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by Papa's in the House
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 21878

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (10/2/10)

Attending Harding (1) NIU (1) Kevin Malis/Nolan Winkler (1) Michigan (3) Ohio State (3) Western Kentucky (1) Lawrence (1) Wisconsin (1) Northwestern (1) U of Chicago (3) Eureka (1) WUSTL (3) Minnesota (2) Truman State (3) Drake (2) Carleton (1) Michigan State (2) Moraine Valley CC (1) Chimichanga (...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 21878

EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10

See the most recent post. This is an announcement for the EFT mirror held at UIUC on October 2, 2010. We will be mirroring the merged EFT/MCMNT set, so see here for further information. Location This tournament will be held in the English Building which is located on Wright Street, just east of the ...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Date Claim: Illinois Novice (MCMNT) October 16th 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1810

Re: Date Claim: Illinois Novice (MCMNT) October 16th 2010

I want to quickly update this with some new announcements. We will now be hosting EFT at UIUC on October 2nd, 2010. I will also be taking over from Ike as TD. If you are interested in attending our mirror, you should contact me (you can copy my email address from the button under my username) about ...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl
Replies: 26
Views: 5996

Re: Attracting People to Quiz Bowl

David Riley wrote:Oh, and WHICH University High School?
Yeah, this is pretty much what I was wondering, too. Depending on which university you are affiliated with, you could likely get their help.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ideal Trash Distribution
Replies: 23
Views: 3787

Re: Ideal Trash Distribution

One argument against video games that I find particularly resonant is that you are capitally screwed on most video game questions if you don't have primary knowledge, i.e. you've played the game. If that argument held true, you wouldn't see Micah Hodosh put up the large number of points he did at T...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39112

Re: CO Lit 2010

Stats should be found here. Let me know if you can't view them; I know that there have been problems with access in the past. EDIT: I forgot to mention, I don't have 6 rounds for all teams because not all teams actually played 6 rounds (due to some people suddenly deciding to leave halfway through ...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 25588

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

Engineering, Business, and Law are just as important to our society as Biology or Chemistry and certainly more important than Juan Carlos Onetti. But we don't have many questions on Engineering, Business, or Law because they are not as "playable" as other topics. Then, as Jonathan Magin recommended...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5229

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

This tournament was definitely worth only getting two hours of sleep for. I liked a lot of what came up (finally Battlestar Galactica shows up somewhere) and some of the questions made me laugh (like the bonus on Hackers actors that aren't Angelina Jolie). I wish I had slowed down and thought out a ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51322

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I don't know who this "Charlie" is on my team, but he sure looked a lot like Trevor. Not to mention that those stats don't seem to be very accurate for me, since I got a lot more that one question in the playoffs. They aren't. I haven't played in a tournament where they were accurate, though, so at...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39112

Re: CO Lit 2010

Not that this should shock anyone, but I have decided to take a 2.5 hour nap rather than enter in the stats from a very messy CO Lit that did not even end yet. If this tournament resumes later today, someone should send me those stats.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51322

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

I'm sorry to say this but Nalin or any other free agents, would you be interested in joining my team? I learned today that Jon and Sam both dropped. I apologize to Marnold and Charles for this. Message me if you want to join our team. This solves the Team 18 problem. I figure we can take any one of...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51322

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Or you could just let Greg and I keep our spot that we registered for many months in advance, playing with the two new people that Greg described above. This is not unlike what Steven Canning's team just did. Greg and I never asked to be removed from the field and we never said we weren't going to ...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39112

Re: CO Lit 2010

devise a format that has... 4 teams playing each other at once. If I understand Ike correctly when he explained this to me, this is exactly what he means by a shootout. If you combine into teams of 4 that would make it easier for me as statskeeper (and maybe him for determining a schedule?), but I ...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39112

Re: CO Lit 2010

Will update, that free agent list is a bit wrong. You'd do your best to contact them correctly, as I'm sure Graham isn't coming. It appears to be more than "a bit wrong." If you're post in the logistics thread is correct, then you may want to keep track of who you have reading as well. I will resta...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein
Replies: 44
Views: 13916

Re: ATTN CO attendees: logistics herein

I took team trophy acceptance photos form NAQT ICT @ ORD, and I could give complimentary 8" X 10"s to anyone this weekend. I already have made them for Minnesota, and I should make some more for Harvard. I also took team photos of Chicago, Penn, Michigan, Carleton, Brown, Clemson, Rice, and 1 other...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13766

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

If anyone who lives near the Gurnee/Libertyville area needs a ride and is participating in some shape or form at CO and CO Lit on Saturday and CO Trash on Sunday, let me know via email and I can probably provide a ride. I will likely leave my house at 7:00 AM both days and hope that I don't see the ...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Jul 09, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31858

Re: DATE CLAIM: Minnesota Open III (11.13.10-11.14.10)

I just noticed that this date is the same as that for HFT V. Yeah, my guess is that it's because MCMNT took the traditional (well, as much as two tournaments establishes tradition) MO date. It's a shame they couldn't have found a better date, but hey, we'll save money on plane tickets. Nope, it's b...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open
Replies: 157
Views: 51322

Re: Announcement: Paul Goodman Memorial Open

Micah Hodosh is playing with Craig Messner et al.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Since I always seem to miss you on Facebook, Jeff, it will just be me and one other person from my high school. Feel free to combine us with whomever for CULT and we'll play as a pair for BELFAST.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Sorry for the late response. I got back from Kansas City (with sporadic Internet access) earlier today. Two of our five writers opted out of the project (and subsequently, their writing assignments) within the last week, so it doesn't look promising. I'll do what I can, but the completion of this s...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 100000

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

There's a small chance I might be able to staff this.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57103

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

dtaylor4 wrote:gently and lovingly caress
I didn't know Donald Taylor had an emotional side :wink:
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I'm still in and might be bringing an alum from my old high school.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6285

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

Do you think you could pass this set along to Jeff Geringer? I'd like to play it at the Land of Lincoln Throwdown Tournament (so long as other people are interested and Jeff is OK with hosting it).
by Papa's in the House
Sun May 30, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7811

Re: Getting Good at History

While short, the Foundations of Modern History book "The 'Thirty Years War' and the Conflict for the European Hegemony 1600-1660" is a pretty in-depth book regarding this particular series of conflicts and the people/nations/etc. involved.
by Papa's in the House
Sat May 29, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77905

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

My "Check Engine" light went on while returning from what turned out to be an unnecessary drive to the HSNCT hotel yesterday. I will no longer be able to participate in this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Thu May 27, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24315

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Is there any way to get a list of parking locations nearby this hotel (preferably ones that don't need to be paid for)? EDIT: Now that the right string of words was entered, I have answered my own question. This map of the Skybridge shows the closest parking locations. So far as I'm aware, the Rosem...
by Papa's in the House
Tue May 25, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Creator-Creation Rule
Replies: 21
Views: 2681

Re: Creator-Creation Rule

What about this scenario: "William Faulkner, Bernice Bobs Her Hair." In this instance, the respondent has still given the correct answer but has appended completely inaccurate information. Should he/she be punished? I'm actually still not sure because if someone buzzed in and said "It's the dude wh...
by Papa's in the House
Tue May 25, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Creator-Creation Rule
Replies: 21
Views: 2681

Re: Creator-Creation Rule

What about this scenario: "William Faulkner, Bernice Bobs Her Hair." In this instance, the respondent has still given the correct answer but has appended completely inaccurate information. Should he/she be punished? I'm actually still not sure because if someone buzzed in and said "It's the dude wh...
by Papa's in the House
Sun May 23, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5477

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

Susan's suggestion of sending around a list of what you think will come up for current events and link's to stories on those subjects is a pretty good idea. If possible, read up on old copies of The Economist, Time, etc., but be realistic (since you've only got a week left). You should also probably...
by Papa's in the House
Wed May 19, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Is this going to start at the usual 9:00 AM start time? I'm attempting to get someone from my high school to come play this tournament and need more information.
by Papa's in the House
Mon May 17, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Have you figured out what sets you'll be using for this tournament (both academic and trash)? I'd like to playtest the CULT set if you're not using it (though I'd prefer to see you guys use the CULT set for this tournament).
by Papa's in the House
Mon May 17, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Movie Side Event 20XX
Replies: 30
Views: 4286

Re: All-Movie Side Event 20XX

With Mike's recent post about the all TV set, I was wondering if anyone had any updates about this set.
by Papa's in the House
Wed May 12, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Or, you know, you could mirror Sun 'n' Fun if Ahmad's interested.
Or, you know, mirror this set. I know that some people from UIUC were interested in playing this set at our last meeting.
by Papa's in the House
Wed May 12, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 17437

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

I don't think a great deal of the UIUC contingent is going to CULT. Put me down as a free agent for this.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7988

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

As the author of that question, I guess I might have put "one type of these," to disambiguate, or even just changed the answer line to accept "golden" apples. However, I find your line of reasoning bizarre; there's no reason to make the answer "golden apples," (which would be harder and also incorr...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77905

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Morraine Man wrote: Free Agents
Charles Martin
Fixed
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7988

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

To contribute productively: "golden apples" was accepted in our room because it was clearly a buzz off a golden apples clue; I think those things should generally be accepted when possible. (It's of course correct strategic play to always buzz with apples and give more information when prompted, so...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7988

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

Perhaps the writer of the apples tossup (question 20 in Brown A's packet) can help me understand why they wrote the tossup the way they did. I researched the stories before the Norse myth clues and it appears that the last 6 of 8 lines in the tossup apply to stories involving "golden apples," while ...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77905

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

It appears I will be in town for this, so I am still looking for a teammate.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)
Replies: 82
Views: 33535

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)

Yeah, this was an amazingly well-run tournament. I enjoyed playing this set (even if I didn't know the answers most of the time).
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)
Replies: 82
Views: 33535

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)

I agree, typing the final score of a quiz bowl match that appeared to be decided on the last bonus part is just too much. I request all future score reports be typed in lower case with a monospace font to ensure no offense is caused to anyone. lol I thought it was funny, I wasn't offended. Though, ...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)
Replies: 82
Views: 33535

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals (4/17/2010)

jonpin wrote:Negged! Stanford 260-225.
I love the text size changes as this thread appears on my iPhone. I totally couldn't tell who you wanted to win.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 39112

Re: CO Lit 2010

I will likely be able to moderate this (if it doesn't conflict with anything else I have to do).
by Papa's in the House
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8110

Re: General Discussion

In addition to sending Cherokees from Georgia to present-day Oklahoma on the Trail of Tears... ANSWER: Martin van Buren Except, it was van Buren who sent the Cherokee to Oklahoma from Georgia; in fact, he was the person to order Winfield Scott to carry out the move. If need be, I'll quote you the s...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8110

Re: General Discussion

(Mark assures me that his Van Buren question did not claim that VB ordered the Trail of Tears). 19. The burning of a ship that had been supplying rebels by Canadian loyalists caused this man to protest to Great Britain, to no avail. His second running mate, the grandson of a previous president, was...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8110

Re: General Discussion

Hey, Mike, just so you know:
olsb25 wrote:... any one who wants the set should PM me.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8110

Re: General Discussion

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:This assumption appears quite important if you read the Wiki article!
That's what I thought. Thanks.

[/derail (unless someone asks for me to quote from my textbook(s) on the Black-Scholes(-Merton) Model)]
by Papa's in the House
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 8110

Re: General Discussion

Well, apparently the Illinois packet was more difficult overall based on PPG/Team and TUPts/TUH at both sites (though the BPts/BHrd seemed to be less of a statistical outlier). There were the usual problems of a few repeats throughout the tournament and it seemed like there were some grammatical err...