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by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56299

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Even if there are some differences in belief between a one person thinks and mainstream quizbowl ideology, there is no good reason to completely disavow anything that isn't exactly like your own familiar brand of quizbowl. There is not one state organization that I can think of that has rules and qu...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50
Replies: 99
Views: 30203

Re: 2009-10 Preseason Top 50

It's nice to see a couple KY teams (Dunbar and Manual) ranked highly. One thing I like seeing from this poll is the fact that a lot of teams from a lot of different areas of the country are fielding strong, nationally competitve teams. This season should be fun to watch.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in tournaments at Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: Interest in tournaments at Centre?

Given that the tournament is coming up in about three weeks you should probably start formalizing invitations and format in order to avoid something similar to what happened last year. Maybe we shouldn't count on attending tournaments announced in preliminary "who would be interested" threads? Also...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

^Those are good choices for Russell, I think they'll be strong again this year. BTW, Grayson's coaching staff has changed with Mrs. Sharon Sloan taking over as head coach. Other than that, most of the same people are involved with the program as last year, although Mrs. Blain is taking a more active...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Sandy: thanks for the classy post. Let's move forward. Nick: The Board discussed this at its retreat Monday. Odds are very good JV Challenge will have a state-level second competition. Probably not this year, but almost certainly next. You're right there definitely is a gap in the market. That's de...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

OK, this is just an idea that I had the other day and probably won't come to fruition, but... I'm wondering if any teams would be interested in a Frosh/Soph state tournament sometime next spring? It's only an idea, and I don't have the materials, facilities, time, or money to run it, not to mention ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09) (NSC Qualifier)
Replies: 124
Views: 41183

Re: Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament (10/24/09)

I can attest to the fact that even with a team showing up very late, a slight lunch delay, and a medical emergency; Dunbar's tournament this past year was run very well and was received nicely by the teams that attended. We had enough time to go out and eat a nice meal at a Mexican restaurant after ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial
Replies: 30
Views: 4279

Re: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial

Tossup 1: Change a tire.

Tossup 2: Balance your checkbook.

Tossup 3: Get a prostate exam.

Tossup 4: Change a diaper at 3 o'clock in the f****n morning.

Tossup 5: Prove to a police officer that you aren't drunk. (Do not accept: bribe him)
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial
Replies: 30
Views: 4279

Re: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial

A whole lot of KAAC mathcomp questions have to do with things like trig ratios, derivatives, matrices, integrals, and systems of equations. Things that most people will never use in their everyday lives. The idea that mathcomp is needed because it's practical is way off-base, but becomes even weaker...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I know Danville had some pretty strong young players last year, so I expect they'll be good next year as long as those players stick with it. As for KAAC, we can all agree it's not perfect, but it's not the worst thing in the world either. I'd say it's probably middle of the road in the grand scheme...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Grayson loses me and Chris, but Cole and Scott are coming back to form half of next year's starting line up. Some of the stronger JV players like Julie will most likely move up to Varsity, but that's not for certain. There are some people who haven't played before who are joining, and former players...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Do not do this!
Replies: 53
Views: 6918

Re: Do not do this!

I demand a 3/3 Gambling distribution!!!! :wink:

In all seriousness, I don't know of a good reason for asking a question like this, especially if you're just going to disqualify certain ways to say an answer because of a technicality.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 10105

Re: 2008-2009 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

We talked about Influence of Sea Power Upon History in my AP US History class. While I probably wouldn't have powered it, I would have definitely gotten this TU on either Great White Fleet or Mahan. But I agree it's probably a tad bit too tough for an IS set, although a question on Mahan referencing...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Equal represenation in Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 5976

Re: Equal represenation in Quizbowl

Moderation staff, you say? Brilliant! Anyway, there are other issues here: 1) The damage CBI has done: Having an activity with a (unfortunately, fairly recent) racist past could very well drive away minorities interested in Quizbowl. And when an administrator in a minority school finds out that some...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Equal represenation in Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 5976

Re: Equal represenation in Quizbowl

I agree, we definitely need to work on getting rid of the "quizbowl is for rich White and Asian kids" stereotype. Our team hasn't had an African American or Hispanic member in recent memory, but there aren't a lot of minorities in our county. As for the gender balance, it's a different problem. We h...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22490

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

kldaace wrote:Monkeys can punch digits into calculators, humans can problem solve and find patterns.
Quizbowl is not the place to test any one of those skills.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 38036

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

Dunbar was really deep this year. Simply put, they had two of the top 4 (could argue top 3) teams in the state of KY this year, and will probably be pretty good next year (on a national level) with the people they have coming back from the top two teams. If Dunbar A faltered even a little bit, Dunba...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 14424

Re: 2009 NTAE

I'm guessing that is Johnson Central of Kentucky, the Governor's Cup State Champions. I know they went to NTAE this year. I wish these guys had went to NAQT or PACE, they are better than this tournament. As far as I know however, they return everyone for next year, so they'll have a chance to go to ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bloggin' about you-know-what
Replies: 110
Views: 11317

Re: Bloggin' about you-know-what

Whatever happened with the :chip: interview I heard about possibly taking place?
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22490

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I live in a state where 1/5 of the questions asked are Computational Math. I see the accomplishment of doing math well, and I respect it. But in the end, we live in fear of kids who can figure out a problem nearly instantly, rather than ones who are actual experts on the subject. We turn to a colleg...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56299

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I think computation tossups, if they are allowed to exist, sound completely stupid when written pyramidally. If there was a consensus to allow math to be a minor exception to the rule of pyramidality, than maybe they have a place. Although, we test knowledge in Quizbowl, not skill. I once competed i...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18381

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

I'm also a practicing Catholic, not just some idiot who wondered in off the street. The unique lead-in is the Jesuit theologian. However, upon further review, I was a little bit off base in my observations. I wasn't recognizing that the vague clue was what everyone was complaining about, and I apolo...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 18381

Re: NSC 09 question discussion

19. Jesuit theologian Benterim claimed that a thirteenth-century law decreed that pictures should be covered during this time period, and its beginning is defined by the Sunday closest to the feast day of St. Andrew the Apostle. Methodism holds that “Kingdomtide” precedes this event, and this event...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33401

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Maybe :chip: should just hand out real cigarettes as prizes. That way kids will have a way of dealing with the stress of suffering through a weekend of NAC. :wink: Anyway, the last stage of this thing starts tomorrow in Chicago. Is there anybody here even going? For that matter, does anyone here hav...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

So what's the situation on coaching changes? Does anyone know what Russell is doing in regards to their coaching situation? Are there other schools seeing staff changes this year?
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9867

Re: Texas '08-'09

I'm a little confused as to the notion that mainstream pyramidal questions (NAQT, HSAPQ) either are or should be harder than Chip questions. Part of the issue with speed-rewarding, one-clue questions is that, since they don't use multiple levels of clues to distinguish teams (either in tossups or, ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas '08-'09
Replies: 82
Views: 9867

Re: Texas '08-'09

We went to HSNCT on a wildcard bid and we never left the Commonwealth of Kentucky for any competitions. And while we may have been among the better teams in the state, we weren't exactly one of the top 3 teams or anything. As long as you've been competitive within your state, I think NAQT normally g...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33401

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

For longer than we can remember, we’ve had a tradition of giving away a pack of chocolate cigarettes every time a team sweeps a 60 Seconds category. They’ve become something of a cult item. In the past 12 months, three concerned adults, names unknown, have severally come to us earnestly requesting ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65150

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I think next year will be the tipping point where Kentucky starts to move from "Quick Recall" to more "Quiz Bowl". With tournaments like Dunbar, U of L, and hopefully what we're trying to do with ours, there should be ample oppurtunity for teams from all over the state to play pyramid style question...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33401

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

Well, to be honest, a couple of the Kentucky teams that went to NSC were barely competitve in poor regions, and may have expected the questions to be more like local Governor's Cup questions, which are less pyramidal. Don't fret over our state though, because a lot more KY teams will be heading in t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Road to NAC 2009
Replies: 35
Views: 5462

Re: The Road to NAC 2009

^Pretty much summed up everything that the entire mainstream quizbowl community has been saying for 10 years, and all of the reasons why we decided to not even waste our money on :chip: when we could go somewhere else. Although, I don't see anything wrong with chocolate cigarettes, I'm pretty open t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83085

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Well, I had fun at my first ever Academic event outside of Kentucky, and what will be my last event as a player. We went a very average 5-5 in the prelims, and could have gotten to the playoffs excepts St. Viator cleaned our clocks in the elimination game, they did a good job, and like most teams we...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu May 28, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33401

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

As someone who has played Quick Recall that uses Chip-like questions for 7 years, I will not deny that it is fun to play. But whenever it gets down to it, playing NAQT or PACE questions gives you a sense of accomplishment with answering a question, especially with a power, and to me that's more fun....
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 13, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 08-09
Replies: 256
Views: 36188

Re: Kentucky 08-09

Mr. Grannis, the tournament is hoping to be November 21, 2009. The whole post is up on the Tournament Announcements forum, and we are hoping that Fleming Co. can attend. And Emily, as a GSP alum from last summer, you will not regret skipping ACE Camp for GSP. Congratulations for making it, and I thi...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 13, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Grayson County Academic Tournament, November 2009 (CANCELED)
Replies: 14
Views: 2351

Grayson County Academic Tournament, November 2009 (CANCELED)

Ok, Grayson County High School in Leitchfield, KY is currently planning on hosting an NAQT tournament on November 21, 2009. This date may change if there is a conflicting tournament in the area on that day, but at the moment we don't know of anything. The tournament will be done using an NAQT IS, an...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

^Since most people would still dismiss it, I see no need to go over what I have already said, which is a legitimate argument if you go back and read everything I have said. Go ahead and lock the thread. I apologize for the inconvience. Also, he talked about "a whole area of a country" and made conje...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

No, that doesn't make sense, thanks for pointing it out. Maybe I meant Subjective. Really, I've come to the conclusion that I'm coming from a view that none of you will ever consider. I understand you hold dear certain things as "Academic", but I believe that we shouldn't be exclusionary and dissmis...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

Andrew, the post about SS, Science, etc is a response to why people need those subjects more than Fine Arts and Sports. It starts talking about Quiz Bowl when it says "Again, this is Quiz Bowl" Let may be very specific about this: I believe everything has academic value. The amount of value is objec...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

^Two people on our coaching staff, and several of my friends and family agree with me on this. If they had told me I'm wrong (which people don't have a problem doing, especially my mother) I would have stopped my arguments completely. You seriously can't think of Art inspired by Sports? How about Pi...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

EDIT: I apologize for having written a DBQ instead of a normal response over this. I'll refute the one thing I know, conclusively, is wrong. This ain't a DBQ- a Document Based Question- because you don't cite any documents. Studying for APs has paid off. EDIT: Also, what exactly is the rationale fo...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

Social Studies: explains our society and allows people to understand why things exist and why our society is the way it is. Also, Economics come in quite handy when it comes time to pay the bills, and Civics is vital for the health of our liberty. Psychology, Sociology, and Human Geography allow you...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

I'm a bit of a capitalizing freak, sorry about that. Anyway, how many schools do you know that require something like 3 Credits in Fine Arts or 2 Credits in Sports for graduation? :wink: Of course they're not important for a basic education, one of the central points of the American education system...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

The Fine Arts and Computer Science point is that no high school quiz bowl player is currently pursuing that as more than a hobby, and the people who are considering those things as a career (which is a minority) are most likely not actually doing a large amount of paid work in the field yet. Same th...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 11, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

There is an irreconcilable difference here. I believe Sports can be a worthy academic pursuit, while the rest of this particular message board doesn't. That's OK, but while I can't convince you to even consider my point, I will not accept yours either.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 10, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

^A lot of people do consider Art to be Academic, we've seen that here. As for people who don't, before Thomas Jefferson revolutionized the American education system with the University of Virginia, many colleges still based their curriculum off of the old "Liberal Arts" curriculum, that didn't alway...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 10, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

Many people view Art as important and academic, but many hold the belief it is not, and that was a belief of many in the academic community for many years. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. Many people view Sports as important and academic, but many in the academic community hold the belief the...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 10, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)

^ That's why I'm not an expert writer. Either way, many of you seem to be of the opinion that Art is more important and Sports are less important, while I believe both are equally important. This seems to be an irreconcilable difference, and I say we should all just agree to disagree. Maybe we can a...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 10, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Becoming a Good Social studies Player
Replies: 5
Views: 1600

Re: Becoming a Good Social studies Player

As long as your careful with looking for inaccuracies, Wikipedia is about as good a source of Social Studies knowledge that I have ever used. Also, read textbooks (college if you can get them) and lots of primary sources.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 10, 2009 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)

How about this question for you (keep in mind that I'm not an expert question writer): " After defeating Western Samoa and France, they faced New Zealand in the Championship game of the World Cup. This country's national team had been barred from the two previous (*) Rugby World Cups for political r...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 10, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 12773

Re: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)

What I was trying to say is that neither should be considered "trash" because you can't really determine whether or not something is more important than another without using some sort of double standard. The point comes down to where do you replace the questions that you remove. If you call Sports ...