no idea about from round 1 to 10. Do not act innocent. You were a pain in the ass. You put your teammates in the untennable position of having to keep me from screaming at you ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

Dear Mr. Tsouris, Yes I know, you counted them out loud for all of us to hear. Your behavior at TRASH regionals was grossly des-pic-able (damn you Ray Sun). I have never in my life seen anyone enter a tournament under such bad faith for the pure purpose of bitching about it afterward (as well as du...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 3:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

Incidentally, TRASH Regionals averaged 5.6 tossup answers that I'd never heard of per round. MaS Dear Mr. Tsouris, Yes I know, you counted them out loud for all of us to hear. Your behavior at TRASH regionals was grossly des-pic-able (damn you Ray Sun). I have never in my life seen anyone enter a t...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

I calculated these numbers from all the thusfar available stats (8 of 10 ACF Fall sites, 5 of 10 TRASH sites). These numbers are for ALL games that were played. Average points scored by two teams per game: ACF 440 (55%), TRASH 366 (46%) Total tossup conversion: ACF 85%, TRASH 74% Total bonus conver...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 29146

Re: double standard?

hey, I just wanted to point out something.. So I was looking at stats from the Northwest ACF/TRASH combo... Interesting how the top team at ACF there puts up 354 points a game or whatever, (with close to 17 ppb), while the top TRASH team puts up only 208 points a game with 14 ppb or so. Am I the on...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Nov 08, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Regs at WUSTL
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Might help if I put this here too...or something. This is a reminder to midwestern teams: Trash regionals will once again be hosted at Washington University in St. Louis on November 20th, the Sunday after the eleventh GIT. I belive I set out the price schematic in a previous post, here are the teams...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Regs at WUSTL
Replies: 1
Views: 1789

Trash Regs at WUSTL

Sorry to get this out so late, but here goes. For the third time, WUAT will be hosting the midwest edition of TRASH Regionals at WUSTL. This will occur the day after our annual Gateway Tournament which Jon talked about on the Y! board, times and rooms tbd. The pricing for the tournament will be as f...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2005 Announcement of Hosts
Replies: 10
Views: 8171

Of course, on average, Tennessee gets about 110,000 fans per game. My guess is UIUC gets a good 50,000 or so, but there really isn't any comparison between the two programs as far as attendence/congestion goes. As someone who has been to many a Vol game, I can attest to the general bedlam that is K...